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Financial Accounting Advisory Services Assistant Manager

Location:  Johannesburg
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  May 11, 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1493124

EY is a globally integrated professional services organization that provides Assurance, Advisory, Tax and Transaction Services. The Assurance team at EY Johannesburg is looking for an Assistant Manager who can manage a portfolio of clients and be responsible for the timeliness and quality of the work as per EY Global Standards for our Financial Accounting and Advisory Services (FAAS) team.  Within EY's Assurance service line, FAAS professionals provide advisory services encompassing accounting and regulatory support on accounting change and special matters; accounting processes and controls support (remediation, long-term contract accounting and cost accounting); GAAP conversion and implementation; IPO and other public offering assistance; and transaction accounting and financial reporting assistance (purchase price allocation). 

  

Job purpose 

 The Assistant Manager will be responsible for working closely with FAAS Leadership, Partners and Associate Directors on client engagements across Africa and EMEIA. She/he will provide technical support, grow the FAAS portfolio. 

  

The Assistant Manager should have experience in consulting and particularly in FAAS related services. She/he is also expected to display a high level of technical knowledge in IFRS.  While the Assistant Manager will be based out of our Johannesburg office, she/he may be required to travel locally and internationally to work on client engagements. 

 

Your client responsibilities 

  

Manage quality of service delivery 

  •  Project manage multiple client engagements and ensure exceptional quality service. 
  • Act as an IFRS subject matter resource for one or more FAAS solutions: 
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting Excellence 
  • Accounting Processes  
  • Regulation, Governance and Financing 
  • Audit remediation and readiness 
  • Organizing and providing technical training  
  • Addressing service delivery quality issues if and when they occur 

 
Your people responsibilities           

  • Coach, manage, develop and lead more junior team members, and manage their performance 
  • Identify development opportunities and training needs for high performing staff 

 

Manage business and clients 

  •  Actively support the Africa or EMEIA FAAS leadership both in terms of growth as well as quality initiatives 
  • Enhance relationships with global teams and leverage connections to identify opportunities for work  
  • Support growing the EY Business and expanding client relationships 
     

 Competencies / Skills: 

  •  Chartered Accountant (CA) 1-2 years (post qualification) in auditing or finance controllership roles including at least 3 years of Financial Accounting Advisory experience  
  • Expert Knowledge of IFRS and International auditing standards (detailed knowledge and experience in newer accounting standards, namely IFRS 17, IFRS 9, and IFRS 15 is essential) 
  • Working experience in relation to the following services/solutions: 
    a) GAAP conversions and implementation of new accounting standards 
    b) Drafting and designing accounting policies   c) Technical accounting research and advice 
    d) Consolidation and Compilation support 
    e) Financial statement close process support  
    f) Transaction accounting and reporting – IPO’s , Carve Outs , PPA etc 
    g) Audit remediation and readiness 
    h) Benchmarking services and market analysis 
    i) Advanced data analytics (will be an added advantage) 
  • strong management skills to lead teams, delegate appropriately, mentor, review performance and counsel employees 
  • strong written and verbal communication, presentation, client service and technical writing skills 
  • ability to work independently or in a team 
  • ability and comfort level in researching client inquires and emerging issues, including regulations, industry practices and new technologies 
  • Industry Sector specialization will be an added advantage 
  • International work experience will have added advantage 
  • Banking or Insurance industry experience preferable 

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