Posted on :
22 Apr, 2021
22 Apr, 2021
At BDO, we believe in investing in our people to help them grow, both professionally and personally. The foundation of our business is strong relationship, with colleagues, clients and other stakeholders and we work hard every day to make this a reality. Our commitment is to create unlimited growth by giving our people continuous opportunities and our client’s unparalleled support.
BDO’s global organisation extends across 167 countries and territories, with 88,120 people working out of 1,617 offices – and we’re all working towards one goal: to provide our clients with exceptional service. Our firms across the organisation cooperate closely and comply with consistent operating principles and quality standards.
BDO has a vacancy for an IFRS Technical Manager in our Financial Services Division in our Johannesburg office.
Job Title: IFRS Technical Manager – Financial Services
Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Reference #: FSS_01
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Market Related
The primary purpose of the IFRS Technical Manager role is assistance with providing technical accounting support to audit and advisory teams (internally); developing training material and presenting training internally and to external clients as well as preparation for and participation in local and global technical accounting specialist groups. Focus will be specifically on technical accounting matters impacting the Financial Services sector, particularly the insurance industry.
The IFRS Technical Manager will inter-alia be responsible for:
•Technical accounting consultations with audit teams and/or clients
•Draft technical accounting opinions
•Draft and distribute communications regarding changes to IFRS methodology, tools, standards and procedures
•Draft thought leadership articles for internal and external publication
•Assistance on implementation projects for new standards (advisory engagements), mostly IFRS 17 and IFRS 9
•Prepare and present IFRS training to staff as well as clients
•Take responsibility of the necessary client engagement management activities from start to finish (e.g. client onboarding, including the relevant risk management procedures; WIP monitoring and invoicing)
We are looking for candidates who would be:
•Analyse transactions and develop views on the appropriate IFRS treatment of such transactions, based on research conducted
•Make decisions regarding acceptable accounting treatment in fairly straightforward accounting queries
•Develop and present technical accounting training material
•Research new accounting standards and publications and summarise internal views and consultations
•Work as part of an integrated growing team
•B.Com Honours; CA (SA)
•2 to 4 years’ post-qualification experience within the financial services industry, preferably in insurance.
•Experience in a technical accounting role, whether within professional services or within a financial services corporate.
•A sound knowledge of and exposure to all IASB accounting standards that may be applicable to entities within the financial services industry as well as a wide general knowledge of legislation and regulations that could affect financial reporting.
•Building trust and relationships
•Fostering Collaborative Team work
•Approachability, persuading and influencing
•Proactive in all that we do
•Fostering active communication (verbal and written)
•Continuously adding value
•Have a Commercial and Innovative Digital Mind-set
•Aligning career aspirations with the strategies, goals and objectives of the team and firm
•Innovative and willing to share ideas for new ways of working
•Ability to work with all levels within an organisation
The appointment will be made in terms of the firm’s Employment Equity Policy.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Application Deadline: 28/04/2021