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Finance Business Partnering Senior Associate

Employer
PwC
Location
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Sector
Accounting - practice
Salary band
Competitive
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Where will they be working
Hybrid - mostly office

Job Details

Are you a finance professional looking for an exciting opportunity to join a high-performing internal finance team? We are seeking an experienced Senior Associate to join the Business Solutions Business Partnering team at PwC.

About Us:

PwC's Business Partnering teams work hand-in-hand with our employees across the business, informing our leaders on the key decisions that drive the business forward, and shape their engagements. We entrust our Business Partnering teams to be proactive and honest, to build relationships and influence, to understand, challenge, and hold a mirror to the business, and to translate the numbers into a business story.

Our Finance team has a unique opportunity for an experienced Finance Business Partnering Senior Associate to join the Business Solutions Business Partnering (BSBP) team. BSBP provides decision support services to the central functions, which have a combined cost base of c. £0.7bn. Areas include Real Estate and Facilities Management, Technology, People Function, Risk, Finance and Sales and Marketing.

About the Team:

The Business Solutions Business Partnering team is strongly aligned to the firmwide PwC strategy of leveraging technology (assets and capability) to make a difference in solving our clients' most important problems and achieving better commercial outcomes. The aim of our strategy is to simplify how we identify, develop and access technology.

As a Senior Associate within the BSBP team you will be using technology such as Alteryx, Power BI and Tableau to prepare visuals and dashboards in order to present key financial information to senior stakeholders within the firm. Good IT skills are required in order to make efficient use of the Firm's financial systems.

This is a collaborative, diverse and engaging role, and a vital function to the firm. Our BSBP Finance team is an integral part of each area of Business Solutions, working closely with leaders to help drive business performance, identify and drive financial improvements, prepare plans and budgets, and report on the performance of the business - commercially, and functionally. PwC takes a people-first approach to Finance, and empowers its Business Partnering teams to be collaborative and value-adding.

About the Role:

The individual in this role can expect to be exposed to a variety of critical Finance functions, depending on their skills and aspirations. They will also build working relationships with other Business Partnering teams, the Directors of Finance, business leaders and PwC's Centres of Excellence.

The Finance Business Partnering Senior Associate will play a key role in supporting the following areas:
  • Business strategy and planning
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Performance management and commercial oriented solutions
  • Financial control and compliance
  • Stakeholder support


Key Responsibilities:
  • Reporting to and supporting the finance leader on the preparation of plans, budgets and forecasts
  • Being responsible for monthly journals (preparing and processing accruals, prepayments, recharges and allocations)
  • Assisting in the preparation of value-added financial analysis and reports, including explanations for major variances
  • Build and maintain strong relationships at various leadership levels with internal clients and the internal finance team
  • Providing ad hoc support to the finance leader on day to day financial management and administration, as required


About You:

We are looking for a candidate who ideally is studying for an accounting qualification (CA, ACA, CIMA, ACCA, or equivalent). You should be a competent user of technology, strong in Excel or Google Sheets, and ideally have experience with SAP, Alteryx, and Power BI or Tableau. Additionally, you should be commercially minded with a deep understanding of the business.

Other qualifications and skills we are looking for include:
  • Ability to prioritise and adapt within a dynamic working environment
  • Growth mindset - ability to learn, embrace new challenges, and add new perspectives
  • Resilience - agility with change, ability to cope with uncertainty and challenges
  • A clear personal pride for delivering high-quality services to clients, including the ability to consistently manage their expectations and anticipate their needs
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Sound accounting and analytical skills
  • Strong organisational skills, including multi-tasking and prioritising effectively
  • Proactive in identifying, flagging and offering solutions to potential issues or problems


If you are a finance professional looking for a challenging and rewarding opportunity to join a high-performing internal finance team, we encourage you to apply. Join us at PwC and be part of a team that drives business success through finance excellence!

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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