EY Audit Senior Manager in South Africa

Audit Senior Manager


Requisition # SOU001CE

Post Date 3 days ago

Our Assurance group is one of the most trusted, respected and influential organizations in the industry. As part of our team, you will provide peace of mind to clients by using your skills and experience to give companies, investors and regulators confidence in the validity of financial statements and business-critical information or processes. Groups (or, as we call them, sub-service lines) within Assurance include External Audit, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, Financial Accounting Advisory Services and Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services.

Join our External Audit team and you will help our clients meet their reporting requirements by providing an objective and independent examination of their financial statements, timely and constructive discussion with management on accounting and reporting matters, and a robust and clear perspective to audit committees.

You will experience ongoing professional development through diverse experiences, world-class learning and individually tailored coaching. That’s how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. Sound interesting? Well this is just the beginning. Because whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

Job purpose

As Assurance Senior Manager, you'll manage assurance engagements by defining the audit strategy with the engagement partner and executing it in compliance with Ernst & Young's policies and protocols. With responsibility for managing the financial aspects of engagements, you'll be active in identifying opportunities that are consistent with the Client's independence policies. You'll draw on your knowledge and experience to solve complex or contentious issues, support the partner in charge of the engagement, take on non-client responsibilities and build valued relationships with external clients and internal peers.

As a role model for Quality & Risk Management (Q&RM), you'll confirm that project teams understand and comply with Ernst & Young's Q&RM guidelines. You'll also develop, manage and motivate high-performing teams and help key staff to build sustainable competencies.

Your client responsibilities

  • Manage the financial aspects of assurance engagements and communicate significant issues, fees and estimates-to-complete to partners and clients

  • Assist partners to generate new business opportunities and build client networks and relationships

  • Understand Ernst & Young's service offerings and actively identify opportunities to better serve clients

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

Your people responsibilities

  • Develop people through effectively supervising, coaching and mentoring all levels of staff

  • Conduct performance reviews and contribute to performance feedback for all levels of 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 all levels of staff

  • Understand, follow and communicate workplace policies and procedures and communicate these to all levels of staff

  • Develop your personal profile in the marketplace

  • Develop awareness of Ernst & Young offerings in the marketplace

  • Build strong, long-term relationships with key client sponsors

  • Manage the risk of delivery on client engagements

  • Manage all financial aspects of client engagements

  • Act as an ambassador for Ernst & Young in the market and with clients

Technical skills requirements

  • Thorough knowledge of current auditing techniques

  • Eight years of relevant work experience preferred

  • Experience of the entire audit process

  • Deep knowledge of IFRS and local GAAP and Ernst & Young's global audit methodology

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

  • Understanding of Q&RM procedures

  • Compliance with and understanding of regulatory requirements

Additional skills requirements

  • Track record with a leading 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.