The Foschini Group
Cape Town North
4d ago

Position Description :

This is an opportunity to join a leading internal audit division within a highly successful international retail group. As a group function, the internal audit division works closely with other assurance functions to ensure aligned assurance across all regions and group functions, including operations, technology, finance, credit, etc.

In addition to the breadth of scope, the position provides deep insight across the Group affording ample opportunity to add significant value.

This position reports to the CAE who reports to the Head of Assurance. As part of the Aligned assurance team, the internal audit division works closely with the second line assurance providers.

Given the pivotal role of technology, this is a key role within the assurance team and requires significant collaboration with other group divisions, assurance providers, internal audit teams and outsourced / co-sourced assurance providers.

Responsibilities :

  • The IT audit manager is responsible for the planning, execution and reporting of the assurance activities for IT operations both locally and internationally, as part of the aligned assurance framework.
  • The incumbent will also serve as an advisor on key projects. Key functions include technical oversight, deep analysis of processes, gap identification and control improvement design.

  • Key performance areas are ensuring the quality of IT assurance activities, identifying opportunities for innovation and efficiencies, and being risk focussed.
  • Requirements :

  • Minimum a relevant professional qualification with CISA or CISSP; Ideally 4 to 6 years relevant experiences of which 2-4 years in a supervisory / management role
  • A broad knowledge and understanding of IT architectures and systems will be essential, as well as first-hand experience of major projects and / or system implementations.
  • The ability to manage and execute cyber security reviews is essential.

  • The applicant should be familiar with Microsoft applications, Active Directory, SQL and Oracle databases, cloud environments, networks, endpoint protection and cyber threats etc.
  • Exposure to COBIT, ITIL and NIST beneficial.
  • Competencies and behaviours for success :

  • The IT audit manager requires the superior analytical abilities, structured thought processes and strong (written and oral) communications skills.
  • The person should also be passionate about making a difference, add value to key IT processes and demonstrate the ability to be persuasive.

  • The ability to work independently with limited supervision, a resilient and optimistic approach to life and the desire to understand how and why things work are required.
  • The ability to relate IT risks back to business process risks to demonstrate the impact on TFG operations.
  • Preference will be given, but not limited to candidates from designated groups in terms of the Employment Equity Act.

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