PwC

PwC Belfast, UK
Nov 18, 2018
Full time
A career in Client Implementation and Execution, within Client Service Support services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients transform their customer service and engagements from cost centres into revenue generating businesses across all PwC lines of service. In joining, you'll help clients develop and implement a customer service and engagement strategy that is aligned with their customer experience strategy, enhancing customer engagement while lowering costs, and optimising operations to ensure they are getting the most value possible. Responsibilities As a Senior Associate, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to Proactively assist in the management of several clients, while reporting to Managers and above Train and lead staff Establish effective working relationships directly with clients Contribute to the development of your own and team's technical acumen Keep up to date with local and national business and economic issues Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients Continue to develop internal relationships and your PwC brand Who we are PwC Operate delivers process improvement and change management to clients across the UK and Europe. The technology team provide our operational colleagues with modern and effective tools and platforms. Our end clients appreciate our professionalism, expertise and the technology enabled solutions we use to deliver engagements. We continue to invest in people by offering the opportunity to take skills you've developed and improve them by working on complex problems with the right training and systems to support your growth, knowledge and career progression. Who we are looking for PwC Operate is growing its internal technology team to support the implementation of innovative technical solutions to the wider Operate business teams who deliver work to the global PwC network and clients. This is a role in a newly established team that has been tasked with improving both the technology being used on existing engagements and developing a set of future tooling and software. We're happy when our colleagues have the data and systems they need to work at their most effectively and get the most satisfaction from their roles. Leveraging broad industry technology trends alongside developing a deep understanding of the problems and inefficiencies we encounter, we learn, research, discover, recommend and implement changes to processes, tools and systems to help our teams deliver more successful projects while constantly iterating on what our best practice looks like. We're seeking passionate technology specialists with a solid base set of skills around data, business processes, management reporting and a desire to learn and improve. This role has a focus on Natural Language Processing (NLP) so any background were linguistics and technology intersect is preferred, particularly hands on development of algorithms and translating them into code. The role is based in Belfast and initially travel requirements are expected to be minimal Requirements Technically strong with a minimum of 2-3 years relevant industry experience or professional or educational higher level qualifications in an NLP related discipline. Expertise in one of more languages, Java or Python preferred. Confident with the selection and application of open source libraries to NLP domain problems. Familiar with Entity Extraction, particularly in large and unstructured data sets. Experience in researching solutions to new areas Strong logical reasoning, attention to detail and problem-solving skills. Communication - the ability to break down and explain technical concepts in a clear and concise manner to both technical and non-technical people Ability to coach and mentor junior staff Any background in delivering R&D projects where outcomes have been initially uncertain Any Financial Services or comparable regulated sector experience Cloud Platforms (GCP, Azure), Source Control (Git), Software lifecycle (Azure DevOps, Jira) Location Belfast
PwC London, UK
Nov 18, 2018
Full time
A career within Information Technology Risk Assurance services, will allow you to develop and apply strategies that help clients leverage enterprise technologies so they can get a higher return on their investment, mitigate risks, streamline processes, and find operational inefficiencies. We assist clients in understanding and challenging their current risk profiles and develop strategies to build digital confidence by embracing opportunities to stay competitive through building trust and resilience into their technology systems. We cover a wide range of disciplines, including risk evaluation, operational and strategic Information Technology processes, project governance, application implementation, data integrity, cyber security, and accounting/audit. Responsibilities As a Senior Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to Proactively assist in the management of a portfolio of clients, while reporting to Directors and above Be involved in the financial management of clients Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients Develop project strategies to solve complex technical challenges for our clients Manage and deliver large projects by developing the project team, assessing engagement risks throughout, driving conclusions, and reviewing / challenging the output produced by the team Shape and deliver projects to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients and our own quality criteria Train, coach, and supervise team members Continue to develop internal relationships and developing your PwC brand Our ideal candidate would have experience in Financial Services within a client facing IT environment acting as a CIO, IT Director or Senior IT manager, or would have previous experience of delivering IT risk advisory work to IT functions. • Technical IT background and practical experiences with either • Strong project management, analytical skills and organisational abilities; • Understanding of Prince2 or Agile processes; or CIMA qualified; and/or IIA or CISA qualified; • Understanding of Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) and GRC system knowledge. • ITIL experience • Experience of being a part of IT functions, IT change programmes or advising clients how to improve their IT operations. • Technical IT background and significant practical experiences, preferably in the delivery or assurance of IT enabled transformation projects and programmes. • Awareness of current/emerging market technology trends. • Excellent understanding of standard programme management methods. • Good understanding of common business processes; • Strong project management, analytical skills and organisational abilities; ​
PwC Belfast, UK
Nov 18, 2018
Full time
PwC is investing in further expansion of its Compliance Operations function. Our technology risk team is one of our fastest growing teams within Operate and successful candidates will have the opportunity to support senior management in further shaping that business. We have exciting and ambitious plans so this is an excellent opportunity to make an impact and innovate through the use of technology. Who are we looking for? We are looking for self-motivated individuals of all skill levels and backgrounds (Particularly in IT / Information Security). You will have some experience in either risk management, compliance, controls testing and/or audit and are seeking a new opportunity to use and develop your skill sets. We will also consider candidates with non-relevant experience but have transferable skills and are interested in building a career in this area. We expect our staff to be driven, enthusiastic, keen to build on existing experience and can work well individually as well as part of a team. What's in it for you? You will have the opportunity to upskill and work across a number of our proposition areas, including Technology Controls Audit Support - (inc. IT Audit to support the Financial Audit, Sarbanes Oxley compliance, business process testing) Technology Risk Management - (IT risk reviews, programme/project assurance, IT operational, Cyber security and data reviews) Vendor Risk Management - (inc. Technology focused delivery of Governance, Risk and Compliance for 3rd Parties) Typical responsibilities could include Performing compliance and control assessments against a range of Technology focused controls frameworks; Enhancing client controls environments, including developing integrated risk and control frameworks and building remediation plans for key client issues Building client relationships through engagement delivery and identifying opportunities to help clients resolve their challenges; Building and maintaining relationships with the wider global PwC network. You will also benefit from our ongoing technical and softer skills training programmes to assist with your continual technical and personal development along with dedicated career coaches to support your continued professional development. Where will you be based? Projects are carried out in our Belfast Centre of Excellence. You will work remotely alongside other PwC colleagues and clients. You may have the opportunity to travel to client sites or travel to another PwC UK office for training, however, we will discuss and organise this with you well in advance. What are we looking for? Essential skills Experience in Financial Services or regulated industry Educated to degree level (or relevant industry experience) Strong analytical skills with experience in problem solving and being able to implement and deliver solutions Willingness to expand technical knowledge in a broad range of client facing projects Ability to manage deadlines within multiple projects Proven ability to be a team player, while retaining ability to work independently with little supervision. Desirable skills Good understanding of risk, control and compliance testing methodology Previous experience ideally within either a risk, technology testing, compliance or audit function Coaching and mentoring Understanding of Information Technology
