Our Capital Markets, Accounting Advisory & Structuring Services team (CMAS) is a rapidly growing deals business that sits in the Risk line of service within PwC. CMAS supports our clients through moments of exceptional change - whether that is through managing new risks, growth, capital and debt raising, divestitures, stress, or business transformation.
CFOs are under increasing pressure to stay on top of emerging issues and, as part of CMAS, the Treasury and Commodity team is a leading provider of assurance and advisory services to companies facing challenges created by the fast pace of change and volatility in the world markets. Our team is recognised as one of the leading providers of corporate treasury services in the UK.
Treasury involves managing the financial risks of an organisation (funding and liquidity, cash management and market risk management e.g. FX) and covers the end to end process from cash to debt to eliminating volatility from the P&L. Whilst the primary purpose of Commodity Management is to manage risks generated through the management of supply and demand and to reduce them to an acceptable level. Volatility in price, regulatory requirements, political and economical context all have impacts on what we call ‘Commodity Management’.
The world of Treasury and Commodities is changing. With ever changing business, financial and regulatory environments our clients are asking for ever more challenging support. Our expertise includes technical accounting advice on financial instruments, advice on trading, risk management, hedging strategies and derivatives, assessing the impact in deals and helping clients set up and improve their operational and risk management functions.
PwC’s Treasury and Commodities team provides a full range of treasury support to clients across non-bank financial services businesses, trading businesses and leading multinational corporations. Our teams provide these specialist services across a wide geographical area, including the UK, Europe and the Middle East.
In the UK, we have the Global Firms largest concentration of expertise including former Treasurers, Auditors, Analysts, Risk Managers, Traders, IT Specialists and Finance professionals.
About the role
We are seeking senior managers to join our growing team. As a senior manager, you will use your technical knowledge, people and relationship management skills to deliver high quality treasury assurance and advisory services from project planning through to completion. These services will include:
Providing independent assurance covering many areas of Treasury and/ or Commodity Trading activity and related subject matters (e.g. financial instrument accounting and controls) .
Reviewing, designing and implementing governance,controls and risk management policies of treasury and commodity trading operations;
Providing technical accounting advice on financial instruments;
Advising on foreign exchange, interest rate and commodity risk management including the accounting treatment for hedging strategies; and
Supporting the treasury and commodity trading aspects of transaction/M&A related projects.
PwC Treasury and Commodity Trading assurance and advisory professionals bring the right mix of assurance experience together with highly technical specialised skill sets to provide confidence to our clients on their Treasury and Commodity Trading activities. In a fast-paced environment we’re looking for someone who is passionate about Treasury and/ or Commodity Trading, who has the ability to critically challenge existing activities and who would like to develop these skills further.
A career within the Treasury and Commodities team, will provide you with the opportunity to provide a range of Treasury assurance and advisory services to a variety of clients from small, fast growing clients to large entities. Our clients are often well known brands and many have broad international reach. Our team is a great place to work for those who are looking for an exciting new challenge and who enjoy working with varied and interesting clients across the assurance and advisory domains.
We are a supportive and cooperative team, committed to helping our people develop. You’ll work as part of a team, in an inclusive team environment that promotes innovative thinking, collaboration and constructive challenge. We empower and trust our people to work independently, providing coaching and guidance as needed. We work closely with other teams within PwC and you will be encouraged to develop a network of relationships with clients and more broadly across the firm.
A rewarding career path awaits – join our team to develop yourself as a strategic leader, benefit from the wide range of development opportunities at PwC alongside contributing to the success of the CMAS business.
Chartered Accountant / ACA / ACCA / ICAS qualified accountant (or international equivalent) ;
A high level of experience in financial instrument accounting under IFRS and/or UK GAAP.
A good understanding of Corporate Treasury and / or Commodity Trading Risk activities.
Demonstrable experience of managing engagements from planning stages through to reporting.
Experience of identifying and effectively reporting issues and recommendations to clients.
Strong leadership skills in conjunction with experience in leading and coaching teams.
Versatility and agility to simultaneously work with a range of clients with differing challenges across a range of industries.
Exceptional client relationship and communication skills.
A willingness to learn new skills and help develop and innovate new client propositions.
Business/market development including experience of leading/ being involved with tenders and client pitches.
Practical experience or involvement in the implementation of key treasury, cash or commodities trading systems
We’re a leading provider of trust in the digital world – in the eyes of our people, our clients and our stakeholders. Today’s business environment is different. More complex. More connected. Companies not only face new and unknown risks, but also new and untapped opportunities. Our team is at the forefront of this change, join us to be a part of transforming how risk is perceived and capitalised on.
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The skills we look for
The PwC Professional is our global framework for defining and encouraging leadership at all levels. Learn more.
‘The Deal’, our firmwide Employee Value Proposition’ empowers our people to be the best they can be. Learn more.
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