Audit Manager Job Opportunities

Posted on :

14 Nov, 2013

Category :

Accounting Jobs in South Africa


1. Audit
To plan, execute and finalise all assignments.

2. Staff development
To ensure that all staff is productive, meet their development and competency needs and are assessed.

3. Financial
To ensure growth of the business and financial viability of the division.

4. Ad – hoc
To assist in the day to day operations of the firm.

Minimum Requirements 1. CA (SA).
2. Minimum 4-5 years external audit experience within Financial Services Sector, specializing in Treasury and Banking.
3.Preferable 2-3 years post articles experience.
4.Knowledge and application of IFRS (including IAS 39, IFRS 7, IFRS 9, etc), Tax, applicable Legislation and Companies Act.
5. Knowledge and working application of hedge accounting and financial instruments valuation,
Competencies/Required Skills Work Experience and Technical Exposure
1. Communication skills.
2. Report writing skills.
3. Presentation skills.
4. Ability to supervise and assist junior team members.
5. Ability to review the work papers prepared by the team.
6. Prepare and review the financial statements.
7. Maintain high quality on audits.
8. Deadline driven.
9. Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
10. Good time management skills.
11. Meticulous attention to detail.
12. Knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Personal Attributes
1. Ability to work in a team.
2. Ability to plan and prioritise tasks allocated.
3.Ability to multi – task.
4.Display Professional conduct at all times
5.Good Etiquette skills (verbal and written)
6.Attentive to detail and accuracy.
8.Ability to adapt to different scenarios and situations.
9.Ability to motivate team.
Duties & Responsibilities Specific outcomes includes but not limited to the following:
1. Audit
•Plan the audit in advance of commencement of fieldwork. This includes:
i)Understanding the business.
ii)Predetermining audit scope and risk.
iii)Setting the budget.
iv)Directing the audit approach.
v)Completing the audit planning memorandum.
vi)Review planning.
•For the portfolio of client’s allocated review, discuss and agree on planning on the assignment with the audit team, engagement partner and clients.
•Overall responsibility for a portfolio of clients.
• Delegation of responsibilities.
•Monitor progress and performance of team on the audit.
•Review results of audit tests and procedures and conclusions drawn by other members of the team.
•Review all system notes, internal control evaluations and audit programs.
•Review draft financial statements.
•Review draft management report.
•Draft all report items in a suitable management letter report format for review by the engagement partner.
•Draft annual financial statements.
•Ensure prompt reporting and that all deadlines are being achieved.
•Review the allocation of audits to members of staff ensuring that they understand their duties.
•Review composition of audit teams.
•Work with liaison directors in planning the overall strategy and organisation of the audit group.
•Keep engagement director informed of the progress of the audit and any developments that may affect deadlines, accounting policies and the audit opinion.
•Discuss any unresolved problems encountered on the assignment with the engagement partner.
•Resolve problems encountered on the assignment.
•Maintain and develop relationship with the client.

2. Staff development
•Complete the relevant sections of the PR’s for all team members and discuss reports with them.
•Complete manager’s performance evaluation and discuss with the engagement partner.
•Mentoring of staff.
•To be evaluators and appraisers on LTS.
•Provide on the job training for junior staff.

3. Financial
•Identify client needs requiring additional services and bring these to the attention of the engagement director.
•Billing and collection of invoices with respect to your portfolio.
•Manage client budgets, write – offs and overruns and disbursements.
•Identify new business – proposals, tenders and additional business form existing or new clients.
•Ensure at least 70% productivity for the year.
•Creating and monitoring of projects on the firms billing system.
•Completion of personal timesheets on a weekly basis.
•Approval of time and release to work in progress.
4. Ad – hoc
•Review and approve all leave applications of your mentees.
•Assist with marketing projects e.g. graduate recruitment, other marketing initiatives
•Be involved in firm operational activities (e.g. Revenue Forecasting, Cash collections, etc.)

Job Type Classification Permanent
Location – Town / City Woodmead
Department Audit – FSG-Financial Services Group

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