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  • Posted: May 13, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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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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    Reporting Financial Accountant

    Purpose of position:

    The Reporting Accountant role is to assist with financial reporting to business functions and client project query resolutions. This includes identifying solutions for problems relating to Finance responsibilities, management accounting and information. Assisting with all processes related to management accounting and reporting.

    Key accountabilities:

    • The provision of sound financial information and comprehensive reporting for offices, functions and business units to support their business decision making processes.
    • Ensure compliance with local legislation, KPMG global policies and KPMG SA policies and processes.
    • Assist with project opening and attending to queries regarding practice management processes.
    • Lockup – assist with the review of work in progress reports and debtor balances.
    • Prepare invoices for business unit under review.
    • Compile reconciliations, follow-up where required on reconciliations and ensure reconciled items are appropriately cleared timeously.
    • Prepare journal entries.
    • Budgets and forecasts – assist with planning, budgeting and forecasting processes.
    • Other ad hoc requirements as requested by the Senior Finance Business Manager, finance business partners and management within the Finance function.

    Person specification:

    Working within a team, this position requires a team-player who is approachable, taking a positive, co-operative, “can do” approach to quickly, efficiently and objectively resolve problems, follow up enquiries, and respond in a positive and timely manner.

    Experience/Knowledge:

    • B Com or equivalent tertiary qualification.
    • Accounting experience minimum 5 years.
    • Advanced knowledge of Excel.
    • Working knowledge of MS Office, Word.
    • Oracle knowledge desirable.
    • Experience in a professional services firm.

    Personal Attributes

    • 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.
    • High level of personal commitment to, and responsibility for, the role & deliverables.
    • Ability to work to deadlines and perform well under pressure, being well organised, focused, self-motivated and proactive, with a high level of attention to detail.
    • Strong organisation skills, a self-starter with initiative, ability to foster innovation and a common sense approach to problem solving.
    • Team player, self-aware and patient.
    • The ability to work unsupervised.
    • Focus on continuous improvement within the finance function while advancing an ethical environment.
    • Ability to wear both the business hat and the finance hat and manage conflict openly, transparently and professionally.

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    Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Manager

    Description of the role and purpose of the job:

    Our national Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance Services practice provides strategic sourcing of Internal Audit; Enterprise Risk Management; Governance, Regulatory Compliance, Contract Compliance and Sustainability services. This opportunity involves a strong focus on Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and the delivery of risk management solutions to our clients.

    We currently have a vacancy for one experienced candidate within our JHB office who will support the ERM team with ERM delivery for a wide variety of clients across all industries while providing clients with real, value added consulting services while enhancing the image of KPMG in the marketplace.

    Key responsibilities:

    General

    • Project Management including resource planning, budgeting and management of progress against budget, billing and collections, quality assurance and risk management on engagements
    • Executing and managing various risk, integrated assurance and risk compliance assignments
    • Supporting IARCS management with supervision, training, coaching, development and mentoring of junior staff
    • Continuous improvement and updating of technical knowledge
    • Contribute towards enhancing current levels of service delivery, quality and client satisfaction
    • Assisting with department administration, initiatives and relevant ERM initiatives
    • Reviewing, rating and performance management of subordinate staff
    • Develop internal and external client relationships
    • Operating with senior level stakeholders
    • Ability to identify business opportunities e.g. potential additional services and / or increased scope opportunities

    ERM specific

    • Risk maturity assessments and the validation of these evidence through the KPMG Global Risk Maturity assessment tool.
    • The development of risk management frameworks and strategies
    • The facilitation of both strategic and operational risk assessment workshop attended by various senior client management participants including C-Suite executives, operational management Opportunity-led promotion approach Job specification template This document is confidential and for internal use only
    • The facilitation of risk management awareness training sessions
    • The performance of risk gap analysis assignments.
    • The development and implementation of risk appetite and tolerance levels and associated thresholds • Identification and facilitation of Key Risk Indicators (KRI’s)
    • Integrated Risk Assurance.
    • Implementation of ERM systems
    • Development of Combined Assurance models, frameworks and plans for clients in most industries

