SC / AM, Data Strategy and Governance, FAAS, Riyadh - #29142


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Riyadh
Contract type: Full time

Senior consultant / Assistant Manager, Data Strategy and Governance, FAAS, Riyadh

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.

This role will be based on our Centre of Excellence in Karachi, Jordan, Beirut, Egypt and Riyadh and will remotely support MENA client engagements. Based on business need travel will be a requirement.

The opportunity

This opportunity is within our Data & AI team and provides advisory services focused on Data Strategy and Data Governance.

As a Data Strategy and Governance professional, you will help businesses define their overall data strategy, identifying and segmenting their data landscape into different business domains, define the data model (logical and technical) for each domain, and identify the strategic AI-ML and Advanced Analytics use-cases in order to monetize their data. Enable value as an asset would require the application of known global data governance framework such as DAMA, and also local regulations such as NDMO for KSA. The consultant will have a broad set of skills working together with data scientists, data architects and data engineers, to ensure that the frameworks have a solid roadmap and concrete deliverables, and clients can satisfy the regulatory requirements for data.

In this fast- moving new space you will be the main driver in identifying clients and business development.

Your key responsibilities

In this exciting new role as a Senior consultant / Assistant manager you will be responsible for managing up to two projects alongside senior business leaders such as Directors and Partners, and enable clients to determine a FAAS strategy that appropriately addresses risk and manages client expectations relating to deliverables. Provide client advisory in the context of data driven transformation, solution validation, test scenario development and data migration. Develop business process and target operating model that are heavily enabled using data technologies.

The role will also involve ensuring work is delivered timely and in compliance with regulatory requirements, delivering effective execution of the FAAS service delivery framework, working with other service lines in providing an integrated service delivery and monitoring the FAAS engagement team's performance against the budget. You will identify and communicate relevant trends, developments and key performance drivers relevant to the client, consult with appropriate resources on complex accounting issues and 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 4 to 5 years of related work experience
  • Data Certifications are a plus even if not a must for the role if real experience is demonstrated through work experience.
  • Demonstrated work experience of at least 4+ years in a global consulting firm.
  • Established track record of business development, practice management and team development.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and supervise teams through all phases of the project lifecycle, including requirements definition, business re-engineering, and application mapping.
  • Awareness about emerging technologies like ChatGPT, LLM, Cloud, Data Fabric, Data Mesh
  • Strong technical skills and recognized cautious risk management ability.
  • Deep understanding of the client's industry and marketplace
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel on short notice, as necessary.

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Track record with a leading consulting firm
  • Proficiency in the Arabic language

What we look for

We are interested in ambitious leaders, who want to grow within the organization, are team players and are passionate about impacting clients and communities through the application of data and advanced technologies. We are interested in leaders with entrepreneurial mindset, who are accountable for their business results, and can help grow a new generation of talents within the organization.

What we offer

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. Plus, we offer:

  • Continuous learning:
    You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

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

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