Assurance Services - Manager (AOA, ARA & DEA) - Durban

Durban, South Africa
Competitive salary
12 Jan 2022
10 Feb 2022
Job role
Experience level
Company Description

About Deloitte

Deloitte is a leading global provider of audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax and related services. Our global network of member firms and related entities in more than 150 countries and territories (collectively, the "Deloitte organization") serves four out of five Fortune Global 500® companies. Learn how Deloitte's approximately 312,000 people make an impact that matters at

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.

About Assurance Services:

Our Aspiration is to be the strategic advisor to Finance Leaders, delivering innovative solutions to enable the future of finance, and creating enduring value for our clients.

We are a team of advisors who bring a unique combination of skills to support Finance leaders in solving both complex and day-to-day challenges in the finance function. We deliver our services across a variety of sectors, including Financial Services, Energy & Resources, Technology, Media and Telecommunications, Consumer, Life Sciences and Public Sector. In doing so, we each play to our strengths and specialise in one or more of the following key areas of expertise.

Our areas of expertise include advising on:
• Close, Consolidate and Report improvement initiatives, including process, policy, automation and digitisation of the month-end financial close
• Internal Controls over Financial Reporting as required by JSE Listing Rule 3.84k, including digital enablement
• Integrated Reporting and report refresh initiatives to help our clients report value driven by their ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) activities, including climate change
• End to End accounting and reporting implications of proposed or planned transactions (such as mergers, acquisitions, integrations, separations and restructuring), including post-merger / separation planning for day 1 readiness of the finance function
• Advice relating to changes in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) or other regulatory requirements, including digital enablement and change adoption
• Finance function operational support at month end, year-end, or 'on call' accounting services

Where do we play?

Accounting Operations Advisory (AOA)

We advise finance functions to increase their efficiency and effectiveness from the beginning to the end of the finance reporting cycle. We leverage Assurance's deep expertise in accounting in order to build confidence in the value, accuracy, timeliness and reliability of the Controllership function.

Accounting Operations Advisory (AOA) services recognize that leaders need a partner they can work collaboratively with to evaluate their people, processes, infrastructure & controls, and to deliver practical and pragmatic solutions to address increasing demands, existing inefficiencies, and impacts of new technologies, while ensuring Finance remains honest to its core activities.

Accounting and Reporting Advisory (ARA)

Regulatory, technological, and business complexities are driving finance and accounting teams to re-evaluate their accounting policies, processes, controls, and systems.

Sound decision making is reliant on balanced and stakeholder focussed corporate reporting.

The complex accounting and reporting decisions organisations make can have a profound impact on how they are evaluated by stakeholders and the overall financial stability of the organisation.

Our Accounting and Reporting Advisory services focus on delivering holistic solutions. These include:
• Provision of end-to-end implementation solutions;
• Remediation solutions;
• Maintenance and monitoring solutions; and
• Digital transformation solutions

Disruptive Events Advisory (DEA)

Finance today often struggles to meet competing priorities. Not only does management demand Finance to provide quicker and better analytical insights to support decision-making, but new accounting standards, rapid changes to business model and M&A activities also place significant pressure on Finance to adapt fast.
Now more than ever, business and finance executives seek assistance from us to improve the productivity and performance of their finance operations and transform their finance functions into trusted business advisors.

To enable our clients in establishing world-class finance functions, we adopt a cross-disciplinary approach to provide insight on how to better design finance organizations, processes, data and systems with leading practices and digital technology, as well as facilitate our clients in managing capital market transactions, such as getting ready for IPO, carving out business units for spin-off, integrating finance functions after a merger, etc.

Job Description

About the job:
• Lead the way in reimagining how Finance functions are delivered by joining one of the fastest growing Business Units in Deloitte
• Focus on Controllership outcomes - specialising in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the financial close process
• Build deep relationships with CFOs, Financial Controllers and other Finance leaders while bringing a Deloitte 'point of view'
• Flexible work arrangements - work in a way that suits you best
• Benefit from global mentoring and development opportunities, to make an impact across Africa.

Our diverse and inclusive Assurance Services team is growing rapidly to meet increasing client demand in solving challenges in the Finance function. We need you to help us make an impact that matters.


Qualifications, Experience and Competencies required:
• CA (SA)
• 2 years post articles experience

Enough about us, let's talk about you.

Are you curious, practical, outcomes driven, love learning, client centric, relish a challenge, collaborative, thrive on working on a variety of diverse problems from clients in different industries and sectors and being part of a fun, professional team? If so, read on!

We're looking for someone with some or more of the following attributes:
• Understanding of finance business processes ("as-is", gap analysis, documentation, flowcharts)
• Internal controls design and testing to address risks identified within a process
• Experience in finance functions optimisation / improvements with ERP and reporting packages / systems (SAP, Oracle, SAGE, Hyperion, etc) experience.
• Understanding of the chart of accounts structure and design of month-end balance sheet reconciliation process
• Experience with advanced Excel - macros, etc.

Why Deloitte?
At Deloitte, we create positively differentiated work experiences that enable our people to feel valued and achieve their full potential. Deloitte Africa opens the door to a career that can cross borders virtually and physically across the African continent and globally to gain experience and access projects beyond our borders. We value difference, and embrace people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, gender identities, abilities and thinking styles. Knowing that people work best in a variety of ways, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements if the working pattern you are looking for is not specifically indicated.

Additional Information

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

Technical Competencies:
  • Understanding of the audit and advisory businesses, and their interaction with wider firm locally and globally, strategy and challenges
  • Notable experience on providing Strategic Insights to Partners
  • Project management experience
  • Excellent industry and business knowledge
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Ability to interpret, communicate and implement strategy
  • Demonstrated execution of complex projects within timeframes and cost
  • Experienced in development and delivery of professional presentations
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Solid financial knowledge

Behavioural Competencies:
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal with all levels of staff & leadership
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Excellent mentorship and coaching ability with desire to develop self and others
  • Strong client delivery focus
  • Highly adaptable, managing change and ambiguity with ease
  • Focus on quality and risk
  • Excellent problem-solving ability
  • Exceptional business acumen

*Please note that this job advertisement provides a summary of the capabilities required and all candidates shortlisted will receive a full list of capabilities.