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  • Posted: Feb 4, 2020
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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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    General Ledger Accountant

    What you will do:

    • Will be responsible for maintaining the general ledger structure, records financial transactions into the company's general ledger and subsidiary ledgers and pulls reports. Responsible for smaller service lines / P&Ls with less complex transactions. Provides support to Service Line Finance Managers in pulling GL reports for the purpose of budgeting and forecasting.
    • Supports the Senior Accountants (Service Lines) and the Assistant Manager (Service Lines) in general accounting activities.

    Key Performance Area
    Input (method used)
    Strategic Impact

    • Under minimal guidance, supports the team in the delivery of services to clients in line with the defined strategic objectives
    • Supports management in the implementation of change initiatives as directed

    Client Impact: External / Internal

    • Works collaboratively with own team and that of the client service line/area to deliver quality service in allocated tasks
    • Proactively consults with senior/s on issues arising that may impact the broader deliverables of the team to clients

    Operational Effectiveness

    • Raises areas of concern related to own/team delivery of service for discussion and resolution
    • With minimal supervision, completes designated tasks for review by line, ensuring deadlines are met

    Development/Growth of Team

    • Cultivates ability to give effective development feedback both upwards and to peers
    • Actively works to address identified development areas
    • Assists junior staff with day-to-day issues

    Budgets / Profitability

    • Effective use of time, equipment and resources

    Differentiators for this specific role
    Enablement Accountants will be responsible for the end-to-end management of the Country/ Enablement Function general ledger including, but not limited to
    Budgeting, Forecasting and Target setting:

    • Budgets and forecasts for the central functions
    • Assists in calculating recovery of enablement functions costs per service line
    • Assists in performing direct and indirect cost allocations
    • Assists in setting targets for the central functions relating to cost efficiency

    Financial Reporting:

    • Assist in preparation of monthly results reporting pack and commentary (for enablement functions)
    • Assist with reporting of performance against KPIs and North Stars
    • Checks detailed general ledger and reallocates expenses to correct enablement departments (i.e. staff expense claims)
    • Determines provisions and accruals for assigned enablement functions
    • Consolidates results for assigned enablement function
    • Assists with preparation of bi-annual forecast
    • Assist with reconciliation of balance sheets for assigned enablement function
    • Submits year-end reconciliations for assigned enablement function
    • Prepares file for CFO’s perusal and report on review notes

    Processing of Journals:

    • Posts to and updates the General Ledger (GL)
    • Processes journals at month end and at request of the CFO
    • Processes all journals for central functions (for example bonus provisions, leave pay provision, budget smoothing general journals, accruals, reallocation accounts and cost center journals, canteen charges, rent, print room, standard, adjusting, audit, and closing journal entries etc.)
    • Assists in resolving any discrepancies
    • Raises provisions for debtors where required
    • Adjusts and releases provisions accordingly
    • Assesses impact of proposed general ledger change
    • Reconciles sub ledger entries

    FNB Credit Cards and Staff Debtors (Enablement Functions):

    • Prepares and uploads journals
    • Converts credit card allocation sheets to journals
    • Conducts staff debtors allocations and deductions

    Fixed Asset Accounting Enablement Functions):

    • Reviews procurement invoices
    • Compiles a Fixed Asset Register (FAR)
    • Reviews any updates made to the FAR with the asset details and asset classes
    • Reviews any discrepancies resolved between the FAR and the GL
    • Pulls FAR reports from SAP
    • Identifies assets to be written off and writes off assets accordingly
    • Recognises proceeds from the sale of assets
    • Impairs assets when applicable
    • Accounts for depreciation and capitalisation of fixed assets
    • Verifies GIS FAR

    General:

    • Reviews and follows up on debtors
    • Performs period and year-end close activities
    • Performs closing adjustments and process allocations
    • Assists Senior Accountant/ Business Partner with queries in respect of financial issues related to their departments
    • Assists Senior Accountant/ Business Partner with other tasks as required
    • Performs first-level cost analysis and provides feedback to the Country/ Regional/ Enablement Business Partner/s on the results

    Governance:

    • Communicates and updates the General Accounting Specialist on Country/ Regional General Accounting movements
    • Attends Africa-wide: General Accounting team meetings and training
    • Complies with standardised processes and controls

    Technical competencies
    Technical

    • Sound technical knowledge in specific functional area
    • Effective client interaction, analysis and project management skills
    • Experience in drafting of presentations and reports for review
    • Proficient in MS Office suite
    • Basic financial knowledge and understanding

