Chief Audit Executive

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Job description

Our client is looking to hire a Chief Audit Officer based in Johannesburg on a 5 year full-time employment contract.
Purpose of the Job
To manage and lead an effective, efficient, comprehensive, independent and objective internal audit services in respect of internal control systems, risk management, ethics and corporate governance, in accordance with the Treasury, PFMA, GAAP Accounting principles and International Standards for Professional Practice of Internal Auditing. To provide reasonable assurance to Management and the Board that there are effective internal controls in place.
Key Deliverables

  • Compile and manage Internal Audit Operations budget annually for approval by Exco and the Board in line with the PFMA and other appropriate legislative documentation.
  • Manage expenditure in line with approved parameters, and report variances as required in line with the PFMA and other appropriate legislative documentation.
  • Manage the identification and evaluation of the organisation’s risk areas and ensure these areas are covered in the annual audit plan.
  • Manage the performance of audit procedures, including the identifying and defining of audit risks & forensic audit, developing criteria, reviewing and analysing evidence, and documenting processes and procedures.
  • Develop, manage and review the internal audit charter.
  • Report audit activities and findings on a quarterly basis to the Audit & Risk Committee and ensure that all findings and recommendations are implemented.
  • Review financial transactions in terms of GAAP accounting principles and IFRS international financial reporting standards, and report accordingly.
  • Liaise with external auditors to reduce duplication of audit effort and to maintain a flow of communication regarding audit work.
  • Provide objective and independent assurance on internal controls to the Director and the Board of Directors through the Audit and Risk Committee


  • Strategic Support to the Director and Board
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Strategic Alignment
  • Financial Management
  • People Management
  • Develop and Manage an Annual Internal Audit Plan & Operations
  • Risk Assessment
  • Advanced Communication
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Decision Making
  • Analytical
  • Conflict Management

Minimum Requirements

  • 5x years in a managerial capacity
  • 10x years financial management & auditing
  • NQF Level 7/ BCom with Accounting and Auditing Plus CIA qualification – Certified Internal Auditor
  • Completed Articles or Clerkship with a Chartered Accounting firm an advantage
  • MBA or relevant postgraduate qualification
  • Drivers license

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