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EY Associate Director - Prudential in Johannesburg, South Africa

Associate Director - Prudential


Requisition # JOH002ZS

Post Date Feb 05, 2021

The Financial Services industry is experiencing significant change, in terms of technology advancements, changing customer demographics and increased regulatory scrutiny. Our clients are facing numerous challenges such as how to grow, how to maintain and grow trust, how to become more efficient, and how to defend themselves from ever-increasing competition and external threats.

The opportunity

Do you want to take a lead role in the consultation process for a complex regulatory issue and deliver audit work that will result in highest quality results during Audit Quality Review or external regulatory review? This role is for you.

You’ll work as part of high-performing teams on a broad range of financial services clients and assignments that will stretch and challenge you. You’ll be encouraged and expected to take accountability and make an impact.

Your key responsibilities

The scope of the work that you can expect to be involved in will include supporting ourdevelop people through effectively supervising, coaching and mentoring all levels of staff. Conduct performance reviews and contribute to performance feedback for all levels of staff. Contribute to people initiatives including recruiting, retaining and training professionals. Contribute to the maintenance of an educational program to continually develop personal skills. Understand, follow and communicate workplace policies and procedures to all levels of staff. Develop personal profile and awareness of the firm’s offerings in the marketplace

Skills and attributes:

  • Legal academic background or demonstrated affinity would be an advantage

  • Previous experience of exposure to regulatory requirements across pan-African jurisdictions would be an advantage

  • Strong analytical, interpersonal and communication skills

  • Complex problem-solving capabilities

  • An interest in continuous self-development

To qualify for the role, you must have

· Minimum 10 years’ experience in the Banking sector environment of which at least 6 years’ experience of Prudential regulatory environment within Financial Services.

· Understanding of leading governance processes and controls to manage and monitor regulatory returns

· Knowledge of banking and the prudential regulatory environment.

· Knowledge of, and experience in, the banking system, financial and banking products, regulations, and risk management and models

Ideally, you’ll also have:

  • Ability to understand and adapt to changing regulatory and legislative requirements

What we look for:

We are looking for a trusted business advisor who appreciates a collaborative culture by nurturing team members through mentoring and coaching, knowledge sharing and adapting relevant ideas from previous projects or experiences.Drawing on your knowledge and experience, you will provide innovative commercial insights for clients, adapt methods and practices to fit operational team and cultural needs, and contribute to thought leadership. You will also actively contribute to improving operational efficiency on projects and internal initiatives. In line with our commitment to quality, you will consistently drive projects to completion and determine that work is of a high quality.

What working at EY offers

As one of our valued employees in EY, you get to work with inspiring, meaningful and challenging projects. Our focus is education and coaching alongside practical experience to ensure your personal development. At EY we value our employees and you will be able to control your own development with an individual progression plan. You will quickly grow into a responsible role with challenging and stimulating assignments. In addition to these, you will be part of an interdisciplinary environment that encourages high quality and knowledge exchange. Furthermore we offer excellent working conditions, in a stimulating, inclusive and enjoyable environment. We offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around

  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career

  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, consulting, strategy and transaction services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. So that whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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