Assurance Delivery Network (ADN) – Audit Graduate Assistant
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Join our Assurance Delivery Network Team and you will help our engagement teams and clients meet their reporting requirements by assisting with the execution of non-complex and non-judgmental sections within the audit framework.
Assurance Delivery Network Team is a network within EY South Africa which is based in our Sandton flagship office. You will have full access to the entire Network throughout the workday as well as Assurance Delivery Network managers with whom will provide you with detailed instructions and guidance throughout the execution of your roles and responsibilities. From day one, you will be working to help our clients reach their potential. At EY we support you in achieving your unique potential. We give you stretching and rewarding experiences that keep you motivated, working in an atmosphere of integrity and teaming with some of the world’s leading companies.
You will use your technical and soft skills to stay on top of the various accounting and auditing principles and acquire an in-depth knowledge of the sections of the audit process that you will be responsible for completing.
Exposure to Multinational clients – the world of work is vast, exciting, intimidating and fascinating. You’ll experience all of that and more because you’ll be exposed to the best, biggest, innovative companies we call clients.
You will experience professional development through diverse experiences, world-class learning and individually tailored coaching. That’s how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.
Support the planning, execution and delivery of assurance engagements;
Clearly and accurately document the execution of specific non-complex and non-judgmental audit procedures as defined by the engagement objectives, audit client’s engagement history, and planned audit approach based on expectations with the engagement team and engagement managers;
Be responsible for delivering highest quality on every task assigned in line with EY Global Audit methodology and the expectations of the assurance engagement teams;
Demonstrate a basic understanding of assurance risks;
Timely identification of execution exceptions, clearly documenting the facts and findings, and discuss with the Assurance Delivery Network manager for further resolution;
Work with the Assurance Delivery Network manager and operations manager to set goals and responsibilities;
Contributes to a positive team environment by demonstrating consistent commitment and optimism towards work challenges;
Promotes EY’s ethical and professional standards, including data confidentiality; and
Knowledge of the use of EY technology and tools to continually learn, share knowledge with team members and enhance service delivery.
What we look for
You have an agile, growth-oriented mindset. What you know matters. But the right mindset is just as important in determining success. We’re looking for people who are innovative, can work in an agile way and keep pace with a rapidly changing world;
You are curious and purpose driven. We’re looking for people who see opportunities instead of challenges, who ask better questions to seek better answers that build a better working world. People who constantly think about how EY services can benefit the world;
You are inclusive. We’re looking for people who seek out and embrace diverse perspectives, who value differences and team inclusively to build safety and trust; and
Tertiary education with a knowledge and understanding of accounting and auditing concepts
No current work experience is necessary
Ideally, you’ll also have:
Basic knowledge on MS – Excel MS – Office; and
Interest in the business and commerciality
Skills and attributes for success
Accelerate strong interpersonal and good written & oral communication skills;
Robust logical and reasoning;
Team player, with the ability to multi-task, flexible and can work under pressure; and
Commitment to continuous learning and proactively implement onto new processes.
What’s in it for you
Accelerate your technical capabilities and transformative leadership skills with access to future-focused courses and development programs;
Broaden your horizons by working on highly integrated teams and collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds — both professionally and culturally;
Bring out the best in yourself with continuous investment in your personal well-being and career development;
Develop your own personal purpose and help us create a positive ripple effect on our teams, our business, clients and society – building a better working world, together. We are invested in the advancement of women in the workplace; entrepreneurs and positively impacting and developing 1 billion people globally with our Ripples CSI program. And you’ll be part of all of that, and more;
People join EY to shape their careers. We are the first professional services employer to offer digital badges to our employees which means that you could have two, three or four gear shifts in your career thanks to our EY Badges program;
There are various other experiences i.e., opportunity to join sports leagues (netball, soccer, cricket, hockey) and increase networking within the organization through playing together as a team, social functions with access to the entire assurance department including assurance lead partners and much more.
What you can expect
Submit your CV, ID and fully up-to-date academic transcripts when applying; and
Candidates can expect to be invited for an in person or video interview with one of our dynamic team members within the Assurance Delivery Network.
Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime
For more Information: Assurance Delivery Network (ADN) Graduate Programme 2023