EY Audit Manager in Cape Town, South Africa

Audit Manager


Requisition # SOU001C7

Post Date 6 days ago

Job purpose

As Assurance Manager, you'll manage assurance engagements by defining the audit strategy in consultation with the senior manager/partner, and executing it in compliance with Ernst & Young's policies and protocols. When required, you'll personally execute complex audit procedures and lead teams or parts of teams on engagements, depending on the size of the engagement.

You'll actively establish, maintain and strengthen internal and external relationships and confirm that work delivered to clients is of a high quality. As part of this, you'll anticipate and identify risks and escalate issues, as appropriate. As an influential member of the team, you'll help to create a positive learning culture and will coach and counsel junior team members and help them to develop.

Your client responsibilities

  • Manage the delivery of assurance engagements

  • Assist in managing the financial aspects of engagements by organizing staffing, tracking fees and communicating issues to project leaders

  • Participate in business development initiatives

  • Build strong internal relationships within Ernst & Young Assurance and across other services

Your people responsibilities

  • Develop people through effectively supervising, coaching and mentoring staff

  • Conduct performance reviews and contribute to performance feedback for staff

  • Contribute to people initiatives including recruiting, retaining and training Assurance professionals

  • Contribute to the maintenance of an educational program to continually develop personal skills of staff

  • Understand and follow workplace policies and procedures

Technical skills requirements

  • Thorough knowledge of current auditing techniques

  • Five years to eight years of relevant work experience preferred

  • Experience of the entire audit process

  • Understanding of IFRS and local GAAP

  • Detailed understanding of risk-based auditing and risk and control strategies

  • Understanding of Quality & Risk Management (Q&RM) procedures

  • Compliance with and understanding of regulatory requirements

Additional skills requirements

  • Track record with a blue chip audit firm

  • Professional accountancy qualification

  • Strong academic record including a degree

Why should I work for Ernst & Young's Assurance Services?

Assurance gives organizations and their investors the confidence that the results they report give a true and fair picture of their business. As an assurance professional at Ernst & Young, you'll work in a high-performing and inclusive environment that offers you great opportunities to develop an interesting and fulfilling career, wherever you are in the world. You'll work in multidisciplinary teams to handle complex issues and resolve challenges for leading companies. We'll support you in your professional development so you achieve your potential. At Ernst & Young, we know it's your point of view, energy and enthusiasm that make the difference.