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Senior Internal Auditor CIA

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Our client in the logistics and supply chain industry is seeking to employ a Senior Internal Auditor CIA to provide strategic direction, manage and execute the Internal Audit activity, coordinate specific processes to support the implementation and execution of the Internal Audit plan, conducting, compiling and presenting internal audit reviews.


  • The role requires specific attention to operational and financial controls reviews
  • Monitoring compliance, preparing and presenting audit findings and recommendations and providing assurance of compliance with statutory requirements, policies and procedures in line with the Institute of Internal Auditors standards and the organisation’s policies and procedures.
  • Establish, manage, maintain and promote the standing and image of the Internal Audit Department
  • Jointly develop, maintain and execute Internal Audit policies and procedures
  • Jointly develop, maintain and execute strategic and operational risk-based audit plans
  • Jointly develop and implement a quality assurance and improvement programme in line with the quality standards of the Internal Audit department
  • Perform system descriptions and assess business risk, as well as knowledge in conducting risk assessments
  • Jointly develop and execute the audit engagement plan and audit engagement programme (risk and controls matrix) to meet the objectives of the Internal Audit engagement
  • Execute the planned audits alone and hold meetings and discussions with management and senior executives
  • Have knowledge on how to audit in a business environment where there are no detailed step by step policies and procedures
  • Jointly communicate the results of the Internal Audit engagements to the relevant stakeholders, management and senior executives
  • Manage and review the Internal Audit engagement outcome
  • Draft the Internal audit Report in respect of the Internal Audit engagements performed and discuss the reportable findings with management to facilitate obtaining management comments and management remediation plans
  • Be conversant with auditing a number of key areas (relevant business cycles – Financial and Operational) in the business and hold discussions with operational staff, management and executive on how best these can be improved
  • Understand how to identify fraud red flags or fraud indicators
  • Jointly assess management remediation plans in respect of findings identified and monitor implementation progress thereof
  • Be able to learn and understand the unique transactions and accounting systems used in the businesses of the division, as well as the ability to develop a quick understanding of business operations and transactions within the businesses of the division
  • Jointly train, coach, develop and mentor Internal Audit staff members
  • Assist with the preparation of the quarterly Audit Committee pack, including the Internal Audit Report within the Audit Committee pack for the purposes of the audit committee meetings
  • Where applicable, jointly coordinate the activities of the Internal Audit with those of other third-party assurance providers
  • Where possible, utilise data analytics and data analytical applications in the execution of Internal audit filed work to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the work performed by Internal Audit
  • Continuous professional development and updating of technical knowledge to ensure continued competence
  • Continually sell internal audit to management and other stakeholders and demonstrate the value that internal audit is adding or is able to add
  • Conduct research or developments in corporate governance, risk management and internal audit and educate and support management on the new developments 
  • Assist management with ad-hoc tasks and requests
  • Perform a supporting role to the businesses Internal Audit Manager/s



  • BCom degree in accounting or BTech Internal Audit: and
  • BCom Honours degree in Accounting or Honours degree Internal Auditing: and
  • Completed articles or qualified Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) with completed traineeship


  • Exposure to and experience in a variety of business types or sectors, such as services, manufacturing, industrial etc.
  • Exposure to different aspects of the business environment – risk, control and improvement focus
  • Qualified CIA with completed traineeship
  • It would be preferable for the candidate to have around 5 years relevant audit experience (internal and external audit experience)

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of King III and King IV code of corporate Governance
  • Excellent report writing, presentation and communication skills
  • MS Office suite and the aptitude to work and interrogate various other application systems
  • Understanding and knowledge of Internal Financial Reporting Standards
  • Understanding and knowledge of International Standards of Auditing
  • Understanding and knowledge of Internal Audit Standards
  • Detailed understanding key operational and financial controls; and
  • Ability to perform business process reengineering

 Competencies and Key Attributes

  • Positive, self-motivated and independent person, who can work without constant supervision, both on his or her own and needs to know when to contact others for assistance
  • Needs to enjoy what he or she is doing and should preferably be comfortable with being in Internal Audit in the medium term
  • Must be able to handle stress, pay attention to detail and pride himself or herself on quality work
  • Be able to work under pressure and run a number of tasks or projects at the same time as well as have the ability to plan and prioritise
  • The incumbent must be able to work effectively to meet deadlines
  • Must have proven internal audit skills
  • Must have the ability to identify and assess business risks
  • Be impartial, unbiased and objective
  • Be assertive, decisive, diplomatic, tactful and be able to take a stand to defend personal views and opinions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to interact at all levels (meetings are held with senior executives of various operational clusters, audit committee members and CEO and CFO of the Division)
  • Good business acumen
  • Must be presentable, professional and confident
  • Must be focused and disciplined
  • Target or results driven with a sense of urgency to get things done
  • Strong attention to detail, methodical and analytical
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Must be willing to and be able to travel (and spend approximately 35% of the time out of town)
  • Be flexible and be able to adapt to varying environments and cultures that exist in each operational cluster or business unit
  • Be innovative and constantly seek improved ways to audit efficiently in a manner that will suit the organisational environment and culture


The position in in Rivonia, Sandton based but will involve travelling as most of the companies within the division operate nationally, with head offices based in the Johannesburg, Midrand or Centurion area. Travelling would on average comprise an estimated 35% time out of town, with some months being slightly higher while other months would be lower depending on the locations identified for audit in the annual Internal Audit Plan

A drivers license and own reliable transport in the form of a vehicle will be required to enable travel to and from audit locations.

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

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Geographic Location

Gauteng - JHB North