Advisory Generalist (entry level)
Job Description & Summary
At PwC we serve clients and communities around the world, working to achieve our Purpose : to build trust in society and solve important problems.
As part of our Purpose, we help our clients to protect the value of their business and organisational reputation by supporting them to prepare for, respond to and emerge stronger from a crisis.
A crisis may take different forms and can shake a business to its core. It could be a scandal that results in material misstatement of a Company’s financial statements, a dispute with a business partner threatening to erode value, a business interruption event that leads to a claim for compensation or widespread fraud that has recently been unearthed.
PwC Greece Forensics team helps clients deal with such diverse challenges by applying innovative, creative approaches, by leveraging technology tools and the diverse skills of its local and international network.
In this dynamic environment we are looking to hire experienced professionals to join our Fraud & Forensics specialist team in Athens (part of our Advisory Deals business) for the grade of Manager .
As part of the team, you will be working with clients across all industries, advising them on challenging situations that are critical for their business and reputation.
Due to the confidential nature of our projects, you will be cooperating with senior people from our clients such as C-suite executives (CEO / CFO / CIO), Heads of Compliance / Internal Audit, Legal counsel etc.
The Role entails :
Engaging with the leadership team and participating in product development efforts.
Leading activities related to specific opportunities and playing a key role in the growth of the Forensics practice through the preparation of proposals, pitch presentations and marketing materials;
Managing the project team towards the efficient and timely delivery of high-profile and sensitive assignments in the following areas : Reviewing and analysing business plans, forecasts, estimates and presenting findings as Financial Expert witness in Disputes / Arbitrations;
Supporting clients in Negotiations with business partners, suppliers or clients in Disputes;Quantification of Damages / Loss of Profit and Claims;
andForensic investigations (e.g. white-collar crime, corporate fraud) and Special Reviews; and
Dealing with sensitive, demanding and often complex situations;
Managing the end-to-end service delivery which includes interactions with the client, coaching team members, delegating tasks, monitoring of engagement workstreams, timelines and budgets, reviewing work and ensuring it adheres to the firm’s quality standards, adhering to risk management policies and escalating issues as appropriate;
Demonstrating a sound risk management understanding, strong adherence to risk management policies and ability to monitor changes made to the firm’s risk management framework;
Developing and coaching members of the team and being responsible for their career growth and development;
Being a driver for change, adoption of new technologies and tools that upskill the way we deliver services to our clients;
Building and maintaining long lasting relationships with clients and peers through close collaboration; and
Demonstrating creative thinking and designing hypothesis based approaches to solving important problems.
What we are looking for :
Between 5-7 years working experience in a Big-4 or mid-tier professional services firm in the areas of Forensic Investigations, Dispute Resolution (Business Interruption / Loss of Profit claims, Expert Witness / Arbitrations), Business Recovery Services, or Audit;
Excellent academic track record including a bachelors or postgraduate degree from a top-tier university in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Engineering, Business Administration or other related field;
An ACA, ACCA, CFE, CIA or equivalent qualification will be considered an asset
A proficient user of MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Visio etc.) and genuinely interested to develop knowledge of tools such as Power Query / Pivot, Power BI and Alteryx, and willing to develop these skills further;
Solid experience with Financial Modelling or Reviewing Client’s financial models, business plans;
Sound people and project management skills;
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, a synthesizer with attention to detail and thinking outside the box mentality;
Excellent organization skills to manage large volumes of information / data;
Excellent report writing and data analysis skills;
A highly motivated candidate with an inquisitive mindset and relentless appetite to solving important problems and finding facts;
Ability to express ideas verbally and in writing, in a clear, concise and professional manner, in English & in Greek;
Solid understanding of financial risks, and business processes and internal controls;
Military services fulfilled for male candidates.
What’s in it for you :
PwC is all about people, encouraging high performance and quality. At PwC, you will have :
Continuous training and career development opportunities whilst learning from a wide range of top professionals;
The chance to handle diverse and high-profile projects for large clients;
The opportunity to enhance your professional network and promoting your personal professional brand in the marketplace;
The opportunity to develop technical skills in a niche segment of the professional services industry with great personal upside potential;
Access to a global network of firms and global mobility opportunities;
Life and medical plan, rewards and recognition schemes, flexible working program, etc.
Who we are
PwC in Greece is the largest professional services firm in the country, with premises in Athens and Thessaloniki and approximately 1300 employees.
More than 250,000 people in 158 countries across our network share their thinking, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and practical advice.
This enables us to provide top-quality industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services to our clients.