    Behavioural

    • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Interpersonal and relationship building skills
    • Desire to develop self
    • Client delivery focus
    • Adaptable
    • Focus on quality and awareness of risk
    • Problem solving ability
    • Displays business acumen

    Talent Standards : Support Staff Capabilities
    Capability

    Description

    • Living our Purpose:Identifies and embraces our purpose and values and puts these into practice in their professional life
    • Influence:Builds relationships and communicates effectively in order to positively influence peers and other stakeholders
    • Performance drive:Seeks opportunities to challenge self; teams with others across businesses and borders to deliver and takes accountability for own and team results
    • Strategic direction:Understands objectives for clients and Deloitte, aligns own work to objectives and sets personal priorities
    • Talent development:Develops self by actively seeking opportunities for growth, shares knowledge and experiences with others, and acts as a strong brand ambassador

    Qualifications/Experience

    • Minimum Qualifications:Degree (Finance / Accounting)
    • Desired Qualifications:Postgraduate qualification in Finance / Accounting
    • Minimum Experience:4 years in finance
    • Desired Experience:5 years in finance

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    Risk Advisory – Data Analytics - Big Data Architect

    What impact will you make?

    Every day, your work will make an impact that matters, while you thrive in a dynamic culture of inclusion, collaboration and high performance. As the undisputed leader in professional services, Deloitte is where you will find unrivalled opportunities to succeed and realize your full potential.

    What you will do?

    Main Purpose of Job

    As a Big Data Architect in our Data Analytics practice, you are passionate about data and technology solutions, are driven to learn about them and keep up with market evolution. You will play an active role throughout the entire engagement cycle, specializing in modern data solutions including data ingestion/data pipeline frameworks, data warehouse & data lake architectures, cognitive computing and cloud services. You are enthusiastic about all things data, have strong problem-solving and analytical skills, are tech savvy and have a solid understanding of software development.

    Specifically, in this role, you will:

    •     Lead, define, design and implement end-to-end modern data platforms in support of analytics and AI use cases
    •     Collaborate with enterprise architects, data architects, ETL developers & engineers, data scientists and information designers to lead identification and definition of required data structures, formats, pipelines, metadata, and workload orchestration capabilities
    •     Address aspects such as data privacy & security, data ingestion & processing, data storage & compute, analytical & operational consumption, data modelling, data virtualization, self-service data preparation & analytics, AI enablement, and API integrations
    •     Define and develop solution architectures, lead development teams, estimate effort and mentor junior colleagues
    •     Lead technical meetings with client staff, and advise client with technical option analyses based on leading practices

    Qualifications

    •     Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in quantitative areas such as Computer Science, Information Management, Big Data & Analytics, or related field is desired; certifications in architecture (TOGAF), data engineering and development on AWS, Azure, GCP and/or Hadoop distributions are an asset.
    •     5+ years’ experience leading engagements from design to implementation of creative data solutions leveraging the latest in Big Data frameworks, supporting on-premise, cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP) and hybrid architectures to enable use cases in analytics and AI
    •     5+ years’ experience architecting solutions for optimal extraction, transformation and loading of data from a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional sources such as structured, unstructured, and semi-structured using SQL, NoSQL and data pipelines for real-time, streaming, batch and on-demand workloads
    •     3+ years’ experience with analytics/data management strategy formulation, architectural blueprinting, business case development and effort estimation of disruptor based analytics
    •     Ability to simplify complex technical concepts into easy-to-understand non-technical language in order to facilitate, communicate and interact with executives and business stakeholders, working with Agile development methods in data-oriented projects

    Specialized Competencies

    • Supports Data Analytics team in the implementation of client delivery on specific engagements Applies deep knowledge of technology to drive continuous improvement.

     Behavioural Competencies

    • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Interpersonal and relationship building skills
    • Desire to develop self
    • Client delivery focus
    • Adaptable
    • Focus on quality
    • Problem solving ability
    • Analytical

    Additional information

    • Please note that this job advertisement provides a summary of the capabilities required and all candidates shortlisted will receive a full list of capabilities.

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    Internal Clients Services - Finance - Project Services - Accountant

    What impact will you make?

    Every day, your work will make an impact that matters, while you thrive in a dynamic culture of inclusion, collaboration and high performance. As the undisputed leader in professional services, Deloitte is where you will find unrivalled opportunities to succeed and realize your full potential.

    What you will do?

