8 days ago
A career in our National Operations practice, within Operations, will provide the opportunity to support our engagement teams and clients operationally by providing advice on accounting, financial reporting, and strategic business issues. In joining, you’ll help ensure a complete and relevant exchange of information among our consultants and in turn with engagement teams and clients, provide experts advice on a variety of specific topics, support engagement teams in resolving complex issues, and supporting clients and their subsidiaries in evaluating the potential impact of accounting and reporting standard setting initiatives. You’ll develop strong relationships with our engagement teams and enhance our ability to meet greater investor expectations with the challenges of an increasingly complex business environment.
Our team collaborates across the PwC business lines of services to review and develop current or future operational strategies.
About the team
Valuation is at the heart of business decision making and our work really matters to our clients. As part of PwC Deals and our wider global network, we work with the senior decision makers of our iconic client base, on the most exciting and varied projects around the world.
We are now looking to recruit a Senior Associate to our Global Valuations Technology team, which sits within the Deals National centre of excellence. This role will enhance our to enhance our software development capabilities in order to enhance our service offering and drive efficiencies in how we deliver to clients across the world. This will be fundamental in supporting our continued growth.
We are looking for someone with both a technical and commercial mind-set who can quickly get to the crux of business issues and shape the development of cutting- edge technology to help us deliver “game changing” insights to our clients.
Every assignment is different, but we broadly define our offering under the key headings;
Deal related - Acquisition / disposal valuation advice, bid defence, fairness opinions, valuation of relative joint venture contributions, support for debt or equity raising. Strategic or operational decision support strategic option review (including buy versus build), business portfolio analysis, investment appraisal, value impact of structural business changes (e.g. M&A, divestitures, restructuring, IPO), stock price under / over-performance, aligning executive reward to value creation.
Financial reporting - instrument and derivative valuations; purchase price allocations; impairment testing; real estate assurance; private equity, hedge and infrastructure fund valuations. Dispute related articles or shareholder agreement valuations; expert determinations;” Honest broker” role, independent expert / expert witness. Pension valuations transaction implications, asset backed funding, insufficiently resourced test valuations, valuing employer covenants, section 143 valuations. Tax purposes Negotiating with HMRC, management incentive scheme valuations, tax impacts of restructuring, tax implication and optimisation of transactions, considering a restructure.
About the role
You will be supporting the development and enhancement of in-house developed business software applications and business databases used across a broad range of valuation engagements. Projects will be mostly green field in nature, so you will have the opportunity to develop new solutions from the ground up and have significant input on technical direction.
Your responsibilities will include but may not be limited to
Creating and upgrading bespoke applications using the .NET framework to integrate and enhance the teams business systems;
Testing applications and implementing fixes/code refactoring as necessary;
Manage, support, and administer the team’s SQL database systems;
Assist in the evaluation, selection, installation, configuration, maintenance, upgrade, and support of software applications within the firm;
Producing technical documentation; and
Taking part in code reviews and providing input on architectural decisions.
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. You will be engaging directly with senior members of our business and clients, solving their business problems and helping them generate value.
You will need significant experience demonstrating a number of the following skills
Exceptional analytical and technical aptitude, and enjoy problem solving;
Have an entrepreneurial mind set and self-starter mentality, and be comfortable with a degree of ambiguity to come up with creative solutions to complex problems and develop these ideas into structured deliverable projects;
An ability to work effectively on tasks, both individually and collaboratively;
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 others;
Passion for 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);
Build collaborative working relationships at all levels, establishing credibility both internally and externally.
Have experience of developing applications using the .NET framework (preferably version 4.6 and onwards) with C# and Visual Studio;
Experience developing ASP.NET MVC web applications using entity framework;
Experience using version control systems, preferably Git;
Have developed software using cloud services such as Azure, Google Cloud and AWS;
Good experience of using SQL Server (2008 and later);
Experience using a wide range of APIs; and
Proven experience in all aspects of the software Development Lifecycle.
The following skills are also desirable
Experience with Continuous Integration (CI) / Continuous Deployment (CD);
Experience writing and reviewing technical documentation;
Other coding languages such as Python/VB.NET;
Experience working in a corporate deal environment; and
An understanding of basic accounting principles.
This position is based in our Bristol office, located just near Temple Meads train station.