Vacancies

SAIPA is looking for:

Marketing and Communications Manager - Posted 20 June 2019

Key Outcomes

Leadership

  • Provide Marketing and Business Development thought leadership to the Institution
  • Provide leadership in development, implementation and management of Marketing and
  • Business Development strategy and plans for the Institution
  • Develop the department’s performance measures that support the company’s strategic direction
  • Develops and implements the required Marketing and Business Development policies, processes and procedures to enable membership achievement of the business strategy
  • Drives all the marketing and business development initiatives and projects of the Institution aimed at growing membership
  • Develop membership growth and transformation strategy in collaboration with TSD and ETM departments
  • Develop membership retention strategy and structure in collaboration with TSD and ETM departments
  • Develop and ensure implementation of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Strategy
  • Provide effective leadership to the Marketing committee and sub-committees
  • Assist in formulating the company’s future direction and supporting tactical initiatives

Business Operations and Development

  • Actively source sponsors for SAIPA’s strategic events such as the National Accounting
  • Olympiad, Tax Breakfast, and Tax Thesis etc
  • Drive all SAIPA Sponsorship initiatives – both in terms of sourcing new sponsors and managing
  • existing relationships with sponsors – including managing all the contractual agreements and interactions with regional structures to ensure they follow the sponsorship policy from National Office
  • Supports all business development initiatives, enhancing member benefits with external partners and ensuring additional income through other streams such as owned media platforms
  • Manage the execution of national and international business exhibitions and competitions
  • Identify and implement operational best practices for the department
  • Monitor production of the monthly SAIPA newsletter and regular news flashes that provide members with the information required to effectively execute their professional responsibilities
  • Generate leads for the Institute’s potential new members

Marketing Management and Brand Management

  • Provides and ensures Marketing and Business Development centre of excellence for the Institution
  • Oversee the Institute’s brand management and marketing management
  • To seek public recognition of a broad range of skilled services that professional accountants and accounting technicians can provide
  • To have a good standing with students, members of the profession, regulators, governments, partner organizations, and the public at large
  • To respond to the needs of its members.
  • To enhance the Institute’s reputation.
  • To develop and maintain effective working relationships with government and with other national, regional and international accountancy and related bodies.
  • To increase brand awareness
  • Ensure SAIPA brand awareness and Professional Accountant (SA) designations awareness. · Approve Marketing and PR strategy
  • Suppliers/Client/Stakeholder Relationship Management

External Communications

  • Develop a Stakeholder engagement plan for the Institute in collaboration with relevant departments
  • Manage relationships with department external service providers and ensuring stakeholders derive value from association and engagements with the Institute
  • Manage contracts in conjunction with the Legal department of all external services providers
  • Ensure compliance of Service Level Agreement by the service provider
  • Manage relationship with the Institute’s external service providers
  • Identify and provide access to relevant professional support services including insurance or IT support
  • Support networks of active members, as basis for sharing information, issues and ideas
  • Ensure the Institute’s participation in all relevant key industries forums

Internal Stakeholders

  • Participate in key decisions as a member of the management team
  • Maintain in-depth relations with all members of the management team and staff

Budget/Cost Management

  • Prepares the annual departmental budget for approval
  • Provides leadership and management on utilisation of the approved departmental budgets and ensure adherence to budgetary guidelines and directives

Risk Management

  • Support the CE in managing the risks within the Institution through identification, reporting and developing plans to mitigate such and ensure sustainability

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Qualification

  • Post Graduate Qualification in Marketing/Brand Management/Communications
  • Qualification in Business Studies

Experience

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in a Brand Management
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in Marketing environment

Applications to be sent to recruitment@saipa.co.za Closing Date: 27 June 2019

Brand, Communications and Public Relations Officer - Posted 20 June 2019

Key Outcomes

Provide Thought Leadership

  • Assist in developing the Institute’s Marketing, Brand, Communications and PR Strategy for the Institute
  • Drive initiatives to strengthen the image of the Institute and the Accounting Profession
  • Ensuring that all SAIPA events have a stand with professional graphics, promotional items, AV and collateral for exhibition stands, staff support
  • Manage the Institute’s Corporate Identity (CI)
  • Managing the SAIPA Brand material consistent with the Brand Management strategy
  • Reporting – Updating and review of stock items and requirements
  • Pro-active brand marketing to potential members, including external notifications from stakeholders such as Paid for adverts – sponsors, Webinar notifications

