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Core Assurance Senior Associate Houston

Job location: Houston, TX
Category: Accelerated Hiring jobs

Line of Service: Assurance
Industry: Core Assurance
State & City: TX-Houston
Travel Requirements: 0-20%
Position Type: Full Time
Auto req ID: 40955BR-0

PwC/LoS Overview:
Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading company that services Fortune 500 companies, and will give you the experience and exposure you need to build your career? If you are, then PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (www.pwc.com/us) is the firm for you. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC US) is well placed to help clients meet the challenges and opportunities of the US marketplace in the areas of assurance, tax, and advisory. We offer the perspective of being part of a global network of firms combined with detailed knowledge of local, state and US national issues. More than 163,000 people in 151 countries across our network share knowledge, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and deliver practical advice.

At PwC US, you will be part of a learning culture, where teamwork and collaboration are encouraged, excellence is rewarded, and diversity is respected and valued. We offer a flexible career progression model that allows for a variety of challenging opportunities throughout your career. We provide unparalleled coaching, mentoring, and career development programs; global opportunities; and state of the art technology-driven methodologies to help you provide quality service to our clients.

Our Assurance practice collaborates with clients, so that the financial information they report to the investing public and other stakeholders is clear and reliable. When we fulfill our role as Assurance professionals, by standing firm on quality and integrity, we have a direct impact on how well the world's capital market system functions.

The highly trained and educated Assurance teams go inside companies, and get to know those businesses. They ask questions, test assumptions, and provide assurance that the companies are reporting information on which investors and others can rely. Every assignment is an exciting opportunity to learn, to grow and to understand how businesses operate from all levels and perspectives.

Our Assurance professionals are constantly challenged to learn more in order to provide our clients with the highest quality services. This learning takes place through interaction on the job with colleagues and clients, formal training programs, and the insights provided by mentors and coaches. PwC is all about our people, encouraging high performance and quality. Join us and we will help you implement a successful career strategy, as you explore the many career opportunities in PwC Assurance.

Job Description:
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is the world's leading network of audit and assurance firms our clients include almost half of the Fortune 500. Our leading edge audit approach focused on quality is designed to meet the needs of private companies to large organizations. The PwC audit is underpinned by our deep industry knowledge, wide international experience and global network of skilled professionals.

As a member of our Core Audit Team, you will:
> examine financial and accounting records, other documents, and tangible items such as plant and equipment or watching certain processes or procedures being performed
> ask a range of questions from formal written questions to informal oral questions of a range of individuals at the organization
> obtain written confirmations of a certain matters; for example, asking a debtor to confirm the amount of their debt with the organization
> test some of the organization's internal controls
> make judgments on significant estimates or assumptions that management made when they prepared the financial report

Our auditors maintain independence from management and directors so that the tests and judgments are made objectively.

Globally, PwC currently has the largest audit market share (31%) of energy, utilities and mining companies included in the Financial Times 500 list. We serve over 80 public and private companies involved in extractive and utility industries. Our non-audit services and market share remain on a steady upward growth path.

The PwC Energy & Mining practice provides accounting, tax and business solutions to public and private oil, gas and mining companies involved in all sectors of these extractive industries. We are experts in four major areas:

• Corporate Accountability
• Risk Management
• Structuring and Mergers & Acquisitions
• Performance and Process Improvement

Position/Program Requirements:
Knowledge Preferred:

Considerable knowledge of public accounting audit practices and procedures. Considerable knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States (U.S. GAAP), United States Generally Accepted Accounting Standards (U.S. GAAS) and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) standards.

Thorough knowledge of first level review of basic audit work reports produced by associates.

Some knowledge of SFAS 71 and some exposure to contracts related to derivative and lease implications.

Skills Preferred:

Demonstrates thorough technical skills regarding applicable accounting and reporting standards in researching, completing and reviewing audit areas; working experience designing engagement procedures based on risk, materiality and discussions with the engagement team.

Demonstrates some knowledge of the Energy industry and has some public company exposure.

Minimum Years of Experience Necessary:

3

Minimum Degree(s) and Certification(s) Required:

BA or BS in Accounting or business related field (provided that the candidate has demonstrated the required minimum number of hours for CPA licensure per respective state regulations)

CPA exam must be passed for promotion to senior associate, licensure preferred



Job ID: 40955BR-0
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