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  • Posted: Feb 1, 2022
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  • KPMG is the authoritative voice in Africa - unmatched in our ability to provide excellent service to our global, regional and local clients. KPMG in Africa's footprint ensures our forward-thinking, skilled professionals understand the complexities of doing business on this continent. Our deep expertise on Africa’s contrasts and opportunities and long-s...
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    Clara and eAudit Application Analyst

    Background:

    The Information Technology Services Business Unit of KPMG SA is responsible for providing specialist services that support the business objectives and strategy of the firm. It bridges the gap between technology and business and facilitates innovative and effective use of technology and improved communication.  It oversees software and hardware, asset procurement and management, end user support, application development, reporting, systems analysis and networking.

    Purpose of position:

    The Clara and eAudit Application Analyst works with business, KPMG Global and other relevant parties to deliver KPMG Clara and eAudit capabilities to Business Users. The Analyst is responsible for managing delivery of KPMG Clara and eAudit applications in line with business requirements, implementation protocols, support standards, and ensuring continuity of service for users from Browser, Desktop, Application and Data Analytics Servers. The role also provides support escalation for a range of other applications, e.g. Accfin, iManage, Pastel Evolution and TaxPacc. The range of this work changes in response to the needs of the business, so an ability to bring broad application support skills to bear is essential.

    Key accountabilities:

    • Testing/maintenance and deployment for existing and new bespoke KPMG platforms. Working with local and global resources in this process to coordinate results, collate feedback and ensure successful deployment.

    • Proactively monitor, report and manage end to end Core Business Server Applications including SQL, Web, Data and Analytics and visualisation tools.

    • Application support escalation in accordance to agreed service level agreements, including incident, change and problem management.

    • Manage and maintain new service deliverables including input into architecture and system design, product installation, and ongoing support escalation.

    • Testing of new audit applications and upgrades.

    • Create and maintain Technical Documents, Support and Operations manuals and Knowledge Base articles.

    • Participation and input to Global support and product calls.

    • Participation and input to product strategy workshops with other ITS teams and Business owners.

    • Proactively provide training and support to Service Desk and ITS teams.

     

    Person specification:

     

    Relevant Skills

    • MTA - SQL Server Database Fundamentals

    • Tertiary qualifications in Information Technology or Computer Software 

    • MCSA – Windows Server 2012 or equivalent (desirable)

    • Proven experience supporting core business applications for a medium to large firm at a 2nd\3rd level

    • Proven hands-on experience with Microsoft SQL Server including Availability Groups, log shipping, optimising SQL performance and capacity planning.

    • Good working knowledge of Microsoft services (Active Directory, Group Policy, DNS, High Availability/Clustering, IIS, SSAS)

    • Good working knowledge of server virtualisation (VMware and Hyper-V)

    • Strong understanding of D&A applications

    • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal

    • Strong stakeholder management skills

    • Create and maintain Technical Documents, Support and Operations manuals and Knowledge Base articles

    • Identify and manage risk within day to day operations

    • Experience \Understanding of ITIL Concepts, Change Management Processes

    • Ability to deal effectively with individuals at all levels

    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

    • Comfortable to lead in their area of expertise, but also able to follow as required by the team

    • Good organisational skills to ensure effective planning and prioritisation takes place regularly

    • Must be very detail orientated understanding that tasks are only done once all steps have been effectively completed

     

    Personal Attributes

    • Excellent client focus

    • Ability to deal with conflict

    • Extremely high level of confidentially and integrity

    • Able to maintain a friendly, professional manner when liaising with clients, even in challenging situations

    • Ability to multi-task

    • The ability to build collaborative relationship with good interpersonal skills and the ability to relate well to colleagues with differing levels of expertise and skills while championing inclusion and diversity

    • The ability to work well under pressure and to perform to deadlines

    • Team player who is self-aware

    • Strong organisation skills, a self-starter with initiative, ability to foster innovation and a common sense approach to problem solving

    • Sound decision making ability with the ability to consult where needed

    • Focus on continuous improvement within the ITS function while advancing an ethical environment

    • High level of attention to detail and a desire to drive quality

    • The ability to work unsupervised

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    Service Desk Analyst

    Description of the role and purpose of the job:

    The Service Desk Analyst is the first point of contact for user who call the IT Service Desk. Providing the highest level of customer service, the Service Desk Analyst answers incoming calls, documents all incidents and requests information in the service management system. The Service Desk Analyst uses a knowledge base tool along with their expertise to provide support in a timely fashion.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Understanding of KPMG business pressures and the desire to ensure that tickets raised are effectively and efficiently managed and resolved to ensure staff are not impeded in their delivery of services to clients and KPMG through:
    • Managing and prioritising incoming requests to the Service Desk, via different channels, and ensure timely and effective resolution of end user issues.
    • Effectively monitor the status of incidents reported, escalating and updating the team as necessary to ensure interruptions to service are resolved in a timely and efficient manner to agreed SLA’s.
    • Manage resolution of hardware and software related requests and incidents. 
    • Handle and communicate unexpected application and infrastructure outages using IT tools and effective communicating with end users.
    • Interfaces with users of technology, employing a high degree of tact and diplomacy, and efficiency to promote a positive image of the department.
    • Perform system installation, configuration and patch management.
    • Ensures that daily, weekly, and monthly statistics, status reports, and graphical reporting aids are completed and continually modified to meet the needs of the department.
    • Track and analyse trends in Help Desk requests to anticipate potential problems and provide and document proactive resolutions to Service Delivery Manager.
    • Identify, recommend and participate in the development of end user training programs to increase computer literacy and self-sufficiency.
    • Work with IT training and IT Service Delivery Manager to develop and communicate application/system usage guides and FAQs for end users
    • Perform end-user satisfaction surveys and develop action plans with the IT Service Delivery Manager to address areas needing improvement
    • Leverage service desk best practices and process frameworks, such as ITIL, to drive continual process improvement
    • Promote automation, self-service tools and the knowledge base as mechanisms to improve end-user satisfaction and reduce costs
       

    Assets Management

    • IT Equipment stock managements
    • IT Equipment office upgrades
    • Participate in monthly stock take processes
       

    Skills and attributes required for the role:

    Relevant Skills

    • Matric
    • Relevant Tertiary IT qualification
    • At least 3 years relevant experience
    • Required experience in IT Support management.
    • Ability to contribute to a high- performing, motivated workgroup by applying interpersonal and collaboration skills to achieve project goals and realise value
    • Experience in working with large teams
    • Desire to work in an information systems environment
    • Knowledge of Information Technology Service Management (ITSM) system preferably Service Now
    • Good problem-solving skills
    • ITIL Certification(s) is beneficial

    Personal Attributes

    • Excellent client and issue resolution focus
    • Ability to deal with conflict
    • Extremely high level of confidentially and integrity
    • Able to maintain a friendly, professional manner when liaising with clients, even in challenging situations
    • Ability to multi-task
    • The ability to build collaborative relationship with good interpersonal skills and the ability to relate well to colleagues with differing levels of expertise and skills while championing inclusion and diversity
    • The ability to work well under pressure and to perform to deadlines
    • Team player who is self-aware
    • Strong organisation skills; a self-starter with initiative, ability to foster innovation and a common sense approach to problem solving
    • Sound decision making ability with the ability to consult where needed
    • Focus on continuous improvement within the ITS function while advancing an ethical environment
    • High level of attention to detail and a desire to drive quality
    • The ability to work unsupervised

    Minimum requirements to apply for the role (including qualifications and experience):

    • Matric
    • Relevant Tertiary IT qualification
    • At least 3 years relevant experience
    • Required experience in IT Support management

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