1. My typical day usually start from 9 or half 9 for at least 8 hours works which is flexible. Sometimes, I need to work overtime according to the project requirements.
2. From this experience, I have improved my communication skills including both written and verbal. This is really important in works and every aspect of our lives. My techinical knowledge of my job has increased throughout the work from practical experience, on-job training and co-workers.
3. Every staff including senior managers and partners are always approachable and patient to communicate as well as offering advices. It is unavoidable sometimes people have different opinions toward things, but everyone is open minded to listen and discuss with you in order to the optimal solution.
4. The hardest part for myself is the limit knowledge that I had would restrict my works to some extent as I have not learnt anything related to my position before. But on job training and co-workers always welcome to help me. At the same time, I have tried my best to learn from the book, reviewing my every work from time to time and also not scared of asking questions. Although my technical knowledge still not firm enough but I have become able to complete tasks independently and have also involved in several projects.
5. The most enjoyable part is the support that I have received from every staff. This makes me feel less pressure and become more motivated and confident to face any challenges.
优点HR team could be more organised in order to retain talents
challenging workload and international work atmosphere
The past two years’ work in Pwc has given me very valuable and beneficial work experience in Accounting, Auditing and Taxation. Meanwhile, I got to know about the business running and financial work of various companies.
Firstly, since no client companies are the same, I constantly needed to study new things about new programs and to adapt to new work environment of new client companies in order to audit its financial position and performance. Such experiences greatly improved my flexibility, problem-solving skills and multitasking skills.
Secondly, owing to the limit of audit time and resources, my work has always been full of stress and challenge, which is not easy to accomplish but could provide me the best opportunity to enhance vocational skills and to accumulate work experience.
Thirdly, as the largest accounting firm in the world, Pwc has a very international company culture and attaches great emphasis to the stuff training programs. Therefore, although I was working in China, I still need to use English as our work language in my daily work. Besides, I needed to have various vocational trainings in English every month.
From Jan to Apr 2017, I joined 8 different teams to perform auditing for 8 different companies. Every two weeks, I flied from one city to another, which made me a little bit crazy. However, it pushed me to work efficently; otherwise, I had to follow the previous job and took the new one simultaniously. Moreover, joining different teams and facing various clients helped me to develop my social skills. Usually, the hardest part of the job is how to get the essential evidence from the clients, so I am constantly improving my fast-learning and problem-solving abilities. As the saying goes, "Work hard, play hard".
During the peak season, I visited many place I have never been. Maybe in the future, I will never go there again. For me, travaling is also a good way to balance the work and life. The most importantly, I have made lots of new friends, which is the wealth working in PwC brings me.
I fostered my leadership as team leader in statutory audit of two subsidiaries of Welling Group. I delegate tasks; prioritize and manage assignments of self and others with a focus on completion within budget. Elevates issues to project.
As a team player, I enhanced my communication skills and ability to adapt to changing environment when I facing customers with different background. Within the team, I take the responsibility to coach fresher by providing candid and constructive feedback and help them develop meaningful networks. Working and sharing with excellent colleagues always bring me great inspiration and enlightenment.
During two-year experience in PwC, I have acquired lots of multitasking experience from statutory assurance for listed and unlisted companies (under HK GAAP or IFRS), advisory project and SOX 404. Most of my projects were highly rated by clients.
1) Conduct tax field audits at enterprises to ensure compliance with relevant PRC taxation laws, including examine and analyze tax returns, accounting and financial records, etc., and prepare detailed reports on tax audit findings and make recommendations to improve their tax practices and reduce tax risks;
2) Examine financial accounts, records and prepare corporate income tax returns, indirect tax returns, etc. for engaged enterprises;
3) Analyze financial statements and records from engaged enterprises and provide advices from PRC tax perspective;
4) Provide corporate structure and tax consulting for engaged enterprises, including company set-up, liquidation and relevant support from PRC tax perspective; and
5) Resolve disagreements between engaged enterprises and tax authorities when arise.
• Engaged and participated in developing a comprehensive operational finance model using the historical data and resembled foreign markets’ data to improve finance projection accuracy on the lending department.
• Assisted the Consulting department associates to develop listing strategy for the clients by analyzing the listing capital financing requirements under different standards (i.e. NASDAQ, in China’s GEM, or in China’s NEEQ).
• Researched, analyzed and presented to private traders on weekly staff meeting on the policies trend that can influence the new-born Chinese options & swap market.
• Organized weekly group studies sessions for non-business team (technicial, marketing,etc) on emerging financial market topics and trends.
Great opportunity for personal growth and learn more about various industry
As an experienced financial auditor at PwC, I have been acting as senior for almost two years and gained essential professional skills, such as time management and problem solving skills.
