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  • Posted: Aug 27, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • PwC - Biggest provider of audit, accounting and tax services to the companies listed in the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Also provides internal audit, forensic audit, corporate finance, corporate governance services, sustainable assurance services and others.
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    Assurance Finance Manager

    Job Description & Summary

    A career in Finance, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to help PwC in all aspects of our Finance internal function including financial planning and reporting, data analysis, and assisting leadership with overall strategy. You’ll focus on recording and analysing financial transactions, paying and receiving invoices, maintaining financial statement ledger accounts, and preparing analysis and reconciliations of bills to detect fraud.


    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 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:


    • Develop new skills outside of comfort zone.

    • Act to resolve issues which prevent the team working effectively.

    • Coach others, recognise their strengths, and encourage them to take ownership of their personal development.

    • Analyse complex ideas or proposals and build a range of meaningful recommendations.

    • Use multiple sources of information including broader stakeholder views to develop solutions and recommendations.

    • Address sub-standard work or work that does not meet firm's/client's expectations.

    • Use data and insights to inform conclusions and support decision-making.

    • Develop a point of view on key global trends, and how they impact clients.

    • Manage a variety of viewpoints to build consensus and create positive outcomes for all parties.

    • Simplify complex messages, highlighting and summarising key points.

    • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.


    Purpose of Job

    To support the delivery of Line of Service business strategy, while being effective and demonstrating proficiency across financial performance management, decision support and business planning and forecasting.



    • Plan, budget and forecast at sub-LoS and Cost Centre level.

    • Provide support on opportunity pricing and budgeting.

    • Liaise with the CoE (Centre of Excellence) and/or In country finance lead on complex and cross border transactions such as withholding tax, exchange control, etc.

    • Provide commentary and analysis on LoS management and engagement reports e.g. Operating Statements, WIP (Work In Progress), Debtors, etc.

    • Act in the capacity as the liaison for billing and project setup, maintenance, provisions and adjustments for the assigned LoS (s)

    • Be the subject matter expert and consultant to the LoS on issues such as contract and project creation, WIP valuations and general NIC management

    • Update project budgets in Oracle

    • Oversee the local finance project support role to ensure procurement and region/cost centre specific financial administration is up to date.

    • Drive communication and collaboration between the Line of Service and the different finance teams

    • Report and analyse on project, contract, Partner, LoS, Cost centre and client levels

    • Conduct ad-hoc tasks/projects to support business requirements

    • Develop an intermediate knowledge of the financial reporting systems, controls and processes that operate across business within the business at LoS and Cost Centre level.

    • Provide support on opportunity pricing and budgeting.

    • Develop an understanding and input into the development of the business’s financial reporting policies and risk management frameworks in order to assess compliance and guide interpretation and training in relevant areas.

    • Ensure alignment of processes with organisational strategy and take accountability for relevant processes within area of responsibility and ensure delivery and maintenance of standardised processes and controls.


    Knowledge, skills and abilities:

    • Advanced skills in financial planning and strategy development

    • Skills in profitability management

    • Financial performance reporting skills

    • Advanced analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

    • Proficiency with financial software systems (knowledge or previous experience of Oracle).

    • Excellent computer literacy skills, including advanced MS Office skills

    • Practical and technical knowledge of legal and regulatory issues affecting contracts, financial policies and procedures.

    • Experience leading, coaching and developing staff.


    Qualification & Experience:

    • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in financial management in a professional services environment.

    • Minimum of first degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or any related discipline.

    • Relevant professional certifications e.g. Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), CA (SA), Association of Certified and Chartered Accountants (ACCA), or its equivalent is an advantage.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to PwC on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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