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IT Audit Specialist: Group Internal Audit

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A leading financial services group is seeking an IT Audit Specialist within Group Internal Audit to execute audit assignments independently in specialist technical and general controls areas. The successful incumbent will take full responsibility for assignment planning, fieldwork, reporting and client interaction / client relationship management.


  • Supervision of audit engagement teams (Junior IT Auditors) ensuring that audit engagements are completed according to predefined audit schedules and deadlines.
  • Take full responsibility for team setup, supervision and review and sign off of audit deliverables and workpapers. Including staff performance appraisals per assignment.
  • Timely delivery of audit assignments while adhering to the company’s Internal Audit methodologies and quality requirements.
  • Draft audit reports discussed and agreed with Management, with appropriate comments and target dates obtained.
  • Assisting with drafting Risk Forum and Audit Committee reports and control conclusion summaries per process audited.
  • Supervision of junior staff in technical security audits in the following areas: Operating system reviews (Windows/ AIX / Solaris / RedHat Linux), Database reviews (Oracle/ SQL/ DB2/ Network, Firewall and Router reviews. Sybase), General controls reviews (Change management, logical access controls, etc.), Build and maintain effective client relationships, Assist the Senior Internal Business Auditors with application audits / reviews.
  • Assist the Internal Audit Management team with: Performance evaluations of internal auditors; Strategy execution, etc and Training and Development.
  • Assist with annual planning, providing input into the annual IT audit plans for the respective businesses.


  • Graduate studies, with a relevant professional qualification (CISA, CA or CIA) and minimum 5 years relevant IT Audit experience.
  • Basic knowledge of financial services.
  • Good understanding of the auditing disciplines.
  • Understand all auditing standards as it relates to assignment execution.
  • Thorough understanding of the CobiT methodology
  • Detailed knowledge on how to perform a control adequacy review (CAR) and how to draw up audit programmes.
  • Technical expertise on operating systems (Windows and AIX), Databases (Oracle, DB2, SQL or Sybase).
  • Experience in performing general controls reviews.
  • Experience in performing security audits on Firewalls, Routers and vulnerability scanning.

Kindly note that if you do not hear back from us within two weeks, kindly consider your application unsuccessful.

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Banking/Finance And Investment

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Geographic Location

Gauteng - JHB North