PKF Australia

Accountants and Business Advisers


Assistant Manager

Role : Assistant Manager


PKF is a leader in the mid-market and, despite the recent pandemic, we’re not following the same trajectory as some of our bigger competitors; we’re growing at an impressive rate. More and more companies want to work with us because of our values, culture and our ability to make it happen. We pride ourselves on our people so investing in them makes sense, and we do it well.

We are currently seeking an Assistant Manager to join our Newcastle team.

The role

You will be contributing to the team from day one and must be able to demonstrate the skills, motivation and commitment required to work on a wide range for technically challenging audit engagements across a multitude of industries. You will gain experience with working with other PKF offices in Australia and internationally and grow with our national training and mentoring programs.

You’ll have access to best practice data analytics for audit methodologies to ensure your clients and people obtain the best outcomes.

Working smart will allow you to record minimal overtime, even during busy season!

We set high standards, but don’t just look at technical ability, as an Assistant Manager you’ll be a passionate, talented individual who enjoys leading teams. Your main focus will be ensuring each engagement is well planned and executed. You will enjoy problem solving alongside our Partners to deliver an exceptional client experience.

In return, we offer a highly competitive package.

About you

  • Having 5+ years audit experience
  • CA or CPA qualified
  • Strong technical knowledge of the Corporations Act, Accounting and Auditing Standards
  • Excellent client interaction skills
  • Team player able to work at pace and under pressure
  • Ability to meet deadlines by showing initiative and commitment
  • Ability to demonstrate a leadership/coaching style
  • A great communicator able to build relationship internally and with our clients
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving ability with an attention to detail
  • Excellent English language skills
  • Acts with integrity, honesty, trust and respect
  • Looking for a new role that comes with opportunity, challenge and a great team.
  • Proficient understanding of Microsoft suite including Excel, Word, Powerpoint
  • Understanding of CaseWare, IDEA Xero and MYOB preferable but not essential


About us

Our audit team is energetic, self-motivated and dedicated to giving a first-class service to our clients. We will provide a challenging but supportive environment, with exposure to a diverse cross section of businesses, or the opportunity to specialise if preferred.

How did we cope with COVID?

We’ve come out of COVID with a new perspective and believe that our team can say it better than we can:

  • Leadership – “A big positive has been the audit leadership and how they have led us through this complex time of uncertainty to a position of strength.”
  • Innovation – “We thought we were innovative before COVID but, like most firms, COVID pushed us into the unknown. We’ve realised that there are new and different ways to work with clients and we probably don’t need to be on site or in the office 100% of the time. The notion of flexible working has taken on a whole new meaning at PKF and it’s one we continue to embrace.”
  • Communication – “New structures were set-up, with sophisticated processes and check-ins. Working away from the office, I speak with my team more than I did when I sat right next to them in the office. It’s not just about workflow and planning; it’s about me. My mental wellbeing, my career goals, just generally how I’m tracking. In one word, it’s impressive.”
  • Opportunities – “I am genuinely excited by the opportunities that remote working presents, inclusive of being able to effectively partner with, gain exposure to clients, colleagues and engagements across Australia and potentially internationally. Thus improving my professional skills, relationships and experience with/knowledge of international best practise in the risk and assurance space.”

Closing Date :Friday, January 29, 2021

Application Instructions

Sounds good? Send your CV to [email protected].

Don’t fit the mould above but interested in working with PKF? Contact us and start a conversation.

We endeavour to get back to all interested candidates.

Contact Details

Contact Name
  • Sarah Scott
  • Newcastle
Contact Details

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