South Africa

Manager - Financial Services Technology

Company BDO South Africa
Reference # FST_01
Published 07/10/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Nationwide, Nationwide, South Africa
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’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 South Africa has vacancies for Managers to join our Financial Services Technology Division in our Johannesburg and Cape Town Offices.

The Manager manages work assignments to completion within the allocated time frame and to an appropriate standard (quality). In addition to managing client engagements, the Manager should be able to effectively mentor and coach team members, while having a strong focus on business development and internal initiatives.
Job Functions Information Technology
Industries Accounting & Auditing
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
•Take ownership of, and manages work assignments to completion within the allocated time frame and to an appropriate standard (quality), through:
-proper planning before the assignment,
-appropriate coaching during the assignment,
-attention to quality of the deliverable and the supporting documentation, adequately completing provisions,
-managing the WIP appropriately and within budget, where applicable, billing the engagement, and
-closing the engagement.
•Is an effective project manager
•Track any delays and overruns and raises these at the relevant partner catch-ups and client meetings. Get immediate and timely agreement from the client to overruns.
•Reviews written documents to ensure that they are organised, well-written, referenced and easy to follow.
•Establish effective working relationships directly with key clients and broader BDO stakeholders.
•Bring industry insights and recommendations to the client during client discussions. Ensures value-added delivery to the client driving sustainability of client relationship and work allocation
•Coordinate and lead meetings with the key client stakeholders and internal senior stakeholders in the absence of the partner.
•Assess and manage project risks, processes, and controls.
•Develop a comprehensive understanding of the client’s processes and methodologies, including the reviews of process flows.
•Develops a more strategic view of the business and participates in strategic initiatives through the coaching of the partners.
•Able to lead initiatives from commencement to conclusion with minimal coaching and mentoring. Understands when to request input or assistance.
•Takes on operational role/s within the business, in addition to allocated client assignments
•Participate in proposal development as and when required
•Participate in training efforts
•Bcom Internal Audit
•Bcom Information Systems/Informatics
•Bsc Computer Science

Experience and Knowledge:
•5 to 6 years of IT Audit Experience
•Knowledge of General IT Controls, Application Controls, Data Analytics, ISAE 3402 reviews, Business process analysis

Technical Competencies:
•General IT Controls, Application Controls, Data Analytics, ISAE 3402 reviews, Business process analysis

Behavioral Competencies:
•Effective Communication Skills, both written and verbal.
•Problem-solving techniques and effective conflict management skills.
•People management skills
•Ability to engage with top management and clients.
•Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships.
•Mentoring and coaching skills

BDO Core Competencies:
•Relationships and Collaboration
•Exceptional Client Service
•Business Growth
•Engaging people
•Quality, Risk management and Operational performance

The appointment will be made in terms of the firm’s Employment Equity Policy.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Job Closing Date 14/10/2021
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