BDO South Africa: Junior Audit Manager – Financial Services

Company BDO South Africa
Reference # FSS_01
Published 21/10/2020
Contract Type Permanent
Location Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Introduction
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.

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.

BDO Johannesburg has a vacancy for a Junior Audit Manager in our Financial Services Division.

Job Functions Auditing
Industries Accounting & Auditing,Financial Services
Specification
The Junior Audit Manager oversees and ensures that the project runs efficiently and profitably from inception to sign-off by managing all the relevant stakeholders in accordance with the Firm’s policies and procedures. The Junior Audit Manager further supports the Engagement Partner with clients’ commercial management and business development initiatives.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS
Business Development:
•Assist in generating new client leads by using different tools and platforms e.g. networking, client base analysis; diversifying from a current project
•Assist with new client research, presentation and pitch preparation
•Participate in special assignment as and when required

Finance :
•Managing WIP and write offs
•Timeous and accurate billing of clients, using fee arrangement letters in liaison with the partner
•Timeous follow up on fee queries
•Assistance with Debtors when requested
•Negotiating budgets/fees and overuns for clients once fee base has been agreed with the partner

Operations and Processes:
•Planning
•Timeously host the pre-audit meeting and ensure that the planning meeting is set up
•Ensure that the audit planning is signed off before commencement of the audit
•Prepare detailed time budgets, allocating the audit work to specific audit team members
•Communication of deadlines and budget to staff
•Assign staff to the audit engagement, determine the number of staff and the level of experience required, thereby ensuring that the project is adequately staffed
•Liaison with client and preparation of the schedule of audit requirements

Execution:
•Oversee and ensure that all the project activities comply with the firm’s policies and procedures
•Perform a review on all sections in the file
•On larger assignments perform full entity general review of lower risk subsidiaries
•Perform function of principal client contact and take full responsibility for the client relationship management and ensure that all queries are solved timeously
•Decide on audit appropriateness of audit opinion by resolving issues which might impact on the audit opinion and ensuring that these are brought to the attention of the engagement partner and documentation thereof
•Manage the project timelines and ensure that allocated resources are efficiently used (review timesheets to ascertain this and to also detect problem areas for individuals
•Manage the client and ensure that the project is delivered within the scope agreed on
•Review the work-in-progress and discuss with Partner for action. Prepare the audit efficiency checklist
•Ultimate responsibility for bringing audit to completion, sign-off and archiving in conjunction with the Engagement Partner
•Review the draft financial statements and ensure that they are IFRS complaint
•Ensure that an appropriate audit report is drafted
•Ensure that matters for Partners attention and Overs/Unders schedules have been prepared and discussed with the Partner and that the Partner has signed off the schedule
•Ensure that the documents pertaining to audit finalisation / completion has been completed and reviewed (Overs/Unders, Management letter, Representation letter)
•Ensure that the post balance sheet events review work and the going concern review is completed up to the date of the signing of the audit report
•Prepare audit committee documents, attend and present at audit committees (with audit partner discussion)
•Attend and facilitate wrap-up meetings
•Negotiate overruns and budgets
•Provide low level tech support too team and department as a whole
•Provide adequate on the job training, counselling and evaluation

Admin:
•Be responsible for staff movements on and off the job (approval of leave) and timeously communicate to all relevant parties.
•Ensure that the files for archiving are done

People Development, Learning and Growth:
•Timeous completion of ANAs once completed by the trainee
•Relationship building with the trainee
•Timeous completion of PTS and LTS and ANAs
•Mentoring of trainees and seniors when required
•Assist with recruitment and selection e.g. interviews, VAC work

Requirements
Qualifications and Experience:
•CA(SA) or eligible to register as a CA(SA) at the end of this year
•Completed articles within the Financial Services industry specifically
•A proven track record

Competencies:
•Communication (Verbal and Written / Negotiation)
•Personal Development (Emotional Intelligence / Continuous Development)
•Relationship Management (Building successful teams)
•Growing the Business (Entrepreneurial spirit / Looking for Business)
•Client Focus (Planning, organising and control)

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Appointment will be made in terms of the firms Employment Equity Policy.

Job Closing Date 03/11/2020
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