Assurance Operations & Planning Manager

Kuwait City, Kuwait
Competitive salary
23 Aug 2019
03 Sep 2019
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Contract type
Full time

High-performing companies know that confidence breeds success. That is why more and more of the world’s leading companies are choosing to work with EY. Around the world, the journey to success is governed by increasingly complex and broadening regulatory requirements and stakeholder demands. We have the courage and integrity to help you meet these demands by providing a timely and constructive challenge to management, a robust and clear perspective to audit committees, and transparent information for your stakeholders and investors.

We have invested US$1.2 billion over the last three years to make EY a truly global organization for truly global clients. We uniquely offer multidisciplinary insights across geographies, minimizing risk of conducting business in multiple cultures and jurisdictions, so we can help you efficiently navigate the global regulatory landscape. With a common, consistent strategy and structure, we serve our global and local clients with the same intensive focus on quality.

The opportunity

Working closely with the MENA Assurance Operations Leader and MENA Assurance Talent Leader to support the provision of advice and consultative guidance on all operations and talent matters that contribute to achievement of the business strategy and objectives. The role holder will be responsible for providing analysis, advice and insight that will have an impact on business performance after gathering all necessary information. They will also use their wide knowledge of policy and good practice to influence business decision making and to support successful change initiatives. The role holder will build strong internal and external networks to share good practice and market information.

Your key responsibilities

In this role, strategic partnering with the business will be essential, as you will be actively involved in business and data analysis, workforce / capacity management, planning and forecasting, talent and financial reporting. You will be responsible for developing models to analyze previous, current and future performance for support and to enable decision making. This will also require you to oversee all work to monitor compliance with project requirements and regulations, proactively maintain schedules and calendars, including extensive meeting coordination with leaders of the organization. You will set deadlines, assign responsibilities, monitor and summarize progress of project / activities, actively develop comprehensive project plans, create presentations for stakeholders on financial, operational and talent matters, updating the leadership team frequently.

This role will also serve as a liaison between internal and external contacts / clients, reviewing, prioritizing, and tracking email correspondence with discretion. You will support the preparation of meeting agendas, talking points and presentation materials, in advance of meetings or events.

Skills and attributes for success

Pro- activity, accountability and results- driven people will flourish in this environment. Dealing with competing priorities, ambiguity, understanding how to manage resources and communicating effectively are key skills. This will have a huge impact on those around you and help promote a positive work ethic.

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • A bachelors degree in Finance or HR
  • At least five years of experience in strategic planning, project management and financial analysis
  • At least five years of experience in workforce and capacity management, planning and forecasting
  • Be a super user of MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Experience assimilating and articulating data for use by C – Suite executives
  • Experience delivering detailed client reports, presentations and proposals
  • Excellent time management skills, fluent verbal and written communication skills
  • A high attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple competing priorities simultaneously
  • Effective organizational skills
  • Effective team work and coordination skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver results quickly

Ideally you’ll also have

  • MBA in finance or HR
  • Proficiency in the Arabic language
  • Experience with professional services firms

What we look for

We are interested in entrepreneurs who have the confidence to develop and promote a brand new strategic vision both internally and externally. You will be business savvy with a passion for innovation as well as the motivation to create your own EY journey.

What working at EY offers

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Build your legacy with us.

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