Independent Review Supervisor

Location: Port Elizabeth

Ref: LRF20102

Type: Permanent

Industry: Financial

Great opportunity for an Assurance Senior at a large audit and financial management firm in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape.

The firm is part of one of the most reckoned international accounting and consulting groups. Our client is an international, integrated and independent organisation, specialising in audit, accountancy, tax, legal and advisory services. They have a long history of professional excellence in South Africa and their commitment to the care of their clients and their businesses is strongly reflected in the loyalty shown by their clients, some relationships maintained in excess of 50 years.

Purpose of the role

Independent reviews of companies that do not require audits but are not exempt from independent reviews.

Compilation of financial statements of companies and close corporations that is exempt.

Compilation of financial statements of related entities (personal, trusts etc.).

Main Duties

  • Provide accounting assistance and pass adjusting entries to bring accounting records to level where financial statements can be prepared in accordance with the relevant accounting framework.
  • Calculate and account for income tax and deferred tax.
  • Draft annual financial statements, perform independent review and attend to all related administration requirements:
  • Gather client information.
  • Draft financial statements and provide accounting assistance where necessary.
  • Prepare working paper files.
  • Resolve review queries from Partner and do final entries as per Partner’s finalization.
  • Dedicate time to coaching and mentoring staff in Assurance department.
  • Review work completed by staff assigned to jobs.
  • Prepare and submit required reports to Partners.
  • Assess the needs of new clients.
  • Liaise and deal with Clients and Partners on their expectations and requirements.
  • Ensure the latest statutory knowledge is applied and undergo any necessary training.

Core Competencies

  • Builds talent, leads and builds teams (people management).
  • Applying professional / specialist / technical expertise.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Focused and analytical.
  • Excellent planning and organising skills.
  • Time and priority management.
  • Excellent customer focus.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to take initiative and be decisive.
  • Adhering to principles and values.


  • Recognised B.Comm Accounting/Financial qualification.
  • Membership of Professional Body (e.g. SAIPA / SAICA) would be advantageous.
  • Completed SAIPA / SAICA articles is essential.
  • 1 – 2 years’ post article experience in an accounting/auditing environment would be advantageous.
  • Experience in performing independent reviews would be advantageous.
  • Proficiency in MS Office with good working knowledge of Excel and Pastel.
  • Caseware proficiency essential, including drafting of financial statements in caseview.
  • Proficient in application of IFRS for SME.
  • Experienced in preparation of Company, Close Corporations, Trusts, Sole Proprietors and personal financial statements.
  • Proficient in providing accounting assistance and passing adjusting journal entries to take accounting records to financial statement level.
  • Proficient in calculating tax (including deferred tax) for companies, close corporations, trusts, sole proprietors and personal financial statements.

Salary – Market related.




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  • Once your application has been made, you will receive a generic e-mail to confirm the receipt of your application
  • Only short-listed  candidates will be contacted
  • Should you not be contacted by a consultant within 2 weeks, please consider your application as unsuccessful.