PwC

School Leaver, Accounting Technician, Operate, Belfast, Autumn 2023

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Our purpose, vision and values are what connects the more than 284,000+ people across the PwC global network of firms and helps distinguish us in the marketplace and with our clients.If you join us, you can help organizations meet the challenges and opportunities of the US marketplace in the areas of audit, tax, consulting and products and technology.

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Operate is the fastest-growing area of our business and supports the delivery of a range of client programmes across a variety of regulated market sectors. We deliver our client work from a range of locations, providing our clients with cost-effective delivery, access to subject matter expertise and operational excellence disciplines. We work with everyone from banks and insurers to oil and gas companies, pharmaceutical businesses, telecommunications companies and local governments. Operate delivers large operational and managed service solutions in one place. It’s aimed at supporting clients with regulatory, risk and compliance requirements.

We bring together regulatory insight from our subject matter experts from across the firm, and combine that with highly skilled operational staff and innovative technology, to solve these complex operational problems.

We drive an exceptional employee experience that’s “people-focused”. Our supported team structures, working patterns and technology, create an operating model and workforce that’s fit for the future.


Finance Solutions

Our Finance Managed Services team is a team of finance professionals who run the finance functions of our client’s businesses. We partner with our clients bringing our best practice and technology, to help minimise the burden on their organisation. Our team of qualified and trainee accountants at all grades is based in Belfast, and we work with a range of UK and global clients, across various industries, providing essential functions, supporting systems and processes and generating the business’ accounts and reports.

Programme

A position on our School and College Leaver programme is one of the best ways to kickstart your career with PwC. All of our School and College Leaver programmes are designed to help you develop your business skills through real client work, while also completing formal training and studying towards qualifications to give you a head start in your career. PwC will provide you with support all the way. You’ll earn a competitive salary, benefit from our excellent support networks and have the opportunity to continually progress your career. Just like our graduate joiners, you’ll work on varied and challenging client and internal projects, which make a real difference to the world of business. You’ll be coached by our people, who are experts in their field, and at the same time, thanks to our study support, you won’t need to worry about paying for course and exam fees, textbooks or revision materials.

What you’ll do

Life in Operate is fast-paced and client-focused. It is also highly rewarding, giving you the chance to work with some of the biggest global brands and develop yourself through our unique skills academy. If you’re a natural problem solver, capable of using your judgement to help our clients stay on the right side of regulation.

Initially, your role will involve running the various elements of the client’s accounting functions and supporting the production of interactive monthly Management Information packs. You will be trained in accounting principles and software, and get hands-on experience of how this relates to a business’s finance functions. As you develop, you will take on more responsibility, get to interact with clients, and coach new team members. You could be working on a portfolio of medium sized businesses, or be dedicated to one client, and there is the opportunity to get a variety of experience.

What you’ll gain

You’ll develop technical and business skills through studying towards the Accounting Technician qualification from Accounting Technicians Ireland (ATI) with Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI). Through this you’ll develop a formal understanding of business and develop finance, accounting and taxation. Along the way, you’ll also learn through doing, building your communication, relationships, project management and personal skills.

If you successfully complete the Accounting Technician qualification, you will have the opportunity to progress to complete the full Chartered Accountancy qualification (with Chartered Accountants Ireland).

What you’ll need

Minimum requirements are 112 UCAS tariff from up to three full A-Levels or equivalent (not including General Studies or Critical Thinking), and a Grade C or 4 or above in GCSE (or equivalent) English Language and Mathematics.

Exams must have been taken in the same sitting and resits are accepted only where modules or papers have been retaken in the same academic year. If you have any extenuating circumstances related to your exam marks or the sequencing of your exams, please declare this on your application and this will be considered as we review your application.


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Do you need a work permit?
Please take some time to confirm your eligibility for the role. We welcome applications from all candidates but there are restrictions to some areas of our business and some points you should note on our website.

Please note that PwC is unable to sponsor any candidates for some roles as the Home Office’s eligibility criteria will not be satisfied. For a list of these roles, please review the ‘Important information’ section of the work permit page on our website.

The Deal
We want all of our people to feel empowered to be the best that they can be, which is why we have ‘The Deal’.

Find out more about our firmwide Employee Value Proposition: https://www.pwc.co.uk/careers/about-us/the-new-deal.html

Diversity
Valuing Difference. Driving Inclusion

We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool because creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business, enabling us to solve important problems and deliver value to our clients. We encourage an inclusive culture where people can be themselves, are valued for their strengths and are empowered to be the best they can be. As an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we also support different ways of working offering flexible working arrangements. Learn more here about our work to support an inclusive culture.

If you require alternative methods of application or screening, you must approach PwC directly to request this, as we're not responsible for the employer's application process.

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