Investigative and Deal Accounting Analytics Senior Associate

  • Competitive
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • PWC - US
  • 17 Oct 17 2017-10-17

Investigative and Deal Accounting Analytics Senior Associate

PwC/LOS Overview
PwC is a network of firms committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services.

We help resolve complex issues for our clients and identify opportunities. Learn more about us at www.pwc.com/us.

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Are you ready to build a career in a rapidly changing world? Developing as a PwC Professional means that you will be ready
- to create and capture opportunities to advance your career and fulfill your potential. To learn more, visit us at www.pwc.com/careers.

PwC Advisory helps our clients with their most challenging imperatives from strategy through execution. We combine the breadth of knowledge of over 48,000 global professionals with deep industry knowledge to deliver custom solutions for our clients. We work with the world's largest and most complex companies and understand the unique business issues and opportunities our clients face.

Job Description
Businesses today are confronted daily by corruption, fraud and other unplanned events. Our growing Advisory Forensics Services practice protects opportunities for clients by working with them to strategically prepare for and manage the changeable complexities of the evolving threat landscape and by providing unparalleled resources and insights to investigate fraud, assist in risk management and mitigation, and identify and analyze vulnerabilities
- whether in one country or worldwide. With a strong Forensics presence in more than 40 countries, our strategic threat management approach enables us to work with international clients to anticipate, manage, and respond to threats, while also helping clients become "threat-smart."

Our Forensics professionals possess core forensics capabilities as well as forensic technology expertise and offer clients a unilateral advantage in investigating problems that extend across borders or that afflict multinational organizations.

Our Forensic Technology team helps clients protect opportunities in today's evolving business landscape. We apply advanced, strategic approaches to assist our clients with complex information management and analysis challenges by combining data analytics techniques, sophisticated technology tools, and information management principles to help our clients make well-informed decisions.

The Forensic Technologyââ,¬â„¢s Investigative and Deal Accounting Analytics consultants deploy their technical and data analysis skills coupled with strong business acumen, accounting and financial reporting knowledge to leverage the power of financial and operational data in addressing a range of business challenges, including:

- Investigate accounting irregularities and respond to fraud allegations

- Enable our clients to execute their divestitures, mergers, and acquisitions in an efficient and accelerated manner to maximize the deal value

- Help to address commercial disputes and tax-related controversies or take advantage of tax saving opportunities

In delivering these services, our Investigative and Deal Accounting Analytics professionals deliver fact-based, data driven reliable insights to inform decision makers on a range of high impact topics critical to a particular exercise, from comprehensive divested business' financial statements, to transaction-level details supporting a given Tax position, to optimization of the entityââ,¬â„¢s product pricing and customer structure post transaction.

Our high performing team brings a unique perspective through the convergence of general business / deal acumen, finance and accounting, and deep technical capabilities.

Our go-to-market approach is to secure wins from becoming our clientsââ,¬â„¢ trusted advisors by bringing the full power of the Firm
- teaming with complementary capabilities across different Firm practices: Forensic Accountants, Transaction Services, M&A Advisors, Tax and others.

Position/Program Requirements
Minimum Year(s) of Experience: 2

Minimum Degree Required: High School Diploma or GED

Degree Preferred: Bachelor's degree

Knowledge Preferred:

Demonstrates thorough knowledge of, and/or proven record of success,

working with auditor Independence policies, how the policies are implemented within a system, and ways to integrate independence policy and systems with business and strategic priorities, preferably for a global network of professional services firms, emphasizing the following:

- Understanding of the information available in SEC filings relevant to SEC registrants required to file under the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and the Investment Company Act of 1940.

Familiarity with internal and external systems including: CES, Independence Checkpoint, Brokerage Simplification Program, Global Client Portal, Acceptance & Continuance, D&B Global Reference Solution, Audit Analytics, and SNL Financial, a plus.

Skills Preferred:

Demonstrates thorough abilities, and/or proven record of success in working with financial products, such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds, variable insurance products, common/collective trust funds, structured products, 529 savings plans and the implications of investing in these products on auditor independence, preferably for a global network of professional services firms, emphasizing the following:

- Performing research within regulatory filings for compliance, data quality and independence systems maintenance; and,
- Collaborating with others to resolve complex problems and use independent judgment to resolve challenging business problems.