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Accounting Services Group - Director IFRS (Non Tour)

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC


Source:
Pricewater House
Location:
Florham Park, NJ 07932
Date:
05/26/2017
2017-05-262017-06-25
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC
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PwC/LOS Overview
PwC is a network of firms committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services.

We help resolve complex issues for our clients and identify opportunities. Learn more about us at www.pwc.com/us.

At PwC, we develop leaders at all levels. The distinctive leadership framework we call the PwC Professional (http://pwc.to/pwcpro) provides our people with a road map to grow their skills and build their careers. Our approach to ongoing development shapes employees into leaders, no matter the role or job title.

Are you ready to build a career in a rapidly changing world? Developing as a PwC Professional means that you will be ready
- to create and capture opportunities to advance your career and fulfill your potential. To learn more, visit us at www.pwc.com/careers.

What will you do if you work in Assurance at PwC?
You'll ask questions and test assumptions. You'll help determine if companies are reporting information that investors and others can rely on. You'll help businesses solve complex issues faced by management and boards. You'll serve the public interest and the capital markets by conducting quality audits. Visit http://pwc.to/pwcassurance for more information on PwC's Assurance practice.

The world is quickly changing, that's why PwC is quickly adapting. We're capitalizing on trends that will impact corporate reporting.

Our focus is on globalization, technology, sustainability and environmental reporting, population shifts and regulation. We combine skills and experience to help our clients address their challenges.

Job Description
The Assurance Support group is comprised of those functions in the Firm that support audit engagement teams and audit quality efforts.

It includes:

- National Professional Services
- ASM and T, inclusive of Chief Auditor Network, Learning and Development, Aura and ATP, Risk Management, SEC Services, and Accounting Services Group;
- Audit Transformation Program, including Aura and GADM;
- Inspections; and,
- Regulatory Relations and Quality Control.

Operating under centralized leadership, these groups work collaboratively to provide timely and consistent support to engagement teams on accounting and auditing matters, helping to enhance the Firm's ability to meet greater investor expectations with the challenges of an increasingly complex business environment, and our objective of achieving sustained audit quality over the long term.

The National Professional Services Group (National) consists of five teams:

Auditing Services, Methods and Tools;
Risk Management;
SEC Services;
Accounting Services Group and
Operations.

The National Professional Service Group's mission is to support the delivery of quality Assurance services to the market by collaborating with engagement teams and other firm resources to promote high-quality financial reporting and to inform and influence key stakeholders on important issues pertaining to the accounting profession.

The Accounting Services Group (ASG) works closely with engagement teams and clients to provide advice and counsel on accounting, financial reporting, and strategic business issues. Within ASG, many professionals responsibilities span both US GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards

(IFRS) expertise. This facilitates serving the needs of engagement teams and clients in both the US and other countries. ASG is organized to ensure 1. A complete and up-to-date exchange of information among the consultants and in turn with engagement teams and clients, 2. Consistency of advice within the firm that will benefit all our clients, 3. The ability to quickly deploy experts on specific topics, as needed, to offices and client sites to work closely with and support engagement teams in resolving complex issues, and 4. Support for clients' and their subsidiaries' in evaluating the potential impact of accounting and reporting standard-setting initiatives as well as transitioning from US GAAP/local GAAP to IFRS in the US and other countries.

The ASG team, in collaboration with other National teams, also keeps partners and staff abreast of developments in accounting and financial reporting and related firm policies and positions through issuance of various publications, webcasts, training session, and other meeting forums. This team is responsible for recognizing and analyzing key issues in accounting and financial reporting that face the firm, our clients, and the profession; for developing the firm's point of view on those issues; and for communicating our findings both inside the firm and to key external audiences. In collaboration with other National teams and other areas of the firm, the ASG team looks closely not only at the technical substance of issues but also at their business and public-policy implications, and provides guidance to support our Assurance practice and our clients in understanding and communicating these views. Recognizing the heightened public-policy implications of accounting and reporting in today's capital markets and regulatory environment, the team is responsible for developing and conveying the firm's points of view to standard setters, regulators, and professional bodies. ASG leaders are called on by the media to comment on current issues and periodically give presentation as in professional, business, and academic forums.

Position/Program Requirements
Minimum Year(s) of Experience: 7


Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor's degree In Accounting or other business field of study.


Certification(s) Preferred: Certified Public Accountant
- CPA license.


Knowledge Preferred:

Demonstrates thought leader-level abilities with, and/or a proven record of success in roles related to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) that are of concern to clients, assessing the impact of such items from a business perspective, and sharing leading practices in order to provide advice and counsel.


Skills Preferred:

Demonstrates thought leader-level abilities with, and/or a proven record of success directing the support delivery of quality auditing-related services to the market, which involves the following areas:

- Demonstrating extensive ability to identify and address International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) matters,

- Leveraging technical acumen with simultaneous researching, analyzing and interpreting of accounting and financial literature, as well as developing appropriate and supportable positions on issues,

- Developing effective thought leadership initiatives such as responses to standard setters and updates of firm guidance and following accounting standard setting activities and developing related thought leadership publications;

- Presenting at, or participate in, internal and external educational forums;

- Serving as a liaison for the National office and broader market offices to drive knowledge-sharing, and

- Driving and applying core project management processes
initiation/ planning, execution/ monitoring and completion.



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