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Senior Internal Auditor CIA

Job in Johannesburg - South Africa
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Company: Afrizan Personnel
Full Time position
Listed on 2021-04-24
Job specializations:
  • Accounting
    Accounting Clerk, Accounting Manager, Auditor, Staff Accountant
  • Finance
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Synopsis   Our client in the logistics and supply chain industry is seeking to employ a Senior Internal Auditor CIA to provide strategic direction, manage and execute the Internal Audit activity, coordinate specific processes to support the implementation and execution of the Internal Audit plan, conducting, compiling and presenting internal audit reviews.
Description    The role requires specific attention to operational and financial controls reviews  Monitoring compliance, preparing and presenting audit findings and recommendations and providing assurance of compliance with statutory requirements, policies and procedures in line with the Institute of Internal Auditors standards and the organisation’s policies and procedures.  Establish, manage, maintain and promote the standing and image of the Internal Audit Department  Jointly develop, maintain and execute Internal Audit policies and procedures  Jointly develop, maintain and execute strategic and operational risk-based audit plans  Jointly develop and implement a quality assurance and improvement programme in line with the quality standards of the Internal Audit department  Perform system descriptions and assess business risk, as well as knowledge in conducting risk assessments  Jointly develop and execute the audit engagement plan and audit engagement programme (risk and controls matrix) to meet the objectives of the Internal Audit engagement  Execute the planned audits alone and hold meetings and discussions with management and senior executives  Have knowledge on how to audit in a business environment where there are no detailed step by step policies and procedures  Jointly communicate the results of the Internal Audit engagements to the relevant stakeholders, management and senior executives  Manage and review the Internal Audit engagement outcome  Draft the Internal audit Report in respect of the Internal Audit engagements performed and discuss the reportable findings with management to facilitate obtaining management comments and management remediation plans  Be conversant with auditing a number of key areas (relevant business cycles – Financial and Operational) in the business and hold discussions with operational staff, management and executive on how best these can be improved  Understand how to identify fraud red flags or fraud indicators  Jointly assess management remediation plans in respect of findings identified and monitor implementation progress thereof  Be able to learn and understand the unique transactions and accounting systems used in the businesses of the division, as well as the ability to develop a quick understanding of business operations and transactions within the businesses of the division  Jointly train, coach, develop and mentor Internal Audit staff members  Assist with the preparation of the quarterly Audit Committee pack, including the Internal Audit Report within the Audit Committee pack for the purposes of the audit committee meetings  Where applicable, jointly coordinate the activities of the Internal Audit with those of other third-party assurance providers  Where possible, utilise data analytics and data analytical applications in the execution of Internal audit filed work to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the work performed by Internal Audit  Continuous professional development and updating of technical knowledge to ensure continued competence  Continually sell internal audit to management and other stakeholders and demonstrate the value that internal audit is adding or is able to add  Conduct research or developments in corporate governance, risk management and internal audit and educate and support management on the new developments   Assist management with ad-hoc tasks and requests  Perform a supporting role to the businesses Internal Audit Manager/s    

Requirements     Qualifications   BCom degree in accounting or BTech Internal Audit: and  BCom Honours degree in Accounting or Honours degree Internal Auditing: and  Completed articles or qualified Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) with completed traineeship    Experience   Exposure to and experience in a variety of business types or sectors, such as services, manufacturing, industrial etc.  Exposure to different aspects of the business environment – risk, control and improvement focus  Qualified CIA with completed traineeship  It would be preferable for the candidate to have around 5 years relevant audit experience (internal and external audit experience)   Knowledge and Skills   Knowledge of King III and King IV code of corporate Governance  Excellent report writing, presentation and communication skills  MS Office suite and the aptitude to work and interrogate various other application systems  Understanding and knowledge of Internal Financial Reporting Standards  Understanding and knowledge of International Standards of Auditing  Understanding and knowledge of Internal Audit Standards  Detailed understanding key operational and financial controls;


Ability to perform business process reengineering    Competencies and Key Attributes   Positive, self-motivated and independent person, who can work without constant supervision, both on his or her own and needs to know when to contact others for assistance  Needs to enjoy what he or she is doing and should preferably be comfortable with being in Internal Audit in the medium term  

Must be able to handle stress, pay attention to detail and pride himself or herself on quality work  Be able to work under pressure and run a number of tasks or projects at the same time as well as have the ability to plan and prioritise  The incumbent must be able to work effectively to meet deadlines  

Must have proven internal audit skills  

Must have the ability to identify and assess business risks  Be impartial, unbiased and objective  Be assertive, decisive, diplomatic, tactful and be able to take a stand to defend personal views and opinions  Excellent verbal and written communication skills  

Ability to interact at all levels (meetings are held with senior executives of various operational clusters, audit committee members and CEO and CFO of the Division)  Good business acumen  

Must be presentable, professional and confident  

Must be focused and disciplined  Target or results driven with a sense of urgency to get things done  Strong attention to detail, methodical and analytical  

Ability to work unsupervised  

Must be willing to and be able to travel (and spend approximately 35% of the time out of town)  Be flexible and be able to adapt to varying environments and cultures that exist in each operational cluster or business unit  Be innovative and constantly seek improved ways to audit efficiently in a manner that will suit the organisational environment and culture   Base   The position in in Rivonia, Sandton based but will involve travelling as most of the companies within the division operate nationally, with head offices based in the Johannesburg, Midrand or Centurion area.

Travelling would on average comprise an estimated 35% time out of town, with some months being slightly higher while other months would be lower depending on the locations identified for audit in the annual Internal Audit Plan   A drivers license and own reliable transport in the form of a vehicle will be required to enable travel to and from audit locations.
Kindly note, if you have not heard from us within two weeks of your application please consider it unsuccessful.
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