Valuations - Developer / Analyst: Bristol, Birmingham or Reading
About the Team
Our Valuations team is the largest in UK. Valuation is at the heart of business decision making and our work really matters to our clients. As part of PwC Deals and our wider global network, we work with the senior decision makers of our iconic client base, on the most exciting and varied projects around the world.
We are now looking to recruit a team member (Senior Associate or Manager) to enhance our analytics and developer capabilities in order to drive efficiencies in how we deliver to clients and supporting our continued growth. We are looking for people with both a technical and commercial mind-set who can quickly get to the crux of business issues and use cutting edge technology to help us deliver “game changing” insights to our clients.
Every assignment is different, but we broadly define our offering under the key headings;
Deal related - Acquisition / disposal valuation advice, bid defence, fairness opinions, valuation of relative joint venture contributions, support for debt or equity raising.
Strategic or operational decision support: strategic option review (including buy versus build), business portfolio analysis, investment appraisal, value impact of structural business changes (e.g. M&A, divestitures, restructuring, IPO), stock price under / over-performance, aligning executive reward to value creation.
Financial reporting - instrument and derivative valuations; purchase price allocations; impairment testing; real estate assurance; private equity, hedge and infrastructure fund valuations.
Dispute related: articles or shareholder agreement valuations; expert determinations;” Honest broker” role, independent expert / expert witness.
Pension valuations: transaction implications, asset backed funding, insufficiently resourced test valuations, valuing employer covenants, section 143 valuations.
Tax purposes: Negotiating with HMRC, management incentive scheme valuations, tax impacts of restructuring, tax implication and optimisation of transactions, considering a restructure.
About the Role
You will be supporting a broad range of valuation engagements alongside being responsible for the day-to-day operation, management, maintenance, development and enhancement in-house developed business software applications and business databases.
Your responsibilities will include but may not be limited to:
Create and manage bespoke applications using the .net framework and/or C#, with Visual Studio to integrate and enhance the teams business systems;
Manage, support, and administer the team’s SQL database systems;
Writing queries in SQL to produce financial and other reports; and
Assist in the evaluation, selection, installation, configuration, maintenance, upgrade, and support of software applications within the firm.
Essential skills and experience
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. You will be engaging directly with senior members of our business and clients, solving their business problems and helping them generate value.
To be considered you must have a minimum of a 2:1 degree in a technical or analytical based subject (e.g. Maths, Computational Sciences, Engineering, Economics, Statistics, Accounting and Finance etc). or equivalent.
You will need significant experience demonstrating a number of the following skills:
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 of ambiguity 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, and proven experience of doing this in your previous role;
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); and
Build collaborative working relationships at all levels, establishing credibility both internally and externally.
Have experience of developing applications using the .net framework (preferably version 3.5 and onwards), VB.Net and/or C#, with Visual Studio;
Good experience of using SQL Server (2008 and later);
Experience using APIs;
Proven experience in all aspects of the software Development Lifecycle; and
Experience writing and reviewing technical documentation. (an understanding of UML will be beneficial).
The following skills are also desirable:
Other coding languages such as Python, VBA, ASP.Net, Java;
Experience working in a Deal environment; and
An understanding of basic accounting principles.
Birmingham, Bristol, Reading