Senior Internal Auditor

A vacancy exists at a leading investment administration firm for a Senior Internal Auditor.

The Senior Internal Auditor has a good and demonstrated experience in information technology audit as well as the full spectrum of internal audit process and practises. The role is responsible for providing input into and the successful execution of the internal audit plan and specific identified audits of the business in accordance with professional (IIA / ISACA) and laid down standards. The role independently performs assigned audit engagements, from start to finish, inclusive of preplanning and wrap up activities and applies risk and control concepts to scenarios encountered and identify any potential issues. Any identified issues is communicated with senior management to ensure any potential concerns are addressed in a timely and effective manner. During the normal course of carrying out duties and responsibilities, this role independently identifies potential risk areas requiring audit focus.

The role largely focuses on project and information technology related audits, but may be required to perform ad hoc business process reviews based on business requirements and audit team availability.

Specific duties

  • Build relationships with all levels of the business to effectively carry out audit focus and strategies, i.e. promote the value of the function
  • Assist in the development of the internal audit plan based on the internal risk management framework. In order to do this, the incumbent must be able to independently identify potential areas of risk requiring audit focus
  • Actively track the execution of the internal audit plan and escalate any delays to the Senior Manager
  • Conducts assigned audit engagements successfully from beginning to end
  • Identifies and communicates issues raised, offering recommended solutions relevant to business and risk
  • Ensures audit conclusions are based on a complete understanding of the process, circumstances, and risk
  • Develops audit programs and testing procedures relevant to risk and test objectives
  • Obtains and reviews evidence ensuring audit conclusions are well-documented
  • Produces audit reports and regular status reporting as required
  • Monitor and review of audit findings and follow up on clearance thereof
  • Liaison and coordination with external auditors and client auditors
  • Monitor compliance with relevant laws and regulations
  • Ensures adherence at all times to all applicable department and professional standards
  • Ensures adequate focus on personal professional growth relevant to taking on more challenging assignments, in line with standard audit career progression – proactively seeks relevant Education and training opportunities
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Competencies: Experience, Skills and Behavioural Attributes

  • Focused individual who is able to execute effectively and timely
  • Individual who can use initiative, take ownership and is able to question from base principles
  • Ability to work independently and planning own outputs to meet a specified set of deadlines
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to work effectively across all levels of the business
  • Problem solver with good attention to detail
  • Ability to apply audit standards through practical application
  • Proactive in researching business best practice concepts in order to apply as appropriate
  • Solid listening skills and ability to identify gaps
  • Clear and concise report writing skills
  • Strong organization and follow up skills including the ability to handle competing priorities and meet all deadlines and commitments
  • Time management skills
  • Reliability
  • Possess an appropriate combination of technical expertise in fields such as project management, auditing, finance, technology, operations, or investigations
  • Ability to flourish in a fast-paced, complex environment and willing to adapt to change


  • Tertiary Qualification with an accounting, information technology and internal audit background or 3 year’s relevant working experience
  • A minimum of at least 5 years audit experience is required
  • CIA, CISA or similar professional qualification preferred
  • Knowledge of Financial Markets and Instruments is desirable but not required