Assurance - FS / Insurance Audit Manager

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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

About the Job

We are looking for the person who is best able to fulfil the following job requirements

Planning

  • Ensure that all jobs are planned on the planning board. Plan in line with the budget.

Running the audit

  • Brief the team on their responsibilities and your expectations.
  • Monitor progress.
  • Maintain contact with the client.
  • Maintain a control schedule for deadlines, bills and deliverables.
  • Coach staff on the job.

Managing the Partner

  • Keep the Partner informed of all issues and how they are being addressed.

Reviewing work

Ensure that the AIC performs the following reviews:

  • Ensure that the general audit approach is correct.
  • Ensure that all x-references are correct.
  • Ensure all work papers are signed off.
  • Ensure that all balances are audited.
  • Ensure that all key issues are properly identified and documented.
  • Ensure that work papers are neat, logical and concise.
  • Communicate all issues with the manager/partner and client timeously.

The manager review should include the following:

  • Ensure that the audit approach for each potential error in all major account balances is correct.
  • Ensure that the client complied with IFRS/ISA, Companies Act as well as other laws and regulations that auditors should be aware of, and which could cause material irregularities.
  • Ensure that the audit file is consistent and that issues identified in one section are considered across the audit.
  • Ensure that there is consistency between the planning, control testing, substantive testing and the conclusions reached.
  • Ensure that all issues are identified, documented and timeously communicated to the partner and the client.
  • A review of all work papers.
  • Ensuring that the AIC review has been performed.

File close down

  • Use the SA final completion checklist as a guide.
  • Ensure that all queries are cleared.

PSR

  • At the interim, assess whether your client is subject to the PSR review or not.
  • All deliverables are subject to review, either PSR or concurring review by manager/partner.

WIP

WIP should be checked at least once a month for the following:

  • That the right staff are charging your codes and that the time charged is consistent with your understanding/planning/budget.
  • That your billings have come through
  • That your client has paid. It is the manager’s responsibility to follow up payment and ensure timeous payments are made.

Budgets

  • Track actual against budget with detailed reasons for overruns.

Counselling

  • Ensure that you meet with your facilitates at least every 3 months.
  • Keep track of their planning going forward.

Ensure that PRs are done timeously and that DNAs are updated.

About You

We are looking for someone who has the following qualifications

  • Post graduate degree: Honours/Certificate in the Theory of Accounting
  • CA (SA)

You will need to have the following Experience and Technical competencies

  • Three years articles
  • Post articles experience is an advantage
  • Preferably experience in the public sector
  • Updated technical knowledge to effectively manage risk.

You will need to have the following Behavioural competencies

  • Interpersonal skills to build effective relationships with Partners, clients and internal staff.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to coach and motivate.

Requisition code: ZA125565TS


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