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Dispute Resolution Associates / Construction / Forensics / Insurance – Johannesburg

Our client, an international law firm with one of the largest dispute resolution teams in the world is looking for Dispute Resolution Associates / Construction / Forensics / Insurance to join their team in Johannesburg. Their lawyers are experienced in resolving large and complex international disputes in every major jurisdiction and across all dispute resolution platforms. They have long been known for their pre-eminent litigation practice but are also one of the few firms able to offer a truly integrated global arbitration offering. Their Alternative Dispute Resolution is an integral part of their approach, and they regularly resolve disputes through mediation, adjudication and bespoke processes. Their depth of industry knowledge across a diverse range of sectors enables them to provide commercial, business ready advice, and their ability to collaborate between offices enables them to give 24-hour attention to time sensitive matters.

 

Key internal relationships:

Supervising lawyer, other group partners, solicitors/associates, trainees/graduate solicitors, paralegals, secretarial staff

Key external relationships:

Clients, peers, contacts, other firms and professions (e.g. financial advisers, intermediaries, experts and local lawyers)

Reports to:

Directors and Senior Associate

Reporting staff:

Nil

Primary objectives:

  • The candidate will deliver excellent client service and manage and deliver discrete pieces of legal work.
  • Make an effective contribution to the firm’s work by aiming to meet and exceed target hours.
  • Build a solid foundation of commercial and legal expertise within a chosen area of law and strengthen relationships with clients, frequently acting as a direct point of contact.
  • Be responsible for some management and delegation of work to and support of junior colleagues.

Key responsibilities:

  • Experience

This role will entail a range of contentious, general advisory and transactional litigation work locally and internationally. Experience in the following areas would be advantageous:

    • Commercial Litigation: ability to understand court processes and advise on a matter
    • International and/or local Arbitration and Mediation
    • Forensics and investigations experience
    • Construction law litigation: ability to work on high profiled and complex projects
    • Solid legal drafting and research skills
  • Manage work to support optimal utilisation; assist senior lawyers as required, acting as lead lawyer, where appropriate; delegate and provide feedback to juniors and communicate progress on tasks to supervisor and team members, consulting and offering solutions on difficult technical client issues; and manage the billing process as appropriate.
  • Manage, develop and strengthen client relationships through anticipating client needs and expectations; and provide prompt responses and updates on progress.
  • Support the firm and others - establish effective relationships with individuals and groups, across the global network; uphold the firm’s values; contribute to the firm’s initiatives (e.g. corporate social responsibility and diversity and inclusion activities); mentor and support juniors; raise profile by being involved with external bodies and supporting and attending marketing/industry events; and assist with internal training and preparation of legal precedents.
  • Comply with risk requirements, firm policies and all relevant professional responsibilities and legislation and contribute to billing, engagement, and client acceptance processes.

Qualifications, skills, and experience:

  • Qualified/admitted SA/international legal practitioner with 2-3 years PQE in Dispute Resolution
  • Solid knowledge of chosen area of law and industry sector(s)
  • Strong legal skills, including drafting, negotiation, and project management skills; foundation level people management and business development skills
  • Good understanding of law firm profitability and key drivers for financial efficiency; and ability to help manage costs and budgets

Competencies:

  • Personal leadership: takes initiative, embraces challenge, and brings energy and drive to their work
  • Technical capability: seeks opportunities to grow and develop to deliver value for the firm’s clients
  • Collaborates with others: works as a team player, learns from and supports others
  • Plans and delivers outcomes: operates as an effective legal project manager
  • Enhances the client experience: builds relationships and innovates for the firm’s future
  • Contributes to building the firm: builds relationships and innovates for the firm’s future

Diversity and inclusion:

Our client aims to have a diverse, innovative culture where high performance, client focus and highly engaged people are their differentiator and where they celebrate the uniqueness of their people. Their firm is made up of people with a range of experience and backgrounds, and they strive to ensure that their inclusive environment means that their people feel valued and able to perform at their best by being their authentic selves at work. They know that their future success not only depends on being innovative and progressive in the changing legal market but, most importantly, on their people feeling engaged. They understand that their people have commitments and personal interests outside of work and they strive to create an agile working environment based on mutual trust and respect, in which people can perform at their best whilst maintaining sustainable balance across their work and non-work lives.

Our client also recognizes that the success of their business and their clients relies on the skills, knowledge and ideas of all their people. Their environment is one in which high performance is expected, in return, they will provide you with rewards and opportunities tailored to your personal and professional goals.

