Senior Manager – Assurance Analytics
SNG GrantThornton
Johannesburg, Gauteng
Posted 28 August 2019 - Closing Date 30 November 2019

Job Details

Job Description

The Senior Manager – Assurance Analytics will support the Data Analytics Director in executing on the Data Analytics strategy. They will take overall responsibility for the sustainable growth and management of the Assurance Analytics pillar of the Data Analytics business.

Business Development

  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with the Assurance division
  • Champions the use of Data Analytics in the audit process
  • Participates in business development activities of the Assurance division from a Data Analytics perspective
  • Participates in the planning processes of the Assurance division, identifying opportunities for the use of Data Analytics
  • Collaborates with the Assurance team to build new Analytics driven audit solutions and product
  • Contributes to thought leadership on the use and advancement of Data Analytics

Engagement Delivery
  • Takes overall responsibility for the end to end delivery of Assurance Analytics engagements including planning, execution and reporting
  • Manages end to end engagement economics from budgeting to collection
  • Manages the planning of staff on Assurance Analytics engagements
  • Manages client and engagement level issues and risks on Assurance Analytics engagements
  • Translates audit process requirements into a Data Analytics work plan
  • Acts as a sounding board for the Data Analytics team on technical accounting and audit issues
  • Serves as Assurance team liaison for complex questions and information

Practice Management
  • Contributes to the development and implementation of the Assurance Analytics strategy
  • Ensures Assurance Analytics methodologies are developed and current
  • Ensures adherence to firm’s quality and risk management processes
  • Manages talent pipeline for Assurance Analytics including needs identification and recruitment
  • Takes overall lead in the development of Assurance Analytics staff
  • Participates in staff mentoring and performance management process


  • Relevant tertiary qualification (Bachelor`s Degree) with a major in Accounting or Auditing. CA (SA) advantageous
  • Minimum of 10 years Accounting / Auditing experience
  • Minimum of 3 years Data Analytics experience
  • Minimum of 5 years project management experience
  • Minimum of 5 years staff management experience
  • Experience in using data visualisation tools such as MS Power BI or Tableau or Qlik is essential
  • Experience in using analytics tools such as SQL or ACL or IDEA is advantageous