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  • Posted: Apr 21, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • 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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    Research and Development - Senior Manager

    Key Responsibilities

    The candidate’s key responsibilities will include:

    • Preparation and delivery on high quality Innovation Incentive applications
    • Working closely with the team to promote our Innovation incentive offerings; including writing articles, presenting at networking events, providing social media and website updates.
    • Present at service proposal presentations to clients and potential clients, demonstrating credibility of the team.
    • Manage and drive our growing R&D Tax offering.
    • Networking with clients to grow the R&D portfolio.
    • Networking with colleagues internally to promote the R&D services.
    • Developing relationships with clients.

    Skills and attributes for success

    • Organisational, analytical, problem-solving and communication skills.
    • An excellent communicator, analytical, organised, structured, and result orientated approach to work.
    • Attention to detail.
    • Good planning and organizational skills.
    • Ability to work effectively under pressure.
    • Self-driven, dynamic, and professional.
    • An ability to work with people and always maintain a work / people skills balance.
    • An effective time manager and project planner who is focused on delivering exceptional client services.
    • An ability to maintain and develop relations with clients
    • An ability to network and grow the business
    • An ability to multi-task and manage a diverse portfolio of clients

    Requirements

    • A university degree in engineering (or similar);
    • 5 to 8 years of experience in Innovation Incentives. Knowledge of other incentives will be a plus;
    • A technical background and an in-depth understanding of the Innovation Incentive landscape.
    • Technical experience in different sectors such as industrial, manufacturing, mining, technology and software processes is preferred.
    • Experience in a consulting environment is preferred.

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    Energy & Natural Resources - Assistant Audit Manager - Johannesburg

    Your key responsibilities 

    Everything you do will lead to providing definitive auditing services that the capital markets and the client can rely upon. You will analyze financial statements, annual reports and annual general meetings for our clients to ensure that there are no breach of auditing standards. You will help our clients respond better to reporting and auditing issues within their businesses.  

    Skills and attributes for success 

    • Identifying potential audit issues or unusual trends in financial statements with detailed analytical trend analysis  
    • Demonstrating your professionalism while working in clients’ environments and providing exceptional service  
    • Operating effectively in a regulated environment, with a focus on protecting the capital markets and the investing public   
    • Having a genuine passion for protecting the financial markets via audit procedures auditing, and the resilience to prioritize and adapt in a demanding, fast-moving, constantly changing environment  

    To qualify for the role you must have 

    • Bcom Honours with ITC
    • Around 1-2 years’ post article experience as an accountant or auditor in the Assurance Space
    • Excellent critical thinking and analysis skills, and the confidence to identify and resolve         problems   
    • A proven record of excellence in communication and negotiation, supported by the technical writing skills to translate data into compelling stories and meaningful insights. 

    Ideally, you’ll also have 

    •  Qualified CA(SA) 

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    CRM Delivery lead

    The opportunity

    EY is looking for a Microsoft Delivery Lead (Senior Manager/Director) to join our team. This is a technical role managing the Implementation team to ensure the timely delivery of quality solutions to clients’ while ensuring that the financial goals of the organization from the projects are met. Most of your time will be spent embedded with our clients’ team and we’ll look to you to provide them with a unique perspective on how they must continue to innovate and remain competitive with technologies.

    Your key responsibilities

    You will have implementation experience of multiple enterprise-wide technology projects. High-level understanding of Microsoft Azure and working knowledge of Microsoft platform technologies. Working within a team environment, manage multiple projects, and adapt to change. Proven ability to manage multiple teams located across different geographical regions for a single project. Proven ability to influence and lead cross-functional teams in an environment of competing interests and limited resources. Strong client management skills and experience working with enterprise clients.

    Skills and attributes for success

    How your skills and experience will make an impact:

    To qualify for the role, you must have

    • Bachelor’s degree or diploma with IT, Finance or Business Administration
    • 15 or more years of related work experience in a Global Firm with specialization in an enterprise-wide CRM technology.
    • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in managing CRM implementations.
    • Agile certification as Scrum Master or Product Owner.
    • Experience in product development and delivery framework especially Agile framework, DevOps practices and micro services
    • Strong written and verbal communication, presentation, client service and technical writing skills, coupled with a strong interest in further developing and integrating enterprise business processes with technology skills.
    • Knowledge of leading practices, benchmarking, peer company environments and prior advisory experience relevant to industry-specific business and technology functions

    Ideally, you’ll also have

    • Certification by the Project Management Institute (PMI), PMP is preferred, but not essential.
    • Microsoft Dynamics Certifications 

