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Treasury and Commodity Audit - Senior Manager

Employer
PwC
Location
London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
21 Feb 2023

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Salary band
Competitive
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office
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Job Details

 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’. 

Our Team

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.

 

Required skills 

  • 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.

Desirable skills

  • 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

 

Risk
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.

Not the role for you?
Did you know PwC offer flexible contract arrangements as well as contingent work (ie temporary or day rate contracting)?

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: www.pwc.com/uk/careers/experienced/apply

The Deal
We want all of our people to feel empowered to be the best that they can be, which is why we have ‘The Deal’.

Find out more about our firmwide Employee Value Proposition: https://www.pwc.co.uk/careers/about-us/the-new-deal.html

Diversity
Valuing Difference. Driving Inclusion.

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 because creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business, enabling us to solve important problems and deliver value to our clients. We encourage an inclusive culture where people can be themselves, are valued for their strengths and are empowered to be the best they can be. As an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we also support different ways of working offering flexible working arrangements. Learn more here about our work to support an inclusive culture.

www.pwc.com/uk/diversity


Risk
Risk is all around us and in our complex world, is changing all the time. Our teams bring people from diverse backgrounds together, using their skills and cutting-edge technology, to help solve complex problems. We are pioneers in a world of changing risk and our market leading services build resilient organisations. Join us and together, we can support our clients to rethink risk.


Not the role for you?
Did you know PwC offers flexible career arrangements and contract work? Learn more.

The skills we look for
The PwC Professional is our global framework for defining and encouraging leadership at all levels. Learn more.

The Deal
‘The Deal’, our firmwide Employee Value Proposition’ empowers our people to be the best they can be. Learn more.

Our commitment to you
We’re committed to building a culture that empowers all of our people to thrive and feel a sense of belonging at PwC. Learn more.

Application support
If you’re a person with a disability, if you’re neurodivergent, or if you have a condition that you believe may affect your performance during our selection process, we’ll be happy to make reasonable adjustments to our processes for you. Learn more.

Company

Our values define how we do things. And our purpose is why we exist - now more than ever - to build trust in society and solve important problems for our clients and our communities. In a world we no longer recognise, we need to rely on the strength and agility of our people to help us to navigate these uncertain times.

We're committed to ensuring that care and our people's wellbeing remains central to our culture. While we may not know what’s ahead, we can do all we can to help shape the future. As we continue to navigate this unprecedented time, it’s important that we support our people, to help them take care of themselves and to ensure the right support is available when it’s needed.

For now, we ask you to join our talent network and stay in touch with what’s happening in real time, including new possibilities as they arise. Visit our website for more information on how we’re responding to this pandemic and what changes we’re making to our recruitment process. 

Stay safe and stay connected in this rapidly changing world.

PwC

Opportunities are at the heart of a career with us.   Opportunities for you to sharpen your skills, collaborate with experts, build lasting relationships and make an impact in a place where people, quality and value mean everything.

Our offer to you...

·         Be part of the world’s leading professional services network and enjoy the benefits that come with that.

·         Meet and collaborate with highly talented people from diverse backgrounds, developing new ways of thinking, creating value for you, for PwC and for our clients.

·         Work in a challenging and stimulating environment where you’ll be inspired to reach your full potential.

·         Identify and develop your skills, build on your existing strengths and discover new ones you didn’t know you had. Watch your expertise and influence grow with us.

 

The PwC deal

No matter which area of the business you choose to join, all offer the same deal.  The opportunity to grow as an individual, to meet new people, and build lasting relationships that will stay with you for life.  All whilst making an impact in a place where people, quality, and value, mean everything.  Your hard work will be rewarded with a competitive salary and a personally tailored benefits package.

 

What you need to bring to us

Your intellect, willingness to learn, ability to build relationships, put yourself in others’ shoes, while always making a positive impact with our clients and each other.

The skills, insights and connections you develop at PwC are career defining wherever your career may take you. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime. Take it.

 

 

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