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From left: Professor Sara Denize, Deputy Dean, WSU School of Business; David Borger, Director, Sydney Business Chamber Western Sydney; Professor Barney Glover, Vice-Chancellor, Western Sydney University; Joseph Carrozzi, PwC Sydney Managing Partner and Manoj Santiago, lead partner PwC Greater Western Sydney. From left: Professor Sara Denize, Deputy Dean, WSU School of Business; David Borger, Director, Sydney Business Chamber Western Sydney; Professor Barney Glover, Vice-Chancellor, Western Sydney University; Joseph Carrozzi, PwC Sydney Managing Partner and Manoj Santiago, lead partner PwC Greater Western Sydney. Featured
01 July 2016 Posted by 

PROFESSIONAL SECTOR RUNS HOT

PwC moves 200 staff to city campus

PRICEWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) will move up to 200 staff to the new high-rise Western Sydney University (WSU) Parramatta City campus.

PwC says the move cements its commitment to Greater Western Sydney clients and gives flexible work opportunities for staff who live in the area. 

The move to the Parramatta Square university campus will strengthen PwC’s relationship with the university, especially the School of Business.

It will also consolidate the existing private clients business in Norwest and staff from the consulting, economics, deals and infrastructure teams who are working on local engagements.

PwC Sydney Managing Partner Joseph Carrozzi said the Greater Western Sydney region was a key growth area and PwC was responding to changing market demands and staff needs.

“We’ve been expanding our profile and reach in Western Sydney and this move strengthens our overall footprint and mix of local service offerings,” Mr Carrozzi said.

“In addition to private clients, PwC’s strategic focus is on transactions, digital businesses, advanced manufacturing and Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) business and education opportunities, as well as our traditional financial, tax and audit service offerings.”

The new Parramatta office will be fully linked with PwC’s Barangaroo offices, with teams able to work out of either location, ensuring better client experience and bringing flexible work to life.

“Nearly 1,000 staff members live in the Greater Western Sydney region, making this decision a commitment to support their flexibility, with Parramatta clearly seen as the region’s centre,” he said.

“Our ambition is to be embedded into the communities in which we operate and already this year we have hosted business events in Parramatta and formed a new P-TECH pathways partnership with McCarthy Catholic College in Penrith. We will continue to bolster our local knowledge and relationships to best serve our growing client base.”

Mr Carrozzi was speaking at the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding between PwC and Western Sydney University on June 24.

Western Sydney University Vice Chancellor, Professor Barney Glover said the university’s partnership and co-location with businesses like PwC will make Parramatta City Campus a true innovation precinct - one that will generate significant opportunities for Parramatta and for Western Sydney.

“To capitalise on the ‘Ideas Boom’ we must grow our connections with innovative industries. Our partnership with PwC will help unlock new areas of research, angel investing and business improvement for the Western Sydney region,” Professor Glover said.

The opening of the new PwC offices at the University’s Parramatta City Campus are scheduled for early 2017. 
 
FAST FACTS
● PwC moving into WSU Parramatta City campus early 2017.
● Student mentoring, staff development, collaboration on research and innovation projects. 
● Local businesses, clients and staff benefit.
● Boost to “ideas boom”.

 



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