Consultant/Senior Consultant with Transaction Services (Financial Due Diligence group) (In Archive)


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.







Description

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
2+ 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*

2 years (Required)


Education

Undergraduate (Required)

Languages

English: Fluent (Required)