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    Transaction Strategy and Execution - Senior Manager - Johannesburg 1 1

    Responsibilities

    As a Senior Manager within the TSE team, you would be required to:

    • Lead client engagement teams in developing and executing their transaction strategy to secure deal value.
    • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of integrations, carve-outs, and other types of transaction engagements.
    • Demonstrate skills in project leadership, including synergy assessment, project management, problem-solving, and facilitation.
    • Identifying risks and issues related to integration planning, timelines, and functional areas.
    • Develop client relationships at the appropriate client level and be responsible for a high degree of client satisfaction with the engagement process and work products.
    • Lead business development activities including preparing proposals, presentations and attending pursuit meetings with clients to help sell and cross sell work within SaT and EY.
    • Be responsible for fostering an open and inclusive teaming work environment.

    To qualify, candidates must have:

    Deep business operations experience:

    • Deep understanding of one or more core operational functions (such as IT, supply chain, finance, sales & marketing, HR etc.); experience in business process re-engineering, cost optimisation, business integrations, with a demonstrated aptitude for quantitative and qualitative analysis
    • Operating model development and design
    • Strong understanding of the link between a businesses’ operating environment and resulting financial performance

    Qualifications:

    Candidates should ideally have one of the below qualifications and/or experience:

    • A bachelor's degree (business, finance, supply chain, engineering, computer science or related field, etc.) and approximately 7 - 10 years of related work experience; or equivalent work experience
    • Professional services / consulting experience: from a management consultancy, corporate finance firm or as an 'internal consultant' in a corporate environment
    • Experience related to transactions (ideally due diligence, M&A, carve-out or integrations experience)
    • Related certification a plus

    Other Skills Required:

    • Experience in leading and managing complex business environments
    • Strong systems or technology understanding (incl. ERP systems) with ability to make detailed assessments thereof
    • Ability to make detailed assessments of operations or manufacturing infrastructure
    • Ability to determine risks and opportunity areas
    • Ability to synthesize approaches to complex integration conflicts
    • Analytically strong, with the ability to link operational analysis to financial statements and understand the implications of findings to client strategy
    • Ability to adapt to new challenges and ideas
    • Excellent problem solving, project management, facilitation, and interpersonal skills
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • A dedication to teamwork
    • Lead and mentor team members

    This position requires a willingness and ability to travel.

    Successful candidates must be committed to staying abreast of cutting-edge industry knowledge and can quickly anticipate and respond to the issues of a networked and constantly changing global economy.

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    Microsoft 365 Developer Manager

    The opportunity

    This role focusses on advising, guiding and assisting internal clients on enhancing and automating business processes in innovative and efficient ways. Most of your time will be spent specifying, designing and developing Microsoft 365 based business solutions while working closely with the various business stakeholders and users. This position will also work closely with the IT infrastructure and support teams to form a cohesive team in developing and supporting our Microsoft cloud presence.

    Your key responsibilities

    As a Microsoft 365 Developer you will play a significant role in our Microsoft 365 adoption and innovation. You will be required to provide technical expertise for the full suite of Microsoft 365 products and solutions including Teams, SharePoint, Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, OneDrive and Office. You will also be responsible for designing, developing, deploying and administering Microsoft 365 solutions.

    Specific functions:

    • Requirement Definition & Management
    • Solution Specification & Design
    • Solution Development & Deployment
    • Solution Support & Administration

    To qualify for the role, you must have

    • Bachelor's degree ideally in technology (Business with MIS, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems)
    • Minimum 2+ years of work with the full Microsoft 365 suite (specifically Teams, SharePoint, Power Apps, Power Automate and Power BI)
    • Experience using frameworks/methodologies to assess and recommend solution approaches and options.
    • Experience using Project Management frameworks/methodologies.
    • Experience using Solution Life Cycle Management frameworks/methodologies.
    • Exceptional customer engagement, especially at C-level across both business and leadership.
    • Ability to pivot from a technology to business discussion and identifying business value of technology enabled business solutions.
    • Strong written and verbal communication for senior audiences.
    • Confidence to lead meetings with sponsors, management, stakeholders and individual contributors.

    Ideally, you’ll also have

    • Relevant Microsoft Certifications with a major provider such as Microsoft.
    • Experience in governance and people/skills/culture change management associated with a typical transformation project.
    • Engagement with customers across multiple countries and industries in a broader region responsibility.

