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Senior Internal Auditor-Johannesburg (Incl. Northern Suburbs)

Job Number: 55438

Senior Internal Auditor
MS Access,MS Excel,MS Explorer,MS Outlook,MS PowerPoint,MS Word,Visio
Johannesburg (Incl. Northern Suburbs)
Job Mission / Objective Leads and participates in integrated audits, focusing on manual and, where no in-depth IT audit skills are required, but also automated/application controls supporting the financial, business and operational processes in the Bank, as well as its Alliance Banking partners. The Senior Internal Auditor will also be responsible for reviewing strategic projects, focusing on the key risks and controls applicable to the project, including project governance. Completes assignments of different complexity and variety in line with the audit plan and internal audit methodologies. Contributes to the internal audit strategy, both at department level and at the level of the projects for which he/she is in charge. Assists in developing the department’s Internal Auditors and other team members, such as temporary resources. Reports to Head: Internal Audit Impact on Business Results Direct: Assisting in the effective completion of engagements (per the annual internal audit plan) assigned to, in all the operational areas of the business and contributes to the effectiveness and efficiency of the area and the operational achievement of their strategy. Indirect: People development of junior internal auditors to assist in team efficiency, as well as Cost management of travelling, accommodation, incidental and other costs (e.g. stationery). Figures Affected by the Role (KPIs) Quantitative 80% time spent on audits (Productivity statistics) 20% on team development and IA department development (assigned projects) Qualitative Quality of audit feedback received Champion role for Performance and Quality Improvement, assisting the Head: Internal Audit to: Together with the Head: IA identify key KPIs to measure the IA Function performance Develop a documented guideline around measuring the IA functions key KPIs (such as productivity, training, quality delivered) Measuring on a monthly basis the KPIs and providing a score card view to the Head: IA on the performance of the department’s KPIs Staff Supervised Main Responsibilities 30% Technical Conforms to and exhibit the ability to apply the Standards of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Code of Ethics. Makes sure the assignment is properly planned, executed, documented, reported on and concluded in line with applicable standards, policies and guidelines. Designs process flows and assists team members to design process flows on Visio, as a basis for understanding a business process. Identifies, analyses and documents the risks, including potential fraud risks, associated with business operations, and appropriately documents these in form of a risk and control matrix or in working papers, as well as monitors the effectiveness of risk management processes. Takes responsibility for the overall execution of the audit, where as a team lead, including deliverables of the other team members, project through wrap-up and final report and follow up on management actions to be delivered in accordance with the group internal audit quality guidelines and methodologies. Identifies issues to their root cause during project delivery by analysing the issues, patterns and trends and proposed solutions for addressing these issues. Researches technical issues related to business processes and uses these to provide practical recommendations/solutions. Implements knowledge of internal audit standards in most cases encountered by leveraging experience gained in having addressed several complex situations. Handles the applicable rules in at least one other auditing standards framework. Designs audit programs, complying with IIA performance and consulting standards. Applies an understanding of risk and fraud by identifying, fully addressing and documenting Issues. Applies understanding of IT control requirements, by leveraging from experience gained during several engagement situations. Understands the value drivers and issues facing the applicable business unit of the Bank. Assists in and/or create work products such as audit analysis, correspondence, memoranda and other working papers that document the engagement procedures performed, the findings, and the results of those procedures. Ad hoc investigations into fraudulent or criminal activities impacting on the Bank. Actively sharing information in the team, participating in the cross-skilling of team members and supporting junior team members in development of strong audit acumen and skills. Coaching and training team members on technical content. 