Marketing

  • Develops Marketing campaigns to achieve annual Marketing and Business development targets across all market segments
  • Develop and implement the Tactical Marketing Plan of month-to-month activities aligned to the Marketing and Communications strategy
  • Draw clear advertising plan, with a clear media buying plan across relevant media channels aligned to the Brand Management Strategy
  • Manage the Advertising agency to deliver well-conceived advertising campaigns aligned to schedule and flow plan
  • Manage new member recruitment marketing campaigns, including direct marketing events and engagements
  • Ensures all marketing campaigns are aligned to the Institute’s Brand CI
  • Ensuring a consistent visual language, brand visibility and recognition through promotions, advertising and the use of relevant media platforms/channels
  • Manage effective Marketing of the Institute’s products, services and events to the members, non-members and other stakeholders
  • Drive CPD-related Marketing activities, including the sponsors and their needs
  • Collaborate with other departments to drive new members marketing campaigns
  • Collaborate with other department to provide excellent customer service benefits to existing members

Internal Communications

  • Provide communications support to all departments at SAIPA
  • Provide support to the CPD department in terms of Bulk mailers (monthly topics)
  • Editing and formatting CPD materials / presentations
  • Editing and vetting CPD announcements for CRM
  • Editing and vetting CPD book introductory pages
  • Send Compliance notifications to the Institute’s members
  • Send SMS notifications to members on broadcast interviews, compliance notices, National Office related matters, CPD changes of dates, time and venues
  • Draft and approve SMS messages
  • Drive all internal communications to staff and supports HR in employee engagement initiatives with support from Marketing Executive
  • Monthly reporting on all bulk mailer communications, including open rates, bounce rates, number of mailers for each department; SMS messages

External Communications

  • Manages the Public Relations function with the assistance of a PR Agency, including; Print, Online and Broadcast media
  • Brainstorming content (internally and current affairs, trends); Pitching ideas internally; Securing interviews with content holders; provide Thought Leadership opportunities
  • Overseas the implementation a PR plan, including checking press releases and liaising with spokespersons and helping the agency facilitate media interviews
  • Manage all the SAIPA Digital platforms and Social media (manages the digital and content specialist) including; o Strategy, brainstorming and scheduling of all social posts with the Digital and Content Specialist
  • Manage the bulk mailers to members, non-members, trainees, ATCs, student members,
  • Generate and manage the production of content for weekly member newsletter/communication
  • Manages the publishing of all SAIPA magazines (liaison with the publisher in terms of content, editing and advertising)
  • Manages the production of all marketing collateral, including brochures for – new members, student membership, SAIPA, CoTE, Public Sector, NAO, Learnership (Conceptualising, drafting of copy, layout, proofreading, getting sign-offs and printing)
  • Oversee the design of Invitations to the Institute’s events
  • Co-ordination of marketing information, collation thereof, drafting where required, sourcing photographs, overseeing production, proofreading, printing

Channels

  • Manages all SAIP-owned channels, including: Website – updates, edits, events, media releases, Social pages (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube) in collaboration with the IT department
  • Engage with Digital & Content Specialist, strategic support and advice to increase engagement, development of content requirements, advance scheduling, content ideas, copywriting, where required, assisting with Always On content, assisting with queries from D&C Specialist
  • Internal: SharePoint, Yammer, emails
  • Strategic support, content ideas, checking updates
  • SMS messages for National, CPD and Regions
  • Creation of content, check for consistency, scheduling

External Stakeholders

  • Develop a Stakeholder engagement plan for the Institute in collaboration with TSD and ETM department
  • Manage relationships with department external service providers and ensuring stakeholders derive value from association and engagements with SAIPA
  • Manage contracts in conjunction with the Legal department of all external services providers
  • Ensure compliance of Service Level Agreement by the service provider
  • Manage relationship with the Institute’s external service providers
  • Identify and provide access to relevant professional support services including insurance or IT support
  • Support networks of active members, as basis for sharing information, issues and ideas
  • Ensure SAIPA’s participation in all relevant key industries forums

Internal Stakeholders

  • Participate in key decisions as a member of the management team
  • Maintain in-depth relations with all members of the management team and staff

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Qualification

  • Post Grad Degree in Marketing/Brand Management/Communication
  • Qualification in Business Studies

Experience

  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in a Brand Management and Communications
  • Accounting Industry experience would be an advantage

