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Senior Associate, Finance Effectiveness

Job Description

The best opportunities to let your knowledge, talent and skills flourish.

PwC's continued success and expansion has created unprecedented opportunities for exceptional people to join our practice. We are looking to appoint our future leaders… people with an outstanding track record in building a business and delivering results… people who have the vision and foresight to take their career to the next level and be part of a winning team.


Our Consulting & Deals practice:

Our extensive selection of services provides businesses with the value they’re looking for.  Through expert advice and assistance based on our financial, analytical and business process skills, we enhance the performance of companies of all sizes. Our clients value our ability to draw on our national and international network of professionals to deliver fast, proven results.


The Opportunity: Senior Associate – Finance Effectiveness

Our Finance Effectiveness practice helps our clients’ finance functions improve their performance across a broad spectrum. As the role of finance evolves within an organization, balancing the need to be both a strategist and a steward, finance organizations will need to transform their processes, people, and analytic tools in order to manage these changes effectively.  These changes include streamlining finance operations by increasing the efficiency of the finance organization and improving the effectiveness of finance by analyzing the Finance Operations (People, Process, Technology and Policy), assessing what needs to be streamlined or improved across all Finance functions including P2P, O2C, R2R, H2R, PBF;  as well as integrating performance management and analytic applications, such as performance score carding, reporting, budgeting, and forecasting capabilities.  


The PwC Consulting & Deals group is presently seeking to fill the position of Senior Associate, Core Finance within the Finance Effectiveness Practice.




Engagement Delivery

  • Work on engagements with multidisciplinary teams
  • Conduct organizational diagnostics on financial processes
  • Conduct analyses in support of process performance measurement and improvement initiatives (e.g. costing, cost-benefit, benchmarking)
  • Conduct analyses in support of Finance Transformation and Operations Improvement
  • Conduct analyses in support of Finance Target Operating Model
  • Conduct analyses in support of performance measurement and improvement initiatives (e.g. costing, cost-benefit, benchmarking)
  • Analyze financial and operational data;
  • Analyze financial processes including P2P, O2C, R2R, H2R, AM, etc
  • Finance transformation (including within an ERP implementation)
  • Establish credibility with existing and new clients by demonstrating subject matter expertise and knowledge in finance
  • Sustainable cost reduction and resource optimization projects
  • Vendor and software selection (including business requirements gathering)
  • Alternate delivery models analysis, design and optimization (such as Target Operating Model, shared services and outsourcing)


Engagement Management

  • Support the engagement manager / director / partner in managing engagement risk and project economics including planning and budgeting
  • Prepare deliverable content
  • Ensure the quality of deliverables meets with PwC and client expectations


Business Development

  • Participate in aspects of the proposal development process
  • Contribute to proposal writing
  • Team with PwC colleagues in other lines of services in support of client needs for Finance Consulting services
  • Support the development of "thought leadership" and "point-of-view" documents


People Development

  • Share knowledge across the global PwC network
  • Provide input and guidance into the firm’s staffing/resource management process
  • Actively participate in staff recruitment
  • Be aware and up to date with all technology and market developments



  • Travel within Canada will be required and occasionally international travel, including the US.


Specialist Experience

  • Two or more years of relevant Finance professional experience. A combination of Industry experience and consulting experience is considered an asset.
  • Proven expertise in the core finance areas of Procure-to-Pay, Record-to-Report, Order-to-Cash and Acquire-to-Retire
  • Understanding of Financial Planning and Analysis – forecasting and budgeting, management reporting
  • Big 4 consulting background is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree with an Advanced Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration
  • MBA or related masters; or a professional accounting designation (CPA) is required.
  • Previous experience working in Finance & Accounting areas is an asset.
  • Experience in process improvement or re-engineering initiatives and projects in the core back office accounting areas (see above) in either a consultant or internal role.
  • Experience participating in external and internal teams on finance transformation projects
  • Understanding of or hands-on experience with financial applications and/or enterprise management solutions (e.g. SAP, SAP BPC, Oracle, Hyperion, Business Objects) is preferred.
  • High level of client service orientation such as building solid relationships with clients; approaching clients in an organized manner, demonstrating flexibility in prioritizing and completing tasks
  • Excellent team player and an understanding of personal and team roles; contributing to a positive work environment and proactively seeking guidance and feedback.
  • Excellent communication skills – oral, written, presentation
  • Strong problem solving orientation and analytical skills
  • Project management skills & experience




Please note that all information in this job description is accurate at the time of posting.  Please be aware that companies may change details and/or closing dates without notice.


Job Summary

  • Canada
  • Consulting
Job Type
  • Full-time
  • Negotiable
29 January 2018
Applications Deadline
16 March 2018

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