Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Johannesburg


Description of Role
Working with supervision, you will support the Assistant Managers and Managers to manage a client portfolio and you will contribute to presenting our work and its findings to the client. With a clear focus on anticipating and identifying risks, you will escalate issues as appropriate. Working closely with colleagues, you'll determine whether the work is properly executed, documented and concluded in compliance with our Quality & Risk Management (Q&RM) guidelines. As an influential member of the team, you'll help to create a positive learning culture, coaching and counselling junior team members to help them develop.
Key Responsibilities
- Participate in Accounting engagements and have responsibility for a portfolio of clients
- Work effectively as a leader, team member, giving guidance, providing support, maintaining communication and  updating the Managers and Partners/Directors
- Review of deliverables per the agreed scope with the client
- Assisting in preparing reports and schedules that will be delivered to clients and other parties
- Build strong internal relationships within the compliance and reporting team and across other services
- Contribute to people initiatives and empowering team members on the client engagements
- Create a positive learning culture, coaching and counselling team members on the various account;
- Liaise with the client and the EY central team and provide the necessary updates require
- Assist with the training (on the job) and development of trainees within our two training  programmes, (SAIT and SAICA)
Qualifications & Experience
- B.Com Hons/CTA, completed Articles and working towards CA (SA) or equivalent
- Practical accounting (IFRS) and/or tax experience
- Proven experience in delivering audit/accounting/tax services to private sector clients
- Commercial, legislative and industry knowledge
- Experience in delivering on multinational, multi-jurisdictional engagements
- Ability to apply Q&RM procedures
- Private and Public sector experience within South Africa
- Experience in Microsoft packages (Excel, Word and Power Point)
- Experience in Caseware
- Experience in accounting packages (JD Edwards, Pastel Partner/Evolution)
Skills and Behavioural Attributes
- Strong leadership qualities
- "Can do" or Winning mind-set
- Project Management skills
- Demonstrated ability to be a lateral thinker or have innovative approach to problems
- Through understanding of Audit Process, Financial Department processes and Tax processes
Who we are:
At EY we support you in achieving your unique potential both personally and professionally. We give you stretching and rewarding experiences that keep you motivated, working in an atmosphere of integrity and teaming with some of the world's most successful companies. And while we encourage you to take personal responsibility for your career, we support you in your professional development in every way we can. You enjoy the flexibility to devote time to what matters to you, in your business and personal lives. At EY you can be who you are and express your point of view, energy and enthusiasm, wherever you are in the world. It's how you make a difference.

About the company

A multinational professional services firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is one of the "Big Four" audit firms and is the third largest professional services firm in the world by aggregated revenue in 2014.

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