Risk Advisory - Forensics - Senior Consultant

  • 27 Somerset Rd, Green Point, Cape Town, 8051, South Africa
  • Full-time

Company Description

About Deloitte

Deloitte is the largest private professional services network in the world. Every day, approximately 220,000 professionals in more than 150 countries demonstrate their commitment to a single vision: to be the standard of excellence, while working towards one purpose – to make an impact that matters.

In South Africa, Deloitte is one of the leading professional services organisations, specialising in providing Audit, Tax, Consulting, Risk Advisory and Corporate Finance services. We serve clients in a variety of industries from financial services, to consumer business, energy, mining and manufacturing, tourism and the public sector, and we provide powerful business solutions to some of the world's most well-known and respected companies, including more than 80 percent of the Fortune 100.

Our professionals are unified by a collaborative culture that fosters integrity, outstanding value to markets and clients, commitment to each other, and strength from cultural diversity. They are dedicated to strengthening corporate responsibility, building public trust, and making a positive impact in their communities. We understand that our professionals hold interests outside of the work space and we aim to encourage work/life balance, supporting them in all aspects of their lives.

Our talented professionals and our clients understand the link between a strong learning and development programme and the ability for Deloitte to deliver on its promise of consistent, high-quality service delivery worldwide.

Whatever your age, gender or culture, take your career to the next level with the talents and capabilities you'll develop at Deloitte.


About the Division

The value that Deloitte Risk Advisory Africa creates for organisations is synonymous with operational excellence. Our five business areas work in unison to provide integrated solutions unique to the organisational requirements of any business. 

Our 5 areas are as follows:


* Governance Regulatory & Risk – GRR services help organisations protect and enhance value by managing risks and opportunities, addressing compliance and supporting management and board oversight, including internal audit, through out-of-the-box solutions with the view to turning risks into value-creating opportunities.

* Data Analytics – By understanding decision-makers’ roles to maximise analytics value, Deloitte turns everyday information into useful and actionable insights.

* Forensic – Deloitte Forensic professionals are a diverse group with a wide and varied range of proficiencies, comprising forensic accountants, legal and law enforcement specialists, and business intelligence experts, all utilising state-of-the-art forensic technology.

* Technology Assurance & Advisory – TAA assists organisations in building value, by taking a Risk-Intelligent approach to managing financial, technology and business risks.  We leverage our global network and in-depth industry knowledge, so as to assist organisations in mitigating the risks associated with internal systems, business processes, projects, applications, data and third-party reliance.

* Cyber Risk Services – Deloitte Cyber Risk Services provides industry-tailored solutions, using demonstrated methodologies and tools in a consistent manner, with the goal of enabling on-going, secure, and reliable operations across the enterprise.

Our professionals need to have the acumen to handle complex situations and multiple responsibilities simultaneously, balancing long term projects with the urgency of immediate operational demands. We are committed to establishing and empowering the firm by establishing an environment of continuous learning and enriching career opportunities.

Job Description

Supports Engagement Manager in delivery of services to/at client premises on delegated engagement/project.  Focus on the delivery of client engagements and shares knowledge and experience with others. Understands objectives for clients and aligns own work to objectives.


Specialized Competencies  

Conducts Operational Risk Management (ORM) Maturity Analyses      

  • Ability to use data-driven insights to form recommendations that enhance accuracy and effectiveness of ORM strategies

  • Applies Deloitte tools and methodologies (e.g. Risk Intelligence Map) to identify, assess, and prioritize client’s operational risks

  • Assesses the client’s Organizational Risk Management (ORM) infrastructure to identify gaps with relevant benchmarking data, industry leading practices, and regulatory expectations

  • Leverages gap-assessment results to identify and prioritize recommendations to enhance effectiveness of ORM infrastructures (e.g., governance, risk measurement, risk reporting)


Leads ORM Transformations       

  • Ability to implement ORM programs to increase the client’s ability to measure, monitor, and mitigate operational risk

  • Increases effectiveness of ORM governance systems by designing key components of the ORM governance (e.g., operating model, roles and responsibilities, processes) to effectively close gaps with industry leading practices

  • Develops comprehensive operational risk measurement systems that include quantitative and qualitative measures of both risks and controls and are effectively integrated with business processes; leverages technology solutions, as appropriate

  • Enables client to effectively identify, prioritize, and mitigate risks by developing comprehensive reports that present operational risks and controls data in an clear and aggregate view

  • Guides client in the definition of effective mitigation plans that improve the client’s ability to mitigate risk and address incidents; designs enabling policies, procedures, and supporting tools, as needed

  • Works with client’s business and functional stakeholders to help identify or assess the current KRI methodology and approach


Key Performance areas:

