PwC Financial Markets Valuations Senior Associate in Chicago, Illinois
Industry/Sector: FS X-Sector
Time Type: Full time
Travel Requirements: Up to 20%
A career within Financial Markets Business Advisory services, will provide you with the opportunity to contribute to a variety of audit, regulatory, valuation, and financial analyses services to design solutions that address our clients’ complex accounting and financial reporting challenges, as well as their broader business issues.
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 Associate, 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:
Use feedback and reflection to develop self awareness, personal strengths and address development areas.
Delegate to others to provide stretch opportunities, coaching them to deliver results.
Demonstrate critical thinking and the ability to bring order to unstructured problems.
Use a broad range of tools and techniques to extract insights from current industry or sector trends.
Review your work and that of others for quality, accuracy and relevance.
Know how and when to use tools available for a given situation and can explain the reasons for this choice.
Seek and embrace opportunities which give exposure to different situations, environments and perspectives.
Use straightforward communication, in a structured way, when influencing and connecting with others.
Able to read situations and modify behavior to build quality relationships.
Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.
Job Requirements and Preferences :
Basic Qualifications :
Minimum Degree Required :
Minimum Years of Experience :
Certification(s) Required :
Before starting with PwC full-time, must be eligible to sit for the primary credential exam appropriate for relevant practice area, such as having 150 credit hours to sit for the CPA exam in certain states. Credential must be obtained prior to being promoted to Manager.
Preferred Qualifications :
Preferred Fields of Study :
Management Information Systems & Accounting, Finance, Finance & Technology, Accounting & Finance
Additional Educational Preferences :
A Juris Doctorate, PhD, MBA or a Master degree in Finance, Tax, Quantitative Statistics, Financial Engineering, Economics may also be considered.
Certification(s) Preferred :
CPA Exam, Level 1 of the CFA exam, a State Appraiser Trainee License, CHA exam or CCIM which includes completion of all courses, exams and ethics exam,enrolled agent
Preferred Knowledge/Skills :
Demonstrates thorough knowledge and/or a proven record of success in financial products and issues that both issuers and investors face as markets evolve over time, including the following areas in supporting engagements:
Applying accounting, tax, and regulatory standards to complex financial instruments;
Assisting clients with their understanding of complex financial structures prior to the issuance of securitizations and assisting related parties, underwrites, attorneys, etc., with verifying that disclosures align with the underwriter’s intent of the security structure;
Performing valuation analysis of financial instruments and structured products;
Assessing the reasonableness of valuations and financial models prepared by others; and,
Creating independent financial models to project collateral and bond cash-flows for various debt types and related securitizations, including asset backed securities, mortgage backed securities, and collateralized loan obligations.
Demonstrates thorough abilities and/or a proven record of success in financial instruments, such as derivatives and fixed income products, which are utilized within real estate finance, consumer finance, corporate finance, and valuation techniques that are utilized for financial products.
Demonstrates thorough abilities and/or a proven record of success in effective problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, including the following areas:
Researching and analyzing pertinent client, industry, and financial matters; while demonstrating strong technical and analytical skills;
Being agile and flexible when adapting to changing client needs and market conditions;
Utilizing industry software, e.g. INTEX, TREPP, Bloomberg, CapIQ, or, advanced Excel modeling; and,
Communicating effectively, both written and verbally, within a professional services business environment.
Demonstrates a thorough level of abilities with, and/or a proven record of success as both an individual contributor and team member, identifying and addressing client needs:
Managing engagements, including preparing concise, accurate documents and maintaining project economics while maintaining flexibility for unanticipated issues.
Demonstrating thorough abilities and/or a proven record of success as a team leader
Providing candid, meaningful feedback in a timely manner; and,
Creating a positive environment by monitoring workloads of the team while meeting client expectations and respecting the work-life quality of team members.
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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