Project Manager

at Jb Skills
Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Date Posted Jul 28, 2021
Category Accounting Finance Jobs
Job Type Full-time


Main Duties and Responsibilities:
•Meet with service line heads and other business owners to clarify specific requirements of each project
•Lead project planning sessions to set project goals and objectives, determine timelines, define tasks, and outline resources necessary to successfully complete the project
•Monitor the progress of projects, including addressing issues that may arise and ensuring project deliverables are completed on time
•Use an appropriate tracking tool to coordinate different elements of the project
•Follow standard processes as defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI)
•Organize regular status and review meetings as necessary, including generating and distributing meeting minutes
•Synthesise and analyze data to prepare accurate financial forecasts and reports
•Gather resources, identify potential constraints based on activities and timeframes, and define solutions to manage any constraints
•Design a risk management plan to minimize foreseeable disruptions to the project
•Manage relevant budgets to ensure compliance with processes such as RFP generation and PO generation
•Oversee all incoming and outgoing project documentation, including managing contracts
•Manager a portfolio and resources to ensure stakeholder engagement through project plans, schedules, project tracking, budget and resource allocation, Gantt charts, and workload analysis
•Report regularly to management and relevant stakeholders on the progress of the project, challenges, resolutions, and alterations
•Conduct project reviews, including creating detailed reports for executive staff and identifying areas for future improvement
•Ensure all project deliverables, deadlines, and client expectations are met
•Optimize and improve processes, identify growth opportunities, and initiate new projects

Policies and Procedures
•Comply with all relevant policies and procedures
•Complete all documents required by the firm policies and procedures

•Undertake additional tasks and responsibilities as may be reasonably expected of the role and as necessary in order to achieve the objectives of the Shared Services team


•Bachelor’s degree in project management, information systems, or a related technical field
•Minimum 5-6 years relevant work experience
•Project Management Professional (PMP) / PRINCE II certification is a plus

•Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•Demonstrated expertise in managing IT and business transformation projects through all phases of a project life cycle
•Working knowledge of Microsoft operating systems and programs including Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook
•Expertise with project management software (e.g. Microsoft Project)
•Advanced negotiation and conflict resolution skills
•Highly organized with excellent attention to detail
•Strong management, leadership, and interpersonal skills
•Ability to present technical information clearly and concisely at a level appropriate to the target audience
•Ability to solve problems by systematically analyzing issues, drawing logical conclusions, and recommending practical solutions
•Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage the workload of multiple projects

Job Competencies:
•Flexibility and creative thinking
•Demonstrated ability to effectively direct, coordinate, and follow up with team members to ensure timely completion of project deliverables
•Ability to work effectively under pressure and time constraints in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment
•Proven ability to effectively collaborate with internal and external stakeholders

BDO Core Competencies:
•Relationships and Collaboration
•Exceptional Client Service
•Business Growth
•Engaging people
•Quality, Risk management and Operational transformation

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