Strategic Impact

  • Support the Engagement Manager in delivery of engagement / project, in specific area of competency


Budgets / Profitability

  • Maintain quality and timeous delivery as per SLA


Risk Assessment and Mitigation

  • Ability to strategically drive the development and execution of risk assessments and mitigation plans to enhance the client’s ability to identify, evaluate, prioritize, and mitigate risks

  • Plans and executes risk assessments by leveraging Deloitte’s risk frameworks, tools, and processes (e.g., Risk Intelligence Program Methodology, Risk Intelligence Map, Risk Intelligence Diagnostic)

  • Identifies the appropriate Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Key Risk Indicators (KRIs) to accurately assess risk events

  • Applies an in-depth knowledge of various qualitative and quantitative techniques (e.g., statistics, thresholds, Multi-criteria Decision Analysis, Failure Mode Effects Analysis, root cause analysis) to increase reliability and validity of assessments

  • Critically analyzes risk assessment results to devise targeted mitigation plans and supporting frameworks and tools

  • Designs and implements risk governance structures and processes to support risk oversight


Business Process Assessment and Design    

  • Ability to perform complex business process assessments and design solutions to improve client’s operational efficiency and compliance

  • Defines process ownership, boundaries, and interfaces to clarify process scope and responsibilities

  • Applies a combination of information gathering techniques (e.g., interviews, analytical observations, artifacts analysis) to collect reliable and comprehensive data

  • Documents complex business processes by applying a variety of techniques, tools, and technologies to identify operational inefficiencies and non-compliant situations

  • Interacts with business and functional stakeholders to validate current state assessment

  • Conducts WHAT-IF analysis to identify optimal TO-BE scenarios

  • Applies a data-driven approach to develop and implement simplified and sustainable business processes that enhance operational efficiency and compliance


Internal Controls and Design

  • Ability to evaluate internal control design issues, develop mitigation plans, and assess and design internal controls procedures and policies

  • Leads interactions with client’s business stakeholders to gather key information on controls components (e.g., control environment, risk assessment, control activities) to enable a comprehensive assessment

  • Employs an analytics and technology-driven approach to controls assessment to enable real-time analysis and data-driven decisions

  • Independently performs testing of internal controls for design and operating effectiveness

  • Drives analysis of control deficiencies to prioritize gaps and develop targeted mitigation plans

  • Assesses and develops policies and procedures to ensure compliance with relevant regulations (e.g., Sarbanes-Oxley Act, J-SOX, Safe Harbor Act) and alignment with business goals and objectives


Data Analytics and Technology 

  • Ability to conduct complex business analyses, leveraging a variety of tools and technologies to support project goals and objectives

  • Applies an understanding of the engagement goals to identify and collect the appropriate data

  • Leads the Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) step, managing client’s interactions during the process and overseeing junior staff, as appropriate

  • Masters the use of complex data analysis techniques

  • Applies an advanced knowledge of data analysis and visualization technologies


Knows the Business and the Industry 

  • Ability to understand how business functions operate and how industry trends impact a client’s business

  • Understands the client’s business model and Deloitte’s relevant capabilities and solutions that support business objectives

  • Identifies opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of key processes within a business function

  • Builds knowledge in an industry by contributing to relevant firm initiatives and eminence


Global Mindset      

  • Ability to apply a global and diverse perspective to problem solving

  • Applies awareness of global trends to address client’s needs and enhance recommendations

  • Builds and sustains relationships with cross-geography team members

  • Researches content and develops contacts across the Member Firm network to apply relevant global collateral to sales pursuits and engagements



CA, CIMA, CIIA or other relevant qualification with 3/4 years’ working experience in an internal audit/risk and control or external audit environment.



University Degree, ideally Honours in Accounting and/or Finance / Legal Field

CA(SA), CFA,  or other equivalent designation (completed or in progress) is an advantage.

3+ year of professional experience in accounting, auditing and/or financial advisory – previous experience in compliance/AML, forensic accounting,   investigations or litigation services is a plus.



  • Technical expert in specific area and/or industry

  • Demonstrated project management skill

  • Consulting skills

  • Experience in drafting and presenting to clients

  • Good report writing skills

  • Sound financial knowledge and understanding

  • Business acumen

  • Knowledge of Risk Assessment, Internal Control, preferred

  • Good communication skills, good report writing and presentation skills

  • Good command of English both writing and speaking

  • Highly motivated, with a proven ability to work on own initiative within a challenging and dynamic work environment

  • Certifications such as CAMS and CFE



  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills

  • Mentorship and coaching ability with desire to develop self and others

  • Strong client delivery focus

  • Adaptable, managing change and ambiguity with ease

  • Focus on quality and risk

  • Problem solving ability


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