Overview

Business Unit Overview

 

Due to the rapid growth of our Capital Markets team, we currently have opportunities for an ambitious and highly motivated Senior Consultant with a proven track record of high quality delivery of client projects. We would like to hear from a Senior Consultant with experience of working on Capital Market projects and in finance (Qualified chartered accountant preferred). Key areas required in the experience are financial reporting and regulatory compliance during IPOs /  Bond issuances including prospectus review. Any IFRS accounting advisory or financial statements reporting experience would be a plus.

Responsibilities:

 

  • You will be required to possess strong project management skills. A key part of delivery will be the creation, review and delivery of complex client deliverables which will include executive level reporting through to detailed design documentation. 
  • You will be expected to actively support Managers, Senior Managers and Directors in working on requirements and new opportunities across the region for capital markets work.
  • Developing yourself personally, taking a keen interest in trends in Capital Markets regulations, global IPOs, regional GCC IPOs and other related capital markets developments 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 the capital markets area including a thorough understanding of UK/US/European IPO/Bond issuance engagements principally relating to the content of the prospectus and review of financial information included in the prospectus on which comfort letter is issued.   
  • The role requires strong internal controls (SOX/ICFR) to be able to assess them as part of IPO readiness and to help client remediate control gaps / findings.
  • The role increasingly requires ESG reporting and Integrated Reporting experience to help companies assess their state of ESG readiness as part of IPO readiness and more broadly as well and to help them with implementing ESG reporting.
  • Working with colleagues in all Middle Eastern offices on client work and internal initiatives as well as with international teams where appropriate.
  • Working with PwC teams in the UK/US on capital market transactions involving those jurisdictions.
  • As a Senior Consultant in the team, the role includes wider practice management responsibilities which will include coaching, competency development and market eminence activities. 
  • The role sits within a rapidly growing part of PwC’s Capital Markets team within our CMAAS Middle East practice. You will be an integral part of the team responsible for the delivery of capital market projects 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.

Requirements: 

 

  • 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. 
  • Currently working as an experienced Senior Consultant in an accounting firm’s capital markets or controls and reporting team.
  • In-depth understanding of IPO listing rules in the region (UAE and KSA) and certain key international markets such as the UK and SEC rules would be a plus.
  • Experience with internal controls (SOX/ICOFR) review and implementation as part of IPO readiness or other broader projects.
  • It will be a strong differentiator if the candidate has ESG reporting experience with particular focus on assessing reporting gaps, governance/controls around ESG reporting, assessing data quality and helping companies in implementing ESG reporting using international guidelines.
  • Experience with drafting finance and governance policies and processes as part of pre IPO readiness.
  • Experience with financial modelling would be a plus.
  • 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 ability and willingness to travel within the Middle East and worldwide where the project dictates.
  • In addition to expected skills around MS word, PowerPoint, excel etc, any skills around digital tools such as Alteryx, Power BI etc would be a plus. 

Education: 

 

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in relevant subject areas such as Accounting, Finance etc.

 

Mandatory qualifications: 

 

The following qualification(s) are mandatory for the candidate to perform the role: ACA, CPA, or other equivalent qualification completed or in progress.

 

Years of Experience:

 

3-5  years of relevant experience working in the Capital Markets team of an accounting firm such as the big four supplemented by initial experience on accounting/auditing projects.

Language Skills: 
 

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Fluent in English
  • Arabic would be a key differentiator 

 

 

 

 

About PwC Middle East

At PwC, we measure success by our ability to create the value that our clients and our people are looking for. Our reputation lies in building lasting relationships with our clients and a focus on delivering value in all we do. We’re a network of firms in 158 countries with more than 236,000 people who are committed to delivering world-class capabilities and quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. Established in the region for 40 years, PwC Middle East employs over 4,200 people across 12 countries. Complementing our depth of industry expertise and breadth of skills is our sound knowledge of local business environments across the Middle East region. Our tailored solutions help our clients meet the challenges and opportunities of doing business in the Middle East market and beyond.