    Skills and attributes required for the role:

    • Focussed understanding of Enterprise Risk Management imperatives
    • Engagement planning and management including ensuring all key client scope requirements and expectations are met satisfactorily
    • Professional integrity and sound client and team relationship management experience
    • Commerciality and strong business acumen • Effective time management and ability to drive team achievement of working within project budgets
    • A high performing team player who remains accountability and contributes to a positive and cohesive team environment • Knowledge of Leading Risk Management Practice Codes
    • Excellent, relevant and complete understanding of current and emerging risks and sound and structured report writing ability
    • Ability to be agile and adapt to changing environments, spot problems, and trace to root cause to recommend solutions
    • Ability to develop innovative and creative solutions to problems/initiates smarter ways of working and improving processes

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

    • B Com Hons Internal Auditing (or relevant qualification)
    • Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) – (desirable)
    • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) - (advantageous)
    • Certified Control Self Assessor (CCSA)
    • Minimum of four years relevant working experience and relevant ERM experienc

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    Manager - Digital Consulting - Financial Management

    Description of the role and purpose of the job:

    Our Digital Consulting business is in need of a strong self-driven Manager, who are as passionate as us about helping clients transform their operations to efficiently and effectively deliver on their transformation ambitions.  The key focus of the manager will be the technology layer of the operating model.

    The role will provide you with the ability to be involved in various stages of a clients’ transformation journey, from the development of a strategy right through to the implementation of relevant policies, processes, organisational structures and technology required to operationalise the strategy.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Support the delivery of technology enabled transformation engagements.  From visioning and target operating model development (including future state validation and deployment) to the evolution of implemented operating models;
    • Interpret client requirements and support the team with the sales process of transformation engagements including an appropriate tailored approach and methodology;
    • Understand how technology enables transformation etc;
    • Display diligence during the execution of any work of KPMG’s internal risk management processes at all times;
    • Contribute effectively to the discussions around the “future of technology” and actively participate in generating creative ideas and thoughts; and
    • Other ad-hoc tasks as assigned.

    Skills and attributes required for the role:

    • High level of drive and resilience;
    • High level of attention to detail and a desire to drive quality;
    • Strong organisation skills; a self-starter with initiative, ability to foster innovation and a common-sense approach to problem solving;
    • Ability to multi-task and reprioritise tasks as and when required;
    • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines;
    • Very good business writing skills, numerical skills, communication and interpretation skills;
    • Executes excellent “first review” skills;
    • Excellent ability to compile PowerPoint decks and able to present with confidence and passion;
    • The ability to build collaborative relationships with good interpersonal skills and the ability to relate well to colleagues with differing levels of expertise and skills while championing inclusion and diversity;
    • Ability to identify sales opportunities;
    • Passionate about how technology enables the finance function of the future; and
    • The ability to adapt to a changing work environment and accommodate changing client demands.

    Minimum requirements to apply for the role:

    • Minimum 5-7 years’ experience working in a project delivery capacity (e.g. project management, business analyst, data migration testing, etc.),
    • Technology focused qualification e.g. BCom (Informatics), BSC (Computer Science)
    • Passionate about working on transformation projects.

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    Sustainability Services Manager

