Legal Associate / Senior Associate
Who we are
PwC Operate is an exciting new business which provides managed service solutions to many of the firm's leading clients, primarily in the banking and financial services sector. We are seeking to recruit a number of Associates / Senior Associates to assist businesses comply with the new IFRS 16 Regulations through interpretation of their various leases, which now need to be reflected within the balance sheet.
This is an exciting opportunity to work within a high growth team, with progression opportunities for high performers. All successful candidates will be provided with structured training and professional development, enabling them to meet the requirements of this responsive and fast-paced team.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for highly-motivated individuals who will undertake compliance tasks on our client/internal projects. As a senior associate, working in a fast paced, dynamic environment, your typical responsibilities are likely to include:
Interpretation of legal documents, in particular leases to include identifying key facts, anomalies and data points etc;
Extracting and collation of these key data points from legal documentation using carefully chosen review software;
Checking legal documentation for quality, consistency and content;
Working closely to a specific client brief and adapting approach where necessary on a project by project basis;
Keeping up to date project trackers and logs;
Utilising industry knowledge and expertise to advise and guide teams and clients throughout this review process;
Working with our dedicated technology team to further develop and maximise the use and efficiency of our chosen software;
Contributing fully to the day to day life of a fast paced and highly reactive team to include providing business development support to the management team.
Applicants should ideally have the following:
Minimum 2:1 degree in a legal/compliance subject
Candidates with 2:2 degrees, or who have relevant experience and/or qualifications, may also be considered
Any additional accounts knowledge or qualifications would also be highly beneficial.
Fluency in a second language with an ability to translate documents into English would also be desirable but not essential.
Previous legal services work experience within a legal and/or paralegal role would be advantageous but not essential
Previous documentation review experience using platforms such as Relativity, Seal, etc would also be highly advantageous
Ability to apply a logical and analytical approach to work
Ability to manage time, prioritise tasks and work under tight deadlines
Excellent attention to detail and the ability to follow direction
Self-starter and motivated to succeed
Professionally sceptical mind-set
Proven ability to be a team player, while retaining ability to work independently with little supervision
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a focus on collaborative working and relationship building
Aptitude for learning new systems and IT applications
Ability to interpret legal documentation
Ability to analyse large amounts of information for the purposes of identifying underlying key issues and their broader implications.
What is in it for you?
Your role will be varied and challenging, providing you with an opportunity to work with a wide variety of high profile clients. You will also have the opportunity to work with highly motivated team members, who collectively want to achieve our strategic growth ambitions. We’re also exceptionally passionate about providing you with the necessary skills, experience and training to help you develop both personally and professionally.
In addition to the client projects and training, our employees are also rewarded with various other benefits offered as part of your employment:
Our dedicated internal Careers Service.
Competitive salary plus a potential discretionary bonus (performance related)
25 days standard holiday pro rata, with options to increase this through your benefits package
A flexible benefits scheme that be tailored to suit your (and your family’s) needs. Provision of a group pension plan with additional funding provided by PwC
Where will you be based?
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. 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.