18 days ago
A career in our Valuations practice, within Deals Transaction Services, will provide you the opportunity to help organisations realise the potential of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and capital markets. In short, we help some of the world’s leading companies originate, create, execute, and realise value from deals. Through data driven insights we help our clients move in the right direction ensuring maximum value for their company.
Our team helps organisations unlock greater deal value by providing robust value opinions and transaction model business advisory. As part of the team, you’ll research financial risks, provide forecast analysis, and develop financial models that assists our team in providing fair and accurate valuation advice and ultimately helps our clients enhance their deal value.
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're looking for
Are you a software or model developer? Are you interested in valuation of financial derivatives?
We have an excellent opportunity for you to join our Market Value Direct team - our firm's financial instruments valuation team which sits within the Transaction Services business.
About the role
Key skills, qualifications and experience required
At least a 2.1 Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, physics, mathematics or an allied field •Proven working knowledge and experience of software development in industry or academia
Good working knowledge of Python •Familiarity with source control (ideally git)
Understanding of financial instruments valuation or a strong desire to learn
Well-organised and able to prioritise workload
Self-motivated and able to work on own initiative
Desirable but not mandatory qualifications/experience
Familiarity with C++ and SQL
Theoretical understanding and hands on experience in developing mathematical models
Our Market Value Direct team is part of the Valuations practice. We provide financial instrument valuation services internally as well as dealing directly with clients. Our MVD team values instruments from liquid traded shares and bonds through to complex derivatives along with the related valuation adjustments. The team also engages in Model design, implementation, documentation, validation and validation review activities.
The London team is the hub for our firm’s Central Cluster.
You will be a Senior Associate/Manager within the London based team but working with other offices in the UK and elsewhere in the central cluster. The role will offer the opportunity to work in a fast paced business alongside a team which has grown significantly over the past 12 months and is forecast to continue to grow, both in size and new areas of work.
Key responsibilities will include
Provide support in testing clients financial instrument valuations by independent re-valuation, across a wide range of instrument types
Maintenance and extension of an existing codebase, written primarily in Python with .Net components which maps/transforms trade static data between various formats XML, JSON, CSV, Excel, etc.
Extend internal model base and/or help the team on-board third party provided models
Participating in discussions to help drive software architecture/design
Assist the team in banking model services proposition (design, implementation, validation and model risk)
Assist in areas of business development, practice development and strategy – due to the high growth nature of Market Value Direct this will be a key component of the role
Opportunity for working from home? (Yes)
Opportunity for job sharing? (No)
Need to travel/overnight stays away from home (Sporadic short trips)
Opportunity for flexible working (hours)? (Yes)
Amount of time PwC office based (80%)
Strong analytical skills and attention to detail but tempered with an ability to think laterally
Excellent communication skills - ability to present complex issues in a clear and articulate way, often to a non-technical audience
Ability to multi-task across multiple assignments, prioritised workloads and work under time constraints
Ability and willingness to coach and manage junior members of staff, including staff in offshore locations
Self-motivated and able to work on their own initiative
Flexible and a team player
Numerate and fluent in English language skills
Ability to deliver high quality written work
Be able to deal with all levels of staff in a straightforward and professional manner
Able to establish, build and maintain a good working relationships