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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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    CMAAS Associate Director

    Job Description & Summary

    A career within Capital Markets Accounting Advisory Services, will provide you with the opportunity to be responsible for complex financial reporting issues around deals and other transformational events. You’ll tackle client’s needs with a solution oriented approach that creatively addresses complex financial reporting problems for high profile transactions and you’ll have significant interaction with senior company management teams, bankers, lawyers and other advisers.
    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 Director, 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:

    • Support team to disrupt, improve and evolve ways of working when necessary.
    • Arrange and sponsor appropriate assignments and experiences to help people realise their potential and support their long-term aspirations.
    • Identify gaps in the market and spot opportunities to create value propositions.
    • Look for opportunities to scale efficiencies and new ways of working across multiple projects and environments.
    • Create an environment where people and technology thrive together to accomplish more than they could apart.
    • I promote and encourage others to value difference when working in diverse teams.
    • Drive and take ownership for developing connections that help deliver what is best for our people and stakeholders.
    • Influence and facilitate the creation of long-term relationships which add value to the firm.
    • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

    The PwC Deal 

    Our people make an impact through their dedication to client service, creativity, and high performance. Whatever your passion, the opportunities available to you at PwC will help you realise your career aspirations. As an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to a variety of flexible working styles. We're committed to collaboration and strong relationships that help our clients and our people realise their ambitions. Well known for our technical excellence, we're also a firm brimming with energetic and inspirational people who want to build a diverse career in a progressive, global organisation. What's in it for you? The opportunity to join a diverse and progressive team, with the chance to learn from inspirational people committed to ensuring each and every interaction is an opportunity to learn, challenge and innovate.

    About the role 

    Capital Markets and Accounting Advisory Services is a transactions and accounting advisory business within Assurance providing assistance on deals accounting, capital markets assurance and advisory, IPO readiness and accounting standards change to clients in Southern Africa and the rest of Africa. Due to ongoing demand for IFRS 17 skills, we are currently looking for an associate director to drive the Africa IFRS 17 Centre of Excellence (CoE). The CoE is responsible for developing and managing the deployment of our IFRS 17 subject matter experts and digital accelerators across assurance and accounting advisory projects.

    Essential skills and experience 

    •  Completed articles
    •  8 years post articles
    •  Extensive experience working on IFRS 17 implementation projects is non-negotiable
    •  Preference to be given to someone with Technical Accounting or Deals experience

    Required qualifications 

    •  CA (SA)

    Desirable skills or attributes 

    •  Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    •  Ability to work under pressure.
    •  Able to work as part of a team as well as independently.
    •  Ability to take ownership of issues.
    •  Excellent organisational and time management skills (self and others).
    •  Ability to coach other staff members on complex issues.
    •  Attention to detail / Accuracy.
    •  Strong report writing skills.
    •  Analytical and solution driven.
    •  Pro-active and committed to delivery.
    •  Intellectual curiosity.


    The successful applicant will:

    •  Oversee the day to day running of the CoE.
    •  Be responsible for talent development within the CoE.
    •  Drive the communication strategy of the CoE inside PwC globally.
    •  Work with other lines of service on IFRS 17 implementation and assurance services
    •  Have the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment assisting clients with a variety of transactions and areas of accounting complexity.
    •  Seek opportunities to provide services to new clients or new services to existing clients.
    •  The department offers a great place to learn and a high level of mental stimulation for self -motivated and driven individual

    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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