IT Audit Senior Manager
PreBless Group
Durban, South Africa
10h ago
source : Executive Placements

Audit planning

  • Conduct research and ensure an adequate understanding of the auditees business environment including risks that may potentially affect the audit process
  • Discuss the identified risks with the audit team and come up with procedures to mitigate risks
  • Discuss the audit objectives, audit approach, focus areas and criteria with the audit team in line with companys methodology.
  • Ensure the audit is capacitated with the skills and expertise required.
  • Plan and scope the audit assignment effectively. Allocate resources, define deadlines and ensure appropriate project management is implemented and monitored.
  • Ensure that appropriate audit components / sections are allocated to the audit team in line with their skill level and areas for development.
  • Facilitate engagement meetings (entrance engagement) with management of auditees to discuss the scope, focus areas, objectives, methodology and due dates and request management to provide the audit team with relevant contact names, policies and procedures and any other information to assist in conducting the audit successfully
  • Audit Execution

  • Coach the team and ensure that the audit is executed (planning, execution and reporting) within the required quality standards.
  • Regularly review audit working papers and
  • Ensure that TA''s are coached and trained to complete tasks and meet competencies.
  • Liaise with the management of the auditee on a regular basis through audit steering committee and audit committees.
  • Constantly engage with the engagement manager to provide updates on audit progress.
  • Audit reporting

  • Review the audit and management report to ensure that it is written in compliance with relevant audit and quality standards and discuss findings with SM
  • Accurately capture and update audit outcomes on the audit update software.
  • Review communication of audit findings and request for information.
  • Stakeholder engagements

  • Build strategic and value adding relationships with key stakeholders in the auditees to ensure support during the audit process
  • Liaise with key stakeholders at auditees to provide relevant information to ensure that oversight structures are empowered.
  • Assist in the preparation of presentations on audit reports to parliamentary committees
  • Liaise with private audit firms relating to contract out audits
  • People Management

  • Implement initiatives for creation of talent pipeline and succession planning
  • Addressing any people matters that may arise from the team
  • Manage performance (including poor performance) to ensure that the team is productive and will contribute to achievement of organisational goals
  • Provide on the job training, coaching, mentorship and support to the team
  • Ensure that Trainee Auditors receive adequate and relevant exposure on audit components to ensure compliance with SAICA requirements
  • Support the implementation of the People plan initiatives to attract and retain competent staff
  • Financial management

  • Provide inputs in compilation of the centre budget
  • Monitor own and team recoverability and manage resources to comply with budget targets.
  • Responsible to follow up with debtors, processing of invoices and monitoring of CWC budgets
  • Manage project financials including budgets, timely billing and collection and variance recognition
  • Ad-hoc duties Perform and / or manage other projects, tasks and assignments not stipulated on the job description as and when required
  • Skills, Experience & Education Auditing

    Technical understanding of audit environment, audit standard practices and reporting on audit outcomes

    Financial management

    Ability to plan and monitor the use of expenditure to meet organisational objectives and compliance. Ability to prepare and review budget documents or reports

    Business administration

    Knowledge of appropriate business practices and procedures. Ability to allocate resources, plan procurement and oversee budgets and contracts to ensure fiscal stability of the centre

    Project management

    Ability to provide oversight for projects and all related activities. Ability to establish a set of tasks and activities associated with an intended outcome and timeline and ensure that actions are implemented to achieve the desired results of the project


    Ability to document and communicate the scope of work and findings and recommendations in line with relevant reporting standards or guidelines

    Formal Education, Knowledge & Experience :

  • CA (SA) qualification / RGA / ACCA
  • Knowledge about PFMA
  • Accounting and Auditing legislation and standards or principles
  • Knowledge of IFRS accounting framework
  • Completed articles (3 years)
  • 2 years post articles experience
  • Experience of technical understanding of audit environment, audit standard practices and reporting on audit outcomes.
  • Experience in planning and monitoring the use of expenditure to meet organisational objectives and compliance.
  • Experience in budget preparation and reviewing budget documents or reports;
  • Experience in PFMA
  • Implementation of CAATS
  • Knowledge of IFRS accounting system
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