PwC Private Company Services - Assurance Senior Associate (Chicago) in Chicago, Illinois
A career within Private Company services, will provide the opportunity to help private companies with a range of business advisory needs such as audit, tax compliance, and planning to help improve their operational efficiency and to free up time that can be spent focusing on business strategy. You’ll have the opportunity to experience the entire business life cycle of a private company from inception to growth, maturity and transition.
Our team helps our clients design and implement personal and customised service plans that are unique to privately owned entities, entrepreneurs, and high net worth individuals. You’ll be assisting the team focus on key issues like wealth management, compliance, cash flow management, equity expansion, divestiture and exit strategies.
As a Senior Associate, you’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Proactively assist in the management of several clients, while reporting to Managers and above
Train and lead staff
Establish effective working relationships directly with clients
Contribute to the development of your own and team’s technical acumen
Keep up to date with local and national business and economic issues
Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients
Continue to develop internal relationships and your PwC brand
Job Requirements and Preferences :
Basic Qualifications :
Minimum Degree Required :
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Certification(s) Required :
Passed CPA exam. International hires are required to have passed the equivalent accounting certification exam in the selected individual’s home country. Hires from a PwC affiliate firm must meet the credential requirements for a PwC US senior associate in that PwC affiliate firm.
Preferred Qualifications :
Degree Preferred :
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Preferred Knowledge/Skills :
Working knowledge and exposure to the common business and accounting issues facing non-publicly traded companies in the manufacturing, distribution and services industry. These issues include but are not limited to: mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and (re)financing. Technical knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States (U.S. GAAP).
Demonstrates proven thorough abilities and/or success as a team leader and team member within the US Assurance practice of a global network of professional services consulting firms, including, but not limited to, the following areas:
Staying current and applying applicable technical accounting and financial reporting standards, supporting resolution of technical issues through effective analysis of accounting standards/issues;
Understanding and applying effectively auditing standards, firm audit methodology and guidance in work, proactively seeking to apply new guidance and tools in performing audit work;
Setting leading examples with professional skepticism, independence, and objectivity, e.g. considering where client incentives or pressures exist and supporting the team in navigating auditor judgments;
Identifying and elevating issues early, proposing solutions and communicating them effectively to team members and the client; and,
Enhancing the quality of work by actively supervising and coaching others--taking responsibility for the quality of work and performing a critical self-review, seeking proactively the advice of supervisors, and responding to feedback in a timely manner.
Utilizing extensive know-how of business financials, reporting processes, and management of engagement economics; and,
Leveraging tools and techniques for research, analysis, and problem solving--including Interpreting data/research, drawing conclusions, and sharing derived perspectives on major economic trends, current industry or sector trends, issues and opportunities with clients.
Leveraging know-how of globalization and how it impacts local and global business considerations;
Working effectively as part of a diverse delivery team; and,
Applying a global lens to business issues, identifying potential opportunities for global convergences and divergence in analytics.
Adjusting to shifting priorities and challenges and ability to juggle new and multiple tasks;
Delegating effectively tasks and providing direction and support to more junior team members;
Developing others by creating and supporting appropriate work assignments; and,
Providing coaching and feedback candidly and constructively and receive feedback openly.
Communicating confidently and effectively using a variety of communication styles across different contexts;
Preparing for team and client interactions by anticipating others' needs and tailoring content appropriately;
Playing an active role in discussions, proactively ask questions and share an informed point of view; and,
Recognizing the value of multiple and diverse perspectives and be comfortable challenging an established point of view.
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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.
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.