Current opportunities for professionals

As an experienced professional with many years of experience PwC will expose you to a world of new opportunities which will take your career to the next level.

As an experienced professional with many years of experience there are several exciting opportunities within the PwC family. Whether you are in the advisory, assurance or tax field we have lots of exciting opportunities for you to grow your career.

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By pursuing a career in this area, you will be providing clients with solutions to help their businesses perform more effectively. Through careful consultation you will come to understand their needs and in turn develop tailor-made financial planning and business process solutions. Primarily your work will aim to enhance business performance by:

  • Creating, acquiring or financing businesses and incorporating them into current operations
  • Improving managerial performance and business control
  • Dealing with crisis aspects
  • Restructuring and achieving value

The following are the specialist areas in advisory that you could work in, together with an outline of what we look for:

Business Process Improvement

Our Process Improvement analysts analyse and improve our clients’ complex business processes to improve effectiveness, governance and financial performance.

If you have an Industrial Engineering, B Com or equivalent qualification (provided that a Certificate in Management Services or work study has been completed) with at least three years’ experience in a process improvement role, then a career in Business Process Improvement is for you!

Finance Function Improvement

Our financial professionals assist multinational and local clients to transform their finance functions to become aligned and integrated in line with world-class standards. 

If you possess a CA, B Com Accounting or CIMA Qualification with an appropriate post-graduate qualification and have 2 - 4 years related experience in the Financial Services, Manufacturing or Public Sector (central, provincial and local, and utilities) sector experience, then a career in this area might be for you!

Technology Advisory Services

Our Technology Advisory Services business supports organisations in the cost-effective, controlled, secure, aligned and efficient application of ICT. We provide several solutions in the areas of IT governance, IT projects, security and identity management, application integration, IT cost and value management, IT alignment, and IT asset management.

If this sounds like the area you’d like to work in, you need a graduate qualification in IT e.g.: BSc, B Com (IT) coupled with related experience in a consulting role.

Deals

We provide comprehensive commercial, financial, economic and strategic advice, aimed at helping businesses with growth opportunities and during crisis situations. Our reputation for excellence is backed up by our strong relationships and independent outlook. We’re a leading corporate advisor in South Africa, advising on both local and cross-border deals. You’ll have the opportunity to advise clients on a wide range of issues, such as restructuring, raising capital, valuation and strategic advice, managing assets, and acquisitions support.  

You’ll need a BCom Honours in Business Finance, Investment Management, Accounting, Economics, Econometrics or Financial Management.

 

Forensics

A professional and independent approach is needed when it comes to fraud, corruption and other economic crime. We combine our forensic accounting and investigative skills to make well-informed decisions for our clients, both in the boardroom and in the courtroom. Our broad range of specialist forensic services includes corporate intelligence, investigations and forensic technology services. If you have a background in forensic investigations or forensic technology services, a career in Forensics might be for you.

Consulting

We optimise our clients’ operations and leverage their people talents through our work as management consultants. We also innovate, grow the business, and reduce costs for our clients. The solutions we create are always sustainable and tackle the complex business and societal issues are clients face. Strong relationships and trust enable us to to leverage our experience across multiple industries.

Technology

PwC helps organisations to develop practical and affordable solutions to their technology and data strategy challenges. Our comprehensive suite covers consulting, managed services, data, digital, cyber and Microsoft ERP. We empower the CIO’s office to respond effectively to the changing environment, advising on the correct skills, structures, project management, service level agreements and reporting. You’ll have the opportunity to work on multiple areas within technology. If you have the relevant qualifications and background, this could be for you.
 

As one of the world’s leading audit and assurance firms, PwC audits many of the world’s best-known companies. Companies which include many of the top-performers on the JSE as well as thousands of other large, medium-sized and small organisations.

Our Assurance division provides audits to clients on their financial performance and operations, in addition to helping them improve their external financial reporting and adoption of new regulatory requirements. We also offer accounting and regulatory advice, as well as attest and attest-related services.

The following are the specialist industries within Assurance that you could work in:

Consumer and Industrial Products and Services (CIPS)

Our global CIPS practice focuses on the companies and related suppliers within the automotive, retail, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, industrial products, transport and logistics and higher education sectors.

Private Company Services (PCS)

PCS focuses on a segment of our market that falls between highly regulated companies and SMEs. We are involved in all aspects of their business and become a Trusted Business Advisor throughout their respective business lifecycles.

