ACCA South Africa Recruits Policy Manager

Posted on :

13 Oct, 2014

Category :

Management Jobs in South Africa

Job no: 492355
Categories: Accountancy, Finance, Policy, Strategy / Development
ACCA’s reputation is grounded in over 100 years of providing accounting and finance qualifications. We complement our long traditions with modern thinking and aim to create value for the profession and the business community through standards and services which are innovative, relevant and of the highest possible quality.

We are currently recruiting a Policy Manager to join our team in Johannesburg. As Policy Manager you will be responsible for leading and shaping the agenda of the accountancy profession in South Africa by enhancing relationships with key stakeholders linked to ACCA. You will promote ACCA’s research and insights to build reputation and influence with members, employers and tuition providers; develop ACCA South Africa’s market recognition strategy according to market priorities; and engage ACCA’s technical expertise to contribute to legislative and market recognition processes.


Key Responsibilities:
Develop broad ACCA South Africa technical and policy strategy to ensure engagement with all key stakeholders (members, employers, government departments)

Develop ACCA South Africa’s market recognition strategy by forging relationships with key stakeholders, especially government in all sectors (corporate, public practice and public sectors)

Collaborate with stakeholders on research and insights to position ACCA South Africa as a thought leader, including members, employers and professional partners

Proactively engage with technical, policy and legislative partners to ensure that views of ACCA, and ACCA South Africa and its members are represented in legislation and other relevant recognition processes, relevant to the accountancy profession

Continuously provide appropriate, relevant, timorous, and accurate technical and recognition support to members in a cost-effective and innovative manner

Produce and present technical and statistical updates on matters affecting the professional and related issues, for internal and external stakeholders (staff, CHQ, members, employers)

Establish a working relationship with relevant stakeholders that will enable ACCA South Africa to conduct joint projects that are in the best interests ACCA South Africa and the overall accountancy profession, including options for Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs)


Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate the following attributes and experience:

Possess a relevant degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or Economics
Minimum of 5 years relevant working experience in policy, technical or similar role
Experience and a keen interest in the technical and policy aspects as related to the accounting and auditing profession e.g. corporate reporting, taxation, and corporate law
Understanding of both the compliance and interpretation / application aspect of policy
Good understanding of public finance
Strong analytical skills and writing skills to capture the key elements of lengthy consultative documents
Ability to communicate clearly via written reports and articles to a high standard of written English
Ability to, and experience of, designing and making effective presentations
Great rapport building skills and able to engage at a senior level
Keen attention to detail, accuracy, and deadlines
Ability to build rapport with people at all levels, work well within a team environment, yet happy working independently
Proficient in using Microsoft Office tools and the Internet

If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply now with your up to date CV and covering letter explaining why you are suitable.

Salary: up to ZAR 710,000 gross per annum dependent on experience


How to Apply

Click here to apply online

Work type: Full time
Location: Johannesburg

Please note that preference will be given to EE candidates
Advertised: 06 Oct 2014 South Africa Standard Time
Applications close: 27 Oct 2014 South Africa Standard Time

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