This role involves attending meetings with your engagement team and/or client and filling out the standardised Audit excel documents that complete relevant EGAs (evidence gathering activities) such as substantive analytics, test of details and so on. These EGAs differ for the relevant FSLIs (financial statement line items). In order to fill out some of these EGAs you have to use the client invoices, bills, bank statements and so on in order to corroborate the testing.
I have learnt several new skills such as how to use new platforms like Aura, Connect and so on. I have developed my abilities on Excel such as how to attach links correctly. Furthermore, I have developed my ability to write professional emails. Overall this experience has been very enriching and a very good way to spend the start of my summer.
I was given plenty of responsibility from the beginning, for example I was given a whole Financial statement line to complete. Even though I was given responsibility the guidance throughout was incredible and I never felt overwhelmed, and knew I could go to my team with any question and not have it deemed as a 'silly' question.
To put it simply, alot. I was supported throughout by my buddy, by my career coach, by my intern groups and above all by my engagement team.
This one is harder to answer because the internship was virtual. However, despite this the culture of PwC still radiated through. We had one social a week and there was very much so an open atmosphere and it did not feel pressurising.
This internship was very enjoyable! It would have been lovely to have the full 6 weeks in person, however the 3 virtual weeks were still nonetheless insightful and gave a very good overview of what auditing is like.
It is a great firm, grasp the opportunity. I feel like PwC has a very inclusive nature and even though there are people who by job title are higher than you, they are welcoming and friendly.
Internship (1-4 Months)