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Junior Product Owner- Financial Statements

The purpose of the Product Owner – Public Sector role is to enable and achieve team delivery of public sector software and content. The Product Owner acts as the bridge between the business and the development team and works closely with the Product Manager and clients to understand the vision and requirements for the product and develop the necessary Agile oriented artefacts to ensure that these are met.
The Product Owner has a deep understanding of software development practices and techniques, as well as world-class user experiences. The incumbent demonstrates a strong ability to lead and has a shared responsibility to ensure that the appropriate product is developed in the most optimal way.

If you want to:

  • Analysing feature specifications to understand the requirements in more detail;
  • Create user stories with the required level of detail (description and acceptance criteria etc.) for the team to efficiently plan and execute.
  • Perform the review of the signed off user stories for accuracy and completeness;
  • Question and critically assess the effectiveness of current template development methods and principles and provide suggestions for improvements; and
  • Participate in all Agile ceremonies as part of the team, and own that the team engages at all levels for effective collaboration;
  • Successful execution of working content and software by coordinating with all stakeholders across the release value-chain in an Agile manner – Product Development, Product Manager(s), Content Owner, and Third Parties;
  • Management of the team product backlog to align with the product roadmap; and
    Participation in key activities that compliment success in every Program Increment.
  • Drive efficiency in delivery by resolving challenges that may impact successful delivery; and
  • Partnering with Scrum Master(s), fellow Product Owner(s) and other team members to identify potential risks.
  • Ownership and delivery of quality product(s);
    Own the final sign-off of user stories after the teams’ Definition of
  • Done (DOD) is met;
  • Collaboration with client facing functions to resolve client issues in driving customer success; and
  • Execution of client informed feedback, feature requests and improvement in the product backlog.
  • Collaborate with the Product Manager on the Training of internal staff (Sales, Marketing, Consulting, Support) on content and value delivery for each product release; and
  • Supporting the go-to-market execution by collaborating with Product Manager(s) and other stakeholders in the business.
  • Maintain effective communication with relevant teams (Support, Training and Consulting etc) to identify and act on real-time customer insight to inform compelling customer experience interventions

And you have:

  • 2-3 years’ experience in using Caseware Working Papers and being familiar with at least one of the following Templates:
    IFRS, IFRS for SME, SAIPA, GRAP, mSCOA, MCS.
  • Experience working in cross-functional teams.
  • 1-2 years’ experience as a Financial Reporting Specialist or Financial Manager with Financial Reporting experience, specifically in GRAP and/or IFRS and/or IFRS for SME.
  • 1-2 years’ experience in a leadership role.
  • Experience with public sector financial reporting software and methodologies.
  • Client facing experience.
  • Experience using accounting and/or financial software systems
  • A technical background (in software development) is not a prerequisite, but a plus.

And these essential skills:

  • Passionate about Financial Reporting software.
  • Knowledge of and/or exposure to working in an Agile manner.
  • Intermediate to advanced MS Excel skills (with basic control and logical operations).
  • Experience with the below tools is not essential, but would be advantageous: Jira, Confluence,  Aha!, Slack,
    Facilitation skills.
  • Business processes skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Collaborative team player
  • Proactive
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Organized and systematic
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem identifying and problem-solving skills.
  • Solid experience working with Caseware Working Papers or equivalent financial reporting software package, with a technical inclination to understand how the software works “under the hood”.
  • Understanding and ability to strategically think about client compliance needs by understanding their business and key risks.
  • Ability to address compliance issues in new, efficient, and innovative ways.
  • Understanding of various business processes and methodologies.

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