 

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Location: Rosebank, Johannesburg
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary type: Annual
Salary: negotiable

Senior Management Accountant – Financial Services – Cape Town

Our client provides a wide range of financial services and solutions for sending cash into, out of, and around Africa. They are looking for an exceptional Senior Management Accountant to join their team in Cape Town.

The purpose of this role is to prepare and analyze the Group’s management accounts in order to provide effective management accounting reports that enable users to make informed business decisions. The Senior Management Accountant reports directly to the Group Finance Manager. This position is responsible for preparing accurate monthly management accounts. They are also required to build forecasting models. The Management Accountants report directly to this position.

Internal Liaison takes place with the accounts and treasury team as well as stakeholders within the business. External liaison is limited.

Duties and Responsibilities (Include but is not limited to):

• To create accurate monthly management accounts

• Provide accurate and sound management reporting to assist with key decision making

• Compile and submit management accounts to the Group Financial Manager

• Prepare monthly reports, budgets, commentaries, and financial statements to relevant business stakeholders

• Attend monthly meetings with Group Finance Manager to provide information on P&L

• Undertake financial administration and internal audits

• Manage capital expenditure

• Produce financial statements including P&L accounts, cash flows, variance analysis and commentaries

• Create forecasting tools

• Monitor forecasting tools to ensure funds are optimised

• Ensure accuracy and make adjust tools as required

• Liaise with Tax Manager to incorporate Tax budgeting and ETR

• To review P&Ls to ensure they are accurate and in line with various HOD allocations

• Identify potential problems and investigate the causes

• Escalate unresolved issues to the Group Finance Manager

• Liaise with HOD and discuss actual vs budget and any variances

• Provide assistance and support for ad hoc projects and tasks

• Assist with undertaking financial administration and internal audits

• Support and assist with other accounting projects

• Assist with procurement as required

• Draft AFS on Caseware

• manage own professional and self-development

• Perform general people management functions for the management accounts team

• Perform onboarding for new staff members and monitor their performance

• Monitor individual team members performance and targets

• Prepare for and hold monthly and bi-annual KPI meeting with each team member

• Coach and mentor team

Key Requirements:

• Grade 12 or equivalent (Essential)

• Accounting qualification (Essential)

• CIMA or CA qualified (Essential)

• 3-5 years’ post article experience in Management accounting or similar (Essential)

• Completed traineeship within and audit firm (Essential)

• Knowledge of advanced cost centre and management reporting

• Knowledge of multi - currency, jurisdiction & entity level

• Knowledge of IFRS and SA accounting practices

• Knowledge of relevant tax and VAT legislation

• Knowledge of forex regulations

• Knowledge of computerized accounting packages ERP system knowledge

• Knowledge of AFS drafting and Caseware

• Knowledge of Planful

• Knowledge of managing multi-group chart of accounts

Additional Skills:

• Advanced MS Office

• Computer skills

• Reconciliation

• Time management skills

• Organizational & administrative skills

• Attention to detail

• Analytical skills

• Advanced budgeting skills

 

Salary on offer is market related.

 

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Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary type: Annual
Salary: negotiable

Management Accountant – Financial Services – Cape Town

Our client provides a wide range of financial services and solutions for sending cash into, out of, and around Africa. They want a Management Accountant to join their team in Cape Town.

The purpose of the Management Accountant is to prepare and analyze the company’s management accounts in order to provide effective management accounting reports that enable users to make informed business decisions. The Management Accountant reports directly to the Senior Management Accountant. This position is responsible for preparing accurate monthly management account reports. They are also required to build forecasting models. This position must prepare the monthly management accounts for the relevant stakeholders and assist them with their business decision making.

Internal Liaison takes place with the accounts and treasury team. External liaison is limited.

