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Senior Associate Financial Services Asset Management

Job location: Los Angeles, CA
Category: Audit jobs

Line of Service: Assurance
Industry: Core Assurance
State & City: CA-Los Angeles
Travel Requirements: 21-40%
Position Type: Full Time
Auto req ID: 56334BR-0

PwC/LoS Overview:
Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading firm that services clients that include the Fortune 500, and will give you the experience and exposure you need to build your career and personal brand? If you are, then PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (www.pwc.com/us) is the firm for you. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC US) helps clients meet the challenges and opportunities of the US marketplace in the areas of assurance, tax, and advisory. We offer the advantage of being part of a global network of firms combined with detailed knowledge of local, state and US national issues. More than 180,000 people in over 158 countries across the PwC network are committed to deliver quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. People across the PwC 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.

PricewaterhouseCoopers has a global network of specialists who can help investment managers and real estate companies to turn challenges into opportunities in key areas including governance, risk management, financial reporting and business development strategies.

Our clients are many of the nation's largest:

- Mutual funds

- Common trust funds

- Limited partnerships

- Property Companies

- Real Estate Management Firms

- Alternative investments including hedge funds and private equity funds

- Pension funds, annuities and trusts

- Investment Management Industry service providers

Position/Program Requirements:
Minimum Years of Experience: 3

Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor's degree in Accounting or business related field

Certification(s) Required: CPA or has demonstrated required minimum number of hours for CPA licensure per respective state regulations

Knowledge Preferred:
Thorough knowledge of public accounting and audit practices, procedures and reporting standards.
Extensive knowledge of SEC, U.S. GAAP, U.S. GAAS, IFRS procedures and standards, the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the AICPA Audit and Accounting Guide - Investment Companies.
Thorough knowledge of first level review of basic audit reports produced by associates.

Skills Preferred:
Considerable experience implementing and providing expertise on technical standards, Investment Management and Real Estate industry knowledge and audit best practices to develop an audit strategy.



Job ID: 56334BR-0
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