A career in our Reward practice, within People and Organisation services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients reset their talent strategies and deliver extraordinary business results through their people. We focus on evaluating and managing their unique challenges so our clients can maximise their return on the overall investment in human capital. You’ll gain a tremendous depth of expertise in all aspects of human capital, including creating sustainable value through people culture and change, designing compensation and retirement strategies, and improving human capital operations.
Our team helps organisations set their compensation strategies through analysis of industry benchmarks, company policies and culture, and employee performance. As part of our team, you’ll help our clients determine their compensation structure, executive pay packages, legal and regulatory requirements, tax implications, and financial reporting and accounting advice.
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 an authentic and inclusive leader, at all grades/levels and in all lines of service. 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 Senior Associate, 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:
- Use feedback and reflection to develop self awareness, personal strengths and address development areas.
- Delegate to others to provide stretch opportunities and coach to help deliver results.
- Develop new ideas and propose innovative solutions to problems.
- Use a broad range of tools and techniques to extract insights from from current trends in business area.
- Review your work and that of others for quality, accuracy and relevance.
- Share relevant thought leadership.
- Use straightforward communication, in a structured way, when influencing others.
- Able to read situations and modify behavior to build quality, diverse relationships.
- Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.
- Preparation of formal legal documentation regarding the operation of long-term incentive / share plans e.g. plan rules, award letters, etc.;
- Ensuring legal/regulatory compliance with regard to long-term incentive / share plans e.g. JSE Listings Requirements, Companies Act. This may include liaising with sponsors, external lawyers, JSE contacts, etc of clients;
- Drafting employee communications regarding short-term and long-term incentives;
- Conducting critical reviews of client’s remuneration practices, and drafting papers including review outcomes and recommendations for new structures to clients (both executive management and remuneration committees);
- Analysis of remuneration reporting in light of King III / King IV and assisting clients with preparing remuneration reports and policies to be contained in the integrated annual report of the company;
- Monitoring of institutional investor voting patterns and regulation, and analysis of these trends with respect to both design and disclosure of all aspects of remuneration (in particular executive remuneration);
- An awareness of topical issues surrounding executive reward, both globally and locally, and the preparation of communication material to remuneration committees regarding this information, as well as providing ongoing advice;
- Research on technical, legal, tax, and topical issues arising in connection with executive reward and incentives;
- Drafting tax opinions in connection with executive reward and incentives, including broad-based employee schemes, trusts, long-term incentives / share plans, etc.;
- Advising PwC offices in other countries on the South African tax consequences of incentive arrangements, and liaising with foreign PwC offices to ascertain the implications of South African incentive arrangements in foreign jurisdictions, compiling responses and presenting to clients;
- Managing client relationships (under the supervision of more senior staff);
- Project managing client engagements;
- Responsibility for risk management procedures and managing costs/fees;
- Attending client meetings;
- Assisting with the preparation of client publications;
- Strong analytical tendency and logical thinking ability
- Technical research skills
- Excellent communication and writing skills
- Ability to deal with clients in a professional and cordial manner
- Numerical and Excel ability
- Client service and results oriented
- Ability to deal with multiple demands under tight client deadlines
- Good organisational and time management skills and the ability to work under pressure
- Very high attention to detail
- Comfortable building relationships and communicating with people at all levels
- Proactive and self-driven
- Ability to work as part of the team as well as independently
- Takes responsibility for personal development
- Must be an Admitted Attorney.
- 3 to 5 years of contractual / commercial law or commercial tax experience.
- BCom LLB, HDip Tax, or LLM in tax or commercial law would be highly desirable.
- Knowledge of executive reward will be a distinct advantage