PwC Valuation Financial Modeling Senior Associate in Chicago, Illinois

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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.

Situated in the Strategic Value Consulting practice, The Modeling Center of Excellence provides premium quality financial model building and reviews services to clients in both the deal and non-deal spaces.

The team specializes in the application of best practice modeling methods and processes, and works closely with senior client personnel to assist with analyzing major corporate decisions using carefully developed and reviewed financial models.

Position/Program Requirements

Minimum Year(s) of Experience: 3 At least 3 years of experience in a professional financial modeling services team within a professional services firm, management consulting firm and/or corporate finance firm providing financial modeling services to large clients.

Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor's degree Finance, Accounting, Economics, Quantitative Analysis, or related major is highly preferred.

Degree Preferred: MBA

Certification(s) Preferred: CFA

Knowledge Preferred:

Demonstrates thorough knowledge of, and/or proven record of success in VBA programming for Microsoft Excel (or other coding language), preferably for a global network of professional services firms, including in the following areas:


Understanding of Accounting, Corporate Finance, Valuations, Economics, Tax and Business Reporting processes;


Understanding of large enterprise finance, accounting and database systems and whole business financial modeling using Microsoft Excel; and,


Demonstrates a thorough level of commercial acumen and experience across a range of industries.

Skills Preferred:

Demonstrates thorough abilities and/or proven record of success in

applying financial modeling, business analysis, and report writing to major corporate decision-making processes, preferably for a global network of professional services firms, including the following areas;


Developing an understanding of each client’s operations, reporting and decision making processes and translating these into flexible, error free financial models;


Creating insightful diagrammatic, chart and/or table based information to explain complex concepts and financial model inputs/outputs to senior client personnel in simple ways;


Writing, communicating, facilitating and presenting cogently; to and/or for all levels of internal and external audiences; and preparing concise, well-written documents using appropriate business and technical language;


Building dynamic three-way financial statement models, including capital structure, taxation and valuations;


Participating in meetings and working directly with clients to understand modeling approach and methodologies employed; playing an active role in discussions and meetings, providing substantive input delivered at the appropriate time;


Demonstrating critical thinking skills to understand the key business issues relevant to each client;


Communicating and explaining modeling results, issues and progress to managers/directors and/or partners;


Monitoring workloads of team members including associates, and client personnel, adjusting and redistributing tasks accordingly;


Delegating tasks, prioritizing and managing assignments of self and others;


Elevating issues to project leadership;


Reviewing and providing constructive comments on staff communications;


Addressing questions on technical matters from team members and clients; and,


Understanding and participating in project planning, administration and budgeting.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law.