Our client, a leading professional services firm, is seeking someone who is passionate about Risk Management and Independence to assist their Tax Practice with Tax Risk Management and Auditor Independence related queries.
Note that this role has nothing to do with Risk management in the financial sense but refers to risk in the audit firm sense where independence is checked.
The role is non-client facing, i.e. the clients are the Partners and staff of the Tax Practice.
Role Description :
Responding to Tax Risk Management and Auditor Independence queries (this will include, inter alia, doing research on and responding to queries relating to policies, procedures, general Tax Risk Management matters and doing research on and responding to queries relating to independence e.
g. scope of services, Joint Business Relationships etc.).
Assessment of Joint Business Relationships in the Tax Line of Service.
Conducting of Business Unit Reviews (which may require travelling to various offices in Southern Africa and travelling to various African countries).
Conducting of annual Engagement Compliance Reviews (file reviews).
Presenting Tax Risk Management and Independence courses / training material (this will include the drafting of course / training material).
Providing mentorship and assistance to junior staff members in the Tax Risk Management team.
Reviewing work prepared / drafted by junior staff members.
Attending to ad hoc projects.
Previous experience in Risk Management in an audit firm set-up would be ideal.
At least 3 years’ experience in a professional services environment.
Qualifications : Qualified CA or Admitted Attorney. Other relevant qualifications will also be considered.
Must be willing and able to travel.
Candidate must be passionate about Risk Management and Auditor Independence and must be willing to learn.
Excellent research skills.
Must be able to work independently in a small team.
Attention to detail is critical.