Duties and Responsibilities (Include, but is not limited to):

• To create accurate monthly management accounts

• Compile accurate and sound management reporting

• Compile and submit management accounts to the Senior Management Accountant

• Prepare monthly reports, budgets, commentaries, and financial statements to relevant business stakeholders

• Attend monthly meetings with Senior Management Accountant to provide information on P&L

• Produce financial statements including balance sheet, P&L accounts, cash flows, variance analysis and commentaries

• To create forecasting tools

• Create accurate and effective forecasting models

• Create cashflow forecasting tools

• Monitor forecasting tools to ensure funds are optimized

• Ensure accuracy and make adjust tools as required

• To review P&Ls to ensure they are accurate and in line with various HOD allocations

• Identify potential problems and investigate the causes

• Escalate unresolved issues to the Senior Management Accountant

• Liaising with HOD and discuss actual vs budget and any variances

• To provide assistance and support for ad hoc projects and tasks

• Assist with undertaking financial administration and internal audits

• Support and assist with other accounting projects

• Assist with procurement as required

• Assist with audit related matters § Draft AFS on Caseware

• To manage own professional and self-development

Key Requirements:

• Grade 12 or equivalent (Essential)

• Accounting degree (Essential)

• Studying towards CIMA or CA qualified (Desirable)

• Knowledge of cost centre and management reporting

• Knowledge of multi -currency, jurisdiction & entity level

• Knowledge of IFRS and SA accounting practices

• Knowledge of relevant tax and VAT legislation

• Knowledge of forex regulations

• Knowledge of computerized accounting packages

• ERP system knowledge

• Knowledge of AFS drafting and Caseware

Additional Skills:

• Advanced MS Office

• Computer skills

• Reconciliations

• Time management skills

• Organizational & administrative skills

• Attention to detail

• Analytical skills

• Entrepreneurial and takes initiative

 

Salary on offer is market related.

 

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Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary type: Annual
Salary: negotiable

Trusts & Estates Secretary - Johannesburg

A vacancy has become available in the Trust and Estates Practice of one of our clients, a large full-service business law firm.

Qualifications and Experience:

• Matric/Grade 12

• At least 3 years’ experience in Trusts & Estates and in particular Estate administration.

• An Estates Administration diploma/certificate or other relevant qualification (such as Basic Tax diploma/certificate) would be advantageous.

Key Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:

1. Estates

• Completing basic preliminary documents to report a testate and intestate estate

• Managing estate bank account(s) including, loading payments, paying creditors, and reconciling same

• Preparing and place the necessary advertisement in press (local newspaper) and government gazette. Section 29 & 35 adverts

• Preparing standard letters to bank, creditors, and debtors to go on record

• Collating details for valuation of assets, collate details in respect of creditors

• Drafting of basic Liquidation and Distribution Account and collating supporting documents for submission to Master

• Compiling vouchers in preparation of tax returns, computing basic tax returns (recommended), and Rudimentary capital gains tax calculations (recommended)

• Preparing accompanying documents to effect transfer of assets e.g., Cessions, share/collective investment transfer and policy transfer

• Basic knowledge of Master’s Office functions and processes such as application for copies, lodgment of original Wills, general communication with Master’s Office etc.

2. Trusts

• Drafting basic resolutions

• Assisting with the registration of new trusts in relation to the preparation of the necessary documents for lodgment with the Master

• Assisting with the appointment of trustees, resignations etc.

• Assisting with the registration of amendments to trust deeds

• Preparation of correspondence in relation to trusts, application for copies etc.

3. Wills 

• Maintaining the register and filing all wills

• Drafting of basic wills

4. Diary Management

• Setting up client appointments

• Liaising with clients in general and specifically relating to payment and outstanding invoice/debt collections

5. General

• Correspondence typing

• Liaising with financial institutions, government officials etc.

• Following up on all correspondence sent out by letter, fax, email

• Attending to telephone queries

• Filling and archiving

Skills required:

• Numeracy

• Intermediate MS Office namely Excel, Word, and Outlook

• Accurate typing

• Basic accounting (basic knowledge of tax would be advantageous)

Market related salary offered.

 

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Location: Protea Pl, Sandown, Sandton, 2031, South Africa
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary type: Annual
Salary: negotiable

Banking and Finance Associate – Sandton

Our client, one of the Big 5 Law Firms, has a vacancy for an Associate in the Commercial Department: Banking and Finance.

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Banking and financial services
  • Drafting commercial contracts and legal opinions
  • Debt capital markets
  • Structured finance transactions
  • Project finance transactions
  • Securitisations
  • Syndicated and bilateral financing structures

Requirements:

  • 2 + years post articles experience in Banking and Finance law
  • LLB Degree
  • LLM in Banking/Corporate Law advantageous
  • Admitted Attorney

Competencies:

  • Must be well-organized and conscientious
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Strong commercial drafting skills
  • Display attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Maintain high standards of confidentiality
  • Reliability and self-motivation are important
  • Take initiative and be diligent
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Excellent client relationship skills
  • Excellent time management skills

Market related salary offered.

