PwC Capital Markets & Accounting Advisory Services Manager in San Jose, California

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Job Description

Members of the Transaction Services practice help clients navigate through complicated transactions and events, from evaluation through integration, in a multifaceted business environment. PwC helps clients negotiate with confidence. Some of the world's most prestigious companies rely on our buy-and-sell side due diligence capabilities and turn to us for advice on financial reporting, valuation and tax issues. We also provide advice and project management for capital raising events such as initial public offerings, secondary listings and private placements. For companies in distressed situations, we advise on crisis avoidance, financial and operational restructuring and bankruptcy.

Clients rely on PwC to help them make informed and empowered decisions to invest, divest, raise capital or reorganize. As our clients execute on their chosen strategy, our focus turns to helping them extract value.

PwC's Capital Markets and Accounting Advisory Services advises our clients, primarily Fortune 500 public companies, and large financial institutions such as private equity and hedge funds, in moments of exceptional change around deals, stress and accounting change helping them shape strategy and transformation. Our main areas of focus include:

  • Capital markets such as IPOs, spins, debt raisings and capital structure advice;

  • Acquisitions;

  • Alliances such as enter/exit JVs, strategic alliances, licenses, collaborations, etc.;

  • Divestitures;

  • Crisis, restructurings and restatements; and,

  • Deal strategy and readiness including navigating accounting complexity and change.

We advise our clients across the deal spectrum to capture value.

With a consulting mindset, we solve our clients' complex accounting and financial reporting matters around deals or other transformational events.

CMAAS employs a team based structure to tackle clients' needs with a solution oriented approach to creatively address complex financial reporting problems. We work on high profile transactions with significant interaction with senior company management teams, bankers, lawyers and other advisors. We have a coaching environment with both formal and informal systems in place as well as continuous on the job training to ensure industry leading personal and professional development.

Position/Program Requirements

Minimum Year(s) of Experience: 4

Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor's degree in accounting or other business field of study, including an acceptable NASBA foreign education equivalent.

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 Manager in that PwC affiliate firm.

Knowledge Preferred:

Participate as an individual contributor & a team member w/ senior CMAAS practitioners & other professionals (eg, bankers, lawyers, auditors, advisors) on complex accounting & financial reporting matters related to deals & other transformational events on a daily basis in areas of focus listed above. This includes demonstrating an extensive knowledge of and/or a proven record of success in the following areas: Advising multi-national, publicly-traded companies & private equity firms on a broad range of technical accounting, financial reporting, & capital markets topics including:

  • IPOs, debt offerings, private placements, carve-outs and/or spin-offs;

  • acquisitions, alliances/joint ventures, post deal accounting;

  • restructurings, restatements, bankruptcies; and,

  • GAAP conversions, change in accounting standards, accounting complexity. Demonstrates a strong interest in deals, capital markets, complex accounting & other transactions-based activities & should expect to operate in a high pressure, fast-paced work environment.

Skills Preferred:

Demonstrates proven extensive abilities and success with managing teams in a professional services consulting firm, including, but not limited to, the following areas: Technical Capabilities:

  • Applying extensive know-how of technical accounting and financial reporting standards

  • Reinforcing firm compliance requirements and applying to client engagements Business Acumen:

  • Continuously deepening and broadening business know-how

how it is changing and why this matters in order to articulate a relevant point of view

  • Developing and sharing a point of view on strategic business issues and trends, anticipating the impact of technology developments on client needs, and surfacing relevant behavioral patterns as potential trends

  • Integrating frameworks and models into an analytical approach to develop insight into organizations

  • Coaching team members on problem-solving techniques and guiding them to use more sophisticated tools and frameworks Global Acumen:

  • Modelling and encouraging team members to learn about cultures that differ from their own

  • Articulating a perspective on relevant global trends and how they impact client challenges

  • Applying global industry-leading practices, global economic perspectives, and local territory cultural nuances to shape solutions and recommendations Leadership:

  • Motivating others, helping them to understand and visualize goals

  • Helping others plan their development

  • Displaying respect and fairness when managing others, bringing conflict into the open to enhance the quality of decisions and team effectiveness

  • Evaluating the performance of team members on the basis of merit and skill, addressing performance issues in-the-moment Relationships:

  • Building and sustaining relationships to create exceptional client and people experience

  • Helping team members determine the impact of their communication styles on others and coach their abilities to collaborate with and respond to clients and individuals

  • Targeting and expanding a network of internal and external relationships

  • Demonstrating integrity, ethical decision-making and behaviors that build trust across teams and with clients

  • Creating an environment that encourages improvement, innovation, and inclusion, and challenges traditional approaches

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.