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  • Posted: Jan 20, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • PwC - Biggest provider of audit, accounting and tax services to the companies listed in the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Also provides internal audit, forensic audit, corporate finance, corporate governance services, sustainable assurance services and others.
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    Deals Generalist Manager

    Job Description & Summary

    A career within Deals Transaction Services, will provide you the opportunity to help organisations realise the potential of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and capital markets. In short, we help some of the world’s leading companies originate, create, execute, and realise value from deals. Through data driven insights we help our clients move in the right direction ensuring maximum value for their company.

    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 a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. 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.

    As a Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

    • Develop new skills outside of comfort zone.

    • Act to resolve issues which prevent the team working effectively.

    • Coach others, recognise their strengths, and encourage them to take ownership of their personal development.

    • Analyse complex ideas or proposals and build a range of meaningful recommendations.

    • Use multiple sources of information including broader stakeholder views to develop solutions and recommendations.

    • Address sub-standard work or work that does not meet firm's/client's expectations.

    • Use data and insights to inform conclusions and support decision-making.

    • Develop a point of view on key global trends, and how they impact clients.

    • Manage a variety of viewpoints to build consensus and create positive outcomes for all parties.

    • Simplify complex messages, highlighting and summarising key points.

    • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

    Main purpose

    PwC Deals is a leading corporate finance and transaction services advisory business in South Africa, experiencing growth driven by long term client relationships and a strong senior team.  In order to take full advantage of the existing growth opportunities, we are looking for ambitious and highly motivated deals practitioners to join our team.

    The successful candidate will have a support role to play in the Deals team and will be mainly involved in due diligence investigations and the valuation of business enterprises, expert opinions, financial reporting valuations and the valuation of intangible assets such as brands, trademarks, customer relationships, software, proprietary technology and licences.

    The candidate will gain exposure to a wide range of clients, from global multinationals through to entrepreneurial, owner managed businesses, covering both domestic and cross border work.

    The right individual will have an excellent opportunity to develop their skills in a supportive and collaborative team environment.

    Responsibilities/ output:

    The successful candidate will have a support role to play in the team across a broad range of transactions including:

    • Due diligence investigations

    • Profit forecast reviews

    • Working capital reviews

    • Valuations

    • Acquisitions and disposals support

    Qualification Level:

    • CA (SA)


    • CA (SA), qualified by no later than December 2020, with up to 36 months post article Deals relevant experience

    Competencies/ skills:

    • (CFA or studying towards CFA would be advantageous)
    • Strong financial skills are critical
    • Ability to demonstrate a high level of agility in a demanding environment
    • Effective communication
    • Strong project management skills

    Applicants must display the following competencies:

    • Good interpersonal and client relationships skills;

    • An interest in and knowledge of the financial markets;

    • Problem solving capabilities;

    • A desire to build on commercial and industry knowledge;

    • Skills to analyse business models and drivers;

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential, including the ability to write succinct, well-structured reports and client communication;

    • A well-organised and pro-active individual who can relate to people at all levels of an organisation;

    • Proven ability to multitask and ensure effective delivery of the priorities to meet targets and objectives;

    • Ability to run independently with projects where appropriate;

    • Financial modelling skills;

    • Excellent report writing skills

    • Project and client management skills;

    • Conflict management skills;

    • A highly motivated, confident individual with presence;

    • Highly rated with good academic credentials and good employment performance ratings; and

    • A proactive and dynamic team player, who works effectively under pressure.

    Method of Application

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