Seattle Audit Senior Associate
Line of Service: Assurance
State & City: WA-Seattle
Travel Requirements: 21-40%
Position Type: Full Time
Auto req ID: 39486BR-0
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 169,000 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 fulfil 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.
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 Technology Practice provides industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services for public and private clients. More than 120,000 people in 144 countries connect their thinking, experience and solutions to build public trust and enhance value for clients and their stakeholders. Our industries â€” semiconductors, software, life sciences, computers and networking and the investors that fuel them â€” profoundly influence our lives.
Some of the challenges the PwC Technology Practice addresses are:
â€¢ Convergence and Consolidation
â€¢ Efficiently Raising and Spending Venture Capital
â€¢ Going Public and Managing Financial Market Expectations
â€¢ Maximizing the Value of Intellectual Property
â€¢ Outsourcing and Offshoring
â€¢ Redirecting Growth in the Global Economy
â€¢ Revenue Recognition
â€¢ Beating the Competition for Knowledge Workers
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.
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 issues facing the Technology industry such as: business combinations, complex capital structures, stock based compensation, multiple element revenue recognition, and variable interest entities.
Minimum Years of Experience Necessary:
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: 39486BR-0