PWC: Valuations, Financial Services – Manager

In Deals we solve the important problems that stand in the way of value being created, sustained, realised or protected for our clients – working together to aid responsible recovery and growth.

We put together major mergers and acquisitions and resolve business crises – from international take-over bids to financial crime investigations and cases of insolvency. Our teams work on iconic deals with national and global clients as well as operating and investing in businesses, new ventures and entrepreneurs in our local market and communities. It’s both a responsibility and a privilege to guide our clients through moments that matter deeply to them. Our breadth of clients in an ever-changing market means we need to be agile – responding when we need to, in a way that really makes a difference.

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We draw upon our deals experience across many industries to support and partner with our clients, to positively impact society and the communities in which we operate. The insight we create, coupled with the innovative tools and methodologies we use to access and evaluate the data that matters, contributes to the success of our clients in all Deals situations. We encourage our clients to think more broadly – connecting their actions today with their successes tomorrow. We help our clients throughout the Deals lifecycle to create lasting value for their businesses.

Each of our key areas within Deals, delivers services to the market individually or together by combining our specialists to provide comprehensive client solutions.

A career 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.

Who are we looking for?

A highly motivated individual to join our Financial Services Valuations team at the Manager level. You will have commercial experience in, and enthusiasm for, the Financial Services sector and the practice of performing Valuations, combined with a desire to learn and develop, and a willingness to contribute to the growth and culture of our team.

About the team

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Our Valuations business is a thriving, growing and innovative team of individuals who work collaboratively with our clients to value their businesses, shares, financial instruments and intangible and tangible assets.  Our valuation insights are used to help our clients make commercial decisions, resolve disputes and meet their regulatory requirements.

We have around 150 people in the UK and we work along industry lines, as we believe that having a deep understanding of the issues and opportunities facing each sector is critical to producing commercial and robust valuations.

Our specialist Financial Services team advises a broad spectrum of businesses across the financial services industry working with major global financial institutions as well as niche firms. We have experts within our team who specialise in the different sectors within the financial services industries including Asset Management, Banking and Capital Markets, Insurance and Fintech.

We work alongside our PwC colleagues regularly, for example with our due diligence and corporate finance colleagues as part of transactions, with our restructuring team for businesses in distress and with our tax and audit colleagues to support discussions with regulators and other stakeholders.

About the role

We are looking to recruit a Manager into our London office, with individuals expected to, at times, work with other offices in the UK.

A Manager in our team is a rewarding role, combining opportunities to develop deep valuation skills, utilise and enhance industry insights, to develop your network and most of all, to learn and collaborate with a fun and talented team

Key responsibilities will include

  • Leading the delivery of valuations and advisory services to our clients, including drafting and communication of our insights to financial services clients.

  • Analysing business plans and financial services sector dynamics to build financial models that make the best use of our leading data and analytics tools at PwC.

  • Assisting in areas of business development, practice development and strategy ​

Essential skills and experience

  • Experience in at least some of the financial services sectors (insurance, asset management, banking etc.)

  • Some experience in performing or reviewing valuations

  • Well organised and able to prioritise multiple client projects appropriately

  • Proficient in Excel

  • Strong analytical skills matched by an ability to think laterally

  • Ability to deliver high-quality written work

  • Strong attention to detail, assimilating large amounts of commercial and financial information in a fast-paced transaction services environment while still being able to see the big picture, where appropriate

  • Ability to work effectively in teams, sometimes to tight deadlines

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and confidence when interacting with others

Desirable skills

  • ACA or CFA qualified (although not essential)

  • Financial modelling experience

  • Willingness to learn using other data and analysis tools (such as Alteryx, Tableau or Power BI)

Our Deals business is an exciting, fast-paced and an ever-growing business that focuses on deals and crisis situations for our clients. Collectively, we deal with the types of situations you hear about regularly in the news and we provide support, insight and analysis to the management, shareholders and financiers of business.

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