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The Product Owner is accountable for ensuring delivery of software and content that creates meaningful value to users. The Product Owner has a shared responsibility to champion the investment into creating Products that delight customers, and ensuring Products are created in the most optimal way.

If you want to:

  • Research and develop the latest data analytical tools and methodologies.
  • Manage the Assurance Analytics Software Product backlog to align with the business strategy and product roadmap.
  • Be responsible for the documentation and development of Computer Assisted Audit Tools (CAATs) in data analytical software. This does not require coding skills.
  • Be responsible for the delivery of working content using an agile approach in close conjunction with the Content Manager.
  • Be responsible for the ownership and delivery of high-quality software product(s) using agile best practices of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).
  • Train internal staff on data analytics such as Sales, Marketing, Consulting, Support, etc.
  • Collaborate and Assistance with Support, Consulting and Training teams on data analysis related calls and questions.
  • Continue learning and incremental approach to personal development.

And you have:

  • 2 years’ Experience in using data analytical software/databases such as IDEA, Arbutus, ACL, SQL etc.
  • 2 years’ experience as an Audit Manager or Audit Senior with audit experience and good knowledge of ISAs
  • Experience working in cross-functional teams.
  • 2 years’ experience with CaseWare Working Papers, Probe Audit,
  • Audit International or equivalent software.
  • Post-graduate degree in Accounting Science (CTA) or equivalent
  • Chartered Accountant – CA(SA)
  • CISA or CIA qualification
  • Exceptional technical and data-analysis skills, with a demonstrated passion for technology.
  • Good working knowledge and interest in Cloud-based software.
  • Ideally, previous experience in the development and / or customization/configuration of assurance software.
  • Previous usage and exposure to assurance software and systems will be a big plus.
  • Experience with the below tools is not essential but would be advantageous:Jira, Confluence, Aha!, Slack/Teams

And these essential skills:

  • An ability to address compliance issues in new, efficient and innovative ways using data analytics and presenting information in an understandable format.
  • A passion and curiosity for understanding, using and combining financial datasets to create new insights and presenting results in a clear and concise manner.
  • A technical inclination to understand how software works “under the hood” and how capabilities can be expanded and changed to drive desired business outcomes, especially by taking a data-driven approach.
  • An understanding and ability to think strategically about client compliance needs by understanding client business operations and key risks and how data analytics can be used to surface those.
  • Above-average technical accounting ability (International Standards of Auditing, IFRS, IFRS for SME's, Companies Act, etc.) is highly desirable.
  • Existing experience of using CaseWare Probe, Audit International, IDEA or equivalent assurance software and/or data analytics packages will be a plus.
  • Excellent all-round communicator.
  • Knowledge and exposure to working in an agile manner would be advantageous, but not essential.
  • Ability to deal with a highly pressurised and constantly changing environment.
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