PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) LLP (Consulting Practice)

PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) LLP (Consulting Practice) Company Profile

THE SCOOP 

Building a leading consulting business

PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) has been rapidly expanding its Advisory practice to provide a wide range of services to meet the diverse needs of clients across all industries. PwC's Advisory services focus on management, technology and risk consulting, including operations, finance, organizational strategy and structure, process improvement, human resources effectiveness, customer impact, technology integration and implementation, big data and analytics, IT security, risk mitigation and crisis management. They also provide forensics services, including anti-corruption/fraud, forensic investigations, licensing management and cybersecurity, in addition to guidance on mergers and acquisitions - from strategy through integration - through their deals capabilities. 

The firm's offerings and expertise have expanded primarily by developing deep skills and top talent from within. That growth has been complemented by strategic acquisitions over the past several years, including Diamond Management and Technology Consultants, PRTM, Ant's Eye View and Ray Group International, among others. These acquisitions added deep experience in technology and management consulting to PwC's expanded breadth of services and capabilities. 

One global network, many members

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP is the U.S. member firm of PwC, a global network of independent member firms. Today, the PwC network comprises more than 180,000 people in 158 countries and territories. This international group was created in 1998, with the merger of Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand, two accounting and professional services firms that date back to the 1800s. Both Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand began in London, and both grew their global presence organically and through mergers. 

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP is headquartered in New York and boasts 72 offices across the United States. The firm serves 81 percent of the companies on the Fortune 500-30 percent as an auditor, and 51 percent in other capacities, including consulting. (Professional services firms are prohibited from performing auditing and consulting work for the same clients.) While each member firm operates independently within its own geographic locale, there is a considerable amount of cooperation and networking between them, ensuring that the global network of firms works as both a global entity and on a local scale. 

Given its sheer size and country coverage, not to mention the independent setup of its member firms, it should come as little surprise that the services PwC offers vary slightly within the global network of firms. However, all services do fall into one of three core PwC lines of service: tax, advisory and/or assurance. 

IN THE NEWS 

July 2013

A Best Company for Multicultural Women

PwC ranked among Working Mother's "Best Companies for Multicultural Women" from 2005 to 2013. The 2013 article says "In two smart new campaigns, this audit, tax and advisory services firm highlights challenges facing diverse women and Latino professionals, providing advice from multicultural executives and staffers who have reconciled their own upbringings with the need for self-¬≠promotion and outspoken leadership in the business world." Read more here. 

April 2013

PwC Ranks #2 in Top 50 Companies for Diversity

PwC US was ranked #2 on DiversityInc's 2013 Top 50 Companies for Diversity list. The firm ranked in the Top 10 on five of DiversityInc's speciality lists: #1 in Recruitment & Retention; #1 in Executive Women; #8 in Asian Americans; #10 in Diversity; and #10 in GLBT. To view the ranking, click here.

 

PwC "Leans In"

In a bylined article for DiversityInc, "How Companies Can Lean In" and in his LinkedIn blog, PwC's CEO Bob Moritz weighed in on his response to Cheryl Sandberg's book, Lean In. Said Moritz in DiversityInc, "While Sandberg focuses on inspiring women to embrace ambition, I believe business leaders have a responsibility to lean in as well. At PwC we're "leaning in" because we recognize that women and minorities cannot solve the leadership gap by themselves."

 

March 2013

Recognized for Outstanding Client Work

For the second year in a row, PwC was recognized by the Association of Management Consulting Firms (AMCF) for "value and excellence in consulting." Said Dana Mcilwain (former US Advisory Leader), "These awards are a reflection of our deep commitment to our clients, our understanding of their business and their industry, and our ability to help them close the gap between ideas and results." Learn more about PwC's awards here.

 

January 2013

Nine Consecutive Years on Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For" List

PwC ranked in 81st place on Fortune's list of the Top 100 Companies to Work for in America and marked the firm's ninth consecutive appearance on the list. Highlighted this year was the firm's approach to flexibility and the new plan2flex program which is designed to reward leaders and staff who create and deliver against flexibility plans during the busiest times of the year. To view the ranking, click here

 

PwC US Advisory Leader's Executive Outlook for 2013

Former US Advisory Leader Dana Mcilwain sees strong growth ahead for the firm's Advisory practice, which focused on consulting, deals and forensics services." In Fiscal year 2012, we received 23 [industry analyst] rankings that confirmed or elevated our position as a market leader across a variety of functional and industry areas. Finally, we continue to experience record levels of hiring at the campus and experienced levels as we continue to invest in our practice. More importantly, we continue to experience record retention levels and employee engagement scores." Read the full article here.

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PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) LLP (Consulting Practice)


300 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Phone: (646) 471-4000
Fax: (813) 286-6000
www.pwc.com/us

STATS


Major Office Locations

  • New York, NY (HQ)
  • Network of member firms with 72 offices across the US; offices in 158 countries

Key Financials

  • 2012 Revenue: $1,119 million

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