In Financial Accounting & Advisory Services (FAAS) within Assurance, we assist our clients to address the accounting and financial reporting challenges facing their business. You will be part of a team that provides insight and services that accelerate analytics, decision-making and innovation to build a stronger and more efficient finance function. You will experience ongoing professional development through diverse experiences, world-class learning and individually tailored coaching.
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The MENA market is experiencing a significant increase in activity relating to the commercialization, corporatization and privatization of government owned businesses, particularly in the key markets of Saudi Arabia and UAE. To support the provision of services to our clients who are undertaking this transformation and sector re-structuring, we are looking for a Senior Manager / Director to lead and deliver these engagements.
Your key responsibilities
As a Director / Senior Manager you’ll be responsible for managing CCP engagements while collaborating with the partner and client to determine a FAAS strategy that appropriately addresses risk and manages client expectations relating to deliverables.
To this end you’ll ensure that the FAAS engagement team understands the client’s needs and expectations and that the work product is client-focused, clear, accurate and well-presented; ensure work is delivered timely and in compliance with regulatory requirements and monitor the FAAS engagement team’s performance against the budget and alter if necessary.
In addition, identifying and communicating relevant trends, developments and key performance drivers relevant to the client will be essential as well consulting with appropriate resources on complex accounting issues and participating in sales of new FAAS work.
Skills and attributes for success
Pro- activity, accountability and results- driven people will flourish in this environment. Dealing with competing priorities, understanding how to manage resources and communicating effectively are key skills. This will have a huge impact on those around you and help promote a positive work ethic.
To qualify for the role, you must have
* At least eight years of experience in a similar role
* Experience in organizational restructuring, finance function transformation and operating model development
* A strong background in transaction accounting and fixed assets valuation and accounting
* Exposure to privatization accounting, financial planning & analysis and change management
* Strong advisory (selling) mindset, with professional certifications, such as CPA / CFI / ACCA / CA
* Extensive understanding of our clients’ industry and marketplace
* Strong management skills to lead teams, delegate appropriately, mentor, review performance and counsel employees
* Flexibility and willingness to travel on short notice, as necessary
Ideally, you’ll also have
* Experience in the Middle East & North Africa region
* Arabic speaking proficiency
What we look for
We are interested in entrepreneurs who have the confidence to develop and promote a brand-new strategic vision both internally and externally. You will be business savvy with a passion for innovation as well as the motivation to create your own EY journey.
What we offer
We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. Plus, we offer:
* Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
* Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
* Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
* Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.
If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
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