Great opportunity to learn and grow
Talking to the different trainees that I work with at my different clients. Catching up with the partners I work for Attending to the clients needs, been able to provide the necessary assistance they need from their auditors, whether been a SARB confirmation, a letter to confirm something for a third party, attending to their business needs queries ( how to account for provisional tax payments in their records, how to treat a certain transaction etc.) Completing the sector admin for the GPS assurance division, whether following up with the different manager for their availability or clients update planning for the next engagement, ensuring that we have the PACE - risk management processes ( pre-engagement activities,) ensuring that I have a team for my upcoming engagements, communicating timing and our requests with the client's, ensuring that the teams understand what is required/ expected from them etc.
Pros: having direct access to the leadership, international assignments, to work with the rest of the global team ( I have a client listed in the US and I work with my EY colleagues from the US and UK when completing work on this client).
Cons: Having to work long hours due to tight deadlines at times. Not getting the initial support more especialy when taking over a client from a collegue,
A good culture of diversity and inculsiveness
A typical work day: Every day is different, some days requires lot of energy, prioritising the day amongst 6 directors and their teams, setting up meetings. Planning their travel My relationship with my co-workers is phenomenal, respect, diversity and inclusiveness, an awesome culture. Auditing firms have many unique systems which was not available to me in previous jobs. I also learned to give attention to detail, high level of excellence and confidentiality. I enjoy the culture and the corporate environment The most challenging aspects of my job is juggling my time between the 6 directors and on the rare occasion it can be overwhelming
Pros: very flexible working enviornment
Cons: no room for growth
Excellent growth opportunity
excellent environment to work for. technology advanced.diversity considerered. flexible work arrangements.development opportunities.fast passed environment.
Pros: perfect professional environment
Articles at EY Johannesburg
In my time of employment at EY which spanned 3 years, I was able to get exposure to a variety of different industries and as such get an educated view of business operations. In summary : - Typical Work Day: a typical work day would span 8 hours and involved balancing the expectations of the client as well as EY managers and providing assistance to junior team members. Relationship with co = workers: a real plus of the auditing environment was to work with a variety of different individuals from different demographic groupings. I got along well with all my colleagues with no notable conflicts. What I have learnt - I learnt pertinent audit methodologies as well as gain an understanding of business operations and reporting structures at a high level. What I enjoy the most - interacting with the client and being able to assist my junior team members Most challenging aspects of the job = understaffed teams with tight reporting deadlines.
Cons: Repetitive work material with little room for innovation.
A great place to learn and increase businee accumen. Technical and interesting a
Currently working as Assistant Audit Manager/Lead Auditor/Auditor in charge at Ernest and Young Inc. Assurance division Mining and Metals, Oil and Gas industry. Completed articles at BDO Inc. Worked at Auditor General South Africa Investigations Business Unit as an Analyst auditing high value/critical compliance and supply chain management. Assistant Manager-National D Business Unit on financial audits, compliance as well as audit of performance information. Strong appreciation of IFRS, IFRS for SME’s, PFMA, MFMA and its application. Have worked on clients operating in retail, financial services, mining and metals, public service as well as hotel /leisure companies.
Pros: I want to be closer to home. KwaZulu Natal where family is but still be in a great place to learn and grow professionally.
Excelent Learning curve
I believe my training, experience, and proven ability as a Tier 3 Technical Support Specialist and Help Desk Technician will allow me to significantly contribute to your company's IT division.In reviewing the attached resume, you will note that I have acquired valuable experience in all facets of troubleshooting, installations, and maintenance for various desktop operations, hardware,server and software. I possess a unique talent for delivering highly complex technical information into terms and concepts that the end users can readily grasp. Furthermore, I am multi-task oriented, enjoy a challenge, and continually stay abreast of the latest advancements in the IT field.
Pros: Love working with my team,
Cons: Being Micro Managed
Great team work, difficult leadership
Our group is great but we are on cog in a very big wheel. As such my direct working relationships are great but moving up the ladder is tough ask. I have years of experience and have watch this game play out too much, you have to keep moving.
Pros: Great learning environment
Cons: There is limits to how far you can go.
Big4 Tax professional Pan-African Engagements with Management Consulting
My last employer being EY : - Typical day at work is arrive, have a meeting with the executive team on what is the focus areas for the week. Planting actions and deadlines for the week - I have a real good relationship with my colleagues. -Constantly learning in this space. Each day there was something new. Through budgeting and costing analysis on strategic global projects and the Tax business. Identifying low hanging fruit and deep diving on how to better be efficient and make tough decisions where needs me. Learning to be agile in the fragile market -Working with different people each day, whether globally or through out Africa. Being able to build relationships and stretch my thinking when I get given a task where I need to apply my mind and build out a model for the Tax leadership to consider and refine. - Constantly being challenged in how we approach issues we face with the businesses in Tax. Growing the business and ensuring we meet margins.
Pros: Great opportunity for promotion, to work on bigger assignments - Having being asked by the Africa CEO to work with him in a Project Lead capacity on secondment due to my strong background and experience in Coordination and Project Management given my network through out Africa and Global reach
Cons: At times you do not feel valued due to what you get paid, you always have to work harder when you get opportunities which reinforce the reasons to why you get identified for positions
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