    Sustainability Services requires a Manager to work with the current leadership team to deliver on the upcoming workload of assurance and advisory projects. The Manager will need to project manage the assurance and reporting engagements and direct, guide and supervise the allocated team. Furthermore, there is a need to work with the leads across the KPMG Business units to build KPMG Impact solutions in Assurance and Reporting as well as prepare and deliver on proposals.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Management and delivery of sustainability assurance and reporting engagements
    • Oversee/ conduct site visits with the team
    • Review of work performed
    • Report writing
    • Quality review of client deliverables
    • Team planning and management
    • Client liaison
    • Oversight of financial elements of projects (budget determination and management, billing, overrun negotiations with clients)
    • Responsibilities for wider unit management within the Sustainability Services team (training, finance, planning, and performance management)
    • Supporting and mentoring junior staff, both technically and personally Opportunity-led approach Job specification template This document is confidential and for internal use only
    • Creating and maintaining close working relationships with existing and potential internal and external clients In terms of these two pillars (Assurance and Reporting):
    • Actively seeking opportunities for new work, proposal development and translating these into revenue-generating projects
    • Proactively engaging with other teams within the wider KPMG to take advantage of cross selling opportunities whilst ensuring holistic client solutions
    • Ongoing relationship building, ideas sharing and support of global pursuits with other KPMG international offices
    • Ongoing personal and professional development to remain technically relevant and able to deploy applicable methodologies with confidence
    • Quality review of client deliverables

    Skills and attributes required for the role:

    • Deep understanding of Assurance standards applied (ISAE 3000 and ISAE 3410 at minimum). Familiarity with KPMG sustainability assurance methodology would be beneficial.
    • Project management skills
    • Fully Microsoft office competent, specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Report writing and communication skills
    • Business development skills
    • Client liaison with strong relationship management skills
    • Presentation skills
    • Analytical thinker and problem-solving ability
    • Ability to multi-task and meet strict deadlines
    • Presentable, professional and confident
    •  Ability to manage stress and work under pressure.
    • Ability to work in a team environment and manage a team proactively with a can-do attitude
    • Ability to work unsupervised, be accountable and make decisions
    • Strong attention to detail/methodical/analytical.
    • Willing to travel.

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

    • Undergraduate degree in either commerce, accounting, economics, development economics, finance, social science, business administration or equivalent.
    • Postgraduate diploma / degree is advantageous.
    • 3- 5 years’ experience within Assurance and Reporting of non-financial/ ESG information
    • 2- 3 years project management experience in a similar environment.
    • Detailed knowledge and experience in performing and managing external assurance and reporting engagements.
    • Detailed knowledge regarding assurance standards and ESG reporting criteria
    • Experience in advisory engagements would be advantageous
    • An understanding of the broader services offered by KPMG in order to identify internal and external business opportunities across advisory, and the ability to work across teams / business units is essential.
    • Experience in people management and business development is necessary.

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    HR/PPC Administration Manager

    Purpose of position:

    The PPC Administration Manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Employee Information Services (EIS) team, the PPC portal, PPC technology systems as well as assisting to oversee PPC administration across the centers of excellence within PPC. They will supervise the EIS team and ensure the administration of Colleague data is managed as per the service level agreements. The role also actively engages in the continuous improvement of the EIS portfolio. This role will engage leaders, project sponsors/owners, internal and external suppliers, and strategic partners to ensure delivery of initiatives in alignment with Business objectives and the PPC strategy.

    Key accountabilities:

    • Develop an operational work plan within budget for the EIS team that is aligned to PPC budget and service delivery standards and frameworks.
    • Oversee day-to-day operations of the EIS team including transaction monitoring, trend analysis including sign off for ISQM control requirements.
    • Define and communicate internally set EIS quality standards in line with Global KPMG standards.
    • Determine anticipated work volume and distribute work among EIS colleagues accordingly.
    • Continuously track service delivery and drive EIS team activities towards set standards within agreed staffing capacity limits.
    • Manage EIS productivity via SLA’s and lead and coach the EIS team so they successfully execute their day-to-day duties.
    • Identify training needs of the EIS team and deliver necessary training or make recommendations about meeting those training and development needs. Actively ensure knowledge/skills transfer, coaching and progress measurement takes place where appropriate.
    • Ensure meaningful and timeous performance development processes for EIS team.
    • Maintain all compliance requirements of EIS transactional processes.
    • Work to improve support systems and processes in the EIS team through an analysis of business processes and the work carried out by the EIS team.
    • Understand and utilise PPC systems to streamline processes and achieve targets.
    • Utilise business and administrative expertise to evaluate EIS processes to drive business value outcomes and influence management decision-making.
    • Advise and influence PPC Team Leads in the application of technology and administration to solve business problems.
    • Propose new ways of approaching business solutions with technology driven administration.
    • Liaise with ITS regarding any changes or enhancements as and when required and project manage the changes to ensure changes are implemented effectively.
    • Collaborate with Functional Strategic HR Managers to implement administrative capabilities in the respective functions.
    • Evaluate EIS processes and data management processes to identify enhancement or efficiency opportunities.
    • Leads a proactive approach to PPC administration support by expanding upon existing processes and tools to deliver quality end results while continuing to develop and mentor staff and drive continuous improvement initiatives.
    • Design and develop innovative administrative solutions to meet the needs of the business.
    • Ensure the People Portal is up to date and relevant.

