IFRS Specialist: Centurion – Pretoria
Closing date for applications: 30 April 2021

Technical        EA/PTA/2021        9 April 2021

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Brief Description of this Job

To uphold technical and quality standards and ensure effective risk management. To provide technical support services to directors and staff as well as external clients. Ensuring that support is provided in time and within expected time limits, through effective and efficient people and other resources management.

Application Requirements

  • CA (SA)
  • Computer Literate (MS Office)
  • Demonstrate strong technical knowledge
  • Keeping abreast of technical updates and legislation changes


  • At least 3- 5 years working experience in a similar type industry

Key Responsibilities

Consultation and support services

  • Provide technical opinions on accounting matters
  • Perform technical reviews on Annual Financial Statements
  • Perform research on accounting and auditing matters and new standards
  • Provide guidance on the application of Companies Act legislation
  • Perform advisory and consulting role on listed entity audit engagements
  • Liaise with JSE on technical matters and assist in drafting response letters to JSE
  • Attend client/audit committee meetings for discussion of technical matters (as required)
  • Liaise with technical support service clients
  • Provide ad-hoc technical advisory services to Nexia SAB&T directors and staff

Quality Control – External audit

  • Perform engagement quality control reviews
  • Perform internal quality monitoring reviews
  • Review appropriateness of audit reports / audit opinions
  • Review compliance with auditing standards
  • Implementation of the quality control standards

Development of material

  • Develop guidance documents on new developments
  • Develop and update compliance checklists
  • Review and update of audit working papers for compliance with accounting standards
  • Develop and update internal manuals and guides
  • Development of accounting and legislative application guides


  • Develop training courses / workshop sessions (as required)
  • Present training to staff/clients
  • Development of training-related policies and procedures


  • Research topical issues for inclusion in monthly technical issues and technical directives
  • Write-up and review of technical proposals
  • Write technical opinions/reports
  • Provide guidance and mentoring to technical staff
  • Provide feedback to Head of Technical and Technical Director

Thought Leadership

  • Identify topics and publishing of thought leadership articles
  • Liaise with marketing department for publishing of articles and newsletters and marketing material
  • Research topics and develop material
  • Review and writing of articles (as required)


  • Market technical consulting services to external clients
  • Market training services to external clients

Ensure continuous professional development

  • Knowledge, Experience and Personal Competencies
  • Remain up to date with new / latest developments and requirements

Skills and Behavioural Attributes

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Display levels of patience and understanding
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Responsibility and accountability
  • Problem solving and decision making
  • Negotiating skills
  • Influencing
  • Methodical, accurate and detail conscious
  • Team player, approachable, receptive to feedback from others
  • Able to build rapport at all levels
  • Strong client focus
  • Ability to work in a pressurised environment
  • Prioritising, ability to manage time effectively
  • People management skills
  • Good listening skills, actively clarifying what has been communicated to ensure understanding
  • Integrity, honesty and confidentiality
  • Assertive, able to handle conflicts
  • Ability to multi – task
  • Ability to work in a culture diverse environment
  • Self-motivated and energetic