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Accounting and Transaction Advisory Senior Associate

Calgary, AB
Full Time
The Capital Markets Accounting Advisory Services team ("CMAAS") at PwC is a team committed to supporting clients through moments of exceptional change by providing accounting advisory services. These services include accounting advice to our clients through acquisitions and divestitures, accounting change, ESG reporting, restructuring and capital transactions, such as IPOs, and digital transformation projects. A career within CMAAS will provide you with the opportunity to be responsible for complex financial reporting issues around transactions and other transformational events. You'll tackle client's needs with a solution-oriented approach that creatively addresses complex financial reporting problems for high profile transactions and you'll have significant interaction with senior company management, teams, bankers, lawyers and other advisers.

Meaningful work you'll be part of

As an Accounting and Transaction Advisory Senior Associate , you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Support the team and our clients through capital market transactions including IPO readiness, and other market transactions (i.e. BAR Reports, pro forma financial statements)
• Support the team and our clients through various accounting change projects including GAAP conversion in contemplation of a transaction, implementation of accounting policy changes and new accounting standards, and ESG reporting
• Support our Deals teams with accounting implications on specific transactions (i.e. buy side, sell side, valuations, business combination, consolidation accounting, divestitures, etc.)
• Work with the team and our clients to prepare complex accounting calculations, quarterly/annual financial statements and management reporting to drive insights
• Research technical accounting matters as required by the manager
• Work with the team and our clients to prepare accounting whitepapers / diagnostic reports in a structured way
• Work flexibly and respond promptly to ad hoc requests by clients
• Focus on the details of the project as well as quality
• Be able to work collaboratively, internally within the team and externally with clients
• Use a broad range of tools and techniques to extract insights from current trends in business areas
• Assist in project management component of client relationships
• Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct

Experiences and skills you'll use to solve

• A strong knowledge of IFRS, US GAAP and ASPE is desirable
• Qualified Canadian CPA or equivalent reciprocal/recognized designation
• Emerging technical knowledge of ESG non-financial reporting frameworks, including TCFD, ISSB and GRI is beneficial
• Strong Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.) and an aptitude for technology and innovation are an asset
• Excellent written & verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills that allow you to thrive in a team environment and communicate status of projects proactively
• The ability to build relationships and to integrate with client teams working under tight deadlines
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and an ability to work through complex and challenging client projects
• Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-tasked, fast-paced and changing project-based environment with the flexibility to work overtime where client deadlines are tight
• The ability to work independently and in a team environment
• Demonstrated ability to work on multiple engagements and engagement types concurrently
• A coachable individual, open-minded and dedicated to self-improvement and career development
• A demonstrated commitment to valuing differences and working alongside and/or coaching diverse people and perspectives

Why you'll love PwC

We're inspiring and empowering our people to change the world. Powered by the latest technology, you'll be a part of amazing teams helping public and private clients build trust and deliver sustained outcomes. This meaningful work, and our continuous development environment, will take your career to the next level. We reward your impact, and support your wellbeing, through a competitive compensation package, inclusive benefits and flexibility programs that will help you thrive in work and life. Learn more about us at .

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PwC Canada is committed to cultivating an inclusive, hybrid work environment - one that is collaborative, supportive and productive. We work in-person and virtually, as is best suited for our clients, teams and people. We want you to be intentional with your work, how you do it and where it's done. PwC offices are hubs of connectivity and learning. We strongly encourage our people to prioritize in-person work, whether it's in the office or at a client site. This means we expect you to be in-person (either with clients or in the office) at least half of your time. We know that hybrid work is all about balance, and capturing the benefits of in-person work is essential to your growth at the firm. Exact expectations for your team can be discussed with your interviewer.

At PwC Canada, our most valuable asset is our people and we grow stronger as we learn from one another. We're committed to creating an equitable and inclusive community of solvers where everyone feels that they truly belong. We understand that experience comes in many forms and building trust in society and solving important problems is only possible if we reflect the mosaic of the society we live in.
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