BRS - Corporate Simplification & Exit (‘CSE’) Manager - London
About the Team
The CSE group for London and South is part of a national team which generates more than £5 million gross revenue per annum. The role of the group is to generate fee income from the provision of legal entity simplification services.
About the role
An opportunity has become available for a Manager within the CSE team which is part of the national Corporate Simplification and Exit team (CSE). While we are a national team, we are looking for someone to join our London team to assist in all aspects of a corporate simplification assignment; whether that be project management of a global simplification offering, or portfolio management of a caseload of members voluntary (solvent) liquidations (‘MVL’).
The successful candidate will assist actively in managing a large portfolio of cases on a day to day basis. They will build on existing client relationships and developing further opportunities with the assistance of the Senior Managers, Directors and Partners.
The CSE team operates within a heavily regulated environment as insolvency practice is a regulated business. The manager will be responsible for ensuring that their portfolio of cases are compliant with the firm’s protocols and that statutory requirements are met.
The manager will ensure that the team operates within predetermined utilisation levels, recovery against billing rates and working capital levels and within a budget framework agreed with the engagement leader.
As a growth area of Business Recovery, this opportunity would suit a manager with a long term career goal within PwC and with a desire to learn and build the business. There are excellent prospects and scope for progression.
Manage a portfolio of cases to ensure that all statutory and best practice controls and process issues are complied with, and that all client expectations as to quality of service are met in each case.
Maintain control of time costs on all assignments, raise bills regularly and monitor against fee quotes.
Ensure that the PwC CSE protocols are followed by the team and are maintained at all times.
On a day-to-day basis this will involve:
Acting in a project management role, managing stakeholder expectations, driving progress of large entity reduction assignments.
Developing CSE’s methodology looking to actively improve and develop process, documentation and actively training / more junior members of the team.
Managing a portfolio of MVL, linking in with the Associates and Senior Associates (‘A/SA’) resource to preparing and review statutory liquidation documents, letters and reports.
Planning within statutory timeframes.
Reviewing the firm’s Portfolio management system and ensuring team is compliant.
Interfacing with clients to keep them updated. (Clients will vary from individuals to CEOs and directors of large corporate companies and investment trusts).
Reviewing work of A and S/A.
Analysing Company history, checking facts and researching documents to identify risks on each case.
Identification of fee generating opportunities. Marketing to existing clients. Building a network with XLoS colleagues the London and South offices.
Attendance at MVL management meetings as required.
Liaison with engagement Leader and Hub Managers to ensure that the PwC MVL protocol of work practice is established within the sub group and that it be maintained at all times.
Regular meetings with the London and South directors and partner.
As a manager, you will be expected to grow your XLoS network with a view to identify and convert opportunities. As part of this you, assisted by the SM’s, D’s and P will be expected to follow up on leads and new opportunities with a view to issuing a proposal and fee estimate for new work.
Essential Skills and Experience
A qualified accountant
15 months + in a corporate environment (exposure to Law, Accountancy and/or [in]solvency would be desirable)
Confident communicator and able to deal with people on all levels in a mature and capable manner
Fast learner with a desire to succeed
Clear logical thinker and process driven
Strong attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy
Proactive and self motivated
Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines
Flexible approach to work and understanding of operational necessities to get the job done
Experience of presenting to colleagues and clients on technical matters.