R&Q ACS Manager

at PwC
Location Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted December 29, 2021
Category Management
Job Type Full-Time


A career in Learning and Development, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to contribute to the success of our people by developing quality and relevant learning initiatives that constantly improve the PwC experience. You’ll help us identify and source the best instructors, develop learning and performance improvement solutions across traditional and virtual classroom environments, and consult with other areas of the Firm to ensure our curriculums and initiatives support the PwC strategy.
To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

Develop new skills outside of comfort zone.
Act to resolve issues which prevent the team working effectively.
Coach others, recognise their strengths, and encourage them to take ownership of their personal development.
Analyse complex ideas or proposals and build a range of meaningful recommendations.
Use multiple sources of information including broader stakeholder views to develop solutions and recommendations.
Address sub-standard work or work that does not meet firm's/client's expectations.
Use data and insights to inform conclusions and support decision-making.
Develop a point of view on key global trends, and how they impact clients.
Manage a variety of viewpoints to build consensus and create positive outcomes for all parties.
Simplify complex messages, highlighting and summarising key points.
Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.
Job Description:

Responding to accounting technical queries for both IFRS and IFRS for SME frameworks through written reports that cover accounting opinions
Assisting with the preparation and presentation of accounting updates and training on IFRS in Western Cape - internal and external
Resolve technical IFRS and IFRS for SME queries
Completion of independent IFRS reviews
Attendance of accounting conference calls
Staying up to date with developments in both local standards and IFRS through internal research and involvement on local topic teams and market interest groups
Holding of TEE off meetings for Assurance
Liaison on technical queries with National ACS
Provide input into Quarterly Assurance R&Q meetings
Maintenance of library, ordering of publications and financial statements
Job Description; Qualification Level: CA (SA)

Experience: 0-18 months

Competencies / Skills:

Good working knowledge and understanding of IFRS
Technical research skills - being able to evaluate a situation broadly and to consider all aspects, including IFRS, JSE requirements, Companies Act and other applicable legislation
Ability to answer IFRS and IFRS for SME based enquiries and consultations with thoroughly documented technical references to the accounting standards and PwC’s Manual of Accounting
Good verbal and written communication as well as presentation skills
Ability to identify critical components of legal documents, contracts and other sources in order to establish a pertinent set of background facts that then feed into a robust technical conclusion.
Ability to work with and easily converse with, all levels of management (partners, managers and staff)
Good literacy in English with strong report writing skills
Highly computer literate with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Excel, Word and Powerpoint as well as Google Docs
Good interpersonal and relationship skills
Intellectual curiosity – ask questions, challenge, as well as apply professional scepticism
Self starter able to take responsibility and multi-task
Ability to work both as part of a team as well as independently with minimal supervision
Well organised with an analytical and methodical approach
Able to prioritise work, work efficiently and accurately under pressure
Professional individual
Pay attention to detail
Education(if blank, degree and/or field of study not specified)

Degrees/Field of Study required:
Degrees/Field of Study preferred: Diploma - Accounting
Certifications(if blank, certifications not specified)

0. Global: Chartered Accountant (CA) - Chartered Accountants (required)
Required Skills

Optional Skills

Desired Languages(If blank, desired languages not specified)


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