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PwC Deals Tech & Data - Manager in Chicago, Illinois

Specialty/Competency: Forensic Technology

Industry/Sector: Not Applicable

Time Type: Full time

Travel Requirements: Up to 40%

A career in our Deals Strategy practice, within Deals Transaction Services, will provide you the opportunity to help organisations realise the potential of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and capital markets. In short, we help some of the world’s leading companies originate, create, execute, and realise value from deals. Through data driven insights we help our clients move in the right direction ensuring maximum value for their company.

Our team helps companies navigate the accounting and financial reporting challenges of business combinations. As part of the team, you’ll develop roadmaps of the driving economic objectives, determine the appropriate professionals needed, and consider financial reporting implications for deals.

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.

Our team consists of well-rounded, enthusiastic, creative technology professionals who have a passion and aptitude for building tech-enabled business solutions. You understand that critical decisions are managed by a thorough understanding of your clients data and technology landscape and thrive in a team setting. You have proven experience in executing technical and non-technical endeavors and are proud of your ability to communicate with both technologists and business partners.

Job Requirements and Preferences :

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Degree Required :

Bachelor Degree

Required Fields of Study :

Accounting, Finance, Engineering, Economics, Data Processing/Analytics/Science, Computer and Information Science

Additional Educational Requirements :

Computer and Information Science, Management Information Systems, Data Processing/Analytics/Science, Engineering while other relevant fields of study may be considered

Minimum Years of Experience :

5 year(s)

Preferred Qualifications :

Degree Preferred :

Master Degree

Preferred Fields of Study :

Accounting, Finance, Economics, Engineering, Business Administration/Management

Certification(s) Preferred :

  • Certifications in database programming such as Oracle, MS SQL Server, etc. and/or data visualization certifications such as Tableau and PowerBI

  • Certifications within cloud technology platforms such as AWS, Azure, GCP, etc.

  • Certifications within predictive modeling and/or machine learning platforms such as Python, SAS, etc.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

Demonstrates extensive abilities and/or a proven record of success as a team leader with business consulting projects, preferably for a global network of professional services firms.

Possessing analytics & problem solving capabilities and:

  • Possesses extensive experience and proficiency with relational database models and writing SQL queries;

  • Possesses extensive experience with data visualization tools (e.g. QlikView, Tableau, Power BI);

  • Possesses experience using analytics tools and/or programming languages to derive insights and to effectively communicate those business insights to key stakeholders;

  • Demonstrates a knack for learning new technologies, innovating creative solutions, and pushing the boundaries on how we use technology to solve our clients' most complex problems;

  • Demonstrates the ability to interact and communicate effectively with external clients and internal firm leadership;

  • Demonstrates extensive abilities and/or a proven record of success with managing the identification and addressing of client needs including building, maintaining, and utilizing networks of client relationships and community involvement; communicating value propositions; managing resource requirements, project workflows, budgets, billing, collection; and, preparing or coordinating complex written and verbal materials;

  • Possesses a fundamental understanding of key financial statements and accounting principles (e.g. accounting or finance formal education and/or related experience);

  • Demonstrates the ability to think critically about problems at hand and apply analytics strategy to solve problems and/or identify relevant observations for reporting;

  • Demonstrates the ability to clearly document work performed and observations identified while effectively communicating with the client in an organized and knowledgeable manner; and,

  • Demonstrates a curiosity to dive headfirst into business needs, ask probing questions to unpack and explore a problem space, and collaborate with stakeholders to design technical solutions to those problems.

Demonstrates teaming capabilities by the following:

  • Demonstrates the ability to navigate and lead multiple engagements and competing priorities in a rapidly growing, cross-functional, fast-paced, interactive, results-based team environment;

  • Possesses experience leading analytic teams to solve complex business problems;

  • Demonstrates the ability to own self work and that of others for quality, accuracy and relevance;

  • Encourages teams to create an atmosphere of trust and seeks diverse views for improvement and innovation; answering questions and providing direction to staff; coaching staff including providing timely meaningful written and verbal feedback; and,

  • Possesses experience in a collaborative teaming environment working on analytics engagements while managing stakeholder and leadership expectations, preferably in a consulting or business analyst role.

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

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.

PwC does not intend to hire experienced or entry level job seekers who will need, now or in the future, PwC sponsorship through the H-1B lottery, except as set forth within the following policy: https://pwc.to/H-1B-Lottery-Policy

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.

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Please note that, at this time, to be in-person at a PwC office, client location or PwC-sponsored events, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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