Head of Group Internal Audit
The Foschini Group
Cape Town North
4d ago

Position Description :

Head of Group Internal Audit

Responsible for leading the internal audit function within TFG to meet the vision and objectives as determined by the relevant stakeholders.

Responsibilities :

  • Demonstrates a clear commitment to the highest standards of integrity, professional and personal conduct and holds others to the same standards
  • Manage conflicts with stakeholders in finalising the audit findings
  • Manages multiple priorities
  • Determine resources (including people and systems) needed to ensure business needs are met
  • Supports teamwork by having a positive attitude
  • Able to lead the team through complex changes
  • Communicates effectively with stakeholders, customers, IA management team and staff (regarding strategy, plan, focus areas, etc.)
  • Develops and implements a flexible risk based annual audit plan aligned to the overall assurance framework
  • Manage stakeholder requirements and expectations iro of project scope and timelines
  • Plans and allocates resources to meet departmental goals
  • Approves planning memo for projects to commence (scope, objectives, budget and risks)
  • Evaluates and recommends assigns ad-hoc audit requests for approval
  • Ensures the quality of audit projects
  • Reviews draft and final report
  • Effectively communicates the audit issues and audit opinion
  • Escalates significant audit issues
  • Compile quarterly reports to the Board sub committees and present as required
  • Compile report and present to Executive Risk Management Committee
  • Provide input into Integrated Annual Report
  • Compile Reports to Quarterly Governance committee presentations (CEO and CFO) and present as required
  • Responsible for budget and projections relating to the specific cost centre
  • Performs monthly monitoring of actual expenses versus budget
  • Primary relationship : Assurance Management team members and internal audit team
  • Secondary relationship : Process owners
  • Attendance at Board subcommittee meetings as required
  • Ensures the quality and completeness of fieldwork
  • Conducts high impact / strategic advisory and assurance projects
  • Co-sourcing : responsible for managing the relationship, and approving the scope of engagements
  • Manage relationships with other assurance providers as relevant
  • Requirements :

  • CA (SA) or equivalent professional qualification
  • Membership of professional bodies such as ISACA, CIA (Desirable)
  • 8-10 years General Audit experience
  • 3 -5 years IT related Audit experience
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in managing a team
  • Minimum 5 years proven experience in contributing or participating in risk processes and GRC tools
  • 2 years’ experience of automated internal audit capabilities (Desirable)
  • Experience in listed environments (Desirable)
  • Experience working for a multi-national organisation (Desirable)
  • Competencies and behaviours for success :

  • Strong ability to persuade and influence others
  • Ability to formulate IA strategies, aligning it with business strategy
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively (interpersonal & presentation) at all levels
  • The ability to work pro-actively and independently
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills
  • High levels of accuracy
  • Good service-orientation mentality
  • Self-motivated and sets high standards of own performance.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Preference will be given, but not limited to candidates from designated groups in terms of the Employment Equity Act.

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