20%Development Demonstrates depth of skill and experience in competency area. Provides constructive input and highlighted new ideas to improve operations or service delivery. Developing team members in their understanding of the organisation and the audit subject matter through on the job coaching. Takes personal responsibility for own career development. Knowledgeable in acceptable business standards practices, risk, governance and control. Creates and/or maintains a professional development plan (e.g., goal-setting and learning plan) in order to continually develop skills. Seeks opportunities and challenges. Volunteers for additional tasks and responsibilities. Actively contributes to the development of team members in their understanding of the applicable standards, policies and guidelines. Chooses a specialization area for future development and seeks out opportunities to educate self on the area. 5%Diversity Drives inclusions in the team, and ensures that through team work and peer review. Uses all sources of knowledge as input into engagement. Seeks and brings into engagements, best practices and learning from other engagements. Demonstrates ability to work simultaneously on multiple engagements. Adapts to changing circumstances and drives a culture of change through own behavior. Is a team player and works seamlessly and demonstrated flexibility in team interactions. Stays abreast of general business/economic developments and new standards; gains an in-depth understanding of their linkage and impacts on the business. Participates and/or assists in other team members engagement workshops and challenges their understanding of audit areas and processes to assure adequate coverage and quality in accordance with the group internal audit quality guidelines and methodologies. 20% Quality Takes ownership of quality standards and requirements before, during and after the engagement. Coordinates compilation of entire engagement report. Ensures style and language are the same throughout and at consistent level of quality. Relates reporting, findings or advice to the business unit. Ensures that all conclusions were supported by appropriate evidence. Ensures that deliverables are technically accurate and complete. Produces consistently high quality deliverables with minimal supervision. Produces high quality deliverables for complex pieces of work, requiring minimal rework or queries within deadlines. Effectively manages deadlines and priorities. Delivers work of sufficient quality to ensure effective management of the engagement. Presents a credible image of self and the internal audit unit. 10% Administrative Submits timesheets accurately and on time. Is recognised for challenging and improving the way things are done in the department and the organisation. Effectively manages deadlines and priorities. Manages audit files well and maintains GRC in line with required policies and methodologies Applies for leave prior to leave taken and submitted sick leave forms in accordance with staff policy. Ensures that all engagement related expenses are pre-approved. Good champion role delivery. 5% Business Planning/ Decision Making  Aligns internal audit focus with business objectives critical to achievement of strategy. Focuses risk based audit of head office, branch network and alliance partners. 5% Policies and Procedures  Requirements in line with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics. company Policies and Procedures. NBG Group Internal Audit Policies and Guideline Procedure manuals. 5% People Management  Checks and ensures that work papers and reports of the team members working under her as team lead meet the IIA standards. Team members are clear as to expectations and standards. Coaches team members to strive for excellence and guides junior team members, if they cannot meet the standards. Meets all the NBG Internal Audit guidelines and policies. Other Role Elements Contacts and Business Relationships Internal: Builds relationships with key members of staff and management Produces clear, concise and factual audit reports. Assists in preparing monthly reports to be communicated to Exco. Monitoring policies, procedures and corporate governance. External: Supports in the quarterly reporting to NBG IA. Job RequirementsAcademic Knowledge: BCom or /BCom (Hons), equivalent degree in internal auditing or relevant degree, CIA / CFE preferable or working towards completion thereof. Work Experience: Minimum 5 years combined internal audit experience with supervisory experience Skills / Specialized Know How: An understanding of technical general controls and technical information technology concepts is essential. Strong understanding of process mapping (Visio), business risk identification and frameworks is essential. Experience in financial / banking sector and related business processes highly desirable. Strong report writing skills. Competencies: Motivated, ability to work independently and as team member; Presentable, professional and confident; Understanding and proficient in using MS Office and audit tools such as IDEA and GRC; Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written are essential; Strong interpersonal skills; Knowledge in acceptable business standards practices, risk, governance and control; Self-starter, results driven with a sense of urgency to get things done; Strong attention to detail/methodical/analytical; Ability to work unsupervised.

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BCom or /BCom (Hons), equivalent degree in internal auditing or relevant degree,CIA / CFE preferable or working towards completion thereof Minimum 5 years combined internal audit experience with supervisory experience Experience in financial / banking sector and related business processes highly desirable.
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