Line of Service



Not Applicable



Management Level

Senior Manager

Job Description & Summary

A career in our Business Controls Risk practice, within Governance and Compliance services, will provide you with the opportunity to help companies rethink their approach to risk and create a sustainable risk advantage. We’re a part of a unique client proposition, assisting our clients develop proper internal controls by leveraging analytics and technology solutions to underpin efficient execution of governance, to optimise their risk and compliance policies and processes, and improve business performance.

Our team helps organisations rethink their approach to risk and compliance to drive strategy, capabilities and performance. As part of the team, you’ll work on developing integrated risk strategies and frameworks across all landscapes to help our clients navigate new and evolving laws, regulations, and complex industry specific compliance requirements.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a 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:

  • Encourage everyone to have a voice and invite opinion from all, including quieter members of the team.
  • Deal effectively with ambiguous and unstructured problems and situations.
  • Initiate open and candid coaching conversations at all levels.
  • Move easily between big picture thinking and managing relevant detail.
  • Anticipate stakeholder needs, and develop and discuss potential solutions, even before the stakeholder realises they are required.
  • Contribute technical knowledge in area of specialism.
  • Contribute to an environment where people and technology thrive together to accomplish more than they could apart.
  • Navigate the complexities of cross-border and/or diverse teams and engagements.
  • Initiate and lead open conversations with teams, clients and stakeholders to build trust.
  • Uphold the firm’s code of ethics and business conduct.

Functional skills needed for this role include the following.

Corporate governance:
o Design and Development of corporate governance frameworks and design of governance operating models
o Conducting governance gap assessments and maturity analysis
o Knowledge of the main codes of corporate governance (local, regional and international)
o Awareness of best practices across all major dimensions of corporate governance – i.e. board structure and operations, strategy & planning, risk management & compliance, transparency & disclosure, Corporate Governance policies (e.g. code of conduct, business ethics, RPTs, whistleblower, etc.)
o Design and development of board and committee charters
o Governance gap analysis and maturity assessments
o Awareness of subsidiary governance and the key concepts
o Conducting Governance audits

o High level awareness of related automation solutions (board governance, GRC solutions)

Operational / Organizational governance:
o Experience of having designed business operating models, including organization structuring
o Design and development of Delegation of Authorities across core functional areas such as Governance, Corporate affairs, HR, Finance, IT, Procurement, Legal & Compliance, etc.
o Organization structure development and understanding of organization design models
o Knowledge and understanding of performance management
o Working knowledge of key concepts around risk management and compliance (which are key elements of overall governance experience).

Family Governance:
o Experience of working with family business in the ME region
o Understanding of family business dynamics including the range of challenges faced in ensuring smooth transition from one generation to the next
o Knowledge and understanding of how a Family Constitution is developed including the key topics typically covered
o High level awareness of legal aspects related to family constitutions and how relevant clauses can be made enforceable.

General profile of candidate
 Experience of 8-12 years including 2+ years of Big 4 Consulting experience or a recognised consulting firm
 Wide sectoral / industry experience – we need people who are able to apply their functional skills across a broad range of industry sectors. Industry specialists are not necessarily an advantage.
 Ability to think and work independently, but at the same time to work as
a team, by ensuring that direct reports and supervisors are communicated with and kept informed.
 Strong report writing and workshop/ presentation skills – equally strong
in both areas and not one or the other.
 Understanding of project management and economics
 We need candidates who come across as personable, confident and
empathetic. This is especially so for candidates who will be exposed to
family governance where we are dealing with clients at the ownership
level including Chairmen and members of the board of directors of
some of the largest and most high profile family businesses in the ME.

Education (if blank, degree and/or field of study not specified)

Degrees/Field of Study required:

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Travel Requirements

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Available for Work Visa Sponsorship?


Government Clearance Required?


Job Posting End Date

Job ID: 178649WD

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About PwC Middle East

At PwC, we measure success by our ability to create the value that our clients and our people are looking for. Our reputation lies in building lasting relationships with our clients and a focus on delivering value in all we do. We’re a network of firms in 158 countries with more than 236,000 people who are committed to delivering world-class capabilities and quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. Established in the region for 40 years, PwC Middle East employs over 4,200 people across 12 countries. 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.