Consulting - Finance - Government Accounting and Reporting - Director (Riyadh/Abu Dhabi)

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Job Description & Summary

PwC Middle East Overview

Established in the region for over 40 years, PwC Middle East employs over 4,000 people across 12 countries: Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Palestine and the United Arab Emirates. 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.

Business Unit Overview

Due to the growth of our government reporting consulting team, we currently have an opportunity for an ambitious and highly motivated Director with a proven track record of high-quality delivery of client projects,  strong technical knowledge and a commercially rounded mindset, and an ability to work in a demanding project and transformation environment. We would like to hear from Managers with experience of working on transformation projects around accrual accounting conversion under the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (“IPSAS”) framework and ability to support optimising the balance sheets of government entities converting from cash basis of accounting to accrual under privatization mandates.


As a Director, 

  • You will be expected to contribute to building and continuous refreshing of the long-term vision and strategy to continue growing the business. You will also take ownership in business development activities and shall start pursuing opportunities and leading their delivery; 

  • As a director, you will be expected to lead team members driving excellence, meet with the team strategy and required KPIs, and be active on business development and thought leaderships about specific accounting matters.

  • You will be required to possess strong project management skills (PMP) as the delivery role requires senior client and stakeholder management, project budgeting and finance management, coaching and resource management on high profile clients. 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 keep on developing your personal skills  taking a keen interest in trends in digital delivery and technology and the impact on the cash to accrual conversion exercises with the government clients so you can help shape their thinking and our success in the market

  • You will be expected to manage a global mindset and ability to connect with other colleagues across the consulting line of services and other Line of services within PwC, so we can bring to our clients high value multidisciplinary solutions 

  • You will be expected to design, structure and tailor potential solutions to our government taking into account the public finance framework requirements, IMF requirements and the existing finance laws within the government to ensure our recommendations add value to our clients. 

  • You will be expected to stay on top of the existing IPSAS and IFRS standards, and the relevant exposure drafts that could result in shaping the structure of the government to optimise the value of those standards managing the government.

  • You will be expected to lead, coach, train and mentor junior staff, and support their growth and drawing their career path 


  • 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. 

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in relevant subject areas such as Public Administration, Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, etc. MBA is a plus.

  • Mandatory qualifications: The following qualification(s) are mandatory for the candidate to perform the role –CPA, ACA, ACCA (or equivalent).

  • Preferable qualifications: The following qualification(s) are preferable and beneficial for the candidate to perform the role: PMP, PFM related certificates

  • Years of Experience: 10+ years of relevant experience in IPSAS, IFRS, cash to accrual conversion, preferably within a professional services environment.

  • In-depth understanding of public finance management and government accounting and reporting

  • Strong interest and passion for developing people and working collaboratively.

  • Excellent organisational skills, having the ability to prioritise workload whilst being resilient and being able to cope well under pressure and meeting tight deadlines.

  • Proven soft skills in the following–Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.

  • Language Skills: Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).  Arabic speaking is mandatory, fluency in English is preferred.

  • The ability and willingness to work in KSA.

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Travel Requirements

Up to 60%

Available for Work Visa Sponsorship?


Government Clearance Required?


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Job information

Firm: PwC

Location: Riyadh