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Financial Services Insurance- Associate Director - Johannesburg

Location:  Johannesburg
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  Mar 23, 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1414948


Audit Senior Manager/Associate Director - Financial Services:Insurance

Our Assurance group is one of the most trusted, respected and influential organizations in the industry. As part of our team, you will provide peace of mind to clients by using your skills and experience to give companies, investors and regulators confidence in the validity of financial statements and business-critical information or processes.  


About the opportunity 

As part of our External Audit team, you’ll experience ongoing professional development through diverse experiences, world-class learning and individually tailored coaching. That’s how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. Sound interesting? Well this is just the beginning. Because whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime


Client responsibilities 

  • Manage engagement economics and communicate significant issues, fees and estimates to complete to partners and clients
  • Assist partners with generating new business opportunities and building client networks and relationships
  • Understand our service offerings and actively identify opportunities to better serve clients
  • Build strong internal relationships within Assurance and across other services
  • Execution of complex audit engagements, managing risk and applying professional scepticism
  • Application of complex risk management policies and procedures on engagements with an understanding of global and local independence rules
  • Maximize operational efficiency with a focus on key performance drivers and improve operating practices by leading the implementation of all new audit solutions and enablers
  • Enhance EY’s brand positioning through strong external relationships across a network of existing and future clients
  • Provide strategic and relevant insight, connectedness and responsiveness to all clients that anticipates their needs
  • Maximize business development opportunities through leveraging of networks across other service lines and geographies
  • Participate as a reviewer in the Audit Quality Review process
  • Defend the audit work in connection with internal or external inspections (regulator, AQR, peer review) 


Qualifications and Experience

  • CA(SA)
  • Thorough knowledge of current auditing techniques
  • Experience of the entire audit process
  • Familiarity with IFRS and local GAAP
  • Detailed understanding of risk-based auditing and risk and control strategies
  • Understanding of Quality & Risk Management procedures
  • Compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Insurance auditing experience
  • Financial services auditing experience
  • 6 - 8 years post articles Audit experience


Technical skills requirements

  • Thorough knowledge of current auditing techniques
  • Five years to eight years of relevant work experience preferred
  • Experience of the entire audit process
  • Understanding of IFRS and local GAAP
  • Detailed understanding of risk-based auditing and risk and control strategies
  • Understanding of Quality & Risk Management (Q&RM) procedures
  • Compliance with and understanding of regulatory requirements


Additional skills requirements

  • Track record with a blue-chip audit firm
  • Professional accountancy qualification
  • Strong academic record including a degree


What working at EY offers  

We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. In addition, our Total Rewards package includes social insurance and housing, additional commerce insurance, a minimum of 10 days of vacation and a range of programs and benefits designed to support your physical and social well-being. Plus, we offer: 


  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around 
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career 
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you 


If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible. 


Join us in building a better working world.   

 Apply now. 


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