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Audit & Assurance | Assurance | Accounting and Reporting Advisory Manager - Qatar

Employer
Deloitte
Location
Doha, Qatar
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jun 8, 2024

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Job Function
Accounting/Audit/Tax
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Position Summary

Location

Doha

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.

Audit & Assurance | Accounting and Reporting Advisory (ARA) - Manager

In your r ole a s 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:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Depending on relevant experience, p rovide technical accounting advice, prepare, or review accounting memorandum s and manage projects such as :
      • F inancial statements and accounting policies review
      • I ssuance of accounting commentary or opinion (on matters such as business combinations, acquisitions / divestments, financial instruments, and consolidation)
      • IFRS impact assessment
      • Hedge accounting and financial instrument related matters
      • Finance function and Internal Financial Controls projects
      • Finance close diagnostic and improvement .

  • 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.
  • 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

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

Qualifications:

  • CPA/CA/ACCA certification
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field
  • 8 years of public accounting or equivalent experience
  • 4 years of experience in managing and supervising teams
  • Strong knowledge of IFRS is essential
  • Fluency in English and Arabic (reading, writing and speaking) is a must
  • Good project and time management skills
  • Good report 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
  • E xperience d in identifying , preparing, and participating in proposals for new client and projects
  • 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
  • Experience in researching and clearly documenting accounting issues and applicable accounting standards
  • 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
  • A bility to network and build lasting relationships
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively in a virtual environment
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work on multiple assignments
  • Structuring Accounting
  • Technical accounting advisory experience
  • Corporate Treasury experience
  • Experience in Internal Control over Financial Reporting, the COSO Framework and Sarbanes Oxley requirements
  • Experience in financial close processes, financial reporting, and financial controls
  • Prior experience in financial reporting and SEC requirements of IPOs is an advantage
  • Travel up to 50%

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