Assurance - Audit - FIST - Project Manager - Cape Town

  • 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

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. Our services include:

  • Audit
  • Accounting and Auditing
  • Financial Institutions Services Team
  • Capital Markets Team
  • Actuarial & Insurance Solutions

Job Description

What impact will you make?

Every day, your work will make an impact that matters, while you thrive in a dynamic culture of inclusion, collaboration and high performance. As the undisputed leader in professional services, Deloitte is where you’ll find unrivaled opportunities to succeed and realize your full potential.

Main Purpose of Job

We are looking for a Project Manager to manage the PMO function for a key Deloitte Audit Client. This person is responsible for planning and directing of two Audit teams, reporting into a team of Directors, coupled with associated team members. Taking ownership of the full project management function.

Key Performance areas 

o   Project management & assistance in budgeting & fee process

o   Financial reporting management – WIP and recoveries + updated budgets throughout, slides & reporting to Exco and Business Leads

o   Project management – staff planning, including chasing and strategizing/negotiating to facilitate optimal agreed staff planning (directed by managers & partners)

o   Staff accommodation & travel assistance

o   Drafting agendas for client, working partners, specialist meetings including coordination with all parties on matters required for reporting

o   Drafting & filing of minutes of all meetings

o   Set up and coordination of meetings with relevant teams

o   Project management of the full project team, inclusive of mutual working partners and the client)

o   Project management of on-boarding of specialist/expert audit teams -  Tracking initial key steps of on-boarding – e.g. budget agreement, scope documents, CVs, team structures, independence, briefings.

o   Project management of on-boarding of new team members, pertaining to all firm and project related compliance and reporting.

o   Project management of key issues arising, including progress of technical matters between the client and the firm

o    Audit engagement acceptance & approval process (including up to engagement letters)

o   Project management of all internal related matters pertaining to the project, client, coaches & other consultants including actions tracking & management, logging, diary management.

o   Project management of delivery of small subsidiary audits

o   Project management of delivery of other opinions / certificates.

o   Updating & management of internal communication portal.

o   Tracking & chasing of component auditor reporting

o   Project management, planning of staff training

o   Project management, planning of staff entertainment

o   Project management – client activities & action plans – including social initiatives, Deloitte events, Deloitte publications, key actions from team in client relationship management

o   Tracking & monitoring of non-audit services from across the group


Qualifications & Experience required

  • Minimum 8 to 10 years’ experience in a project management role essential  

  • Tertiary qualification aligned to that of project management

  • Relevant industry experience within a professional services / consulting required

  • Solid technical / MS Office skills

  • Ability to travel for extended periods to the Johannesburg office and potentially travel to the Africa member firms on the rare occasion

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