Auditors check companies' accounts and give assurance to stockholders that the financial statements are true and correct. PwC is hired by large local and international businesses to perform audits and provide other advisory services.
Your career as an auditor starts in August or September, when you and other new joiners begin an intensive training programme, in which you learn about our company and your new job. Our training programmes for new joiners include Statutory Accounting courses, audit courses and also the first part of the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants). Go Audit is a PwC specific training which offers the latest in computer-based interactive education, combined with hands-on experience working in an audit simulation. Go Audit consists of seven components and uses state-of-the-art learning methods, including e-learning, action learning, classroom-based coaching, and simulation. The training provides you the flexibility to learn at your own pace.
Following your induction training, you will be assigned to an audit team, where you will work as an Assistant. The senior members of the team will be there to mentor you in your new role. As you gain more experience, you will be given more responsibility within the team.
Each year, you undergo a performance review to determine whether you are ready to advance to the next level. If you have done a good job in your years of Assistant, you will be promoted to Senior, where you will assume wider responsibility for audit work, client projects, and the learning and development of the junior staff who report to you.
As an Assistant Manager, you are given responsibility for small client jobs, parts of complex projects, project teams and/or professional client handling. As a Manager, you will build on your previous experience and assume even greater responsibility for your own client portfolio, or industry or product specialisation. As a Senior Manager, you will be put in charge of large teams of colleagues. Strong Senior Managers or Directors are invited by the firm to become Partners and share responsibility for the firm's global operations.
In order to advance your career, you will be responsible for developing your skills. PwC auditors are expected to obtain their ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) qualification and pass Romanian statutory auditor examinations.
We offer courses to help you prepare for these accounting qualifications. We have also developed a rich training programme in audit methodology, accounting, tax, and other fields of study, as well as industry-specific training (eg. Industry Training Days). In addition, we offer training courses and coaching to help you develop your management skills.
If you enjoy teaching, you may wish to become a training specialist in your area of interest.
When you have completed your international accounting qualifications (ACCA), you may decide to work abroad in order to further develop your skills.
International assignments are key to serving multinational clients and sharing knowledge with our colleagues around the world. Secondments may be client focused, meaning that you go to work for one or several of your main clients, or industry/product focused, in which case you would go to deepen your industry or product knowledge. Secondments normally last two years or more, but you could be sent on a short-term assignment depending on client needs.