KPMG Lower Gulf Limited

Manager - Accounting and Finance Advisory

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Competitive salary
26 May 2023
26 Jun 2023
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Job Description

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage projects or work-streams of a medium to large size and complexity (including analyzing and interpreting data, drafting report findings and attending client meetings)
  • Contribute to the planning and delivery of engagements including work plans, timelines, project management, and resource allocation
  • Liaise effectively with clients whilst working on engagements and act as an ‘ambassador’ for KPMG
  • Own deliverables of an engagement/project with minimal input of project leadership
  • Complete report writing, presentations and proposal preparation with minimal guidance
  • Develop expertise and knowledge of a variety of clients and markets
  • Produce and deliver high-quality engagement outcomes and deliverables for our clients, as well as building and maintaining relationships with clients, to develop a strong professional network over time
  • Identify risks and opportunities for improvement and make strategic and tactical recommendations to assist our client’s in achieving their short-term and long-term goals
  • Create a positive learning culture. Coach and counsel junior team members and help them to develop through effectively supervising, and mentoring
  • Contribute to practice and risk management, including thought leadership and business development activities

Education requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting and/or Finance
  • Professional accounting and/or finance qualification (e.g., CPA, CA, ACCA, CFA)
  • MBA (preferred)

Work experience requirements:

  • A minimum of 8-10 years of experience regarding cost optimization and/or value creation in a relevant organization (preferably in big four accounting firms - audit and/or accounting advisory teams)
  • Experience in MENA market highly recommended
  • Demonstrate expertise of industry (Energy, Healthcare, Financial Services, and/or Public sector) leading practices
  • Strong awareness of non-technical accounting matters (corporate finance, ESG, deals, tax, legal, etc.

Knowledge / Technical Skills Requirements:

  • Extensive technical experience in Zero Based Budgeting, Performances Based Budgeting, Sustainable cost optimization initiatives, revenue and profitability management
  • Strong analytical skills (an eye for detail and awareness of broader business issues)
  • Design and or delivery of business planning capabilities (Scenario Planning models, Financial/Operational planning solutions)
  • Development of cost management capabilities which includes intercompany or cross functional cost allocations design/review, multi-dimensional profitability analysis and/or solution delivery and definition of service costing methodology within an organisation
  • Delivery of engagements which are part of Strategy development and/or execution within the business. This may include development of business cases, definition of financial and non-financial benefits to be delivered from the strategy
  • Experience in performing benchmarks, identify the key metrics to be utilized, extract the information from the client data set as well as market information to make the comparisons and find optimization opportunities
  • Deep understanding of finance target operating model including processes, technology, data and governance
  • Advance knowledge of Microsoft products such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience with Oracle, SAP, Power BI, Visio, Blueworks, Aris will be preferred

Soft skills requirements:

  • Ability to articulate views and ideas clearly, both written and verbal
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work effectively, and collaboratively as part of a project team
  • Strong leadership and team-building skills
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