PwC London, UK
Nov 18, 2018
Full time
Purpose of the role This role will be critical in bringing the CP&I network together. The Industry Executive will directly support Global Industry Leader (GIL), the Regional Leaders (above) and Global Relationship Partners (GRPs) to understand what clients require and the value that PwC can deliver. They will then use their focus on the network, knowledge the market and of our clients to help evolve both our service offerings and our market activities. The role will also focus on key areas within CP&I 1. Bringing the global network together 2. Belt & Road 3. Funds (High priority) 4. Multilaterals There are Executives supporting each of the above. This role will ensure focus and keep track across all four. Role description Bringing the network together to drive client and market focused activities Drive client relationship opportunities and pipeline Track market and client trends and align firm propositions and activities Strategic planning and setting annual and three year growth goals Client relationship management including developing client plans to drive firm wide coverage Working alongside Relationship partners on select new client business opportunities Supporting on select pursuits including developing value propositions, preparing pitch teams and developing documentation for client review Managing growth projections and industry revenue Support the CP&I GIL to create and deliver the Industry's strategy. Budget planning on all marketing and resource investment Responsibilities identify what clients value understand clients' issues determine innovative solutions that clients value work with LOS and subject matter experts to develop global X-LoS solutions Driving the Funds Industry approach - working with teams to execute Industry plans Driving the collaboration with Real Assets and other industries Drive service proposition campaigns in areas of high potential for growth Determine activities that will build profile in the market and at the client commission market research, data analysis to understand market/industry trends develop foresight to inform client work and drive understanding of future client needs incorporate client issues/ opportunities and trends into the development of Industry Strategies Acts as a central point of contact for all BD Deals matters; supports effective communication and develops internal and external communications; ensuring proposition and Markets information is shared Ensure go to market infrastructure is in place and functioning appropriately e.g. citations, opportunity tracking and revenue reporting; client events/regular touch points; tracking and measuring opportunities Other stakeholders Work closely with the IEs of the four focus areas above Work closely to deliver best practice through frequent collaboration with Global Clients & Industries and IEs across the firm's eight Industries Collaborate across Industries on cross-industry plans and strategies Help define Industry goals, strategy and KPIs Help GRPs and teams by working with to develop client strategies for knowledge sharing, account marketing and network support Work with and direct the GMO to deliver the strategy through thought leadership, resource development, marketing and sales, KM, communications etc. and integrate the different components into one coherent solution. Attributes Flexible approach. Senior professional with a commercial approach. Industry knowledge is a benefit, but not essential Ability to work with senior stakeholders Comfortable with external and internal stakeholders Strong personal network Strategic thinker Leader Global Client GRPs Global account teams Global Clients & Industries Leaders (Stephanie Hyde and Oriana Pound) GMO specialists for marketing deliverables Industry Executives of all Firm Industries
PwC London, UK
Nov 17, 2018
Full time
A career within Delivering Deal Value services, will provide you with the opportunity to help clients achieve maximum value on their deal transactions by solving transformational and complex challenges. We focus on all operational aspects of a transaction, pre and post completion. We conduct pre deal and confirmatory due diligence, execute large scale enterprise wide integrations, and support complex divestitures and separations on a wide range of functional areas such as Information Technology, Operations, Human Capital, Health Industries, and other back office functions. Responsibilities As a Senior Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to Proactively assist in the management of a portfolio of clients, while reporting to Directors and above Be involved in the financial management of clients Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients Develop project strategies to solve complex technical challenges for our clients Manage and deliver large projects by developing the project team, assessing engagement risks throughout, driving conclusions, and reviewing / challenging the output produced by the team Shape and deliver projects to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients and our own quality criteria Train, coach, and supervise team members Continue to develop internal relationships and developing your PwC brand About the role DDV focuses on providing support for potential/actual transactions and assists clients in all operational aspects of the transaction, pre and post completion, including Buy and sell side operational due diligence Synergy development and review Carve out and divestment support Taking control and 100 day planning Mergers & Acquisitions Integration Post-acquisition performance improvement As part of the transaction process, the DDV team develops a rapid understanding of the target/client business in order to quickly assimilate the key operational issues, synergies, risks and upsides around a transaction. We report our findings real time to the client, but typically we will produce clear written reports articulating our findings for any purchaser or vendor. We may also help with post deal implementation advising on synergies, cost reduction opportunities & programme management As well as consulting expertise, our team members have considerable industry experience in running businesses and implementing change. Due to continued success and increased demand for our services, DDV is seeking to enhance this team. Essential skills and experience Experience in a finance operational role which include leading the function, or sub function, or experience across a no of activities such as budgeting and planning, management reporting, cash management or financial processes (PTP, RTR, OTC etc) Exposure to finance merger integrations and/or carve outs Experience of leadingchange projects and business improvement Comfort around high level financial analysis and understanding of the key operational drivers Experience of organisational change Desirable skills & experience MBA or Accounting qualification M&A transformation or divestiture experience, ideally synergy, integration and/or carve-out, and/or change projects Consulting experience (internal or external) Commercial exposure in negotiation and consultation Foreign language skills
PwC London, UK
Nov 17, 2018
Full time
Who we are looking for We are currently looking for a Senior Manager to join our Financial Services Risk and Regulation Centre of Excellence, part of our broad Financial Services Risk and Regulation (FSRR) practice. The role will provide an opportunity to develop your technical knowledge across a range of topics and your wider industry knowledge, to support a broad range of clients focusing on wholesale capital markets and financial market infrastructure. It offers a unique mix of client work, market profile activities, regulatory engagement and proposition incubation. Who we are In the fast evolving world of financial services regulation, organisations need support and advice in how to deal with and manage regulatory change. The FSRR practice works with our clients to provide high quality advice and assurance to the financial sector. We help clients to anticipate and understand regulatory and policy change and make the necessary changes and adjustments to their business to manage this change. Where it is too late to prevent failure, we work with our clients to investigate the source of the problem, deal with the impacts and help to establish controls to support compliance going forward. Joining our FSRR Centre of Excellence The CoE is a growing part of our business. We act as the 'engine room' of our FSRR practice, supporting client teams in areas of risk and regulatory expertise, often acting as deep subject matter specialists. We track new developments that will affect our clients, and engage with a wide range of stakeholders including regulators in the UK, EU and supranationally. We focus on emerging trends in risk and