Who we’re looking for?
An individual with a real passion and interest in valuing a wide range of tangible assets, including plant, machinery and equipment, specialised real estate and infrastructure. Some prior experience in the sector along with strong data, analytics and modelling skills are key attributes we are seeking.
Are you looking to take the next step in your career, to join a fast growing team within a leading valuations business and global professional services firm?
About the team
Our Valuations business is a thriving, growing and innovative team of individuals who work collaboratively with our clients to value their businesses, shares, financial instruments and intangible and tangible assets. Our valuation insights are used to help our clients make commercial decisions, resolve disputes and meet their regulatory requirements.
Our Valuations team is large, and industry focused. We have around 150 people in the UK and we work along industry lines, as we believe that having a proper understanding of the issues and opportunities facing each sector is critical to producing commercial and robust valuations.
Within this wider Valuations business, our Real Estate and Capital Equipments valuations team advise clients and other teams within PwC on a range of value considerations. This can be for a variety of purposes including transactions, strategic planning, restructuring or financial reporting purposes. We advise on a huge range of situations and asset classes, including both domestic and global portfolios / transactions.
About the role
We are looking to recruit an experienced valuer to join the team at a Senior Associate level and focus on a combination of tangible assets (e.g. plant, machinery and equipment, shipping, aviation, specialised real estate and infrastructure assets.
The role would provide you with an opportunity to work on a range of client engagements and with a number of other teams within our co-located real assets advisory practice (e.g. corporate finance, restructuring, due diligence, strategy, tax and legal). Alongside this, we would expect that a proportion of your time would be spent supporting our Assurance practice in relation to their audit of client financial statements. This provides the opportunity for a successful candidate to work in a fast paced business alongside a team which has grown significantly over the past 12 months and is forecast to continue to grow, both in size and new areas of work.
Whilst the majority of the existing team are based in London (which would be our preferred primary working location for the individual), there is some flexibility with respect to location and the successful candidate would have scope to base themselves in other regional UK PwC offices if they prefer. There would also be scope to split their time across multiple locations and/or from home.
This is an exciting time to join our Valuations business, providing the opportunity to grow and develop your network and experience.
You will be active across all areas of our work and with exposure to clients and their advisors in order to support and develop our provision of advice to external and internal clients.
Responsibilities will include the following:
Performing valuation analysis, which is likely to include the analysis of large data sets and building valuation models;
Carrying-out the reviews of asset valuations in support of audit, tax, dispute or transaction purposes, under the supervision of a Manager, Senior Manager, Director (depending upon the situation);
Preparation and presentation of reports and outlining our approach, assumptions and conclusions;
Working across a broad range of tangible asset classes;
Valuing assets across different territories (not just UK);
Working directly with clients on projects;
Operating alongside other PwC valuations teams as well as other teams such as corporate finance, audit, due diligence, tax or business valuations);
Supporting and working alongside other senior team members in the development of new business in the sector, including preparation of proposals and pitches, attendance at presentations, thought leadership and identifying opportunities to add value for existing client engagements.
Skills and Experience
The following skills are required for this role:
Practical advisory experience in capital equipment valuations
An analytical mindset and strong technical knowledge of valuation methodology and approaches for capital equipment assets
Good knowledge of capital equipment and specialised real estate markets
Excellent data, analytics and financial modelling skills (for example using Microsoft Excel and preferably with other packages such as Alteryx, Tableau or Power BI)
Proven ability to deliver high quality written outputs (professional verbal and written English)
Willingness to learn and take on responsibility
Strong interpersonal skills and comfortable communicating at all levels
Ability to work effectively in teams and to tight deadlines
High level of attention to detail
Willingness to travel for site and asset inspections
In addition, the following experience would also be preferable:
Academic qualification in Valuation, Engineering or similar would be preferable
You will be joining an experienced and diverse team who will welcome your outlook and knowledge while also helping you to broaden and deepen your understanding of capital equipment and real estate valuation.
You will also have the opportunity to take increasing amounts of responsibility and ownership of projects as your experience develops whilst being provided with required and flexible support.