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Senior Data Audit Specialist

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A leading insurance group is currently seeking an individual to assume the role of Senior Audit Specialist: Data. The successful incumbent will be responsible for executing internal audit methodologies using a guided risk-based audit approach when performing allocated internal auditing duties across all the organisation and functions with a high focus on data analytics and data governance.


  • Conduct engagements in accordance with approved Internal audit methodologies.
  • Ensure appropriate audit file documentation and reporting templates are used.
  • Manage time in line with the allocated budget and communicate any potential delays or overruns.
  • Identify, monitor and communicate overruns and inefficiencies.
  • Monitor and collate time sheets.
  • Coordinate and attend team kick-off and debriefing meetings.
  • Apply continuous improvement principles and identify opportunities for change.
  • Contribute to the development of reporting and audit file templates.
  • Setting up engagement with audit team.
  • Give guidance to fellow team members.
  • Prepare process analyses documentation.
  • Prepare data analytics audit program that is aligned to the Risk and Control matrix of the Audit.
  • Conduct data analytics fieldwork using relevant tools incl. IDEA and SQL.
  • Develop data analytic scripts for continuous improvement monitoring purposes.
  • Draft business understanding documents and related flow charts of allocated scope area ready for Audit/Assistant Audit Manager review.
  • Contribute to the preparation of the audit programme.
  • Conduct fieldwork and testing to the required standard.
  • Build mutually beneficial relationships with stakeholders.
  • Manage all client interactions for allocated areas of scope.
  • Ensure thorough understanding of the business environment, strategy, challenges and risks as well as prevailing legislation and emerging industry trends.
  • Provide direction to the junior team members in executing the organisation’s internal audit plan.
  • Build a high-performance team through coaching and mentoring.
  • Promote a culture of continuous learning.


  • Relevant 3 year Bachelor Degree (B.Comm IT / B.Sc IT).
  • B.Comm IT / B.Sc IT Honours would be advantageous.
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) would be beneficial.
  • Must have 3 to 5 years internal or external audit experience, with at least 3 years data analytics experience.

Kindly note, if you have not heard from us within two weeks of your application please consider it unsuccessful.

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Gauteng - JHB North