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  • Posted: Oct 14, 2020
    Deadline: Oct 28, 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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    IFRS Technical Manager

    The Role

    At BDO, we believe in investing in our people to help them grow, both professionally and personally. The foundation of our business is strong relationship, with colleagues, clients and other stakeholders and we work hard every day to make this a reality. Our commitment is to create unlimited growth by giving our people continuous opportunities. BDO has a vacancy for an IFRS Technical Manager in our Financial Services Division.

    The primary purpose of the IFRS Technical Manager role is assistance to providing technical accounting support to audit and advisory teams (internally) as well as developing material and presenting training to external clients. Focus will be specifically on technical accounting matters impacting the Financial Services sector.

    Principle Outcomes:

    • Technical accounting consultations with audit teams/clients
    • Qualified technical accounting staff/client training
    • Communications regarding changes to IFRS methodology, tools, standards and procedures
    • Assistance on implementation projects for new standards (advisory engagements)
    • Monitoring of time charged to WIP codes for accounting projects/audit support provided to all teams

    We are looking for candidates who would be:

    • Able to make decisions regarding acceptable accounting treatment in fairly straightforward accounting queries
    • Able to develop and put together accounting training material for review
    • Frequent involvement of the IFRS Technical Accounting Senior Manager will be required in the first year
    • Able to research new accounting standards and publications and summarise internal views and consultations


    • B.Com Honours; CA (SA)
    • 1-2 years’ post-qualification experience.
    • Experience in a technical accounting consulting role
    • A sound knowledge of and exposure to all IASB accounting standards 
    • A wide general knowledge of legislation and regulations that could affect financial reporting


    • Building trust and relationships
    • Fostering Collaborative Team work
    • Accessibility, persuading and influencing
    • Proactive in all that we do
    • Fostering active communication
    • Continuously adding value
    • Client focused
    • Developing a Commercial and Innovative Digital Mind-set
    • Aligning career aspirations with the strategies, goals and objectives of the team or firm
    • Innovative and willing to share ideas for new ways of working
    • Ability to work with all levels within an organisation

    Method of Application

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

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