Senior Associate – Assurance

PricewaterhouseCoopers
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ref: HP639-37
PricewaterhouseCoopers

The Role


The Role


A Senior Associate for audit services assists in the delivery of assurance services to local and multinational clients seeking creative and cost-effective solutions to their complex business problems. They are trained to specialize in industries such as technology, information, communications and entertainment; consumer and industrial products and services; financial services and/or energy.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Planning and supervision of projects and assessment of business and audit risks of clients as per the requirements of International Standards on Auditing
Preparation of financial statements as per the requirements of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
Coordinating with the clients from planning to execution stages of the projects
Developing and translating the audit strategy into effective audit procedures
Delivering the assurance service for the assignment efficiently and effectively
Reviewing work performed by less experienced personnel for sign off by Manager/Senior Manager
Generating and implementing ideas to maximise assignment profitability
Reviewing financial statements for subsidiaries/small companies to a level where no manager/senior manager or partner changes are required
Leading and management of fieldwork on clients, liaising with other departments to ensure smooth delivery of the audit process
Effectively managing the audit process with appropriate consideration of audit risk issues and accounting technical matters
Producing assignment budgets and timetables, and managing delivery against them
Delivering assurance service on time and to budget
Identifying efficiency improvements and additional billings, and identifying assurance issues and developing solutions

Requirements


Requirements


- BA or BS in Accounting.
- Strong oral and written communication skills, a commitment to exceptional client service, creative problem solving ability and a consultancy mindset. Prior Big 4 experience (preferably within the PwC network) is desired and the person must be available to travel and work in excess of standard hours when necessary.
- Arabic speaker.

Skills Preferred:
-CPA certification or be working towards it.

About the Company


About the Company


PwC firms help organizations and individuals to create the value they’re looking for.

We’re a network of firms in 158 countries with close to 169,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services..
PwC is the brand under which member firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited (PwCIL) operate and provide services. Together, these firms form the global PwC network.

In our 3 key areas of business or ‘Lines of Service’ – Assurance, Tax, and Advisory – we work with our clients from business start ups to the world’s leading organizations – to measure, protect and enhance the things that matter most to them.

We help our own people to learn, discover, develop and make a real difference all the way through their working lives. And we have big ambitions to grow.

PwC Middle East Region is part of what we call the ‘Central Cluster’ and includes the UK, Europe and Africa as well as the Middle East. The region consists of 12 markets - UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Libya, Iraq and Palestine.

PwC has been established in the region for over 40 years, we already employ over 2500 people and we are on course to become the Middle East number one professional service firm.
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