PwC Middle East

Financial Due Diligence Director, Transaction Services

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05 Jun 2024
05 Jul 2024
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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

A career in our Financial Due Diligence practice, within Deals Transaction Services, will provide you the opportunity to help organizations realize the potential of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, and capital markets. In short, we help some of the world’s leading companies originate, create, execute, and realize value from deals. Through data-driven insights we help our clients move in the right direction ensuring maximum value for their company. Our team assists organizations with both buy-side and sell-side due diligence. As part of our team, you’ll help us provide both corporate and financial buyers with peace of mind by analyzing and validating all the financial, commercial, operational, and strategic assumptions being made.

What to consider before applying

  • This role requires the candidate to be based out of our Riyadh, Saudi Arabia office.

Role Responsibilities

As a Director within our Financial Due Diligence Deals team, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy through to execution. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Proactively lead the practise by setting strategy and drive the development of new business in the market
  • Provide technical advice across disciplines
  • Building strong networks within the firm to spot and capitalize on opportunities
  • Identify and discuss key issues with our clients potential opportunities
  • Manage day-to-day client communications
  • Shape and deliver various projects that exceed the expectations of our clients and our own assignment quality criteria
  • Manage and deliver large projects by developing the project team, assessing engagement risks throughout, driving conclusions, and reviewing/challenging the output produced by the team
  • Management of engagement financials
  • Helping to grow and develop our team through hands-on training and coaching
  • Identifying and understanding key drivers of a business and potential deal breakers (financial and non-financial)
  • Writing and reviewing financial due diligence (buy-side, sell-side, or refinancing) reports for our corporate, banking, and private equity clients
  • Help management and boards arrive at informed decisions, by providing credible valuation analysis
  • Establish credibility with existing clients by demonstrating subject matter expertise and knowledge
  • Contribute to pursuit teams and proposal development including innovative approaches and methodologies tailored to address specific client requirements
  • Manage teams, coaching and supporting team development and sharing technical knowledge across the national and global PwC network
  • Assist and take part in various internal initiatives (such as digitization, industry specialization, etc.) and in business development

The Requirements

  • 13+ years of extensive experience within the M&A space, preferably from a professional services background
  • Significant experience working on buy side, sell side, and vendor due diligence transactions within the MENA region, specifically UAE and Saudi Arabia
  • Specializing in providing transaction advisory services primarily focused on performing due diligence services within a variety of sectors -working on the largest SWFs in the Middle East would be considered an asset
  • Understanding the processes in due diligence work including dealing with risk management processes and procedures
  • Eager to develop internal and external networks, and willingness to adopt a business development mindset
  • Hands on experience working with large corporate clients and PE houses
  • CPA, ACCA, or Chartered Accountant or equivalent certification required
  • Ability to deliver significant business results that reflect strategic and creative thinking and individual initiative
  • Confident to manage multi-resource engagements: using work plans to manage day-to-day execution, removing roadblocks, proactively asking for help, effectively communicating up, down, and laterally
  • Comfortable providing direction, coaching, and guidance to junior resources
  • Excellent writing, communicating, facilitating, and presenting capabilities for all levels of audiences
  • Committed to developing client relationships with existing and potential clients
  • Proven ability to manage project workflows and deliver on time, take ownership of tasks and assignments, and accept responsibility for outcomes
  • Experienced at preparing and/or coordinating complex written and verbal materials
  • Arabic speaking considered a plus
  • Your flexibility to travel 20% of the time. This means we may require you to work away from your base office location on a regular basis and frequent overnight stays may be required. Where possible, we will take your preferences into account and strike a balance between meeting your career development/personal needs and those of the business and our clients

Why you’ll love PwC

We’re inspiring and empowering our people to change the world. Powered by the latest technology, you’ll be a part of amazing teams helping public and private clients build trust and deliver sustained outcomes. This meaningful work, and our continuous development environment, will take your career to the next level. We reward your impact, and support your well-being, through a competitive compensation package, inclusive benefits, and flexibility programs that will help you thrive in work and life. Learn more about us at

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