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Illiquid Debt Valuations (MVD) - Senior Manager

London (Greater)
Closing date
26 Apr 2023

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Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office

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About Risk

We are 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.


Who are we looking for?

Are you or do you want to become a debt valuation specialist? We are looking for debt valuation specialists and consultants, to support our growth in the financial instrument valuation area of the market.

About the team 

Within the Risk Modelling Services business, the Market Value Direct (“MVD”) team provides financial instrument valuation services in a range of offerings from financial reporting, audit support, during deals and transactions to supporting client decision making. The MVD team values financial instruments from vanilla derivatives through to exotics and complex illiquid debt. 

We are looking to recruit Senior Manager level individuals into our London or Edinburgh offices. The role will focus on the valuation of illiquid debt and supporting our growth in this area. This provides the opportunity for a successful candidate to work in a fast paced business alongside a team which has grown exponentially in the last three years. 

We are proud of our fun, caring and supportive team culture with flat hierarchies, which has seen people stay with us throughout our growth story. 

About the role

Supported and coached by Associate Directors and Directors within the team, you will work closely with the wider team focusing on leading the delivery of projects to clients, either internal to the firm or externally. The role will also involve helping with various business development activities such as driving pitching to new clients and developing our strategy and proposition.

The role offers you the opportunity to learn a broad range of commercial, financial risk and valuation skills and further develop your own attributes. 

In delivering the role, you would have a high degree of autonomy, using your organisational ability and initiative in completion of tasks. 


Key responsibilities will include

  • A debt valuations specialist, who can lead the valuation of a significant and varied repertoire of product types in this area. 

  • Driving the delivery of valuations and advisory services. These services are led by our clients key commercial decisions and can arise in the contexts of commercial deals to regulatory requirements. 

  • Leading projects which support teams in our Audit practice in relation to testing clients financial instrument valuations, encompassing clients across our global network and including a wide range of instrument types

  • Working closely with the leadership team in areas of business development, practice development and strategy – due to the high growth nature of MVD this will be a key component of the role


Essential skills and experience

  • A growth mindset!

  • Commercially minded and proactive in growing services through business development

  • Lead and liaise with other team members based in other geographical locations

  • Be numerate with an analytical mindset with high attention to detail

  • Have an interest or background in debt or derivative financial instruments

  • Project management organisational skills and able to prioritise the workload of the team

  • Self-motivated and able to work on own initiative

  • Clear communication skills which bridge complexity into clear advice

  • Financial modelling experience


Desirable skills

  • Willingness to learn hybrid debt and derivative valuations

The skills we look for in future employees

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’. 

The PwC Professional focuses on five core attributes; whole leadership, business acumen, technical capabilities, global acumen and relationships. We use this framework to recruit, develop and assess our people, at all grades and all areas of our business, because we expect all of our people to be leaders. 

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:


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:

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.


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.


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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