Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Accounting & Auditing
The Supervisor – Service Charge specialist will be required to review Annual Financial statement in the Service Charge Industry for residential and retirement developments located in the UK.
The individual will be working alongside a team of 10 – 15 members auditing service charge accounts on a daily basis which require fast turnaround to ensure KPI’s are being met.
KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS:
Quality and Process
•Assist the engagement manager with gathering sufficient appropriate information about the business and accounting system to form an adequate basis for the preparation of the audit strategy
•discuss the BDO Audit Approach with the engagement manager
•develop the draft audit planning memorandum, audit requirements listing, audit plans and budgets
•establish with the engagement manager the responsibilities of individual assistants for specific areas of audit work
•brief audit team on plan / strategy / budget and timelines prior to planning meeting
Arrange & co-ordinate planning meeting
•Supervise the work of the audit junior & intermediate
•Reviewing working papers and conclusions and explaining any shortcomings in them
•Explaining reasoning, establishing understanding for audit procedures and encouraging questions from audit assistants
•Immediately communicating to the engagement manager circumstances where the capabilities of trainees are not matched to the job or where additional audit assistant resource is required
•Training and coaching audit assistants working on the engagement
•Perform those sections of audit work agreed with the engagement manager to be undertaken by the Supervisor
•Communicate technical problems to the engagement manager immediately, making arrangements for meetings with the client if needed
•Make suggestions for revision of the audit plans when required
•Checking actual against budgeted times regularly and communicating this formally to the manager on a weekly basis
•Informing the manager of possible shortfalls or overruns, or of staff in excess of requirements
•Identifying additional billing opportunities
•Ensure that all matters that might impact on the audit opinion are brought to the attention of the engagement manager on a timely basis
•Ensure that appropriate arrangements are made for the performance of the general and detailed reviews
•Ensure that all matters arising from the general and detailed reviews are resolved
•All planned procedures have been completed
•All working papers are complete and consistent, including, where appropriate, the results of any consultations
•All open items have been resolved
•The assistants have reached a conclusion on the results of their work done
•The subsequent events review has been completed
•A summary of misstatements has been prepared
•The post audit efficiency review has been completed
•Staff evaluation forms have been prepared
•3 year’s Accounting and Auditing experience in the related industry
•Ability to work under pressure
•Availability to work long hours, if required, due to month end deadlines
•Coaching of staff and providing continuous feedback for any errors made
•Advanced level of excel skills as candidate will be using Microsoft Excel on a daily bases which includes the use of Macros.
•BCom, BCompt, CTA (Completed or studying towards), ITC (completed or studying towards)
•Completed a 3 year SAICA training contract
The appointment will be made in terms of the firm’s Employment Equity Policy.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Job Closing Date: 25/09/2020
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