    Effective delivers Project Services (PS) administration services to the business (as per dedicated Service Line) for engagements that are simple or small in nature or in support of Service Lines that have large volumes but are less complex in nature

    Ensure that PS processes are run correctly

    Differentiators for the role

    Project Services Accountants will be responsible for the end-to-end management of projects including, but not limited to:

    • Assists Business in collating the required information (such as the project plan, billing schedule and resourcing) to open a project code
    • Verifies accuracy and completeness of information required to open project codes
    • Enforces compliance of governance requirements in the way that codes are opened
    • Communicates code governance requirements to business as and where needed
    • Escalates non-compliance to direct report
    • Ensures that the correct contract type is selected in order for the correct revenue recognition methodology to be followed
    • Oversees the code opening integration of Phoenix to SAP S4 HANA , and loads any additional information required by SAP
    • Ensures timeous and accurate opening and closing of engagement codes (by self or Business if applicable)
    • Manages time recording and expenses claims in relation to the pre-loaded project plan
    • Manages billing based on the project plan and instruction from Business
    • Submit zero rated/ exempt VAT invoices to the Regional Tax Hub for tax compliance checks
    • Tracks unapproved expenses
    • Tracks missing time sheets and unapproved overtime
    • Reviews forecast revenue based on project plan, in line with firm policy
    • Effect any required adjustments, based on instruction from Business, to the monthly forecast to ensure accurate revenue recognition
    • Initiates credit notes on request from Business and submits to the Business Partner for review
    • Ensures profit/loss impact of projects after project completion are reviewed and recognised correctly
    • Assists Business with timeous project code closure
    • Manages project code closure, with no activity, via a monthly ‘clean-up’ analysis
    • Manages replacement of Project Owners (Manager, Billing Partner, Proxy, project leaders or AR Party) on SAP
    • Resolves queries relating to project services data or process
    • Provides assistance and system training to project leaders on SAP activities relating to WIP and revenue reviews, rebates, provisions and revenue recognition reconciliations
    • Manages Project Services close over month-end
    • Performs first-level revenue analysis and combined with cost analysis from the General Accounting Accountant, provides feedback to the Country/ Regional/ Service Line Business Partner/s on the results

    Governance:

    • Communicates and updates the Project Services Specialist on Country/ Regional Project Services movements
    • Attends Africa-wide: Project Services team meetings and training
    • Complies with standardised processes and controls

    Key Performance Areas:

    Strategic Impact

    • Under minimal guidance, supports the team in the delivery of services to clients in line with the defined strategic objectives

    Client Impact: External / Internal

    • Works collaboratively with own team and that of the client service line/area to deliver quality service in allocated tasks

    Operational Effectiveness

    • Raises areas of concern related to own/team delivery of service for discussion and resolution

    Development/Growth of Team

    • Cultivates ability to give effective development feedback both upwards and to peers

    Budgets / Profitability

    • Effective use of time, equipment and resources

    Key Competencies required:

    Leadership Capabilities

    Living our Purpose - Acts as a role model, embracing and living our purpose and values, and recognizing others for the impact they make

    Influence - Influences clients, teams, and individuals positively, leading by example and establishing confident relationships with increasingly senior people

    Performance drive - Delivers exceptional client service; maximizes results and drives high performance from people while fostering collaboration across businesses and borders

    Strategic direction - Understands key objectives for clients and Deloitte, aligns people to objectives and sets priorities and direction

    Talent development - Develops high-performing people and teams through challenging and meaningful opportunities

    Professional Capabilities:

    Knows the business and industry: Knows how member firm business works and keeps up-to-date on industry activities, marketplace trends and leading practices

    Manages to results: Takes responsibility for assigned areas and contributes to the successful realization of common goals

    Manages and executes projects: Prepares and manages work plans to ensure efficient and timely completion of work

    Solves problems: Identifies and solves problems objectively using analysis, experience and judgment

    Manages quality and risk: Understands and applies quality assurance and risk management procedures in all areas of work performed

    Manages change and ambiguity: Is adaptive and flexible in the face of change and ambiguity

    Qualifications

    Required

    • Degree (Finance / Accounting)
    • 4 years in finance

    Preferred

    • Postgraduate qualification in Finance / Accounting
    • 5 years in finance

    Additional Information

    • Please note that this job advertisement provides a summary of the capabilities required and all candidates shortlisted will receive a full list of capabilities

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    Senior Manager (Southern Africa Reporting)

    What impact will you make?

    Every day, your work will make an impact that matters, while you thrive in a dynamic culture of inclusion, collaboration and high performance. As the undisputed leader in professional services, Deloitte is where you will find unrivalled opportunities to succeed and realize your full potential.

