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  • Posted: Mar 23, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • 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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    Forensics Manager

    RESPONSIBILITIES (duties may vary with individual assignments)

    • Assist with implementing of goals, objectives, policies and procedures and work standards.
    • Monitor daily operations.
    • Ensure that the division runs effectively and efficiently.
    • Plan and conduct meetings with sub-ordinates.
    • Assist the Director in formulating budgeting recommendations and developing objectives and policies for the department.
    • Oversee the financial well-being of the business unit.
    • Assist the Director with the various personnel functions.
    • Perform other related duties of a similar nature or level.
    • Be able to handle more than one assignment at a time.


    • Compile investigation strategies and draft engagement letters for all assignments.
    • Draft technical proposals and quotations.
    • Prepare investigation files.
    • Review the quality of evidence secured during the investigation process to ensure it meets the approved standards.
    • Ensure corrective actions and/or additional investigation activities where inaccuracies, lack of sufficient evidence and other weaknesses are identified.
    • Review the contents and use of investigation files throughout the investigation process.
    • Use investigation conclusion reports as well as the investigation files to compile a comprehensive draft investigation report as per the approved standards.
    • Maintain an accurate, current investigation administration process.
    • Conduct project assessments after the conclusion of each assignment/project.


    • B-degree with honours in accounting/legal/information technology
    • M-degree advantageous
    • CFE


    • 5+ years’ experience within the forensic field
    • Good English language communication skills, both verbal and written (including excellent report writing skills).
    • Experience in consulting, selling and marketing (including proposals and professional presentations).
    • Sound private and public sector experience


    • Strategist – the ability to drive a strategy and its associated tactics
    • Leadership and coaching skills
    • Creativity
    • Self-starter - and initiative
    • Professional and integrity at all times
    • Ability to apply own mind and to deviate from the norm, if required
    • Attention to detail
    • Excellent interpersonal (“soft”) skills
    • Excellent writing skills
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Team player with multi-tasking and leadership skills to manage multiple teams and assignments concurrently
    • Salary is market-related and commensurate with experience.

    Closing Date:30th , March 2022

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    The Analyst will be expected to conduct BEE Verifications for BDOVS clients in accordance with documented procedures. Act in the capacity of Analyst and Technical Signatory as defined by R47.

    Job Duties and Responsibilities
    Verification Process:

    • Complete verification audits in accordance with documented systems and procedures
    • Plan audit
    • Prepare audit plans
    • Conduct onsite inspection
    • Upload and prepare preliminary scorecard for verification
    • Verify data
    • Clearly communicate requirements and outcomes to client
    • Finalise scorecard.
    • Ensure all relevant records stored in correct electronic folders and on file where appropriate.
    • Liaise between VM and client until certification satisfactorily completed.
    • Form and manage project specific verification teams that conduct BEE Verifications.
    • Decisions on BEE Verifications.
    • Delegation of Authority to committees or individual, as required, to undertake activities on behalf of the organization.
    • Analyze and mitigate engagement risk.
    • Perform an independent review of the verification and endorses the result of the verification.
    • Analyze complex ownership structures.

    Training and Technical:

    • Incorporate new sector codes and technical releases into the management system, including compilation of scorecard, certificate, assessment, scorecard
    • calculators and application for extension of accreditation.
    • Train analysts
    • Member of technical committee
    • Training and supervision of technical signatories
    • Remain up to date on BEE developments


    • Ensure timely completion of timesheets – to be updated daily and weekly by close of business every Thursday and for end of the month by first day of the month.
    • Update WIP timeously to ensure currently and up to date status’s maintained.
    • Communicate any process or procedure improvement suggestions to regional manager/MD for consideration by technical committee


    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills at high executive level
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Able to work under own initiative
    • Able to work in a team
    • Able to work under a documented management system standard

    Qualifications, Experience & Knowledge :

    • Bcom Degree
    • 3 years’ commercial experience

    Abilities & Skills

    • Ability to complete skills and competencies defined by R47 with appropriate training.
    • Supervision.

