Grant Thornton UAE

Senior Associate (Arabic Speaking)

Abu Dhabi, UAE
Competitive salary
17 Jul 2019
22 Jul 2019
Approved employers
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Contract type
Full time

The Role:
Grant Thornton UAE has experienced continued growth and presence within the regional market. We are now seeking to add to our Abu Dhabi team, and are therefore seeking an Arabic speaking Senior Associate to work within our Assurance department in Abu Dhabi.

The Senior Associate will be expected to:

  • Apply their knowledge to resolve routine issues and propose solutions to more complex ones
  • Lead a small team on delivery of specific projects and assignments
  • Delegate effectively to others, oversee outputs and ensure that quality is maintained
  • Coach and support other team members in developing their understanding of the straightforward aspects of their discipline and delivering output
  • Expand their internal and external network
  • Be responsible to train and coach Associates
  • Technically, be able to draft financials, control completion documents and identify high risk areas of audit as defined at planning stage
  • Understand and utilize Grant Thornton’s Audit Methodology


  • Knowledge and ability to use proficiently standard office software’s, including word-processing, databases and spreadsheets
  • Well-developed organization and time management skills, and the ability to work on own initiative, accurately to tight deadlines, and to prioritize between conflicting demands
  • Ability to coach and develop junior members of the team
  • Strong communication and project management skills

Required Experience and Qualifications:

  • Two to five years of current and/or recent financial statement audit experience within a public accounting firm
  • BA/BS degree from an accredited college/university
  • Licensed CPA/ICAP/ICAI/ICAEW/ACCA or actively pursuing the qualification
  • Exposure to providing audit services to clients across a variety of industries
  • Working knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and International Auditing Standards (IAS)
  • Willingness and ability to travel
  • Arabic speaking mandatory

Salary: Competitive

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