BRS - Insolvency Management Team -Manager

24 Sep 2020
28 Sep 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
A career in our Insolvency Management practice, within Deals Business Restructuring Services, will provide you with the opportunity to support our clients survive an imminent crisis or simply fix gaps in their organisation. In joining, you’ll help clients, among other things, reduce balance sheet stress, generate cash and reduce costs or refinance to find the best source of capital to support their business objectives. Whatever the solution, we help them manage road blocks until the job is done.

Our team helps organisations facing financial distress or insolvency with crisis recovery, administrative tasks, liquidation and insolvency proceedings.

About the team

The Insolvency Management Team (IMT) is a part of PwC’s Business Restructuring Services (BRS). A career in the IMT will provide you with the opportunity to work on a variety of challenging corporate insolvency assignments in a wide range of sectors.

In joining, you'll be part of a team of c.35 people based in Leeds which manages all insolvency appointments taken by PwC’s partners and directors. You’ll be supporting the practice not only in delivering high quality, compliant insolvency processes but also solving complex problems and suggesting solutions to ensure that we achieve the best result for an insolvent entity’s stakeholders.

Our team interacts with other BRS teams across the country, as well as other specialists within PwC and you’ll develop strong working relationships with colleagues as you work together to deliver insolvency assignments from beginning to end.

About the role
  • As a Manager in the IMT, you’ll work as part of a team experienced in insolvency matters. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to
  • Day to day case management of administrations, liquidations and other corporate insolvency processes, taking responsibility from commencement to conclusion and ensuring proactive case progression
  • Involvement in pre-insolvency planning matters
  • Ensuring 100% compliance with statutory deadlines on cases
  • Liaison with and management of internal and external stakeholders, including communications with remote-based colleagues and dealing with external lawyers agents and key creditors. Developing internal relationships with a range of colleagues both in the team and more widely
  • Contributing to the management of the team, including delegating tasks and training, coaching and supervising staff
  • Keeping up to date with insolvency and other relevant legislation
  • Contributing to non-chargeable projects such as transformation initiatives
  • Identify risk issues and ensure these are dealt with and/or escalated

The role is primarily an office-based in Leeds, although you would not be expected to be in office 5 days per week as there will be some travel from time to time. You’ll be supported in the role by a breadth of technical resources, experienced colleagues and learning and development opportunities

Essential skills and experience
  • Deep insolvency technical knowledge and experience of managing cases
  • Insolvency and accounting qualifications are desirable but not essential
  • Proven project and time management skills, including the ability to manage multiple commitments
  • Strong interpersonal skills and comfortable communicating with at all levels, internally and externally
  • Willingness to engage with appointees, keeping them fully informed on cases and developing a strong working relationship with them
  • Strong commercial awareness and a genuine interest in how businesses work
  • Ability to work with flexibility and agility, and lead by example, in response to the requirements of the role
  • Good organisation, ability to adapt to change and confidence to challenge established practice
  • Sound analytical skills, preferably with experience in using data and analytics tools
  • Strong report-writing skills and excellent verbal and written English
  • Commitment to continued personal development and a desire to develop and train junior members of the team

Who we’re looking for

The team welcomes applications from enthusiastic individuals who have an ability to communicate at all levels, and a genuine interest in, and experience of, insolvency work. They will be looking for clear examples of why you applied and what you can bring to the team, and expect you to demonstrate that you have carried out research into PwC and BRS prior to interview


Our Deals business is an exciting, fast-paced and an ever-growing business that focuses on deals and crisis situations for our clients. Collectively, we deal with the types of situations you hear about regularly in the news and we provide support, insight and analysis to the management, shareholders and financiers of business.

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