Project Manager

BDO South Africa

Gauteng, South Africa

Permanent

Jul 23

BDOs global organisation extends across 167 countries and territories, with 88,120 people working out of 1,617 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. 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. BDO South Africa is looking for a Project Manager for our Johannesburg Office. The Project Manager manages key information technology and business transformation projects. The Project Manager will introduce new or enhanced applications and/or systems into the firm work processes to optimise operations and will execute plans for improved business functions through technological advances.Responsibilities include identifying, building, leading and managing cross-functional project teams to achieve the desired project outcomes. The Project Manager will work with the Business owner to ensure project output is aligned to overall business outcome. She/he will manage the full project life cycle from initiation through to closure. Main Duties and Responsibilities:Meet with service line heads and other business owners to clarify specific requirements of each projectLead project planning sessions to set project goals and objectives, determine timelines, define tasks, and outline resources necessary to successfully complete the projectMonitor the progress of projects, including addressing issues that may arise and ensuring project deliverables are completed on timeUse an appropriate tracking tool to coordinate different elements of the projectFollow standard processes as defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI)Organize regular status and review meetings as necessary, including generating and distributing meeting minutesSynthesise and analyze data to prepare accurate financial forecasts and reportsGather resources, identify potential constraints based on activities and timeframes, and define solutions to manage any constraintsDesign a risk management plan to minimize foreseeable disruptions to the projectManage relevant budgets to ensure compliance with processes such as RFP generation and PO generationOversee all incoming and outgoing project documentation, including managing contractsManager a portfolio and resources to ensure stakeholder engagement through project plans, schedules, project tracking, budget and resource allocation, Gantt charts, and workload analysisReport regularly to management and relevant stakeholders on the progress of the project, challenges, resolutions, and alterationsConduct project reviews, including creating detailed reports for executive staff and identifying areas for future improvementEnsure all project deliverables, deadlines, and client expectations are metOptimize and improve processes, identify growth opportunities, and initiate new projectsPolicies and ProceduresComply with all relevant policies and procedures Complete all documents required by the firm policies and procedures Other Undertake additional tasks and responsibilities as may be reasonably expected of the role and as necessary in order to achieve the objectives of the Shared Services team

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