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Kampala, Uganda



February 9, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

For over 175 years, we have worked with leaders around the world—from the Global 500® to private businesses—to help them build better futures. To support their people. To succeed. All while caring for our communities.

With a workforce made up of the industry’s greatest minds, we continue to shape the future by delivering real, measurable results. We go beyond talk—we act.

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Job Title

Audit Project Manager job at Deloitte

Job Description

Deloitte provides audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. With a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and high-quality service to clients, delivering the insights they need to address their most complex business challenges. Deloitte has approximately 456,800 professionals all committed to becoming the standard of excellence of professional services firms.

Deloitte’s professionals are dedicated to strengthening corporate responsibility, building public trust, and making a positive impact in their communities, and enjoy an environment of continuous learning, challenging experiences, and enriching career opportunities. All our professionals are united by our shared values, a set of core principles that guide our collective behaviour. They set the expectations we have for one another and define how we, as stewards of Deloitte, should behave. They provide common ground to unite us across cultures and geographies. And, importantly, they help us to earn the trust and respect of our key stakeholders. Our shared values are: Lead the way, serve with integrity, take care of each other, foster inclusion, and collaborate for measurable impact.

Deloitte East Africa provides seamless cross-border services to multinationals, large national enterprises, small and medium sized enterprises and the public sector; with offices in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, and in the process of expanding our operations by re-opening an office in Ethiopia.
A career with Deloitte offers you the opportunity to engage with and work alongside leading corporations within the East African region, and an opportunity to grow your career within a dynamic and rewarding environment. You will get the support, coaching and training needed to advance your career in Uganda and within the East Africa market.

What impact will you make?
At Deloitte we have a clear purpose, to make an impact that matters to our clients, our colleagues and our communities. From professional development to leadership opportunities and career advancement, we empower our people to be their very best - because that’s how you make an impact.

About the Department
Deloitte’s Audit service offering utilizes a comprehensive methodology designed to bring our extensive professional and technical resources to audit engagements in an efficient, and cost-effective manner. In our audit process, we combine a rigorous risk and needs analysis, diagnostic processes, and a client service assessment structured to provide our clients with a superior audit clearly focused on them.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic individual to join our Audit team as a Project Manager. This position will be based in our Kampala office in Uganda.
Click here to read more about our Audit & Assurance practice.

Duties and Responsibilities

What you will do

Project management

  • Coordinate scheduling of meetings, gather actions, allocate deadlines and responsible people, and follow up on the completion of the actions;

  • Coordinate team reporting documents and manage reporting requirements for the audits;

  • Help to develop a culture of continuous improvement through process re-engineering and change management;

  • Manage the successful initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, controlling and closure of the audit engagements;

  • Generate innovative solutions on projects / engagements in collaboration with team members to enhance / renew service offerings to clients; and

  • Flag any risks and issues arising to leaders.

Business development

  • Champion business development initiatives;

  • Build and maintain executive relationships with clients for the purpose of identifying new business;

  • Assist in the preparation of proposals/tenders and presentations on request;

  • Identify opportunities for follow-on work and work with management to win the business; and,

  • Track leads both internally and externally.

  • Finance

  • Assist with billing process and Work-In-Progress (WIP) management;

  • Assist with debtor management and collections;

  • Manage engagement budgets through accurate budgeting, cost control and profitability management; and,

  • Perform any other duties that may be required from time to time.

Qualifications and Competencies


Required Qualifications and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.

  • A project management or marketing certification is desired.

  • Five (5) years’ Project Management and Business Development experience post qualification.

  • Two years experience with a recognized professional services or auditing firm is an added advantage;

  • A recognized accounting qualification such CPA/ACCA or equivalent would be an added advantage and

  • Be a Ugandan citizen or eligible to work in Uganda.

Key Performance Areas

  • Strategic Impact - Supports the Partner/engagement team on delivery of designated engagements/projects, managing the implementation of the agreed deliverables.

  • Budgets / Profitability – Monitors the management of the engagement budget through accurate budgeting, cost control and profitability management.

  • Stakeholder Focus - Leverages a deep understanding of audit and risk advisory services and stakeholder needs to monitor the delivery of high-quality engagements.

  • Tools, guidance and methodology – Monitors delivery of high-quality audits via a number of enablers.

  • Project plans - Develops and manages project plans as a critical component to assisting the teams execute high-quality audits.

Behavioral competencies

  • Proven ability of delivering initiatives on time, on schedule with the required level of quality.

  • Ability to think critically and apply appropriate levels of challenge to plans, risks, issues and dependencies.

  • Experience of having effectively managed risks, issues, dependencies in a project environment.

  • Excellent time management, communication and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to manage changing priorities and competing demands.

  • Strong stakeholder management, influencing and team playing skills.

  • Very driven and proactive.

  • Professional, dynamic and positive attitude.

  • Good commercial awareness and ability to understand a project's business drivers.

  • Excellent organizational skills and a keen eye for detail.

Technical Competencies

  • Expert in field with sound industry and business knowledge.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills.

  • Proven ability to manage and execute projects.

  • Experience in developing and presenting client proposals.

  • Excellent proposal/ report writing skills.

  • Sound business acumen.

  • Good negotiation skills.

  • Focus on quality and risk.

  • Understanding of Agile or other project management techniques.

  • SAP skills.

  • Excellent Excel and PowerPoint skills.

  • Understand risk management policies and procedures.

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