South Africa

Senior Analyst - Financial Services Technology Offshore

Company BDO South Africa
Reference # FST_01
Published 20/04/2022
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Johannesburg, Gauteng, 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 vacancy for a Senior Analyst in our Financial Services Technology Offshore division.

The Senior Analyst is responsible to the BDO offshore engagement manager for daily work contact, conduct of the audit work and for ensuring that the fieldwork is executed within the required time frame.

An IT Senior Analyst is responsible for assessing and evaluating risk, addressing audit issues, and executing audit procedures. The IT Senior Analyst is responsible for gathering evidence and evaluating them. The Senior Analyst also has the obligation to communicate the progress of an auditing task in a timely manner to IT Audit Manager. He/she also has the responsibility to produce an audit report and share recommendations and observations with all audiences, both technical and non-technical. As a Senior analyst you are required to mentor juniors and complete initial reviews.
Job Functions Information Technology,Other
Industries Accounting & Auditing
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
•Assist with an admin oversight role for large audit teams
•Completion of execution on sections
•Completion of analytical reviews on an overall entity basis as well as on specific sections
•Completion of planning and finalisation
•Compiling of technical memos
•Track any delays and overruns and raises these at the relevant partner catchups and client meetings
•Coordinate and lead meetings with client stakeholders and internal senior stakeholders in the absence of the manager/partner.
•Manages time and is held accountable for productivity
•Provides frequent progress updates to the offshore manager or partner
•Understands the relevance of application controls workings and reviews the testing and documentation
•Mentor, coach and upskill team members
•Bcom Internal Audit, Bcom Information Systems/Informatics
•Bsc Computer Science
•BA Information Management
•The Ideal candidate should be studying toward or wanting to study toward a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) qualification

•Minimum of 2 year work experience in IT audit

•Knowledge of General IT Controls, Application Controls,ISAE 3402, Business process analysis

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

Behavioral Competencies:
•Ability to handle and manage stress
•Ability to meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure
•Excellent command of English, both written and spoken
•Excellent communication skills
•Excellent interpersonal skills for internal and external stakeholder relationship management
•Flexible in terms of working hours to align to the offshore country when required
•Must be able to work on your own
•Quality and detail oriented
•Team player

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 18/05/2022
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