KPMG Lower Gulf Limited

Senior Consultant-Accounting and Finance

Location
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
30 May 2024
Closes
30 Jun 2024
Ref
2131
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Job Description

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Be an active team member and provide support to managers and key stakeholders for the successful execution of client projects;
  • Provide input and contribute to the planning and delivery of technical accounting (IFRS / IPSAS) engagements, including work plans, timelines, and project management;
  • Support our audit teams on complex accounting issues (IFRS);
  • Provide input and contribute to the delivery of finance transformation projects, including the development of target operating models, optimization of financial transactional processes, service delivery models and technology;
  • Provide input and support on financial reporting projects such as developing the chart of accounts, developing a sustainable close and reporting process for internal and external reporting;
  • Support various teams on IPO readiness engagements and provide analysis of accounting issues related to capital raising, IPOs and other debt-raising initiatives
  • Support our clients with their capital-raising strategies and objectives and gaining an in-depth understanding of how companies raise capital;
  • Perform gap assessment to monitor operational effectiveness and support clients deliver remediation activities;
  • Identify and flag risks in the project and work on mitigating the identified risks
  • Provide inputs and support on report writing, presentations and proposal preparation
  • Develop expertise and knowledge of various sectors and markets and stay up to date on market and industry trends
  • Maintain strong relationships with middle to senior-level staff internally and externally

Education requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration or other appropriate academic major or equivalent/relevant tertiary degree
  • Professional accountancy or finance qualification or working towards gaining one (ICAEW-ACA, ACCA, CPA)

Work experience requirements:

  • Minimum 4-5 years of advisory or audit experience with a proven track record of outstanding performance (preferably in another Big 4)
  • Experience in the Middle East market is highly recommended

Knowledge / Technical Skills:

  • Good IFRS and IPSAS knowledge, strong technical skills, ability to research technical issues
  • Demonstrate awareness of non-technical accounting matters (chart of accounts, policies and procedures, tax etc.)
  • Proficient in drafting accounting manuals
  • Understanding of finance business processes, finance controls and target operating models
  • Advance knowledge of Microsoft products such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong financial model development skills

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