At BDO, we believe in investing in our people to help them grow, both professionally and personally. The foundation of our business is strong relationship, with colleagues, clients and other stakeholders and we work hard every day to make this a reality. Our commitment is to create unlimited growth by giving our people continuous opportunities and our client's unparalleled support. BDOs global organisation extends across 167 countries and territories, with 91,054 people working out of 1,658 offices and were all working towards one goal: to provide our clients with exceptional service. Our firms across the organisation cooperate closely and comply with consistent operating principles and quality standards. The Audit Manager oversees and ensures that the project runs efficiently and profitably from inception to sign-off by managing all the relevant stakeholders in accordance with the Firm's policies and procedures. The Audit Manager further supports the Engagement Partner with clients' commercial management and business development initiatives.KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS:Business Development:Assist in generating new client leads by using different tools and platforms e.g. networking, client base analysis; diversifying from a current projectAssist with new client research, presentation and pitch preparationParticipate in special assignment as and when requiredFinance - WIPManaging WIP and write offsTimeous and accurate billing of clients, using fee arrangement letters in liaison with the partnerTimeous follow up on fee queriesAssistance with Debtors when requestedNegotiating budgets/fees and overuns for clients once fee base has been agreed with the partnerOperations and Processes:Planning Timeously host the pre-audit meeting and ensure that the planning meeting is set upEnsure that the audit planning is signed off before commencement of the auditPrepare detailed time budgets, allocating the audit work to specific audit team membersCommunication of deadlines and budget to staffAssign staff to the audit engagement, determine the number of staff and the level of experience required, thereby ensuring that the project is adequately staffedLiaison with client and preparation of the schedule of audit requirements Execution Oversee and ensure that all the project activities comply with the firm's policies and proceduresPerform a review on all sections in the fileOn larger assignments perform full entity general review of lower risk subsidiariesPerform function of principal client contact and take full responsibility for the client relationship management and ensure that all queries are solved timeouslyDecide on audit appropriateness of audit opinion by resolving issues which might impact on the audit opinion and ensuring that these are brought to the attention of the engagement partner and documentation thereofManage the project timelines and ensure that allocated resources are efficiently used (review timesheets to ascertain this and to also detect problem areas for individualsManage the client and ensure that the project is delivered within the scope agreed onReview the work-in-progress and discuss with Partner for action. Prepare the audit efficiency checklistUltimate responsibility for bringing audit to completion, sign-off and archiving in conjunction with the Engagement PartnerReview the draft financial statements and ensure that they are IFRS complaintEnsure that an appropriate audit report is draftedEnsure that matters for Partners attention and Overs/Unders schedules have been prepared and discussed with the Partner and that the Partner has signed off the scheduleEnsure that the documents pertaining to audit finalisation / completion has been completed and reviewed (Overs/Unders, Management letter, Representation letter)Ensure that the post balance sheet events review work and the going concern review is completed up to the date of the signing of the audit reportPrepare audit committee documents, attend and present at audit committees (with audit partner discussion)Attend and facilitate wrap-up meetingsNegotiate overruns and budgetsProvide low level tech support too team and department as a wholeProvide adequate on the job training, counselling and evaluation Admin Be responsible for staff movements on and off the job (approval of leave) and timeously communicate to all relevant parties.Ensure that the files for archiving are donePeople Development, Learning and Growth:Timeous completion of ANAs once completed by the traineeRelationship building with the traineeTimeous completion of PTS and LTS and ANAsMentoring of trainees and seniors when requiredAssist with recruitment and selection e.g. interviews, VAC work
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