South Africa

2023 Junior Analyst - Financial Services Technology

Company BDO South Africa
Reference # FST_01
Published 13/04/2022
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 Junior Analysts to join our Financial Services Technology Division in our Johannesburg and Cape Town Offices commencing in 2023.

The Junior Analyst will be joining an exciting Financial Services division within BDO and should be willing to learn how to identify and test key IT controls related to financial reporting in order to develop innovative audit solutions. These solutions should cater to the specific IT risks facing businesses within the Financial Services Industry. The candidate should be able to adapt and learn about new IT risks, which are emerging as a result of exponential technologies such as machine learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics.
Job Functions Information Technology
Industries Accounting & Auditing
Reporting to the manager you will inter alia be responsible for:
•General Information Technology Controls Testing
•Application Controls Testing
•Analyse information systems data to assess the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of transaction processing.
•Ability to develop an adequate understanding of client’s businesses and identifying risks and controls.
•Provide technical support to Engagement auditors where computer assisted audit techniques (CAATS) are required.
•Be knowledgeable or willing to learn data analysis using IDEA.
•Willing to learn IT risk management, IT governance concepts and best practice frameworks.
Qualifications and Experience:
•BSc Computer Science, BCom Information Systems / Informatics, BCom Internal Auditing or Equivalent
•Honours in any of the above is advantageous but not essential
•COBIT, ITIL, ISO27001-2 and other models is advantageous
•The Ideal candidate should be studying toward or wanting to study toward a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) qualification

•Have a passion and/or interest in emerging technologies for example: machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics.
•Strong client orientation
•Attention to detail
•Ability to priorities and handle stress
•Task driven & delivery focused
•Ability to work with all levels within an organization
•Socially aware and able to work as part of a diverse team

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.


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Job Closing Date 31/10/2022
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