Finance Senior Associate - Consulting

  • PWC-1
  • London, UK
  • 30 Sep, 2021
Full Time Accounting

Job Description

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.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Senior Associate, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Use feedback and reflection to develop self awareness, personal strengths and address development areas.
  • Delegate to others to provide stretch opportunities, coaching them to deliver results.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and the ability to bring order to unstructured problems.
  • Use a broad range of tools and techniques to extract insights from current industry or sector trends.
  • Review your work and that of others for quality, accuracy and relevance.
  • Know how and when to use tools available for a given situation and can explain the reasons for this choice.
  • Seek and embrace opportunities which give exposure to different situations, environments and perspectives.
  • Use straightforward communication, in a structured way, when influencing and connecting with others.
  • Able to read situations and modify behavior to build quality relationships.
  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

About the team

The Consulting Business has seen material growth and undergoing some exciting strategic change as we shift our business to deliver long term market leading transformational projects. In order to support the businesses ambition for further growth we are recruiting a Business Decision Support Senior Associate to support our team of 20 finance professionals, supporting the approx. 2500 Partners and staff. Based out of the More London office.
The role of the Senior Associate will be to work closely with delivery teams, Commercial Team and Consulting Leadership to support the business in their decision making, through identifying financial controls and improvements, commercial advice, the planning and budgeting process and providing insight to the business on financial performance and key KPI's.

About the role
As a Senior Associate you should have strong business, technical, analytical and commercial skills and be able to apply your knowledge to provide advice to client facing professionals in line with PwC policies and accounting standards. You should be forward thinking and be able to develop innovative solutions to support the business growth and profitability targets.
You will report to the Finance Leader and Finance Manager, working within a small team of finance professionals. Liaising with and working alongside other finance and operations functions, you will develop a network of key contacts and build strong relationships, developing new skills.
As Senior Associate , you will play a key role in the following areas:
Business strategy and planning
Budgeting and forecasting
Interpretation and reporting of the monthly financial results; recommending actions
Performance management and improvement
Financial control and compliance
People management and development of others

ACA, CIMA or ACCA qualified or part-qualified desirable, but not essential
Commercially minded with a deep business understanding
Action orientated and a self-starter
Strong analytical skills
Focused on continuous improvement in all areas of their work
Experience of forming strong relationships in a Business Partnering role
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to prioritise and delegate were appropriate
Takes responsibility for own personal development
Intermediate to advanced excel
Additional information
This is an office based role with the opportunity of flexible working hours and the opportunity to work from home occasionally.

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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.

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