regulation, seeking to develop early points of view and thought leadership. We take a forward-looking view to new risk and regulatory issues, develop a deep understanding of the potential implications and use these insights to engage with clients and our client teams. Through these activities we develop the relationships, knowledge and skills to help clients with the important challenges they face. We work with other FSRR teams to support our clients, bringing a deep understanding of clients' business and operational models, as well as the wider issues affecting their businesses and the industry. Our team includes experts who cover asset and wealth management, banking and capital markets and insurance. The team includes risk, regulatory, legal and compliance professionals from a wide range of backgrounds including people from industry, auditors, lawyers, economists, industry bodies and policy makers and regulators. Who we are looking for As part of the FSRR, we have significant growth plans and are looking for ambitious and dedicated professional advisers to help us deliver on these plans. In line with our growth strategy and our long term plans in investing in financial services, we are seeking to supplement the existing team with new talent. With the help of this new talent, our aim is to continue to build a team that is known in the market as the best in class risk and regulatory consulting practice, interacting with the major players in the UK, EU and global financial services industry and playing a key role in the services we offer to our clients. Responsibilities Supporting clients and client delivery teams with industry and technical expertise on risk and regulatory matters in wholesale capital markets and FMI Acting as subject matter expert on large and small engagements, often simultaneously Leading parts of the work of the Centre of Excellence, focusing on new regulatory developments, wider themes and regulators' policymaking, supervisory and enforcement activities in this sector/subsector Helping to manage sub-sector junior team members as appropriate, including coaching and development, with other Senior Managers/Directors Producing and overseeing written analysis and information including client publications, marketing materials, website content, training materials, press releases, etc. in conjunction with the CoE's market profile team Conducting technical research, training, responding to consultation papers from relevant regulatory bodies etc. Leading and contributing input to the debate on development and application of policy, anticipating and developing Thought Leadership in relevant areas, with Directors and the partner Engaging with regulators and policy makers on areas of expertise, managing relationships, and supporting the activity of the CoE's wider regulatory relations team. Skills required The ideal candidate would have demonstrable experience in wholesale capital markets and FMI, and be able to identify how risk and regulatory challenges will impact clients, as well as an awareness of the wider issues affecting this sector. Previous experience is likely to have been in a firm, or in a policy/supervisory department at one of the regulators. Alternatively, the candidate may have gained his or her experience from working in an industry body, government department, law firm or consulting firm. The following skills are required for this role: Essential skills: Deep technical grounding in risk and regulatory issues. Suitable topics include: MiFID II, Benchmarks regulation & LIBOR transition, EMIR-REFIT, CSDR, SFTR, CCP issues, CRAs etc. Significant knowledge of the sector, including the typical business and operational models of clients in this sector Experience of advising on FCA/PRA principles, rules and regulatory processes in relation to these types of firms Excellent technical, delivery and communication skills including using social media and other technology Leadership and management experience of both people and projects Experience of developing and coaching more junior staff Strong organisational and interpersonal skills Ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines Ability to make new contacts, build strong relationships with clients and regulators, listen to and understand client needs Desire and ability to interpret regulatory changes into new opportunities to assist clients, drawing on wider geopolitical, technological and demographic issues. Desirable Skills: Experience working with a UK or equivalent overseas regulators. Experience of shaping public facing messages and market profile, for example contributing to industry bodies/working groups, PR messaging.
PwC London, UK
Nov 17, 2018
Full time
Junior Analysts - New Law - London About the role: Law department transformation Analyst - Full-time/ Permanent - London An opportunity has arisen to join our law department transformation team based in London. This team focuses on helping large in-house legal teams to improve their performance by making changes to their strategy, organization, operating models, and business processes. In doing so, it helps clients identify the capabilities that will support future growth, free up funds to invest in that growth, and develop the law department and its relationship with the business and its external suppliers to make changes sustainable. The ideal candidates will be consultants or business analysts who has experience of the following: SG&A functional transformation and operational excellence developing target operating models and organization design assessments business analysis - translating business needs into functional and non-functional requirements, creation of "As Is" and "To Be" models, developing simple and efficient processes and workflows baseline costs data analysis - spot trends and patterns financial modelling - support development of business cases support creating client facing presentations and data visualization support stakeholder interviews basic understanding of professional services and outsourcing procurement strategy and planning understanding of project management support managing stakeholders and sensitive organization wide communications, and change management The ideal candidates will be required to demonstrate the following : excellent communication skills and a positive "can do" attitude - ability to achieve goals through teamwork, direct and indirect influence and collaboration strong financial acumen advanced excel and ppt skills a keen ability to learn in a fast moving, innovative and technology enabled environment and a desire to be part of the movement to modernize the in-house delivery of legal services and advance the practice of New Law Services. Knowledge of legal sector, and the understanding, implementation or use of key legal technologies on the market would be advantageous and looked on favorably but not mandatory. Skills we look for in future employees; All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviors that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviors make up our global leadership framework, 'The PwC Professional'. The PwC Professional focuses on five core attributes; whole leadership, business acumen, technical capabilities, global acumen and relationships. We use this framework to recruit, develop and assess our people, at all grades and all areas of our business, because we expect all of our people to be leaders. Location: London Salary: Competitive Role closing date: December the 13th, 2018
PwC Leeds, UK
Nov 17, 2018
Full time
About the Team Financial Decisions and Analysis (FDnA) is one of PwC's highest growth teams, having doubled in size over the last four years. We focus on the application of leading edge data analytics and financial modelling techniques to help clients make good decisions and solve problems. Our work is focused on helping clients to prepare for and execute on M&A transactions and then drive value post-deal. We are now looking to recruit an experienced manager to join our high performing team and support our continued growth. We are looking for people with a commercial mindset who can quickly get to the crux of business issues and deliver commercially "game changing" insight to our clients, enhancing the Deal value through compelling data analytics and / or modelling. The successful candidate will have a track record of delivering financial modeling and/ or analytics solutions to clients in a professional services environment. What we do Every assignment is different, but we broadly define our offering under the key headings; Deal Analytics & Modelling - Increasing confidence in the deal by developing deal models and applying leading edge analytical software to provide commercial insight CFO Office - Here, we typically help our clients post-deal, working closely with CFOs to provide insight and increased transparency through strategic planning, short term forecasting and dynamic board reporting CEO Office - Again post deal, this is about identifying value creation opportunities using intelligent analytics e.g. product profitability, pricing, sales force effectiveness and strategic option analysis Note that whilst these offerings sound different as they are about applying technology in different ways, all three involve the combination of commercial and technology skills to provide insight. About the Role As a Manager, you will be supporting a broad range of analytical assignments, stretching yourself across many different industry sectors