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Internal Audit Manager: SEM South: Group Internal Audit

Title: Internal Audit Manager: SEM South: Group Internal Audit

Area: Johannesburg

Brief Description :

Amazing opportunity for a CA (SA) to join South African's Market leader in the General Insurance.

This International Financial Services Company offers a lot of career growth and would put you on the forefront of Corporate Finance.


* Chartered Accountant South Africa (CA) SA
* 3 - 5 years of auditing experience of which 2 years have been on a supervisory level. (Life Insurance experience will be an advantage)
* Diploma/Degree in Internal Auditing or related subjects plus 7 years' experience

Experience, Skills and Competencies Requirements

* Understand the professional guidance for internal auditors.
* Understand the objectives and basic process flow of major business processes within a financial services company.
* Understand the King Codes on Corporate Governance and its recommendations as it specifically relates to internal audit and risk management.
* Understand of governance and risk management practices and being able to advise on these areas.

Understand internal control including (but not limited to the following):

* Knowledge on how to perform a systems review and how to draw up an audit programme.
* Understand the role of control models.
* Understand sampling.
* Understand basic IT general controls and being able to lead IT integration on an application level.
* Understand basic "project auditing".

Other requirements

- A minimum of 8 weeks of travelling (minimum requirement for all audit manager roles).

Job Description :

Audit planning - Align the audit effort with the strategy, objectives and emerging risks of the Cluster.

* Perform overall risk analysis of the cluster.
* Design an overall audit plan that is aligned with the risk profile and strategic objectives of the business.
* Negotiate and contract the annual audit plan and budget with senior management and the audit committee.
* Regular communication to the EXCO members.
* Understand sources and trends in profits and profit drivers influencing it.

Execution of the annual audit plan and developing audit plans for new clients.

* Staff scheduling.
* Guidance on risk and control analysis.
* Approve audit programmes.
* General quality assurance on audit assignments.
* Guidance during the performance of ad-hoc audit requests.
* Provide guidance as to the practical implementation of the methodology.
* Integration with external audit requirements as appropriate.

Communication and reporting

* Rating of audit findings and obtain management comments on Priority 1 and 2 audit observations.
* Drafting, issuing and discussing audit management letters.
* Drafting of Financial and Risk Committee audit reports and attendance of these Committees.
* Timely communication with senior management of changes to audit plans as well as significant audit observations.
* Follow-up previous audit observations
* Overall conclusion on control environments

Client and Assurance relationships and networking

* Regular discussions with senior management regarding focus areas, progress with strategies and emerging and existing risks.
* Liaise with external auditors, risk management, forensics and compliance to ensure assurance provision is optimised for the client.

Staff management

* Skills development and coaching.
* Staff management (performance evaluations, training & development, etc.)
* Provide input methodology and other best practices by performing the necessary research and maintaining/obtaining topical knowledge.
* Focussed team meetings.
* Creation of a learning culture.
* Achievement of employment equity targets.
* Effective successor planning.

Departmental initiatives

* Fully support and implement departmental strategies including the standards for audit delivery.

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