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BRS-Employee Services Group Associate - London or Leeds

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Line of service
Deals
Grade
Support Staff-Associate
Specialism
Deals - Business Recovery Services
Industry
Across all industries
Position type
Full Time
Job ID
26309BR

Job description

About the team

Employee Services Group (ESG) is part of PwC’s' UK, Business Recovery Services (BRS) practice. This is one of the largest and most successful practices in the world, providing advisory and insolvency services to lenders, creditors, companies and individuals in troubled financial situations. We have an outstanding reputation and reach through our strong City, International and UK regional teams.

The ESG team comprises of 5 staff, and is responsible for supporting appointment takers and engagement partners on employee related matters for advisory and executory appointments.

About the role

In this role you’ll be:

  • Producing correspondence with key stakeholders (unions, current employees, former employees internal, RPS, HMRC)

  • Dealing with all employee related issues when employers become insolvent (comms, HR data, payroll, compliance, managing relationships, pensions & benefits), often working on client sites or other PwC offices as dictated by the project

  • Handling redundancy conversations and post redundancy support (letters, claims to RPS, liaison with Job Centre Plus)

  • Delivering meaningful consultation (redundancy and TUPE)

  • Gathering and supplying information to allow claims to be made to the Redundancy Payments Service to facilitate efficient payment of statutory amounts to employees

  • Dealing with queries from redundant employees (email and phone)

  • Logging and updating employee information on IPS (BRS software used in insolvencies)

  • Managing employment tribunal claims

  • Ensuring compliance with NMW, WTD, holiday calculations, redundancy selection

  • Calculating and agreeing employee residual preferential and unsecured claims in line with strategy

  • Working to timelines, strategy and budget

  • Identification and escalation of potential risk areas

  • HMRC compliance - RTI reporting, P11d, tax year end

  • Proactively suggesting appropriate strategies for dealing with trading cases and redundant employee claims

  • Involvement in business sales to deal with HR aspects - identification of employees to transfer, understanding practical application of TUPE

  • Contributing to PwC activity such as insolvency proposals, seeking fee agreement from employee creditors, estimating creditor claims values

  • Working with professional advisors (lawyers, ACAS, payroll bureau) as required

  • Supporting ESG managers across all areas of contingency planning, insolvency trading and other opportunities within BRS

  • Contributing to development and upskilling of others through technical articles, training and coaching

Additional information

This is an exciting opportunity to join the ESG team, working as an Associate. ESG provides insolvency employee related solutions to multiple internal lines of service who serve our external clients.

The Associate is responsible for a number of ESG functions, in a team of c5 people and reports to an ESG Manager who reports to a Senior Manager and Director in London.

There are development opportunities to progress your career and expand your knowledge and experience in the relevant areas.

The following skills are required for this role, a good track record with proven experience and aptitude being more important than formal qualifications however an accounting qualification can be prove to be useful.

Essential/desirable skills:
  • Strong relationship skills and customer service knowledge

  • Employee related law knowledge

  • Excellent communication, able to flex style

  • Insolvency industry knowledge

  • Able to meet deadlines and with a strong performance

  • Internal customer service skills with evidence of a positive, can do attitude

  • Computer literacy including word and intermediate excel

  • Ability to form, develop and sustain good working relationships with the team and internal customers

  • Evidence of risk awareness

  • Ability to handle volume and work to deadlines in a calm methodical /logical manner

  • Ability to prioritise

  • Ability to delegate

  • Able to take ownership/responsibility for tasks/duties

  • Evidence of flexibility and openness to change as a result of process improvement

Location
Leeds, London


Deals

Our Deals business is an exciting, fast-paced and an ever-growing business that focuses on deals and crisis situations for our clients. Collectively, we deal with the types of situations you hear about regularly in the news and we provide support, insight and analysis to the management, shareholders and financiers of 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.

Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/careers/experienced/apply

Diversity

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.

Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/diversity

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