PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers): The company


PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP) is the second largest professional services firms in the world. It operates in 757 cities across 154 countries and has more than 163,000 employees worldwide. The company offers a wide range of services across three services lines: assurance, tax advisory, and advisory. Its consulting services include strategy, performance improvement, human resource services, business recovery, corporate finance, business valuation, crisis management, actuarial and insurance management solutions, and political risk assessment. In Australia, PwC has offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth, Sydney, and Townsville.

Consulting jobs at PwC


PwC's consulting business services teams include Strategy, Technology & Projects, Actuarial & Analytics, Sustainability & Climate Change, People & Operations, Health, and Economic & Policy.

PwC recruits students, graduates and experienced professionals and offers them a range of career development and advancement tools, allowing analysts and consultants to steer their own careers, with the support of PwC's Human Capital team.

Students and graduates can apply for PwC's Graduate, Vacation, Preview, Trainee and Melbourne Business Placement Year programs. Experienced professionals can join PwC's consulting practice, while MBA graduates can apply for MBA internships at the company.

PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers nurtures a coaching culture. Every employee has a coach with whom he/she meets reguarly to discuss opportunities, career progress, and the tools he/she needs for borth professional development and career advancement.

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History


Pricewaterhouse Coopers was created by the merger of two large companies, Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand, in 1998. Both firms have histories dating back to the mid-19th century.

Samuel Lowell Price opened an accounting office in London in 1849, while William Cooper started a practice, also in London, in 1854. Price entered a partnership with Edwin Waterhouse and William Hopkins Holyland (who left shortly after to start his own firm) in 1865. In 1874, the firm was named Price, Waterhouse & Co. and opened an office in New York in 1890. In 1957, Cooper Brothers & Co. merged with Lybrand, Ross Bros & Montgomery and a Canadian firm McDonald, Currie and Co. to become Coopers & Lybrand.

When the firm merged with Price Waterhouse in 1998, the joint company was launched to an entirely new league. In September 2010, the company announced a brand repositioning and became officially known as PwC, a name that refers to Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP, a member firm of Pricewaterhouse Coopers International Limited.