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IFS - Merc Finance - Business Planning and Financial Reporting Analyst - Senior Associate - Qatar

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 Were 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

Line of Service

Internal Firm Services

IndustrySector

Not Applicable

Specialism

IFS - Finance

Management Level

Senior Associate

& Summary

A career within Finance Consulting services, will provide the opportunity to work alongside CEOs, CFOs, controllers and treasurers to optimise the structure of their finance functions and improve their contribution to the business We support our clients by addressing the challenges of achieving appropriate standards of control, efficient back office opportunities and support to the business through insight and challenge

Experienced BUC required, being responsible for supporting the business operations of one or more mediumlarge practices, for all processes from project kick-off to project closure The role involves daily operations & processes, community building, support of sales and people processes

The right candidate will offer strategic support and handle operations for practice financials and account management in liaison with the BUs Partners, Directors and Business Unit Finance Analyst Candidate must be comfortable working with numerous internal support departments on projects relating to our people, marketing & knowledge management

The successful candidate will report predominantly to the Business Unit Leader and BU COO, Partners and Directors

You will also report to the Advisory Finance team leader, providing updates which will go directly to the Middle East Consulting Leadership Team (CLT)

Your local Finance Manager will provide guidance regarding compliance with relevant territory policies and procedures

Business acumen

Provide a service directly to the Business Unit Leader in the provision of verified BU data, information and reports and particularly KPIs Support the BUL as required in addressing business opportunities and development Through observation and understanding of the operation of the BU, contribute improvement and development ideas and proposals as appropriate Support BU growth by the organisation of various internal and external business unit activities as agreed with the BUL Specifically plan and prepare quarterly business review meetings, practice meetings, and monthly team meetings to include logistics, agenda creation, meeting support, and report creation

Ensure that all compliance requirements for new engagements and contracts are met fully and exceptions reported

Set up new opportunities, engagements and contracts and maintain existing ones using the firms iPower CRM (no longer ClientStream) and finance systems Obtain new job codes and ensure correct use throughout the life of engagements New jobs are to be scheduled in Retain and resourcing issues reportedresolved Update status as needed

Relationships

Work closely with peers and team members at all levels, sharing knowledge and providing support where needed

Technical capabilities

On a monthly basis, analyse and report (vs budget) project revenue across territories for each partner and for the BU Maintain billing, provisions and adjustments as necessary and to contractpolicy Maintain a dialogue with the Finance team in order to reconcile and verify reported data Maintain accurate records of backlog, reconcile and report to Finance monthly Reconcile the backlog against actual data after each rollover

Enter own time and expenses in accordance with firms policy and monitor BU staffpartner performance reporting any issues to the relevant partners particularly drawing attention to backlogs and potential consequences

Decisions made by job holder on own account

Monitor and review net investment with the partner(s) across the portfolio monthly, taking action as directed

Ensure that all compliance requirements for new engagements and contracts are met fully and exceptions reported

Assist with the creation of annual budgets for the BU, together with regular forecasts and reviews Particularly monitor changes to headcount and maintain accurate records reporting variances against budget and guidelines

Monitor engagements and contracts to ensure accurate and timely recording of time and expenses to correct codes and billing in accordance with the letters of engagement Monitor net investment and specifically WIP and debtors and report issues and risks accordingly Monitor older WIP and confirm the billing plan Monitor older debts and ensure that relevant partners are aware of unpaid debts and potentialactual provisions Ensure that there is activity to chase overdue debts

Ensure coordination of Inter-territory engagements projects monitoring WIP and billing and overall engagement performance, raising issues with the partner where appropriate

Plan and manage events conferences providing a complete hosting service as required such that all objectives are met

Whole leadership

Deal proactively with incoming calls and correspondence providing correct responses and solutions Prepare and format documents according to the firms standards using the correct branding Manage documentation in an orderly and systematic way so that related documents and communications can be easily retrieved in future

Essential skills & attributes

Has the competencies to perform the BUCs role effectively

Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as basic presentation skills

Affinity to work with quantitative data, good analytics

Organizational talent Ability to work within a fast-paced & unstructured environment Must be able to multi-task and effectively and continually prioritise

Service-orientated attitude, proactive thinker, networker, information seeker, team player

Excellent time management, communication and organizational skills

Extensive knowledge of relevant computer software (eg Microsoft Office), Excel, PowerPoint and Lotus Notes

Willingness and interest to frequently interact with and reach out to Partners, Principals and the team and to engage in limited travel for team meetings, training, etc

Ability to interact efficiently with senior members of the firm across multiple time zones


REQUIREMENTS

Desirable skills experience

4-5 years relevant experience

Background in finance or accounting preferred

Experience in consulting preferred

Understanding of the Firms marketing and business development and the Firms Service Offerings

Education

University Degree

Travel REQUIREMENTS

0%

Available for Work Visa Sponsorship

Yes

Government Clearance Required

Yes

Profile Summary

Type:Company Job

Deadline:18th Mar 2020

Company Profile

PwC firms help organizations and individuals to create the value theyre looking for.
Were a network of firms in 158 countries with close to 169,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. PwC is the brand under which member firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited (PwCIL) operate and provide services. Together, these firms form the global PwC network.
In our 3 key areas of business or Lines of Service Assurance, Tax, and Advisory we work with our clients from business start ups to the worlds leading organizations to measure, protect and enhance the things that matter most to them.
We help our own people to learn, discover, develop and make a real difference all the way through their working lives. And we have big ambitions to grow.
PwC Middle East Region is part of what we call the Central Cluster and includes the UK, Europe and Africa as well as the Middle East. The region consists of 12 markets - UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Libya, Iraq and Palestine.
PwC has been established in the region for over 40 years, we already employ over 4500 people and we are on course to become the Middle East number one professional service firm.



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