PwC Finance Treasury and Working Capital - Sr Manager in Chicago, Illinois
Industry/Sector: CM X-Sector
Time Type: Full time
Travel Requirements: Up to 60%
A career in our Corporate Finance and Treasury practice, 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.
Our team helps our clients maximise their available liquidity position and manage financial risk, such as foreign exchange rates, interest rate changes, and commodity price fluctuations, as well as make decisions around funding the core business operations and making investments to increase the value of the organisation to the shareholders.
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 Senior 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:
Encourage everyone to have a voice and invite opinion from all, including quieter members of the team.
Deal effectively with ambiguous and unstructured problems and situations.
Initiate open and candid coaching conversations at all levels.
Move easily between big picture thinking and managing relevant detail.
Anticipate stakeholder needs, and develop and discuss potential solutions, even before the stakeholder realises they are required.
Contribute technical knowledge in area of specialism.
Contribute to an environment where people and technology thrive together to accomplish more than they could apart.
Navigate the complexities of cross-border and/or diverse teams and engagements.
Initiate and lead open conversations with teams, clients and stakeholders to build trust.
Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.
Minimum years experience required
7+ years of Advisory Client Facing Consulting experience having served in a CFO or Finance and Accounting Consulting role.
Degree Preferred :
Accounting, Finance, Business Analytics, Information Technology
Preferred Knowledge/Skills :
Systematic understanding of corporate treasury (e.g., global cash management, payments, bank relationships, investments, debt, corporate finance, and currency and commodity hedging),
Experience in supporting working capital management initiatives for large, global companies (e.g., decreasing DSO, optimizing DPO, optimizing inventory) and related financial solutions, e.g., supply chain finance & dynamic discounting
Experience with treasury management systems (i.e., SAP, Quantum, Kyriba)
Depth in global liquidity management techniques (e.g., pooling, in-house banks, payment factories, multilateral netting)
Demonstrate knowledge of the industry including common issues facing clients.
Ability to work with ambiguity while addressing the clients' needs and delivering top-level results.
Showcase strong communications skills and the ability to simplify complex information and influence stakeholders.
Ability to create a positive environment by monitoring workloads of the team while meeting client expectations; providing candid, meaningful feedback in a timely manner; and keeping leadership informed of progress and issues.
Ability to work collaboratively with a global team and all levels of an organization.
Demonstrate knowledge of technologies that support collaboration, automation and data-driven story-telling including: Microsoft Products (Teams, PowerBI, MS Office), G-Suite (Google), and business intelligence tools
Proficiency and/or willingness to learn digital technologies and the impact on Finance and Accounting including analytical tools. E.g. Alteryx, PowerBi, Tableau, Snaplogic and RPA technologies (UiPath, Automation Anywhere, PowerAutomate, etc), and machine learning/Artificial Intelligence
Proven and thorough knowledge of operational metrics to support strategic plans, dashboard design and benchmarking/standard industry practices.
Considerable knowledge and understanding around organizational design and operational metrics.
Demonstrate knowledge and success in advising global organizations through transformations from strategy through execution.
Experience with the following:
Core Finance system implementation and optimization (e.g. ERP, EPM, etc)
Finance strategy and transformation
Shared service and outsourcing
Success with analyzing detailed finance and accounting processes to identify improvement opportunities in the following areas:
Process improvement (Record to Report, Order to Cash, Source to Pay, etc)
Internal and external reporting
People and organization structures
Performance management, budgeting and forecasting
Cash flow optimization and the use of capital
Maintenance and building of cost-effective controls.
At PwC, our work model includes three ways of working: virtual, in-person, and flex (a hybrid of in-person and virtual). Visit the following link to learn more: https://pwc.to/ways-we-work.
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.
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.
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