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Manager with Transaction Services (Financial Due Diligence group)
PricewaterhouseCoopers | Russia, Moscow

Manager with Transaction Services (Financial Due Diligence group)

Description

PwC is the leading professional services business with a team of more than 140,000 globally. In all the regions that we operate in, we advise and support clients on M&A transactions of all sizes. In CEE and Russia we are advising the largest private equity and corporate clients on major acquisitions and divestments

 

What we do:

  • Buy-side financial due diligence on targets for leading (inter)national corporate and Private Equity firms on large and medium M&A transactions or mergers
  • Vendor due diligence for companies up for sale
  • Due diligence assistance in IPOs
  • Analysis of target companies’ business plans in light of due diligence findings
  • Supporting clients in share-purchase agreements drafting and negotiations
  • Assistance in business restructuring processes

Opportunities:

  • Getting exposure to top tier M&A deals that make headlines in Vedomosti and Forbes
  • Gaining accounting experience and transaction experience at the same time
  • Working in multidisciplinary transaction services teams in a true team spirit environment with Western corporate culture
  • Very steep learning curve, trainings (in Moscow and in Central Europe) and on the job coaching
  • Good career perspective, growth and the potential to work abroad to gain international experience
  • Ability to gain different M&A experience by short term internal secondments within Deals group
  • Learning how different businesses operate in different parts of Russia and CIS
  • Obtaining professional qualifications (e.g. CFA or ACCA), fully sponsored by PwC

General description of your role:

  • Analyze historical business performance, key performance indicators trends and understand the business drivers
  • Understand the companies’ financial position, leverage and other balance sheet exposures
  • Understand the major differences between company’s statutory financial statements, management accounts and IFRS / US GAAP; their impact on transaction
  • Analyze the sustainable profitability and normal financial position, advise how the results should be used in valuation
  • Advise on treatment of due diligence findings in valuation and negotiations, deal documents
  • Analyze the quality of the business plan in light of the due diligence findings

Education, experience and skills requirements:

  • Excellent analytical skills - demonstrating evidence of being highly numerate and intelligent
  • Strong academics: university degree, preferably economics or mathematics or accounting
  • 5+ years of experience in auditing or accounting or transaction support
  • Knowledge of IFRS or US GAAP and Russian GAAP
  • Fluent in Russian and English
  • Studying ACCA / CPA / CFA is an advantage
  • Understanding of financial modelling is an advantage
  • Good overall awareness of the Russian economy and market is an advantage

Soft skills:

  • Ability to deliver excellent client service, being result oriented
  • Curios mind and energetic personality
  • Flexible approach to working, including ability to multi-task and to work in teams with flat structures
  • Proven ability to acquire new skills quickly
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Strong communication skills, ability to interview people at the middle level in organizations (Chief accountant, operational heads)
  • Willingness to travel (Russia and abroad)
  • Business writing skills (both in Russian and in English)
  • Team player

Candidate Selection Criteria

  • Professional Experience (>)
    5 years (required)
  • Education
    • Undergraduate (required)
  • Professional qualifications
    • ACCA (optional)
    • CFA (optional)
    • CPA (optional)
  • Languages
    • English, Fluent (required)
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