Manager / Senior Manager, Transaction Accounting and IPO, FAAS - MENA
The recent disruptions to businesses globally have given rise to the increase in financial and technological innovations. Such innovations are now driving the M&A markets with the global rise of Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs), acquisitions and divestments. Given the increase in such M&A activities the importance of accurate and complete accounting and reporting to stakeholders increases, with regulators becoming ever vigilant.
Our MENA based EY Member Firms are seeking talented individuals with a grounding in accounting and reporting who are able to use their professional skills and experience to deliver on large, global and complex transaction accounting & IPO engagements. You will have significant interaction with senior company management teams, bankers, lawyers and other advisers. In your role, you will be contributing to building trust in investor reporting and capital markets. In return, our MENA based EY Member Firms will provide access to growing, global and innovative projects and high-profile transactions to support a sound and exciting development and growth journey.
This opportunity will provide extensive experience in working with a range of MENA and EY colleagues from the global network.
Your key responsibilities
As a Manager / Senior Manager you’ll be responsible for coaching and developing the team and manage transaction accounting related engagements end-to-end, while collaborating with the transaction teams to create value for clients across the entire M&A cycle: pre-deal, deal execution and post-deal.
In addition, you will identify and communicate accounting & reporting trends and developments relevant to clients and the M&A market. You will consult with appropriate resources to solve complex accounting and reporting issues for clients and participate in sales of new transaction accounting & IPO work.
As a Manager / Senior Manager you will work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients with their complex transaction accounting and reporting needs.
Skills and attributes for success
Pro- activity, accountability and results- driven people will flourish in this dynamic and transaction focused environment. Understanding client’s needs and connecting this with EY solutions to create value for clients. Being a trusted advisor and equipped with a deals mindset while solving complex transaction accounting and reporting issues around high-profile transactions, IPOs and other transformational events for clients. Dealing with competing priorities, delivering to challenging deadlines, 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
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant subject such as Finance, Accounting, Engineering and a professional qualification (CPA, ACA, ACCA)
- At least five years of experience in accounting and reporting under US GAAP or IFRS
- Sound understanding of M&A and transaction accounting and reporting requirements
- The ability and willingness to travel within the Middle East
- The ability and willingness to amend working hours to match either MENA or US time zones
Ideally, you’ll also have
- five to seven years of experience with a Big 4 accounting firm, ideally within transaction accounting, structuring and/or capital markets teams.
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 and new solutions as well as the motivation to create your own EY journey. Most importantly, you will have a global mindset and bring this to your teams and engagements.
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 a growth journey which will drive significant opportunities for you with:
- 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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