Assurance – Audit - Manager

About Deloitte

Deloitte is the largest private professional services network in the world. Every day, approximately 220,000 professionals in more than 150 countries demonstrate their commitment to a single vision: to be the standard of excellence, while working towards one purpose – to make an impact that matters.

In South Africa, Deloitte is one of the leading professional services organisations, specialising in providing Audit, Tax, Consulting, Risk Advisory and Corporate Finance services. We serve clients in a variety of industries from financial services, to consumer business, energy, mining and manufacturing, tourism and the public sector, and we provide powerful business solutions to some of the world's most well-known and respected companies, including more than 80 percent of the Fortune 100.

Our professionals are unified by a collaborative culture that fosters integrity, outstanding value to markets and clients, commitment to each other, and strength from cultural diversity. They are dedicated to strengthening corporate responsibility, building public trust, and making a positive impact in their communities. We understand that our professionals hold interests outside of the work space and we aim to encourage work/life balance, supporting them in all aspects of their lives.

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About the Division

Our Assurance services go beyond merely meeting statutory requirements. We help our clients perform better and achieve their business objectives. We listen to their needs, think about the business implications and tailor our approach accordingly. In today's changing global economy, businesses need trusted advisors. Because Assurance professionals at Deloitte take the time to understand our clients' business as well as the industries in which they operate, we can help them identify major risks and opportunities over and above performance of the traditional financial reporting function. Our services include:

  • Audit
  • Accounting and Auditing
  • Special Services Group
  • Financial Institutions Services Team
  • Capital Markets Team
  • Actuarial & Insurance Solutions


What impact will you make?

Every day, your work will make an impact that matters, while you thrive in a dynamic culture of inclusion, collaboration and high performance. As the undisputed leader in professional services, Deloitte is where you'll find unrivaled opportunities to succeed and realize your full potential.

Main Purpose of Job

To support Senior Manager in delivery of services to / at client premises on delegated engagement / project.


  • Qualified CA

Experience Required

  • 3 - 5 Years' Post Articles experience in a Big 4 environment

Your role as a Leader

At Deloitte we believe in the importance of leadership at all levels. We expectour people to embrace and live our purpose bychallenging themselves to identify issues that are mostimportant for our clients, ourpeople, and for societyand make an impact thatmatters. In addition to living our purpose, Managers acrossourorganization:

  • Develop high-performing people and teams through challenging and meaningful opportunities
  • Deliver exceptional clientservice; maximize results and drive high performance from people while fosteringcollaboration across businessesand borders
  • Influence clients, teams,and individuals positively, leadingby exampleand establishing confident relationships with increasinglysenior people
  • Understand key objectivesfor clients and Deloitte;align people to objectives and set priorities and direction.

Key Performance areas

  1. Strategic Impact
  • Supports the Senior Manager on delivery of designated engagement / project, managing the implementation of the agreed deliverables
  • Tracks outputs against Service Level Agreement and reports to Senior Manager on any unforeseen issues arising
  • Seeks to identify additional sales opportunities in client business
  • Assists in the preparation of proposals/tenders and presentations on request
  • Is a support resource in planning of sales presentations and client negotiation teams for new and retained business
  • Develops market network in business and builds relationships that generate leads
  • Builds relationships across Deloitte service lines to understand broader offerings and seeks opportunities for cross-selling
  • Generates innovative solutions on projects / engagements in collaboration with team members to enhance / renew service offerings to client
  1. Client Impact: External / Internal
  • Manages day-to-day deliverables of team on client engagements / projects
  • Proactively identifies client service and technical issues and implements resolutions to address these
  • Develops productive working relationships with client teams
  • Builds network of relationships across Deloitte to understand other service line offerings and to market own functional area
  • Establishes and maintains good working relationships with external clients across industries
  • Participates in thought leadership process and shares functional and industry knowledge and expertise with clients, colleagues and teams
  1. Operational Effectiveness
  • Leads delivery of team based on the SLA and identifies and addresses any areas of concern in outputs
  • Manages engagement/project risk to ensure that the firm's risk policies as well as risk to client confidentiality is aligned at all times
  • Consistently reviews and analyses standard and quality of team deliverables and implements changes as necessary
  • Meets regularly with client and client teams to understand issues, anticipate needs and address these
  • Keeps Senior Manager updated on status of engagement
  • Communicates need for any changes in engagement / project plan to Senior Manager for discussion with Engagement sponsor / client
  • Provides ongoing communication to teams on status of engagement / project, changes, achievements, etc.
  • Drives Deloitte values of exceptional service to clients, growing the firm's brand and talent development
  1. Development/Growth of Team
  • Shares expertise and knowledge with team members and counselees on an ongoing basis
  • Develops good working relationships with key talent in team
  • Monitors resource requirements for engagement and communicates to Senior Manager the need for increase / decrease in team headcount
  • Maintains own development and knowledge in specialised area
  1. Budgets / Profitability
  • Manages engagement budget through accurate budgeting, cost control and profitability management
  • Monitors that time and expenses on engagement are accurately recorded and submitted weekly
  • Manages WIP on engagement and ensures billings are timeously done and collections followed up

What you'll do

  • Daily management of the Audit team, including the review of work and regular WIP management;
  • Guiding and assisting trainees on the complex and high risk areas of the audit;
  • Reviewing portions of the audit file in preparation for the Senior Managers/Partners review;
  • Provide on going feedback to clients and Partners;
  • Assisting the Senior Managers where possible and
  • Active involvement in specific office initiatives.

Leadership / Behavioural Capabilities

  • Living our Purpose - Acts as a role model, embracing and living our purpose and values, and recognizing others for the impact they make
  • Influence - Influences clients, teams, and individuals positively, leading by example and establishing confident relationships with increasingly senior people
  • Performance drive - Delivers exceptional client service; maximizes results and drives high performance from people while fostering collaboration across businesses and borders
  • Strategic direction - Understands key objectives for clients and Deloitte, aligns people to objectives and sets priorities and direction
  • Talent development - Develops high-performing people and teams through challenging and meaningful opportunities

Technical Competencies

  • Excellent technical audit skills and the ability to effectively manage risk;
  • Ability to identify client needs;
  • Solid interpersonal skills to build effective relationships with clients, Partners, colleagues, trainees and other internal staff;
  • Team work orientation and effective coaching skills;
  • Results orientated and the ability to generate constructive feedback;
  • Excellent communication and listening skills;
  • High tolerance for stress and the ability to multi-task;
  • Ability to manage budgets effectively;
  • Good negotiation and marketing skills;
  • Excellent problem solving ability;
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of IFRS and AS2 Audit Methodologies;
  • Excellent knowledge of Financial Services Industry regulations (for financial services specialization) would be beneficial.

Requisition code: ZA133601LH

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One of the largest professional services organizations in the U.S., Deloitte delivers innovative solutions to the complex business problems facing companies around the world. Deloitte offers rewarding careers in four businesses—audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory. Widely recognized for its inclusion initiatives, Deloitte is committed to building a workplace environment that allows people from all generations, ethnicities, and cultures to be their authentic selves.

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