Applications to be sent to recruitment@saipa.co.za

Closing Date: 27 June 2019

Senior Education and Training Manager - Posted 20 June 2019

Key Outcomes

Business Operation

  • Draft, implement and maintain Education & Training progammes, policies and procedures relevant to the members 
  • Maintain and develop intervention strategies to support the members
  • Develop education and training materials to support members 
  • Prepare, implement and monitor the budgetary and financial performance of the department
  • Draft funding proposals for projects that will be implemented and/or managed by the department
  • Conduct research about the education and training of professionals in the account
  • Ensure the accreditation of SAIPA with IFAC by fulfilling the SMO’s
  • Ensure the accreditation and registration of the qualifications and designations with the legislative authorities (SAQA, QCTO and FASSET)
  • Maintain accreditation with external education organizations and other service providers including ATC
  • Maintain and updating the Competency Frameworks to ensure its relevance in the marketplace by complying with legislation and standards

Education & Training

  • Review and updating policies and procedures within the education and training department
  • Assist in managing the effective function of the departments
  • Manage the quality control over the operating processes of the department
  • Manage the risks within the education and training department as well as organisation wide
  • Maintain and update the Competency Framework to ensure it relevance to the market requirements
  • Maintain and enhance the profile of SAIPA and its qualifications in the accounting sector and public domain
  • Maintain and strengthen stakeholder relation within the organisation and the accounting profession
  • Maintain the IPD and CPD programmes for the various professional designations

Lobbying

  • Comment on legislation and standards affecting the education and training of members
  • Comment on legislation and standards governing the accounting profession
  • Develop and maintaining stakeholder relationships to influence legislation and standards
  • Conduct research in the education and training environment of the accounting profession
  • Prepare reports and make represents to internal and external stakeholders

Stakeholder Relationship

External

  • Develop a Stakeholder engagement plan for the Institute in collaboration with the department  
  • Manage relationships with department external service providers 
  • Ensure stakeholders derive value from association and engagements with SAIPA
  • Manage contracts in conjunction with the Legal department of all external services providers 
  • Ensure compliance of Service Level Agreement by the service provider
  • Manage relationship with the Institute’s external service providers

Internal

  • Participate in key decisions as a member of the management team
  • Maintain in-depth relations with all members of the management team and staff
  • Maintain the collective functioning of the department and liaison with all other department
  • Compile quarterly Manco on the department dashboard
  • Compile a quarterly Exco implementation report on the department strategies

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Qualification

  • Professional Qualification / Designation in Accounting
  • Honours Degree in Education Management is advantageous

Experience

  • 5 years in education and training in the post-matric education sector in accounting
  • 3 years in senior management position and managing peoples in an educational environment

Technical Knowledge

  • Developing education and training programmes for the accounting profession
  • Managing stakeholder relationships
  • Understanding the legislative requirements for the accounting profession

Applications to be sent to recruitment@saipa.co.za

Closing Date: 27 June 2019

Accountancy and Assurance Specialist - Posted 13 June 2019

Summary of the Position

  • Perform ongoing reviews of the IFRS; IFRS for SMEs, ISRS; ISRE;GRAP; IPSAS and ISAs and inform members of their impact in their day to day activities through established platforms as well as providing support to the tier 2 and tier 1 accountancy employees
  • Maintain SAIPA’s accreditation with relevant bodies;
  • Perform research on relevant accountancy topics
  • Identify opportunities for growth in member services
  • Generate revenue through member services
  • Perform thought leadership research in accountancy to influence the profession
  • Ensure implementation of new products and services to address the changing needs of the profession and gaining competitive advantage, such as: Member needs analysis
  • Scan the markets to compare accountancy related competitor products and service offerings conducted
  • Create Accountancy specific value-added products and services

Advocacy and Lobbying

  • Review the sections of the legislation that impacts on reporting and provide guidance to Tier 2 & tier accountancy advisors and the implications and impact of these sections to the member activities
  • Make comments on new accounting standards and accountancy legislation
  • Ensure effective submissions and presentations to all relevant government departments
  • Make submissions on accountancy legislation to regulatory authorities to protect and promote the interest of members

Risk Management

  • Assist in conducting and documenting the department risk assessment
  • Assist in managing negative audit findings
  • Manage department’s records

Stakeholder Relationship
External

  • Ensure all stakeholders are informed of SAIPA’s accountancy division
  • Inform members and other stakeholders of the corporate governance requirements as contained in King IV and any later versions
  • Keep members abreast of all changes to accountancy legislation and standards
  • Represent SAIPA at various stakeholder forums
  • Attend DTI Stakeholders meetings and reporting back
  • Collate member queries to be raised at stakeholder meetings and bring them to the attention of the Accounting Technical Specialist for inclusion in the stakeholder meeting Agenda
  • Inform members of new developments in accountancy

