Senior Analyst - Financial Services Technology

BDO South Africa

South Africa


Aug 17

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. 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. BDO South Africa has vacancies for Senior Analysts to join our Financial Services Technology Division in our Johannesburg and Cape Town Offices. The Senior Analyst manages work assignments to completion within the allocated time frame and to an appropriate standard (quality). In addition to managing client engagements, the Manager should be able to effectively mentor and coach team members, while having a strong focus on business development and internal initiatives. Main Duties and Responsibilities:Take ownership of, and complete/ensure work assignments are completed within the allocated time frame and to an appropriate standard (quality), including gaining an understanding of the client and its business, documenting its processes and methodologies (using narrative and flow diagrams). Starts to develop project management skills through formal training and coaching from manager/senior manager/AD/partner.Start to track any delays and overruns and raises these at the relevant partner catch-ups and client meetings. Get immediate and timely agreement from the client to overruns.Ensure that written documents to ensure that they are organised, well-written, referenced and easy to follow.Develops effective working relationships directly with key clients and broader BDO stakeholders.Coordinate and lead meetings with client stakeholders and internal senior stakeholders in the absence of the manager/partner.Develop a comprehensive understanding of the clients processes and methodologies, including the reviews of process flows.Understands the relevance of application controls workings and reviews the testing and documentation. Leads the client meetings.Reviews of process flows.Have the ability to start to manage teams and effectively communicate across different levels within the organisation, including both the FST, audit and client teams.Mentor, coach, upskill and supervise all team members.Start having a focus on building the business and be able to identify potential leads

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