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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 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:

  • Optimise team value and deliverables.
  • Lead an Agile and high performing cross-functional team.
  • Act as a line manager for functional developers.
  • Enhance learning and personal development (self and direct reports).
  • Manage quality deliverables for the product.
  • Deliver working software in an Agile Manner.
  • Manage the product backlog to align with the product roadmap.


And you have:

  • BCom degree (NQF 7).
  • Post-graduate degree in Accounting Science (CTA) is desirable.
  • Chatered Accountant - CA(SA) is desirable.
  • 3 years’ as a Financial Reporting Specialist or Financial Manager with Financial Reporting experience, specifically in GRAP and/or IFRS and/or IFRS for SME.
  • 2 years’ experience with CaseWare Working Papers or equivalent software package(s).
  • 2 years’ experience in a Leadership role.
  • Experience working in cross-functional teams.
  • Experience working with Agile, SAFe or Scrum.
  • Experience in a software development business would be advantageous.

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”.
  • Excellent all-round communicator.
  • Knowledge and exposure to working an Agile manner would be advantageous.
  • Ability to deal with a 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.
  • 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, lead the team in Agile/Scrum practices.
  • 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, Pivotal,Confluence,Aha!, Slack.
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