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  • Posted: Apr 29, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a be...
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    Pursuit Strategist - Senior Manager

    We are seeking a highly motivated, confident individual to join our Strategic Pursuits team. As a Pursuit Strategist, you provide strategic and tactical support to help win new business. You actively participate in the proposal management process and co-author content for proposals, oral presentations, and other pursuit collateral. In the role, you'll work with Client Executives, client service professionals and other Pursuits Strategists across the firm.

     Your key responsibilities

    • Drive the strategic communications process on the firm's largest and strategically significant pursuits
    • Research, write and edit standard and customized proposal content
    • Actively drive the pursuit as part of the proposal management process which includes the coordination of information from contributors and follow-up on action items to achieve a coordinated team effort
    • Contribute and/or facilitate meetings with bid response team members
    • Monitor the progress of all pursuit activities for adherence to deadlines and quality standards
    • Build and leverage relationships within the Business Development community across the country
    • Manage multiple proposals/priorities simultaneously
    • Review final pursuit collateral for quality, format and content for adherence to the firm's brand standards
    • Serve as a liaison between the proposal response team and other support functions
    • Share leading practices with pursuit teams

    Skills and attributes for success

    • Exceptional writing and editing skills
    • Strong business acumen
    • Organized, detail-oriented and highly deadline-driven 
    • Strong project management skills, the ability to establish priorities, set and manage schedules, and coordinate multiple projects at one time
    • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization
    • Highly developed computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite and cloud-based technology

    To qualify for the role you must have

    • Undergraduate degree would be an advantage
    • Over 10 years’ experience in pursuit management
    • Experience in professional services is highly desirable
    • Experience in Audit related pursuits and/or experience in Consulting (Business Transformation, Strategy, Tech) related pursuits
    • Multi-sector pursuit related experience
    • Strong communication, facilitation and relationship building skills

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    Business Modelling Senior Manager - Johannesburg

    The opportunity

    Within the team you will have the opportunity to take on client management responsibilities and have the potential to gain excellent career progression. As part of your role you would work a varied portfolio of Business Modelling and transaction decision-related projects, which would include model builds to assist clients with developing Excel-based business planning and forecasting models as part of their ongoing business needs. You’d also work on model review services and these are predominantly transaction decision-focused, typically project finance or buy side for potential investors as well as getting involved with the wider team on project work

    Your key responsibilities

    As a Senior within Business Modelling you will need to ensure compliance with the firm's policies and guidance, and adherence to professional standards. Achieve business growth by developing and maintaining strong working relationships with key business decision-makers, informing them of our scope of services and communicating how these services benefit their organizations. Always develop skills and knowledge of the people in team and live the firms shared culture and values.

    Skills and attributes for success

    • Accountable to attain client satisfaction metrics, as reviewed in client surveys
    • Secure and enhance relationships with senior client management
    • Assign teams that will exceeding client's expectations in terms of perform engagement management activities including billing scheduling, performance, evaluations, mentoring, managing client expectations, and identifying additional client needs
    • Maintain active communication with both partners and clients to manage expectations and ensure client satisfaction. Proactively identify, document and communicate any changes to the scope of work
    • Mentor staff members in their professional development and career planning. 
    • Provide guidance and oversight to staff on engagements
    • Provide on-the-job performance feedback and periodic performance reviews
    • Identify training needs of staff members
    • Always live our shared cultures and values and encourage your team members to do the same
    • Identify and manage complex issues and maintain active communications with clients on those issue.
    • Manage risk to the firm by adhering to the risk management policies and procedures and ensuring significant risks are identified
    • Review work in accordance with the firm's policies on a timely basis and in a thorough and constructive manner
    • Ensure appropriate use of tools and sources of knowledge
    • Ensure sound budget control on all engagements
    • Identify areas for improvement, including client satisfaction, process and technology         

    To qualify for the role you must have

    • Problem solving and structured analysis experience
    • Ability to develop bespoke financial models i.e. Corporate and Project Finance Models
    • Ability to review a range of financial models
    • Well versed in both Project Finance and Corporate Finance
    • Keen business sense
    • Ability to manage clients
    • Ability to manage staff
    • Ability to manage budgets on projects
    • Proven experience of Business Modelling, with number of years of commercial, client-facing work experience.
    • Strong commercial awareness and an ability to identify the factors that drive financial performance
    • A passion for Business Modelling; highly motivated, numerate and a logical thinker are all key to the role

    Ideally, you’ll also have

    • Minimum 8 years’ experience
    • CA (SA) / Mathematics of Finance / Engineering and / or CFA
    • Exposure to Energy, Oil and Gas, Infrastructure and mining (advantageous)            
    • Advanced Excel
    • VBA knowledge preferable

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    Energy & Natural Resources Senior Manager

    The opportunity

    You will use your skills and knowledge of the financial market to help our clients meet their financial reporting requirements by accurately appraising and reporting on financial statements to provide meaningful understanding of accounting and reporting matters. As a Senior Manager and Adviser for EY, your everyday work-life will be filled with operational tasks and professional challenges. All the knowledge and skills of the EY brand will be made available to you as you as you build a better working world for our people, our clients and the communities that support us.

    Your key responsibilities

    Everything you’ll do will come back to providing exceptional audit activities for our clients. Colleagues and clients from a diverse array of backgrounds will look to you first for answers, so you’ll be a high-profile contact when it comes to resolving complex issues. As you build your knowledge and experience, you’ll become a credible advisor, influencing clients and engagement teams on resolutions that will impact entire industries.

    Skills and attributes for success

    • Leading fieldwork, managing performance and keeping engagement leaders updated on audit engagements
    • Completing audit processes and documenting higher-risk areas to increase your technical and business skills in areas including revenue, financial instruments and income taxes
    • Engaging clients and providing authoritative advice and professionalism throughout transactions
    • Constantly developing your understanding of current market trends and processes and sharing your knowledge to develop junior colleagues
    • Understanding our clients’ unique ambitions and needs and referring them to colleagues in other teams and areas to broaden our business relationships where possible

    To qualify for the role, you must have

    • A honours degree in an accounting, finance or business discipline
    • CA(SA)
    • At least 7-10 years similar experience
    • Experience leading the planning, execution and reporting on audits
    • Proven project management skills
    • Excellent communication and negotiation skills and a collaborative approach to management
    • Excellent technical expertise with proven industry knowledge in Energy and Natural Resources
    • Proven experience in delivering external audit and assurance engagements.

    Ideally, you’ll also have:

    • Expertise in primary accounting frameworks, E.g. IFRS and related financial reporting matters.

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