    Other Skills and attributes for success

    • Supporting / Leading team members in the development of applicable methodologies, tools, approaches, points of view, thought leadership and accelerators to differentiate EY in the Cloud Technology market.
    • Being proactive and driven to continually learn emerging technologies and business best practices.
    • Developing long-term relationships and networks both internally and externally.
    • Interacting and communicating effectively with teammates, clients, stakeholders, and executives.

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    WFA Staff/Associate

    Job summary:

    As a member of the PAS team focused on HR and business performance, you will join a talented group of professionals that help support the design and implementation of HR operating models and organisational structures, improve HR process efficiency, manage people risks, support change efforts to help organisations to successfully transition to a future state, and advise organisations on a range of challenges that are associated with a merger, acquisition, divestiture and/or carve-out. Our key capabilities include:

    • Organisational Change Management
    • Organisational Design
    • HR Operating & Delivery Model
    • HR Process Efficiency & Policy
    • Transactions

    Key responsibilities:

    As a Consultant, you will be a key resource on business transformation projects. In this role, you should be able to deliver quality client service, analyse complex problems and deliver insightful solutions.  You will also be expected to have excellent communication skills, integrate into new teams and rapidly establish relationships. More specifically, the successful candidate should:

    • Demonstrate technical competence in our capabilities (Organisational Change Management, Organisational Design, HR Operating & Delivery Model, HR Process Efficiency & Policy and Transactions) and take a practical/business driven approach to solving complex client challenges
    • Clearly articulate key messages and information across a number of communication platforms
    • Rapidly establish personal credibility and work confidently with stakeholders
    • Contribute to business development and client pursuit activities, by preparing proposals and presentations for potential clients
    • Contribute to the development of thought leadership material, by conducting research to identify latest market trends
    • Be able to work through relevant details and facts and make connections in information identifying how different aspects of a problem are related and possible causes within the context of their role and function
    • Be able to adapt to new information and changing conditions and is able to demonstrate a willingness to change ideas or perceptions based on new information or contrary evidence
    • Be able to remain calm and composed in stressful situations and maintain a positive despite setbacks and does not give up prematurely

    To qualify, candidates must have:

    • Relevant professional experience, including for example previous work with a Big 4, global management consultancy firm, niche consultancy or performed an in-house role in which you gained exposure to a large-scale project(s)
    • Around 1-2 years of prior experience in Organisational Change Management, Organisational Design, HR Operating & Delivery Model, HR Process Efficiency & Policy and Transactions
    • Personal success in current job with experience in one or more of our technical capabilities (see above)
    • Have a primary degree and relevant post-graduate qualification

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    Manager FSRM

    The opportunity 

    You’ll work as part of high-performing team on a broad range of financial services clients and assignments that will stretch and challenge you. You’ll be encouraged and expected to take accountability and make an impact.

    Your key responsibilities 

    The scope of the work that you can expect to be involved in will include supporting our clients across a range of risk and prudential-related topics, such as Regulatory reporting (under the Basel framework), Governance, Risk management, ICAAPs, Recovery Plans, Risk appetite frameworks and Pillar 3 dislcosure. You can expect to be working on client assignments mainly within the banking sector, but also cutting across insurance, and wealth & asset management, where relevant. You'll actively establish internal and external relationships and identify and escalate potential business opportunities for Ernst & Young within existing engagements.

    • Knowledge of banking and the prudential regulatory environment.
    • Knowledge of, and experience in, the banking system, financial and banking products, regulations, and risk management and models
    • Familiar with the Basel III framework at both a theoretical and practical level; and abreast of best practice in regulatory reporting
    • An understanding of developments regarding the Basel framework reforms would also be beneficial
    • Knowledge of current auditing techniques, specifically in respect of auditing regulatory returns will also be beneficial
    • Detailed understanding of risk-based auditing and risk and control strategies

    Skills and attributes for success

    • Knowledge of banking and the prudential regulatory environment.
    • Knowledge of, and experience in, the banking system, financial and banking products, regulations, and risk management and models
    • Familiar with the Basel III framework at both a theoretical and practical level; and abreast of best practice in regulatory reporting
    • An understanding of developments regarding the Basel framework reforms would also be beneficial
    • Knowledge of current auditing techniques, specifically in respect of auditing regulatory returns will also be beneficial
    • Detailed understanding of risk-based auditing and risk and control strategies

    To qualify for the role, you must have:

