Senior Consultant – Financial Accounting & Advisory Services


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Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Job Description

In Financial Accounting & Advisory Services (FAAS) within Assurance, we assist our clients to address the accounting and financial reporting challenges facing their business. You will be part of a team that provides insight and services that accelerate analytics, decision-making and innovation to build a stronger and more efficient finance function. You will experience ongoing professional development through diverse experiences, world-class learning and individually tailored coaching.

That is how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

Sound interesting? Well this is just the beginning. Because whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

FAAS professionals provide advisory services to a wide range of clients covering a very broad spectrum of services including:

  • IFRS Conversion
  • Support, design and development of accounting and reporting policies
  • Contract accounting support
  • Accounting Compliance Reporting (ACR) Support
  • Financial statement close process support
  • Consolidation and Reporting
  • Transaction accounting and reporting; Audit Remediation and readiness

In this role you will

  • Work directly with a wide range of clients across several industries to assess the impact of new accounting standards, proposed transactions or other regulatory changes
  • Build and maintain strong networks internally and externally in order to grow the pipeline of FAAS work
  • Report directly to Managers, Senior Managers, Directors and Partners at the planning, execution and wrap-up stages of FAAS engagements
  • Coach and mentor junior team members
  • Ensure work is of a high quality, delivered in a timely fashion and in compliance with EY policies
  • Work with other EY locations, service lines and specialists to deliver a fully integrated service offering
  • Monitor engagement economics against key financial metrics and manage the appropriate internal and external stakeholders
  • Identify and communicate relevant trends, developments and key performance drivers relevant to the client
  • Consult with appropriate resources on complex accounting issues
  • Ensure that the FAAS work products meet the needs and expectations of clients are clear, accurate and well presented
  • Ensure work is delivered timely and in compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Deliver effective execution of the FAAS service delivery framework

About You

  • A bachelor's degree in finance and/or accounting. Masters would be preferred
  • At least 3 years of experience working as an auditor/consultant or technical resource for a public accounting firm
  • Strong advisory (selling) mindset
  • CPA/CA/ACCA certification (preferred)
  • Strong technical skills and recognized cautious risk management ability
  • Solid team working skills with the ability to work with different people from diverse backgrounds in the diverse FAAS team
  • Strong written and verbal communication, presentation, client service and technical writing skills
  • Ability and comfort level in researching client inquires and emerging issues, including regulations, industry practices and new technologies
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel on short notice, as necessary
  • Keen to develop technical and other attributes of assigned team members 
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