Assurance - Financial Markets - Senior Associate 2 - Kolkata

PwC (Kolkata, WB, India) 27 days ago

Line of Service



FS X-Sector



Management Level

Senior Associate

Job Description & Summary

A career in our Assurance Acceleration Centre is the natural extension of PwC’s leading class global delivery capabilities. We provide premium, cost effective, high quality services that support process quality and delivery capability in support for client engagements.

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 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, coaching them to deliver results.

  • Demonstrate critical thinking and the ability to bring order to unstructured problems.

  • Use a broad range of tools and techniques to extract insights from current industry or sector trends.

  • Review your work and that of others for quality, accuracy and relevance.

  • Know how and when to use tools available for a given situation and can explain the reasons for this choice.

  • Seek and embrace opportunities which give exposure to different situations, environments and perspectives.

  • Use straightforward communication, in a structured way, when influencing and connecting with others.

  • Able to read situations and modify behavior to build quality relationships.

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

You will play an integral role in valuation and transactions services provided to PwC audited companies

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Participating in a wide range of projects and collaborating across multiple work streams or teams; consistently demonstrating creative thinking, individual initiative and timely completion of assigned work

  •      Consistently demonstrating teamwork dynamics by working as a team member: understanding personal and team roles; contributing to a positive working environment by building solid relationships with team members; proactively seek guidance, clarification and feedback

  • Ability to prepare deliverables within stringent deadlines

  • Keep up to date with local, national and international business and economic issues

  • Contribute to the development of your own and team’s technical acumen.

  • Serve as participant on communications with numerous Engagement teams

A career in this practice will provide you the opportunity to help organizations realize the potential of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and capital markets. You will have the opportunity to specialize in some of the following:

  • Application of relevant accounting standards to structure finance, real estate valuation, equity and other fixed income valuations

  • Analysing third party valuations by challenging assumptions and performing sensitivity analysis

  • You are expected to help PwC Audited companies with a range of valuation of businesses entities, tangible assets - both Real Property (land, buildings, leases) and Personal Property (machinery, equipment, leasehold improvements, computers, software, furniture & Fixtures, etc.), intangible assets including impairment assessment

  • Financial Statement valuation which includes Purchase Price Allocation (“PPA”), Impairment Testing

  • Conducting market pricing and analytics including preparing documentation and findings to management with respect to fixed income securities and structured transactions

  • Projecting and modelling collateral and bond cash flow for asset backed securities, mortgage backed securities, and collateral debt obligations

  • Designing financial models using the discounted cash flow method, guideline public company or transaction method, or option pricing analysis


  • Bachelor’s in finance/Economics (B. Com, B.Sc. with Economics Hons) with focus on valuation methods along with following certifications / degree:

    • CFA (US) or CA or MBA (Finance) – Mandatory

    • FRM

  • Work Experience ranges as below:

    • Senior Associate 2 – 3 to 5 years for CA / CFA (US) / MBA (Finance)

    • Manager 1 – 5 to 8 years CA / CFA (US)

  • Work Experience from following organisations:

    • Big 4s – similar experience

    • Financial Services Companies / Investment Banks – Barclays, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Wells Fargo, Macquarie, Standard Chartered, Nomura, Citigroup, HSBC, Karvy Financial Services Company, Merrill Lynch, UBS, Bank of America, Fidelity Investments, Blackrock, TIAA

    • Consulting Firms: Accenture, McKinsey & Co., Duff & Phelps

  • Advance knowledge on Microsoft Office specially Excel

  • Certificate courses on Valuations is preferable

  • An additional knowledge of either of the following would be preferred:

    • Data Analytics - Python / R / SAS

    • Data Transformation – Alteryx

    • VBA programming

    • Visualization Tools - Tableau / PowerBI

    • RPA - UI Path

  • Proficient written and verbal English communication skills

  • Commitment to continuous training and to proactively learn new processes

  • Team player – committed to providing high quality and maintaining timeliness

  • Ability to lead teams of 5 - 10 members

Demonstrated self-motivation and a desire to take responsibility for personal growth and development

Education (if blank, degree and/or field of study not specified)

Degrees/Field of Study required:Degrees/Field of Study preferred:

Certifications (if blank, certifications not specified)

Desired Languages (If blank, desired languages not specified)

Travel Requirements

Not Specified

Available for Work Visa Sponsorship?


Government Clearance Required?


Job Posting End Date

November 25, 2020

Assurance - Financial Markets - Senior Associate 2 - Kolkata

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