Accounting and Reporting Advisory - Assistant Manager

Deloitte & Touche (M.E.)

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: KP054-1672

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Deloitte , established globally in 1845, is the world's largest and leading professional services firm, providing audit and assurance, tax, consulting, financial advisory, and risk advisory services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. We are present in more than 150 countries, and as the world's largest management consulting business, Deloitte is distinct in its ability to help clients solve their most complex problems, from strategy to implementation.

Deloitte has a proud legacy in the Middle East region, with an uninterrupted presence since 1926, and is present across 29 offices in 15 countries. Over the last 96 years, we have served as trusted advisors for clients. Deloitte's presence in the region has contributed to the advancement and growth of the professional services industry in the region.

We have received numerous awards in the last few years, such as Brand Finance's strongest and most valuable "commercial services" brand in the world (2022), the Great Place to Work® and Best Workplaces™ in the UAE (2022), the Great Place to Work® and Best Workplaces™ in the KSA (2022), and "World's Most Attractive Employers" (2022). These awards are a recognition of how Deloitte makes an impact that matters to its clients, talent, and society.

We invest in outstanding people of diverse talents and backgrounds and empower them to achieve more than they could elsewhere. Our work combines advice with action and integrity. We believe that when our clients and society are stronger, so are we. Our organization has grown in scale and diversity, providing services across the region, with our shared culture remaining the same. We aim to help clients realize their ambitions, make a positive difference in society, and maximize the success of our people. This drive fuels the commitment and humanity that run deep through our every action.

Accounting and Reporting Advisory (ARA) - Assistant Manager

In your role as an Accounting and Reporting Advisory (ARA) - Manager, you will participate in client proposals and oversee day-to-day operations of engagements. You'll closely work with the team to tackle accounting, reporting and operational issues. You will leverage your various skillsets to be an agile contributor to the practice, and you will demonstrate and develop your capabilities in the following areas:

Key responsibilities:

- Identify, prepare and participate in proposals for new clients and projects
- Be active in the marketplace and build relationships in order to grow the business
- Identify and lead integration of overseas resources to drive efficient execution
- Develop, maintain and leverage internal contacts across Deloitte businesses
- Be a trusted advisor to public and private clients to assist with accounting and financial reporting matters
- Stay connected to market trends to think through future innovative solutions
- Strengthen client relationships, liaise directly with clients to manage deliverables and deadlines and generate additional engagement opportunities through excellent quality, timely execution and a strategic approach to service delivery
- Participate in strategic firm initiatives such as the development of written materials to support new service offerings, the development and delivery of training materials, and participation in firm eminence events.
- Supervise, coach and mentor all levels of staff. Conduct performance reviews and contribute to performance feedback and training. Develop and communicate workplace culture and code of conduct.
- Provide technical accounting advice, prepare or review accounting memorandum and manage projects such as financial statements and accounting policies review, issuance of accounting commentary or opinion (on matters such as business combinations, acquisitions / divestments, financial instruments and consolidation), IFRS impact assessment and Hedge accounting.
- Assist clients with the accounting and reporting aspects of transactions including acquisitions, equity, and debt etc.
- Engaging in discussions with clients, other advisors and auditors in respect of transaction structure(s) and assisting in determining the accounting implications.
- Assist clients in preparing for and completing audits, and liaising with the auditors
- Working with other Deloitte service lines (such as Financial Advisory Services, Tax and Consulting) in delivering the accounting advisory workstream for multi-service line projects.


Leadership capabilities:

- Builds own understanding of our purpose and values; explores opportunities for impact
- Demonstrates strong commitment to personal learning and development; acts as a brand ambassador to help attract top talent
- Understands expectations and demonstrates personal accountability for keeping performance on track
- Actively focuses on developing effective communication and relationship-building skills
- Understands how their daily work contributes to the priorities of the team and the business


- Bachelor's degree in business administration, with a concentration in Finance, Accounting or Economics and strong academic credentials
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team - Ability to prioritize tasks and work on multiple assignments
- Demonstrated problem solving skills and strong communication skills
- Fluent in both Arabic and English (reading, speaking, and writing)
- 6 years of public accounting or equivalent experience
- 4 years of experience in managing and supervising teams
- Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field
- Structuring Accounting
- Technical accounting advisory experience
- Corporate Treasury experience
- CPA/CA/ACCA certification
- Experience in researching and clearly documenting accounting issues and applicable accounting standards
- Ability to read complex documents, synthesize and summarize important facts
- Ability to think creatively, problem solve and work independently on multiple engagements
- Proven experience in managing client relationships and growing the business
- Ability to manage and motivate teams with team members at all levels
- Strong on-the-job training skills and a desire to teach
- Experience working in a fast-paced, team environment
- Good project and time management skills
- Good writing skills and an ability to clearly document facts, issues and resolutions of complex accounting matters
- Good presentation skills and an ability to explain complex issues clearly and succinctly
- Prior experience in identifying, preparing and participating in proposals for new client and projects an advantage
- Prior experience in financial reporting and SEC requirements of IPOs is an advantage
- Knowledge of IFRS or other international accounting standards an advantage
- Strong presence in the marketplace and ability to network and build lasting relationships
- Ability to work efficiently and effectively in a virtual environment

About the Company

Deloitte is the world's largest and leading professional services firm, providing audit & assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory and tax and services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries, whether they are in the energy, communications, oil and gas, financial services, family businesses, healthcare, public or education sectors among others.

With a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries and territories, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and high-quality service to clients, delivering the insights they need to address their most complex business challenges. Deloitte's more than 250,000 professionals are committed to becoming the standard of excellence.

Deloitte & Touche (M.E.) is a member firm of Deloitte globally and is the first Arab professional services firm established in the Middle East region Deloitte & Touche (M.E.) is a member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) and is a leading professional services firm established in the Middle East region with uninterrupted presence since 1926 with 26 offices in 15 countries to date. What distinguishes Deloitte member firms in the Middle East is the global and regional expertise and know-how offered through specialized and highly knowledgeable talent. Deloitte aims to offer the best services to its clients through a team with more than 3,300 partners, directors and staff in the Middle East which guarantees effective communication with clients and a deeper understanding of their needs. It is a Tier 1 Tax advisor in the GCC region since 2010 (according to the International Tax Review World Tax Rankings). It has also received numerous awards in the last few years which include best employer in the Middle East, best consulting firm, the Middle East Training & Development Excellence Award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), as well as the best CSR integrated organization.

Deloitte drives progress. Our practices around the Middle East support clients become leaders wherever they choose to compete. We invest in outstanding people of diverse talents and backgrounds and empower them to achieve more than they could elsewhere. Our work combines advice with action and integrity. We believe that when our clients and society are stronger, so are we.

Our Purpose

Deloitte makes an impact that matters. Every day we challenge ourselves to do what matters most-for clients, for our people, and for society. We serve clients distinctively, bringing innovative insights, solving complex challenges and unlocking sustainable growth. We inspire our talented professionals to deliver outstanding value to clients, providing an exceptional career experience and an inclusive and collaborative culture. We contribute to society, building confidence and trust in the markets, upholding the integrity of organizations and supporting our communities.

Our shared values guide the way we behave to make a positive, enduring impact:

  • Integrity
  • Outstanding value to markets and clients
  • Commitment to each other
  • Strength from cultural diversity

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