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Job location: New York, NY
Category: Valuation Services jobs

Line of Service: Assurance
Industry: Transaction Services
State & City: NY-New York
Travel Requirements: 0-20%
Position Type: Full Time
Auto req ID: 52602BR-0

PwC/LoS Overview:
Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading firm that services clients that include the Fortune 500, and will give you the experience and exposure you need to build your career and personal brand? If you are, then PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (www.pwc.com/us) is the firm for you. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC US) helps clients meet the challenges and opportunities of the US marketplace in the areas of assurance, tax, and advisory. We offer the advantage of being part of a global network of firms combined with detailed knowledge of local, state and US national issues. More than 180,000 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.

Job Description:
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.

With the rapid development of derivatives markets and innovative financial products in recent years, our corporate clients utilize them ever more extensively to hedge risks, manage their capital structure and cash flow, compensate employees, and participate in capital markets transactions. To provide investors with transparency and ability to understand and manage risks, accounting regulations place a significant emphasis on fair value measurements of these instruments. The Financial Analytics & Derivatives group provides clients with customized valuations of complex securities across the capital markets spectrum, as well as risk management and hedging assessments. The group uses quantitative techniques and advanced financial modelling, and works with a wide variety of instruments (fixed income derivatives, equity options, convertible securities, etc.) to provide analysis for purposes of financial and tax reporting, transaction support and corporate decision making. Our valuation professionals help many of the world’s largest companies understand the impact complex securities and derivatives have on their day-to-day business and financial reporting results. We also play a substantial role serving the Firm’s audit clients by assisting the Firm’s core audit teams in reviewing valuation analyses and participating in the resolution of complicated issues.

Position/Program Requirements:
Minimum Years of Experience: 3

Minimum Degree Required: Graduate degree in a quantitative discipline, preferably Financial Engineering, Mathematical Finance or a related field

Knowledge Preferred:

Demonstrates thorough knowledge and proven success in roles leading work streams within and participating in Valuation teams within a professional services firm that emphasizes the following areas:

– Developing valuation models using option pricing theory, Monte Carlo simulation, binomial trees, contingent claims analysis, and other financial engineering techniques, especially as it applies to valuing financial instruments (i.e. fixed income securities, swaps, exotic options, convertible bonds, commodity derivatives, and other securities)
– Leading work streams within and participating in client-facing project teams and engagements that focus on financial modelling, derivatives, securities valuation, risk management– identifying key assumptions and understanding the impact of various inputs into valuation models, deriving creative solutions that involve collecting and analyzing market data used in the valuation, analyzing third party valuations, challenging assumptions, and performing sensitivity analyses
– Preparing memoranda and/or reports that communicate findings and recommendations to our clients concisely and effectively

Skills Preferred:

Demonstrates thorough abilities and proven success in roles, preferably within a professional services firm, involving the following areas related to the direction of Valuation engagement teams:

– Prioritizing and handling multiple tasks in a demanding deal-oriented environment
– Leading work streams and participating in client projects, understanding a client’s business and technology in order to identify, pursue, and ultimately obtain additional consulting opportunities.
– Conducting independent research to gain an understanding of complex valuation issues, translating and communicating technical concepts in a manner that is understandable to clients and staff
– Performing quantitative and qualitative Valuation-related analyses and modelling, utilizing Excel VBA and/or Matlab, as well as Bloomberg or Fincad.
– Identifying and addressing client needs, including the following: actively participating in client discussions and meetings; communicating a broad range of Firm services; managing engagements including preparing concise, accurate documents and balancing project economics management with the occurrence of unanticipated issues.
– Writing and presenting cogently for industry audiences and clients, including journal articles, practice methodologies and tools, and the writing and presentation of whitepapers.
– Creating a positive environment, monitoring workloads of the team while meeting client expectations and respecting the work-life quality of team members, including providing candid, meaningful feedback in a timely manner, and keeping leadership informed of progress
– Willingness to travel, as client assignments require it

Job ID: 52602BR-0

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