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PwC Valuation Senior Associate - Financial Analytics & Derivatives in San Francisco, California

A career in our Financial Analytics and Derivatives 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 uses sophisticated models and analytical skills to value complex financial instruments and design strategies to reduce client risk and maximise opportunities. As part of our team, you’ll help our clients with asset or liability risk, structuring sophisticated compensation arrangements, and contract assessment related to financial statements.

Responsibilities

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 :

Master Degree

Required Fields of Study :

Engineering and Business, Financial Mathematics, Mathematical Economics, Quantitative Finance

Minimum Years of Experience :

3 year(s)

Preferred Qualifications :

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

Demonstrates thorough knowledge and proven success in roles leading work streams within and participating in Valuation teams within a professional services firm that emphasizes the following areas:

  • Developing valuation models using option pricing theory, Monte Carlo simulation, binomial trees, contingent claims analysis, and other financial engineering techniques, especially as it applies to valuing financial instruments (i.e. fixed income securities, swaps, exotic options, convertible bonds, commodity derivatives, and other securities);

  • Leading work streams within and participating in client-facing project teams and engagements that focus on financial modelling, derivatives, securities valuation, risk management--identifying key assumptions and understanding the impact of various inputs into valuation models, deriving creative solutions that involve collecting and analyzing market data used in the valuation, analyzing third party valuations, challenging assumptions, and performing sensitivity analyses;

  • Preparing memoranda and/or reports that communicate findings and recommendations to our clients concisely and effectively.

Demonstrates thorough abilities and proven success in roles, preferably within a professional services firm, involving the following areas related to the direction of Valuation engagement teams:

  • Prioritizing and handling multiple tasks in a demanding deal-oriented environment;

  • Leading work streams and participating in client projects, understanding a client's business and technology in order to identify, pursue, and ultimately obtain additional consulting opportunities;

  • Conducting independent research to gain an understanding of complex valuation issues, translating and communicating technical concepts in a manner that is understandable to clients and staff;

  • Performing quantitative and qualitative Valuation-related analyses and modelling, utilizing Excel VBA and/or Matlab, as well as Bloomberg or Fincad;

  • Identifying and addressing client needs, including the following: actively participating in client discussions and meetings; communicating a broad range of Firm services; managing engagements including preparing concise, accurate documents and balancing project economics management with the occurrence of unanticipated issues;

  • Writing and presenting cogently for industry audiences and clients, including journal articles, practice methodologies and tools, and the writing and presentation of whitepapers;

  • Creating a positive environment, monitoring workloads of the team while meeting client expectations and respecting the work-life quality of team members, including providing candid, meaningful feedback in a timely manner, and keeping leadership informed of progress; and,

  • Willingness to travel, as client assignments require it.

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.

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.

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.

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