Assurance - Other Assurance Services - Accounting Advisory - Senior Associate - Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Sep 05, 2019
Sep 09, 2019
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description & Summary
Due to the rapid growth of our Accounting Advisory Services team, we currently have opportunities for ambitious and highly motivated Senior Associates with a proven track record of high quality delivery of client projects. We would like to hear from Senior Associates with experience of working in the enterprise asset management consulting space, with specific focus on the following areas:
•\tFixed asset register creation and reconstruction including componentisation and useful life assessment
•\tPlant and equipment appraisal and tangible asset valuation for various purposes including financial reporting, mergers, acquisitions and disposals
•\tFixed asset analytics including data collection, reconciliations and classifications
•\tFixed asset capital expenditure optimisations, cost projections and operational Key Performance Indicators Business process reviews & technology / systems implementations, specifically focusing on the fixed asset function of the organisation
•\tFixed asset policies and procedures including capitalisations, additions, transfers, tracking and disposals

  • You will be required to participate as an individual contributor and team member with senior Accounting Advisory practitioners and other professionals (e.g. auditors) on complex accounting- and financial reporting matters.
  • Applying valuation approaches and methods to develop valuation models, including: gathering cost and market information, data analysis, financial modelling and report writing.
  • Developing yourself personally, taking a keen interest in trends in financial reporting standards and enterprise asset management and the impact on our clients so you can help shape their thinking and our success in the market
  • The role also requires that the candidate is able to collaborate with colleagues across different competences within our global team (e.g. fixed asset tagging & verification experts) to bring our clients high value solutions
  • Based on clients' requirements the candidates will provide practical risk and control focused functional Oracle ERP expertise to discuss and design potential solutions, or will quality assure and recommend changes to designs provided by other parties.
  • Working with colleagues in all Middle Eastern offices on client work and internal initiatives as well as with international teams where appropriate.
  • As a Senior Associate in the team, the role requires you to build relationships to create exceptional client and people experience, working effectively as part of a diverse delivery team and delegating tasks effectively and providing coaching and direction to more junior team members.
  • The role sits within a rapidly growing part of PwC's Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) team within our Accounting Advisory Middle East practice. You will be an integral part of the team responsible for the delivery of a variety of EAM solutions across a range of sectors. You will have access to all of the latest training and development tools and the support of the wider PwC network.
  • The candidate will be achievement oriented with the ability to be flexible and adaptive on a daily basis. They will be able to work independently and as part of a team with a fast pace and a high energy that will translate into a high quality output.
  • Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in relevant subject areas such as Engineering Accounting & Financial Management to provide a bridge between a client's technical and financial teams
  • Preferable qualifications: The following qualification(s) or studying towards these qualification (s) are preferable and beneficial for the candidate to perform the role: CA, CPA, ACCA, CFA or CIMA.
  • Understanding of International Financial Reporting Standards, with specific focus on IAS 16 "Property, Plant and Equipment", IAS 36 "Impairment of Assets", IFRS 13 "Fair Value Measurement".
  • Knowledge of enterprise asset management standards such as ISO 55000.
  • Identify issues and utilise problem solving and analytical skills to propose solutions.
  • A proven track record in working effectively in multi-national and multi-cultural teams in a variety of environments and countries.
  • Exposure to previous enterprise asset management projects, preferably in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in a consulting capacity.
  • Strong passion for client service delivery and collaborative team work.
  • Excellent organisational skills, having the ability to prioritise workload whilst being resilient and being able to cope well under pressure and meeting tight deadlines. The role offers some flexibility in working hours, depending on the specific projects and client delivery expectations.
  • Proven IT skills in the following programmes: Microsoft Office, with proven advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Language Skills: Excellent communication skills (verbal and written). Fluent in English but multilingual Arabic speaker preferable.
  • The ability and willingness to travel within the Middle East and worldwide where the project dictates.
  • Years of Experience: 3 - 5 years of relevant experience in finance & accounting consulting, with a specific focus on enterprise asset management and/or valuation, within fixed asset intensive industries in compliance with the applicable accounting & financial reporting standards, preferably within a professional services environment.