PwC Middle East

Consulting - Finance Transformation - Senior Associate (Riyadh)

Location
Riyadh
Salary
Not disclosed
Posted
26 Sep 2022
Closes
30 Sep 2022
Ref
357584WD
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Description

At PwC, we measure success by our ability to create the value that our clients and our people are looking for. Our reputation lies in building lasting relationships with our clients and a focus on delivering value in all we do. We’re a network of firms in 158 countries with more than 236,000 people who are committed to delivering world-class capabilities and quality in assurance, tax and advisory services.

Established in the region for 40 years, PwC Middle East employs over 4,200 people across 12 countries. Complementing our depth of industry expertise and breadth of skills is our sound knowledge of local business environments across the Middle East region. Our tailored solutions help our clients meet the challenges and opportunities of doing business in the Middle East market and beyond.

Job Description & Summary

A career within Finance Consulting services, will provide the opportunity to work alongside CEOs, CFOs, controllers and treasurers to optimise the structure of their finance functions and improve their contribution to the business. We support our clients by addressing the challenges of achieving appropriate standards of control, efficient back office opportunities and support to the business through insight and challenge.

You will be working within the Finance Function Effectiveness team, which provides advisory services focused on the CFO agenda. The team you will be joining focuses on the Financial Services industry and delivers projects throughout the Middle East region. The work we typically undertake includes:

  • Finance operating model and finance transformation
  • Corporate planning, financial planning, budgeting and reporting
  • Banking treasury
  • Effective financial control, reporting and consolidation
  • Shared services finance and transactional efficiencies
  • Costing and cost reduction opportunities
  • Leveraging ERP, EPM, Digital and Cloud technologies
  • Supporting adoption of new accounting standards (eg. IFRS) and regulatory compliance standards (eg.
  • introduction of indirect tax) through Process and Systems enablement

Reporting to a Manager within the Finance Function Effectiveness team, the Senior Consultant will participate in cross-functional internal and client teams to develop and deliver strategic finance transformation projects
covering Finance Policies and Procedures, Financial Planning and Budgeting, Chart of Account design, Period Close, Financial Reporting, Corporate Treasury, Management Reporting, Quality Assurance in ERP enablement and Indirect tax.

  • Play a role in advising clients on strategic finance-related matters and designing solutions that can help address complex finance-related challenges, achieve sustainable results and demonstrate real impact.
  • Collaborate with PwC colleagues throughout the client assignment and work as a strong team member, taking ownership of areas of the project with limited supervision from senior team members.
  • Assist in the management and coaching of junior team members during projects and actively mentor Consultants in the Finance Function Effectiveness team.
  • Keep up to date with current regional and global economic and business trends, particularly maintaining a keen interest in Finance trends and the impact on our clients so you can help shape their thinking and our success in the market.
  • Assist in researching and writing winning proposals to support our clients in the UAE, KSA and broader Middle East.
  • Advise clients on strategic finance-related matters and design solutions that can help transform clients’ finance functions.
  • Assist in creating and presenting winning proposals to support our clients in the UAE, KSA and broader Middle East.
  • Whilst working in the Finance Consulting team you will work collaboratively with colleagues from the broader Consulting Team and other Lines of Service, in order to shape the future of our clients and to bring about positive change. You will have access to all of the latest training and development tools and the support of the wider PwC network.
  • You will be achievement oriented with the ability to be flexible and adaptive on a daily basis. You will be an integral contributor within a high-performing team and add exceptional value to our clients within a fast-paced environment. You will be analytical with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant subject such as Finance or Accounting OR an MBA or Masters in Finance, in addition to an undergraduate degree in another field.
  • Preferable qualifications: The following qualification(s) are preferable and beneficial for the candidate to perform the role CA, ACCA, CPA, CIMA and CMA.
  • Years of Experience: 3+ years of relevant experience in a similar role, out of which a minimum of 2 years must be within consulting focus on finance transformation and broader finance consulting.
  • Experience working with / for financial institution is preferred but not mandatory
  • Strong understanding and experience of Financial Policies and Processes, Financial Planning and Budgeting, Chart of Account design, Period Close, Financial Reporting, Corporate Treasury, Management Reporting and Tax.
  • Expertise in and experience of implementing either SAP or Oracle in Financial Modules is mandatory
    • SAP Simple Finance, SAP FICO and the integration of SAP FICO with other SAP modules OR
    • Oracle E-Business Suite/Fusion Financials and their integration with other Oracle modules
    • Experience with any core banking and / or treasury management system is preferred
  • Client-focused approach, with the ability to build strong relationships with diverse internal and external teams in demanding environments.
  • Experience of supporting projects or directly working with financial institutions such as banks, central banks, regulators, insurance or asset management companies
  • Self-motivated and confident, with a strong work ethic and ability to proactively drive projects and teams to successful delivery.
  • Excellent organisational skills, having the ability to prioritise workload whilst being resilient and able to cope well under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Proven IT skills in the following programs Microsoft Project, Excel, PowerPoint and G-Suite.
  • Language Skills: Excellent communication skills in English are mandatory, with fluency (verbal and written) in Arabic highly desirable.
  • The ability and willingness to travel within the Middle East.

Travel Requirements

Up to 60%

Available for Work Visa Sponsorship?

Yes

Government Clearance Required?

No

Job Posting End Date

September 30, 2022
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