I am a great team player, always being passionate about collaborating with others. When everyone believed that we could not finish our IPO auditing based on the current procedures, I stood up and led the team to reconstruct our auditing procedure. I interviewed several client department heads to condense our workload and reclassify billions of financial accounts within a week, allowing us to finish on schedule and gain both respect and recognition from my co-workers.
I met a lot of interesting and kind people there, and we are still good friends even today.
Many people may think that working as an auditor mainly deals with numbers, charts, data, etc. In fact, however, in addition to these report figures, the more important part is to deal with people. To get the raw data needed, we will contact clients from different department; to make sure the figure is correct, we may consult senior staff for help; to keep the consistence of the financial report, we have to cooperate with team members who in charge of different accounts. Thus, communication skill is very important, and can be exercised a lot during the working experience.
Throughout probably three years working periods at PricewaterhouseCoopers CPA Ltd. Co. Tianjin Branch in China, I deeply experienced the whole effective working environment and perfect teamwork spirits. Through the working experience, I felt the hardest part of the auditing job is that how to complete personal parts of one project in limited period and also how to balance my timeframe around different projects at the same period. Moreover, the most enjoyable part of the job is that I can learn much technical knowledge from the other team-workers who are on the higher level in the company.
Associate, Assurance - Financial Services Practice
Acquired 7 High-Performer Grade in 9 projects’ Performance Feedback, top of 21 first-year associates in fund team
Participated in issuing financial statements and testing internal risk controls of fund management companies (e.g., Morgan Stanley Huaxin Fund Management Co., Ltd)
Grasped different investment philosophies and trading strategies by interviewing with staff of investment department and trading department
Became familiarized with overseas investment by analyzing characteristics of QDII funds’ risk-return
I am a Persoanl Assistant to a Partner, 2 Directors 3 Senior Managers, HR Manager and assist HR and Tax Team
I really enjoy my role at PwC as it is varied due to the fact I look after Partners/directors from different lines of service this incorporates me being involved in many aspects of the business, from designing client proposals to assisting with the HR processes such as Pay review,staff moderation and onboarding procedures of new staff. I am a coach to the other secretaries bringing then up to speed with word, formatting and branding documents and I feel a very valued member of staff. I enjoy working as a team to get things completed accurately and on a timely basis.
My day to day role varies considerable I am at present the P.A. to the People Partner, The Assurance Director, The Tax Director and three additional senior managers and the HR Manager including administrative and secretarial duties for the HR team and the Tax team.
This includes providing proactive diary management, with complete control of the Partner/Directors and the three managers diaries on a day to day basis, organising travel and hotels both domestic and international, including detailed itineraries when appropriate. I arrange meetings and conference calls including inviting attendees, booking rooms and catering as necessary. I enter their timesheets and expenses on a weekly basis, producing WIP reports for the Tax team on request, I assist with producing client bills and cover letters to send out to the client, and I produce the Tax Letter of Engagements. I also assist with with client powerpoin
优点The people I work with is a plus as they are a great team and its always a joy to come to work.
缺点The benefit package is not great only Managers and above get bonuses and no health cover
It seems that whoever is in charge of procuring clients for PwC's market research division is unable to do so effectively. For this reason, you can be sent home with no notice at any time despite doing a good job. A recent project finished in December and workers were told to be available for a new one in Mid-January, this new project has now been pushed back with no new start date and January is looking very unlikely. Communication is terrible. Often workers will have to email or call several times and still not receive a straight answer regarding their shifts or status with PwC. Workers are breadcrumbed by management, told that something will be starting 'soon' so that they will stay with PwC. Workers are not valued because we are temps and it's perceived that there will always be temp workers available, so loyalty is not rewarded. Similarly, productivity is not rewarded. When workers do a good job on a project, delivering it within budget and ahead of time, their reward is to be sent home. Meaning that by working effectively, you are essentially putting yourself out of work! Some workplaces offer their staff bonuses for good performance, or perhaps some free pizza or just a well done, but not PwC. Unlike other departments at PwC, this role is minimum wage and when there is no project on workers are not paid. It's not clear why this department of PwC is managed so differently from others. Management does not take constructive feedback well, often taking it personally and ov
Main responsibilities including, but not limited to:
1) Performing audits of financial statements and conducting financial reporting
2) Meeting with companies’ management and chief accountants to corroborate evidence regarding financials, internal controls and significant business cycles
3) Sharing knowledge among colleagues and ensuring team is up-to-date with latest developments in the fieldwork
3) Managing audits for several clients and delegating responsibility to junior staff members.
Every day brought new challenge as I used to work on several audit engagements simultaneously. Typical working day required me to go to clients' premises and meet accounting representatives and those charged with governance in order to conduct various audit procedures. As a part of audit procedures, I asked probing questions regarding financial accounting and internal processes within the audited companies.