    • Minimum CA(SA), or other Risk related qualification
    • Familiarity with SARB prudential requirements, such as Banks Act and Regulations (Basel framework)
    • Experience in the Financial Services sector from either an auditing, consulting perspective or within a commercial bank
    • Minimum 4 years’ experience in the Banking sector environment of which at least 2 years’ experience of Prudential regulatory environment within Financial Services.
    • Understanding of Quality & Risk Management procedures within an audit firm
    • Proficiency with MS Office

    Ideally, you’ll also have 

    • Ability to understand and adapt to changing regulatory and legislative requirements

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    FS - Insurance- Senior Manager - Johannesburg

    About the opportunity 

    As part of our External Audit team, you’ll experience ongoing professional development through diverse experiences, world-class learning and individually tailored coaching. That’s how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. Sound interesting? Well this is just the beginning. Because whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime

    Client responsibilities 

    • Manage engagement economics and communicate significant issues, fees and estimates to complete to partners and clients
    • Assist partners with generating new business opportunities and building client networks and relationships
    • Understand our service offerings and actively identify opportunities to better serve clients
    • Build strong internal relationships within Assurance and across other services
    • Execution of complex audit engagements, managing risk and applying professional scepticism
    • Application of complex risk management policies and procedures on engagements with an understanding of global and local independence rules
    • Maximize operational efficiency with a focus on key performance drivers and improve operating practices by leading the implementation of all new audit solutions and enablers
    • Enhance EY’s brand positioning through strong external relationships across a network of existing and future clients
    • Provide strategic and relevant insight, connectedness and responsiveness to all clients that anticipates their needs
    • Maximize business development opportunities through leveraging of networks across other service lines and geographies
    • Participate as a reviewer in the Audit Quality Review process
    • Defend the audit work in connection with internal or external inspections (regulator, AQR, peer review) 

    Qualifications and Experience

    • CA(SA)
    • Thorough knowledge of current auditing techniques
    • Experience of the entire audit process
    • Familiarity with IFRS and local GAAP
    • Detailed understanding of risk-based auditing and risk and control strategies
    • Understanding of Quality & Risk Management procedures
    • Compliance with regulatory requirements
    • Insurance auditing experience
    • Financial services auditing experience
    • 6 - 8 years post articles Audit experience

    Technical skills requirements

    • Thorough knowledge of current auditing techniques
    • Five years to eight years of relevant work experience preferred
    • Experience of the entire audit process
    • Understanding of IFRS and local GAAP
    • Detailed understanding of risk-based auditing and risk and control strategies
    • Understanding of Quality & Risk Management (Q&RM) procedures
    • Compliance with and understanding of regulatory requirements

    Additional skills requirements

    • Track record with a blue-chip audit firm
    • Professional accountancy qualification
    • Strong academic record including a degree

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    Audit Technical - Manager

    Summary

    As an assurance audit technical manager / assistant manager (“manager”), you will be responsible for providing technical support on International Standards on Auditing (ISAs) and the EY Global Audit Methodology (GAM) to audit teams primarily in South Africa but also across our Africa business.

    The primary function of a technical consultant is to provide ad-hoc technical support to teams and to assist with the completion of formal consultation documents relating to auditor reporting, reportable irregularities or other mandatory matters per policy. You will draw on your knowledge and experience to help teams solve complex or contentious issues brought to you or the Senior Managers you report to in Audit Technical. You would seek guidance from your Senior Managers and peers to assist you in responding to audit teams as you grow your technical competency.

    Consultants at a manager / assistant manager level are also required to work on internal projects relating to technical matters. These may include developing training material, collateral or template development, coaching of audit teams and risk monitoring / mitigation projects. Smaller projects or portions of larger projects will be managed directly by you. Usually you will work with Senior Managers on contributing to the delivery of larger projects within Audit Technical.

    There is also a smaller element of presenting training to partners and managers across Africa. Managers / Assistant Managers specifically also support learning and development in presenting training to staff below manager level.

    You may also opt to take on client serving responsibilities. (Encouraged)

    Within the technical team you will be required to build valued relationships with the managers in the audit business, managers in other service lines supporting audits, with the executives in audit technical and your peers. Working as a role model for Quality & Risk Management (Q&RM), you'll build relationships with the senior managers you will work for and the managers and assistant managers who will work with you on projects and on technical consultations. You will be responsible to help managers with less experience build sustainable technical competencies.