Internal

  • Participate in key decisions as a member of the department team
  • Maintain in-depth relations with all members of the department team.
  • Creating Qualifications & Education update programmes
  • Plan and deliver the Secondary Schools update workshops and programmes
  • Co-ordinate the Technical aspects of the SAIPA conferences

Reporting

  • Publish articles in the Technical News and professional accountant magazine
  • Publish new member guidelines and books
  • Report all deviations to legal, ethics, policies, processes and procedures

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Qualification

  • Post graduate qualification in Accountancy
  • Professional Accountant (SA) an advantage
  • MCom will be an advantage

Technical Knowledge

  • Research in Accountancy Profession experience
  • Significant Technical Expertise & competency in accountancy profession as well as a thorough understanding of the accounting & financial sector

Experience

  • +5 years’ knowledge and practical experience in Accountancy
  • 2 years Managerial experience. Or teaching experience

Applications to be sent to recruitment@saipa.co.za

Closing Date: 21 June 2019

Two Debt Collectors - Fixed term (2 months) to start ASAP - Posted 31 May 2019
  • Responsible for calling debtors for outstanding fees.
  • Making follow up on members that require a follow up.
  • Make payment arrangements in a form of debit order or flag members who opt to make cash or electronic deposits.
  • Obtain acknowledgement of debt where payment is required.
  • Attend to the needs/requirements of debtors as it relates to the collection of outstanding amounts and the attendance of any further matters which may arise.
  • Maintaining a record of contact with debtors or other parties on collection.
  • Emailing statements and invoices to members.
  • Amend, improve and enhance debt collection processes.
  • Prepare monthly debtors report.
  • Complete Vendor application forms.
  • Responsible for CSD (Central database application) account to update Institute’s information for government sectors.
  • Provide supporting documents for Internal and External audit.

Adhoc duties that may arise from time to time.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Qualification

Diploma in Accounting/Finance

Technical Knowledge

SAP Knowledge and MS Office knowledge i.e. Excel.

Possess excellent spoken and written communication skill and analytical skills.

Experience

3+ years relevant experience

Solid customer / membership relationship experience.

Applications to be sent to careers@saipa.co.za

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Medium Audit firm in Menlo Park, Pretoria has two separate positions available - Posted 21 June

Tax Administration position. Duties include SARS Registrations, administration of assessments/objections and client correspondence thereof. Taxware experience will be an advantage.

Debtors/Secretarial admin position. Debtors is the main responsibility of this position. Duties include the administration and submission of Annual returns for our client base with CIPC, the creditor’s payments of our firm as well as the administration of the registrations and changes of Trusts and the submission thereof to the Master.

The perfect candidates should be driven, organised and motivated with effective communication skills. Remuneration is market related and will be discussed in the interview. CV’s can be sent to tax@dtm.co.za and successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Accountant – How Safe is Your Job ….. Really? - Posted 21 may

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As a well-known and established franchised network with a reputation for accounting excellence we are keen to invest in talent like you. We’ll give you an opportunity to “test your skills” so that you can be sure that you’re ready for the challenge.

So, if flexibility, regulating your own income and preserving your professional status matter then why not visit our web-site www.ban.co.za for more information and if interested, complete an application form on-line or e-mail us to request one.  Should your application be successful, we will send you an invitation to our Discovery Day being held in Johannesburg on the 13th of July 2019. Please note that this opportunity is for our November 2019 intake.

Please take note that this is only for South African citizens.

Here’s your chance to explore a brilliant offer!

Senior Accounting Consultant (SAIPA) Cape Town, Western Cape - Posted 21 May

Outsourced CFO is looking for a young, dynamic professional to join our Cloud-Accounting department. For this position, we will be looking at the following characteristics:

  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Innovative individual
  • Great communication
  • Tech Savvy
  • Team player

Job responsibilities will include managing and leading a portfolio of accounting and tax clients using various cloud accounting systems. The chosen candidate will be expected to take the lead in their portfolio and further responsibilities will include client communication and client relationship management, deadline management, producing monthly management reports, and ensuring that the statutory requirements of the clients are met (e.g. SARS-requirements). The individual will also be responsible for overseeing the work of SAIPA trainees.

Minimum requirements are an honours degree with at least one-year post- articles experience, as well as a SAIPA charter.

Candidates will need to be hungry to learn and to apply their skills and knowledge (both on a technical and interpersonal level).

To apply for this position: Should you wish to respond to this application, kindly send your updated CV and academic records to recruitment@outsourcedcfo.co.za

Salary: A market related salary will be offered for the position depending on the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Head Office: Cape Town, Western Cape

Permanent Contract – Subject to a three-month probation period.

Starting Date: As soon as possible