Delivering audits of the highest quality is core to our purpose. With a focus on quality the firm is investing heavily in new technology to drive continuous improvement in the capabilities and effectiveness of our audits along with all our other businesses.
The commitment to quality is core to our assurance strategy, the focus of which is to strengthen trust and transparency in our clients, the capital markets and wider society.
Learn more about PwC’s approach to delivering high-quality audit services across our network.
Our External Audit professionals independently test companies’ reporting to stakeholders on the financial position and performance of their business and on the internal control over systems and processes that govern and produce their financial information. We work closely with public and private companies, help solve complex business issues and provide reliable financial reporting. We combine deep technical skills and sector experience to help our clients address the challenges of a rapidly changing environment and strengthen their businesses.
Emerging technologies have revolutionized many aspects of business, and the audit is no different.
PwC’s Risk Assurance teams are pioneers at the forefront of business evolution, helping companies transform how they perceive, manage and capitalize on risk. Our professionals help companies see risk holistically so they can plan, forecast and make informed decisions that keep their business on track. We bring together knowledge and experience in technology, finance, business processes, and regulations to help companies determine effective risk management solutions to meet their strategic business goals and provide confidences that risks are being anticipated, understood and managed strategically.
Assurance Speciality Practices
Actuarial Services (AS)
The 1,100 professionals on PwC's global actuarial services team help clients act decisively on their most important issues. Our team apply risk and analytical skills to turn complex data into the predictive insights that inform practical business solutions. PwC's life actuarial services team provides a comprehensive range of commercially-focused services and solutions to all types of life and annuity insurers and reinsurers. Our AS professionals work closely with our advisory, risk assurance, regulatory, accounting, transaction services, tax, and corporate finance specialists to provide clients with integrated solutions to the issues they face.
Assurance Innovation & Technology
Our Assurance Innovation group is developing capabilities leveraging the latest in Open Source technologies to automate and accelerate our client engagements across the PwC enterprise. Our professionals are focused on incorporating the latest in machine learning, Big Data, NoSQL, cutting edge development languages, and advanced data processing techniques to include structured and unstructured information in a loosely coupled ecosystem delivering a technology platform that positions PwC for the future.
Business Advisory Services (BAS) - Financial Markets
Our Financial Markets Professionals are a group of subjects matter specialists who provide insights into developments in the capital, credit derivatives and real estate market. We collaborate with investors, service providers, and issuers and areas of expertise include consumer and corporate credit, investment banking, transaction structures, investor reporting, technology, real estate asset monitoring and management, reorganization and insolvency, forensic accounting, and hospitality and leisure services. Our team assists capital markets in transaction issuance and reporting, and we provide services enhancing second and third line of defense governance activities for financial products.
Capital Markets & Accounting Advisory Services (CMAAS)
Whether a company is contemplating growth, a need for additional capital (IPO or otherwise), a strategic divestiture, or experienced stress or accounting change, PwC’s CMAAS professionals support our clients in moments of exceptional change. The complexities of transformative events demand specialist accounting and financial reporting acument and skills to help anticipate and resolve issues before they impact value.
Consumer Financial Group (CFG)
PwC’s CFG is a proven thought leader on complex consumer finance issues. CFG clients are bank and consumer finance companies that extend various types of financing, such as mortgage, home equity, credit card, educational and automobile to consumers. Leveraging in-depth industry knowledge our CFG team assists our clients by proactively identifying and resolving a wide range of potential issues before they impact their business.
MIDA – Market Information and Data Analytics Practice
Our MIDA team of consists of business analysts and software developers who create technology solutions to complex problems involving the analysis, evaluation and testing of client data in such areas as securities price testing, custodial reconciliation, corporate action reporting and other specialty areas.
Our Valuation professionals help clients solve complex issues in the areas of financial report, tax reporting and value consulting. Whether it’s assisting a client to understand the value of strategic alternatives, or helping them estimate the value of their business, asset or financial instrument, the advice we provide enables clients to understand the implications of value across their business.