    Responsibilities

    Technical Role responsibilities

    • Provide ad-hoc support to teams on informal queries relating to methodology, auditor reporting, EY policy, Companies Act issues, reportable irregularities, NOCLAR and other audit technical matters. You will seek guidance from senior members in the audit technical team to enable you to do so as required.
    • Provide support to the consultation process as a Subject Matter Resource (SMR). An SMR works with audit teams to ensure the consultations they submit to an Approver are complete in fact pattern, appropriately researched, well documented and have a conclusion that you as SMR would concur with.
    • Assisting partners and managers in audit with the application of complex risk management policies and procedures to resolve / manage arising risk matters through applying an understanding of global and local policies. You will seek guidance from senior members in the audit technical team to enable you to do so as required.
    • Responsible for supporting technical Senior Managers on all arising and urgent technical matters.
    • Develop a wide and deep knowledge across various technical matters (reporting, JSE regulations, Companies Act, audit methodology, analytics (digital auditing) and/or Reportable Irregularities) and over time determine an expertise as you progress.
    • Manage smaller audit technical projects from inception to completion through appropriate project management of self and other technical resources (if required) and similarly execute tasks and elements of projects assigned to you by Senior Managers.
    • Assist Senior Managers with the research and development of technical material including:
    1. Training material for in person and skype based training;
    2. Enablers, forms and template, guidance, and communications;
    3. Policy updates.
    • Assist partners in responding to internal quality inspection findings and assist Senior Managers who support partners with external inspections.
    • Assist partners and audit teams with root cause analysis process following external and internal inspections.
    • Present in-person and skype based training as required and gain experience in each of the core curriculum training events presented to trainees and new managers.  
    • Train and coach peers and juniors in Professional Practice on technical matters through day to day interactions.
    • Build strong internal relationships within Assurance and across other services
    • (Optional) Execution of complex audit engagements, managing risk and applying professional scepticism
    • Enhance EY’s brand positioning through strong external relationships across a network of external relationships through involvement on SAICA and IRBA committees if deemed appropriate by Senior Managers.

    People responsibilities

    • Be recognized as a respected and supportive mentor, coach and counsellor, building career value for individuals
    • Build and develop an inclusive culture of high-performing and diverse teams
    • Contribute to performance feedback for peers and staff.
    • Contribute to people initiatives including recruiting, retaining and training Assurance professionals where appropriate.
    • Contribute to the maintenance of an educational program to continually develop personal skills
    • Understand, follow and communicate workplace policies and procedures to all levels of staff
    • Develop personal profile and awareness of EY offerings in the marketplace
    • Build strong  and long term relationships with key partners and ADs
    • Act as an ambassador of EY in the market, with regulators and with clients

    Qualifications and Experience

    • CA(SA)
    • Thorough knowledge of current auditing techniques
    • Knowledge and understanding of ISAs, SAAPS and Auditing Professions Act
    • Experience of the entire audit process
    • Familiarity with IFRS
    • Detailed understanding of risk-based auditing and risk and control strategies
    • Understanding of Quality & Risk Management procedures
    • Compliance with regulatory requirements

    Experience:

    • 1-3 years post articles experience in an auditing environment for manager position.
    • 0-2 years post articles experience / completed articles in an auditing environment for assistant manager position.
    • Advantageous to have been in a part time or full time audit technical role in an audit firm.

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    Audit Technical - Senior Manager

    Summary

    As an assurance audit technical senior manager, you will be responsible for providing technical support on International Standards on Auditing (ISAs) and the EY Global Audit Methodology (GAM) to audit teams primarily in South Africa but also across our Africa business.

    The primary function of a technical consultant is to provide ad-hoc technical support to teams and to assist with the completion of formal consultation documents relating to auditor reporting, reportable irregularities or other mandatory matters per policy. You will draw on your knowledge and experience to help teams solve complex or contentious issues brought to you and will support the Associate Directors and Executive Directors in concluding on technical matters.

    Consultants are also required to manage internal projects relating to technical matters which may include developing training material, collateral or template development, coaching of audit teams and risk monitoring / mitigation projects. There is also a smaller element of presenting training to partners and managers across Africa.

    You may also opt to take on client serving responsibilities.

    Within the technical team you will required to build valued relationships with the executives (partners down to managers) of audit teams and also with your internal peers. Working as a role model for Quality & Risk Management (Q&RM), you'll build, manage and motivate high-performing senior managers, managers and assistant managers who will work with you and for you on projects and on technical consultations. You will be responsible for helping your juniors to build sustainable technical competencies.

