PwC Middle East

Assurance - Risk & Quality Associate - Lebanon / Egypt

Location
Beirut, Cairo
Salary
Not disclosed
Posted
13 May 2024
Closes
29 May 2024
Ref
532191WD
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Description

Established in the region for 40 years, PwC has around 8,000 people in 12 countries across the region: Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, the Palestinian territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Our regional team operates across the Middle East bringing international experience delivered within the context of the region and its culture. We can bring the collective knowledge and experience of more than 328,000 people across the entire global PwC network in advisory, assurance, and tax to help you find the value you are looking for.

Job Description & Summary

PwC Global Overview

With offices in 152 countries and almost 328,000 people, we are among the leading professional services networks in the world. We help organisations and individuals create the value they are looking for, by delivering quality in Assurance, Tax, and Advisory services.

PwC Middle East Overview

Established in the region for 40 years, PwC has around 7,000 people in 12 countries across the region: Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, the Palestinian territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Our regional team with its tailored solutions, brings international experience, helping our clients meet the challenges and opportunities of doing business in the Middle East market, and beyond.

Line of Service Overview

Our Middle East Assurance practice includes over 2,300 people based in 12 countries across the region and is part of PwC’s global network that is operating worldwide. PwC Middle East’s Assurance practice combines the right mix of human-led and tech-powered solutions to provide our clients with quality audits and other risk services that create confidence and impact in our region and across society.

A career in Risk & Quality, will provide you with the opportunity to advance and foster integrity-based decision-making and conduct by PwC professionals throughout our organisation. You’ll focus on promoting and monitoring compliance with applicable external laws and regulations as well as internal policies and procedures to help manage PwC’s regulatory, litigation, and reputational risk.

Our Risk and Quality team identifies and assists internal teams to mitigate and control client engagement risks. As part of the team, you’ll provide advice to business teams within PwC on sound contract provisions, standards and approaches in accordance with PwC policies, principles and standards.

What is expected from you?

  • Administer risk management queries and consultations received from various audit engagement teams across the Middle East region;
  • Have a degree of familiarity of various topics requiring consultation and an understanding of the risk management community across the region so that consultations are routed to the right group of consultants;
  • Support and assist senior team members with various projects and periodic and ongoing monitoring activities in relation to risk and quality activities such as:
    • Acceptance and continuance;
    • KYC;
    • Independence checks;
    • Archiving;
    • Termination of retention;
    • Timeliness of completion on audit engagements
  • Have analytical and digital skills required for reporting on the above projects and activities using latest digital tools like alteryx, powerbi, tableau etc.
  • Attend various meetings involving internal considerations of risk related matters in the regional risk community and take stock of actions agreed and circulate minutes to the wider group.
  • Invite and give in the moment feedback in a constructive manner.
  • Share and collaborate effectively with others.
  • Identify and make suggestions for improvements when problems and/or opportunities arise.
  • Handle, manipulate and analyse data and information responsibly.
  • Follow risk management and compliance procedures.
  • Keep up-to-date with developments in area of specialism.
  • Communicate confidently in a clear, concise and articulate manner - verbally and in the materials I produce.
  • Build and maintain an internal and external network.
  • Seek opportunities to learn about how PwC works as a global network of firms.
  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

What will you bring?

You are ambitious and you utilize opportunities to grow and develop. In addition, you recognise yourself in the following characteristics:

  • A degree in accounting, finance or any other related academic major
  • Previous experience in a similar role is preferrable.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills that allow you to thrive in a team environment
  • Bilingual proficiency in Arabic and English (oral and written) is a plus
  • Willingness to challenge the ‘norms’ and to create a cohesive and effective working team
  • Excellent project management skills

The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that help us deliver our business strategy - that make up “The PwC Professional”.

The PwC Professional framework plays a significant role in outlining the capabilities needed by our people to flourish, learn and develop together as leaders at every level. The framework exists to support the development and career progression of our people, helping them to meet the expectations of our clients, colleagues and communities in today’s changing global marketplace.

Why you’ll love working for PwC

We’re a business that leads with the heart and we prioritise our people. Led by our value of care, we find ways to help our people, our clients and one another. With PwC, you will ignite a meaningful career and will be provided with a range of financial and non-financial rewards and benefits designed to encourage your growth, like:

  • A competitive remuneration plan in which you will be rewarded for your success and acknowledged for the value you provide to our company .
  • We encourage an inclusive and diverse culture where people can be themselves, are valued for their strengths and are empowered to be the best they can be. This makes us strong as a business, enabling us to solve important problems and deliver value to our clients.
  • A flexible workframe to encourage work-life balance.
  • We care about our employees' mental health and well-being by providing specialists to offer advice, as well as meditation, yoga, and other relaxation online sessions.
  • Limitless opportunities for continuous learning and digital upskilling.
  • A friendly atmosphere that encourages innovative mindsets, relationships development, and assisting others in growing and working in ways that bring out their best.
  • A competitive Schooling allowance and insurance packages (As per PwC policy).

To learn more about our new equation that built this culture please visit this link.

If you’re looking for a place that fuels your ambition to make a difference, that matches your curiosity with continuous learning opportunities and reimagines ways of working to enable you to lead a more balanced life, then you’re a future PwCer.

Learn more about “Life at PwC ME” through this link.

Travel Requirements

Not Specified

Available for Work Visa Sponsorship?

No

Government Clearance Required?

Yes

Job Posting End Date

May 31, 2024
For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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