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Controller, Senior Manager

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
7 days ago

Line of Service

Internal Firm Services


Not Applicable


IFS - Internal Firm Services - Other

Management Level

Senior Manager

Job Description & Summary

A career in Procurement, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to develop and manage the procurement of all goods and services required by PwC for operational and strategic purposes. As a part of the team, you'll assist in developing our standard practices and compliance infrastructure, managing relationships for both internal clients and suppliers to aid in the strategic selection of suppliers, supplier diversity, and contract negotiations.

As part of our team, you'll be responsible for the acquisition of services and capital equipment and goods. We serve as the relationship manager for both internal clients and suppliers by seeking appropriate solutions for all sourcing needs, creating, reviewing, and negotiating contractual arrangements through thought leadership, subject matter specialisation, and strategic advising.

What you'll create and do

The Controller is a key member of the GLSC management team.  He/she will directly manage GLSC's accounting function, including financial reporting and analysis, A/R and A/P. Reporting to the CFO, the Controller will be responsible for tracking and providing counsel on the financial impact of contract commitments, implementing controls, tools, and best practices that assist in the reduction of costs to member firms and the Network at large. This role is also responsible for continuing to transform GLSC's back office systems and workflow with other Network Operations teams within the PwC Network.

In fulfilling his/her responsibilities, the Controller will ensure the highest level of integrity and objectivity, and maintain GLSC's position of trust in the Network.  The Controller will regularly deal with PwC's global suppliers and PwC senior partners and staff across the Network.

As a Senior Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, working closely with GLSC's CFO, Finance Leaders, Contract Analysts, and accounting and tax staff, 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:

  • Maintaining financial and operational controls, tracking metrics, preparing financial statements, responding to ad-hoc accounting or tax queries and applying various management accounting techniques.
  • Assisting in the review and approval of global contracts including identifying financial and compliance issues pertinent to GLSC and the network in the review and understanding of contracts.
  • Managing the recognition of associated costs, and their related cost allocation and recovery from participating PwC member firms.
  • Leading compliance requirements including the external audit, GST filings, and other compliance queries. 
  • Developing full lifecycle cost model and allocations approaches on consultation with contract negotiators and funding sponsors, and accurately determining and assigning contract financial impacts to member firms.
  • Tracking multi-year contracts, financial commitments and contract contingencies.
  • Mitigating financial, legal, tax, operational and data protection risks to GLSC, and the PwC Network including knowing when to engage subject matter specialists.
  • Optimizing use of cash holdings and managing foreign exchange and tax exposures.
  • Supervising and coaching team of contracts analysts, billing and accounting staff to perform at a high level.
  • Management and allocation of team member workloads, providing suggestions for strategic improvements and implementation of ideas.
  • Developing and improving processes, tools and systems to manage an increasingly larger number of IT contracts, suppliers and software license entitlements across the member firms.
  • Collaborating with PwC Technology & NIS, Global Procurement, Global OGC and Risk, and Network Operations colleagues and fostering compliance with financial policies and controls.
  • Modeling and cultivating a team culture of ownership, execution, and continuous learning and improvement.
  • Supporting global initiatives to align member firms to a Network Technology Strategy and reduce costs.
  • Supporting the implementation and use of new enterprise accounting and contract management platforms.
  • Other major projects, as needed.

  • What you'll bring to this role

  • An interest in upskilling for a digital world and technology trends, an openness to learning new tools and adapting how you work
  • A demonstrated commitment to valuing differences, developing and coaching diverse teams, and ensuring diverse perspectives are heard
  • Accounting designation required and a university degree (or equivalent).
  • Progressive experience in corporate and/or multinational financial management roles. 
  • Experience with IFRS accounting, audits and board level reporting.
  • Ability to assimilate information from multiple sources and drive decisions in the face of ambiguity.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills. 
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships across many different functions and organization levels.
  • Possess strong interpersonal, negotiation, and written and verbal communication skills.   
  • Process improvement and project management skills and experience.
  • Management experience in a virtual office environment and flexible to changing demands.
  • Coaching skills, providing support and fostering development of others.
  • Software skills including MS Office and Sharepoint, GSuite, ERP and P2P systems, database structure and data visualization tools.
  • Experience with ERP systems implementations and change management as well as d irect experience with IT software licensing/subscription/asset management and legal contracts are considered an asset. 
  • General knowledge of the enterprise IT marketplace and trends considered an asset and e xperience with sourcing and procurement is considered an asset.
  • Some travel may be required.

  • Why you'll love working for PwC 

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