    Responsibilities

    Technical Role responsibilities

    • Provide ad-hoc support to teams on informal queries relating to methodology, auditor reporting, EY policy, Companies Act issues, reportable irregularities, NOCLAR and other audit technical matters.
    • Provide support to the consultation process as a Subject Matter Resource (SMR). An SMR works with audit teams to ensure the consultations they submit to an Approver are complete in fact pattern, appropriately researched, well documented and have a conclusion that you as SMR would concur with.
    • Assisting partners and managers with the application of complex risk management policies and procedures to resolve / manage arising risk matters through applying an understanding of global and local policies.
    • Responsible for supporting technical ED, and ADs on all arising and urgent technical matters.
    • Develop expertise in certain technical matters (reporting, JSE regulations, Companies Act, audit methodology, analytics (digital auditing) and/or Reportable Irregularities).
    • Manage audit technical projects from inception to completion through appropriate project management of self and other technical resources (if required).
    • Assist with the development of technical material including:
    • Training material for in person and skype based training;
    • Enablers, forms and template, guidance, and communications;
    • Policy updates.
    • Assist partners in responding to internal and external quality inspection findings and follow approval protocol for external inspection response submission.
    • Assist partners and audit teams with root cause analysis process following external and internal inspections.
    • Provide support to high risk / complex engagements (close monitoring clients) on their client level risk mitigation approach, monitor their progress against plan and prepare regular risk reports.
    • Act as a risk approver in the client acceptance process.
    • Present in-person and skype based training as required.
    • Train and coach peers, managers and assistant managers in Professional Practice on technical matters through day to day interactions and reviews of work products.
    • Build strong internal relationships within Assurance and across other services
    • (Optional) Execution of complex audit engagements, managing risk and applying professional scepticism
    • Enhance EY’s brand positioning through strong external relationships across a network of external relationships through involvement on SAICA and IRBA committees as appropriate.

    People responsibilities

    • Be recognized as a respected and supportive mentor, coach and counsellor, building career value for individuals
    • Build and develop an inclusive culture and high-performing diverse teams
    • Conduct performance reviews and contribute to performance feedback for all levels of staff
    • Contribute to people initiatives including recruiting, retaining and training Assurance professionals
    • Contribute to the maintenance of an educational program to continually develop personal skills
    • Understand, follow and communicate workplace policies and procedures to all levels of staff
    • Develop personal profile and awareness of EY offerings in the marketplace
    • Build strong  and long term relationships with key partners and ADs
    • Act as an ambassador of EY in the market, with regulators and with clients

    Qualifications and Experience

    • CA(SA)
    • Thorough knowledge of current auditing techniques
    • Knowledge and understanding of ISAs, SAAPS and Auditing Professions Act
    • Experience of the entire audit process
    • Familiarity with IFRS
    • Detailed understanding of risk-based auditing and risk and control strategies
    • Understanding of Quality & Risk Management procedures
    • Compliance with regulatory requirements
    • 4 – 6 years post articles experience in an auditing environment.
    • Advantageous to have been in a part time or full time audit technical role in an audit firm.

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    Manager - Financial Advisory Accounting Services - Core

    Job purpose

    The Manager will be responsible for working closely with FAAS Leadership, Partners, Associate Directors, Senior Managers and Managers on client engagements across Africa and EMEIA. She/he will provide technical support, grow the FAAS portfolio and coach FAAS Managers.

    The Manager should have experience in consulting and particularly in FAAS related services. She/he is also expected to display a high level of technical knowledge in IFRS.  While the Manager will be based out of our Johannesburg office, she/he may be required to travel locally and internationally to work on client engagements.

    Your client responsibilities

     Manage quality of service delivery

    • Project manage multiple client engagements and ensure exceptional quality service.
    • Act as an IFRS subject matter resource for one or more FAAS solutions:
    1. Financial Accounting and Reporting Excellence
    2. Accounting Processes
    3. Regulation, Governance and Financing
    4. Audit remediation and readiness
    5. Organizing and providing technical training
    6. Addressing service delivery quality issues if and when they occur

    Your people responsibilities

    •  Coach, manage, develop and lead more junior team members, and manage their performance
    • Identify development opportunities and training needs for high performing assistant managers and staff

    Manage business and clients

    • Actively support the Africa or EMEIA FAAS leadership both in terms of growth as well as quality initiatives
    • Enhance relationships with global teams and leverage connections to identify opportunities for work
    • Manage engagement economics, billings, and collections

     Competencies / Skills:

    • Chartered Accountant (CA)
    • 5 - 7 years (post qualification) in auditing or finance controllership roles including at least 3 years of Financial Accounting Advisory experience
    • Expert Knowledge of IFRS and International auditing standards (detailed technical knowledge and experience in newer accounting standards, namely IFRS 17, IFRS 16, IFRS 9, and IFRS 15 is essential)

