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Senior AssociateJob 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.Responsibilities
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 systemObtaining tax and/or regulatory compliance documents in order to invoice customersDriving and/or assisting with semi-annual census and analysis of resultsMonitoring customer mailbox, responding to queries and/or management of team responsesProviding monthly customer statement of accountsMaintaining reliable records and work product for later reference and auditingIdentification, owning and/or assisting with process improvementsImplementing and monitoring controlsResponding to team queries on how to use the financial system and/or ensuring consistency in capturing, maintaining and using of master dataBecoming the source of knowledge for complex contracts, cost allocation and billingsLeading and/or supporting the completion of other tasks, as requiredReview of software licensing and IT services agreements for key terms and compliance requirementsAdministration of GLSC agreements including generation of purchase orders (POs) and entering vendor invoices into the financial accounting systemEngaging with business stakeholders and/or supplier contacts to resolve operational issues related to contracts, POs, invoices and settlement
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
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
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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