Valuations Director, Transaction Services


Dubai, UAE

Ref: HP639-4623

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Line of Service

Not Applicable


Management Level

Job Description & Summary
Our growing Valuations team is seeking a Director to help us drive success in the UAE and broader Middle East market. As the regional market continues to expand, the opportunity for individual and team exposure is tremendous. We are looking for a driven candidate with a passion for Valuations and an ability to lead and manage a winning team. The Middle East has been witnessing unprecedented growth in the M&A market, IPO listings as well as transaction volumes in line with the regional government's ambitious growth targets.
As part of our winning Valuations team, you will provide independent valuations to help organizations unlock greater deal value and provide transparency in their financial reporting.

What to consider before applying

- This role requires the candidate to be based out of our United Arab Emirates office (Dubai).

Role Responsibilities

As a Director, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

- Performing robust business enterprise and equity valuations using the Income Approach, Market Approach and Net Assets Approach methods incorporating sector, deal and/or investment considerations.
- Interpreting the results from the various valuation methods applied and concluding on an appropriate valuation estimate.
- Performing purchase price allocations and intangible asset valuations in accordance with IFRS 3 and IFRS 13.
- Providing expert opinions of value including fairness opinions and valuation reviews of third party reports.
- Delivering high quality work products and presenting valuation findings both internally and to C-Suite level clients (where required).
- Leading, managing and motivating a team in carrying out valuation engagements.
- Managing overall project economics, billings and collections.
- Providing support to junior team members in guiding and reviewing their work outputs.
- Building a network around your peer group internally within PwC and externally.
- Working with colleagues across all lines of services to deliver valuations involving other project teams.
- Developing and presenting compelling proposals to win new projects.
- Complying with all risk and quality and administrative requirements.
- Keeping up to date with valuation technical/market developments and contributing to technical forums and other practice development initiatives.
- Although you would be based in the UAE, a degree of flexibility in traveling between regional offices may be required as part of the role.



- 12+ years of professional and proven experience with a focus on Valuations for Deals and Financial Reporting.
- CFA, qualified ACA or ACCA equivalent designations.
- A confident communicator who is able to deliver compelling messages with impact in a passionate and credible manner to influence a wide variety of audiences;
- An exceptional leader with a strong desire to coach others within their team;
- Prior exposure to and knowledge of external research databases (e.g., S&P Capital IQ) in quantifying assumptions for the use in valuation models and for general market research.
- Excellent Microsoft Excel skills (prior exposure to or experience in financial modeling).
- Eager to to build relationships with clients and teams
- Open to build collaborative working relationships at all levels, establishing credibility both internally and externally
- Advanced skills in analytical tools are preferred.
- Ability to develop strong client relationships and identify selling opportunities throughout a deal lifecycle.
- History of independently managing a team and delivering large scale projects.
- Contributing to thought leadership and business development, searching for and identifying prospective opportunities and supporting leadership in the sales process.
- Exceptional analytical and technical aptitude, possess both financial and commercial acumen and enjoy problem solving to understand the drivers of a business, analyze their data and use this to provide insight and advice to our clients.
- Have an entrepreneurial mindset and self-starter mentality and be comfortable with a degree of ambiguity with little supervision to come up with creative solutions to complex problems and develop these ideas into structured deliverable projects.
- The ability to lead multiple projects and liaise with multiple stakeholders while ensuring high quality deliverables under tight client deadlines in time pressured environments.
- Passion for innovation, technology, and new tools, and applying and developing yourself to new areas (e.g., quickly getting up to speed with tools, analytical approaches and business challenges).

Why you'll love PwC
We're inspiring and empowering our people to change the world. Powered by the latest technology, you'll be a part of amazing teams helping public and private clients build trust and deliver sustained outcomes.

About the Company

At PwC Middle East, we've set out an ambitious purpose and strive to live it everyday: to solve important problems and build trust in society.

We're a community of solvers that come together in unexpected ways to build trust and create sustained outcomes. We solve important problems, support one another as we grow, develop and build fulfilling careers.

PwC provides industry-focused services for public and private clients across Assurance and Audit, Deals, Consulting, Tax and Legal. We draw on our development legacy that brings together the collective experience of over 7,000 people in our region with offices across 12 countries to solve for tomorrow.

We're striving to consistently deliver innovative work that builds trust and delivers sustained outcomes. And we're proud of the strength that comes from all our different backgrounds and experiences and we value everyone's uniqueness. We thrive in uncertainty, operate with integrity and leverage the diverse perspectives of our teams.

If you're looking for a place that fuels your ambition to make a difference, that matches your curiosity with continuous learning opportunities and reimagines ways of working to enable you to lead a more balanced life, then you're a future PwCer.

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