Assurance – PCS – Accounting – Senior Associate


Line of Service



Not Applicable



Management Level

Senior Associate

Job Description & Summary

A career within Private Company services, will provide the opportunity to help private companies with a range of business advisory needs such as audit, tax compliance, and planning to help improve their operational efficiency and to free up time that can be spent focusing on business strategy. You’ll have the opportunity to experience the entire business life cycle of a private company from inception to growth, maturity and transition.

Our team helps our clients design and implement personal and customised service plans that are unique to privately owned entities, entrepreneurs, and high net worth individuals. You’ll be assisting the team focus on key issues like wealth management, compliance, cash flow management, equity expansion, divestiture and exit strategies.


To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.


As a Senior Associate, you’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:


Use feedback and reflection to develop self awareness, personal strengths and address development areas.
Delegate to others to provide stretch opportunities, coaching them to deliver results.
Demonstrate critical thinking and the ability to bring order to unstructured problems.
Use a broad range of tools and techniques to extract insights from current industry or sector trends.
Review your work and that of others for quality, accuracy and relevance.
Know how and when to use tools available for a given situation and can explain the reasons for this choice.
Seek and embrace opportunities which give exposure to different situations, environments and perspectives.
Use straightforward communication, in a structured way, when influencing and connecting with others.
Able to read situations and modify behavior to build quality relationships.
Uphold the firm’s code of ethics and business conduct.




Job Profile

Perform the role of Senior on accounting and other projects by performing work on key areas and assist in planning, managing, supervising, coaching and reviewing of work. Bookkeeping, preparation of financial statements, management statements, client budgets and general accounting functions for various entities including individuals/sole proprietors, trusts and companies. Assist with audits and independent reviews. Maintain sound client and team relationships.

Job Description:

Contribute to management of a portfolio of clients in respect of attest, accounting and consultation work
Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
Drafting of Financial Statements and Management Accounts
Perform general accounting functions
Budgets, cash flows and forecasts
Processing of data
Manage teams on the job
Run and manage special projects
Risk management
Monitors costs against budgets
Contribute to the development of staff
Report writing
Compliance with PwC Audit/Review Methodology
General administration
Audit on an occasional basis


Previous experience within an accounting firm and/or good understanding of the PwC Methodology and practical working experience
Competencies/ Skills:

Good analytical and communication skills
Fluent in English and Afrikaans
Computer literate – excellent knowledge of Pastel, Ms Word and Excel
Must be able to work under pressure
Ability to work independently, as part of team or in charge of team
Sound administration skills
Must have sound technical knowledge including IFRS/IFRS for SME experience
Must be able to demonstrate and apply industry knowledge
Must be able to work overtime when necessary
Display sound leadership skills
Self motivated and pay attention to detail
Must have valid driver’s license
Knowledge of Agri business will be advantage
Education(if blank, degree and/or field of study not specified)

Degrees/Field of Study required:


Degrees/Field of Study preferred:

Certifications(if blank, certifications not specified)


Desired Languages(If blank, desired languages not specified)


Travel Requirements

Up to 20%

Available for Work Visa Sponsorship?


Government Clearance Required?