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LA Career Forum Assurance JBN Associate Multi-Location 2018

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Line of Service:   Assurance
Job Type:   Full Time
Travel Requirements:  
Office Locations:   Chicago, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, New York
Req ID:   98077BR
Position Type:   Associate
PwC/LOS Overview
Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading firm that services Fortune 500 companies, and will give you the experience and exposure you need to build your career? If you are, then PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP ( is the firm for you. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC US) is well placed to help clients meet the challenges and opportunities of the US marketplace in the areas of assurance, tax, and advisory. We offer the perspective of being part of a global network of firms combined with detailed knowledge of local, state and US national issues. More than 169,000 people in over 158 countries across the PwC network are committed to deliver quality in assurance, tax and advisory services.

People across the PwC

network share knowledge, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and deliver practical advice.

At PwC US, you will be part of a learning culture, where teamwork and collaboration are encouraged, excellence is rewarded, and diversity is respected and valued. We offer a flexible career progression model that allows for a variety of challenging opportunities throughout your career. We provide unparalleled coaching, mentoring, and career development programs; global opportunities; and state of the art technology-driven methodologies to help you provide quality service to our clients.

Our Assurance practice collaborates with clients, so that the financial information they report to the investing public and other stakeholders is clear and reliable.

When we fulfill our role as Assurance professionals, by standing firm on quality and integrity, we have a direct impact on how well the world's capital market system functions.

The highly trained and educated Assurance teams go inside companies, and get to know those businesses.

They ask questions, test assumptions, and provide assurance that the companies are reporting information on which investors and others can rely.

Every assignment is an exciting opportunity to learn, to grow and to understand how businesses operate from all levels and perspectives.

Our Assurance professionals are constantly challenged to learn more in order to provide our clients with the highest quality services.

This learning takes place through interaction on the job with colleagues and clients, formal training programs, and the insights provided by mentors and coaches.

PwC is all about our people, encouraging high performance and quality.

Join us and we will help you implement a successful career strategy, as you explore the many career opportunities in PwC Assurance.

Job Description
PricewaterhouseCoopers' Core Assurance group organizes around industries to share the latest research and points of view on emerging industry trends, develop industry-specific performance benchmarks based upon global best practices, and share methodologies and approaches in complex areas such as financial instruments and tax provisioning. In addition, our network is available to collaborate on accounting or technical issues unique to a particular industry, especially when interpretive guidance is needed.
Members of our core assurance group provide independent assurance to clients on the financial performance of their businesses and the internal controls that govern their financial information. Our audit teams ask the tough questions and tackle the tough issues to produce financial statements that investors and the investing community can trust. Services provided include our core financial statement and internal control audits; plan audits; business and performance reporting; and social, environmental and other compliance reviews.
The Japanese Business Network (JBN)

is a group within the Private Companies Services (PCS) practice of PwC-US that provides Assurance, Tax, and Advisory services to global Japanese companies, in Japanese.

JBN provides its services within the major US cities.

We are advisors that help our clients resolve issues and expand their businesses in the US marketplace by providing financial statement audits; M&A research; tax compliance and consulting; corporate valuations; and other compliance supports. The wide range of our client bases include, but are not limited to, retailing, manufacturing, financial services and real estates. JBN professionals strive to possess knowledge of the most updated market trends and events within our own Assurance, Tax, and Advisory specialties in order to help companies solve problems as their advisors. We look for individuals who are not only knowledgeable within their fields, but also who can apply their knowledge and respond to client needs in a timely manner.

Furthermore, individuals will make the fullest possible use of their bilingual language skills, and provide clients with US professional knowledge.

Position/Program Requirements
Job Duties
-Play an integral role as a professional in PwC' core assurance services provided to clients.
-Participate in all phases of a financial statement audit and audit of internal controls, including planning, execution and completion.
-Participate in internal controls audits by inspecting control processes and determining accuracy of information and compliance with laws, regulations, and generally accepted accounting principles.
-Participate in a wide range of projects; consistently demonstrating creative thinking and individual initiative.
-Consistently demonstrate teamwork dynamics through working as a team member: understand personal and team roles; contribute to a positive working environment by building solid relationships with team members; proactively seek guidance, clarification and feedback; and, provide guidance, clarification and feedback to less experienced team members.
-Identify and address client needs: build solid relationships with clients; develop an awareness of Firm services; approach client in an organized and knowledgeable manner; deliver clear requests for information; and demonstrate flexibility in prioritizing and completing tasks.
Job Requirements:
-A solid understanding of financial accounting, managerial accounting, taxation, and financial reporting systems.

-Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and current accounting policies and procedures.
-Demonstrated ability to research and analyze pertinent client, industry, and technical matters.
-Experience demonstrating strong problem solving skills and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
-Ability to interact with various levels of client and firm management in both written and verbal form.
-Ability to self-motivate and take responsibility for personal growth and development.
-Completed Bachelor degree in Accounting (provided all of

the minimum requirements are met for CPA licensure per respective state regulations), minor in Finance and/or Master of Accountancy preferred.
-Commitment to pass CPA exam before being promoted to senior associate and thereafter obtain CPA licensure.
-Individuals must have the ability to communicate (i.e., read, write, and speak) with business fluency in Japanese and English.

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