Deals Transaction Services
PwC
Manchester
2d ago

Manager

Job Description & Summary

About the Team

Financial Decisions and Analysis (FDnA) is at the core of analytics within PwC Deals and one of our highest growth teams.

We focus on the application of leading edge analytical and modelling techniques to help clients make decisions and solve problems.

We work on some of the most high profile deals in the market, across a wide range of clients and sectors.

FDnA sits within the Transaction Services team in Deals and provides support to private equity firms, investment funds and corporate clients through mergers, acquisitions and disposals.

We are now looking to recruit a number of Managers to join our high performing team, with a specific focus on Data & Analytics but with significant opportunities to support across the whole modelling and analytics spectrum of services.

We are looking for a diverse mix of people with a commercial mindset who can quickly get to the crux of business issues and deliver commercially game changing insight to our clients, enhancing value through compelling analysis.

If you are naturally inquisitive, have an analytical mind and enjoy solving problems in a rigorous and logical manner, for a variety of different businesses then this is the role for you.

What we do

  • Every assignment is different, but we broadly define our offerings under the key headings;
  • Deal Analytics Using advanced analytical tools to increase confidence both before and during the deal through detailed analysis (customer segmentation, product profitability, pricing etc)

    Post Deal - driving performance transparency (cash forecasting, strategic planning, and reporting) and value creation to support the investment thesis through a technology enabled approach e.

    g. margin optimisation, strategic options analysis and operational effectiveness.

    Accelerated Insights - delivering value creation opportunities using intelligent analytics to corporate and portfolio companies (e.

    g. enabling data driven decision making across sales teams, HR or finance functions)

    About the role

    As a Manager you will be supporting a broad range of projects with a specific focus on data analytics. Your first assignment may be working with CFOs or CEOs of leading PE backed or FTSE listed businesses to :

  • Assess shareholder return by implementing rapid analytics to assess the value drivers of the target business;
  • Guide management’s pricing decisions by evaluating the impact of price on margins and volume;
  • Understand the performance of different customers and products by applying techniques such as cohort analysis and clustering;
  • Implement better data driven decision making within Private Equity backed companies through use-case driven analytics (e.

    g. Sales team performance and effectiveness dashboards).

    Your responsibilities will include but may not be limited to :

  • Proactively assist in the management of several clients, while reporting to Senior Managers and above;
  • Manage complex projects;
  • Train and lead staff;
  • Establish effective working relationships directly with clients;
  • Contribute to the development of your own and team's technical acumen;
  • Keep up to date with local and national business and economic issues;
  • Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new / existing clients;
  • Continue to develop internal relationships and your PwC brand.

    Working in multidisciplinary teams directly with our clients to use data analysis and visualisation - either within, before or after a Deal process to answer critical commercial questions

    Clear and concise communication of complex concepts and their business benefits to Senior management (both internally and externally) from a range of backgrounds and business areas to help clients make robust, evidence based decisions

    Connecting the dots from disparate information streams (e.g. extracts from client system, management reports, developing architecture in Azure etc) and turning them into structured data that can be analysed as part of a project to provide greater insight to our clients

    Drafting reports and presentations and using data visualisation to explain our findings

    Supporting the team to develop and pitch for opportunities

    Essential skills and Experience

    To be successful in this role, you will also need to demonstrate the following :

  • Proven experience in using advanced analytics (e.g. Microsoft stack; PowerBI, SQL & Azure);
  • Exceptional analytical and technical aptitude, possess both financial and commercial acumen and enjoy problem solving to understand the drivers of a business, analyse their data and use this to provide insight and advice to our clients;
  • Have an entrepreneurial mindset and self starter mentality, and be comfortable with a degree ambiguity with little supervision to come up with creative solutions to complex problems and develop these ideas into structured deliverable projects;
  • The ability to manage time, prioritise tasks, self review your work and produce deliverables of a high quality under tight client deadlines in time pressured environments;
  • A strong desire to acquire and share technical knowledge with colleagues and clients

    Passion for technology and new tools and applying and developing yourself to new areas (e.g. quickly getting up to speed with tools, analytical approaches and business challenges)

    The ability to build collaborative working relationships at all levels, establishing credibility both internally and externally

    Further desired skills and Experience

  • Qualified ACA / ACCA or equivalent;
  • Accredited in Analytics tools (e.g. PowerBI, Microsoft, Alteryx, Tableau etc.)

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