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Manager / Senior Manager – Financial Accounting Advisory Services

Salary: Competitive
Location: Saudi Arabia
Type: Permeant
Advertiser: Ernst & Young
Posted: 28 October 2014
Reference No.: GJM-45023
Within EY||s Assurance service line, Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS) professionals provide advisory services to a wide range of clients covering a very broad spectrum of services. We currently have a career opportunity for Manager / Senior Manager Financial Accounting Advisory Services based in Jeddah office with deep knowledge of one or more of the following competencies:
  • Corporate Treasury
  • Accounting and financial policies and procedures manual
  • Financial Statement Close Process (FSCP)
  • Consolidations support
  • Financial Reporting Design/Key Performance Indicators (KPI) reporting
  • Transaction accounting support/Purchase Price Allocations
  • Accounting processes support
  • Finance function transformation
  • Be responsible for participating and/or managing FAAS engagements.
  • Collaborate with the partner, senior manager and client to determine a FAAS strategy that appropriately addresses risk and manages client expectations relating to deliverables.
  • Participate and/or manage FAAS engagements.
  • Ensure that the FAAS engagement team understands the client||s needs and expectations and that the work product is client-focused, clear, accurate and well-presented.
  • Ensure work is delivered timely and in compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Deliver effective execution of the FAAS service delivery framework.
  • Work with other service lines in providing an integrated service delivery.
  • Monitor the FAAS engagement team||s performance against the budget, and alter if necessary.
  • Identify and communicate relevant trends, developments and key performance drivers relevant to the client.
  • Consult with appropriate resources on complex accounting issues.
  • Participate in sales of new FAAS work.
Qualification To qualify, candidates must have:
  • A bachelor||s degree and approximately 5 years of related work experience; or a graduate degree and approximately 4 years of related work experience
  • An undergraduate or master||s degree in accounting and/or other appropriate academic major
  • At least 4 years of experience working as an auditor for a public accounting firm and particular business/industry experience to meet special needs
  • Strong advisory (selling) mindset
  • CPA/CA/ACCA certification
  • Strong technical skills and recognized cautious risk management ability
  • Deep understanding of the client||s industry and marketplace
  • Strong management skills to lead teams, delegate appropriately, mentor, review performance and counsel employees
  • Strong written and verbal communication, presentation, client service and technical writing skills. Fluency in Arabic is required;
  • Ability and comfort level in researching client inquires and emerging issues, including regulations, industry practices and new technologies
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel on short notice, as necessary

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