and engaging directly with the senior management team and investors of our clients. Your first assignment may be working with CFOs or CEOs of leading PE backed or FTSE listed businesses to: Improve clarity and transparency for investors and finance providers by developing a driver based integrated model which assists with the budgeting and forecasting Assess shareholder return by implementing rapid analytics to assess the value drivers of the target business Guide management's pricing decisions by evaluating the impact of price on margins and volume Understand the performance of different customers and products by applying techniques such as cohort analysis and clustering Bring together analytics and machine learning software to drive better decision making Your responsibilities will include but may not be limited to: Working in multidisciplinary teams directly with our clients to use data analysis, visualisation and modelling to support the Deal process; Clear and concise communication of complex concepts and their business benefits to senior management (both internally and externally) from a range of backgrounds and business areas to help clients make robust, evidence based decisions Connecting the dots from disparate information streams (e.g. extracts from client system, management reports, contracts) and turning them into structured data that can be analysed as part of a Deal process to provide greater insight to our clients; Drafting reports and presentations and using data visualisation to explain our findings Responsibilities As a Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to Proactively assist in the management of several clients, while reporting to Senior Managers and above Manage complex projects Train and lead staff Establish effective working relationships directly with clients Contribute to the development of your own and team's technical acumen Keep up to date with local and national business and economic issues Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients Continue to develop internal relationships and your PwC brand Essential skills and experience If you are naturally inquisitive, have an analytical mind and enjoy solving problems in a rigorous and logical manner, for a variety of different businesses then this is the role for you. To be successful in this role, you will also need to demonstrate the following: Qualified ACA/ACCA or equivalent Track record of delivering financial modelling and/ or analytics solutions to clients in a professional services environment. Exceptional analytical and technical aptitude, possess both financial and commercial acumen and enjoy problem solving to understand the drivers of a business, analyse their data and use this to provide insight and advice to our clients; Have an entrepreneurial mindset and self-starter mentality, and be comfortable with a degree ambiguity with little supervision to come up with creative solutions to complex problems and develop these ideas into structured deliverable projects; The ability to manage time, prioritise tasks, self-review your work and produce deliverables of a high quality under tight client deadlines in time pressured environments; A strong desire to acquire and share technical knowledge with colleagues and clients Passion for innovation, technology and new tools, and applying and developing yourself to new areas (e.g. quickly getting up to speed with tools, analytical approaches and business challenges) The ability to build collaborative working relationships at all levels, establishing credibility both internally and externally Desirable skills: Experience of M&A transactions Strong excel skills and a desire to develop these further (i.e. confident in formulae, model building) Relevant analytical/model building experience in industry or at a professional services firm Experience in developing deliverables in visualisation tools, such as QlikView, Tableau or PowerBI Experience with data structuring and use of software such as Alteryx Experience with assisting business development activities through working on bids and proposal responses
PwC Birmingham, UK
Nov 17, 2018
Full time
The finance administrator will work in a National team within the Deals and Consulting business which is developed centrally as one team to ensure a consistent standard of development and support. As part of the finance administrator team you will work with the wider local finance team within the Deals and Consulting business. You will support the teams by delivering project and financial transaction services. You will act as a key communication point between members of staff and partners with regard to engagement related financial transactions. Training will be given and the necessary coaching to develop your skills to enable you to fully meet the demands and needs of the role. The key role of the finance administrator is to provide financial transaction support to the business. Working closely with the local finance team you will be responsible for the financial processing relating to assignment or project; including reporting, time, expenses, costs and billings. Main areas of responsibility Engagement related transactions Responding to requests from the business through producing reports from the local finance system, including time and expenses, work in progress, cash collection and debtor reports Under guidance from your finance team process time transfers, provisions, allocations and code housekeeping. Prepare draft bills, billing analysis, correspondence and final bills, liaising with overseas offices as necessary. Support the process of creating and maintaining new clients within the contacts database. Creating job codes in the local finance system. Time related transactions Monitor timesheet completion and send out reminders as appropriate. Chase any missing time. Produce utilisation reports from our finance system. The individual Prior work experience is preferable with experience of dealing with people, but this is not a pre requisite. It would also be advantageous to have an administrative/analytical background. You should have the following skills and qualifications Educated to A level standard and have GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above. IT skills - ideally in the following systems Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Google. Strong numerical and analytical skills. Proven prioritisation, time management and organisational skills. Able to deliver accurate and thorough work. Reliability in customer service and problem solving skills. Proactive, self-motivated and able to take responsibility for own work. Able to work to deadlines and be flexible with regard to hours (as overtime may be required) as priorities may change at short notice. Strong team working skills, able to build and maintain trusted relationships with both clients and colleagues. Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and the ability to liaise confidently and professionally at all levels. Additional information Opportunity for working from home? No Amount of time client based 0% Opportunity for job sharing? No Need to travel/overnight stays away from home - Occasional Opportunity for flexible working (hours)? Within reasonable office hours Amount of time PwC office based 100%
PwC London, UK
Nov 17, 2018
Full time
Preferred skills Do you have successful experience of Designing and executing major global Thought Leadership programs (surveys, studies)? Developing and executing related global marketing campaigns? ​ We're looking for an experienced Global Senior Marketing Manager and Campaigner to work within our Global Marketing Organisation. About the role and team Our Global Marketing Organisation brings together all aspects of brand, digital, communications, thought leadership, marketing and business development into one place, on a one firm basis. It maximizes the connectivity across these competencies to strengthen our impact, with a focus on clients and our external marketplace. The global senior marketing manager and campaigner (short senior campaigner) will work closely with the business on global, high-priority studies and campaigns, often the most high-profile content the firm publishes, directly for some of the most senior leaders in the firm. The senior campaigner will lead and project manage the creation of the content for major global studies including study design, survey execution, data analytics, story development and creation of the content asset. He/she will also lead the development and execution of the related marketing campaign. This will also include a close engagement with the editorial team on the creation of Thought Leadership. The senior campaigner will bring an innovative mind set to every (internal) client conversation, offering new ideas and sharing best practices. He/ she will regularly analyse the impact of the marketing campaign to learn what works best and share that with the rest of the campaigner team. The senior campaigner will strategically plan and orchestrate different campaign elements (digital marketing, PR, Thought Leadership, events, etc.) and bring together the right resources across the CMO organization and beyond (e,g territory marketers, external vendors) to plan, execute and evaluate top campaigns. The senior campaigner may have oversight over a team. About 70-80% of a senior campaigners time is allocated against the team he/she is dedicated to. The remainder of the time remains flexible for ad-hoc projects.