    BDO Core Competencies:

    • Relationships and Collaboration
    • Leadership
    • Exceptional Client Service
    • Business Growth
    • Engaging people and working well as part of a team
    • Inclusive Agile Leadership
    • Quality, Risk management and Operational transformation

    Closing Date:31st, March 2022

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    Junior Data Analyst

    The Junior Analyst will be joining the ITCE division within BDO and should be willing to learn how to identify and test key IT controls related to financial reporting in order to develop innovative audit solutions. These solutions should cater to the specific IT risks facing businesses within BDO's clients' industries. The candidate should be able to adapt and learn about new IT risks, which are emerging as a result of exponential technologies such as machine learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics.

    Reporting to the manager you will inter alia be responsible for:

    • Provide technical support to Engagement auditors where computer assisted audit techniques (CAATS) are required.
    • Perform data analysis using tools such as Caseware IDEA.
    • Analyse information systems data to assess the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of transaction processing.
    • Develop an adequate understanding of our client’s businesses, identifying risks and controls.
    • General Information Technology Controls Testing
    • Application Controls Testing
    • Learning and developing skills in areas such as IT risk management, IT governance and IT Frameworks.


    Qualifications and Experience:

    • BSc Computer Science, BCom Information Systems / Informatics, BCom Internal Auditing or Equivalent
    • Honours in any of the above is advantageous but not essential
    • COBIT, ITIL, ISO27001-2 and other models is advantageous
    • The Ideal candidate should be studying toward or wanting to study toward a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) qualification


    • Have a passion and/or interest in emerging technologies for example: machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics.
    • Professionalism
    • Strong client orientation
    • Attention to detail
    • Ability to priorities and handle stress
    • Task driven & delivery focused
    • Ability to work with all levels within an organization
    • Socially aware and able to work as part of a diverse team

    Closing Date:1st, April 2022

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    Audit Manager

    The Audit Manager oversees and ensures that the project runs efficiently and profitably from inception to sign off, by managing all the relevant stakeholders in accordance with the Firm’s policies and procedures. The Audit Manager further supports the Engagement Partner with clients' commercial management and business development initiatives.

    Reporting to the Audit Partner you will inter alia be responsible for:

    • Business Development
    • Negotiating budgets/fees and overruns for clients once fee base has been agreed with the partner
    • Managing WIP, write offs, fee queries and debtors
    • Ensure Timeous and accurate billing of clients
    • Accurate and Timeous planning of audits.
    • Management and the Execution of audits.
    • Managing staff movements on and off the job and timeously communicate to all relevant parties.
    • Manage and control staff allocations on audit project.
    • Ensure completion and finalisation of audits
    • Building of effective relationships with clients and staff.
    • Ensure Exceptional Client Service.
    • Decide on audit appropriateness of audit opinion by resolving issues which might impact on the audit opinion and ensuring that these are brought to the attention of the engagement partner and documentation thereof.
    • Manage the client and ensure that the project is delivered within the scope agreed on
    • Mentoring of trainees
    • Timeous completion of performance reviews

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • CA(SA)
    • A minimum of 2 years post article management experience with long term audit ambitions – partner/director
    • Listed companies experience will be an advantage.


    • Strong Technical Ability
    • Extremely high level of attention to detail and analytical and problem-solving abilities.
    • Ability to communicate effectively - Verbally and Written
    • Ability to relate to clients at executive level
    • Ability to apply sound professional judgment.
    • Demonstrate a commitment to self-development and growth through research and attending courses relevant to role.
    • Promote teamwork within the Audit Teams
    • Strong Planning, organising and control skills

    Closing Date:15th, April 2022

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    Senior / Experienced Manager - Banking within Financial Services

    The primary purpose of the Financial Services Senior / Experienced Manager: Banking (the “Manager”) role is to assist the Partners at BDO Financial Services with identifying, leading, and managing key accounts and implementing business development within the Banking sector in South Africa, focusing on external audit and consulting services.
    The Manager will also be given the responsibility to lead Banking project engagements in both the audit (external and internal) and consulting areas of the Financial Services division, based out of Johannesburg. This role will involve taking responsibility for the planning, execution and delivery of engagements; leading project and audit teams to achieve this; and building and maintaining client relationships while delivering on this.

    In addition, the Manager will be expected to get involved with the day-to-day operations of the Financials Services business unit, which include (but are not limited to) functions such as:

    • finance (budget and WIP monitoring and management),
    • staff recruitment,
    • staff training,
    • counselling / mentoring audit trainees under the SAICA assessor program,
    • coaching / mentoring junior managers,
    • audit quality,
    • risk management / client onboarding, and
    • assisting leadership of FS with proactively contributing to setting the FS strategy and then implementing the strategy plan in the sector of Banking, once approved.
    • Focus will be specifically on experience in the Financial Services sector, particularly in banking and lending.

