Assistant to the Chief of Staff || Deloitte

  • Harare

Deloitte

Location: Borrowdale Rd, Harare, Zimbabwe
Full-time

Company Description
Deloitte is a leading global provider of audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax and related services. Our global network of member firms and related entities in more than 150 countries and territories (collectively, the “Deloitte organization”) serves four out of five Fortune Global 500® companies. Learn how Deloitte’s approximately 312,000 people make an impact that matters at www.deloitte.com

About the Division
In Zimbabwe, Deloitte is one of the leading professional services organisations, specialising in providing Audit, Tax, Consulting, Risk Advisory and Corporate Finance services. We serve clients in a variety of industries from financial services, to consumer business, energy, mining and manufacturing, tourism and the public sector, and we provide powerful business solutions to some of the world’s most well-known and respected companies..

Our professionals are unified by a collaborative culture that fosters integrity, outstanding value to markets and clients, commitment to each other, and strength from cultural diversity. They are dedicated to strengthening corporate responsibility, building public trust, and making a positive impact in their communities. We understand that our professionals hold interests outside of the work space and we aim to encourage work/life balance, supporting them in all aspects of their lives.

Our talented professionals and our clients understand the link between a strong learning and development programme and the ability for Deloitte to deliver on its promise of consistent, high-quality service delivery worldwide.

Whatever your age, gender or culture, take your career to the next level with the talents and capabilities you’ll develop at Deloitte.

About the Division
Aspire with Assurance
Audit is about much more than just the numbers. It’s about attesting to accomplishments and challenges, and helping to assure strong foundations for future aspirations. Deloitte illuminates the what, how, and why of change so you’re always ready to act ahead.

The Deloitte Audit of the future is a vision of a transformed audit that:

•Enhances quality, leverages industry insight and value for our clients and our people
•Distinguishes Deloitte in the marketplace for growth and talent
•Provides a foundation for on-going innovation — in thinking and in action
•Is a business transformation initiative, not just an IT project

In a word, Deloitte Audit is innovation. It’s a whole new mind-set to how we work powered by insightful content, a methodology with a renewed focus on our client’s risks, and a new suite of technology that helps our practitioners get work done faster, more effectively and at higher quality.

Our professionals need to have the acumen to handle complex situations and multiple responsibilities simultaneously, balancing long term projects with the urgency of immediate operational demands. We are committed to establishing and empowering the firm by establishing an environment of continuous learning and enriching career opportunities.

About the Job
The role of the Assistant Chief of Staff is at Assistant Managerial level support to the Chief of Staff in achieving the departments strategic objectives regarding all clients and reporting for the department.

To provide administrative support to the Chief of Staff to ensure the effective and timely management of various strategic documents and reports related records, programs/projects and services.

The ideal candidate will have the acumen to handle complex situations and multiple responsibilities simultaneously, mixing long-term projects with the urgency of immediate operational demands.

Must have demonstrated the ability to deal with highly confidential information and act as a liaison between the Chief of Staff and other constituencies, both internal and external.

Must have the ability to build strong and sustainable relationships and the capability to interact within all levels of the organization. The ideal candidate must also be able to work effectively in a fast paced and project-driven environment with constantly changing requirements. You will require energy, excellent engagement skills.

Job Description
Responsibilities
Supports the Chief of Staff (COS) in planning, directing, managing and coordinating day-to-day business activities, and strategy related projects.
Assists in maintaining the Strategic Plan, organises and arranges strategy sessions and ad-hoc analysis.
Provides assistance for the budget input process.
Supports the preparation of report back & roadshows, various business speeches & presentations.
Based on expertise and experience, advises and supports COS in identification and implementation of innovative solutions to issues arising within Audit.
Coordinates with external event organisers with logistics, and communicates.
Contributes to thought leadership initiatives and shares knowledge and expertise with client, Service Area, colleagues and teams
Interacts with the Global office, local and Africa wide committees, and other constituencies on behalf of the COS.
Monitors planning, delivery by team and provides guidance on the distribution of resources in line with strategy and client expectations.
Builds strong professional relationships across delegated service line/s to understand business needs in area of responsibility
Manages complex risk issues within sphere of responsibility ensuring issues are rectified timeously.

Qualifications
Academic Qualifications
Qualification – Registered Chartered Accountant
Minimum 5 years working experience 3 of which were in a client facing role
Data analytics will be a plus
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Effective interpersonal and relationship building skills.

Technical
Expertise in field with excellent industry and business knowledge
Strong business acumen
Demonstrated leadership skills
Sales and negotiation skills
Ability to manage and execute projects
Demonstrated execution of complex projects to profitable outcomes
Skilled in drafting and presenting client proposals
Excellent report writing skills
Good financial knowledge

Behavioural
Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
Effective interpersonal and relationship building skills
Sound mentorship and coaching ability with desire to develop self and others
Strong client delivery focus
Highly adaptable, managing change and ambiguity with ease
Focus on quality and risk
Sound problem solving ability

Additional Information
At Deloitte, we want everyone to feel they can be themselves and to thrive at work—in every country, in everything we do, every day. We aim to create a workplace where everyone is treated fairly and with respect, including reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. We seek to create and leverage our diverse workforce to build an inclusive environment across the African continent.

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