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Head: Audit (Credit Model Validation)

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A leading financial institution is seeking a Head: Audit (Credit Model Validation) for a leading financial institution. Your ability to operate at a senior and strategic level, along with providing risk-based assurance to ensure that effective risk management practices are implemented.


  • Support the periodic assessments of the outcomes of internal audit work to appropriate governing bodies, including the GAC, Board Risk Committee, Executive IT Committee (EITCO) and Group IT Committee (GITCO)
  • Report on the overall effectiveness of the governance, risk and internal control framework of the Group
  • Comply with regulatory and corporate governance expectations of internal audit functions
  • Report significant issues related to the processes for controlling the activities of the Group, including potential improvements to those processes
  • Report periodically on the progress of the audit plan delivery
  • Maintain and report on whether GIA has sufficient professional audit staff with knowledge, skills, experience and professional qualifications to meet the requirements of the GIA Charter and audit plan
  • Have in place a robust process to follow-up management’s agreed actions to address issues raised by GIA
  • Accountable for the delivery and measurable performance of their respective portfolio, including audit plan delivery
  • Apply judgement to provide an overall audit opinion on the system of internal financial controls of the Group
  • Provide insights from the outcomes of internal audit work to appropriate governing bodies
  • Maintain an open and constructive relationship as a Trusted Advisor with senior internal and external stakeholders including Institute of Internal Audit, SARB, External Audit and Business Executives



  • A bachelor's degree in Accounting or related


  • 8 - 10 years Credit and/or Banking experience in a Risk / Audit role
  • Banking experience, inclusive of client facing experience (preferably)
  • Ability to operate at a Senior level
  • Leadership experience leading teams

Technical / Professional Knowledge

  • Governance, Risk and Controls
  • Principles of project management
  • Regulatory, Legal and Economics Principles
  • Relevant software and systems knowledge
  • Risk management process and frameworks
  • Institute of Internal Auditors standards
  • Internal audit policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of relevant Legislation e.g. Banks Act, King III, Companies Act, BASEL - advanced

Behavioural Competencies

  • Building Partnerships
  • Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Guiding Team Success
  • Driving for Results

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

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Banking/Finance And Investment

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Geographic Location

Gauteng - JHB North