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Contract reviewers and negotiators

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Senior Associate/Senior Consultant
Deals - Forensic Services
Across all industries
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Full Time
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Job description

Who we are

Are you at home around the negotiating table? PwC’s Operate is investing in the further expansion of its managed services offering and seeking to recruit professionals who are skilled with contract review and negotiation who can support our clients in this area.
Our Contract Review and Negotiating team supports our clients with a range of contractual issues, including ISDA, CSAs and various derivative contracts. We can support by finalising and ratifying contracts, and establishing procedure throughout the full lifecycle of the negotiating process.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for enthusiastic Associates with good attention to detail and a background in banking, finance, investments and/or securities, with particular knowledge of OTC derivatives contracts, ISDAs or CSAs. We are also keen to speak to individuals who can demonstrate experience of contract negotiation on behalf of their clients.
This role will appeal to graduates and professionals with ambitious career aspirations looking for an opportunity to work on a diverse range of projects for international clients within a global professional services firm.

About the role

Responsibilities for successful candidates will include:

  • Reviewing / negotiating legal and commercial agreements to agree the contents of the documentation;
  • Following a predefined approach to negotiations;
  • Developing close relationships with key stakeholders
  • Managing your own workload, including reporting on progress and issues to your Project Manager; and
  • Developing the ability to be agile and support a range of client/projects

Essential skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • A background in banking, finance, investments and/or securities, in particular, knowledge of OTC derivatives contracts, ISDAs or CSAs
  • Demonstrable experience of contract negotiation on behalf of clients.
  • High level of attention to detail, but can also step back from the detail and see problems, opportunities and trends.
  • Strong analytical ability: evaluates information to identify underlying key issues and broader implications.
  • Aptitude for learning (and becoming proficient in) the use of software and IT applications, and using search terms intelligently to navigate large databases/ contract management systems.

Desirable skills:

  • Third Level Qualification equivalent to a 2:1 degree, or equivalent
  • A minimum of one year’s experience of contract negotiations with the ability to project manage the process from instruction to completion.
  • Fluency in a second language with an ability to translate documents into English
The role will be based in Belfast, however as a result of the wide variety of clients and projects, you may be asked to work in other locations within the UK and beyond, sometimes at short notice and sometimes over lengthy periods of time. Your desire and ability to do this will be discussed as part of the recruitment process. Candidates who are unable or do not wish to work on projects in other locations will still be considered.



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.

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.

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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, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.

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