As we roll out the Next Wave Strategy across EY and with our MENA Service Lines starting a new journey with a bold purpose of building a better working world by transforming business through the power of people, technology and innovation, the role of a Senior Finance Associate becomes even more critical to ensure that firm liabilities are correctly stated at any given point & balance sheet reflects the correct position of vendors.As we expand our MENA service lines, we have identified the need to have additional support in the finance functions.
Your key responsibilities: VAT reporting – you will be supporting in preparation of monthly VAT returns, general ledger (GL) reconciliation and payment allocations. This includes sample check to ensure the compliance especially with Accounts Payable. Witholding Tax (WHT) reporting - Including monthly WHT return preparation, supporting reports, GL reconciliation and payment allocation. WHT certificate to be prepared on a monthly basis.Income Tax and Zakat report – Helping the wider team with the preparation of Tax Return supporting schedulesFinancial Statements - Support in preparing schedules for external AuditBank reconciliation - Prepare monthly bank reconciliations and clear any pending uncleared transactionsRegulatory reporting - Support in managing various adhoc requirements from regulators / management reporting. Balance Sheet Supporting Schedules - Support in preparing quarterly schedules for management submission.
Skills and attributes for success: Ability to solve problems and provide credible solutionsConfident to challenge where appropriateStrong analytical and numeracy skills, with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detailGood time management skills and able to balance multiple priorities by considering risk, importance and level of urgencyEagerness to learn quickly, be proactive and share knowledgeWell-developed listening skills combined with the capability to apply judgment and seek guidance when escalation to a functional expert is appropriate
To qualify for the role, you must have: Used to working in a fast-paced environment with a strong work ethic4+ years of relevant experience ideally in a professional services firmAble to interact well with people at all levels within the firm and build strong relationshipsHaving strong knowledge of MS Office Packages. Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Word in particular.Having excellent communications and organizational skills.Detail oriented and eager to analyze and solve complex cases.Have a finance related degree, studying for an accountancy qualification or experience working for a professional service or consultancy environment.Be innovative, confident and creative thinker with ability to make quick decisions.
Ideally, you will also have A business/commercial degree or post graduate.Experience in budgeting and account forecasting.People management and development experience.Great knowledge of market activities.Good business-related experience background.
What we look for
We are looking for people who can combine, great listening skills, collaboration, influencing and commercial acumen. Being able thrive in an ever changing, diverse, multi-cultural environment where we expect exceptional quality and show passion for your work will set you up for success.
What we offer
We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. Plus, we offer: Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next. Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way. Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs. Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.
If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
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