    We are looking for candidates who would be:

    • A go-getter looking for exciting career growth opportunities in a fast-growing business unit within a leading professional services firm. A self-starter that is able to project manage and run assignments and teams independently, with a passion for client relationships and mentoring young CA talent.
    • Able to analyse and make decisions regarding complex accounting, auditing, and risk management matters, relating to the Banking and Lending industry;
    • Able to develop and review high quality working papers, audit files and reports, and then be able to present the results to senior level staff members at BDO and at clients (C-level staff and Audit / Risk Committee equivalents);
    • Able to identify key areas of change and subjectivity affecting the Banking and Lending industry in South Africa, research these areas and summarise internal views and consultations, with a view to providing thought leadership out to the FS market on banking and lending;
    • Able to collaborate with the existing FS team as part of a flat reporting structure; and to collaborate with other FS Managers, Senior Managers, Associate Directors and Partners across BDO Financial Services.


    • B. Com Honours; CA (SA) qualification;
    • A minimum of 3 completed years’ post-qualification experience;
    • Specific experience in banking and/or lending external audit engagements at a professional services firm, and/or Financial Services work experience outside practice but within the industry post articles;
    • A sound knowledge of and exposure to the IASB accounting standards, audit standards (ISA’s) currently in issue, and a wide general knowledge of legislation and regulations that could affect financial reporting in the Financial Services industry;
    • Deep knowledge and experience with the application of IFRS 7, IFRS 9, IFRS 13 and IAS 39 and all the ISA’s currently in issuance.


    • Building trust and relationships
    • Fostering collaborative teamwork
    • Accessibility, persuasiveness and influencing
    • Proactive in all that we do
    • Fostering active communication
    • Continuously adding value
    • Client focused
    • Demonstrating a commercial and innovative digital mind-set
    • Aligning career aspirations with the strategies, goals and objectives of the team and firm
    • Innovative and willing to share ideas for new ways of working
    • Ability to work with all levels within an organisation
    • Demonstration of passion and energy to Financial Services and to the specific area of specialisation

    Closing Date:1st, April 2022

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    Junior Audit Manager - Financial Services

    The Junior Audit Manager oversees and ensures that the project runs efficiently and profitably from inception to sign-off by managing all the relevant stakeholders in accordance with the Firm's policies and procedures. The Junior Audit Manager further supports the Engagement Partner with clients' commercial management and business development initiatives.


    Business Development:

    • Assist in generating new client leads by using different tools and platforms e.g. networking, client base analysis; diversifying from a current project
    • Assist with new client research, presentation and pitch preparation
    • Participate in special assignment as and when required


    • Managing WIP and write offs
    • Timeous and accurate billing of clients, using fee arrangement letters in liaison with the partner
    • Timeous follow up on fee queries
    • Assistance with Debtors when requested
    • Negotiating budgets/fees and overuns for clients once fee base has been agreed with the partner

    Operations and Processes:

    • Planning
    • Timeously host the pre-audit meeting and ensure that the planning meeting is set up
    • Ensure that the audit planning is signed off before commencement of the audit
    • Prepare detailed time budgets, allocating the audit work to specific audit team members
    • Communication of deadlines and budget to staff
    • Assign staff to the audit engagement, determine the number of staff and the level of experience required, thereby ensuring that the project is adequately staffed
    • Liaison with client and preparation of the schedule of audit requirements