The Global Mining Industry

PwC works with the majority of mining explorers, producers and related service providers. We audit 8 of the 10 top international mining companies. With a number of our major multinational, South African, mining companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange, the South African Mining Group is involved in controlling large multinational assignments and deals with foreign stock exchange requirements / filings and interaction with the PwC Global Capital Markets Group based in London and New York.

Our Financial Services Industry Group

PwC provides services to some of the biggest players in the economy. We provide services to three of the top four South African banks, the majority of the insurance companies, and most of the top asset managers. In addition PwC publishes much sought-after annual industry surveys. Our financial services professionals have in-depth knowledge of the various sectors of the financial services industry.

Technology, Information Communication, Entertainment & Media, Hospitality, Gaming and Leisure (TICE) 

TICE holds the unparalleled position as leading provider of services to TICE companies in South Africa and around the world. TICE has a unique perspective on the most compelling industry issues, as well as extensive experience in developing and implementing strategies to anticipate and overcome industry change. Our services include financial statement audits, accounting and business advisory services, risk and control reviews, computer systems assurance and compilation as well as attest services.

In any business, support services are vital in ensuring that all operations are supported internally. Our internal firm services provide the firm with the necessary training, knowledge and tools necessary to deal with daily business requirements.

Our support services are as follows:
 

Finance

A vital function in any business, providing high-quality financial information to all stakeholders, whilst formulating tasks and decisions related to the financial resources of the firm.

Human Capital

Dealing with human capital issues such as recruitment, talent management, performance management, employee engagement, human capital policy and procedure, and employee assistance programmes, the role of Human Capital is to provide ongoing support, advice and best practice solutions relating to the management of people, to all of our offices and lines of service.

Learning and Development

The distinctive development options offered by PwC’s Business School range from topics such as coaching, personal mastery and leadership, to negotiation skills and industry knowledge.

One Technology

This area of expertise provides a range of IT support, including desktop support; remote access services; distributed infrastructure services; application hosting services; helpdesk services; WAN services; Internet/Intranet services; development of new, enhanced or replacement business applications; application maintenance and supply services; project management services; user training; and support of the firm’s lines of service, IT products and business tools.

 

 

Clients and Markets Development

Supports the business in generating revenue through integrated and strategic marketing and communications support, proposal and bid support, priority account support, brand and corporate identity, communications, media relations, digital and social media, language services, advertising, sponsorships, and also has a professional design studio.

Technical

Responsible for distributing high quality, consistent information on accounting and auditing standards by maintaining databases, conducting internal and external training on accounting, preparing publications, solving individual accounting and auditing technical issues and interacting with professional bodies.

Library and Information Centre

Manages and provides information and news vital for business operations, for example, company info concerning share prices, financials, brokers’ reports, client and industry research, business guides, legal matters affecting business and a host of industry-related research material.
 

Taxation is one of the biggest cost items in any business, yet is one of the most manageable. Using state-of-the-art methodologies and technology, coupled with specialist skills, our national team of advisors can assist clients to control and minimise their tax burden by providing innovative and practical tax business solutions.

Within our Tax & Legal practice, you have a choice of a wide range of options, depending on where your interests lie and the specialist field in which you wish to build your professional career. Below is an outline of the areas of specialisation:

Corporate and international tax

This division offers exciting career opportunities for individuals with a keen interest in building their expertise in the corporate and international tax arenas. With taxation legislation becoming increasingly sophisticated and specialised, our clients expect pertinent and expert taxation advice. This includes understanding commercial issues specific to their industry and business, and applying the appropriate principles of taxation. To accommodate this business environment, corporate and international tax is organised into various industry streams, complemented by tax technical experts. Certain service lines operate across the industry streams, providing services such as cross-border transactions, transfer pricing, and mergers and acquisitions.

Indirect Tax

Encompassing VAT, customs and excise duties, indirect tax is an increasingly complex area; every transaction in a business may be affected. Our team advises corporate clients on local and cross-border issues, utilising our global expertise and networks.

Human Resource Services

Working with clients who aim to make their people a sustainable source of competitive advantage, we have an established practice delivering solutions to people-related issues, including personal tax, employee benefit services, human resources consulting and expatriate tax services

Transfer Pricing

We ensure that the transfer pricing policies we develop are always defensible, practical and consistent with the client’s business strategy. We cover both transfer pricing risk assessments and full transfer pricing studies, and we advise on current and proposed transfer pricing legislation in South Africa and abroad. Our team draws upon global networks to provide specialist knowledge and leading-edge tools to the industries that we service.
 

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