    Working experience in relation to the following services/solutions:

    1. GAAP conversions and implementation of new accounting standards
    2. Drafting and designing accounting policies
    3. Technical accounting research and advice
    4. Consolidation and Compilation support
    5. Financial statement close process support
    6. Transaction accounting and reporting – IPO’s , Carve Outs , PPA etc
    7. Audit remediation and readiness
    8. Benchmarking services and market analysis
    9. Advanced data analytics (will be an added advantage)
    • strong management skills to lead teams, delegate appropriately, mentor, review performance and counsel employees
    • strong written and verbal communication, presentation, client service and technical writing skills
    • ability and comfort level in researching client inquires and emerging issues, including regulations, industry practices and new technologies
    • Industry Sector specialization will be an added advantage
    • International work experience will have added advantage

    Education

    • Chartered Accountant

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    Tax, Audit and Compliance Manager

    Job Purpose:

    Responsible for leading and managing the Statutorty Reporting, Audit and Taxation (inclusive of transfer pricing) activities for the Consumer division. This reposnibility includes developing and implementing plans, policies and procedures that meet the needs of the business. Ensures accurate, complete and timely reporting of financial activities. Maintains validity and completeness of records in line with the organisations ways of working , policies and procedures as well as local rules and legislation.

    Scope:

    • Management of the Statutory activities
    • Management of the Tax including and not limed to – Income tax , Vat returns  and reconsilitions of PAYE, SDL and UIF & transfer pricing & international Tax
    • Compliance Champion for Shared services and Key Partner to Audit purposes

    Key Requirements For Success In The Role

    • CA(SA) –non negotiatble minimum 3 years post qualification tax specific experience
    • Professional tax qualification required. non negotiatble
    • Big Four Firm Audit experience
    • FMCG experience prefereable
    • Experience in dealing with tax authorities on tax audits.
    • Able to articulate complicated tax rules in a simple manner to internal stakeholders.
    • Comfortable working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment with flexibility and adaptability required.
    • Confident self-starter with the ability to act on own initiative.
    • Strong organisational skills with great attention to detail.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Excellent Excel and presentation skills.

    Job Factors: 

    Taxation

    1. Liaising with external tax advisors to manage ongoing tax compliance for all legal entities. This includes corporation tax, VAT, withholding taxes, payroll taxes etc.
    2. Reviewing current and deferred tax provisions for all legal entities including liaising with the finance team and external advisors to ensure timely sign-off.
    3. Support deloitte with preparation and review of tax disclosure notes in the statutory financial statements of all legal entities
    4. Managing the development, implementation and monitoring of holding and financing structures for the South African entities, structuring of joint ventures, structuring of disposals, local due diligence processes in respect of proposed investments in the Mainstream Group.
    5. Supporting the Finance Director in meeting internal and external reporting obligations including quarterly compliance reports, CFO reports, board reports.
    6. Managing all local transfer pricing requirements including annual transfer pricing returns, preparation and maintenance of local files, preparation of transaction specific transfer pricing reports, management of transfer pricing audits and enquiries.
    7. Providing support to local and Group HR functions on payroll taxes, global mobility and share option related matters.
    8. Working closely with FD to develop a deep understanding of the organisations vision and business plans to develop strategic tax solutions in support of the business expansion.
    9. Monitoring proposed changes in legislation in South Africa that would impact and proposing solutions to manage these changes.
    10. Identifying and monitoring areas of tax risk for the Consumer entities.
    11. Liaising with local tax authorities, EY and managing tax audits and interactions.
    12. Assisting on additional ad hoc projects as required.

    Statutory, Audit and Controls Lead

    1.  Manage and control the production of key financial statements  for the Company according to stated schedules and in compliance with statutory reporting standards
    2. Workalongside Audit Partners to deliver qualitative Financial statements within time with qualitative feedback to the business on areas for improvement/caution.
    3. Ensure fulll compliance with the organisations internal control framework, SOX Control’s and commercial hygiene standards including compliance with local accounting/company rules and legislation.
    4. Produce periodic and ad-hoc management reports that support the business decision-making, as and when required.
    5. Obtain and maintain a thorough understanding of the financial accounting/reporting system.

    Complexity:

    • Position requires a high level of problem solving ability
    • Ability partner senior leaders and work in a matrixed organsition  
    • Self starter, proactivity and growth mindset citrical

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    Corporate Tax Manager

    The opportunity
    As a Business Tax Services Manager, you will be a part of our Business Tax Services (BTS) practice.  You will be a part of a practice which provides a wide range of tax services for many of the world's largest multinational companies. You will be able to help these corporations identify and solve complex domestic corporate tax issues.

