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  • Posted: Jan 14, 2020
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    PwC - Biggest provider of audit, accounting and tax services to the companies listed in the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Also provides internal audit, forensic audit, corporate finance, corporate governance services, sustainable assurance services and others.
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    Change Communication Consultant

    A career in Sales and Marketing, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to focus on positioning a distinctive PwC brand in the marketplace and drive long term revenue growth for the Firm. You’ll focus on designing, developing, and implementing communication programmes and media events to promote and sell the PwC’s brand and services as well as contribute to and evaluating our pricing strategies in the marketplace.

    Our team is a client focused group that is responsible for positioning the PwC brand and driving long term growth. You’ll work with sales and marketing teams to drive consistency in executing our client relationship, and business development strategy, as well as driving our sales framework to help deliver value on key business initiatives.
    To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be an authentic and inclusive leader, at all grades/levels and in all lines of service. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

    As a Senior Associate, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

    • Use feedback and reflection to develop self awareness, personal strengths and address development areas.
    • Delegate to others to provide stretch opportunities and coach to help deliver results.
    • Develop new ideas and propose innovative solutions to problems.
    • Use a broad range of tools and techniques to extract insights from from current trends in business area.
    • Review your work and that of others for quality, accuracy and relevance.
    • Share relevant thought leadership.
    • Use straightforward communication, in a structured way, when influencing others.
    • Able to read situations and modify behavior to build quality, diverse relationships.
    • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.
       

    PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

    • Partner with the DT Change Managers and Senior Change Communications Specialist to develop compelling change communications outputs to guide people through the change cycle.
    • Develop actionable and targeted change communication plans for selected projects.
    • Develop new and imaginative ways of communicating change to colleagues across multiple geographies, cultures and working environments.
    • Advise on and draft communications for different audiences, while keeping employee perspectives in focus to ensure communications are relevant and accessible.
    • Create engaging content (strong copywriting and intermediate design skills required) and ensure all messages are clear, consistent, easy for colleagues to understand and are engaging and collaborative.
    • Communications can include diverse topics from workplace to technology changes impacting various levels of the business.
    • Coordinate activities with the rest of the programme team and senior leaders to ensure communications are aligned and messaging is consistent.
    • Coordinate activities to execute change communications campaigns. This will involve working with teams such as Design, Events, Communications and Marketing (CMD), across Africa.
    • Bring innovative thinking and find creative ways to deploy change communication practices that will engage with our staff and Partners and ensure we keep the communication projects being implemented, relevant and value adding.
    • Exercise independence and judgment within broadly defined framework and practices to determine the best method for accomplishing work and achieving objectives.
       

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    • Bachelors Degree and two to five years employee communication role(s).
    • Passion for employee communications and creating positive employee experiences.
    • Ability to write and edit in a variety of styles and formats in a way that is clear, engaging, actionable, and grammatically correct.
    • Strong interpersonal skills.
    • Quick learner and ability to manage multiple initiatives and adjust to changing priorities.
    • Proven ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines.
    • Project management
    • Knowledge of systems such as Lotus Notes
    • Understanding of the principles of brand guidelines
    • Design capabilities
       

    EXPERIENCE

    • Minimum of two years’ experience with large scale project communication implementation.
    • Experience in managing communications, stakeholder engagement, organizational design and executive alignment for large scale change and/or communications initiatives.
    • Experience in communication development, delivery and training in technology based rollouts.
    • Understanding of the African business environment and uniqueness of issues.
    • Understanding in leading others through change in a fast-moving, global organisation.
    • Understanding of formal organisational change management methodology.
    • A creative nature with a penchant for driving excitement.
    • Some understanding of organisational psychology.
    • Conveys information with clarity and directness, ensuring the message is understood across diverse audiences.
       

    KEY KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

    • Proven track record in a similar role
    • Project management experience in challenging and diverse work teams.
    • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to add value, influence change, innovate, visualize and drive results while working as part of various teams at various levels
    • Ability to interact and communicate with internal clients at all levels.
    • A good knowledge of the PwC culture and working environment.
    • Leadership qualities
    • Passion for process improvement
    • Team player
    • Excellent communicator – both written and in presentation
    • Solutions orientated
    • Ability to handle complexity and uncertainty
    • Openness to new ideas
    • Problem solver
    • Works well under pressure
    • Flexibility to work independently and to support a team where necessary
    • Passion for sharing knowledge and building a high performance culture

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    Manager: Audit

    A career within External Audit services, will provide you with the opportunity to provide a range of Assurance services and business advice to a variety of clients from small, fast growing clients to large entities. Our clients are often well known brands and many have broad international reach. We focus on using the latest technology to reduce the level of manual testing ensuring you’ll focus on the most valuable areas of client service and on enhancing corporate governance and the reliability of our clients’ information.

