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  • Posted: Jan 22, 2021
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    Deloitte is one of the country's leading professional services firms in Southern Africa, and is dedicated to assisting companies succeed in the business environment- whether it be through our tax, audit, consulting or financial advisory services. At Deloitte, we understand that solutions are not just a static one dimensional report, but rather, an integrated...
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    Risk Advisory – Internal Controls and Assurance – Sustainability – Assistant Manager

    • The main purpose of the job is to support the Senior Manager/Associate Director or Director in delivery of services to / at client premises on delegated engagement / project. 
    • Focus on the management and delivery of client engagements, as well as sales and practice development.
    • Develop high-performing people and teams, leading and supporting them to make an impact that matters, and setting the direction to deliver exceptional client service. 

    Specialised Technical Capabilities:

    Leads Sustainability Engagements:

    •   Ability to increase quality of sustainability engagements by providing data-driven solutions that align with client’s strategic objectives
    •   Applies quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques to measure the financial materiality of sustainability risks
    •   Develops enabling tools and frameworks to increase the client’s ability to execute on the sustainability strategy
    •   Uses a data-driven approach to develop / redesign sustainability governance structures and processes that enable execution and implementation of sustainability strategy
    •   Takes an independent view and contributes heavily in developing and challenging the risk assessment and controls testing strategy and designing appropriate audit responses for risks
    •   Proactively managers the project plan through efficient use of resources and tracking delivery of assigned tasks, guiding team members’ prioritization
    •   Collaborates effectively across Deloitte functions to deliver a seamless audit that is responsive to stakeholder needs
    •   Keeps in mind the engagement scope and objectives to effectively plan and conduct risk assessments and controls testing for Sustainability Assurance
    •   Leverages proprietary frameworks, standards and guidelines to enhance accuracy, quality, and standardization of non-financial assurance testing for Sustainability Assurance
    • Forms Insight-Driven Sustainability Reporting Recommendations:
    •   Ability to employ a data-driven approach when designing sustainability reports and assessing the reporting cycle
    •   Leverages relevant industry frameworks (e.g. GRI) to develop sustainability reports that are targeted on client’s strategic needs and benchmarked against industry standards
    •   Analyzes client’s sustainability reporting cycle (e.g., data collection, communication, response) and identifies gaps with industry leading practices

    Technical competencies:

    •   External assurance in accordance with appropriate auditing standards
    •   Expert in field with sound industry and business knowledge
    •   Demonstrated leadership skills
    •   Sales skills
    •   Proven ability to manage and execute projects
    •   Experience in drafting and presenting client proposals
    •   Excellent report writing skills
    •   Good financial knowledge
    •   Sound business acumen
    •   Integrated Reporting
    •   Performance Auditing
    •   Quality Assurance Reviews (QAR)

    Behavioral Competencies:

    •   Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
    •   Effective interpersonal and relationship building skills
    •   Good mentorship and coaching ability with desire to develop self and others
    •   Strong client delivery focus
    •   Adaptable, managing change and ambiguity with ease
    •   Focus on quality and risk
    •   Sound problem solving ability


    Minimum qualifications:

    Appropriate B. Degree or equivalent in the following fields:

    •   Computer Science/ Information Technology
    •   Mathematics/ Statistics
    •   Environmental sciences
    •   Engineering
    •   Law
    •   Commerce/Accounting/Cost/Auditing/Marketing/Economics

    Professional certification from a recognised professional body relevant for professional practice in the fields outlined above.

    Desired qualifications:

    • Postgraduate/ Masters’ qualification in a field related to fields per Minimum qualifications above.
    • Preferred certifications – IMRSA, Ethics Institute, Sustainability Institute, CA, CIMA or CIIA


    • 4 – 6 years Internal Audit experience or completion of external audit training contract with experience in business process and internal controls

    Experience in

    1.   Designing and Managing Sustainability Engagements
    2.   External Reporting
    3.   External Assurance

    Method of Application

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