PwC Birmingham, UK
Nov 17, 2018
Full time
About the Role We're looking for a dynamic senior manager level candidate to lead Sales for our Assurance business as a key member of our Assurance Sales & Marketing team. The Assurance line of service at PwC provides market-leading services to a range of clients including some of the most innovative and successful brands in the world. It encompasses services designed to help our clients harness the technological revolution, navigate regulatory uncertainty, and build trust. The role offers a significant development opportunity for senior managers seeking to make a step change and increase their business influence and impact. The successful candidate will be involved in shaping the Sales strategy and will be responsible for overseeing the development, planning and delivery of key sales programmes for this diverse, sizeable and fast evolving business line. To make an impact you will need to be self-starting and inquisitive in order to develop a thorough understanding of the strategic drivers for the business and the markets in which it operates. Reporting to the Head of Sales & Marketing for Assurance and working closely with the Assurance leadership, you can expect challenge and ample scope to develop. You will be expected to lead and manage sales support specialists and generalists and will need excellent influencing and communication skills in order to make an impact on senior management. You will encourage creativity and innovation within your team and have the confidence and resilience to put forward different concepts and ideas. This role manages a team of approx 20 so experience of leading teams and a proven track record of delivering a broad mix of sales enablement programmes is essential. You will need to be a role model to other team members with the ability to coach, develop and inspire junior team members to become highly effective specialists. The successful candidate will be part of the PwC Sales & Marketing function and will be expected to contribute to and draw upon this wider network for development and delivery support. Sales & Marketing is a centralised support function and covers all aspects of professional services marketing, sales support and business development. The prime area of focus for the function is to support the development and implementation of the firm's market strategy and in particular to ensure: We innovate every day We are inclusive by default We deliver commercial impact with purpose We tell stories that inspire In this role you will: Set out a sales strategy and oversee the design and delivery of a programme to support the development of a sales culture within Assurance. This will address way we motivate, empower and upskill our people to sell and build client relationships. Lead a team of 15 local Sales Change Agents deployed across the Assurance business units. Set the scope, direction of this community to enable them to effectively activate Sales & Marketing programmes to support the business. Lead a world class Pursuit & Proposals team. Responsibilities include: Leadership of the Pursuit and Proposals team in Assurance to ensure that best practice qualification, bid management and Pursuit coaching is delivered across the business. Defining the bid resourcing model (specialist v in-business) and managing resourcing requirements. Close alignment to the Sales & Markets Leads to ensure that resource is deployed against priorities. Deployment of Assurance Pursuit & Proposal partners to opportunities. Coach on selected, strategic Assurance opportunities. Drive and co-ordinate national sales efforts on all Assurance sales campaigns and sales sprints across multiple business units using campaign best practice. Work closely with Assurance marketing to ensure drive opportunities from marketing campaigns. Provide strategic challenge and intervention on the Assurance pipeline and key opportunities. Proactively use Salesforce to drive sales strategy, increase winning behaviours and focusing our bidding activity on the right opportunities. Play a leading role as a senior member of the Sales capability in Sales & Marketing, working closely with the Sales Director. Lead by example on best practice pursuit and proposals People manage members of the capability Essential skills and experience Proven track record in business development, sales and client relationship management (ideally within a professional services environment). An expert understanding of sales enablement programmes and sales support. Expert understanding of targeting and opportunity management with the ability to implement both strategic and tactical initiatives. Strong knowledge of SPIN, Miller Heiman or another relationship/sales methodology and proven experience in driving opportunities through to revenue. Accomplished sales coach. Strong project and bid management skills. Client focused with strong relationship skills. Strong people management and development skills with experience of managing and developing teams. Proactive with a positive can do approach. Self-starter able to work effectively as part of a virtual team. Team player; able to actively contribute and participate as a member of the Sales capability and Consulting teams The ability to form networks with partners and staff at all levels and influence effectively. A sound business understanding as well as being commercially and risk aware. Excellent influencing and powerful communication skills. A sound business understanding as well as being risk aware. Additional Information This role can be based in any of our UK offices, however travel to London a minimum of 2 days per week is essential.
PwC Reading, UK
Nov 17, 2018
Full time
A career within Corporate Tax services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients meet their tax obligations while managing the impact tax has on their business. You'll advise clients on their local and overseas tax affairs, while acting as a strategic consultant related to business analysis, managing working capital, and profit sharing for partners. You'll also help organisations understand the pricing implications of goods and services between related parties, as well as providing advice on tax implications of deals. Our team helps our clients improve their tax function to control risk and facilitate better decision making. You'll focus on helping businesses with tax strategy, ensuring tax compliance, increasing post tax profits, and providing application support to achieve the best corporate tax practices. About the team A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Senior Associate to join PwC's Reward and Employment Tax team in the South East. The team sits within PwC's rapidly growing national Reward & Employment practice. We provide consulting services, technical advice and analysis on types of reward, employment tax risk, compliance and reporting, as well as broader employment related areas, such as gender pay and workforce planning. . Our clients range from private start-ups to fast-growth companies heading towards an IPO/exit, from AIM and mid-cap to UK subsidiaries of overseas parented organisations to large UK listed global companies. PwC is a technology enabled business and we are leveraging technology solutions in a number of new and innovative ways to deliver reward services efficiently for our clients. The successful candidate will be required to work as part of a regional and multi-disciplined team, advising a broad range of clients on all aspects of employment taxes compliance, risk management and advisory support. . The candidate will also have an interest in technology and an awareness of the way in which data and digital solutions are shaping the market. About the role In this role you'll Work collaboratively within a team. Manage a portfolio of clients across a range of sectors. Draft technically complex advice and supervise the work of junior staff in a wide range of employment tax areas (managing their personal and technical development, undertaking research and analysis of tax cases and reviewing legislative matters). Develop a personal network of contacts internally and externally and actively promote the PwC brand through social media and external networking events. Actively target and evaluate opportunities for developing new client opportunities and services. Support client proposal activities. Essential skills and experience ACA / CA / / CTA (or breadth of knowledge equivalent to CTA) Experience in a wide range of employment tax related areas, such as contractors, termination payments, expenses, P11D and PSA reporting. Strong organisational and interpersonal skills. A commitment to delivering great client service. Good communication skills, written and oral. Strong project management skills and the ability to prioritise tasks. Ability to work flexibly as part of a regional team and through virtual networks. Able to apply good judgement, consult appropriately and manage risks. Strong analytical skills in terms of understanding the interaction of processes, technologies and people. An interest in technology and the benefits that it can bring in terms of efficiency, control and informational capabilities. Who we're looking for We're looking for someone who Is resilient, able to work to deadlines and will encourage and motivate junior staff. Strong analytical skills in terms of understanding the interaction of processes, technologies and people. An interest in technology and the benefits that it can bring in terms of efficiency, control and informational capabilities.
