Model Diligence, Deals Valuation, Director

PwC - Toronto, ON (4 months ago)

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Job Description & Summary

A career in Deals Valuation, will provide you with the opportunity to help organisations unlock greater value from existing assets and ongoing capital expenditures as well as new acquisitions, investments, and complex corporate arrangements. We focus on a series of services, such as acquisition and disposal valuation advice including deal pricing and negotiation support, strategic value consulting for improvement of corporate and capital management decisions, financial modelling and value analysis. In short, upon being a member of our team, you will support clients to make profound strategic decisions, better conduct business transactions and decisions, appropriately allocate capital investment, and satisfy regulatory requirements with professional skills and in-depth industry knowledge.

About the Team

Our Deals Modelling Group is the Centre of Excellence for financial modelling within PwC Deals, and one of PwC’s highest growth teams. We focus on the application of leading edge modelling and analytical techniques to help clients make better decisions and solve complex problems. We work on some of the most high profile deals in the market, across a wide range of clients and sectors.

Every assignment is different, but we broadly define our offering under the key headings:

Deal Modelling - increasing confidence in the deal by developing operational, financial and LBO models for some of the largest transactions and restructurings in the marketplace;

Deal Analytics - providing quantitative insights in the deal process e.g. into customer behaviours, sales and marketing effectiveness, costs to serve and product profitability;

Post Deal - driving performance transparency (cash forecasting, strategic planning, and reporting) and value creation to support the investment thesis through a technology enabled approach e.g. margin optimisation, strategic options analysis and operational effectiveness.

Model Diligence - we leverage our depth of experience in model development in the above scenarios and our proven model diligence methodology to test financial models for our clients, giving them more confidence in their decision support tools. Typical models tested include models developed for infrastructure projects, corporate M&A as well as corporate financial planning and analysis.

About the Role

We are looking to hire a Director in our team to help us continue to grow and expand our model diligence practice. As a Model Diligence Director, you will report directly to our National Business Modelling Leader and be responsible for leading our Model Diligence practice. Your responsibilities will include but may not be limited to:

Lead business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients, including leveraging/developing relationships with key targets of model diligence work (e.g. infrastructure funds, banks, etc.);

Manage the model diligence process from end-to-end, including (1) identification of key risks/drivers of the model; (2) assigning procedures to junior team members and review of their work, including ensuring compliance with our model diligence methodology; (3) undertaking a commercial review of the model; and (4) reporting back key findings to the client in a clear and concise fashion with a prioritization of key issues and impact

Essential skills & experience

To be successful in this role, you will also need to demonstrate the following:

Qualified CA/CMA/CGA or equivalent;

At least 10 years of experience in industry and/or professional services;

At least 5 years experience in the preparation and/or testing of Microsoft Excel based financial models;

Passion for innovation, technology and new tools, and applying and developing yourself to new areas (e.g. quickly getting up to speed with tools, analytical approaches and business challenges);

Strong track record of delivering financial model audits to clients in a professional services environment;

General knowledge of Infrastructure, Project Finance and M&A concepts;

Deep understanding of commonly used model testing software (e.g. OAK, Spreadsheet Advantage, etc.)

An interest in upskilling for a digital world and technology trends, an openness to learning new tools and adapting how you work.

Why you’ll love working for PwC
We want you to love every (if not, almost every) minute of your career, having said this, we get it. Each life stage we go through comes with a new set of priorities and demands. This is why we support you through a range of financial and non-financial rewards and benefits, so regardless of your situation, there’s something for everyone.

Leading benefits for our permanent staff include:
A competitive compensation package

Sponsored investments, pensions and saving plans with matching firm contributions

Flexible working

PwC FlexBenefits, for personalised medical & dental coverage, including enhanced mental health benefit

Every day recognition and real time appreciation through our rewards and recognition program

Dress for your day with our flexible dress environment

Health, wellness and fitness perks

Family-friendly benefits, including maternity and parental leave policies and support networks to help you prepare for your successful return to work

Adoption/surrogacy benefits

Back-up child and elder care support

Career defining project work and international experience

Development opportunities including learning on the job, formal learning, learning from others and access to “Vantage” our digital learning system

Award winning programs including “Women in Leadership” and “Enhanced Pursuit Program”

A coach to help develop skills, diversify experiences and achieve career aspirations

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Travel Requirements

Up to 40%

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PwC is committed to building a diverse workforce representative of the communities we serve. We encourage and are pleased to consider all qualified candidates, without regard to race, colour, citizenship, religion, sex, marital / family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, aboriginal status, age, disability or persons who may require an accommodation, to apply.