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  • Posted: May 19, 2022
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  • Deloitte is one of the country's leading professional services firms in Southern Africa, and is dedicated to assisting companies succeed in the business environment- whether it be through our tax, audit, consulting or financial advisory services. At Deloitte, we understand that solutions are not just a static one dimensional report, but rather, an integrated...
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    FSA (FinTech)- Quantitative Software Developer – Assistant Manager/Manager

    About the Job

    A new exciting opportunity exists for a talented and experienced quantitative software developer within the FinTech team in Deloitte Financial Services Advisory, based in Johannesburg. We are seeking a driven, innovative individual to assist with some of our challenging, state-of-the-art global software development projects. The successful candidate will have a strong quantitative background coupled with software development experience.

    Essential Duties:

    • Designing and developing quantitative engines and algorithms underpinning prospective software applications
    • Identifying areas for upgrade and modification in existing applications and development thereof
    • Invention of new quantitative applications and algorithms to add value in the market
    • Writing and implementing efficient code
    • Review of code written by other developers
    • Design of training material on software applications
    • Managing a team of quantitative software developers across various engagements
    • Working closely with other developers, UX designers, business and systems analysts
    • Creation of budgets for projects including resourcing and costs
    • Developing project plans and managing execution thereof

    Qualifications

    About You

     Tools and Experience:

    • 5-8 years of experience in quantitative modelling in one or more of the following areas: credit risk, market risk, financial models, statistical models, machine learning, simulators
    • Intermediate to advanced level coding experience in one or more of the following languages: Python, C#, R, Java, C++
    • Experience using Git
    • Object-orientated programming skills preferable
    • Experience in working with cloud environments advantageous
    • Machine Learning and Blockchain experience advantageous
    • Experience working in containerized environments such as Kubernetes, Docker, etc. advantageous
    • Front-end development capability advantageous viz. Angular, React, Blazor, etc.
    • Minimum 3 years of banking experience in industry or as a consultant
    • Experience in managing other individuals

    Qualification:

    • Minimum: Bachelor’s Degree in quantitative field such as Computer Science, Engineering (Software, Financial, etc.), Mathematics, Statistics or Physics
    • Master’s Degree in aforementioned disciplines is a plus
    • Technological certifications are a plus e.g. Cloud certification

    Additional Information

    Personal Attributes:

    • Conscientious individual demonstrating attention to detail and quality along with high levels of ownership and commitment.
    • An excellent team player capable of delivering results under pressure and to strict deadlines.
    • Strong problem-solving skills.
    • Ability to pick up new and different concepts quickly and effectively.
    • Keen interest in diversified concepts across a multitude of disciplines.
    • A passion for keeping up to date with the latest advances in technology and how this affects the business environment.
    • Metric driven and focused on continual improvement. 
    • Ability to communicate technical concepts in simple terms.

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    FSA (FinTech)- Quantitative Software Developer – Consultant/Senior Consultant

    Job Description

    A new exciting opportunity exists for a talented and experienced quantitative software developer within the FinTech team in Deloitte Financial Services Advisory, based in Johannesburg. We are seeking a driven, innovative individual to assist with some of our challenging, state-of-the-art global software development projects. The successful candidate will have a strong quantitative background coupled with software development experience.

    Essential Duties:

    • Coding up quantitative engines and algorithms underpinning prospective software applications
    • Identifying areas for upgrade and modification in existing applications and development thereof
    • Support the invention of new quantitative applications and algorithms to add value in the market
    • Writing and implementing efficient code
    • Review of code written by other developers
    • Creation of training material on software applications
    • Working closely with other developers, UX designers, business and systems analysts

    Qualifications

    About You

     Tools and Experience:

    • 1-3 years of experience in quantitative modelling in one or more of the following areas: credit risk, market risk, financial models, statistical models, machine learning, simulators
    • Intermediate to advanced level coding experience in one or more of the following languages: Python, C#, R, Java, C++
    • Experience using Git
    • Object-orientated programming skills preferable
    • Experience in working with cloud environments advantageous
    • Machine Learning and Blockchain experience advantageous
    • Experience working in containerized environments such as Kubernetes, Docker, etc. advantageous
    • Front-end development capability advantageous viz. Angular, React, Blazor, etc.
    • Banking experience advantageous

