Aspen: Group Internal Auditor

Posted on :

9 Oct, 2013

Category :

Accounting Jobs in South Africa

Specific Outcomes/ Accountability
Effective utilization of resources to keep processes cost effective.
All queries are followed up and resolved in the shortest possible timeframe within policy framework.
A professional attitude is displayed when responding to a customer’s needs.
Methods for improving customer services are proposed, developed and continuously updated.
Internal and external customers are constantly updated as to the progress of their queries.

Continuous Improvement Processes:

Determine the accuracy and validity of financial transactions.
Evaluate financial and operational procedures for adequacy of internal controls and provide advice and guidance on control aspects of new policies, system processes and procedures.
Verify the existence of the organization assets and ensure the proper safeguards are maintained to protect them from loss.
Determine the level of compliance with the organizations policies and procedures and statutory law and regulations.
Co-ordinate audit efforts and provide assistance to external auditors.
Investigate financial misconduct.
Facilitate risk assessment to determine and identify the significant risks facing the organization and reviewing and confirming the controls are in place to mitigate the risks down to acceptable levels.
Drawing up internal audit programs to test the controls relating to the various identified risks.
Determine the effectiveness of the controls or group of controls relating to each of the risks.
Prepare risk management and control deviation reports identifying the specific actions required of management to improve and manage / control of the risk.
Assist management to automate and incorporate risk management into the business practice.
Ascertain the effectiveness and efficiency of the organization in accomplishing its mission and identify operational opportunities for cost savings and increased returns.


Learning and Growth:

Information is gathered about development needs.
Training and development is negotiated with manager.
Learning solutions are identified, proposed and implemented according to ongoing personal and team development plans.
Best practice is encouraged to ensure expertise.
Up skilling and multiskilling are co-ordinated in line with staff development.
Up-skilling and multiskilling co-ordinated in line with staff development.
Travel locally and internationally (ad hoc).

Planning skills.
Conflict resolution.
Time management.
Problem solving.
Analytical skills.
Listening skills.
Service Orientation.
Decision making skills.
Coaching skills.
Computer literacy.
Communication skills.
Report writing skills.
IR skills.
Auditing skills.
Organising skills.
Negotiation skills.
Presentation skills.
Facilitation skills.
Business reporting.
Strategy planning.
Accuracy/Attention to detail.
Customer focussed.
Interpersonal sensitivity.
Logical thinking.
Information seeking.
Enquiring Mind.
Accurate self perception.
Self development orientation.
Cultural sensitivity.
Business acumen.

Business processes and systems
Principles of business process re-engineering.
Business policies and procedures.
Local and International business trends.
Personnel management/development.
SA Legislation BCEA, EEA, LRA, Constitution, Pharmaceutical Act).
Principles of Good governance (King 2).
Control Frameworks Turnbull, COSO).
Financial/Accounting principles (IFRS).
Data interrogation techniques.
IT controls evaluation techniques and methodologies.
Knowledge of Business.
Knowledge of processes.
Policy and procedure.
Finance knowledge.
System knowledge.
Product knowledge.
Industry knowledge.
Equipment knowledge.
Career pathing.
Good Governance knowledge.
Risk based internal auditing techniques and methodologies.
Financial and accounting principles.
Good corporate governance and risk management principles.
Fraud prevention and detection techniques and methodologies.
IIA Standards, Code of Ethics and Professional Practices Frameworks.
Education and Experience:

Relevant Tertiary financial qualification : CA (SA), CTA, BCom Honours, CIA.

CA qualification – an advantage.
Completed articles.
Membership of a recognised professional audit body is desirable.
Minimum 3 years commercial experience – Pharmaceutical/Chemical industry working experience an advantage.
Minimum 2 years Internal/external Audit experience (Big 4 Audit Firm an advantage).
Computer literate : Internal Audit/Risk Management software, MS Office
Project management experience.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Salary: Market Related

Type: Permanent

AA Position: No

Work Level: Management

Branch: Eastern Cape – Port Elizabeth


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