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Senior Translator - Strategy and Transaction

Ernst & Young

Amman, Jordan

Ref: NP946-1694

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

The Opportunity

As a Senior Translator, you will provide high-quality translation services to both internal and external clients, with fast turnaround time. You will also support and enable a team of translators who will convert written documents from English to Arabic and vice versa while maintaining the precise meaning of the original text.

The role is based in Amman and will be part of our Strategy and Transactions team.

Your Key Responsibilities

• With in-depth knowledge of the English/Arabic language, perform translation of written text from English into Arabic (and vice versa) in various business and activities (reports, proposals and other engagement deliverables)
• Translate a variety of material, particularly formal, legal and technological documentation, with attention to fact and nuance, so that the intent and tone of the original meaning is preserved
• Edit, standardize, proofread, revise and finalize translated material prepared by other translators
• Review of all assigned tasks before sharing with the requesters
• Organize translated material and finalize translation according to set standards regarding order, consistency, clarity, conciseness, style, and terminology
• Research Business, legal and technical and phraseology pertinent to the assigned projects
• Consult with experts in specialist areas in order to retain and develop professional knowledge on such areas of translation
• Advise clients and translation team members about matters of English custom, culture and protocol
• Create writing instructions, reference and maintenance manuals for the translation team

Skills and Attributes for success

• Managing several assignments and priorities at the same time in order to deliver on business commitments without any delay
• Obtaining and presenting specialized information within strict accuracy, format requirements and timeframes will be key to being successful in this role
• Being able to meet the standard daily productivity of translation +10 page per day (250 words per page) depending on the technicality and complexity of the source content
• Making appropriate term base research
• Sharing knowledge and expertise with colleagues
• Receiving good feedback on translation and meeting expectations of all requesters and stakeholders

In addition, knowing the policies, procedures and practices of EY as well as being aware of the role requirements and how it impacts the business


To qualify for the role, you must have

• Bachelor's degree in the English Language or translation
• 4-6 years of Financial translation experience within the banking and/or Financial institution
• Ability to use the translation tool to deliver fast and quality translation in very efficient and timely manner
• Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint
• Fluent, business level English and Arabic language
• Skills (both written and spoken)

Ideally, you’ll also have

• Experience with translating Saudi CMA related documents is a plus
• Experience or understanding of the Professional services or similar environment

What we look for

We are looking for a qualified candidate, who possesses highly specialized knowledge and background of technical and business transaction translation as well as understands how to manage resources and communicate effectively.

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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