    Qualification:

    • Minimum: Bachelor’s Degree in quantitative field such as Computer Science, Engineering (Software, Financial, etc.), Mathematics, Statistics or Physics
    • Master’s Degree in aforementioned disciplines is a plus
    • Technological certifications are a plus e.g. Cloud certification

    Additional Information

    Personal Attributes:

    • Conscientious individual demonstrating attention to detail and quality along with high levels of ownership and commitment.
    • An excellent team player capable of delivering results under pressure and to strict deadlines.
    • Strong problem-solving skills.
    • Ability to pick up new and different concepts quickly and effectively.
    • Keen interest in diversified concepts across a multitude of disciplines.
    • A passion for keeping up to date with the latest advances in technology and how this affects the business environment.
    • Metric driven and focused on continual improvement. 
    • Ability to communicate technical concepts in simple terms.

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    FSA (FinTech)- Quantitative Software Developer – Junior Consultant

    About the Job

    A new exciting opportunity exists for a talented and experienced quantitative software developer within the FinTech team in Deloitte Financial Services Advisory, based in Johannesburg. We are seeking a driven, innovative individual to assist with some of our challenging, state-of-the-art global software development projects. The successful candidate will have a strong quantitative background coupled with software development experience.

    Essential Duties:

    • Coding up quantitative engines and algorithms underpinning prospective software applications
    • Identifying areas for upgrade and modification in existing applications and development thereof
    • Support the invention of new quantitative applications and algorithms to add value in the market
    • Writing and implementing efficient code
    • Creation of training material on software applications
    • Working closely with other developers, UX designers, business and systems analysts

    Qualifications

    About You

     Tools and Experience:

    • 0-1 year of experience in quantitative modelling in one or more of the following areas: credit risk, market risk, financial models, statistical models, machine learning, simulators
    • Beginner to intermediate level coding experience in one or more of the following languages: Python, C#, R, Java, C++
    • Experience using Git would be advantageous
    • Object-orientated programming skills preferable
    • Experience in working with cloud environments advantageous
    • Machine Learning and Blockchain experience advantageous
    • Experience working in containerized environments such as Kubernetes, Docker, etc. advantageous
    • Front-end development capability advantageous viz. Angular, React, Blazor, etc.
    • Banking experience advantageous

    Qualification:

    • Minimum: Bachelor’s Degree in quantitative field such as Computer Science, Engineering (Software, Financial, etc.), Mathematics, Statistics or Physics
    • Master’s Degree in aforementioned disciplines is a plus
    • Technological certifications are a plus e.g. Cloud certification

    Additional Information

    Personal Attributes:

    • Conscientious individual demonstrating attention to detail and quality along with high levels of ownership and commitment.
    • An excellent team player capable of delivering results under pressure and to strict deadlines.
    • Strong problem-solving skills.
    • Ability to pick up new and different concepts quickly and effectively.
    • Keen interest in diversified concepts across a multitude of disciplines.
    • A passion for keeping up to date with the latest advances in technology and how this affects the business environment.
    • Metric driven and focused on continual improvement. 
    • Ability to communicate technical concepts in simple terms.

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    Financial Advisory - Manager Sale & Purchase Agreement

    Main Purpose of Job 

    To work within a wider deal team including financial due diligence and corporate finance advisory. Supporting Global M&A deals involving cross-border as well as cross-service line deal teams.

    • Working closely with due diligence teams to identify areas of risk;
    • Review of transaction documentation to identify key issues, including;
    • Assessing the suitability of the pricing mechanism (for example, locked box; completion accounts and/or earn-out) and associated accounting based definitions;
    • Considering the appropriateness of key financial warranties and indemnities;
    • Developing robust accounting policies for completion accounts based mechanisms;
    • Working directly together with Partner/Associate Director to develop appropriate client recommendations;
    • Reporting key issues and delivering recommendations to clients (private equity, corporate clients and investment banks).
    • Project management of assignments including: client interface, managing project risk issues and monitoring costs/recovery;
    • Production of quality deliverables within agreed timescales, in close cooperation with Partner/Associate Director;
    • Various marketing initiatives and practice development activities (e.g. client presentations, key client account, industry, geography, and product programmes, and to display an awareness of sales opportunities).