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Location: Sandton, Johannesburg
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary type: Annual
Salary: negotiable

Banking and Finance Associate – Sandton

Our client, a leading South African corporate and commercial law firm, has a vacancy for an Associate in the Commercial Department: Banking and Finance.

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Banking and financial services
  • Drafting commercial contracts and legal opinions
  • Structured finance transactions
  • Syndicated and bilateral financing structures

Requirements:

  • 2 + years post articles experience in Banking and Finance law
  • LLB Degree
  • LLM in Banking/Corporate Law advantageous
  • Admitted Attorney

Competencies:

  • Must be well-organized and conscientious
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Strong commercial drafting skills
  • Display attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Maintain high standards of confidentiality
  • Reliability and self-motivation are important
  • Take initiative and be diligent
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Excellent client relationship skills
  • Excellent time management skills

 

Market related salary on offer

 

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Location: Sandton, Johannesburg
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary type: Annual
Salary: negotiable

BD Analyst – Sandton

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Business Development Analyst to join the growing Business Department in a well established and respected law firm in Sandton.

Overview

The business development analyst supports the growing business team with a variety of marketing and business development activities for several of the firm’s practice areas. The business development analyst is also responsible for supporting the firm’s core business through research, analysis, and recommendation of new business initiatives. Additionally, a business development analyst also evaluates and analyses all current processes and provides recommendations on improvements that can be made.

The day-to-day responsibilities of a business development analyst include, amongst other duties, providing business development research, analysis, detailing research findings for management review, reviewing the monthly performance of the business, and recommending improvements to all business processes and systems.

Key performance areas

  • Quantify business intelligence to evaluate new opportunities; present findings clearly and make recommendations for action
  • Assist with core business development activities (including the preparation of presentations, proposals, and pitch materials in connection with business development opportunities)
  • Maintain deal databases and recording matters for precedent, marketing, and business development purposes
  • Conduct industry research and market analysis and communicate with business development managers / practitioners to better understand business trends
  • Collaborate with the growing business team in the preparation of deal lists for each supported practice, as well as specific geographical and industry sectors, in connection with various business development opportunities
  • Collaborate with the communications team with the updating of print and digital marketing materials to ensure content reflects the substantive strengths, accomplishments and current activities of the firm and each supported practice area
  • Conduct research regarding existing and prospective clients, competitor activity and market trends/opportunities
  • Collaborate with practitioners and internal marketing and communications team on article placement, speaking opportunities, webinars, and other visibility initiatives

 Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree in business, marketing, finance, or a related field preferred
  • Three to five years of experience in finance, business analysis, and/or business development and marketing is strongly preferred
  • Excellent organizational, project management and multitasking skills are required
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work confidently and collaboratively with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Must be able to work well independently or in a team environment
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ensure confidentiality of all the firm’s and clients’ documentation and information
  • Experience with CRM
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Remuneration

Market related

 

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Location: Sandton
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary type: Annual
Salary: negotiable

Senior Associate - Dispute Resolution (Construction Litigation) Sandton

 Introduction

Global Law firm is searching for a Senior Associate to join their team. The candidate will be expected to work with Clients locally and internationally, Counsel, Correspondent Attorneys and Sheriffs, as well as be involved in and manage elements of Pre-Litigation and Litigation processes (such as applications, actions, Arbitrations and Appeals). The Candidate must have significant experienced in Construction Related Disputes.

 Duties & Responsibilities

 Consulting with clients and/or counsel Giving high quality legal advice to clients
 Discussing complex legal issues with clients, attorneys and administrative personnel
 Analysing probable outcomes based on legal precedents
 Attending to legal research
 Interpreting laws, rules and regulations
 Drafting legal opinions
 Drafting pleadings and correspondence
 Gathering and compiling evidence
 Participating in the interview of witnesses
 Preparing cases for trial or arbitration
 Maintaining the confidentiality of legal documents and client records
 Litigating in civil courts, tribunals and arbitration
 Building and maintaining relationships with clients
 Assisting directors with preparation of training and/or other presentations and articles, and where necessary delivering said presentations
 Undertaking the legal work to the highest professional and client care standards

 The successful candidate will be expected to travel and work outside South Africa on a regular basis

 Desired Experience & Qualification

SA qualified and admitted attorney
At least 3 years post article experience in commercial dispute resolution

