System Analyst (Current Employee), Toronto, ON – June 30, 2015
Pros: free lunches
Cons: long hours
typical day is checking issues and receiving phone calls from users with AD issue. I learned how to resolve AD issues manage tickets and work as a team hardest part of job was to resolve issue quickly and prioritize issues. enjoy each part of job.
Tax Accountant PCS - IS (Current Employee), Toronto, ON – May 31, 2015
PwC is a challenging workplace. Being a team player, as well as being able to meet the deadlines, and to also manage the workload with understating that there have to be a balance between work and personal life.
National HR Generalist (Former Employee), Toronto – May 25, 2015
Pros: use of up to date technology
Cons: long hours
lots of work and always challenging...I had the opprty to learn a lot and take that with me to the next role. I was able to gain technical experience with peoplesoft and many other sophisticated applications.
Business Systems Analysis (Former Employee), Ottawa, ON – February 16, 2015
Pros: free lunch
Cons: management is out of touch
Their management is not up to speed with industry. very top down approach with no understanding of today's environment. Old school mentality, (my way or the high way). Takes advantage of situations in – more... their favor. New to the consulting arena. Management need more training to today's standards. Too much pride in getting Government contracts. Free lunch to cover their mistakes. To bad so sad attitude. – less
Senior Associate (Former Employee), Edmonton – February 11, 2015
The Edmonton office is still working in a culture from the 70 and 80's . Many of the partners are close to retirement and not ready for change . If you are planning on working here be prepared to work a lot of overtime during peak seasons with no extra pay
Expatriate Tax Associate/Training Facilitator (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – September 4, 2014
Pros: meal reimbursement
Cons: long hours
Typical day starts at 9 and goes to 5:30-6:30 learned complicated tax issues management is supportive co-workers are friendly hardest part is the volume of work most enjoybale part: continuous challenge
Auditeur - Chef de Mission expérimenté (Current Employee), Montréal, QC – August 28, 2014
Many interesting trainings throughout the year. Coworkers are like a family Pressure on the cost and many people got laid off in the past 2 years. But work load does not decrease, therefore, lots of pressure – more... on staff and flexibility (work life balance) becomes more theoretical than practice. Hardest part of the job is to never know what to expect, schedule can change at any moment and you need to have a flexible personal schedule to accommodate. Most enjoyable part of the job is the ownership of your work. You get a lot of independence and trust from management. – less
• Responsible for a team of professionals to deliver quality service to top tier clients in the Assurance practice. • Develop a flexible annual audit plan for my portfolio using an appropriate risk-based – more... methodology’ and submit that plan to the Assurance Leader for review and approval as well as periodic updates • Provided conveying solutions to the client's complex business problems through the use of written reports and presentations. • Advised clients on accounting implications of corporate finance transactions including goodwill minimization strategies and restructuring • Performed due diligence for several clients prior to acquisition of public entities. • Audit staff management, motivation, training, recruitment and selection. • Contributing to strategic planning and development as a member of management team. • Other areas of responsibility: Resource management, Counselling, Client satisfaction Survey analysis, and training need analysis for practice staff. – less
Multi National corporation with very high expectations to deliver exceptional quality work, great place to learn and build relationships
Experienced Associate (Jr. Accountant) (Current Employee), Toronto, ON – January 12, 2014
Pros: job security, future advancement, exposure to multiple industries and organizations, close contact with top level management of million dollar corporations.
Cons: work lifestyle, long hours, stressful
- Travelling to client site, have meetings with client and team members. Obtain assurance over client business processes by conducting tests over high risk areas to satisfy investors and lenders. Coach – more... and lead team members in their areas of work assigned.
- Each day there is something new to be learned or improve. Ex. Develop ways to enhance our testing methodology conducted in prior years by critically thinking of new ways to make work more efficient at the same time improving the quality of work delivered.
- Any improved methodologies or risk identified must be communicated to client and upper level management with my organization. This can be challenging as I will have to provide constructive arguments to prove new approach or risk identified is in fact appropriate.
- It is very challenging to be able to multitask and think critically when you have to meet the tight dead lines with set number of staff assigned to the client project and at the same time working on a separate project in another industry with different team members. This requires patience, strong multi-tasking capabilities, ability to handle stress, and excellent organizational skills.
- I enjoy the feeling of completing projects within the assigned time metric and celebrating with team members on our successful completion. It is also rewarding to hear positive feedback from clients on how they appreciated my work and ethics during the engagement of the project and looking forward to working with me again. – less