Work experience in auditing allowed me to acquire immense accounting/auditing skills, which are of paramount importance for my further career in diverse finance industry. Career in PwC was a great opportunity for me to engage and collaborate with so many different people from different lines of service. In addition, the work experience strengthened my teamwork, communication and influencing skills that are of significant importance in financial sector. “Putting myself in clients’ shoes”, was one of utmost valued behaviours within the firm that helped me to build strong relat
En typisk arbetsdag under högsäsong så kommer jag till jobbet runt 8, kollar mina mejl och sätter mig i en taxi och åker ut till den kund som vi ska arbeta med under dagen tillsammans med mitt team. Vi kommer ut till kund och har ett par planerade möten under dagen och resterande tid så reviderar vi färdiga bokslut där olika delar är fördelade efter tidsåtgång och erfarenhet inom teamen. Andra pågående uppdrag vilar inte utan man bollar ofta flera projekt samtidigt, både externt och internt under dagen. Strax innan 17 så åker vi tillbaka till kontoret. Läser mejl igen, löser det som går att göra via mejl eller bokar upp nya möten med klienter samt arbetar ikapp det som inte hunnits med under dagen.
Jag har lärt mig otroligt mycket och som revisor så slutar man aldrig lära sig. Projektledning är något som man snabbt kommer in i och på PwC så har man högt till tak, öppna dörrar och en teamanda som jag inte haft på någon annan arbetsplats tidigare. Allt är upp till dig.. Vill du och kan du jobba mycket så får du det, behöver du gå tidigt så är det också ok i de flesta situationer så länge som du tar ansvar för ditt arbete.
Säsongen som revisor är väldigt varierande, på PwC har du komp timme för timme vilket inte alla revisionsfirmor har. Detta har lett till att jag jobbat 40-80 timmar/v under högsäsong och sen tagit ut 8-10 veckor ledigt under ett år.
Intresset från rekryterare är stort och att ta nästa steg mot controlling redan efter några år är inte ovanligt. Är d
优点Flera bra förmåner inom allt från träning till städhjälp. 35h arbetsvecka på sommaren, kompledigt för övertid utan gräns (eller pengar)
缺点Dåligt med resande, dragit in på massage (dock går detta under sjukförsäkringen)
I worked for PwC for more than a decade, so there were enough positives to keep me there, however, there is one significant flaw in the firm that can affect anyone at any time. Promotions to management grades tend to be made on the strength of length of tenure, technical knowledge and/ or networking, and not on management skills. Consequently there are often issues with decisions made by people who are not skilled in managing people and teams. You can be lucky to get a manager who has the skills or you may be unlucky. The most obvious sign that all is not well is PwC's decision to split the roles of Line Manager and People Manager, a role that is normally done by one job holder in companies where management skills are much stronger. Because this has been a long term issue, many of the most senior people are under-skilled and perpetuate the situation by hiring and promoting more people with poor management skills. The consequences are many and varied examples being- people competing instead of working as a team, being defensive and indecisive and decision-making lacking objectivity and adequate preliminary information gathering. This causes significant additional costs to the firm.
The practical implementation and maintenance of the firm's stated culture, that is in theory very good but in practice suffers from the same issues. When tested, senior people rather than juniors tend to fall short of standards.
Having said that, if you are lucky to get a good line manager,
优点High profile clients, client facing work, the name PwC, the firm's reputation.
缺点Poor management; Ponderous costly internal firms services, Competitive culture, poor out of date systems.
Easily the worst collections department I have ever worked in
I worked at the Southampton Office in the collections team, taken on a ‘Temp-Perm’ contract. Friends in the sector had warned me about the collections department at PWC and said how ruthless it is - but I thought it couldn’t be that bad. The week I started I was given ‘training’ by a permanent member of staff who did very little other than look on Facebook all day. Temporary or temp - perm members of staff was treated terribly. I had to take my laptop home to work on the collections I hadent managed to get through in the day but despite being with an agency - PwC expected you to do the extra time for free! I raised a concern about invoices not being received by alot of clients but was shot down by one of the team leaders and the collections manager and told it was my fault for not asking the client why the invoice hadent be received! There was a ‘Cull’ of temp staff monthly where out of the blue on a Friday afternoon they were taken out of the office one by one and told not to come back on Monday.. They deceived temp - perm staff into thinking there was a job vacancy after you finished your temp contract when in fact they get rid of you before you have any rights as an employee. At one point a gentleman took a day off holiday and was called and told not to come back - they wouldnt give him a reason why so he came to the office and sat in reception and said he wouldnt move until someone explained to him what their reasons for getting rid of him were - but the collectio
优点Blue chip company on your CV
缺点Bad management, bad ethics, bullying and bad pay
Great teams to work with, comfortable workplace, but with heavy workload
Risk Assurance-BI Developer
A typical day at work:
Most of the time--Arrive at client's office at their time of starting a day's work (and unfortunately, some clients' companies are far....). Communicate with clients in the morning or afternoon, and implement the BI application according to the discussed requirements. Go to the client's canteen or cafe nearby for food. Report to senior manager at the end of the day. End work and go back home when the client is about to shut their office's door.
