Audit Associate at PwC

Start Date:
2013
Location:
Uxbridge
Programme Type:
Sponsored Degree Programme
Salary:
Review Date:

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Review Score

7.2/10

1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:

8/10

I was an audit associate, assisting the rest of the audit team to complete year and stats audits for my clients. Daily tasks involved liaising with the clients finance teams and asking them for various deliverable's in order for me to complete my allocated areas of the audit testing. The areas that I was generally assigned to on most of my clients were Cash, PPE, OpEx, Cost of Sales, Equity and Accounts Payable.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?

7/10

I have gained skills in Excel by using pivot tables/VLOOKUP's etc. I have become a lot more confident to talk to senior people within the firm and at my clients which helps to establish relationships and establish a good rapport with them. This helps PwC as the clients will begin to put trust in me.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

7/10

The work I carried out was useful as it helped to put the knowledge that I gained from university into practice. The office culture was great - the teams I worked on were generally quite sociable which made the days more exciting.

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4. How valued do you feel by PwC?

7/10

I was surprised with the amount of responsibility I was given considering this was my first placement. I received a lot of appreciation from most of my in-charges which is a good confidence booster for myself.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

9/10

This programme is extremely structured because the modules are split over each year in a way where they build on what you learn in the previous year. The lecturers are extremely approachable and helpful outside the classroom, thus they are very supportive and understanding.

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?

8/10

Our training provider is our university. The lecturers are extremely approachable and helpful outside the classroom, thus they are very supportive and understanding.

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?

6/10

Everyone in the office is assigned a people manager and a buddy and they are always welcome for a chat or a phone call regarding any issues at any time of day. They are usually quite helpful if a problem arises which requires their assistance.

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7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?

7/10

The salary which we earn over the three month placement helps to ease our living costs at university; and by the end of the degree, it would have helped to offset a significant proportion of our tuition fees.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

6/10

The office that I worked in had a few sociable/sporting events occuring each week e.g. inter-office football and after-work meals/drinks. The firm is also very charitable and they regularly partake in charity events to help raise money.

9a. Would you recommend PwC to a friend? *

Yes

9b. Why? *

It is the largest accountancy firm in the world and therefore it has a huge brand recognition within the business industry. PwC is constantly ranked as Number 1 on the Times Top 100 UK employers

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to PwC? *

Ensure that you carry out thorough research into the field you want to work in within PwC e.g. audit/tax/consulting. The interviews are competency based, so ensure that you are prepared to give a couple real life examples of any competency based questions that you're asked

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