MTN Senior Auditor IT Job Vacancy

Posted on :

9 Jul, 2013

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Job Mission:
To provide business with consulting services on the effectiveness of controls in computerised and related manual systems either operating or in the process of development and to perform professional IT audit work individually or as part of a team in order to review the goals, objectives and impact of a variety of economic, financial and managerial programs in conformance with company policy and procedures and IIA standards of professional practice

KPA Duties:
Task Complexity: Operational Planning • Align operational targets to business strategy • Consider the long term (1-2 years) implications of actions from a broad perspective • Consider the impact of solutions on other areas of the business, as well as the interdependency of units • Drive best practice, continuous improvement and innovation at process and procedure level • Construct, fine-tune and recommend methods, processes and systems to enhance effectiveness and meet organisational goals • Identify and analyse causes of uneconomic and inefficient practices and assess potential alternatives to yield better results • Examine and ascertain the reliability of information systems in terms of input, processing and output • Ensure that systems comply with statutory regulations, generally accepted accounting principles, adequate financial controls, established company plans and procedures and IIA guidelines for professional internal audit practice • Audit the development of information systems that are able to detect and report on irregularities to reduce the potential for fraud • Prepare planning activities for audits, projects and computer system reviews assigned • Provide input into Audit Coverage Plan by assisting in determining audit priorities, by evaluating and comparing potential business and IT related risks. Operational Implementation • Provide technical assistance to audit staff members in the effective discharge of their duties • Develop audit objectives for conducting of audit projects • Perform and/or manage audits of IT systems and processes to validate the design and operating effectiveness of the following control areas: o Application Controls; o Information Security including Logical and Physical Access; o Change Management/System Development Life Cycle; o Disaster Recovery Reviews; o Pre/Post implementation reviews; o IT Project Management; o Project Governance; o IT Risk Management (i.e. Planning and Organisation); o Data Migration reviews; o Data Quality Reviews; o Business Process Mapping reviews; o IT Acquisition and Implementation; and o Information technology systems and infrastructures process and control reviews. • Support the Business Risk Management department (Internal Audit, Forensic and Risk management) with the performance of audits which include IT elements. • Liaise with External Auditors as required • Plan and agree the scope and timing of the IT Audit assignments • Conduct a preliminary survey of the area being audited • Agree audit objectives with client management • Execute IT Audit Assignments in accordance with the IIA and International Governance Frameworks (i.e. COBIT, ITIL etc.) • Conduct meetings with MTN employees across all levels as required • Report audit findings and make recommendations to improve operations, reduce costs and add value • Evaluate data compiled during audit projects and prepare reports on conditions found • Present findings and recommendations concerning programs audited to management • Coordinate audit activities with data processing and other departments to secure programming and computer time • Perform statistical analyses of data (e.g. CAATS) • Follow-up audit reports to ascertain that action is taken on agreed action plans • Serve as liaison with management in disciplines related to assigned expertise • Keep current with audit techniques and principles • Review and ensure the safety and security of operating information transacted through IT equipment or systems • Perform or assist in the performance of special reviews at the request of senior management. • Sourcing, administration and use of Internal audit tools. • Make oral or written presentations to management during and at the conclusion of the audit, discussing deficiencies, recommending corrective action and suggesting improvements in information and related technological operations. • Manage the audit findings repository. • Stay informed about systems activity throughout the company in order to develop a comprehensive audit plan that helps ensure cost effective internal controls and security is in place, to protect the company’s information assets. • Ensure the audit function has access to and can make effective use of information technology in carrying out its mission. • Evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of managements’ controls over activities, compliance of the clients with policies, processes, procedure and regulations, adequacy of measures to safeguard assets, and reliability of the information and procedures generated and in a manner consistent with good business practices. • Prepare and/or review audit work papers to support the audit scope and reports and ensure that they are properly documented and filed for future references. • Produce and communicate status of audit work with fellow team members and senior manager relative to milestones, open issues and client management acceptance. • Effectively communicate audit status and issues in kick-off, interim and exit meeting. Consulting • Provide a consulting service to business on effectiveness of controls in computerised and related manual systems either operational or in the process of development • Consult with business clients to improve processes • Identify opportunities for increasing operational efficiencies and strengthening management controls • Maintain relationship with senior management of assigned functional/business units to provide a value added service. • Perform risk identification of business operations to assess potential problems or control weaknesses and provide guidance on how to address identified shortcomings on an ad-hoc basis • Facilitation of internal or external presentations (i.e. IT risk assessment). Supervisory / Leadership / Managerial Complexity: • Manage relationships with BRM team members • Encourage professionalism, loyalty and commitment to the organization • Communicate actively and effectively resolving any potential conflicts that may arise • Have the self-insight and flexibility to adapt to different situations • Manage boundaries that separate units in order to optimise workflow • Live the MTN Brand – change and influence employees behaviour

• A relevant BSC or BComm Degree – e.g. Computer Science, Information Systems • Certification – CISA, CIA (or working towards it)
• 4-5 years applicable auditing experience in Information Systems, internal and/or external auditing or information systems auditing environment • A strong background in auditing and risk management procedures
Knowledge: • MTN products and services • Market research • Broad knowledge of the industry • Understanding the regulated environment • An understanding of the MTN business • Thorough knowledge and understanding of risk management, control and auditing methodologies • Flowcharting • Standards for Professional Practice of Internal Auditing • IT Auditing principles • IT applications and databases Skills / physical competencies: • Feedback skills • Relationship skills – to build relationships to facilitate efficient workflow • Scanning skills – to search for new ideas, trends and principles • Strong “can-do“ attitude combined with an ability to use minimum resources to get maximum outputs • Systems thinking – understanding the “big picture” • Business acumen –understanding of the business as a whole • Negotiation skills • Analytical skills • Planning skills • Conflict management skills • Communication skills –written and verbal • Influencing skills • Time management, specifically the ability to prioritise • People skills – creating and nurturing the tone of the internal culture • Flexibility – the ability to adapt and change in the light of changing circumstances / new information • Culture diversity management skills • Stress management skills • Risk management skills • Presentation skills • Ability to work with conflicting objectives • Ability to work with deadlines in a deadline-driven environment • Crisis management skills Behavioural qualities: • Professionalism • Positive attitude • Assertive – being tough when necessary without fear or favour • Confidence, courage and conviction – challenging the status quo and breaking down silo barriers to performance, and overcoming resistance to change • Resilience – to repeatedly challenge despite setbacks and resistance • Proactivity and initiative – to introduce ongoing changes to maximise productivity and influence the future • Focused and priority driven – staying focused amidst the multiple demands and expectations • Innovative • Accuracy • Attention to detail • Highly driven and motivated individual, with strong personal presence, integrity and resilience • Decisive • Action-oriented, self starter • Diplomacy and tact • Relationship builder – strong people focus • Operate with integrity (high ethics) • Pressure tolerance • Consultative • Inquisitive • Perseverance • Team-orientation • Ability to take initiative and work both in isolation and be a team player • Objective • Independent

Vacancy Summary

Reference No IRC114026
Position Type Permanent
Affirmative Action Y
Salary –
Additional • Flexible working hours • Flexibility to travel (local / international) • Constant pressure to meet extremely tight deadlines

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Deadline: 18/07/2013

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