Life at Deloitte
Thaer, Audit Manager, Deloitte Ramallah
Anything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and stay focused on your goals
Joined Deloitte in 2007 and obtained his MBA from Birzeit University. Gained experience in the financial, manufacturing, and retail sectors as well as with non-profit organizations.
What does your role involve?
My role can involve a variety of tasks both within and outside of audit work. During an audit, I could be interviewing clients, reviewing documentation, or managing a team of individuals in the field. However, what I truly enjoy is getting to work in different places and meeting different people, depending on which client I am working on.
Describe your experience to date.
Since joining Deloitte in 2007, I have found the people in the Ramallah office to be friendly, approachable and helpful. In addition, career development and learning is paramount within Deloitte and there are always opportunities to try new things, and to expand your knowledge. The resources and support provided with respect to this are excellent. To date I have gained experience in the financial, manufacturing, and retail sectors as well as with non-profit organizations.
Why did you join Deloitte in the Middle East?
I wanted to work for a large international firm where you feel like part of a family and where you are able to make a real difference. I was excited by the opportunities the Ramallah office had to offer and also Deloitte has an excellent reputation for career progression and for developing its staff. This reputation, along with the collaborative working culture and the different opportunities, convinced me that this was the right place to start my career. On top of that, Deloitte’s varied client base also attracted me as a means for me to gain exposure to a broad range of companies, while expanding my network.
How did Deloitte support you to meet your career aspirations?
By providing a work life balance and the ability to set and pursue goals tailored to my interests and ambitions.
What type of activities within Deloitte ME have you been involved in?
I have been involved in working as a Deloitte facilitator; facilitating courses in-house as well as learning programs, like how to audit revenues, or teaching new staff core technical learning skills. Other than this I have also participated in corporate social responsibility initiatives such as Impact Day.
What makes you get up in the morning?
The thought of gaining new experiences and providing a contribution – to my family, to the company, and to my clients.
What has been your most inspirational moment and why?
Obtaining my MBA from Birzeit University was definitely one of the more significant days of my life. This marked a very special moment in my life when I realized that anything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and stay focused on your goals.