PwC Reading, UK
Nov 17, 2018
Full time
A career within Corporate Tax services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients meet their tax obligations while managing the impact tax has on their business. You'll advise clients on their local and overseas tax affairs, while acting as a strategic consultant related to business analysis, managing working capital, and profit sharing for partners. You'll also help organisations understand the pricing implications of goods and services between related parties, as well as providing advice on tax implications of deals. Our team helps our clients improve their tax function to control risk and facilitate better decision making. You'll focus on helping businesses with tax strategy, ensuring tax compliance, increasing post tax profits, and providing application support to achieve the best corporate tax practices. Responsibilities As a Senior Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to Proactively assist in the management of a portfolio of clients, while reporting to Directors and above Be involved in the financial management of clients Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients Develop project strategies to solve complex technical challenges for our clients Manage and deliver large projects by developing the project team, assessing engagement risks throughout, driving conclusions, and reviewing / challenging the output produced by the team Shape and deliver projects to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients and our own quality criteria Train, coach, and supervise team members Continue to develop internal relationships and developing your PwC brand About the team PwC are the market leaders in VAT advisory services, providing services to many of the firm's largest and most important clients. Our business in the South East has doubled in size over the last 3 years and we are looking to continue that strong growth with talented and driven indirect tax professionals. You will have a great opportunity to build your career as an indirect tax specialist in a fast growing business and in a region that is a national growth priority for PwC. You will work with a wide range of clients across all business sectors and have responsibility to lead relationships with those clients. You will be given immediate responsibility for a client portfolio and have the opportunity to play a key part in the leadership of the business. About the role This role provides the successful candidate with an unparalleled opportunity to develop their career, to build global VAT technical skills and the experience of working on complex and challenging assignments. On a day to day basis responsibilities will include • Building relationships with our clients; • Delivery of the highest quality advice to clients; • Managing a team and helping develop others in the team; • Liaising with the global PwC network; • Keeping up to date with legislation and practical changes which impact VAT; Essential skills and experience Successful candidate will need to possess and demonstrate a broader range of capabilities and skills, including • Entrepreneurship; • Strong VAT technical skills; • Good communication skills, both oral and written; • Good self-organisational skills • Energy and enthusiasm; • Ambition and a strong desire to succeed; • A commitment to team working;
PwC London, UK
Nov 17, 2018
Full time
A career in our Global Mobility Services practice, within People and Organisation Consulting services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients reset their talent strategies and deliver extraordinary business results through their people. We focus on evaluating and managing their unique challenges so our clients can maximise their return on the overall investment in human capital. You'll gain a tremendous depth of expertise in all aspects of human capital, including creating sustainable value through people culture and change, designing compensation and retirement strategies, and improving human capital operations. Our team helps companies streamline and effectively manage their international assignment programme in a cost efficient manner. You'll assist our team with international assignee management, HR, payroll, finance and accounting in addition to mobility policy, process and governance consulting. Responsibilities As a Senior Associate, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to Proactively assist in the management of several clients, while reporting to Managers and above Train and lead staff Establish effective working relationships directly with clients Contribute to the development of your own and team's technical acumen Keep up to date with local and national business and economic issues Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients Continue to develop internal relationships and your PwC brand
PwC Edinburgh, UK
Nov 17, 2018
Full time
A career within Corporate Tax services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients meet their tax obligations while managing the impact tax has on their business. You'll advise clients on their local and overseas tax affairs, while acting as a strategic consultant related to business analysis, managing working capital, and profit sharing for partners. You'll also help organisations understand the pricing implications of goods and services between related parties, as well as providing advice on tax implications of deals. Our team helps our clients improve their tax function to control risk and facilitate better decision making. You'll focus on helping businesses with tax strategy, ensuring tax compliance, increasing post tax profits, and providing application support to achieve the best corporate tax practices. Responsibilities As a Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to Proactively assist in the management of a portfolio of clients, while reporting to Senior Managers and above Be involved in the financial management of clients Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients Contribute to the development of your own and team's technical acumen Develop strategies to solve complex technical challenges Assist in the management and delivering of large projects Train, coach, and supervise staff Keep up to date with local and national business and economic issues Continue to develop internal relationships and your PwC brand Preferred skills Tax Risk & Quality (R&Q) advises the practice on all issues to do with managing risk, regulation, legal obligations and adherence to firm and network R&Q policies. We report directly to the Tax Leadership Team and also advise it on risk and regulatory strategy for the whole practice. We also work closely xLoS, with other R&Q teams, Office of General Counsel (OGC), Compliance and Independence. As a major R&Q practice in the PwC global network we link in to global Tax and xLoS R&Q to promote best practice globally and influence the global risk agenda. The team is led by a senior Partner and three Directors and consists of 36 people spread across the UK, with 40% based outside London. Minimum years experience required Our people advise partners/directors and engagement teams in those BUs on Proposals and winning work - guiding them through potential risk issues and solutions Client acceptance and reputational issues - escalating sensitive matters to firm leadership and supporting the practice through acceptance committees Audit independence - navigating the increasingly complex regulations Contracting - finding the most practical and commercial outcomes to complex contracting challenges and negotiating with clients Working cross border with other PwC firms - navigating the risks to the UK firm and network policy Working with third parties in alliances and joint business relationships - supporting teams through the risk and regulatory considerations Regulatory compliance - which for many teams means ensuring compliance with external regulations Additional application instructions We are looking for people who are able to engage with leadership across Tax at all levels. What qualities are we looking for? Pragmatic and commercial - R&Q does not work in an ivory tower or vacuum. You will need to apply sound common sense to complex challenges and find a sensible and workable solution to manage a risk Energy, drive and a true self-starter - the role is what you make of it. You will have considerable autonomy to work with others or by yourself to identify, analyse and manage the specific risks affecting the parts of the business you support and the projects you work on. We need someone to be pro-active, juggling responsibilities and priorities, to make that happen and have an impact Relationships - you will have clients. They will be a Business Unit Leader, a BU R&Q Partner, engagement partners/directors and their teams. You need to apply all your client relationship training to develop and deepen those relationships so you meet their needs and R&Q enhances their businesses and helps them go to market Organised - you need an excellent track record in managing a portfolio of work and being adaptable and flexible. You will need to be well organised and able to deal with large amounts of information whilst retaining an excellent attention to detail Previous experience in risk management, compliance or regulation is not required. The technical skills will come with training and experience - but you need to be up for this since this will require important and significant self-learning. You will need to take the initiative to ensure it is a success.
