Job description / Role
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.
We focus on helping solve client problems by offering both strategic and operational deep Finance and Accounting industry expertise. We pride ourselves on building long-lasting relationships with companies and organizations, to bring the best insights and solutions to help them tackle whatever critical issues they may face. Our FAAS practice currently focuses on several core sectors including Government, Health Industries, Consumer and Industrial Products & Services.
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.
Sound interesting? Well this is just the beginning. Because whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.
This opportunity is within our Finance Transformation team and provides advisory services focused on finance transformations and performance improvement, and to contribute to the CFO agenda in developing the finance strategy and roadmap and align with the overall strategic goals.
Your key responsibilities
- You will work in multi-disciplinary teams for some of the biggest, and most recognized corporate brands in the MENA region.
- You will help drive their business performance by helping them to design and implement shared services, finance operating model design and implementation, business process engineering, robotic process automation and effective financial control, reporting and consolidation, cash to accrual transformation.
- You will be expected to build relationships at senior levels within client organizations: working with them to understand their business problems and priorities, consulting with your EY peers to evaluate solution options that you will be expected to design and deliver, motivating and managing your team, often across borders and always from a diverse set of backgrounds.
Skills and attributes for success
- Pro- activity, accountability and results- driven people will flourish in this environment.
- Project management and technical hands-on experience in implementation and transition of varied engagements, dealing with competing priorities and contributing to our Business development priorities.
To qualify for the role you must have
- 8+ years of relevant experience in a similar role, out of which a minimum of 5 years must be within consulting focus on finance transformation and broader finance and operational excellence consulting.
- UAE experience specifically in delivering finance and accounting services to the government and public sector is an advantage.
- Expertise in Business modelling & plan development, and in setting up strategic management functions and organizations.
- Experience in driving and reporting of large transformation projects.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a relevant subject such as Finance, Accounting, Engineering and a professional certification like ACCA, CA, CPA, CIMA or CMA; OR MBA or Master's in Finance would be an advantage.
- The ability and willingness to travel within the Middle East and worldwide where the project requirement dictate
Ideally you'll also have
- Track record with a leading consulting 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
As a global leader in assurance, tax, strategy, transaction and consulting services, we're using the finance products, expertise and systems we've developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better.
If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
Build your legacy with us.
About the Company
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.
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The MENA practice of EY has been operating in the region since 1923. For over 95 years, we have grown to over 7,500 people united across 21 offices and 16 countries, sharing the same values and an unwavering commitment to quality. As an organization, we continue to develop outstanding leaders who deliver exceptional services to our clients and who contribute to our communities. We are proud of our accomplishments over the years, reaffirming our position as the largest and most established professional services organization in the region