    Responsibilities

    As a Senior Manager, you’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Proactively assist in the management of a portfolio of clients, while reporting to Directors and above
    • Be involved in the financial management of clients
    • Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients
    • Develop project strategies to solve complex technical challenges for our clients
    • Manage and deliver large projects by developing the project team, assessing engagement risks throughout, driving conclusions, and reviewing / challenging the output produced by the team
    • Shape and deliver projects to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients and our own quality criteria
    • Train, coach, and supervise team members
    • Continue to develop internal relationships and developing your PwC brand
    • Manage a portfolio of clients in respect of attest
    • Manage special projects
    • Develop our practice by targeting new clients
    • Risk management
    • Monitors costs against budgets
    • Contribute to office management team
    • Contribute to development of staff
    • Business development and client relationship building
    • Manage Work In Progress and Debtors
    • Staff management and appraisals
    • Report writing
    • Compliance with PwC audit Methodology
    • Must be a SAICA Assessor, or willing to be registered as one if not already.
    • Must be registered on the IRBA programme Audit Development Programme (ADP) as a Registered Candidate Auditor (RCA) and eligibility to register as a RA, or willing to be registered as one if not already
    • Specialist industry knowledge
    • IFRS experience
    • Display sound leadership skills
    • Computer literate with all PwC’s software
    • The ability to market our services and to establish contacts in the market place
    • Ability to work with and easily converse with all levels of management
    • Strong Intellectual curiosity and general scepticism
    • Pro-active, able to take responsibility and multi-task
    • Ability to work both as part of a team as well as independently
    • Good organisational skills, methodical and analytical approach
    • Able to prioritise work, work efficiently and accurately under pressure
    • Maintains high level of professionalism
    • Solution driven

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    Executive Reward Consultant

    A career in our Reward practice, within People and Organisation services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients reset their talent strategies and deliver extraordinary business results through their people. We focus on evaluating and managing their unique challenges so our clients can maximise their return on the overall investment in human capital. You’ll gain a tremendous depth of expertise in all aspects of human capital, including creating sustainable value through people culture and change, designing compensation and retirement strategies, and improving human capital operations.

    Our team helps organisations set their compensation strategies through analysis of industry benchmarks, company policies and culture, and employee performance. As part of our team, you’ll help our clients determine their compensation structure, executive pay packages, legal and regulatory requirements, tax implications, and financial reporting and accounting advice.
    To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be an authentic and inclusive leader, at all grades/levels and in all lines of service. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

    As a Senior Associate, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

    • Use feedback and reflection to develop self awareness, personal strengths and address development areas.
    • Delegate to others to provide stretch opportunities and coach to help deliver results.
    • Develop new ideas and propose innovative solutions to problems.
    • Use a broad range of tools and techniques to extract insights from from current trends in business area.
    • Review your work and that of others for quality, accuracy and relevance.
    • Share relevant thought leadership.
    • Use straightforward communication, in a structured way, when influencing others.
    • Able to read situations and modify behavior to build quality, diverse relationships.
    • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.
       

    Duties:

    • Preparation of formal legal documentation regarding the operation of long-term incentive / share plans e.g. plan rules, award letters, etc.;
    • Ensuring legal/regulatory compliance with regard to long-term incentive / share plans e.g. JSE Listings Requirements, Companies Act. This may include liaising with sponsors, external lawyers, JSE contacts, etc of clients;
    • Drafting employee communications regarding short-term and long-term incentives;
    • Conducting critical reviews of client’s remuneration practices, and drafting papers including review outcomes and recommendations for new structures to clients (both executive management and remuneration committees);
    • Analysis of remuneration reporting in light of King III / King IV and assisting clients with preparing remuneration reports and policies to be contained in the integrated annual report of the company;
    • Monitoring of institutional investor voting patterns and regulation, and analysis of these trends with respect to both design and disclosure of all aspects of remuneration (in particular executive remuneration);
    • An awareness of topical issues surrounding executive reward, both globally and locally, and the preparation of communication material to remuneration committees regarding this information, as well as providing ongoing advice;
    • Research on technical, legal, tax, and topical issues arising in connection with executive reward and incentives;
    • Drafting tax opinions in connection with executive reward and incentives, including broad-based employee schemes, trusts, long-term incentives / share plans, etc.;
    • Advising PwC offices in other countries on the South African tax consequences of incentive arrangements, and liaising with foreign PwC offices to ascertain the implications of South African incentive arrangements in foreign jurisdictions, compiling responses and presenting to clients;
    • Managing client relationships (under the supervision of more senior staff);
    • Project managing client engagements;
    • Responsibility for risk management procedures and managing costs/fees;
    • Attending client meetings;
    • Assisting with the preparation of client publications;
       

    Key attributes:

    • Strong analytical tendency and logical thinking ability
    • Technical research skills
    • Excellent communication and writing skills
    • Ability to deal with clients in a professional and cordial manner
    • Numerical and Excel ability
    • Client service and results oriented
    • Ability to deal with multiple demands under tight client deadlines
    • Good organisational and time management skills and the ability to work under pressure
    • Very high attention to detail
    • Comfortable building relationships and communicating with people at all levels
    • Proactive and self-driven
    • Ability to work as part of the team as well as independently
    • Takes responsibility for personal development

    Qualifications/experience:

    • Must be an Admitted Attorney.
    • 3 to 5 years of contractual / commercial law or commercial tax experience.
    • BCom LLB, HDip Tax, or LLM in tax or commercial law would be highly desirable.
    • Knowledge of executive reward will be a distinct advantage

    Method of Application

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