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PwC Tax Reporting & Strategy - Automation Senior Manager in San Francisco, California

Specialty/Competency: TRS Consulting

Industry/Sector: Not Applicable

Time Type: Full time

Travel Requirements: Up to 60%

The Innovation Team is at the core of innovation and emerging technology development, discovery, deployment and support activity. Our team is leading the effort to digitally enable our business. Our mission is to develop disruptive & innovative technologies and products that drive the evolution of how we deliver our services now and in the future. The key technology domains we are currently focused on include business process automation, data curation, industrialized analytics, machine learning & AI and scalable delivery platform.

A career in our Tax Reporting and Strategy practice, within Innovation services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients’ tax departments redesign, redefine, and redeploy tax to be a strategic asset across the enterprise. You’ll focus on assisting clients incorporate increased automation in the tax reporting process, increase analytic capabilities through data integration, and create solid internal controls that will enable the Tax function to deliver better quality output and contribute more strategically to organisational decision making.

Our team helps our clients expand the tax role to include research, analytics, and technologies to improve how their organisation collaborates and performs. You’ll focus on enhancing the tax reporting process by incorporating increased automation, integrating quality data, developing analytic capabilities, and utilising technology to deliver better quality output in less time.

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.

In Data Automation we solve complex problems for clients relating to data, analytics and processes across all industries. Our dynamic team is passionate about innovative, tech-enabled approaches to solve acute needs for clients, and working on their strategic digitization agenda and roadmap. We are seeking individuals with experience in established and emerging data automation and visualization technologies to lead large solution deployments, and design solutions applying design standards.

Job Requirements and Preferences :

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Degree Required :

Bachelor Degree

Required Fields of Study :

Accounting, Business Administration/Management, Economics, Finance, International Business, Management, Quantitative Finance, Accounting & Technology, Finance & Technology

Minimum Years of Experience :

5 year(s)

Preferred Qualifications :

Certification(s) Preferred :

Six Sigma Green Belt, Six Sigma Black Belt, or PMP

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

Demonstrates intimate abilities and/or a proven record of success as a team leader in automation & digitization and can lead by example in a professional services environment with an innovative and continuous improvement mindset and by the following:

  • Utilizing digitization tools to reduce hours and optimize engagements;

  • Working with large, complex data sets to build models and leverage data visualization tools to provide insights to clients;

  • Innovating through new and existing technologies, willingness to researching and experimenting with new digitization solutions;

  • Building and managing models using tools within the following categories:;

  • Demonstrating experience with data analytics/automation tools: Alteryx, Microsoft Power Query, Power Apps;

  • Analyzing data & Visualization - Tableau, Power BI;

  • Managing and delivering large scale business/technology transformation projects;

  • Tackling current state assessment of business problems, blueprinting a future state technology-enabled solution, capturing impact and value;

  • Participating in organizational design, process improvement utilizing broader business process re-engineering efforts (Lean, workflow design, etc.);

  • Demonstrating experience with controls, risk management and strategy in implementation of technology platforms;

  • Staying up to date on technology trends, emerging tools and best practices in the use of analytics and automation for governance, risk and compliance;

  • Demonstrating proven interpersonal and communication skills and ability to effect change through collaboration;

  • Maintaining and applying a broad and current industry perspective on technology trends/opportunities, leading practices, cloud & ERP solutions;

  • Accounting and financial systems implementation and configuration;

  • Leading digital finance/tax transformation projects;

  • Scaling and leading analytical teams (e.g. Data Analysts, Business Intelligence Analysts, etc.);

  • Working with additional data automation platforms - Knime, Talend, Trifacta;

  • Leading teams delivering in RPA platforms - Automation Anywhere, UiPath;

  • Working in one or more common programming languages: SAS, SQL, Python, R ;

  • Working with predictive or descriptive analytics and working with machine learning;

  • Using and/or having exposure to big data approaches: PySpark, Apache Spark, Azure Databricks, Azure SQL, Azure ML, Java;

  • Working with data engineering/data science and other analytics team to establish data sources that serve business needs around analytics & scenario modeling; and,

  • Demonstrating knowledge of data architecture & data governance in relation to setting up data lakes.

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:

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