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  • Posted: Feb 9, 2023
    Deadline: Feb 22, 2023
  • EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Worldwide, our 230,000 people are united by our shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. EY, has been in East Africa for over 87 years and with over 600 professionals, is today one of the largest professional services firms in the region.
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    Assurance Senior Manager -Government & Public Sector (GPS)

    Our Government & Public Sector (GPS) Assurance practice is growing exponentially, and as a Manager / Senior Manager, you’ll play a key role in that growth. The nature of this role means that you will be recognized as a primary day-to-day contact for our clients. That means you’ll develop your knowledge by learning about current issues, profession, and business developments relevant to the client’s industry, so we’ll look to you to build relationships and expertise with team members.  While interacting with our clients, you will provide expertise around data integrity that can provide improved insight within the accounting, finance, governance, and regulatory space. It’s all about understanding the business processes and data flow to provide a truly exceptional experience for our clients. 

    Your Key Responsibilities

    • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with senior client personnel, assess audit clients' satisfaction and proactively maintain contact through insightful conversations
    • Direct large, often multi-location engagements from planning to completion, as per the set milestones ensuring the firm’s policies and procedures have been followed to deliver quality audits
    • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of complex or judgmental accounting and auditing concepts and apply them to client situations in order to provide stakeholders with informed and well-articulated conclusions/recommendations
    • Review the adequacy and appropriateness of the team’s audit documentation and review the financial statements to ensure compliance with relevant requirements
    • Contribute ideas/opinions to the assurance teams and listen/respond to other assurance team members' views to build consensus around conflicting views and make recommendations where appropriate;
    • Use technology to continually learn, share knowledge with assurance team members and enhance service delivery
    • Review financial and technical proposals/tenders and make presentations to potential/recurring clients.
    • Drive own client portfolio and profitable book of business by ensuring engagement team members have charged time to the assigned engagements, work in progress is billed as per the agreed timelines and collection of debts is done.
    • Provide feedback that is constructive, insightful, focused on strengths & development areas as well as training, coaching and performance appraisals for assurance staff
    • Provide GPS sector leadership on internal projects supporting EY and the other service lines, acting as a role model for junior staff members in your business unit;
    • Foster an inclusive environment that promotes innovation and collaboration to help people realize their potential and support their long-term aspirations.

    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.
    • 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. 


    •  Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or a Business-related field, Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM), Law or Computer Science;
    • 10+ years of audit experience, of which 5 should be in a management role.
    • Experience in Government & Public Sector is a must
    • A professional qualification in accounting (ACCA, CPA or CA);
    • Advanced Computer skills and analytics;
    • Foreign Language will be an added advantage

    Method of Application

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