    Our business tax services help clients unlock value, either by increasing value or preserving cash. This is achieved through our various competencies that focus on tax planning, cash tax savings, EY private that focuses on wealth preservation and creation and controversy. Our tagline as a team is “Innovate. Create. Value.” which speaks to the ethos of our people and the value creation for our clients. Be part of this dynamic team that works closely with clients to unlock value for all stakeholders through our focused tax agenda.

    Your key responsibilities

    As a Manager, you will participate in and help supervise multiple and challenging tax engagements and to deliver innovative tax planning ideas and solutions for our diverse clients.

    Skills and attributes for success

    • Provide timely and high-quality services and work products that exceed client expectations.
    • Coaching and mentoring more junior staff to execute assignments with accuracy and completeness
    • Enhance technical skills by remaining up to date on trends, new legislative developments and tax authority decisions, and apply them to complex situations relevant to the client
    • Identify opportunities for providing tax planning and other special services
    • Demonstrate professionalism through a positive and cooperative attitude and by maintaining the confidential and proprietary nature of client relationships and related work products
    • Thoroughly and accurately analyze information.
    • Participate in and contribute to achieving team goals.
    • Identify and sell opportunities for tax planning and other special services.

    To qualify for the role you must have

    • A BCom Honours degree but preferably a BCom Honours degree in accounting/accounting sciences, with a completed or in progress higher diploma / master’s degree in taxation favourable, plus a minimum of 5 years South African Corporate tax experience
    • Big 4 firm experience preferable
    • Excellent supervisory, analytical, and leadership ability
    • A commitment to learning in a tax technology environment
    • Strong project management and organizational skills
    • Ability to work with tight deadlines
    • Process oriented with excellent documentation skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
    • Mature, proactive, committed, highly motivated and driven team player

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    Assistant Manager - Financial Advisory Accounting Service - Core

    Job purpose

    The Assistant Manager will be responsible for working closely with FAAS Leadership, Partners, Associate Directors, Senior Managers and Managers on client engagements across Africa and EMEIA. She/he will provide technical support, grow the FAAS portfolio and coach more junior team members where applicable.

    The Assistant Manager should have some experience in consulting and auditing, with experience in FAAS related services an advantage. She/he is also expected to display a high level of technical knowledge in IFRS.  While the Assistant Manager will be based out of our Johannesburg office, she/he may be required to travel locally and internationally to work on client engagements.

    Your client responsibilities

     Manage quality of service delivery

    • Project manage client engagements and ensure exceptional quality service.
    • Act as an IFRS subject matter resource for one or more FAAS solutions:
    1. Financial Accounting and Reporting Excellence
    2. Accounting Processes
    3. Regulation, Governance and Financing
    4. Audit remediation and readiness
    5. Organizing and providing technical training

    Your people responsibilities

    • Coach, manage, develop and lead more junior team members, and manage their performance where applicable

    Manage business and clients

    • Actively support the Africa or EMEIA FAAS leadership both in terms of growth as well as quality initiatives
    • Manage engagement economics, billing, and collections

    Competencies / Skills:

    • Chartered Accountant (CA)
    • 2-4 years (post qualification) in auditing or finance controllership roles, at least 1 years of Financial Accounting Advisory experience would be advantageous.
    • Very good knowledge of IFRS and International auditing standards (detailed technical knowledge and experience in newer accounting standards, namely IFRS 17, IFRS 16, IFRS 9, and IFRS 15 is essential), with a strong desire to learn more and become a technical specialist.

    Working experience in relation to at least some of the following services/solutions:

    1. GAAP conversions and implementation of new accounting standards
    2. Drafting and designing accounting policies
    3. Technical accounting research and advice
    4. Consolidation and Compilation support
    5. Financial statement close process support
    6. Transaction accounting and reporting – IPO’s , Carve Outs , PPA etc
    7. Audit remediation and readiness
    8. Benchmarking services and market analysis
    9. Advanced data analytics (will be an added advantage)
    • Strong project management and organisation skills
    • strong written and verbal communication, presentation, client service and technical writing skills
    • ability and comfort level in researching client inquires and emerging issues, including regulations, industry practices and new technologies
    • Industry Sector specialization will be an added advantage
    • International work experience will have added advantage

    Education

    • Chartered Accountant

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