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PwC Financial Services - Finance Effectiveness - Advisory Manager in Atlanta, Georgia

Specialty/Competency: Finance

Industry/Sector: FS X-Sector

Time Type: Full time

Government Clearance Required: No

Available for Work Sponsorship: Yes

Travel Requirements: Up to 80%

A career within Finance Consulting services, will provide the opportunity to work alongside CEOs, CFOs, controllers and treasurers to optimise the structure of their finance functions and improve their contribution to the business. We support our clients by addressing the challenges of achieving appropriate standards of control, efficient back office opportunities and support to the business through insight and challenge.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Develop new skills outside of comfort zone.

  • Act to resolve issues which prevent the team working effectively.

  • Coach others, recognise their strengths, and encourage them to take ownership of their personal development.

  • Analyse complex ideas or proposals and build a range of meaningful recommendations.

  • Use multiple sources of information including broader stakeholder views to develop solutions and recommendations.

  • Address sub-standard work or work that does not meet firm's/client's expectations.

  • Use data and insights to inform conclusions and support decision-making.

  • Develop a point of view on key global trends, and how they impact clients.

  • Manage a variety of viewpoints to build consensus and create positive outcomes for all parties.

  • Simplify complex messages, highlighting and summarising key points.

  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor’s degree

Required Fields of Study: Accounting, Finance

Minimum Years of Experience: 5 years of External Consulting experience focused on the insurance industry OR a hybrid of 6-7 years of experience including External Consulting experience and experience in the insurance industry (P&C or Life)

Degree Preferred: Master of Business Administration

Travel Requirements: When traveling resumes (after clients have established their protocols), will need be open to travel up to 75% to 80%.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the business requirements, data requirements, data analysis, and testing for data strategy, data roadmap, and data solution implementation projects

  • Analyze end-to-end data flows and conduct hands-on management analysis

  • Document finance data flows, architecture, and solutions in collaboration with the project team, subject matter specialists, and the client

  • Support FP&A-related functional assessments to provide point-of-view and recommendations

  • Manage project deadlines, risks, and issues in completing deliverables to achieve overall project timelines

Preferred Knowledge/Skills:

  • Relevant experience in cost accounting methods including, activity-based costing, unit costing, standard costing methods with variances and residual analysis

  • Proven experience cost study design and oversight, including the use and maintenance of standard cost frameworks for the integration of cost studies with existing model methodologies

  • Proven experience in a Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) setting in Insurance industry

  • Understanding of insurance products, cash flow patterns, expenses and KPI’s.

  • Knowledge of insurance financial reporting including US GAAP, US Stat, IFRS, Embedded Value and upcoming changes including LDTI and IFRS17.

  • Demonstrated ability to run and update cost modeling systems (data, hierarchy, rules, etc.) supporting Standard and Forecast unit costs, variance reporting, cost maintenance, operational metrics and scorecards

  • Demonstrated abilities and/or a proven record of success in the following areas:

  • Understanding of the functionality of financial systems, such as Oracle (EPM Suite - PCMCS/EBPCS), SAP (PaPM), Workday (Adaptive Insights / Prism), Anaplan, OneStream, Tagetik, SAS ABM, MyABCM

  • Understanding common issues facing clients in their industry from a performance measurement perspective

  • Leveraging business intelligence tools (PowerBI, Tableau, Qlik) to support the reporting and monitoring of performance metrics

  • Leveraging digital tools to manage data such as Alteryx, UI Path, Blue Prism among others

  • Managing efforts with identifying and addressing client needs by building, maintaining, and utilizing networks of client relationships and community involvement; communicating value propositions; managing resource requirements, project workflow, budgets, billing and collections; and, preparing and/or coordinating complex written and verbal materials.

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. PwC is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

For positions based in San Francisco, consideration of qualified candidates with arrest and conviction records will be in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

For positions in Colorado, visit the following link for information related to Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act: https://pwc.to/coloradoadvisorymanager .

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