Forensics-Senior Associate, Transaction & Shareholder Disputes-Belfast
About the team
The Transaction and Shareholder Disputes (“TSD”) team sits within the Disputes competency in Forensic Services. We are a highly skilled client facing team who support clients in executing the requirements of sale and purchase agreements (“SPA”) in a transaction environment. The value we bring is often directly visible to clients, in terms of savings they will make or adjustments they will win as a result of our Completion Accounts work, making our work highly rewarding and interesting.
We are investing in the team with the expansion of the TSD team into Belfast, primarily to provide services to our Real Estate clients. The Belfast TSD team will work closely with Transaction Services colleagues in Belfast who also focus on Real Estate clients. Over the past couple of years an increasing number of our engagements relate to deals in the Real Estate sector, for example, shopping centres, office blocks, care homes and retail premises. This is a key priority growth area for PwC. We work cross sectors with both corporate (often overseas investors) and private equity clients.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for a Senior Associate who is a qualified accountant to work in a newly formed Real Estate TSD Centre of Excellence based in Belfast. The successful applicant will work closely with the TSD management team in the initial set-up of the team and will be looking for promotion to Manager in the near term. It is important that you are a self-starter, a commercial and creative thinker with a desire to learn and can work well individually as well as part of a team.
About the role
You will be responsible for managing the day to day work on Real Estate completion accounts review engagements and will be integral to the successful implementation of the Centre of Excellence. Client facing responsibilities include:
Liaising with external contacts to source the information we require and critically reviewing that information
Identifying balance sheet areas which may warrant further investigation / give rise to adjustments
Preparing initial drafts of client deliverables
Building relationships with local TS colleagues
Proactively suggesting better / more efficient ways to deliver our work
Where will you be based?
Projects will be mainly carried out at PwC’s Belfast office, although you may be required to travel to client sites occasionally (across the UK and sometimes global client sites) or PwC UK offices for training / meetings. We will discuss these requirements with you in advance of starting a project.
Strong accounting skills and good attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy in both analysis and when preparing written reports and outputs;
Clear logical thinker and well organised;
Fast learner with a sceptical and inquisitive mindset;
Commercial outlook with an interest in the wider context of our work; and
Confident communicator and able to deal with people at all levels.
Previous Deals experience is not required.
What is in it for you?
This is a fast paced, challenging environment which can provide you with clear career progression. You will be able to influence the set-up of this team and be critical to its success.