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
Within Consulting, you will be working with Finance Function Effectiveness competency, which provides advisory services focused on CFO agenda like: Finance operating model and finance transformationStrategic planning, financial planning, budgeting and reportingCorporate treasury and cash managementPublic Financial Management, including Treasury Single Account, GFMIS and Cash to AccrualEffective financial control, reporting and consolidationShared services finance and transactional efficienciesRobotic Process AutomationCosting and Cost Optimization OpportunitiesLeveraging Cloud / On Premise ERP, Treasury, EPM and Digital technologiesSupporting adoption of new accounting standards (eg. IFRS)
BU Competency and Industry Alignment
As a finance competency, you will support an Industry Verticals and we expect you to bring deep knowledge and expertise in one or more of the following industry verticals: Public SectorTelecomsIndustrial ProductsFinancial Services Oil-GasUtilities sector is required.
As a member of the Finance competency executive team (senior manager or Director depending on skills, qualifications and years of experience), you’ll be responsible to lead a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to: As a competency, you will support and to bring expertise in one or more the the Industry Verticals mentioned aboveProactively lead the practice by setting strategy, drive the development of new business in the market, and provide technical advice across disciplinesProvide finance expertise especially in the context of SAP S4H Financials and / or SAP ECC / or SAP TRMResponsible for hands-on delivery of SAP Analytics solutions (on premise, cloud based, hybrid) including SAP HANA, Business Objects, Cloud for Analytics & Digital Boardroom solutionsFunctional and technical expertise to develop SAP Analytics Cloud solutions to best address our customers' needs.Building strong networks within the firm to spot and capitalize on opportunities to get involved in projects that others are leading across a number of different business units and sectorsIdentifying and discussing key issues with our clients to identify potential opportunitiesResponsibility for a majority of day to day client communicationsResponsibility to shape and deliver various projects that exceed the expectations of our clients and our own assignment quality criteriaManage and deliver large projects by developing the project team, assessing engagement risks throughout, driving conclusions, and reviewing / challenging the output produced by the teamResponsibility for management of engagement financialsHelping to grow and develop our team through hands on training and coaching
Preferred skills You will be achievement oriented with the ability to be flexible and adaptive on a daily basis. You will be able to manage multiple work-streams in parallel and full projects, whilst demonstrating strong leadership skills to engage diverse internal and external stakeholders and manage a high-performing team.Expertise in and experience of implementing SAP S4H Simple Finance and/or SAP FICO and integration knowledge of SAP FICO with EALM, PS, MM, REFx, RAR Integrated Planning, and Other Modules is mandatoryPrior experience in SAP Analytics on Cloud products – Reporting, Predictive and Digital Boardroom scenarios, and In-Depth understanding and knowledge in SAP S/4 HANA Embedded Analytics, CDS views and enabling them to 3rd party toolsKnowledge and experience of one of the following sectors Public Sector, Telecoms, Industrial Products, Financial Services Oil-GasUtilities sector is requiredInterest and passion for developing, growing and leading a team through coaching and mentoring, as well as proactive knowledge sharing.Experience of driving and reporting on progress of large transformation projects.Excellent organisational skills, having the ability to prioritize workload whilst being resilient and being able to cope well under pressure and meeting tight deadlines.Proven IT skills in the following programs Microsoft Project, Excel and PowerPoint.The ability and willingness to travel within the Middle East where the project requirement dictates.
Minimum years experience required
8 - 12 years of relevant experience in a similar role, out of which a minimum of 3 years must be within consulting focus on finance transformation and broader finance consulting.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant subject such as Finance, Accounting and a professional certification like ACCA, CA, CPA, CIMA or CMA; OR MBA or Masters in Finance, with or without professional certification
Requirements Experience in conducting Finance Function assessments and opportunity funneling for pilotsExperience in providing process expertise for implementation in end-to-end processes (Order to Cash, Record to Report, Procure to Pay) covering design and implementationExperience in designing operating models, governance and communication frameworks within Finance FunctionGood understanding of change management and coaching needs to adopt in client environmentsExperience with implementation and/or implementation supervision of full life cycle ERP systems (SAP, Oracle, Others) Proven Track Record in Sales of Professional ServicesProven track record in Revenue Under Management (implementation oversight and control) Arabic Speaking is a plusTravel Requirements
Available for Work Visa Sponsorship? Yes
Government Clearance Required? No
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