Ray Wang Assurance Senior Manager

Which university did you go to? What was your major?I studied Environmental Science at Beijing Forestry University.

What interests you most at work?Working in PwC gives me the opportunity to stand on the shoulder of a business giant to explore changes and trends in the professional sector.
Joining PwC ten years ago, I have been exposed to clients from different industries and sectors, which is critical for both fresh graduates and experienced professionals. I learned core business skills and industrial trends of various sectors within a short period of time and learn how to analyse businesses’ development trends and overall trend based on the inside information.
During cooperation with clients, I had the opportunity to communicate with employees from different levels, from working level to leaders. We assisted clients to identify issues in their business operations and provided corresponding solutions.
The past ten years passed by with the blink of an eye. What fascinates me most is the joy of growing to be an industrial expert and receiving recognition from clients after assisting them to address significant issues. This is what gives my teammates and I the belief and determination to continually grow as we pursue professionalism.

To you, how does the ‘Opportunity of a lifetime’ apply to working at PwC?Whenever I wish to strive for further improvement in my career, PwC has already laid the foundation for my future path.

What are some key things that have helped you achieve your career goals at PwC?Focus: I focus on every challenge and opportunity in my work.
Persistence: Persistence helps me achieve the extraordinary in adverse and difficult situations.
Enjoying my job: Acknowledge my work performance and enjoy the pleasure it brings me.
Learning from practice: Applying the knowledge learned from practical engagements to offer best solutions to clients.

What do you value most about your experience at PwC?Professionalism and being trusted is my motivation to improve.
I accumulate knowledge from each engagement that I was involved in - this knowledge reserve has built up my career pathway and expertise, and win clients’ trust step by step.

What motivates you to go to work every morning?Challenging myself to be better professional every day.

Can you tell us a career highlight from your time at PwC?PwC has been in cooperation with one of the top construction engineering corporations in China for 5 years. During these years, I grew from a member participating in the engagement in the first year to a manager in charge of the engagement in the fifth year. With the change in my role, my work field and vision are also varying constantly. Meanwhile, the whole team’s constant innovative spirit and strive for improvement has given me support. During the 5-year cooperation, the client has spoken highly of the professional services rendered by our team. As a cooperation partner, we witnessed the excellence that the client achieved in its business sector as well, making it into one of the top 50 of the 2016 Global Fortune 500.

What would be your top 3 tips for success for applying to PwC?

  • Fill in the online resume application form seriously - it’s our first impression of you
  • Be yourself in the interview
  • Be patient and genuine