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About the job

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and motivated person to join our ambitious Regulatory Advisory team, focusing on the sub-service line of Islamic Finance Advisory. This will be a challenging and fulfilling role, where you will be required to operate as a key member of our team, playing a lead role in the delivery of business focused solutions to wide breadth of Islamic Finance clients (covering Islamic Financial Institutions such as Banking, Takaful, and Asset Management).The successful candidate will have the technical skills and commercial awareness to take ownership of shaping approaches and plans to significant projects, and leading advisory teams to deliver on these plans. Within in this, strong client and people management skills will be required to ensure high-quality team outputs and to manage senior client expectations, as well as managing upward to the Partner when required. The role will provide an excellent opportunity to build a long term and successful financial services career, and offer industry leading opportunities for professional development and career progression.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Playing a central role in the scoping of new assignments as well as their delivery planning and execution
  • Managing the assigned projects and tasks meet required deadlines and quality expectations
  • Managing stakeholder expectations on an ongoing basis, both internally and client facing
  • Facilitating client committees/workshops, having the capacity to manage a room of senior and knowledge participants in order to steer them toward specific meeting goals
  • Shaping and editing formal reports and presentations prepared by team analysts and consultants ahead of Senior Manager/Director/Partner review stages
  • Mentoring and development of junior staff – our people and their careers are at the centre of everything we do
  • Supporting business development initiatives (including contribution and delivery of proposal and sales pitch work)
  • Undertaking industry research and thought leadership covering the key market sectors/target clients

Education/ Professional Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Islamic Finance focus is a plus
  • Certified Sharia Advisor and Auditor (CSAA) by the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) or equivalent
  • CIA – Certified Internal Auditor would be a plus

Experience Required

  • Industry experience in Islamic financial institutions or Islamic finance advisory role at a consulting organisation
  • Consulting experience in the areas of financial services advisory including but not limited Internal Sharia Audit, Sharia Compliance, Product Structuring and Islamic regulatory advisory
  • Knowledge of the overarching Regulatory Frameworks in the UAE (Central Bank of UAE regulations, Higher Sharia Authority directives and AAOIFI Sharia Standards)
  • Experience of working in and/or with large scale organisations
  • Strong knowledge of one or more of the core Financial Services industries (i.e. Banking, Takaful and Asset Management) with an awareness of emerging trends in the regulatory landscape
  • Experience in core principles of Islamic Sharia
  • Experience in dealing with Central Banks and Supervisory Authorities and advising on regulatory examination findings and supervisory reviews on Licensed Financial Institutions


  • An ability to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Ability to manage a number of tasks and work under pressure
  • Strong analytical and report writing skills
  • Excellent people management, communication and interpersonal skills
  • A strong attention to detail and commitment to quality delivery
  • Excellent MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills

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