External Auditor - (Native Arabic Speaker)

KPMG Qatar


Ref: SP244-04

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

KPMG is looking for experienced Auditors to join the Audit practice in Qatar. A career in Audit at KPMG will give you a broad business perspective that can open up countless opportunities for professional and personal growth. KPMG combines a multi-disciplinary approach with deep, practical industry knowledge to help clients meet challenges and respond to business opportunities.

The role:

• Play the in-charge role on the audit engagements
• Draw initial conclusions on client queries, being alert to both commercial concerns and technical accuracy and referring upwards if necessary
• Perform fieldwork on assigned clients, assisting with the setting of budgets and pricing, scheduling audits, selecting staff and assigning workloads, developing the audit strategy, all within the KPMG Audit Methodology, and using technology tools
• Identify issues for reporting in the management letter, and other communications with management, and drafts the final documents for review by manager and partner
• Budget time allocation to assignments and explain variances from budget and collects cash on time
• Lead and manage the audit team in the field on large assignments
• Supply or attend briefings which are clearly understood on all assignments
• Ensure completion of audits/projects within agreed timescales and budgets.


• Graduate degree in Accounting or related field
• International professional qualification – CA, ACCA, ACA, CPA, CMA, CIA is preferable
• Knowledge of IFRS
• Minimum 3 - 8 years in public auditing and accounting, preferably with a Big 4 Audit firm
• Knowledge of best practice reporting and International Financial Reporting Standards
• Some experience outside the normal audit field, such as agreed-upon, accounting support and other transaction support engagements
• Experience in auditing diverse industry sectors and applications are also welcome with specialists in energy sector, Financial sector auditing
• Proficiency in Arabic language is a must

About the Company

KPMG has had a presence in Qatar for 40 years and is now one of the largest and most prestigious professional services firms in the country. KPMG in Qatar employees over 300 locally-based professional staff led by 10 partners. We recruit the best and brightest from around the world and currently over 30 nationalities.

For our clients, this means we provide Audit, Tax and Advisory services locally, drawing on the latest thinking and best practice from around the world.

We work with some of Qatar’s largest public and private sector organizations across most of the countries core industries. This gives us deep insight into the challenges and opportunities that our clients experience and a comprehensive understanding of how we can help clients to respond to these.

We bring local knowledge, international experience and industry expertise to ensure that your engagement is delivered using global best practice, tailored to the local operating environment.

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