GACS - Operations ManagerPosted: 5 Sep 2022Closes: 6 Oct 2022
Permanent & Full-time
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A career in our Accounting Services Group practice, within Assurance Support services, will provide the opportunity to support our engagement teams and clients by providing advice and counsel on accounting, financial reporting, and strategic business issues. In joining, you'll help ensure a complete and relevant exchange of information among our consultants and in turn with engagement teams and clients, provide experts advice on a variety of specific topics, support engagement teams in resolving complex issues, and supporting clients and their subsidiaries in evaluating the potential impact of accounting and reporting standard setting initiatives. You'll develop strong relationships with our engagement teams and established audit clients and enhance our ability to meet greater investor expectations with the challenges of an increasingly complex business environment.Our team provides advice and counsel on accounting, financial reporting, and strategic business issues using US GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards frameworks. You'll work on both local and global engagements and keep PwC teams informed about accounting and financial reporting developments that might affect engagements through issuing communications and through curated trainings. You'll also assist with developing and communicating PwC's point of view to internal and external parties as needed.*** This role is being offered as a one year Secondment only ***About the teamGlobal Accounting Consulting Services (GACS) Central Team (CT) is a global team consisting of 3 full time Partners (based in the UK), 2 overseas Partners at 50% and 11 staff. The objective of the Central Team is to lead initiatives that are needed to achieve the GACS strategy (focused on quality, connectivity, people, technology, and industry) and increase the value that can be provided by local GACS functions. A local GACS function is a business unit providing technical accounting guidance to territory engagement teams. The CT is the first point of call for GACS teams from around the world that want to provide consistent, high quality accounting advice to their engagement teams and clients. GACS is also primarily responsible for developing and communicating PwC's global view on IFRS accounting matters. Given the political and regulatory context, Audit Quality and financial reporting remains high on the agenda for the PwC network and ensuring the continued success of this team is of paramount importance to the firm. Whilst the CT is a small team there are a number of operational complexities, for example overseas secondees, coordinating the GACS network of over 600 PwC members, global budgeting and resource allocation across the team. Who we are looking forThe CT is looking to recruit a new Operations Manager to support GACS on a full-time basis, with the enthusiasm to get involved and a willingness to learn. You will be joining the CT, which is currently based in Embankment Place, co-located with other parts of global assurance. Key Responsibilities1. Project manage strategic initiativesSet up ways of working to operationalise the significant number of projects and processes in the team Assist with project management, helping to set up dashboards so that leaders can easily see the portfolio and status of the various projectsBe closely involved in the GACS strategic pillars with a focus on Quality and Connectivity.2. Operational management of the teamAssist with managing the secondee pipeline including working with recruitment on job adverts and job specs, organising interviews, ensuring a smooth start with the team. Prepare and analyse reports for the CT leadership on team utilisation Review and periodically update the set of charge codes used by the teamReview working capital reports and reach out to local teams to ensure that bills issued by the CT are paid on timely basisProviding input, challenge and support in determining, drafting and delivering planning for the team over current and future periodsOversee the organisation of key team meetings - both formal and social.3. Be aware of new and emerging accounting technical issues. Help manage the team to produce forward thinking responses to regulators and standard setters, manage network calls and update and prepare guidance for the network4. Support the network roll out of vital quality systems and new technology solutionsOversee the roll out of Consult, arranging the onboarding of new territories, arranging regression tests, monitoring budgets, working with the development teamProject manage any ongoing or new technology solutions. Essential skills and experienceStrong commercial thinking and business acumen with the ability to see the bigger picture and translate strategic thinking into a detailed operational planAction orientated with an ability to plan and multitask, remain calm under pressure, and operate in a growing and changing environment; be flexible and recognise changing prioritiesEnergetic, positive, and motivational with strong team-working skillsAbility to build relationships across the global network.About PwCWe're one of the world's leading professional services organisations. From 158 countries, we help our clients, some of the most successful organisations on the globe, as well as its most dynamic entrepreneurs and thriving private businesses, to create the value they want. We help to measure, protect, and enhance the things that matter most to them.AssuranceAssurance is a dynamic place to be right now, and the variety of opportunities on offer is unprecedented. It's work that really does matter. It matters for businesses, governments, and society at large. Our team provides confidence on the most complex decisions companies must take and this provides a wealth of opportunities to everyone who joins us and works with us.The skills we look for in future employeesAll our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, 'The PwC Professional' and are made up of five core attributes: whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/careers/experienced/applyNot the role for you?Did you know PwC offers flexible career arrangements and contract work? Learn more.The skills we look forThe PwC Professional is our global framework for defining and encouraging leadership at all levels. Learn more.The Deal'The Deal', our firmwide Employee Value Proposition' empowers our people to be the best they can be. Learn more.Our commitment to youWe're committed to building a culture that empowers all of our people to thrive and feel a sense of belonging at PwC. 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