Corporate Finance Advisory | Sports Business Group | Senior Associate

Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates | Financial Advisory | Posted on 15-May-2023

Position Summary

Dubai, Riyadh

Corporate Finance Advisory – Sports Business Group – Senior Associate

When you work for us, you commit to a career at one of the largest and most prestigious professional services firms in the world. Looking for a rewarding career? Take a closer look at Deloitte & Touche ME. You'll understand that Deloitte is a Tier 1 Tax advisor in the GCC region since 2010 (according to the International Tax Review World Tax Rankings). It has received numerous awards in the last few years which include Best Employer in the Middle East, best consulting firm, and the Middle East Training & Development Excellence Award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

In an international firm like Deloitte, our strong global presence is complemented by our local reach and market knowledge. A career in Financial Advisory Services with Deloitte Corporate Finance Limited will equip you with a deep understanding of the local and regional business landscape, enabling you to identify opportunities and risks to our clients’ businesses. In addition, your breadth of vision will be engaged, as you match our global resources to our clients’ advantage. Our FAS practice encompasses a broad range of specializations and services but whose common goal is to offer strategic services to clients throughout every phase of the economic cycle. With such a wealth of specializations, you will have the opportunity to pick the one most suited to you.

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:


         Outstanding value to markets and clients

         Commitment to each other

         Strength from cultural diversity

During your tenure as an Assistant Manager/Manager in the Sports Business Group, you will demonstrate and develop your capabilities in the following areas:

Client Delivery

  • Using knowledge and insight of the sports business market, advise clients to enable transformational change, resolving significant challenges and ultimately enhancing value and fuelling opportunities for growth.
  • Gain experience across a variety of sports advisory assignments, including but not limited to: business planning, place-based growth advisory, competition strategy, governance, financial regulations and major event advisory.  
  • Manage, or be a key contributor to, project teams to deliver an impact that matters for our clients.
  • Be comfortable working to project deadlines, adding value on high-profile and sensitive projects.
  • Work effectively in diverse teams within an inclusive culture where people are recognised for their contribution.
  • Deliver sports business, finance, and commercial analysis.
  • Develop client relationships as part of project delivery.
  • Assist in developing high-quality outputs for clients.

Leadership Capabilities:

  • Identifies and embraces our purpose and values and puts these into practice in their professional life.
  • Develops self by actively seeking opportunities for growth, shares knowledge and experiences with others, and acts as a strong brand ambassador.
  • Teams with others across businesses and borders to deliver and takes accountability for own and team results.
  • Builds relationships and communicates effectively in order to positively influence peers and other stakeholders.
  • Understands objectives for clients and Deloitte, aligns own work to objectives and sets personal priorities.


  • Experience in the sports industry, either with a rights holder e.g., club, league, federation etc. or through involvement in sports projects with a top tier professional services firm.
  • A relevant Degree or MBA.
  • Proven interest in, and understanding of, the sports business market.
  • Strong financial and analytical skills.
  • An ability to draft insightful, relevant text, delivering messaging succinctly.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, in particular Microsoft PowerPoint & Excel.
  • A committed, flexible, and team-oriented working style.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both oral and written.
  • A strong career and academic record.
  • A broader perspective of potential issues encountered when managing diverse teams and the strategies to overcome them. 
  • A clear understanding of the firm’s commitment to creating a more inclusive culture.