PwC London, UK
Nov 17, 2018
Full time
About the team PwC's Forensic Services team comprises around 670 people in the UK, based in London, Belfast, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds, Manchester and, most recently, the South East region. The group's services are wide ranging and include dispute resolution, fraud and other financial investigations, non-financial investigations, construction claims, contract reviews and licensing management. Our group includes accountants, former regulators, civil engineers and IT specialists and we are part of a global network of over 1700 Forensic Services professionals within the global PwC network. About the role This role is based in London. In an increasingly digitised world, instances of fraud and electronic crime are becoming more and more common. Investigative Analytics involves the analysis of data to support forensic investigations. As a Manager in our team, you will work on multiple concurrent projects for global priority clients. Much of our work requires us to analyse vast quantities of data, using cutting edge technology and advanced statistical techniques to extract meaningful insights for our worldwide clients. Because we operate in an environment where speed of response is often critical to our clients, we are constantly innovating and drawing on the very latest technologies. Join us and you could be looking for hidden patterns within banks trading systems, looking for potential evidence of market abuse or incidents of rogue trading. In addition, you could be searching for evidence of fraud and abuse within a company's finance system or helping to identify illegal activity within millions of regular transactions. You may also be researching new tools and technologies and developing new propositions to take to our clients. The very nature of what we do means that many of our clients have an international reach, and no two jobs, or indeed days, are the same. So, if you are naturally inquisitive, have an analytical mind and enjoy solving problems we'd be interested in talking to you. Your responsibilities will include but may not be limited to Consulting with clients on business issues, often explaining complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders; Driving a culture of innovation and transformation within the team, identifying and embedding the latest technological solutions; Management of the delivery of projects within defined budgets and the provision of clear and concise details of progress to senior stakeholders; Management, organisation and development of more junior staff performing data analytics roles; In-depth quantitative analysis and summarisation of complex transactional data; Writing SQL and other programming languages (e.g Python) to aid data interrogation and investigations; Ensuring the team adheres to best practice when developing and implementing code; Drafting reports and presentations to explain our findings to key stakeholders; Researching new products, tools and techniques to assist with streamlining internal processes and methods of presenting results to clients. Essential skills and experience To be considered you must have experience working in a data analytics role covering one or more of the following disciplines Data querying and manipulation programming (e.g. SQL, SAS); Scripting or programming skills (e.g. R, Python); Understanding of common data quality problems; ETL (extract, transform and load processes and tools e.g. Alteryx); Data cleansing and manipulation; Data visualisation (e.g. Tableau, Power BI); Statistical and text mining concepts and techniques (e.g. Clustering); Analysis of financial / general ledger data to support forensic accounting investigations. Experience of working in a client facing or advisory role; Experience in planning and driving client engagements with numerous stakeholders; Strong logical reasoning, attention to detail and problem-solving skills; Excellent written, oral and presentation skills; Experience of overseeing, coaching and managing other people. Who we're looking for To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following: Strong leadership skills, including project management The ability to devise creative solutions to complex problems Exceptional analytical and technical aptitude Exceptional attention to detail The ability to manage time, prioritise tasks and work under tight deadlines The ability to work independently with little supervision, but integrate well into teams Concise and clear communication when presenting and explaining results and findings
PwC Edinburgh, UK
Nov 17, 2018
Full time
A career in our Merger and Acquisition Tax practice, within Tax services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients meet and manage their tax obligations across unique but ever changing tax specialties. You'll advise clients on their local and overseas tax affairs, while acting as a strategic consultant related to business analysis, managing indirect taxes, dispute resolution, and global enterprise tax solutions. Our team helps our clients with various aspects of a merger and acquisition transactions such as restructuring, divestiture, partnerships and insolvency. You'll focus on helping clients establish treasury goals, analyse and quantify tax assets, assess tax risks, and model taxable income and cash flow impacts. Responsibilities As a Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to Proactively assist in the management of a portfolio of clients, while reporting to Senior Managers and above Be involved in the financial management of clients Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients Contribute to the development of your own and team's technical acumen Develop strategies to solve complex technical challenges Assist in the management and delivering of large projects Train, coach, and supervise staff Keep up to date with local and national business and economic issues Continue to develop internal relationships and your PwC brand
PwC Belfast, UK
Nov 17, 2018
Full time
PwC is investing in further expansion of its Compliance Operations function. Our technology risk team is one of our fastest growing teams within Operate and successful candidates will have the opportunity to support senior management in further shaping that business. We have exciting and ambitious plans so this is an excellent opportunity to make an impact and innovate through the use of technology. Who are we looking for? We are looking for self-motivated individuals of all skill levels and backgrounds (Particularly in IT / Information Security). You will have some experience in either risk management, compliance, controls testing and/or audit and are seeking a new opportunity to use and develop your skill sets. We will also consider candidates with non-relevant experience but have transferable skills and are interested in building a career in this area. We expect our staff to be driven, enthusiastic, keen to build on existing experience and can work well individually as well as part of a team. What's in it for you? You will have the opportunity to upskill and work across a number of our proposition areas, including Technology Controls Audit Support - (inc. IT Audit to support the Financial Audit, Sarbanes Oxley compliance, business process testing) Technology Risk Management - (IT risk reviews, programme/project assurance, IT operational, Cyber security and data reviews) Vendor Risk Management - (inc. Technology focused delivery of Governance, Risk and Compliance for 3rd Parties) Typical responsibilities could include Performing compliance and control assessments against a range of Technology focused controls frameworks; Enhancing client controls environments, including developing integrated risk and control frameworks and building remediation plans for key client issues Building client relationships through engagement delivery and identifying opportunities to help clients resolve their challenges; Building and maintaining relationships with the wider global PwC network. You will also benefit from our ongoing technical and softer skills training programmes to assist with your continual technical and personal development along with dedicated career coaches to support your continued professional development. Where will you be based? Projects are carried out in our Belfast Centre of Excellence. You will work remotely alongside other PwC colleagues and clients. You may have the opportunity to travel to client sites or travel to another PwC UK office for training, however, we will discuss and organise this with you well in advance. What are we looking for? Essential skills Experience in Financial Services or regulated industry Educated to degree level (or relevant industry experience) Strong analytical skills with experience in problem solving and being able to implement and deliver solutions Willingness to expand technical knowledge in a broad range of client facing projects Ability to manage deadlines within multiple projects Proven ability to be a team player, while retaining ability to work independently with little supervision. Desirable skills Good understanding of risk, control and compliance testing methodology Previous experience ideally within either a risk, technology testing, compliance or audit function Coaching and mentoring Understanding of Information Technology Internal firm services In order to deliver a first-class service to our clients, we need first-class support internally. Internal firm services is a network of specialist support professionals and includes marketing, recruitment, human capital, finance, technology, learning and development, procurement, to name but a few. Each team plays a vital role in making sure we have all the right resources, services and technology across our business. The skills we look for in future employees All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, 'The PwC Professional' and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships. Learn more here Diversity We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate. Learn more here
PwC London, UK
Nov 17, 2018
Full time
