PwC Middle East

IFS - Finance - Country Finance Manager - Egypt

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18 Sep 2020
28 Sep 2020
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Contract type
Full time
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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 Finance Operations team manages PwC’s financial risk through financial planning and reporting, data analysis, and tactical consulting. As a part of our team, you’ll assist us with budgeting, reporting, business operations, domestic and international accounting operations, and finance strategy.

Working directly with the Country Senior Manager, this role will assume full day to day operational responsibility for execution of the Finance requirements of the relevant countries.

The role directs all local finance staff in the financial functions so that financial transactions, policies, and procedures meet the organizations short and long-term business objectives and are conducted in accordance with regulations, accounting principles, and standards.

Working with the OneFinance shared service centre to ensure that financial processing services transition smoothly and meet the business operational requirements of the country.

Primary duties and responsibilities


  • Provide leadership for country finance staff on daily basis, ensuring regular meetings as required to maintain relationships
  • Ensure all local finance requirements for country are completed in a timely and accurate manner
  • Assist with interpretation and analysis of monthly results, identifying underlying trends and areas of concern, providing value added insight into the underlying business issues impacting performance and making pro-active recommendations for remedial
  • management action
  • Optimise management of working capital, influencing behaviour changes to minimise balance sheet risk


  • Work closely with the country Senior Manager to ensure effective working with other functional areas (HC, IT, Resourcing) to maximise value added support to the business
  • Maintain a strong understanding of commercial activities within each country.
  • Lead local Finance staff to deliver best in class financial management and decision support to countries
  • Act as a communicator of best practice financial management and leading on change management actions locally to ensure fully shared and communicated to all staff effectively
  • Work with shared service centre to move transaction processing

Internal Process

  • Ensure financial management procedures are tightly managed so as to ensure a ‘no surprises’ environment
  • Ensure delivery of high quality and timely month end results, assisting with insightful commentary and interpretation thereof
  • Act as a guardian and encourage a culture and strong financial discipline across the practice, communicating and ensuring compliance with Firm/LoS policies and procedures

Learning & Growth

  • Lead, motivate and inspire the local finance staff, driving performance to a new level to focus on ongoing quality improvement, staff development and training, best practice sharing
  • and greater team working
  • Develop talent within the team by providing consistent direction and support
  • Establish a healthy work environment for employees
  • Act as a key resource and liaison to other functional areas of the business, building cross-functional relationships as needed
  • Responsible for the continuing professional development of self and junior team members


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business Administration.
  • Professional certification (CPA, ACCA, CFA, CMA, CIA)


  • Fluency in spoken and written English with excellent communication skills, proficiency in Arabic is an advantage

Overall Experience

  • 8+ years of experience in a Finance function of which at least 2 years are in a management role

Specific Experience

  • Demonstrated experience with financial accounting /management accounting
  • Experience in enforcing Financial policies in large organizations across a region

Technical Skills

  • Strong financial, analytical and accounting skills
  • Excellent level of accuracy to a high level of detail
  • Good calculation and analytical skills
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills
  • In depth knowledge of financial operations and processes, including accounting, reporting and financial control activities
  • Understanding of general/international accounting standards and practices

Soft Skills

  • Ability to influence senior management and to maintain a strong working relationship with managers across the organization
  • Good organisation and office management skills to ensure coverage of workload
  • Organization, thoroughness, eye for detail, time management skills and proactivity needed
  • Skilled in maintaining client relationships
  • Good liaison skills, with the ability to maintain geographical relationships
  • Good people management skills
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Good decision making skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ethical Conduct

Travel Requirements


Available for Work Visa Sponsorship?


Government Clearance Required?


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