PwC Middle East

IFS - Finance - Finance Transformation Senior Associate - Jordan

Location
Amman, Jordan
Salary
Not disclosed
Posted
18 Sep 2020
Closes
18 Oct 2020
Ref
147951WD
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Description

At PwC, we measure success by our ability to create the value that our clients and our people are looking for. Our reputation lies in building lasting relationships with our clients and a focus on delivering value in all we do. We’re a network of firms in 158 countries with more than 236,000 people who are committed to delivering world-class capabilities and quality in assurance, tax and advisory services.

Established in the region for 40 years, PwC Middle East employs over 4,200 people across 12 countries. Complementing our depth of industry expertise and breadth of skills is our sound knowledge of local business environments across the Middle East region. Our tailored solutions help our clients meet the challenges and opportunities of doing business in the Middle East market and beyond.

Job Description & Summary

A career in Finance, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to help PwC in all aspects of our Finance internal function including financial planning and reporting, data analysis, and assisting leadership with overall strategy. You’ll focus on recording and analysing financial transactions, paying and receiving invoices, maintaining financial statement ledger accounts, and preparing analysis and reconciliations of bills to detect fraud.

Our Process Improvement and Management team helps identify opportunities and utilise lean methodologies that facilitate process improvement and efficient resource management. As part of our team, you’ll help evaluate existing systems within accounts receivable and payable, financial management and merchandise chargebacks to identify optimisation opportunities.

PwC Middle East employs 6,000 people, operates across 12 countries and is part of the global PwC network. The Finance Transformation team is responsible for working with Finance Leadership and wider stakeholders to deliver the Finance transformation strategy for PwC Middle East.

The key focus of the team is to align Finance with the overall firm strategy in order to become more efficient and provide better service to both internal and external customers.

The Finance Transformation Senior Associate will support the Finance Transformation leadership to deliver priority Finance transformation projects which will cover all aspects of people, process and technology across 12 countries.

Project Leadership and delivery

Support the Finance Transformation leadership to deliver priority Finance transformation projects. This will include:

  • Working with key stakeholders to define and manage project scope, deliverables, phasing, timelines, resources and budget.
  • Process redesign in line with lean six sigma principles.
  • Utilisation of technology to maximise process efficiency, manage risks and implement control through system implementation, enhancements, integration and automation.
  • Organizational redesign and transitioning from as-is to a to-be operating model.
  • Change management both within Finance and across the business.
  • Champion collaborative discussion, decision making, and problem solving.

Project Management

Support the Finance Transformation leadership to:

  • Ensure agreed scope, quality, timescale and budget are met and take action where these deviate from agreed tolerances.
  • Make sure appropriate project governance is in place and approved project management methodologies are followed.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.
  • Identify, assess and manage risks to the success of the project.
  • Ensure customer oriented and economically beneficial project implementation.

Stakeholder Management

  • Management of, and interaction with, stakeholders throughout the organisation from colleagues within Finance and other internal functions as well as client facing teams to ensure successful project delivery and effect lasting change.

Learning & Growth

  • Responsible for the continuing professional development of self.

Education and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Certified accounting qualification e.g. ACCA, CPA or equivalent.
  • Lean six sigma qualified, green belt minimum preferred.

Language

  • Fluency in spoken and written English, proficiency in Arabic would be an advantage.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Overall Experience

  • 4+ years of experience in a Finance function / Finance transformation role.
  • Professional services experience preferred.

Specific Experience

  • Proven work experience in supporting the delivery of projects that delivered value to the business resulting in measurable business outcomes.
  • Good knowledge of accounting and financial reporting processes in a multinational environment, shared service centre experience preferred.

Technical Skills

  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Strong financial, analytical and accounting skills.

Soft Skills

  • Ability to take ownership of tasks and meet deadlines, solving problems and taking decisions as necessary.
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking.
  • Consultative and collaborative working style creating a culture of accountability and sharing.
  • Customer service mindset.
  • Ability to maintain strong working relationships across the organization
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Ethical conduct.

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