The financial services industry continues to meet fresh challenges in 2011 as it responds to escalating regulatory upheaval, fragile investor confidence and weakened demand in many of their key markets. The dramatic changes to the economic landscape, however, offer a unique set of challenges and opportunities for Scotland. PwC's financial services team in Scotland, with over 35 partners and directors, has the expertise to help you not only respond to these challenges but grasp new opportunities.
Operating in all sectors of the financial services industry, from international banking and insurance groups through to niche asset managers, the financial services team has access to over 900 qualified staff across our offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow, as well as a global network, enabling our clients to draw on a wealth of expertise and experience across a wide range of areas - from audit and tax to transaction services.
As a firm, we are focused on becoming more sustainable, and we are increasingly supporting like-minded organisations to become sustainable themselves. Our clients know they must measure and manage the impact of carbon on their business and the environment and recognise the need to assess ethical risk and resource constraints in their supply chain. Our teams have the skills to help you define, achieve and assure standards to help you move sustainability on in your market. Our focus is to do the right thing by our clients, our people and our communities and we also work with a number of associations in the region from social enterprises to charities and umbrella organisations such as Scottish Business in the Community.
Our clients can gain access to a wide range of services, including:
• Accounting, assurance and financial controls
• Corporate governance and regulatory issues
• Due diligence and transaction services
• Personal, corporate and indirect taxation
• Financial planning and treasury
• Pensions, pay and benefits
• Corporate finance, PFI and mergers and acquisitions
• Insolvency, receiverships and business turnaround
• Risk management
• Performance improvement
• Human resource management and employment taxes
• Forensic accounting and investigations