Financial Transformation Associate - Consulting - Dublin or Cork

Firm
PwC
Location
Dublin
Education
Benefits
Competive

Line of Service

Advisory

Industry/Sector

Not Applicable

Specialism

Finance

Management Level

Associate

Job Description & Summary

A career within Finance Consulting services, will provide the opportunity to work alongside CEOs, CFOs, controllers and treasurers to optimise the structure of their finance functions and improve their contribution to the business. We support our clients by addressing the challenges of achieving appropriate standards of control, efficient back office opportunities and support to the business through insight and challenge.

In Consulting, we deliver practical far-sighted advice that gets straight to the heart of clients’ business issues and delivers excellent results by helping our clients improve the way they operate, reduce costs, manage risks, leverage talent or fundamentally change the way they do business.

The work you do will be all about helping organisations work smarter and grow faster. You will work with household names in a diverse range of industries - from Irish firms, national and international high-street banks to multinational FMCG companies.

Our assignments range from small sized teams on short term assignments to large teams on multi-year ground-breaking programmes. Teams work collaboratively with significant involvement of Partners and Directors.

Typically you will be involved in

  • Scoping engagements by interviewing clients, gathering relevant data and comparing it with appropriate benchmarks
  • Developing approaches and plans to address organisation opportunities and issues
  • Leading consulting and client work-stream teams that deliver results
  • Providing programme management support to ensure the operational initiative achieves its objectives
  • Assembling the lessons learned to support the development of intellectual capital
  • Requirement to travel overseas on assignment from time to time

About Financial Transformation

Reducing complexity, simplifying the business model, understanding key value drivers in the business and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of finance functions are challenges being faced by senior finance professionals worldwide. Within the financial effectiveness group, we work with clients across a broad range of sectors to provide innovative viewpoints, independent advice, project management skills and support in developing solutions which will help our clients to address these issues. We specialise in the areas of Enterprise Performance Management, Shared Services, Finance Operating Model Design and Implementation and Bench-marking.

Experience Required:

  • 4 years in a Finance role in industry or 3 years in a big 4 audit/consulting role
  • Experience of working in and / or with large scale organisations in the Finance field
  • Experience in delivering projects in the Finance area (for example Shared Services, Outsourcing Process, Finance Process Design and/or Optimisation)
  • Experience of managing change in the Finance area
  • Excellent understanding of general business practices
  • Excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in managing a team of resources on multiple assignments running simultaneously
  • Experience in coaching and mentoring junior staff
  • Comprehensive reporting and presentation skills essential (strong Powerpoint experience essential)
  • Experience in analysing data (strong Excel experience essential)
  • Experience in implementation or using Finance Systems (ie ERP, for example SAP, Oracle and related BI tools)

Skills:

  • Analytic and strategic thinking: Identifies issues and practical recommendations through sound analysis and application of business and technical competence.
  • Innovative: Contributes, promotes, and adopts new ideas and approaches.
  • Teamwork and leadership: Creates, communicates and supports a common vision and direction.
  • Planning and Organisation: Displays initiative. Demonstrates the ability to prioritise tasks. Has the ability to multi task. Well organised, plans in advance.
  • Goal Orientation: Persistence, drive and energy directed to the achievement of well-defined goals.
  • Industry Knowledge: Exhibits and applies knowledge and thought leadership of the operations and supply chain trends, dynamics, and issues of a given industry.
  • Business development: Proactively demonstrates ideas, insights and relationships to generate new and incremental business. Builds and sustains client relationships.

At PwC, we celebrate talents from all backgrounds and welcome applications from people who identify as disabled, neurodivergent, or who live with other long-term conditions. We want our candidates to have every opportunity to thrive in our recruitment process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Therefore, we welcome the opportunity to discuss with candidates any barriers we can remove, or adjustments we can make to appropriately adapt our process fairly and support them to perform at their best. Please contact us to request any accommodations.

Why you’ll love working for PwC (Benefits)

We want you to love every minute of your career. But we get it: each stage of life comes with a new set of priorities and demands. This is why we support you with a range of financial and non-financial rewards and benefits. There’s something for everyone. Here’s just a flavor:

  • A competitive compensation package with a defined career path
  • Paid overtime up to Manager grade
  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan
  • Subsidised healthcare insurance
  • Wedding leave and gratuity, paid maternity leave, new parent leave
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • “Everyday flexibility”: Supporting you with where, when and how you work for your wellbeing and enabling you to to be productive and balance your working and personal life
  • “Hybrid working”: A blended arrangement where you can blend working from home, at the PwC office or client site depending on business, client and team needs
  • “Flexible Friday”: A 3pm finish on Fridays through the Summer and ahead of bank holidays
  • On-site gym and shower facilities, fitness classes and wellbeing services
  • On-site restaurant, shop, dry cleaning service and phenomenal coffee, treats and eats in our newly refurbished food market Plant & Bean
  • Commitment to digital transformation. All our employees attend our Digital Academy Training
  • A dedicated team of Learning and Development professionals who work to deliver an evolving training framework. It’s our goal to continuously develop our employees' technical and professional skills
  • Training is centered around the “PwC Professional” our global leadership framework. It focuses on developing your core skills to become an authentic and inclusive leader for all levels
  • You’ll be paired with mentors to help you develop your skills, diversify your experience and support you in achieving your career goals
  • We’ve over 3,000 people working in PwC Ireland, and we hire over 300 graduates every year along with 300+ experienced hires so there is always lots going on with different societies and social events and you can get involved in as many or as little as you want.
  • Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is really meaningful to us also and last year we were certified by the Business Working Responsibly Mark. The Mark assesses outstanding CSR and sustainability and looks at leadership, policies, practices, performance, and impact in areas such as; employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, innovation, environmental practices, supply chain management and engagement with the local community, and we are one of only 29 companies in Ireland to achieve this.
  • Creating a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve is hugely important to us and last year we signed up to Elevate - the Inclusive Workplace Pledge. By signing up to this Pledge, PwC have committed to building and supporting a workplace that is equal and representative of all members of Irish society. We are only 1 of 50 companies in Ireland who have signed up.
  • Be Well, Work Well is our name for everything we do to help our people stay well and the support we provide when they need it; helping you perform at your best, at work, at home and everywhere in between. We know that there are many aspects to wellbeing, and so we’re constantly expanding our approach and offerings to our people.

PwC is an equal opportunities employer. All appointments and promotions are made on the basis of performance and ability. We are committed to the continued development of the personal and business skills of our employees and you will be treated in a fair and unbiased way and given every encouragement to realise your potential.

Diversity & Inclusion

PwC is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We are committed to an inclusive culture where you can be yourself, and where differences are celebrated and embraced.

We promote equality and dignity in all aspects of recruitment and employment, and all appointments and promotions are made on the basis of performance, competence and ability. We are dedicated to your personal and professional growth and you will be given every encouragement at all stages of your career to realise your full potential. This ethos is embedded at every level of our business.

You can learn more by accessing pwc.ie/about-us/diversity-and-inclusion.html about how we are driving a culture of belonging at PwC and explore our range of inclusive programmes, initiatives, employee resource groups and more.

We recognise that confidence can sometimes get in your way of applying for a job. So, whatever your path here or however you identify, please don’t hesitate to apply - we would love to hear from you!

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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