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Financial Services - Management Analytics - Senior Associate

Company: PwC
Location: Irvine
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

A career in our Financial Operations practice, within Finance Consulting services, will provide the opportunity to work alongside CEOs, CFOs, controllers and treasurers to optimise the structure of their finance functions and improve their contribution to the business. We support our clients by addressing the challenges of achieving appropriate standards of control, efficient back office opportunities and support to the business through insight and challenge. Our team helps clients transform their finance function by executing strategies to reduce functional and operational complexity through streamlined processes, optimise d use of technology, and efficient use of resources to deliver cost effective, high quality services to all stakeholders.

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.

Additional Job Description and Summary

Minimum Degree Required:

Bachelor Degree

Required Fields of Study:

Accounting, Finance

Minimum Years of Experience:

3 year's of External Consulting experience

Degree Preferred:

Master of Business Administration

Travel Requirements:

When traveling resumes, will need be open to travel 75% to 80%.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills:

  • Relevant experience in cost accounting methods including, activity-based costing, unit costing, standard costing methods with variances and residual analysis

  • Proven experience cost study design and oversight, including the use and maintenance of standard cost frameworks for the integration of cost studies with existing model methodologies

  • Proven experience in a Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) setting in Banking and Capital Markets, Asset Management and/or Insurance

  • Demonstrated ability to run and update cost modeling systems (data, hierarchy, rules, etc.) supporting Standard and Forecast unit costs, variance reporting, cost maintenance, operational metrics and scorecards

  • Demonstrated abilities and/or a proven record of success in the following areas:
  • Understanding of the functionality of financial systems, such as Oracle (EPM Suite - PCMCS/EBPCS), SAP (PaPM), Workday (Adaptive Insights / Prism), Anaplan, OneStream, Tagetik, SAS ABM, MyABCM

  • Understanding common issues facing clients in their industry from a performance measurement perspective

  • Leveraging business intelligence tools (PowerBI, Tableau, Qlik) to support the reporting and monitoring of performance metrics

  • Leveraging digital tools to manage data such as Alteryx, UI Path, Blue Prism among others

  • Managing efforts with identifying and addressing client needs by building, maintaining, and utilizing networks of client relationships and community involvement; communicating value propositions; managing resource requirements, project workflow, budgets, billing and collections; and, preparing and/or coordinating complex written and verbal materials.

Keywords: PwC, Irvine , Financial Services - Management Analytics - Senior Associate, Other , Irvine, California

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