    Qualifications

    Required

    • An accounting qualification (qualified CA(SA)) and / or equivalent qualification/experience (3 years due diligence, transaction services experience)
    • Attention to detail
    • A flexible working style and an ability to adapt quickly to changing circumstances and priorities
    • Strong writing and reviewing skills, with an appropriate focus on conciseness and risk management
    • Broad commercial acumen coupled with a robust personality capable of operating effectively under the pressure and fast-pace of the deal marketplace
    • Excellent interpersonal skills required to challenge, negotiate and operate at a senior level;
    • Client focused, ensuring high quality service
    • Experience of working on transactions or transaction disputes would be an advantage

    Additional Information

    Leadership / Behavioural Capabilities

    • Living our Purpose - Fosters broad commitment to our purpose and values; inspires peers and teams to make an impact that matters
    • Talent Management - Manages the development of a strong pipeline of talent for current/ future success; owns and drives a talent experience that differentiates Deloitte
    • Performance drive - Builds a high performance culture by cultivating individual and team strengths; drives outstanding client service, often through large cross-business and/or cross-border teams
    • Influence - Builds long-term, trust-based relationships with senior stakeholders and influencers, and uses highly developed influencing skills to drive impact, often in complex situations
    • Strategic Direction - Sets & communicates strategic direction, excites people around the vision and goals and aligns diverse, cross-functional and cross-border teams to achieve success
    • Competitive Edge - Anticipates market and competitor trends to develop and deliver bold and innovative solutions that differentiate Deloitte with clients
    • Inspirational leadership - Leads from the front, acting as an exemplary role model for leaders at all levels; promotes a strong sense of loyalty and followership and energizes others to act

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    Financial Advisory - Associate Director - Transaction Services

    Main Purpose of Job

    • Serving the client, growing the business and creating an impact that matters through quality service delivery.

     Financial Advisory Core Technical/Professional Performance Areas

    Strategic Impact

     Drives the implementation of strategy of the Service Line  in relation to specific area  of expertise:

    • Implements the strategy within area of responsibility by conforming to plans set by leadership in all engagements / projects including:
    1. Revenue targets
    2. Talent management
    3. Communication to teams
    4. Tracking of plans in engagements / projects 
    • Actively identifies sales opportunities and new business opportunities in broader market
    • Drives preparation of proposals/tenders and presentations
    • Leads sales presentations and client negotiation teams for new and retained business
    • Grows market network with key players and builds long-term relationships
    • Builds relationships across Deloitte service lines for cross-selling opportunities and combined engagement pursuits
    • Identifies innovative solutions on projects / engagements to enhance / renew service offerings to client
    • Drives own client portfolio and profitable book of business (depending on SL)

    Budgets / Profitability

    Resources engagement teams with suitable talent, balancing correct levels and numbers and providing input into recruiting as necessary

    • Manages margins effectively through accurate budgeting, pricing and profitability management on engagements
    • Monitors that time and expenses to engagements are recorded and submitted weekly

    Active management of WIP and cash collection.

    • Management of overruns on engagements.

    Delivery Excellence

    Aligns all key stakeholders and establishes the appropriate governance structures to ensure transactions deliver a superior client experience

    • Defines how the engagement should impact broader deal objectives and creates a team environment that builds accountability for and commitment to meeting engagement objectives
    • Ensures clients are aware of their responsibilities in the deal process and appropriately manages clients against these expectations
    • Shares important information with as much transparency and urgency as possible
    • Challenges scope of engagement and recommends new solutions to better address client's business needs when required
    • Identifies new opportunities and engages the right global experts to seize them
    • Collaborates across the Firm to enhance the value Deloitte offers to clients; seeks and recognizes collective insights
    • Builds and sustains relationships across global services and/or industry network to sell and deliver engagements
    • Constantly achieve delivery targets
    • Managing multiple engagements and maintaining high quality of delivery.

