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Project Management Advisory Manager
Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading firm that services Fortune 500 companies, and will give you the experience and exposure you need to build your career? If you are, then PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (www.pwc.com/us) is the firm for you. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC US) is well placed to help clients meet the challenges and opportunities of the US marketplace in the areas of assurance, tax, and advisory. We offer the perspective of being part of a global network of firms combined with detailed knowledge of local, state and US national issues. More than 169,000 people in over 158 countries across the PwC network are committed to deliver quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. People across the PwC network share knowledge, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and deliver practical advice.

At PwC US, you will be part of a learning culture, where teamwork and collaboration are encouraged, excellence is rewarded, and diversity is respected and valued. We offer a flexible career progression model that allows for a variety of challenging opportunities throughout your career. We provide unparalleled coaching, mentoring, and career development programs; global opportunities; and state of the art technology-driven methodologies to help you provide quality service to our clients.

Our Assurance practice collaborates with clients, so that the financial information they report to the investing public and other stakeholders is clear and reliable. When we fulfill our role as Assurance professionals, by standing firm on quality and integrity, we have a direct impact on how well the world's capital market system functions.

The highly trained and educated Assurance teams go inside companies, and get to know those businesses. They ask questions, test assumptions, and provide assurance that the companies are reporting information on which investors and others can rely. Every assignment is an exciting opportunity to learn, to grow and to understand how businesses operate from all levels and perspectives.

Our Assurance professionals are constantly challenged to learn more in order to provide our clients with the highest quality services. This learning takes place through interaction on the job with colleagues and clients, formal training programs, and the insights provided by mentors and coaches. PwC is all about our people, encouraging high performance and quality. Join us and we will help you implement a successful career strategy, as you explore the many career opportunities in PwC Assurance.
As a member of the Transaction Services practice, you will help clients navigate through complicated transactions and events, from evaluation through integration, in a multifaceted business environment. PwC helps clients negotiate with confidence. Some of the world's most prestigious companies rely on our buy-and-sell side due diligence capabilities and turn to us for advice on financial reporting, valuation and tax issues. We also provide advice and project management for capital raising events such as initial public offerings, secondary listings and private placements. For companies in distressed situations, we advise on crisis avoidance, financial and operational restructuring and bankruptcy. Clients rely on PwC to help them make informed and empowered decisions to invest, divest, raise capital or reorganize. As our clients execute on their chosen strategy, our focus turns to helping them extract value.

The CMAAS practice within TS offers clients an integrated approach and practical, customized solutions to complex financial reporting and accounting issues faced by corporate and private equity firms as they navigate the capital markets. CMAAS advises clients on complex accounting and financial reporting matters arising from IPOs, business combinations, private placements, financing, carve-out and spin-off transactions, SEC filings and IFRS/US GAAP conversions and embedding. The practice is known for advising clients on structures that are designed to reflect the spirit and intent of the applicable financial reporting principles, while at the same time addressing how tax, corporate finance and regulatory concerns impact the transaction, leveraging deep knowledge of both US and global exchanges and regulatory processes. Technical accounting focus areas include financial instruments, business combinations/ purchase price allocations, consolidations, leasing, fair-value assessments, convertible securities, derivatives & hedging, stock-based compensation and revenue recognition in both US GAAP and IFRS.

PwC's Project Advisory Services (PAS) practice is a group within CMAAS that delivers project management advice and assistance to multi-national, publicly-traded companies and private equity firms. The PAS group assists and advises clients on implementing an appropriate project structure, developing a framework for communication of status to key stakeholders, preparing complex project plans, advising on timelines and milestones, and effective issue resolution. PAS helps clients drive efficiencies, increases transparency and accountability and leads to successful project completion.
Basic Qualifications: Demonstrated flexibility and desire to travel, up to 60%, as assignments require

Minimum Years of Experience: 5

Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Management or related field

Certification(s) Preferred: PMP, CPA or equivalent

Knowledge Preferred:
Demonstrates proven extensive knowledge and success in a role performing in a role in Project Management Office or as manager providing project management advice and/or assistance to external clients, which can include

- Common forms of project management procedures and tools, including project plans, governance structure, status reporting, communication framework and/or issue registers.
- Development of project plans, including providing project reporting, analyzing performance metrics and project risks and managing risks using common industry tools and procedures.
Demonstrates considerable knowledge of, and/or a proven record of success with performing in a role as an individual contributor on financial reporting- or complex accounting-related project teams within a professional services environment, preferably with a background in providing core assurance or auditing services or transaction-related advisement to external clients. This includes considerable knowledge of US GAAP, SEC reporting, IFRS and related financial reporting concepts and rules.
Demonstrates considerable knowledge of and/or a proven record of success in a project engagement role relating to the following areas within a client services environment: IPOs; carve-outs and/or spin-offs; business combinations and/or purchase price allocations; private placements; and/or debt offerings.

Skills Preferred:

Demonstrates proven extensive-level abilities and success managing efforts with identifying and addressing client needs: building, maintaining, and utilizing networks of client relationships and community involvement; communicating value propositions; managing resource requirements, project workflow, budgets, billing and collections; maintaining project economics while maintaining flexibility for unanticipated issues; and preparing complex written and verbal materials.
Demonstrates proven extensive abilities and success with managing and maintaining relationships with key executives and a network of professional organizations or affiliations.
Demonstrates proven extensive business writing and verbal communication abilities, including developing and presenting complex project documents such project plans, governance structures, status reports, issue registers and other project deliverables for complex projects with multiple workstreams, business units and/or locations.
Demonstrates proven extensive abilities and success, as a team leader: supervising teams to create an atmosphere of trust; seeking diverse views to encourage improvement and innovation; contributing to a positive working environment by building solid relationships with team members; creating a positive working environment while meeting client expectations; coaching staff including providing meaningful written and verbal feedback in a timely manner; keeping leadership informed of progress and issues; answering questions; providing direction to less-experienced staff and team members; and participating in various staff recruitment and retention activities.
Demonstrates extensive abilities and/or a proven record of success in a role managing, and/or assisting an external client manage, complex engagements and consistently demonstrating creative thinking and individual initiative.
Assurance
Not Applicable to Practice
NY-New York
41-60%
Full Time
37514BR
CMAAS
Transaction Services