Assistant Audit Manager
Smith Garb & Associates
Johannesburg, South Africa
3d ago
source : Job Placements

Internal Audits and key projects

  • Manage and execute field audits (financial, clinical or operational) and ensuring that the deadlines and budgets are met
  • Compile adequate working papers, execute audit tests, conduct interviews, gather evidence and liaise regularly with business to provide information on the progress of the work
  • Perform audit procedures, including identifying and defining issues, developing criteria, reviewing and analysing evidence and documenting business processes and procedures
  • Assist the Internal Audit Manager to complete short and medium term planning, co-ordination, execution, management, evaluation and control of all audits (financial, operational and clinical) for the Group
  • Manage the audit team on the field audits that have been assigned
  • Direct the audit teams in conducting interviews, reviewing documents, composing reports and memorandums and preparing working papers
  • Direct the audit teams in the identification, development and documentation of audit issues and recommendations
  • Identify and analyse internal control breakdowns / deficiencies and trends and communicate these appropriately
  • Assist the Internal Audit Manager with planning, executing and reporting on Special Projects and investigations which may be assigned from time to time
  • Assist the Internal Audit Manager to manage / perform related work as assigned
  • Assist the Internal Audit Manager with the identification and evaluation of the organisations risk areas and oversees the development of the annual audit plan
  • Proactively provide input to the Audit Plan and suggesting changes to the Audit Plan based on emerging risks and changes as per the agile auditing methodology
  • Audit Reporting

  • Prepare and review audit reports and memorandums for sign off by the Internal Audit Manager
  • Budget Control

  • Monitor the audit budget
  • Risk management

  • Assist the Internal Audit Manager to highlight risk areas and provide assurance to the business that internal controls and processes are effective and operating as intended to safeguard all Group business operations and medical ethics in terms of people, assets, processes and systems
  • Assist the Internal Audit Manager to monitor key result areas of the internal audit department and ensure compliance
  • Quality control

  • Ensure that the planning of each audit is performed according to the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) standards and has the appropriate level of quality control to be appropriately closed
  • Best practice benchmarking

  • Keep up to date with technological and business changes in order to adjust audit methods so that they are always efficient and appropriate
  • Assist the Internal Audit Manager to present new audit methods at internal training sessions and share knowledge with team members to upskill the department and facilitate team building
  • Stakeholder relationship management

  • Liaise with all levels of management
  • Liaise closely with the Group Risk and Forensic departments to ensure that risks / issues identified by them are appropriately raised in the audit environment for consideration of control adequacy and effectiveness
  • Ensure that the objectivity and independence of the department and the consequent credibility are maintained at all times
  • Develop and maintain productive business, employee and management relationships through individual contacts and group meetings
  • People management

  • Provide ongoing training, coaching and supervision to the Senior Internal Auditors and Internal Auditors
  • Internal Audit experience in a listed company.

  • Minimum of 5 years experience (post articles) in a corporate Internal Audit capacity is essential, of which 3-5 years needs to have been spent in a Senior / supervisory role
  • Extensive knowledge of and skill in applying internal auditing and accounting principles and practices, and management principles and preferred business practices
  • Working experience of integrated Financial and Operational risk based auditing practices, methodologies, frameworks, global benchmarking tools, regulations and related technology aids
  • Experience in the correct selection, application and combination of auditing practices, tools and techniques to conduct operational, financial or clinical audits
  • SAP experience is highly essential
  • Ability to perform analytics using tools such as ACL
  • Additional technical skills will be highly advantageous to enable new / different audits to be performed
  • CA(SA) qualification essential

    Previous experience in a listed company essential

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