FBDS Senior Associate

Job Title: FBDS Senior Associate
Location: London
Reference: 36842BR
Contact Name: PwCRecruiting Team
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 06, 2019 16:36

Job Description

Who we're looking for

The successful applicant will be responsible for providing finance decision-support to the Technology and Investments (T&I) finance and operations team. ). T&I is a XLoS (cross Line of Service) team at the forefront of PwC’s ambition to be the leading technology-enabled professional services firm. It is led by Jon Andrews who is on the Executive Board, and its Chief Operating Officer – Sunil Patel. T&I brings technology to life in a very real and practical way by working with PwC partners and staff and their clients, offering innovative and creative tech led solutions to help address challenges, be they seemingly straightforward, or more complex. The T&I team is made up from our emerging technology groups. These groups are focused on new and emerging technologies, exploring opportunities and bringing these to bear for our own business and also for our clients. T&I houses cutting edge capabilities including AI, Blockchain, Disruption, Innovation, Drones, and Virtual/Augmented Reality.

The role provides an opportunity to gain commercial insight into firmwide support costs as well the wider technology reporting landscape of the firm. Internal finance is led by the PwC Finance Partner and is made up of c330 finance professionals across a broad range of specialisms.

Good IT skills (Excel spreadsheets and data manipulation) are required to make efficient use of the Firm’s financial systems.

The role will report to a finance manager.

Role responsibilites

Day to day role:

  • Being responsible for monthly journals (preparing and processing accruals, prepayments, recharges and allocations)

  • Assisting in the preparation of value-added financial analysis and reports for functions/XLoS, including explanations for major variances

  • Supporting the Functions Finance leaders on the preparation of budgets and forecasts and development of cost and ROI reporting for T&I.

Providing ad hoc support to Finance leaders on day to day financial management, as required. This includes:

  • Project code maintenance - Cost centre/financial structure/staff changes

  • Invoicing – sundry billing

  • Authority updates

  • Time analysis reporting

  • Transactional review, analysis and reporting on the Firm’s Financial systems

  • Qualifications not essential, but ideally the candidates should be studying for an accounting qualification. Need to be financially competent.

  • A clear personal pride for delivering high quality services to clients, including the ability to consistently manage their expectations and anticipate their needs.

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

  • Sound accounting and analytical skills

  • Strong organisational skills, including multi-tasking and prioritising effectively

  • Being proactive in identifying, flagging and offering solutions to potential issues or problems.

  • Ability to prioritise and adapt within a dynamic working environment.

Internal firm services

In order to deliver a first-class service to our clients, we need first-class support internally. Internal firm services is a network of specialist support professionals and includes marketing, recruitment, human capital, finance, technology, learning and development, procurement, to name but a few. Each team plays a vital role in making sure we have all the right resources, services and technology across our business.

The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

Learn more here


We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.

Learn more here