Who we are looking for We are currently looking for a Senior Manager to join our Financial Services Risk and Regulation Centre of Excellence, part of our broad Financial Services Risk and Regulation (FSRR) practice. The role will provide an opportunity to develop your technical knowledge across a range of topics and your wider industry knowledge, to support a broad range of clients focusing on Asset and Wealth Management. It offers a unique mix of client work, market profile activities, regulatory engagement and proposition incubation. About the FSRR In the fast evolving world of financial services regulation, organisations need support and advice in how to deal with and manage regulatory change. The FSRR practice works with our clients to provide high quality advice and assurance to the financial sector. We help clients to anticipate and understand regulatory and policy change and make the necessary changes and adjustments to their business to manage this change. Where it is too late to prevent failure, we work with our clients to investigate the source of the problem, deal with the impacts and help to establish controls to support compliance going forward. Joining our FSRR Centre of Excellence The CoE is a growing part of our business. We act as the 'engine room' of our FSRR practice, supporting client teams in areas of risk and regulatory expertise, often acting as deep subject matter specialists. We track new developments that will affect our clients, and engage with a wide range of stakeholders including regulators in the UK, EU and supranationally. We focus on emerging trends in risk and regulation, seeking to develop early points of view and thought leadership. We take a forward-looking view to new risk and regulatory issues, develop a deep understanding of the potential implications and use these insights to engage with clients and our client teams. Through these activities we develop the relationships, knowledge and skills to help clients with the important challenges they face. We work with other FSRR teams to support our clients, bringing a deep understanding of clients' business and operational models, as well as the wider issues affecting their businesses and the industry. Our team includes experts who cover asset and wealth management, banking and capital markets and insurance. The team includes risk, regulatory, legal and compliance professionals from a wide range of backgrounds including people from industry, auditors, lawyers, economists, industry bodies and policy makers and regulators. Who we are looking for As part of the FSRR, we have significant growth plans and are looking for ambitious and dedicated professional advisers to help us deliver on these plans. In line with our growth strategy and our long term plans in investing in financial services, we are seeking to supplement the existing team with new talent. With the help of this new talent, our aim is to continue to build a team that is known in the market as the best in class risk and regulatory consulting practice, interacting with the major players in the UK, EU and global financial services industry and playing a key role in the services we offer to our clients. Responsibilities Supporting clients and client delivery teams with industry and technical expertise on risk and regulatory matters in Asset and Wealth Management Acting as subject matter expert on large and small engagements, often simultaneously Leading parts of the work of the Centre of Excellence, focusing on new regulatory developments, wider business themes and regulators' policymaking, supervisory and enforcement activities in this sector/subsector Helping to manage sub-sector junior team members as appropriate, including coaching and development, with other Senior Managers/Directors Producing and overseeing written analysis and information including client publications, marketing materials, website content, training materials, press releases, etc. in conjunction with the CoE's market profile team Conducting technical research, training, speaking at client events, responding to consultation papers from relevant regulatory bodies etc. Leading and contributing input to the debate on development and application of policy, anticipating and developing Thought Leadership in relevant areas, with Directors and the partner Engaging with regulators and policy makers on areas of expertise, managing relationships, and supporting the activity of the CoE's wider regulatory relations team. Skills required The ideal candidate would have demonstrable experience in Asset and Wealth Management, and be able to identify how risk and regulatory challenges will impact clients, as well as an awareness of the wider issues affecting this sector. Previous experience is likely to have been in a firm, or in a policy/supervisory department at one of the regulators. Alternatively, the candidate may have gained his or her experience from working in an industry body, government department, law firm or consulting firm. The following skills are required for this role: Essential skills: Deep technical grounding in risk and regulatory issues. Suitable topics include: UCITS, AIFMD, fund structures, suitability, robo-advice, costs and charges, wealth management advice, investor protection, PRIIPs, the Asset Management Market Study, extension of SMR etc. Knowledge of prudential issues, including the investment firms review, would be advantageous but not compulsory Significant knowledge of the sector, including the typical business and operational models of clients in this sector Experience of advising on FCA/PRA principles, rules and regulatory processes in relation to these types of firms Excellent technical, delivery and communication skills including using social media and other technology Leadership and management experience of both people and projects Experience of developing and coaching more junior staff Strong organisational and interpersonal skills Ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines Ability to make new contacts, build strong relationships with clients and regulators, listen to and understand client needs Desire and ability to interpret regulatory changes into new opportunities to assist clients, drawing on wider geopolitical, technological and demographic issues. Desirable Skills: Experience working with a UK or equivalent overseas regulators. Experience of shaping public facing messages and market profile, for example contributing to industry bodies/working groups, PR messaging.
PwC London, UK
Nov 17, 2018
Full time
A career in Finance, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to help PwC in all aspects of our Finance internal function including financial planning and reporting, data analysis, and assisting leadership with overall strategy. You'll focus on recording and analysing financial transactions, paying and receiving invoices, maintaining financial statement ledger accounts, and preparing analysis and reconciliations of bills to detect fraud. Responsibilities As a Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to Proactively assist in the management of a portfolio of clients, while reporting to Senior Managers and above Be involved in the financial management of clients Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients Contribute to the development of your own and team's technical acumen Develop strategies to solve complex technical challenges Assist in the management and delivering of large projects Train, coach, and supervise staff Keep up to date with local and national business and economic issues Continue to develop internal relationships and your PwC brand Purpose Responsible for managing the delivery of standard reporting, identification and delivery of ad-hoc reporting and analytics that will drive business results. Facilitate setting up of standardized report features, tools and templates for consumers. Work with the data team to ensure data is organized and made available on time for reporting operations to be run smoothly. Advice data team on additional data requirements, data transformation needs and data quality improvement needs. Assist the reporting analysts with complex ad-hoc reporting needs and monitor service levels against SLAs. Responsibilities/Duties Manage Standard Reporting cycles Ensure preparation and sharing of monthly finance reports with the leadership and all relevant stakeholders. Oversight of preparation and sharing of monthly reports on Network Costs with the leadership team and all Network Finance stakeholders Liaise with business stakeholders to verify report content and eliminate ambiguity. Review and approve monthly reporting packs prior to distribution. Assist with the business planning, budgeting and forecasting activities. Propose appropriate recommendations for process improvement and optimization. Resolution of client queries through bringing together functional and data SMEs Propose report standardization features and templates based on user/stakeholder feedback. Facilitate report migration to Self-Service tools (e.g. Qlikview, Tableau) and promote existing Self-service portal (e.g. GCP) usage. Liaise with PwC IT, where appropriate, to resolve any system availability and performance issues. Manage Ad-hoc reporting requirements Facilitate resolution of complex client requirements by bringing together Functional SMEs, Data Scientists and Reporting Analyst resources. Allocate appropriately skilled Reporting Analysts for creating the reporting outputs. Assure Quality, Accuracy and Security of outputs (produced by Analysts) prior to sign-off and distribution. Ensure all outputs include the terms & conditions clauses. Take ownership of Service improvement needs Own any existing tools, applications and databases that support reporting activity and facilitate the planning/execution of their integration into central R&A services. In collaboration with the R&A and Data pillar leads, identify the R&A capabilities and services that would help the global decision support activities. Work with data and R&A SMEs to formulate innovative solutions to fill any R&A capability and service gaps and enhance the R&A service efficiencies. Skills Required Essential ACA, CIMA or ACCA qualified Commercially minded with a deep business understanding People management and development of others Strong financial and business analysis skills and ability to deal with ambiguity Experience in creating board level management reporting packs Advanced excel and strong data analysis skills Business Intelligence tools (e.g. TM1/Cognos, Microstrategy) Strong written and verbal communication skills Results oriented and a self-starter Proven ability to solve problems, handle conflict, anticipate issues/concerns, troubleshoot problems, and proactively institute creative solutions quickly and in detail Desirable Knowledge of multinational reporting and/or regular reporting cycles Experience working as part of a reporting team using modern reporting platforms such as QlikView, Tableau, Power BI etc. in an analytical or user capacity Key Stakeholders GI Internal Network Finance Operations Data Operations and Governance Master Data Management R&A Strategic Project teams GI External Territory Finance SPOCs for Global Reporting