Assurance Senior Associate Insurance (Montpelier)
PwC - Montpelier, VT

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Line of Service: Assurance
Industry: Core Assurance
State & City: VT-Montpelier
Travel Requirements: 0-20%
Position Type: Full Time
Auto req ID: 31729BR-0

PwC/LoS Overview:
Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading firm 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 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 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.

As the leading auditor of insurance companies in the U.S., PwC has extensive knowledge of the issues, trends and challenges that insurers face and our dedicated insurance professionals work to help organizations manage risk and improve performance. Our ability to provide assistance across a complete range of insurance company activities broadly includes: GAAP and SEC accounting and reporting, statutory accounting principles and their application, regulatory and compliance solutions, merger & acquisitions, international financial reporting standards, actuarial-related audit and consulting services and insurance tax-related services.

Our major insurance markets include New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Milwaukee, and Los Angeles.

Our U.S. Insurance Practice consists of:
• 625 assurance professionals, including 61 partners and 175 managers.
• 85 tax professionals, including 13 principals and 30 managers.
• 15 insurance regulatory specialists.
• 100 credentialed life, health and non-life actuaries, including eleven principals.

The depth and breadth of our insurance industry client base ensures that PwC has the resources we need to effectively serve our clients. We have a pool of talented professionals who know and understand the issues, challenges and problems that insurers face, and can address their current and future issues and strategies.

Position/Program Requirements: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.

Proven experience advising Insurance clients on technical accounting and general business issues. It will be expected that you are able to share, relate and communicate technical and business knowledge across clients without violating client confidentiality.

Skills Preferred:
Thorough experience implementing and providing expertise on technical standards, Insurance industry knowledge and audit best practices to develop an audit strategy.

Thorough experience identifying and addressing client needs: building, maintaining, and utilizing networks of client relationships and community involvement; communicating value propositions; managing resource requirements, project workflow, budgets, billing, and collection; and, as well as preparing or coordinating complex written and verbal materials

Thorough experience as a team leader: supervising teams to create an atmosphere of trust; seeking diverse views to encourage improvement and innovation: and, coaching staff including providing timely meaningful written and verbal feedback

Minimum Years of Experience Necessary:
5

Minimum Degree(s) and Certification(s) Required:
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related field

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or equivalent required

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