Sometimes--Arrive at PwC's office at 10 a.m. Look for a seat maybe if new employees come and occupy the tables. Design and make demos and documents for the next bid, or implement tools for internal use. Report to the senior manager at the end of the day. A lot of the times, literally, about 10 p.m or 11 p.m....Because the workload is heavy and they have strict limitations about how many employees they can hire.
What to learned? To deal with priorities under heavy workload, and to communicate with all kinds of clients.
Management? I think it depends. I was luck to be in teams with an easy-going senior manager. And he always stays with the team if they need to work overtime, which actually happens a lot....But I've also seen other managers with a big temper that loves to shout at their associates all the time.
The company has a full set of internal IT systems for all kinds of activities related to communications and management.
Workplace culture: Generally about doing ou
优点Free food and taxi for some overtime. Free fruit every Wednesday.
There is a lot about the firm that is great. It is a great culture that values collaboration (below the partner level), that truly values diversity of its employees, and that is very collegial. The Advisory business has grown significantly over the past 5 years since reconstituting a consulting arm with the acquisition of BearingPoint, followed by other large acquisitions of PRTM, Diamond and most recently Booz & Company (Strategy& - which is, actually, a dumb name for a company that garners eye rolls and open chuckling among the staff). The firm has also made smaller tuck in acquisitions as well to fill in small, but important strategic capabilities such as Ants Eye View (for social marketing, social media strategy, and social listening), and BGT (for digital marketing agency work). It is a place where you can build a great career if you can deliver great work, excel at networking across the firm, and can build partner support. Exceptional employees are the "average" here, so if you aren't knocking it out of the park all the time then you can expect to only be rated in the middle of the pack, and receive nominal raises and performance bonuses. It has a strong brand in the market. The firm's latest brand health index rated it at the top of the other "big 4" firms (Deloitte, KPMG, and EY) as well as other non-audit/tax firms like Accenture. The Strategy& acquisition added significant strategy consulting capability to position PwC to compete with the likes of BCG, Bain & McKenz
I highly stressful work environment with limited oversight and a lot of responsibilities towards the succes of the bussiness.
A typical day would include the following:
Reviewing junior staffs' work files, coaching junior and other senior staff, budgeting projects, managing client resources and arranging audit projects. Performing timesheet reviews, approving budgets and expenses and managing staff bookings. Communicating deadlines with clients and report to the Directors of the company (as I report directly to the Director) on a daily basis. Review accounting records and auditt files and compiling audit files and financial statements to report to management and following up on exceptions and crisis management.
I believe I contributed to management by showing the importance of appreciating staff and being involved in the development and coaching of junior staff.
My co-workers are very experienced and is fun to work with. In the profession it is difficult to afford time for social events and social discussions, as we all have to work 90% + productive and we all have extremely high productive work days to finish our duties.
The hardest part of the job is time management, always working late and not being able to obtain leave as client commitments are to important.
The most enjoyable part for me is the part where you develop younger article clerks, coaching and developing them to growth into qualified CA's. The interaction with clients and the fun of sharing your technical knowledge with other, e.g clients, staff, directors and other charged with governance.
The company I work for is e
优点Exposure to various industries, Excellent technical support structure available, Excellent client profile exposure
缺点Long work Hours, Difficult to plan & obtain leave, Overbooked Schedules, Poor Reward System vs Responsibilty
• Actively involved in different stages of Project Life Cycle
• Participated in gathering Business Requirements and System Specifications
• Designed and Developed Database Objects like Tables, Stored Procedures, Triggers, Rules, Defaults, user defined data types and functions for this project.
• Maintained databases, performed software installations and monitored Database Performance.
• Thorough understanding of physical database design for constraints and data types for figuring out the sequence for modification (insert, update, delete) of data in various tables.
• Managing Logins, Users, Roles and User permissions
• Tested OLAP cubes for all business conditions
• Tested Complex ETL Mappings and Sessions based on business user requirements and business rules to load data from source flat files and RDBMS tables to target tables.
• Created the test environment for Staging area, loading the Staging area with data from multiple sources.
• Created Views for specific columns on a table to maintain privacy of a customer data
• Created Indexes to get the high level performance
• Performing the ETL operations to support the incremental, historical data loads and transformations using SSIS
• Maintained databases, performed software installations and upgrades, monitored Database Performance.
• Responsible for gathering Business Requirements and System Specification from users
• Designed numerous ad-hoc and custom reports using SQL Reporting Services
• Created various T