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Accounting and Contracts Specialist, Senior Associate

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
7 days ago

Line of Service

Internal Firm Services


Not Applicable


IFS - Internal Firm Services - Other

Management Level

Senior Associate

Job Description & Summary

The PwC Global Licensing Services Corporation (GLSC) team is dynamic and high performing, with expertise in global operations, accounting, finance, technology, procurement and contracting. As a global center of excellence, GLSC is responsible for executing and administering global licensing and technology services contracts internally and on behalf of the PwC Network of member firms across 157 countries. The member firms are our clients, and we take pride in supporting them across geographic, national, and cultural boundaries. GLSC leads budgeting, financial reporting, territory bill-to-cash and supplier procure-to-pay processes in support of these contracts and works closely with Global Procurement and PwC Technology to successfully manage and renew its portfolio of contracts.

GLSC is a strong supporter of the professional development and growth of each of its team members. Challenging projects and opportunities are given to staff that allow them to develop skills and expertise in a diverse number of areas.

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.


The Senior Associate, Accounting and Contracts Specialist is a key member of the GLSC team. The Accounting and Contracts Specialist role is an individual contributor role that reports to the  Assistant Controller, and is based in Vancouver.  This position will initially have the following key responsibilities that will evolve and grow over time. Responsibilities include:
  • Assisting with financial reporting, various reconciliations, month end close procedures and support during audit
  • Leading and/or supporting the GLSC billing process including consolidation of team billings, assisting with obtaining approvals, invoicing member firms, and uploading information into financial system
  • Obtaining tax and/or regulatory compliance documents in order to invoice customers
  • Driving and/or assisting with semi-annual census and analysis of results
  • Monitoring customer mailbox, responding to queries and/or management of team responses
  • Providing monthly customer statement of accounts
  • Maintaining reliable records and work product for later reference and auditing
  • Identification, owning and/or assisting with process improvements
  • Implementing and monitoring controls
  • Responding to team queries on how to use the financial system and/or ensuring consistency in capturing, maintaining and using of master data
  • Becoming the source of knowledge for complex contracts, cost allocation and billings
  • Leading and/or supporting the completion of other tasks, as required
  • Review of software licensing and IT services agreements for key terms and compliance requirements
  • Administration of GLSC agreements including generation of purchase orders (POs) and entering vendor invoices into the financial accounting system
  • Engaging with business stakeholders and/or supplier contacts to resolve operational issues related to contracts, POs, invoices and settlement

  • Requirements:

  • An interest in upskilling for a digital world and technology trends, an openness to learning new tools and adapting how you work
  • 4+ years of experience working with an accounting team with a proven track record of progression
  • CPA (or equivalent international designation) is a requirement  
  • Experience with procurement and legal contracts considered a plus
  • Process improvement or project management skills considered an asset
  • Superior Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets skills with the ability to use intermediate to advanced formulas to analyze and summarize data
  • Proficiency with the full set of Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite is an asset
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Work effectively in a virtual team environment and/or experience working in a global team across varying time zones considered a plus
  • Self-starter with the ability to adapt and add value in a fast paced environment and who owns a task seeing it through to completion even amidst uncertainties
  • Effectively multitask and prioritize workload across multiple projects and with different stakeholders
  • Clearly communicate (written and verbal) findings, options, and recommendations, and risks
  • Excellent customer service and organizational skills with strong attention to detail
  • Experience in supervising small to midsize teams considered an asset

  • Why you'll love working for PwC

    We want you to love every (if not, almost every) minute of your career, having said this, we get it. Each life stage we go through comes with a new set of priorities and demands. This is why we support you through a range of financial and non-financial rewards and benefits, so regardless of your situation, there's something for everyone.

    Leading benefits for our permanent staff include:
  • A competitive compensation package
  • Sponsored investments, pensions and saving plans with matching firm contributions
  • Flexible working
  • PwC FlexBenefits, for personalised medical & dental coverage, including enhanced mental health benefit 
  • Every day recognition and real time appreciation through our rewards and recognition program 
  • Dress for your day with our flexible dress environment
  • Health, wellness and fitness perks
  • Family-friendly benefits, including maternity and parental leave policies and support networks to help you prepare for your successful return to work
  • Adoption/surrogacy benefits
  • Back-up child and elder care support
  • Career defining project work and international experience
  • Development opportunities including learning on the job, formal learning, learning from others and access to "Vantage" our digital learning system
  • Award winning programs including "Women in Leadership" and "Enhanced Pursuit Program"
  • A coach to help develop skills, diversify experiences and achieve career aspirations


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