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Finance Senior Associate

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Line of service
Internal Firm Services
Senior Associate/Senior Consultant
Internal Firm Services - Internal Finance
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Job description

An opportunity has arisen for a Belfast based experienced Finance Senior Associate (“SA”) working for internal finance providing decision support and solutions on technical and commercial financial issues. The role supports PwC Northern Ireland, working across 4 Lines of Service – Assurance, Tax, Deals & Consulting. They will report to the Finance Manager and work in a small team.

Main areas of responsibility

As a Finance Senior Associate the individual should be able to demonstrate and develop an understanding of the business they work in and be able to apply technical, analytical and commercial skills to provide support to the Finance Manager/Senior Manager and client facing teams. The individual should be enthusiastic to learn, able to prioritise, confident to communicate in both verbal and written forms and be a strong relationship builder.

The Finance SA will play a key role in supporting both the Finance Manager & Senior Manager in the following areas:

Performance management & improvement

  • Collating information and providing input into the monthly financial results and commentary.

  • Monitoring areas of financial performance against Key Performance Indicators, escalating issues where management action is required, with supporting analysis.

  • Understanding and monitoring working capital position and influencing the Business Units to improve.

  • Supporting the Finance Manager/Senior Manager in the implementation of OneFirm specific financial performance improvement initiatives.

Financial control & compliance

  • Works in close partnership with the Financial Control centre of excellence to encourage a culture of strong financial discipline and adoption of One Firm financial policies and procedures within the business unit.

  • Reviews completion of controls work performed by Financial Control/Finance Executive and follows up any exceptions accordingly, identifying and escalating any significant issues.

  • Ensuring local financial risk knowledge is shared with the Financial Control centre of excellence.

  • Analysis and understanding of directly controllable business unit costs

  • Providing support for budgeting & forecasting

Additional information

Opportunity for working from home? No

Amount of time client based (%) 0%

Opportunity for job sharing? No

Need to travel/overnight stays away from home? Occasionally

Opportunity for flexible working (hours)? No

Amount of time PwC office based (%) 100%

The individual
  • Previous experience working in a finance function essential

  • Accountancy qualification required

  • Ability to prioritise workload, ask questions and promote financial best practice

  • Action orientated and enthusiastic to take on new tasks

  • Focused on continuous improvement and learning in all areas of their work

  • Demonstrates a high level of accuracy and diligence

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and confidence when interacting with others

  • A strong relationship builder who builds trust in their key stakeholders

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Takes responsibility for their own personal development

  • High level of Excel proficiency and knowledge of reporting tools


Internal firm services

In order to deliver a first-class service to our clients, we need first-class support internally. Internal firm services is a network of specialist support professionals and includes marketing, recruitment, human capital, finance, technology, learning and development, procurement, to name but a few. Each team plays a vital role in making sure we have all the right resources, services and technology across our 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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