Consulting, Financial Services, Risk & Reg - Senior Consultant (Abu Dhabi/Riyadh)

Line of Service



FS X-Sector



Management Level

Senior Associate

Job Description & Summary

A career in our Risk Consulting practice, within General Consulting services, will provide you with the opportunity to help clients seize essential advantages by working alongside business leaders to solve their toughest problems and capture their greatest opportunities. We work with some of the world’s largest and most complex companies to understand their unique business issues and opportunities in an ever changing environment. We help create sustainable change by stimulating innovation, unlocking data possibilities, navigating risk and regulatory complexity, optimising deals, and aligning costs with business strategy to create a competitive advantage.

In Risk, you’ll help clients to protect their brand and enhance their commercial performance by capitalising on every business opportunity while minimising risks.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be an authentic and inclusive leader, at all grades/levels and in all lines of service. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Senior Associate, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Whilst working in the Risk team you will develop your understanding of the key methodologies, tools, practices and trends in the market and in the region. You will work collaboratively with other Financial Services experts to shape the future of our clients and to bring about positive change. You will have access to all of the latest training and development tools and the support of the wider PwC network.
  • Execute engagement activities/work-streams on day-to-day basis. Ensure strict adherence to agreed timelines
  • Ensure quality of output exceeds expectations agreed with client and Project Manager.
  • Work with colleagues in all Middle Eastern offices on client work and internal initiatives as well as with international teams where appropriate.
  • Keep up to date with current Risk function trends from the region and from across the world.
  • Handle Risk project and encourage team participation in a collaborative basis, with a focus on knowledge sharing and thought leadership.
  • Demonstrate teamwork and responsibility while working on engagement activities; stay abreast of current business and economic developments relevant to the client’s business; and use current technology and tools to enhance the effectiveness of services provided.

Sector Specific Requirements:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business, and Economics, Quantitative Analysis or other related major required.
  • CA/CFA/FRM/Masters in Financial Engineering or equivalent ideal.
  • Strong knowledge and experience of developing statistical models in R or SAS (Base SAS or EG). Certification in Base SAS will be a plus.
  • Preferable qualifications: Masters in Finance/Economics.
  • Management at a reputed Bank or Consulting Firm. As an exception 2-3 years can be considered given very specific skills.
  • Good knowledge or prior experience of working on key regulations in FS space including IFRS 9, Basel II, Basel III, MIFID, FRTB would be an added plus.

Generic Competencies:

  • The ability and willingness to travel within the Middle East and worldwide where the project dictates.
  • Strong ability to be flexible and adaptive on a daily basis.
  • Ability to understand client context (across a variety of problem areas), structure the issue and develop the fit-for-purpose solution in the areas of operations, process optimisation, strategic growth, customer experience or the like.
  • Proven strong conceptualized thinking and analytical capabilities.
  • Excellent organisational skills, having the ability to prioritise work load whilst being resilient and being able to cope well under pressure and meeting tight deadlines.
  • Proven IT skills in Excel, Word and Power point.
  • Language Skills: Excellent communication skills in English (verbal and written).

Minimum years experience required

  • 3-4 years of experience in Financial Services Risk

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Travel Requirements

Up to 60%

Available for Work Visa Sponsorship?


Government Clearance Required?


Job Posting End Date

Job information

Firm: PwC

Location: Riyadh



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