Internal Client Services - Finance - Project Services Accountant

  • 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

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

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 unrivalled opportunities to succeed and realize your full potential.

Main Purpose of Job
Effectively delivers Project Services (PS) administration services to the business (as per dedicated Service Line) for engagements that are complex or large in nature.
Ensure that PS processes are run correctly.
Govern the changes made to resources or other project data.

Differentiators for this specific role

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 

  • Initiates credit notes on request from Business and submits to the 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


  • Communicates and updates the Project Services Specialist on Country/ Regional Project Services movements

  • Attends Africa-wide: Project Services team meetings and training

  • Complies with standardised processes and controls

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

Budgets / Profitability

  • Effective use of time, equipment and resources

Key Competencies required / Talent Standards Capabilities:

Leadership Capabilities

Living our Purpose - Identifies and embraces our purpose and values and puts these into practice in their professional life

Influence - Builds relationships and communicates effectively in order to positively influence peers and other stakeholders

Performance drive - Seeks opportunities to challenge self; teams with others across businesses and borders to deliver and takes accountability for own and team results

Strategic direction - Understands objectives for clients and Deloitte, aligns own work to objectives and sets personal priorities

Talent development - Develops self by actively seeking opportunities for growth, shares knowledge and experiences with others, and acts as a strong brand ambassador

 Technical Competencies

  • Technical expert in specific functional area

  • Demonstrated capability in interaction at all levels, briefing, analysis and project management skills

  • Experience in drafting and delivering presentations

  • Good report writing skills

  • Sound financial knowledge and understanding

Behavioural Competencies

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Good 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

  • Good business acumen


Qualifications & Experience

Degree (Finance / Accounting)
4 years in finance

Postgraduate qualification in Finance / Accounting
5 years in finance

Additional Information

*Please note that this job advertisement provides a summary of the capabilities required and all candidates shortlisted will receive a full list of capabilities.

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