Financial Services IT Senior Manager-(M&A) - Delivering Deal Value

28 Mar 2018
24 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Who we're looking for

We currently have a vacancy for a financial services IT senior manager to work on fast-paced and often high-profile merger and acquisition (M&A) projects, as part of our market-leading Delivering Deal Value (DDV) team. This role offers the chance to develop your career in the stimulating, challenging and supportive environment within PwC's highly regarded consulting practice.

About the role

DDV helps clients with the operational and transformational challenges arising from M&A activity, advising on transactions ranging from GBP50 million to over GBP5 billion. You will be working with businesses from a wide range of financial services sectors by providing pre and post-M&A IT support. Areas of work include:

  • Helping clients to assess the IT environment of target businesses via technology due diligence;
  • Helping clients to articulate the quality and performance of their IT environment to potential buyers;
  • Analysis of IT costs, including cost synergies that may arise from the merger of two businesses;
  • Assisting clients with planning and delivery of technology separation of divested businesses; and
  • Working to plan and execute post-merger technology integration projects.

You will be challenged to take on significant responsibility from the outset, including meeting with senior executives on high-profile engagements, and producing high-quality written reports articulating our findings to senior stakeholders. You will need to work to tight deadlines to understand and report on the technology-related opportunities, issues, costs and risks impacting the value of target businesses. Working within a dedicated project team, you will receive help, support and guidance from a senior member of the team.

The DDV team consists of c.100 consultants, of which c.20 specialise in financial services. The team works closely with other areas of PwC including Strategy, Financial Due Diligence, Regulatory, Legal and Tax teams.

Whilst primarily London based, the global nature of our work means candidates must be prepared to travel widely when required.

Essential skills and experience:
  • Experience of leading change projects involving IT transformation
  • Experience of working in an IT management or consulting role in financial services, ideally banking or insurance
  • Comfort around financial analysis and understanding of the key drivers of financial information
  • The ability to quickly understand large amounts of information and draw out hypotheses and key messages
  • Extensive experience around IT and operational analysis to understand business processes, their associated costs and potential issues as well as opportunities for improvement
  • Comfort in understanding the impact of IT on commercial, financial and operational aspects of a business, ideally in the context of a transaction
Desirable skills and experience:
  • Degree, MBA or accounting qualification
  • Exposure to M&A
  • Knowledge of the key issues and challenges currently facing the financial services sector
  • Exposure to commercial negotiation

Whilst primarily London based, the global nature of our work means candidates must be prepared to travel widely when required.

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