Post qualification is desirable, Masters, etc

Significant experienced in construction related disputes, locally and internationally
Court and arbitration experience is preferable (required)
A thorough knowledge of the procedural requirements of civil litigation and arbitration
Passion for litigation

Experience with JBCC/Fidic/ NEC Agreements

Experience in International Construction matters
Keen to learn and grow
The ability to self-regulate
The ability to work as a member of a team
Being proactive in achieving goals and exceeding goals
Going the extra mile
Ability to work long hours when necessary
Ability to work well under pressure without compromising work quality or standards
Ability to handle high volumes and many matters as well as meet deadlines with the view to adding value to the client by delivering the required results
Ability to produce consistent high quality work
Display honesty and integrity at all times
Ability to communicate well in writing and verbally, with good presentation skills
Being proactive in marketing yourself, the team and the firm

Package & Remuneration

Market related

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Location: Rosebank, Johannesburg
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary type: Annual
Salary: negotiable

Project Engineer: Civil – Mining – Northern Cape

 Our client is a large international mining company with operations across Africa. They are looking for a qualified Project Engineer: Civil to join their dynamic team in the Northern Cape.

Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible from start to completion of the civil infrastructure
  • Testing and commissioning
  • Hold meetings with all relevant parties to keep them up to date on the progress
  • Attend to any problems when required
  • Ensure standards are always maintained
  • Review designs and suggest improvements when required

 Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience
  • Project experience is a necessity
  • Management experience
  • Project management and project execution experience in the mining environment
  • Plant / Mining Operational experience
  • Contractor management experience – ability to manage the contractor companies
  • Must have managed projects of significant budget / size (Large brown fields projects or green field projects)

 

This is 24 months fixed term contract.

Salary is market related.

 

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Location: Aggeneys - Northern Cape
Job type: Contract
Emp type: Full-time
Pay interval: Hourly
Pay rate: negotiable

Project Lead Engineer: Electrical, Instrumentation & Control – Mining – Northern Cape

Our client is a large international mining company with operations across Africa. They are looking for a qualified Electrical Instrumentation & Control Engineer to join their dynamic team in the Northern Cape.

The role of Project Lead Engineer – Electrical, Instrumentation and Control is accountable for managing all Electrical, Instrumentation and Control activities for the Project with main focus on the Process Plant.

An individual with a relevant tertiary qualification in Electrical Engineering, Instrumentation and Control Engineering or equivalent, coupled with 12-15 years’ experience in design and construction of a large mining project, including Process Plant and related infrastructure, is required.

Experience in power transmission and distribution, designing and successful commissioning of a highly automated plant, is a further necessity. 

The incumbent should have demonstrable experience in handling EPC contracts from Client’s side and bringing large projects in time, budget and within the scope.

The role involves responsibilities ranging from detailed engineering work, following up on manufacturing with vendors, inspections and quality control, installation / erection, commissioning, PG testing, final hand-over and contract closure.

Key responsibilities for the position include:

  • Contribute to the overall success of the Project with a specific focus across the Electrical, Instrumentation and Control stream and related functions, by successfully managing the implementation of the Electrical, Instrumentation and Control stream within scope, time and budget.
  • Coordinating with all the relevant project members, consultants, Contractors/EPC parties and stakeholders involved in the Electrical, Instrumentation and Control stream and follow contract management best practice as per the company policy.
  • Developing the objectives/ programme of work for the Electrical, Instrumentation and Control stream and assigning individual responsibilities to ensure the completion of each job/contract within the required timeline, budget and agreed specifications.
  • Financial / Budget Control in terms of Electrical, Instrumentation and Control activities.
  • Risk management.
  • Legal compliance.
  • SHE management and compliance.

Candidates must have the following experience:

  • Applicable Engineering qualification (B Eng / B Tech)
  • Postgraduate qualifications are desirable
  • Project management and project execution experience in the mining environment
  • Plant / Mining Operational experience
  • Contractor management experience (total contractor employees on site estimate 1200, no need to manage the employees, must manage the contractor companies)
  • Must have managed projects of significant budget / size (Large brown fields projects or green field projects), not small stay in business projects.

 

This is a 2 year Fixed Term Contract.

Salary offered is market related.

 

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Location: Aggeneys - Northern Cape
Job type: Contract
Emp type: Full-time
Pay interval: Hourly
Pay rate: negotiable