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Accounting & Transaction Advisory, Senior Associate

Calgary, AB
Full Time
4 days ago
Line of Service



Not Applicable


CMAAS (Capital Markets and Accounting Advisory Services)

Management Level

Senior Associate

Job Description & Summary

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 support through acquisitions and divestitures, accounting change projects, ESG reporting, restructuring and restatements and capital transactions, such as IPOs.

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.

To 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 an authentic and inclusive leader, at all grades/levels and in all lines of service. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across all our lines of service, geographies and career paths; and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and to progress in our careers, now and in the future.

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What you'll create and do:

The Senior Associate role is a highly integrated member of the Capital Markets Accounting Advisory Group. The role requires the individual to be a self-starter looking to develop their expertise and breadth of experience, who can work effectively and communicate well with the managers and partners in the group to develop high quality solutions for our clients. 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 change in contemplation of a transaction, implementation of accounting policy changes and new accounting standards, and ESG reporting
• 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 flexibly and respond promptly to ad hoc requests by clients;
• Ability to manage multiple projects & priorities
• 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
• Be able to work independently and in a team environment
• Assist in project management component of client relationships
• Use straightforward communication, in a structured way, when influencing others and writing memos/reports
• Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct

What you'll bring to this role

• An interest in upskilling for a digital world and technology trends, an openness to learning new tools and adapting how you work;
• A demonstrated commitment to valuing differences and working alongside diverse people and perspectives;
• CPA designation, or equivalent designation, required;
• A strong knowledge of IFRS, US GAAP and ASPE is advantageous;
• Emerging technical knowledge of ESG non-financial reporting frameworks, including TCFD, SASB and GRI is beneficial;
• Superior communication (English - oral and written), interview and interpersonal skills that allow you to thrive in a team environment and communicate status of projects proactively;
• Strong Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.) and an aptitude for technology and innovation are an asset;
• 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;
• Ability to work on multiple engagements and engagement types concurrently;
• A coachable individual, open-minded and dedicated to self-improvement and career development; and
• A demonstrated commitment to valuing differences and working alongside diverse people and perspectives.

Why you'll love working for PwC

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