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Johannesburg, South Africa
Posted on Monday, June 10, 2024

The global business environment is rapidly adapting to transformational measures and developments. EY understand the challenges that may arise as a result of these changes. As our Assistant Manager, you will use your skills and experience to help our clients anticipate and manage the impact of these changes and challenges to their businesses.

The opportunity

You will work with challenging but motivating projects spread across a wide spectrum of financial services companies specifically focusing on insurance clients. Nonetheless, you will be working with a vibrant team that is focused on helping our clients succeed. Moreover, this role will offer you a diverse and independent work schedule that requires commitment and initiative.


Everything you do will lead to providing definitive auditing services that the insurance markets and the client can rely upon. You will analyze financial statements, annual reports and annual general meetings for our clients to ensure that there are no breach of auditing standards. You will help our clients respond better to reporting and auditing issues within their businesses.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Identifying potential audit issues or unusual trends in financial statements with detailed analytical trend analysis
  • Demonstrating your professionalism while working in clients’ environments and providing exceptional service
  • Operating effectively in a regulated environment, with a focus on protecting the capital markets and the investing public
  • Having a genuine passion for protecting the financial markets via audit procedures auditing, and the resilience to prioritize and adapt in a demanding, fast-moving, constantly changing environment

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Bcom Honours
  • Around 2-4 years’ post article experience as an accountant or auditor in the Assurance Space with a client base in insurance
  • Excellent critical thinking and analysis skills, and the confidence to identify and resolve problems
  • A proven record of excellence in communication and negotiation, supported by the technical writing skills to translate data into compelling stories and meaningful insights.
  • Qualified CA(SA)

What we look for

We are most interested in people who are naturally curious and ready to work on audit engagements. We are looking for a sociable and outgoing professional who enjoys working with others and building relationships with both colleagues and clients. A goal-oriented senior manager who can implement business strategies with the ambition to strive for excellent service. Furthermore, we need a structured individual with good analytical skills and a genuine interest in accounting and auditing. In return, you can expect the support of colleagues, as well the industry-recognized training you’ll need to grow in your career.

What working at EY offers

We understand the importance of continuous professional development for our employees and so we offer support, coaching, mentoring and feedback from some of our most engaging and experienced colleagues in the industry. You will have the flexibility and freedom to outline and manage your work plan and therefore have complete ownership of your role. We also offer a highly competitive compensation package that reflects our appreciation for your performance and the value you bring to our business. In addition to these, we offer Total reward packages designed to promote your personal and social well-being. These include:

  • Team building and Social events
  • Health Insurance, Sickness Insurance and Group Insurance including accident and life insurance
  • 4 weeks’ vacation, Fitness benefits, Confidential counselling support and Corporate volunteering opportunities.