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Senior Consultant - Senior Manager, Transaction Accounting, Rapid Innovation Team, Karachi

From small businesses to some of the world's best-known brands, our clients across the MENA region count on reliable financial statements, information and processes to inform their on-going strategies. More than ever, business is about interpreting and reacting to complex data - and they look to us for advice and services they can trust every time. You will use your professional skills and experience to make it happen, by supporting our MENA based EY Member Firms to serve clients in the MENA region across a broad range of industries and responsibilities.

Our tailored services help build trust and confidence through transparency, clarity and consistency.

EY Rapid Innovation

As a Multinational Member Firm in the EY network, Rapid Innovation, based in Karachi, exclusively provides its services to MENA based EY Member Firms to support audit and non-audit engagements across the MENA region, excluding Pakistan. The work is executed remotely by working virtually with our MENA onshore teams and sometime may require travel to MENA EY offices.

The opportunity

The recent disruptions to businesses globally have given rise to the increase in financial and technological innovations. Such innovations are now driving the M&A markets with the global rise of Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs), acquisitions and divestments. Given the increase in such M&A activities the importance of accurate and complete accounting and reporting increases, with regulators becoming ever vigilant.

Our MENA based EY Member Firms are seeking talented individuals with a grounding in technical accounting who are willing to use their professional skills and experience to deliver on large, global and complex transaction accounting engagements. In return, our MENA based EY Member Firms will provide access to growing, global and innovative projects to support a sound and exciting development journey.

This opportunity will provide extensive experience in working with a range of MENA and US EY colleagues.

Your key responsibilities

As a Senior Consultant / Assistant Manager / Manager / Senior Manager, you will work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients with their complex transaction accounting and reporting needs.

Skills and attributes for success

Pro- activity, accountability and results- driven people will flourish in this environment. Dealing with competing priorities, delivering to challenging deadlines, understanding how to manage resources and communicating effectively are key skills. This will have a huge impact on those around you and help promote a positive work ethic.

To qualify for the role, you must have
  • Qualified accountant (CPA, ACA, ACCA)
  • 5+ years' experience demonstrating exposure to technical accounting under US GAAP or IFRS
  • Sound understanding of M&A and Transaction accounting and reporting requirements
  • The ability, and willingness to travel within the Middle East where project requirements dictates
  • The ability, and willingness to amend working hours to match either MENA or US time zones
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a relevant subject such as Finance, Accounting, Engineering and a professional certification

Ideally, you'll also have
  • 3+ years' experience from a Big 4 accounting firm, ideally within the Capital Markets or Transaction accounting teams
  • CPA qualified with a working knowledge of US GAAP

What we look for

We are interested in entrepreneurs who have the confidence to develop and promote a brand-new strategic vision both internally and externally. You will be business savvy with a passion for innovation as well as the motivation to create your own EY journey. Most importantly, you will have a global mindset and bring this to your engagements.

What we offer

We offer a competitive compensation package where you'll be rewarded based on performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. Plus, we offer:
  • Continuous learning: You'll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • Success as defined by you: We'll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Transformative leadership: We'll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You'll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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