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The Product Owner is the Captain of the delivery team and is accountable to ensure that the team delivers on software and content that creates meaningful value to users. The Product Owner has a shared responsibility to make sure we invest in building the Right Product, but more so to make sure that we build the Product Right.

If you want to:

  • Take ownership and delivery of quality product(s).
  • Create documentation of content for the development team to process and develop in the software.
  • Work closely with the Content Owner and team to deliver working content in an Agile manner.
  • Optimize team value and deliverables.
  • Lead a high performing cross-functional team in the Agile framework.
  • Act as line manager for functional developers.
  • Continuously learn and develop personally (self and direct reports).
  • Ensure delivery of working software in an Agile manner.
  • Manage the product backlog to align with the product roadmap.
  • Provide training to internal staff (Sales/Marketing/Support) on content.
  • Assist support and training on content related calls and questions.

 

And you have:

  • Post-graduate degree in Accounting Science (CTA).
  • Chartered Accountant - CA(SA) is desirable.
  • 3 years’ experience as an Audit Manager or Audit Senior with audit experience and good knowledge of ISAs.
  • 2 years’ experience with CaseWare Working Papers and Probe Audit or Audit International.
  • 2 years’ experience in a Leadership role.
  • Experience working in cross-functional teams.

And these essential skills:

  • Solid experience working with CaseWare Working Papers or equivalent software package, with a technical inclination to understand how the software works “under the hood”.
  • Experience on Probe or Audit International.
  • Excellent all-round communicator.
  • Above average technical ability (International Standards of Auditing, IFRS, IFRS for SME's, Companies Act).
  • Understanding and ability to strategically think about client compliance needs by understanding their business and key risks.
  • Ability to address compliance issues in new, efficient and innovative ways.
  • Knowledge and exposure to working an Agile manner would be advantageous.
  • Ability to deal with a highly pressurised and constantly changing environment.
  • Understand the value of delivery on commitments.
  • Ability to interpret information and present in an understandable format.
  • Understand various business processes and methodologies and can speak intelligently about them and leverage other techniques to provide value to a team/enterprise.
  • Flexible, adaptive leadership style, able to bring out the best in all team members.
  • Strong need for excellence and self-improvement – must continually be growing your craft, learning new tools and techniques to manage both yourself and your team.
  • Maintain the highest technical and professional standard.
  • High energy and result-focused “can do” attitude.
  • Able to demonstrate initiative and be proactive.
  • Strong organizational skills – self organised and can organise others.
  • Diligent work ethic and positive attitude.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, problem solving and attention to detail.
  • Assertive – must be able to ensure CaseWare values, concepts and principles are adhered to, must be able to be a voice of reason and authority.
  • Conflict resolution – must be able to facilitate discussion and facilitate alternatives or different approaches.
  • Attitude of empowerment – must be able to lead a team to self- organisation.
  • Attitude of transparency – must desire to bring disclosure and transparency to the business about development and grow business trust.
  • A strong personality – able to challenge the status quo, manage a complex environment with a lot of different stakeholders.
  • Should be a self-starter, quick learner, capable of setting priorities and remain efficient while multi-tasking.
  • This role is in the development space, all super users of any and all systems welcome.
  • Experience with the below tools is not essential, but would be advantageous:Jira, Confluence,Aha!, Slack.
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