In Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS) within Assurance, we assist our clients to address the accounting and financial reporting challenges facing their business. You will be part of a team that provides insight and services that accelerate analytics, decision-making and innovation to build a stronger and more efficient finance function. You will experience ongoing professional development through diverse experiences, world-class learning and individually tailored coaching.
That is how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.
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Our FAAS practice is one of the fastest growing areas of our business. As a result, we need for a Senior to join our team to support big scale projects across MENA ranging from IFRS conversion and implementation of new accounting standards to FSCP and financial policies and procedures support, compliance, internal audit and internal controls. This will require a high frequency of travel to other MENA countries including Iraq.
Your key responsibilities
In this role you’ll work directly with a wide range of clients across several industries to assess the impact of new accounting standards, proposed transactions or other regulatory changes. Specifically you’ll build and maintain strong networks internally and externally in order to grow the pipeline of FAAS work, report directly to Managers, Senior Managers, Directors and Partners at the planning, execution and wrap-up stages of FAAS engagements, coach and mentor junior team members and conduct performance review by contributing to performance feedback for staff and ensure work is of a high quality, delivered in a timely fashion and in compliance with EY policies.
Working with other EY locations, service lines and specialists to deliver a fully integrated service offering is integral, as is monitoring engagement economics against key financial metrics and managing the appropriate internal and external stakeholders. You’ll be expected to identify and communicate relevant trends, developments and key performance drivers relevant to the client, consult with appropriate resources on complex accounting issues and ensure that the FAAS work products meet the needs and expectations of clients. Ensuring work is delivered in a timely manner and in compliance with regulatory requirements is essential.
Skills and attributes for success
Pro- activity, accountability and results- driven people will flourish in this environment. Dealing with competing priorities, understanding how to manage resources and communicating effectively are key skills. This will have a huge impact on those around you and help promote a positive work ethic.
To qualify for the role you must have
A bachelor’s degree in finance and / or accounting
Minimum 3- years of experience writing policies and procedures and compliance or internal audit, internal controls and risk management
Proven experience with IFRS
Solid team working skills with the ability to work with different people from diverse backgrounds in the diverse FAAS team
Strong written and verbal communication, presentation, client service and technical writing skills in both English and Arabic
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, to MENA countries including Iraq
Ideally you’ll also have
CPA / CA / ACCA qualification
Track record with a leading audit firm
What we look for
We are interested in entrepreneurs who have the confidence to develop and promote a brand new strategic vision both internally and externally. You will be business savvy with a passion for innovation as well as the motivation to create your own EY journey.
What working at EY offers
Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues around
Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you