Internal Client Services - Finance - Senior Projects Services Accountant (2 year Fixed Term Contract)

  • 5 Magwa Cres, Waterval City, Midrand, 2066, South Africa
  • Full-time

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 www.deloitte.com

About the Division

It takes a high-powered network of internal support professionals to keep Deloitte going strong. The internal services function provides a wide variety of support services to our organisation and people.

Rewarding career opportunities are available in:

·       Human resources

·       Information technology

·       Marketing and Communications

·       Financial support services, and much more.

As with all the functions in Deloitte, a core set of competencies is associated with each internal service area. An overall understanding of value-added client service, the experience to work in multifunctional and cross-border teams, strong business acumen, and the instinct to think and act globally are essential for advancement within Internal Client Services.

Job Description

Main Purpose of Job

Effective delivers Project Services (PS) administration services to the business (as per dedicated Service Line) for engagements that are simple or small in nature or in support of Service Lines that have large volumes but are less complex in nature

Ensure that PS processes are run correctly.

Key Performance Areas:

Strategic Impact

  • Supports leadership in the delivery of services to clients in line with the defined strategic objectives:
  •  Provides support to management in the implementation of change initiatives
  • Works with team to complete work by set deadlines advising manager of any issues prior to deadlines
  • Develops relationships with peer group at client to understand their business
  •  Raises effective solutions to address issues in area of expertise that may enhance / renew service offerings to client

Client Impact: External / Internal

  •  Independently delivers quality work within area of expertise, within deadlines
  • Provides client/s with sound professional advice and support on issues arising within area of expertise without reference to superior
  • Applies solutions to technical issues that arise within area of expertise, with minimal input from management
  • Proactively researches latest thought leadership within area of expertise and share with team as input to improved delivery to clients
  • Communicates regularly with both line manager and client to meet deliverable expectations in specific area of expertise

Operational Effectiveness

  • Proactively identifies technical problems that arise that may affect delivery and propose resolutions to address these
  • Independently delivers on designated tasks within area of expertise
  • Provides line manager with detailed reporting on status of deliverables on a regular basis
  • Manages risk in area of engagement in alignment with Deloitte policies and processes
  • Reviews own work prior to submission to ensure quality and provide guidance to junior team members on quality standards

Development/Growth of Team

  • Shares expertise and knowledge with team members
  • Actively works to address development areas identified
  • Coaches / mentors junior team members of the team
  • May act as counsellor to junior staff within Finance

 

Differentiators for this specific role

Senior Project Services Accountants will be responsible for the end-to-end management of projects including, but not limited to:

  • Assists the Project Director/ Project Manager throughout the QRM process
  • Assists Business in collating the required information (such as the project plan, billing schedule and resourcing) to open a project code
  • Verifies accuracy and completeness of information required to open project codes
  • Enforces compliance of governance requirements in the way that codes are opened
  •  Communicates code governance requirements to business as and where needed
  • Escalates non-compliance to direct report
  • Ensures that the correct contract type is selected in order for the correct revenue recognition methodology to be followed
  • Oversees the code opening integration of Phoenix to SAP S/4HANA , and loads any additional information required by SAP
  •  Ensures timeous and accurate opening and closing of engagement codes (by self or Business if applicable)
  •  Manages time recording and expenses claims in relation to the pre-loaded project plan
  •  Manages billing based on the project plan and instruction from Business
  • Submit zero rated/ exempt VAT invoices to the Regional Tax Hub for tax compliance checks 
  • Tracks unapproved expenses
  • Tracks missing time sheets and unapproved overtime
  •  Reviews forecast revenue based on project plan, in line with firm policy
  •  Effect any required adjustments, based on instruction from Business, to the monthly forecast to ensure accurate revenue recognition 
  • Business Partner for review
  •  Ensures profit/loss impact of projects after project completion are reviewed and recognised correctly
  •  Assists Business with timeous project code closure
  • Manages project code closure, with no activity, via a monthly ‘clean-up’ analysis
  •  Manages replacement of Project Owners (Manager, Billing Partner, Proxy, project leaders or AR Party) on SAP
  • Resolves queries relating to project services data or process
  • Provides assistance and system training to project leaders on SAP activities relating to WIP and revenue reviews, rebates, provisions and revenue recognition reconciliations
  • Manages Project Services close over month-end
  • Performs first-level revenue analysis and combined with cost analysis from the General Accounting Senior Accountant, provides feedback to the Country/ Regional/ Service Line Business Partner/s on the results
  • Manages Project Services Accountants and Administrators

Governance:

  • Communicates and updates the Project Services Specialist on Country/ Regional Project Services movements
  • Attends Africa-wide: Project Services team meetings and training
  • Complies with standardized processes and controls

 

Competencies :

Technical Competencies

  • Skilled in field with sound industry and business knowledge
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Experienced in communication and implementation of strategy
  • Proven ability to manage and execute projects
  • Experienced in development and delivery of professional presentations
  • Good report writing skills
  • Good financial knowledge

Behavioural Competencies 

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Effective interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Good 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
  • Effective problem solving ability
  • Excellent business acumen 

Qualifications

Required

  • Degree (Finance / Accounting)
  • 4 years in finance

Preferred

  • Postgraduate qualification in Finance / Accounting
  • 5 years in finance

Additional Information

 

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