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Associate Director, Financial Services Audit Professional Practice

Location:  Johannesburg
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Feb 10, 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1467674

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all. 


EY is a global professional services organisation providing advisory, assurance, tax and transaction services. Our purpose, to build a better working world, has never been more important. Life at EY has been transformed dramatically by Covid-19 but our strong culture of flexible and remote working has helped EY people navigate new ways of working and remain connected with each other and our clients.


The opportunity

We are looking for an experienced Associate Director to join the IFRS Professional Practice in our Johannesburg office. 

The EY IFRS Financial Reporting Group (FRG) is one of the most trusted, respected, and influential teams that assists clients in addressing the accounting and financial reporting challenges facing their business.

As an Associate Director, you will work within a team of IFRS specialists to provide responsive accounting and financial reporting support to our audit teams, our Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS) teams and other service lines within EY.

The role will suit individuals with previous IFRS specialist experience as well as those with an interest in developing their IFRS skills further. You will gain ongoing professional development through diverse experiences, world-class learning, and individually tailored coaching.  


Your key responsibilities

Participating in technical accounting consultations and providing technical support to audit teams;

Performing pre-issuance technical reviews on listed financial services entity financial statements;

Supporting the technical learning and development of the audit practice through the preparation and delivery of technical updates, publications, and training material;

Actively participating in accounting standard subject matter group(s);

Building strong relationships both internally and externally, including building your profile with professional bodies and organisations;

Engaging directly with EY clients in the provision of technical accounting services;

Supporting the EY brand in the marketplace through providing exceptional client service;

Developing our people through effectively supervising, coaching, and mentoring of staff; and

Playing an active operational role within our team.


Skills and attributes for success


To quality for the role you must have:

CA (SA), and 5 - 7 years’ relevant experience thorough knowledge in International Financial Reporting Standards;

Experience in working with financial services companies including banks and or insurance entities.  

Experience in analysing complex accounting issues such as securitisations, special purpose entities and expected credit loss models. In addition, experience in providing solutions in accordance with the relevant accounting standards and legislation, including IFRS 9 Financial Instruments or IFRS 17 Insurance.


Ideally, you’ll also have

Excellent communication skills and confidence to communicate your view; 

Ability to succinctly present on a technical topic and articulate the issue and impact for our clients; and

Ability to be flexible when required and to work collaboratively within our team to meet required deadlines.

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