We are seeking to recruit a Manager to join our Finance in Deals (FiD) team, which advises on the Finance function implications arising from M&A, especially when integrating or divesting businesses. The team works with a mix of Corporate and Private Equity clients both pre and post deal.
The FiD team sits within PwC's Delivering Deal Value (DDV) practice, a dedicated team of industry and functional experts that support businesses to maximise value from M&A.
About Delivering Deal Value (DDV)
The DDV team advises our clients on the operational aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) projects, both pre and post deal, acting as a strategic and trusted advisor to Corporate and Private Equity clients on transactions ranging from £50 million to over £5 billion.
DDV is a market leading team within PwC's Consulting practice group and provides a highly complex, fast paced, challenging yet rewarding environment for those who aspire to grow and develop in their careers. You are likely to work on a range of the different types of projects we support our clients with, which includes but is not limited to:
Buy and sell side operational due diligence
Carve out support
We thrive on being able to quickly assimilate the key operational issues, synergies, risks, and upsides around a transaction, to deliver results. We are then well positioned to work closely with our clients, at the heart of their deal strategy to design detailed plans, provide programme management and to ensure that synergies are met.
DDV is a growing team of practitioners with a focus across industry sectors (health & pharma, telecoms & media, retail consumer & leisure, financial services, industrial and business services) and business functions (technology, finance, HR). The team works closely with PwC's other Deal Advisory teams including Deals Strategy, Financial Due Diligence, Regulatory, Legal and Tax teams. Together these specialist teams are uniquely placed to provide clients with insights, value creation and advice throughout the M&A process.
About Finance in Deals (FiD)
Our FiD team has grown rapidly over the last five years and comprises over 30 dedicated Finance specialists. The team work closely with CFOs and their Finance Functions, to ensure business continuity is delivered throughout the transaction; and value and finance effectiveness is maximised post-deal.
Our team has a wide mix of prior experience, ranging from individuals who have previously worked in industry or private equity running and driving change in Finance Functions, to prior roles in finance consulting, audit, and M&A advisory practices.
Due to continued success and increased demand for our services, we are seeking to enhance our collaborative team via select, high calibre appointments.
About the role
We are looking to recruit a team member who can draw upon their previous consulting or in-house experience to bring high quality advice and support for our clients. Ideally you will have experience of M&A and /or finance transformational projects, and an understanding of how deals can impact a Finance Function.
You will work on a range of projects across different business sectors, whilst also focusing on the full breadth of Finance Function responsibilities including finance processes, operations, and reporting. You will draw on your previous client experience, and knowledge of deals to advise CFOs and their Finance Functions on key decision making and mitigation of risks throughout the deal.
The work involved can be complex and part of a fast-paced environment, therefore the role will require the ability to quickly understand, analyse and provide trusted opinions on the key issues and opportunities facing the Finance Function. As a Manager, you'll work as part of the FiD team, and with colleagues across DDV to help solve the CFO's complex business issues from strategy to execution.
Beyond project work, the role also involves driving business development and internal initiatives, to grow and develop the ways we can help our team, and our routes to market. You will utilise your experiences to develop creative and efficient ways to support our clients in the deal environment, as well as developing your networks both within PwC and with your clients.
Whilst primarily London based, our clients and projects are global in nature and you must be prepared to travel as and when required. Your personal needs will be taken into consideration and coupled with a range of working environments spanning the office, client site and flexible working.
Essential skills and experience
Experience of finance advisory roles gained in a consulting firm, or experience in an in-house Finance role, especially those where you've facilitated change in the effectiveness of a Finance function
A good understanding of the structure/underlying processes supporting the Finance Function, including activities such as budgeting and forecasting, management reporting, or finance processes (PTP, RTR, OTC etc.)
Experience of delivering Finance change / transformation projects
Expertise in Financial analysis and understanding of the key operational drivers, including the ability to quickly understand large amounts of information and draw out conclusions
Excellent communication skills, particularly the ability to produce high-quality written reports and present to senior stakeholders
Desirable skills and experience
Professional accounting qualification, MBA or other similar qualifications
M&A experience, ideally synergy, integration and/or carve-out projects, related to Finance functions
Knowledge and understanding of core ERPs and Finance systems
Strong project delivery skills
In Consulting we deliver practical, far-sighted advice that gets straight to the heart of clients' business issues and delivers amazing results by helping our clients improve the way they operate, reduce costs, manage risks, leverage talent or fundamentally change the way they do business, the work you do will be all about helping organisations of all shapes and sizes work smarter and grow faster. You could find yourself working with household names in a diverse range of industries - everyone from big-name broadcasters and high-street banks to multinational telecoms operators and energy companies.
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