Accounting and Contracts Specialist, Senior Associate

PwC - Vancouver, BC (30+ days ago)

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The PwC Global Licensing Services Corporation (GLSC) team is dynamic and high performing, with expertise in global operations, accounting, finance, technology, procurement and contracting. As a global center of excellence, GLSC is responsible for executing and administering global licensing and technology services contracts internally and on behalf of the PwC Network of member firms across 157 countries. The member firms are our clients, and we take pride in supporting them across geographic, national, and cultural boundaries. GLSC leads budgeting, financial reporting, territory bill-to-cash and supplier procure-to-pay processes in support of these contracts and works closely with Global Procurement and PwC Technology to successfully manage and renew its portfolio of contracts.

GLSC is a strong supporter of the professional development and growth of each of its team members. Challenging projects and opportunities are given to staff that allow them to develop skills and expertise in a diverse number of areas.

To really 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 our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.


The Senior Associate, Accounting and Contracts Specialist is a key member of the GLSC team. The Accounting and Contracts Specialist role is an individual contributor role that reports to the Assistant Controller, and is based in Vancouver. This position will initially have the following key responsibilities that will evolve and grow over time. Responsibilities include:

Assisting with financial reporting, various reconciliations, month end close procedures and support during audit

Leading and/or supporting the GLSC billing process including consolidation of team billings, assisting with obtaining approvals, invoicing member firms, and uploading information into financial system
Obtaining tax and/or regulatory compliance documents in order to invoice customers
Driving and/or assisting with semi-annual census and analysis of results
Monitoring customer mailbox, responding to queries and/or management of team responses
Providing monthly customer statement of accounts
Maintaining reliable records and work product for later reference and auditing
Identification, owning and/or assisting with process improvements
Implementing and monitoring controls
Responding to team queries on how to use the financial system and/or ensuring consistency in capturing, maintaining and using of master data
Becoming the source of knowledge for complex contracts, cost allocation and billings
Leading and/or supporting the completion of other tasks, as required
Review of software licensing and IT services agreements for key terms and compliance requirements
Administration of GLSC agreements including generation of purchase orders (POs) and entering vendor invoices into the financial accounting system

Engaging with business stakeholders and/or supplier contacts to resolve operational issues related to contracts, POs, invoices and settlement

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

4+ years of experience working with an accounting team with a proven track record of progression

CPA (or equivalent international designation) is a requirement

Experience with procurement and legal contracts considered a plus

Process improvement or project management skills considered an asset

Superior Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets skills with the ability to use intermediate to advanced formulas to analyze and summarize data

Proficiency with the full set of Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite is an asset

Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills

Work effectively in a virtual team environment and/or experience working in a global team across varying time zones considered a plus

Self-starter with the ability to adapt and add value in a fast paced environment and who owns a task seeing it through to completion even amidst uncertainties

Effectively multitask and prioritize workload across multiple projects and with different stakeholders

Clearly communicate (written and verbal) findings, options, and recommendations, and risks
Excellent customer service and organizational skills with strong attention to detail
Experience in supervising small to midsize teams considered an asset

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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