    Executive Presence

    Acts as a trusted advisor to and projects confidence with clients at all levels

    • Manages and advances relationships with clients beyond immediate engagement needs and serves as a trusted advisor, setting aside personal agenda to strengthen interactions with clients
    • Acts as a key interface amongst client, fraud investigators, internal and external auditors, lawyers, and regulatory authorities in sensitive and sometimes adversarial situations
    • Conducts interviews with executive level stakeholders, and probes on critical areas confidently and in a professional manner
    • Takes control of challenging situations and diffuses escalated situations calmly by controlling own emotions and recognizing emotions in others

    Financial Acumen

    Maximizes deal value by influencing the business on financial and operational decisions.

    • Interprets and translates financial statements to inform sound decision making
    • Helps client identify and analyse opportunities for value creation
    • Understands the critical interdependencies and the short- and long-term trade-offs of decisions by maintaining a view of the deal landscape
    • Comprehends the financial, procedural, and regulatory requirements for a given deal and can advise client accordingly
    • Consistently meet minimum productivity targets

    Knows the Business & the Industry

    Provides subject matter expertise on sector trends and leading practices to add significant value to the client

    • Leverages deep sector expertise to articulate the reasoning behind drivers of growth in an industry
    • Speaks to relevant Deloitte services within given sector outside of primary area of expertise
    • Anticipates changes to a client’s business given economic influences
    • Leads initiatives to build intellectual capital and develop new firm tools to gain a competitive advantage
    • Uses relationships with senior-level stakeholders to identify opportunities for add-on work beyond own service line or business (eg. SPA opportunities, Tax or Consulting opportunities)

    Manages Risk & Upholds Confidentiality

    Anticipates risks and continuously improves existing controls and procedures to mitigate risks and uphold confidentiality throughout engagements

    • Represents Deloitte in the most ethical way in all matters of conducting business
    • Anticipates issues before they become issues and takes appropriate course of action to mitigate
    • Accepts overall responsibility and establishes appropriate controls for optimizing engagement profitability and managing risk in accordance with the contract, project plan, and Deloitte quality standards
    • Advocates for Deloitte’s quality assurance and risk management procedures across engagements and teams
    • Champions independence across engagement teams
    • Ensures that professional, technical or client service issues are resolved appropriately, ensuring that Deloitte’s reputation remains intact

    M&A Lifecycle Acumen

    Serves as a subject matter expert in the DD stage of the M&A lifecycle and maintains a vast network of professionals in others to lead complex transactions

    • Maintains deep expertise in one stage in and builds a strong understanding of the M&A lifecycle, from Strategy through to Integration/Separation
    • Comprehends the procedural and regulatory requirements for a given deal and can advise client accordingly
    • Engages with the appropriate experts to maximize deal value by influencing the business on strategic and operational decisions across all stages
    • Drives sales pursuits and marketplace eminence within a specific M&A/ TS segment and across borders

    Qualifications

    Required

    • Honour’s degree in Finance/Investment Management/ CA(SA)

    Desired Qualifications

    • Honour’s degree in Finance/Investment Management/ CA(SA) / (CFA/ MBA advantageous)

    Minimum Experience

    • More than 8 years professional work experience, with at least six years in a financial Due diligence environment

    Desired Experience

    • More than 8 years’ experience in a Due Diligence environment

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    Internal Client Services - Supervisor Frontline Services

    Main Purpose of Job

    To oversee and ensure that the day-to-day operations of the Deloitte offices is running smoothly, effectively, efficiently, and professionally at all times. This includes, Receptions, Switchboard, Training Rooms, pause areas/kitchens, Auditoriums as well as meeting rooms. To ensure that Frontline provide a World Class Client/Visitor experience in all the Deloitte offices to ensure Client satisfaction when they visit our building.

    Qualifications
    Minimum Qualifications

    • Matric
    • Desired Qualifications
    • Diploma Office Management/Customer Services

    Minimum Experience

    • 3 years’ working experience with proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office

    Desired Experience

    • 4 to 5 years Supervisory experience   

    Additional Information
    Technical competencies

    • Basic knowledge of the standardised routines of the role
    • Basic knowledge of Outlook and programs relevant to the role

    Behavioral Competencies

    • Communicates effectively both in writing and verbally
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Keen to learn
    • Focuses on delivery
    • Is adaptable
    • Ability to solve basic problems related to specific tasks
    • Basic understanding of business

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