Experienced Hire
Senior Manager Financial Services
SNG GrantThornton
Johannesburg, Gauteng
Posted 22 July 2020

Job Details

Job Description

Key Responsibilities

Providing assurance services to a portfolio of clients in the Financial Services Sector. Responsible for the execution of the risk-based audit approach and leading audit teams during the fieldwork. In addition, you will have the opportunity to provide a variety of non-assurance services to clients

Specific responsibilities:

  • Supervising, mentoring, and coaching junior staff including promoting audit quality
  • Managing partner involvement on audits, providing progress reports as required
  • Acting as the initial point of contact throughout the year for your clients
  • Budgeting and monitoring the financial performance of engagements, focusing on optimising profitability
  • Regularly and enthusiastically communicating with senior clients on relevant industry matters
  • Acting as a department lead on your area of sector expertise
  • Keeping up to date with SNG GT product and service offerings and identifying the sales opportunities that will help us grow our business
  • Forging and maintaining strong internal and external networks within the industry
  • Communicating with clients and subject matter experts on technical matters relevant to Financial Services clients
  • Actively driving the planning of the audit, as well as the actual fieldwork at interim and final, statutory audit and completion work
  • Working on tenders and collaborating with the relevant independence team
  • Supporting and driving the firm’s strategic initiatives
  • Performance managing other qualified accountants to help them reach their full potential

Qualification and Experience

  • CA(SA)
  • 6+ years of external audit experience, ideally with exposure to financial services and insurance sectors.
  • Working Knowledge of IFRS.


  • Practice Management
  • Business Development
  • Persuasion/Networking (Building relationship)
  • Manage complexity
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Governance, Risk and Control