Job Detail Finance, Western Cape CPT CBD R 540000 R 660000 Annually Audit Manager (SME) JOB PROFILE / LOCATION : A Permanent Management Level Position in the Audit / Accounting Industry based in Cape Town (Western Cape) REMUNERATION DATA : R540, 000.
00 R660, 000.00 Total Annual Cost to Company including Benefits : Standard Corporate Benefits EE PROFILE : Strictly Affirmative Action JOB SUMMARY : My Client, a leading international audit firm is in search of a suitably qualified and experienced individual to assume the above-mentioned role.
This role would be best suited to an incumbent that had experience at a management level with a smaller audit firm and has dealt with all aspects of small businesses.
They will oversee and ensure that projects run efficiently and profitably from inception to sign-off by managing all the relevant stakeholders in accordance with the Firm’s policies and procedures.
They will further support the Engagement Partner with clients’ commercial management and business development initiatives.
KPA’s will include : Business Development Assist in generating new client leads by using different tools and platforms e.
G. networking, client base analysis; diversifying from a current project Assist with new client research, presentation and pitch preparation Participate in special assignment as and when required Finance WIP Managing WIP and write offs Timeous and accurate billing of clients, using fee arrangement letters in liaison with the partner Timeous follow up on fee queries Assistance with Debtors when requested Negotiating budgets / fees and overuns for clients once fee base has been agreed with the partner Operations & Processes Planning Timeously host the pre-audit meeting and ensure that the planning meeting is set up Ensure that the audit planning is signed off before commencement of the audit Prepare detailed time budgets, allocating the audit work to specific audit team members Communication of deadlines and budget to staff Assign staff to the audit engagement, determine the number of staff and the level of experience required, thereby ensuring that the project is adequately staffed Liaison with client and preparation of the schedule of audit requirements Execution Oversee and ensure that all the project activities comply with the firm’s policies and procedures Perform a review on all sections in the file On larger assignments perform full entity general review of lower risk subsidiaries Perform function of principal client contact and take full responsibility for the client relationship management and ensure that all queries are solved timeously Decide on audit appropriateness of audit opinion by resolving issues which might impact on the audit opinion and ensuring that these are brought to the attention of the engagement partner and documentation thereof Manage the project timelines and ensure that allocated resources are efficiently used (review timesheets to ascertain this and to also detect problem areas for individuals Manage the client and ensure that the project is delivered within the scope agreed on Review the work-in-progress and discuss with Partner for action.
Prepare the audit efficiency checklist Ultimate responsibility for bringing audit to completion, sign-off and archiving in conjunction with the Engagement Partner Review the draft financial statements and ensure that they are IFRS complaint Ensure that an appropriate audit report is drafted Ensure that matters for Partners attention and Overs / Unders schedules have been prepared and discussed with the Partner and that the Partner has signed off the schedule Ensure that the documents pertaining to audit finalisation / completion has been completed and reviewed (Overs / Unders, Management letter, Representation letter) Ensure that the post balance sheet events review work and the going concern review is completed up to the date of the signing of the audit report Prepare audit committee documents, attend and present at audit committees (with audit partner discussion) Attend and facilitate wrap-up meetings Negotiate overruns and budgets Provide low level tech support too team and department as a whole Provide adequate on the job training, counselling and evaluation Administration People Development, Learning and Growth REQUIREMENTS Completing a SAICA training contract CA (SA) (eligible) 3 years experience in a Audit Manager role within a small firm Experience dealing with all aspects of small businesses Communication (Verbal and Written / Negotiation) Personal Development (Emotional Intelligence / Continuous Development) Relationship Management (Building successful teams) Growing the Business (Entrepreneurial spirit / Looking for Business) Client Focus (Planning, organising and control) Other Benefits : Standard Corporate Benefits & Incentives Ad Visible Until : 16 Ref : JHB002338 / Nom Vacancy Type : Permanent