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I Heard You Want to Work for PwC Indonesia

Do you want to know how does it feel working for PwC Indonesia as one of the world’s big four public accounting firm?. Let me share you my experience when I was working there.

I worked for PwC Indonesia Assurance team from June 2013 until September 2014. During that time, I felt grateful to be a part of Consumer and Industrial Products and Services division and Blue sub-division. (If you want to know more about other PwC Indonesia line of services and expertise, I put this link to their website)

In public accounting firm, like any other workplace, has a good and a challenging stories. You can trust me once you overcome the challenge, you can enjoy the good one even much better. I can assure you for each extra miles you take away from your comfort zone, you will be worthily compensated. To begin the story,  I will start with a summary of why a financial auditor and the public accounting firm has an important role in the business ecosystem.

First thing first, what does a financial auditor really do?

Financial auditors are a financial statement examiner. We examine the Company’s financial statement to ensure all figures are correct and comply with the national accounting standards. The examinations include gathering evidences, performing audit tests, preparing an audit documentation, reviewing the financial statement draft and delivering the audit opinion letter. We work so hard and stay up late for the public interest. So, the investors, the bankers and other financial statement readers can rely on our report and feel confident and peace. In PwC Indonesia, we are proud of the high quality of audit we deliver.

Why you should consider working at public accounting firm?

The most important reason is, in the public accounting firm, you will learn accounting and business fundamentals very fast, very comprehensive and very effective.

  • By examining the financial statement of a company, you can analyse the Company’s competitiveness, profitability, efficiency, strategy, compliance and risk of investment.
  • You will also serve clients from multiple industries such as automotive, FMCG, pharmaceutical or plantation. Thus, giving you wide array of knowledge from regulation, best practices and business sense.

After you resign from a public accounting firm, you will have a strong skill set such as: (a) accounting (and Excel) technical skills, (b) project management skills; (c) business knowledge and (d) softskill from managing relationship with C-suite level. This is the luxury features of working in public accounting firm.

What are the benefits of being a financial auditor in PwC Indonesia?

DISCLAIMER: The condition may or may change as the time goes by. Thus, we recommend you to ask your relatives or friends that currently work in PwC Indonesia..

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Rebuild (Again)

It has been a while and I want to announce that yesterday I have just shut down my old website (the blog and the capture). I rebuild the website (again) and want to start from the fresh! For two years I had abandoned this website and last week I am interested to apply new theme and changed most structure of my website, so I thought it would be easier to just shut down the old.

Let’s recap what was happened in the last couple of weeks:

  1. I had an office gathering and the committee asked me to be the MC. The gathering itself was held at Tuesday (April 1st, 2014) and our gathering destination was Bogor. We went to eat Bogor’s signature culinary (Soto kuning, Laksa, Toge goreng, etc) and having an outdoor activities at Taman Raya Bogor (Bogor botanical garden). We closed the gathering with dinner at Rumah Air (House water) and I was really happy to know that the participants enjoyed the gathering session. It was my new experience to lead the activities for my office colleagues.
  2. Finally I applied for my credit card! Actually my objective was to renew my debit card because it was blocked when I left the card on the gas station ATM at Batam. So I thought I could apply also for the credit card. I am going to use my credit card for the Microsoft Office subscription (yeah finally I am going to use the original product) with $99.9 charge per year (refer to this site for the detail). Do you think it’s expensive? I don’t. With 99.9 per year I can install all office application (including outlook, access and publishers) for 5 PCs. if we buy the one-time-purchase DVD, it costs almost $2000 (5 x 399.9 – outlook is only available on business edition) for 5 PCs which is equivalent to 20 years of subscription! (the subscription also enable us to update the latest office application!) It is a very nice deal. Using the credit card I am also able to purchase WordPress theme, song, application and games directly (I mean the discounted app and games lol). Need to hold myself so that I am not ended up with stifling bills!

That were the major updates this two weeks. Look forward to see another surprise and news for the next week.

Cheers,

Nico Iswaraputra