    What you will do?

    Main Purpose of Job

    Responsible for managing the Southern Africa reporting team. Accountable for the delivery and operations of the Southern Africa reporting function

    Key Performance Area

    Strategic Impact

    Client = Internal Service Line or Service area for which the Finance Partner is responsible for

    Contributes to input on Finance and Client strategy based on area of expertise

    ·    Leads implementation of strategy plans agreed by leadership of Finance and Client including:

    • Development of content for identified change initiatives and drive implementation of these
    • Setting of implementation plans with team/s including timelines, actions and measures for success
    • Provides significant support to Finance and Client leadership in communication and implementation of strategic objectives
    • Understands the EXCO mandate for Finance and communicates this clearly to team/s

    Client Impact: Internal

    • Oversees delivery of specific area of expertise to client on a national basis
    • Provides expert professional input on strategic and complex issues related to area of expertise

    Operational Effectiveness

    • Monitors delivery by teams against client expectations
    • Gives direction and support to teams on client requirements and team achievements
    • Keeps Client and Finance leadership teams updated on status of all projects within area of responsibility

    Development/Growth of Team

    (Detail as applicable to role)

    • Identifies, recruits, mentors and develops team members.
    • Acts as counsellor to manager level staff within Finance, ensuring effective coaching and guidance in development and career growth
    • Develops effective relationships with key talent in Finance and ensures they are well supported in their career growth

    Budgets / Profitability

    • Provides annual budget input for area of responsibility for approval and integration into Finance budget
    • Manages costs for designated area and ensures time and expenses are submitted weekly

    Differentiators for this specific role

    Governance

    • Assist with setting and communicating reporting deadlines
    • Assist with setting and communicating budget and year end exchange rates
    • Align and standardise reporting templates, mappings and processes for Global
    • Maintain a register of all financials and keep corporate structure up to date

    Southern Africa Reporting:

    Monthly Exco packs:

    • Review monthly Exco packs with account analysis
    • Review Revenue reports
    • Review working capital reports

    Monthly Balance sheet recons:

    • Review monthly balance sheet recons

    Board packs:

    • Review Southern Africa board packs with results analysis
    • Review documentation required for the Finance committee meetings

    Adhoc reporting requests:

    • Review reports/responses to adhoc reporting requests

    Annual Integration reports:

    • Assist with coordination and perform final review of the preparation of the Regional Annual Financial Statements
    • Review consolidated financial sections Annual Integrated report

    Budget and Forecasts:

    • Monitor and review the completion and submission of the budget
    • Review the budget and forecast Exco reports with results analysis
    • Review the budget and forecast Board packs with results analysis

    DTTL Reporting:

    Review and signoff on all DTTL monthly reporting requirements for submission to Southern Africa CFO

    Technical competencies

    Technical

    • Authority in field with in-depth functional and business knowledge
    • Excellent leadership skills
    • Proven ability to develop strategy for area of expertise
    • Experienced in successful oversight and execution of complex projects
    • Recognised as a skilled presenter
    • Excellent report writing skills
    • Excellent financial knowledge

    Behavioural

    • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
    • Excellent mentorship and coaching ability with desire to develop self and others
    • Strong client delivery focus
    • Highly adaptable, managing change and ambiguity with ease
    • Focus on quality and risk
    • Excellent problem solving ability
    • Exceptional business acumen

    Leadership Standards

     Living our Purpose

    • Acts as a role model and inspires others to embrace and live our purpose and values

    Competitive Edge

    • Applies deep knowledge of disruptive trends and competitor activity to drive continuous improvement

    Influence

    • Builds deep relationships across a diverse network and uses a flexible influencing style to gain buy-in and drive impact

    Performance drive

    • Creates opportunities to drive impact; anticipates client needs and delivers superior results by leveraging each person’s strengths to build high performing teams across businesses and borders

    Strategic direction

    • Translates broader strategy into a compelling team vision and goals; aligns the team and sets priorities to achieve objectives

    Talent development

    • Actively contributes to building the talent pipeline; creates a talent experience that attracts, develops and retains top talent and high performing teams

    Inspirational Leadership

    • Establishes a strong leadership brand and inspires followership through passion, integrity, and appreciation of others

    Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications

    • CA (SA)

    Desired Qualifications

    • CA (SA) at one of the big four

    Minimum Experience

    • 8 years in finance

    Desired Experience

    • 3 of those in a management role

    Additional information

    • Please note that this job advertisement provides a summary of the capabilities required and all candidates shortlisted will receive a full list of capabilities.

     

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