EY Manager - Infrastructure Asset Management in All, Saudi Arabia

Title: Manager - Infrastructure Asset Management

Location: SA-All-Riyadh

Job Number: RIY001EF

In Financial Accounting & Advisory Services (FAAS) within Assurance, we assist our clients to address the accounting and financial reporting challenges facing their business. You will be part of a team that provides insight and services that accelerate analytics, decision-making and innovation to build a stronger and more efficient finance function. You will experience ongoing professional development through diverse experiences, world-class learning and individually tailored coaching.

That is how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

Sound interesting? Well this is just the beginning. Because whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

The opportunity

Today within MENA, many of our clients are focused on their future participation in regional and global capital markets. This includes

  • Moving to globally recognized standards such as IFRS

  • Ensuring that their balance sheets give full recognition to infrastructure and fixed assets

  • Establishing comprehensive asset management systems including the development of up to date fixed asset registers that support both accounting and operational requirements:

  • Appropriate asset valuations

  • Ownership and existence of those assets

  • Deploying fixed asset technologies (such as Maximo) and other related tools (e.g. for fixed asset tagging) to ensure that all assets are understood and fully accounted for*

  • Planning for corporatization and privatization particularly in regulated businesses and utilities

This role will focus on these areas, primarily supporting clients by providing guidance and expertise.

Your key responsibilities

  • Participating and/or managing FAAS engagements

  • Collaborate with the partner, senior manager and client to determine a FAAS strategy that appropriately addresses risk and manages client expectations relating to deliverables

  • Ensure that the FAAS engagement team understands the client's needs and expectations and that the work product is client-focused, clear, accurate and well-presented

  • Ensure work is delivered timely and in compliance with regulatory requirements

  • Deliver effective execution of the FAAS service delivery framework

  • Work with other service lines in providing an integrated service delivery

  • Monitor the FAAS engagement team's performance against the budget, and alter if necessary

  • Identify and communicate relevant trends, developments and key performance drivers relevant to the client

  • Consult with appropriate resources on complex accounting issues

  • Participate in sales of new FAAS work

Skills and attributes for success

Pro- activity, accountability and results- driven people will flourish in this environment. Dealing with competing priorities, 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

  • A bachelor's degree and approximately 5 years of related work experience; or a graduate degree and approximately 4 years of related work experience

  • An undergraduate or master's degree in accounting and/or other appropriate academic major

  • Strong advisory (selling) mindset

  • Demonstrated experience within the Government Sector or Industries and Businesses with significant infrastructure and asset management requirements. A clear understanding and experience of the asset management lifecycle:

  • Acquisition – procurement, projects and construction (major and minor works), leases

  • Accounting (and taxes where appropriate)

  • Budgeting and planning, including refurbishments

  • Valuation, revaluation and impairment

  • Disposals, change in use, retirements and decommissioning

  • Assets tagging and hierarchies

  • Legal and Constructive obligation reviews

  • Maintenance and Insurance

  • Periodic asset review processes including verification

  • CPA/CA/ACCA certification

  • Strong technical skills and recognized cautious risk management ability

  • Understanding of a client's industry and marketplace

  • Strong management skills to lead teams, delegate appropriately, mentor, review performance and counsel employees

  • Fluent written and verbal English communication, presentation, client service and technical writing skills

  • Ability and comfort level in researching client inquires and emerging issues, including regulations, industry practices and new technologies

  • Flexibility and willingness to travel on short notice, as necessary

Ideally you’ll also have

  • Track record with a leading audit firm

  • Proficiency in the Arabic language

Qualifications:

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. If you have significant experience gaming technology and are passionate about improving the performance of businesses, this is the role for you.

What working at EY offers

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues around

  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career

  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

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

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