Accounting

Senior Legal Manager – Financial Services

Full Time

Our Operate business helps organisations transform and run complex operational processes that often create challenges and hinder their progress. Harnessing the power of tech and data to drive performance, Operate brings together innovative minds with a distinctive mix of subject matter knowledge and operational skills to deliver results that make the difference. We work with some of the most recognisable organisations worldwide in delivering large scale operational programmes and managed solutions. Underpinning all of this is our commitment to ensuring our people are equipped with tomorrow’s skills to drive success for our clients today.

Who are we?

The successful candidate will work within the Legal Operations team, an operational team made up of paralegals and legal professionals working for a wide range of clients from sectors such as Luxury brands, Banks, Manufacturing and more.

This opportunity is in our rapidly growing Financial Services team.

Key Responsibilities:

The responsibilities of each role will vary depending on client needs but will likely include:

  • The planning and execution of large, complex, and strategically significant client programmes

  • Understanding our strategy to design and plan initiatives and to shape delivery

  • Mobilisation and leading cross-functional teams across our client programmes

  • Driving and maintaining senior leadership and client engagement.

  • Driving standardisation and best in class quality through the use of our accredited framework and methodologies

  • Identifying opportunities for efficiencies and taking action to implement them

  • Sharing relevant thought leadership and business insights with colleagues to enhance knowledge

  • Help to position our services and capability across the PwC network, building and holding relationships with Partners

  • Personally maintain strong professional relationships with key client stakeholders

Who are we looking for?

  • Experience drafting and negotiating trading contracts (ISDA, GMRA etc.), preferably at an in-house legal department or leading law firm

  • Experience in project management and/or management consulting role. Knows the tools (eg. change management, planning, risk management, strong communication), when to use them, when not to use them, and when it’s time to create new ones

  • Proven strength in positions of leadership with the ability to mobilise, inspire, and lead teams

  • Ability to promote new ideas and services by applying knowledge of the industry/sector and societal trends to create value for clients and broader stakeholders

  • Strong influencer who is highly competent at connecting across organisational, programme, and project levels

  • Comfortable working with, presenting to, and facilitating decisions among senior stakeholders

  • Able to ask the right questions and challenge the status quo

Desirable Criteria

  • Law degree or postgraduate professional legal course (i.e. LPC/BPTC/IPLS)

  • Legally qualified, in any recognised Common Law or European jurisdiction

  • Experience with other agreements such as Commodities Agreements, Bonds or Loan Documentation

  • Previous exposure to the Financial Services sector in particular working closely with a sales/trading desk

  • Additional language capabilities

What is in it for you?

This is a challenging but rewarding role, directly influencing team members to achieve our strategic growth ambitions. You will also be given the opportunity to employ your skills across a broad range of client programmes.

We are also exceptionally passionate about providing you with the necessary skills, experience and training to help you develop both personally and professionally. You will avail of our specific training framework, tailored to match your skills, needs and career aspirations. Fully funded by us, you will complete externally accredited qualifications that will benefit you in the roles you are working in. Our training programme is further enhanced through a variety of softer skills training sessions focusing on your relationships and leadership skills.

We have a dedicated career service who will help you reach your career goals and help you succeed and grow. On top of our wealth of growth opportunities you will receive 25 days annual leave, a flexible benefits scheme to suit your personal/family needs, a competitive salary with regular reviews and the potential for a discretionary bonus.

Where will you be based?

The role will be based in Belfast; however, as a result of the wide variety of clients and projects, you may be asked to work in other locations within the UK and beyond. Your desire and ability to do this will be discussed as part of the recruitment process. Candidates who are unable or do not wish to work on projects in other locations will still be considered and it is not a prerequisite of the role.

Not the role for you?

Did you know PwC offer flexible contract arrangements as well as contingent work (ie temporary or day rate contracting)?

The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

Learn more here:

The Deal

We want all of our people to feel empowered to be the best that they can be, which is why we have ‘The Deal’.

Find out more about our firmwide Employee Value Proposition:

Diversity

Valuing Difference. Driving Inclusion.

We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool because creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business, enabling us to solve important problems and deliver value to our clients.

We encourage an inclusive culture where people can be themselves, are valued for their strengths and are empowered to be the best they can be. As an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we also support different ways of working offering flexible working arrangements. Learn more here about our work to support an inclusive culture.

Not the role for you?
Did you know PwC offer flexible contract arrangements as well as contingent work (ie temporary or day rate contracting)?

The skills we look for in future employees
All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

Learn more here:

The Deal
We want all of our people to feel empowered to be the best that they can be, which is why we have ‘The Deal’.

Find out more about our firmwide Employee Value Proposition:

Diversity
Valuing Difference. Driving Inclusion.

We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool because creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business, enabling us to solve important problems and deliver value to our clients. We encourage an inclusive culture where people can be themselves, are valued for their strengths and are empowered to be the best they can be. As an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we also support different ways of working offering flexible working arrangements. Learn more here about our work to support an inclusive culture.