External Audit - Manager - Riyadh

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Job Description & Summary

PwC Global Overview

With offices in 155 countries and more than 284,000 people, we are among the leading professional services networks in the world. We help organisations and individuals create the value they are looking for, by delivering quality in Assurance, Tax and Advisory services.

PwC Middle East Overview

Established in the region for 40 years, PwC has more than 6,100 people in 12 countries across the region: Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, the Palestinian territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Our regional team operates across the Middle East bringing international experience delivered within the context of the region and its culture. We can bring the collective knowledge and experience of more than 276,000 people across the entire global PwC network in advisory, assurance and tax to help you find the value you are looking for.

Audit Service Overview:

Creating value that makes a real difference to a client's business is intrinsic to the PwC audit. Quality audits that bring unexpected and far-reaching benefits do not come from an unthinking compliance mindset but from a knowledgeable, questioning, imaginative and insightful approach.

The foundation of the service we deliver is the natural blend of compliance and value. We are experts in the application of audit methodology and audit techniques and use our expertise to bring precision and economy to our clients' audits. We use our knowledge of each client, together with our position as trusted advisor, to match our approach and our solutions to their needs.Our view of our clients' organisations is broad and deep, and we look behind the numbers to consider what they mean for the business as a whole. We use the audit to explore and think more widely about our clients' businesses and the potential issues they face.This understanding enables us to offer new solutions to our clients' problems, to help them learn from what has happened and prepare them for, or better still help them avoid, issues in the future.

What you’ll create and do:

As a Manager / Senior Manager, 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:

  • Take on a professional role as part of our client-facing teams

  • Examine financial and accounting records, other documents, and/or observe certain processes and procedures being performed

  • Ask a range of questions – from formal written questions to informal oral questions – with a range of individuals at our client organizations

  • Handle conflict resolution, managing expectations of a range of stakeholders (at varying levels of seniority), both clients and internally.

  • Perform Design effectiveness walkthroughs, and test the operational effectiveness of client internal controls.

  • Make judgments on testing approaches for significant accounting estimates.

  • Verify and test financial statements and supporting disclosures.

  • Assuming a coaching performance management role that promotes staff development .

  • Join, and contribute to a high performing team that lives the PwC values.

  • Instruct milestone training courses to our staff.

  • Network in the local business community.

  • Prepare and deliver competitive audit proposals.

What you’ll bring to this role:


  • At least 6 years of demonstrated progressive experience at Manager / Senior Manager level working with a range of external audit clients in big4 firms.

  • An interest in upskilling for a digital world and technology trends, an openness to learning new tools and adapting how you work.

  • A demonstrated commitment to valuing differences and working alongside diverse people and perspectives.

  • ACCA/CPA/CA/ ACA  designation or equivalent designation is required.

  • A strong understanding of IFRS and auditing standards.

  • Experience in the design of engagement procedures based on risk and materiality.

  • Previous experience in coaching and leading engagement teams.

  • Excellent project management skills and ability to manage relationships at all levels within PwC and within the client’s organization

  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills that allow you to thrive in a team environment.

  • Bilingual proficiency in Arabic and English is considered an asset.

  • Business development and client relationship building.

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Travel Requirements

Up to 20%

Available for Work Visa Sponsorship?


Government Clearance Required?


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Firm: PwC

Location: Riyadh


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