The purpose of the Audit Partner is to act as prescribed by law relevant to signing powers and to sustain good business practices.
The Audit Partner oversees and directs the activities of audit teams and have ultimate responsibility for signing off the audit report.
They are responsible for ensuring that the audit is completed with appropriate rigour, on time and for signing off on the work completed.
They also act as the key relationship contact with the client and ensuring that the client receives a high-quality service.
This Partner’s position is specific to the delivery and completion of Financial Services audits of registered Banks in South Africa.
Partners typically have revenue targets and will be expected to lead audit proposals as well as engage in business development in their sector and for key client accounts.
Reporting to the Head of Financial Services: Gauteng, and ultimately the National Head of Financial Services, the Audit Partner will, inter alia, be responsible for:
•Effectively managing a portfolio of clients.
•Delivery of quality output to client timeously.
•Ensuring that all audit files comply with BDO policies, audit manuals and International Standards of Auditing.
•Managing budgets and work in progress and debtors.
•Winning new work/ Developing new client relationships to ensure business growth
•Mentoring and coaching of staff particularly during/after each audit assignment (ensure that this can be evidenced)
•Maintaining up-to-date knowledge about company standards, policies and regulations
•Hiring new employees and selecting audit teams for client engagements.
•Overseeing and signing off audits.