Job Title

Senior Internal Audit Manager: Finance

South Africa, Gauteng
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R100000 - R120000 Per Month
Area: South Africa, Gauteng
Sector: All
Posted: 5 March 2024

Job Details

The Senior Internal Audit Manager will assist the Chief Internal Auditor in providing reliable, value added and independent assurance to the Board, Shareholders, and other relevant Stakeholders (e.g., external auditors, regulators, etc.) over the adequacy and effectiveness of the internal control environment (including financial), in mitigating current and evolving risks across the business.

The role will have day to day collaborative interactions with members of the Executive and Management team.

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa


  • Application of the internal audit framework and methodology
  • Application of the internal audit charter
  • Maintaining the internal audit universe 
  • Performance of business wide (universe) inherent risk and control risk assessments
  • Planning of internal audit assignments per the risk assessment
  • Planning of management requested and other ad hoc internal audit assignments
  • Walkthroughs 
  • Key risk identification
  • Key control identification
  • Key control adequacy assessments
  • Definition of testing strategies
  • Population analysis and sample selections 
  • Conducting fieldwork and control effectiveness testing 
  • Consolidation of findings and agreed action plans (recommendations)
  • Creation of internal audit reports
  • Obtaining management comments and agreeing internal audit reports with management
  • Finalisation and publication of audit reports
  • Finalisation of audit files in line with internal audit best practice and methodology requirements
  • Execute and manage internal audits within predetermined timeframes 
  • Building relationships with Management and Executives
  • Conducting follow up activities across the business
  • Budgeting and resourcing
  • Creation of Enterprise Risk Committee and board internal audit submissions
  • Attending risk, compliance, audit committees and other relevant board meetings if necessary


  • Experience
    • Internal Audit experience in Banking – a minimum of 7 years required
    • Experience in executing and managing Internal Financial Controls, IFRS 9, ICAAP, Basel Pillar III; Credit; Treasury and Business as Usual reviews – a minimum of 5 years required
    • Experience in analysing risk, and its impact on the internal control environment and the financial, strategic and operational objectives of financial institutions required
    • Thorough understanding of internal control and related internal audit methodologies and techniques
    • A professional manner that will reflect positively on Internal Audit and ability to function under stress and/or possible conflicting professional opinions.
    • Strong values and ethics and ability to maintain professional independence and objectivity and act based on personal professional conviction and confidence.
  • Qualifications
    • Relevant University Degree required 
    • Financial qualifications i.e., CA(SA) required.
    • Internal auditor qualifications (CIA) would be advantageous
  • Behavioural Attributes
    • Good interpersonal people skills.
    • Strong communication skills.
    • Proven ability to manage relationships.
    • Analytical and critical thinking abilities.
    • Disciplined and results orientated.
    • Ability to work independently and drive initiatives.
    • Adapt well to change and embrace the dynamism of establishing a new business.
    • Strives for continual learning and development of self and others.
    • Able to work on multiple tasks concurrently and under time constraints.
    • Solution driven with the ability to explore new ideas and be open to innovation.
    • Must have high levels of integrity.