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  • Posted: Mar 20, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • 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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    Actuarial and Insurance Solutions (AIS Life Team): Actuarial Analyst

    Job Description
    Main Purpose of Job:

    An opportunity to develop a deep understanding of technical issues by delivering on a wide variety of projects, including but not limited to:

    • Outsourced Head of Actuarial Function
    • Actuarial Modelling
    • Reserving, pricing and capital modelling
    • IFRS 17
    • Exponential Actuary
    • Due Diligence

    What are we looking for:

    • Ability to take on projects and delight our clients
    • Desire to grow into a trusted adviser to our clients
    • Aptitude for developing and managing teams
    • Excellent people skills
    • Strong communication skills
    • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary environment
    • Proven ability in the Life Insurance industry
    • Strong analytical and modelling capabilities
    • Programming skills

    Minimum Qualifications:    

    • Actuarial students making good progress with actuarial exams or newly qualified actuaries

    Minimum Experience:  

    • Minimum 2-3 years working experience  
    • Majority of working experience in the Life Insurance actuarial domain
    • Actuarial valuation experience in Prophet, DCS or any other valuation software
    • Strong experience of capital and solvency calculations, reserving and reinsurance will be advantageous
    • Specific experience in IFRS17 will be an advantage
    • Pricing experience/knowledge will be an advantage

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    Financial Services Advisory: FSA (Credit Risk): Senior Consultant/ Assistant Manager

    Job Description

    • To support FS Advisory Credit Risk Team in delivery of services to / at client premises on delegated engagements and projects. 


    • Minimum Qualifications and Experience required:     
    • BSC Degree (Mathematics/Statistics/Quantitative/Financial Engineering or Actuarial Science. 
    • Financial Modelling experience– technical knowledge in PD, EAD, LGD, Basel II and IAS39.
    • Experience in building and developing IFRS 9 Models.
    • Financial services and market regulations knowledge and application: regulation 23, IAS39, IFRS 9 (intermediate level).
    • 2-3 years credit experience at a Bank or Consultancy.
    • Retail credit risk experience preferred.
    • Programming and coding skills: SAS, VBA, Matlab, R and Python.

    Additional Information

    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
    • Talent development - Develops high-performing people and teams through challenging and meaningful opportunities
    • Performance drive - Delivers exceptional client service; maximizes results and drives high performance from people while fostering collaboration across businesses and borders
    • Influence - Influences clients, teams, and individuals positively, leading by example and establishing confident relationships with increasingly senior people
    • Strategic direction - Understands key objectives for clients and Deloitte, aligns people to objectives and sets priorities and direction

    Technical Competencies:

    • Understanding of the audit and advisory businesses, and their interaction with wider firm locally and globally, strategy and challenges
    • Notable experience on providing Strategic Insights to Partners
    • Project management experience
    • Excellent industry and business knowledge
    • Demonstrated leadership skills
    • Ability to interpret, communicate and implement strategy
    • Demonstrated execution of complex projects within timeframes and cost
    • Experienced in development and delivery of professional presentations
    • Excellent report writing skills
    • Solid financial knowledge

    Behavioural Competencies:

    • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal with all levels of staff & leadership
    • 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

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    Financial Services Advisory (FSA): Technical Accounting Insurance Manager/ Senior Manager

    Job Description
    Main Purpose of Job

    • Role of Manager in the IFRS Advisory sub-division within the Financial Services Advisory service line.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Supporting the development and implementation of the insurance strategy within Financial Services Advisory. This strategy is targeted at Tier 1 and Tier 2 insurers and requires a level of competence in the areas of insurance process accounting, IFRS 17, SAM and regulatory reporting.
    • Delivering on the following service offerings to clients within the competencies listed above, with a specific focus on IFRS 17 delivery:
    • Business impact assessments and gap analyses;
    • Technical accounting opinions and advice;
    • Development of financial reporting templates, financial statements and general ledger configurations;
    • Development of stakeholder communication
    • Secondments to clients to support their IFRS 17, regulatory reporting and/or SAM processes;
    • IFRS 17 implementation and financial reporting transformation projects, supported by the Deloitte Risk Advisory, Actuarial & Insurance Solutions, Human Capital and Tax divisions.
    • Developing expertise in other International Financial Reporting Standards that impact insurers, including IFRS 9, IFRS 13 and IFRS 15.
    • Actively supporting in identifying sales opportunities in the insurance market and contributing to the preparation of proposals/tenders and presentations for these clients.
    • Identifying innovative solutions on projects / engagements to enhance / renew service offerings to client.
    • Preparing and delivering of training material to internal and external stakeholders.
    • Contributing to thought leadership and sharing of knowledge and expertise with clients, colleagues and teams.
    • Managing client engagements and maintaining oversight of all engagements / projects within sphere of responsibility.
    • Acting as a coach/mentor in developing team members and counselees on an ongoing basis.
    • Empowering analysts through appropriate delegation of work.


    • Qualified CA’s / Manager with 1 to 2 years from a Big 4 Professional services firm or currently be working at an Insurer.
    • Must have prior Insurance Industry experience and be interested in implementing new accounting standards like IFRS17
    • Must have current technical accounting experience
    • Must be willing to invest time to skill up to be able to implement once training has been provided
    • Prior involvement in implementing a new accounting standard such as IFRS 9, 15 or 16 will be advantageous

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    Assurance Services - Manager (AOA, ARA, & DEA) JHB

    Job Description
    About the job:

    • Apply core finance and accounting knowledge in an advisory context to assist our clients in enabling the success of their finance function.
    • Improving the effectiveness and performance of finance functions, and finance processes.
    • Supporting our clients to improve their controllership close-to-report cycle. This includes assessing their people, processes, and systems.
    • Providing practical and pragmatic accounting solutions.
    • Supporting clients during disruptive events (large transactions, such as IPO readiness, mergers and acquisitions, divestments, etc.)


    • Qualifications, Experience and Competencies required:
    • Newly qualified CA(SA) or
    • B Com Financial accounting degree
    • B Com Financial management degree
    • B Com IT degree
    • And/ or B Com Internal Audit and
    • 3-5 years’ work experience
    • Knowledge of financial accounting and internal controls or SOX experience

    Our diverse and inclusive Assurance Services team is growing rapidly to meet increasing client demand in solving challenges in the Finance function. We need you to help us make an impact that matters.

    We’re looking for someone with some or more of the following attributes:

    • Understanding of finance business processes (“as-is”, gap analysis, documentation, flowcharts)
    • Internal controls design and testing to address risks identified within a process
    • Experience in finance functions optimisation / improvements with ERP and reporting packages / systems (SAP, Oracle, SAGE, Hyperion, etc) experience.
    • Understanding of the chart of accounts structure and design of month-end balance sheet reconciliation process
    • Experience with advanced Excel – macros, etc.

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