    • Oversee and ensure that all the project activities comply with the firm's policies and procedures
    • Perform a review on all sections in the file
    • On larger assignments perform full entity general review of lower risk subsidiaries
    • Perform function of principal client contact and take full responsibility for the client relationship management and ensure that all queries are solved timeously
    • Decide on audit appropriateness of audit opinion by resolving issues which might impact on the audit opinion and ensuring that these are brought to the attention of the engagement partner and documentation thereof
    • Manage the project timelines and ensure that allocated resources are efficiently used (review timesheets to ascertain this and to also detect problem areas for individuals
    • Manage the client and ensure that the project is delivered within the scope agreed on
    • Review the work-in-progress and discuss with Partner for action. Prepare the audit efficiency checklist
    • Ultimate responsibility for bringing audit to completion, sign-off and archiving in conjunction with the Engagement Partner
    • Review the draft financial statements and ensure that they are IFRS complaint
    • Ensure that an appropriate audit report is drafted
    • Ensure that matters for Partners attention and Overs/Unders schedules have been prepared and discussed with the Partner and that the Partner has signed off the schedule
    • Ensure that the documents pertaining to audit finalisation / completion has been completed and reviewed (Overs/Unders, Management letter, Representation letter)
    • Ensure that the post balance sheet events review work and the going concern review is completed up to the date of the signing of the audit report
    • Prepare audit committee documents, attend and present at audit committees (with audit partner discussion)
    • Attend and facilitate wrap-up meetings
    • Negotiate overruns and budgets
    • Provide low level tech support too team and department as a whole
    • Provide adequate on the job training, counselling and evaluation


    • Be responsible for staff movements on and off the job (approval of leave) and timeously communicate to all relevant parties.
    • Ensure that the files for archiving are done

    People Development, Learning and Growth:

    • Timeous completion of ANAs once completed by the trainee
    • Relationship building with the trainee
    • Timeous completion of PTS and LTS and ANAs
    • Mentoring of trainees and seniors when required
    • Assist with recruitment and selection e.g. interviews, VAC work

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • CA(SA) or eligible to register as a CA(SA) at the end of this year
    • Completed articles within the Financial Services industry specifically
    • A proven track record


    • Communication (Verbal and Written / Negotiation)
    • Personal Development (Emotional Intelligence / Continuous Development)
    • Relationship Management (Building successful teams)
    • Growing the Business (Entrepreneurial spirit / Looking for Business)
    • Client Focus (Planning, organising and control)

    Closing Date:1st, April 2022

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    Personal Assistant

    The Personal Assistant provides extensive support inclusive but not limited to admin, secretarial and functional support associated with the specific role requirements. The Personal Assistant also assists in increasing and ensuring the office's efficiency in terms of the required administrative functions.

    Tthe Personal Assistant will inter alia be responsible for.

    • Providing professional and confidential administrative and support to the relevant department.
    • Diary management for Partners and General Office Administration
    • Manage the sending IFRS technical communication
    • Providing support to the directors by setting up of reviews, scheduling review meetings and coordinating all the resources associated with reviews.
    • Maintaining and setting up new templates
    • Providing logistical support to the Partners in the execution of his/her duties
    • Coordinating and providing training support to the directors including setting up of training on various platforms, sending out training communication, maintaining training registers for IRBA reporting, maintaining training calendar and updating of training information of HR systems
    • Processing invoices (including credit notes and release of write off invoices).
    • Organisation and booking of seminars and conferences for partners and staff including: bookings, expense requisitions, obtaining partner authorisation, follow up, sending to relevant partners
    • Organising business and private travel arrangements
    • Ensure financial statements are printed and audit reports are typed.
    • Communicating verbally and electronically with internal and external clients.
    • Liaising with courier services for both local and international deliveries as well as internal driver/messenger on deliveries
    • Input of weekly timesheets and expenses (billings) onto Great soft and keep track of hours spent
    • Dealing with Client queries and enquiries.
    • Debt collection on requests from partners.
    • Control of Petty Cash Management process
    • General Administration and any ad hoc duties/projects that will be assigned from time to time.


    • National Diploma - Administration and Office Support/ 3-year Degree in Office Management/Secretary studies desirable


    • 3-6 years of experience as a Personal Assistant
    • Prior experience with a financial services company desirable

    Skills and Competencies Required:

    • Good interpersonal skills will be required to be successful in this role
    • Organizational skills and the ability to multitask are essential
    • Ability to prioritise and handle stress
    • Excellent written and verbal communication
    • Must be able to communicate effectively at all levels
    • Ability to work under pressure
    • Fine attention to detail
    • Assertiveness
    • A high level of initiative and ability to work independently to meet deadlines.
    • Professionalism
    • Socially aware and able to work as part of a diverse team


    • Microsoft TEAMS
    • Microsoft 365
    • Excellent MS Word especially developer function, PowerPoint

    Closing Date:30th, March 2022

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