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  • Posted: Oct 19, 2020
    Deadline: Nov 2, 2020
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    BDO helps a diverse range of clients with different needs. This is especially true of our Advisory Practice, which provides transaction, risk, wealth advisory, company secretarial, and HR services to clients navigating a range of challenges, changes, and opportunities. Our professionals are from a variety of multidisciplinary backgrounds, allowing us to del...
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    Analyst - Financial Services Technology Division

    The Role

    The Analyst will be joining an exciting new Financial Services division within BDO and should be able to identify key IT risks related to financial reporting and thereafter key controls in order to develop innovative audit solutions. These solutions cater to the specific IT risks facing businesses within the Financial Services Industry, in addition to new IT risks, which are emerging as a result of exponential technologies such as machine learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics. 

    The Analyst will support seniors to ensure that projects run efficiently and profitably from inception to sign-off by managing all the relevant stakeholders in accordance with the Firm's policies and procedures. The Analyst will also support seniors with clients' commercial management and business development initiatives.

    The Analyst will inter alia be responsible for:

    • Information Technology General Controls Testing
    • Application Controls Testing 
    • Analyse information systems data to assess the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of transaction processing
    • Ability to develop an adequate understanding of client’s businesses and identifying Risks and Controls
    • Maintaining a relationship with the financial audit team and keeping them up to date on the progress of work
    • Mentoring and coaching first and second years
    • Review of all work related to IT assignments
    • Providing status updates to the senior on the project
    • Performing Computer Assisted Audit Techniques (CAATS), where necessary and as part of IT audits
    • Having an in depth understanding of IT risk management, IT governance concepts, best practice frameworks
    • Be knowledgeable on using data analytics tool such as IDEA in the audit,
    • Participate in proposal development as and when required
    • Participate in training efforts
    • COBIT, ITIL, ISO27001-2 and other models is advantageous


    • BCom Internal Audit
    • BCom Information Systems/Informatics
    • BSc Computer Science
    • BA Information Management
    • The Ideal candidate should be studying toward or wanting to study toward a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) qualification


    • The candidate should have experience working at clients in the Financial Services Industry
    • 2 years working experience in Internal Audit, IT Audit, IT Advisory or Forensics


    • Knowledge of the Financial Services Industry
    • Communication (Verbal and Written) and negotiation skills 
    • Personal Development (Emotional Intelligence / Continuous Development)
    • Relationship Management (Building successful teams)
    • Growing the Business (Entrepreneurial spirit / Looking for Business)
    • Socially aware and able to work as part of a diverse team
    • Client focus (Planning, organising and control)

    Key Performance Areas

    Business Development:

    • Assist in generating new client leads by using different tools and platforms e.g. networking, client base analysis, diversifying from a current project
    • Assist with new client research and presentation
    • Participate in special assignment as and when required
    • Timeous and accurate billing of clients, using fee arrangement letters 

    Operations and Processes


    • Timeously host the pre-audit meeting and ensure that the planning meeting is set up. 
    • Ensure that the project is adequately staffed
    • Communication of deadlines and budget to staff
    • Liaison with client and preparation of the schedule of audit requirements.


    • Oversee and ensure that all the project activities comply with the firm's policies and procedures
    • Perform a review on all sections in the file
    • Perform the function of principal client contact 
    • Manage client relationship and ensure that all queries are solved timeously
    • Manage and ensure that the project is delivered within the scope agreed on
    • Review the work-in-progress and discuss with senior for action
    • Bring tasks and/ or objectives to completion
    • Attend and facilitate wrap-up meetings
    • Provide adequate on the job training, counselling and evaluation

    People Development, Learning and Growth:

    • Timeous completion of workings once completed by the trainee
    • Build relationships with the trainee
    • Mentoring of trainees and seniors when required
    • Assist and/ or lead 1 or more BDO FST pillars 

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to BDO South Africa on to apply

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