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  • Posted: Sep 27, 2021
    Deadline: Oct 4, 2021
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  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) helps organisations and individuals create the value they’re looking for. We’re a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 184,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. Find out more by visiting us at www.pwc.com. In Africa we're the largest provider of prof...
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    Senior Manager - Financial Services

    Job ID: 206705WD
    Line of Service: Assurance
    Industry / Sector: FS X-Sector
    Specialism: Assurance
    Management Level: Senior Manager

    Job Description & Summary

    • A career within External Audit services, will provide you with the opportunity to provide a range of Assurance services and business advice to a variety of clients from small, fast growing clients to large entities. Our clients are often well known brands and many have broad international reach. We focus on using the latest technology to reduce the level of manual testing ensuring you’ll focus on the most valuable areas of client service and on enhancing corporate governance and the reliability of our clients’ information.
    • To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.
    • As a Senior Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:
      • Encourage everyone to have a voice and invite opinion from all, including quieter members of the team.
      • Deal effectively with ambiguous and unstructured problems and situations.
      • Initiate open and candid coaching conversations at all levels.
      • Move easily between big picture thinking and managing relevant detail.
      • Anticipate stakeholder needs, and develop and discuss potential solutions, even before the stakeholder realises they are required.
      • Contribute technical knowledge in area of specialism.
      • Contribute to an environment where people and technology thrive together to accomplish more than they could apart.
      • Navigate the complexities of cross-border and/or diverse teams and engagements.
      • Initiate and lead open conversations with teams, clients and stakeholders to build trust.
      • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

    Roles & Responsibilities

    • Participate in industry strategy sessions and identify ways to address clients’ needs, manage the introduction of technical experts or specialists on assignments where applicable.
    • Present post audit and other reports to audit committees and top management executives to communicate our views and recommendations and obtain feedback.
    • Develop strategy, plan and coordinate the audit and other assurance engagements of different clients
    • Maintain good relationships with clients in order to provide quality assurance services, as well as to identify business opportunities.

    Requirements

    • Must be working in a consulting / Audit firm – minimum of 8 years professional experience in external audit of organisations in the financial services sector (e.g. Banks, insurance companies and Pension funds),
    • At least 3 years of experience should be at a managerial role
    • ACA/ACCA qualification (or equivalent)
    • Demonstrate an understanding of regulatory pronouncements that are applicable to banks, Investment companies and other Financial services companies
    • IFRS knowledge and experience is required; broad ranging audit experience including planning, managing and completing a diverse range of engagements and committed to meet tight timelines;
    • Ability to demonstrate strong analytical skills and organizational abilities;
    • A proven record of establishing and sustaining strong client relationships and good interpersonal skills; proactive in responding to clients' problems and strong business awareness to maximize any possible business opportunities
    • Strong leadership skills and highly motivated to lead and develop a team of professionals varying in size
    • Flexibility in responding to the changing business environment and desire for continuous improvement.
    • Ability to analyse complex ideas or proposals and build a range of meaningful recommendations.
    • Experience interacting with senior level clients and management to develop and maintain business relationships
    • Ability to communicate clearly with colleagues and clients at all levels
    • Ability to perform and deliver on multiple commitments concurrently with ease and professionalism.

    Travel Requirements:

    • Up to 20%.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) on www.pwc.co.za to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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