    Person specification:

    Relevant Skills

    • 5 years of administrative management and leadership experience in a similar environment.
    • Possession of a relevant bachelor’s degree.
    • 3 years Oracle HR experience.
    • Leadership skills especially in managing an Information Services Team.
    • Ability to translate business needs into administrative solutions.
    • Ability to manage and coordinate multiple administrative initiatives.
    • Excellent people and relationship management skills with good analytical and technical skills.
    • Proven success working with and communicating at all levels of Colleagues.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
    • Takes accountability for setting clear performance goals and KPI’s for the team and manages all aspects of the priority, quality and timeline of their deliverables.
    • Has a strong preference for applying administrative governance and keeping the team accountable in delivering work accordingly.
    • Knowledge in transaction processing and ISQM requirements.
    • Knowledge in EIS models, processes, systems and operations.
    • Extensive knowledge of HR systems and processes.
    • Extensive knowledge and understanding of the Colleague Handbook.
    • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office.
    • Good organisational skills to ensure effective planning and prioritisation takes place regularly.

    Personal Attributes

    • The ability to strategically guide and align EIS processes, administration and data with KPMG required standards.
    • Excellent client focus and delivery mindset with the ability to lead and manage a team.
    • Ability to deal with conflict.
    • Extremely high level of confidentially and integrity.
    • Able to maintain a friendly, professional manner when liaising with Colleagues, even in challenging situations.
    • Ability to multi-task, work well under pressure and perform to deadlines.
    • The ability to build collaborative relationships with good interpersonal skills and the ability to relate well to colleagues with differing levels of expertise and skills while championing inclusion and diversity.
    • 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.
    • Focus on continuous improvement within the EIS team while advancing an ethical environment.
    • High level of attention to detail and a desire to drive quality.

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    Forensic Investigator

    Description of the role and purpose of the job:

    • To execute on Forensic assignments with efficiency and the required technical competence

    Key responsibilities:

    • Assist in the execution and project management of forensic assignments
    • Working with large quantities of data
    • Ability to manage small Forensic assignments or small teams
    • Drafting factual findings reports
    • Project planning and administration

    Skills and attributes required for the role:

    • Ability to analyse and interpret relevant information
    • Ability to prioritise effectively and accept responsibility
    • Ability to deal effectively with individuals at all levels
    • Ability to work under pressure
    • Good communicator
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Ability to draft affidavits
    • Strong interpersonal skills are essential
    • Excellent writing skills

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

    • Relevant tertiary qualification – BCom: Forensic, LLB or similar, or CA (SA) or part qualified
    • Specific forensic experience in the Telecoms industry is required
    • Relevant professional memberships with the Institute of Commercial Forensic Practitioners (ICFP) and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
    • Proficient in MS Office
    • Experience in testifying in disciplinary and court proceedings
    • Previous experience in Forensic is required – between 3 to 5 years
    • CFE or (FP)SA certification will be an advantage
    • Drivers licence and own transport
    • Willingness and ability to travel as needed

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