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Valuations - Financial Instrument Valuations (MVD) - Manager

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11 Dec 2021

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In Deals we solve the important problems that stand in the way of value being created, sustained, realised or protected for our clients - working together to aid responsible recovery and growth.

We put together major mergers and acquisitions and resolve business crises - from international take-over bids to financial crime investigations and cases of insolvency. Our teams work on iconic deals with national and global clients as well as operating and investing in businesses, new ventures and entrepreneurs in our local market and communities. It's both a responsibility and a privilege to guide our clients through moments that matter deeply to them. Our breadth of clients in an ever-changing market means we need to be agile - responding when we need to, in a way that really makes a difference.

We draw upon our deals experience across many industries to support and partner with our clients, to positively impact society and the communities in which we operate. The insight we create, coupled with the innovative tools and methodologies we use to access and evaluate the data that matters, contributes to the success of our clients in all Deals situations. We encourage our clients to think more broadly - connecting their actions today with their successes tomorrow. We help our clients throughout the Deals lifecycle to create lasting value for their businesses.

Each of our key areas within Deals, delivers services to the market individually or together by combining our specialists to provide comprehensive client solutions.

Who are we looking for?

Are you looking to be a financial instrument valuations specialist/consultant at the Manager level in a dynamic business? Or are you already working in the industry, but are looking to take the next step in your career by joining a business which has opportunities for career progression?

About the team

Our Valuations business is a thriving, growing and innovative team of individuals who work collaboratively with our clients to value their businesses, shares, financial instruments and intangible and tangible assets. Our valuation insights are used to help our clients make commercial decisions, resolve disputes and meet their regulatory requirements.

Our team is large, and industry focused. We have around 150 people in the UK and we work along industry lines, as we believe that having a proper understanding of the issues and opportunities facing each sector is critical to producing commercial and robust valuations.

Within this Valuations business, the Market Value Direct ("MVD") team provides financial instrument valuation services, both internally within PwC as well as dealing directly with clients. The MVD team values instruments from liquid traded shares and bonds through to complicated derivatives and illiquid debt.

We are looking to recruit Manager level individuals into our London or Birmingham office, with individuals expected to at times work with other offices in the UK. This provides the opportunity for a successful candidate to work in a fast paced business alongside a team which has grown significantly over the past 12 months and is forecast to continue to grow, both in size and new areas of work.

We are proud of our caring and supportive team culture, and it is an important aspect of our core values, this has seen people stay with us throughout our growth story.

About the role

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

The role offers you the opportunity to learn a broad range of 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

  • Managing 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
  • Managing and liaising with an offshore team in Poland
  • Assisting 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
  • Managing the delivery of our 'channel 2' 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

Essential skills and experience

  • Be numerate with an analytical mind set with high attention to detail
  • Have an interest or background in derivatives / financial instruments
  • Project management organisational skills and able to prioritise the workload of the team.
  • Self-motivated and able to work on own initiative
  • Ability to manage and liaise with other team members based in other geographical locations
  • Clear communication skills which bridge complexity into clear advice

Desirable skills

  • ACA or CFA qualified (although not essential)
  • Financial modelling experience
  • Willingness to learn using other data and analysis tools (such as Python, Alteryx, Tableau or Power BI)

Our Deals business is an exciting, fast-paced and an ever-growing business that focuses on deals and crisis situations for our clients. Collectively, we deal with the types of situations you hear about regularly in the news and we provide support, insight and analysis to the management, shareholders and financiers of business.

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:

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.
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