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PwC IPS - Finance Effectiveness/EPM Consulting Senior Associate in Atlanta, Georgia

Line of Service: Advisory

Specialty/Competency: Finance

Industry/Sector: Manufacturing

Time Type: Full time

Government Clearance Required: No

Available for Work Sponsorship: Yes

Travel Requirements: Up to 80%

A career in our Enterprise Performance Management practice, 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. Our team helps clients optimise and align financial planning, consolidation, reporting and analytics processes, systems and information to provide business insights that drive better decisions and actions.

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 Associate, 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:

  • Use feedback and reflection to develop self awareness, personal strengths and address development areas.

  • Delegate to others to provide stretch opportunities, coaching them to deliver results.

  • Demonstrate critical thinking and the ability to bring order to unstructured problems.

  • Use a broad range of tools and techniques to extract insights from current industry or sector trends.

  • Review your work and that of others for quality, accuracy and relevance.

  • Know how and when to use tools available for a given situation and can explain the reasons for this choice.

  • Seek and embrace opportunities which give exposure to different situations, environments and perspectives.

  • Use straightforward communication, in a structured way, when influencing and connecting with others.

  • Able to read situations and modify behavior to build quality relationships.

  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

  • Minimum years experience required

  • 3+ years of Advisory Client Facing Consulting experience having served in a CFO or Finance and Accounting Consulting role.

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  • Travel Requirements: 75%-80% weekly travel

  • Degree Preferred :

  • Accounting, Finance, Business Analytics, Information Technology

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

  • Demonstrate leading practice knowledge and proven experience across the EPM landscape including but not limited to:

  • Close, Consolidation and External/Regulatory Reporting

  • Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting including driver-based planning, capital and workforce planning, rolling forecasts and integrated planning

  • Management Reporting including dashboarding and predictive analytics

  • Costing and Profitability Management

  • Key business drivers and metrics that provide performance insights

  • Data Model and Chart of Accounts

  • Data Management and Integrations

  • Governance

  • Demonstrate proven experience with consulting engagements pertaining to the requirements and design (functional and technical), configuration, testing and deployment of EPM solutions

  • Experience developing the EPM Business Case to quantify and demonstrate the business value and return on investment.

  • Demonstrated capabilities of designing and implementing holistic solutions including process optimization and organization structure design to augment EPM technical solutions.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the industry including common issues facing clients.

  • Ability to work with ambiguity while addressing the clients' needs and delivering top-level results.

  • Showcase strong communications skills and the ability to simplify complex information and influence stakeholders.

  • Ability to create a positive environment by monitoring workloads of the team while meeting client expectations; providing candid, meaningful feedback in a timely manner; and keeping leadership informed of progress and issues.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with a global team and all levels of an organization.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of technologies that support collaboration, automation and data-driven story-telling including: Microsoft Products (Teams, PowerBI, MS Office), G-Suite (Google), and business intelligence tools

  • Proficiency and/or willingness to learn digital technologies and the impact on Finance and Accounting including analytical tools. E.g. Alteryx, PowerBi, Tableau, Snaplogic and RPA technologies (UiPath, Automation Anywhere, PowerAutomate, etc), and machine learning/Artificial Intelligence

  • Proven and thorough knowledge of operational metrics to support strategic plans, dashboard design and benchmarking/standard industry practices.

  • Considerable knowledge and understanding around organizational design and operational metrics.

  • Demonstrate knowledge and success in advising global organizations through transformations from strategy through execution.

  • Experience with the following:

  • Core Finance system implementation and optimization (e.g. ERP, EPM, etc)

  • Finance strategy and transformation

  • Shared service and outsourcing

  • Cost management

  • Talent management

  • Success with analyzing detailed finance and accounting processes to identify improvement opportunities in the following areas:

  • Process improvement (Record to Report, Order to Cash, Source to Pay, etc)

  • Internal and external reporting

  • People and organization structures

  • Performance management, budgeting and forecasting

  • Cash flow optimization and the use of capital

  • Maintenance and building of cost-effective controls.

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.

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