Audit & Assurance l Assurance l Senior Manager l Qatar

Qatar | Audit & Assurance | Posted on 18-May-2023

Position Summary

 Assurance Senior Manager

Accounting and Reporting Advisory (ARA) - Senior Manager

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 addition to our opportunities in audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory, we offer a variety of careers in Internal Client Services (ICS) considered essential to the growth of the Firm. Whether in Human Resources, Finance or PR, a career in ICS with Deloitte & Touche ME will give you the opportunity to join a firm undergoing rapid expansion in a region of fast-paced growth. Your role will not just put your passion for creative solutions to the test, it will provide you with an environment to grow and build a career based on excellence.

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:

• Lead the way
• Serve with integrity
• Take care of each other
• Foster inclusion
• Collaborate for measurable impact

In your role as an Accounting and Reporting Advisory (ARA) - Senior 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:

 Key responsibilities:
• 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
• Identify and lead integration of overseas resources to drive efficient execution
• 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
• 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
• Provide technical accounting advice, prepare or review accounting memorandum and manage projects such as financial statements and accounting policies review, issuance of accounting commentary or opinion (on matters such as business combinations, acquisitions / divestments, financial instruments and consolidation), IFRS impact assessment and Hedge accounting.
• 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.
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: • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance, Accounting or Economics and strong academic credentials
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team • Ability to prioritize tasks and work on multiple assignments • Demonstrated problem solving skills and strong communication skills • Fluent in both Arabic and English (reading, speaking, and writing)
• 10 years of public accounting or equivalent experience
• 4 years of experience in managing and supervising teams
• Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field
• Structuring Accounting
• Technical accounting advisory experience
• Corporate Treasury experience
• CPA/CA/ACCA certification
• Travel up to 50% (While up to 50% of travel is a requirement of the role, due to COVID-19, non-essential travel has been suspended until further notice.)
• Experience in researching and clearly documenting accounting issues and applicable accounting standards
• 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
• 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
• Good project and time management skills
• Good 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
• Prior experience in identifying, preparing and participating in proposals for new client and projects an advantage
• Prior experience in financial reporting and SEC requirements of IPOs is an advantage
• Knowledge of IFRS or other international accounting standards an advantage
• Strong presence in the marketplace and ability to network and build lasting relationships
• Ability to work efficiently and effectively in a virtual environment