Our client, a government department in the Eastern Cape, is sourcing an Internal Audit Director to ensure the optimal functioning of the Departmental Audit Committee in the execution of its governance functions with a view to appropriately strengthen the control environment in support of the Accounting Officer to comply with legislative imperatives. The ideal incumbent will hold a B.Com Degree (NQF level 7 qualification) (from a recognised institution) with a minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience in area auditing at middle management level. Professional registration as an Auditor(SA) will serve as a recommendation.
Primary purpose: To ensure the optimal functioning of the Departmental Audit Committee in the execution of its governance functions with a view to appropriately strengthen the control environment in support of the Accounting Officer to comply with legislative imperatives.
Remuneration: R948,174 – R 1,116,918 (SL 13 level, all-inclusive package)
Job description / core competencies:
- Manage processes to ensure the optimal functioning of the Departmental Audit Committee in line with the Internal Audit Charter and statutory imperatives.
- Develop, manage and account for the implementation of the departmental Annual Performance Audit Plan and other internal audit engagements across business units and processes.
- Manage processes to provide governance assurance services on the performance of all departmental programmes.
- Manage processes to coordinate statutory audit functions.
- Manage the development and maintenance of the departmental performance audit policy framework and instruments.
- Manage and provide audit consultancy services to departmental Programme Managers and Units.
- Manage the provisioning of internal audit procedures and governance assurance services inclusive of assurance regarding existing controls, risk management, governance processes, policies and procedures.
- Provide assurance regarding existing controls, risk management and governance processes, policies and procedures.
- Effectively, economically and efficiently manage the monetary, physical and human resources allocated to the Chief Directorate.
Country: South Africa
Location: Zwelitsha, Eastern Cape
Job Qualification & Experience:
- Recognised B. Com Degree or NQF level 7 qualification with majors in Auditing.
- 5 years’ relevant experience in area auditing at middle management level.
Note: Professional Registration as an Auditor(SA) will serve as a recommendation.
Generic Senior Management Competencies Matrix
Programme and Project Management: Able to plan, manage, monitor and evaluate specific activities in order to deliver the desired outputs.
- Manages multiple projects and balances priorities and conflicts between projects based on broader organisational goals.
- Manages risks across multiple projects by examining total resource requirements and assessing impact of projects on the day-to-day operations.
- Modifies project approach and budget without compromising the quality of outcomes and the desired results.
- Involves top-level political authority and other relevant stakeholders in the buy-in process.
- Keeps abreast and applies international trends in project management.
- Motivates and coaches project teams to achieve highest project results.
- Monitors policy implementation and puts in place procedures to manage risks.
Financial Management: Able to compile and manage budgets, control cash flow, institute risk management and administer tender procurement processes in accordance with generally recognised financial practices in order to ensure the achievement of strategic organisational objectives.
- Develops planning tools that assist with evaluating and monitoring future commodity trends.
- Sets sourcing guidelines for the department.
- Recognised internally and externally as a SCM expert.
- Sets strategic direction for the department in relation to SCM other financial processes.
- Identifies and implements partnerships and explores other avenues to achieve financial savings and improved service delivery.
- Identifies and implement new techniques to improve asset control.
- Evaluates financial impact of strategic SCM decisions across the organisation.
- Develops long-term plans and performance measures that are aligned with strategic objectives.
- Possesses in-depth financial acumen and understanding and runs the SCM processes according to sound principles.
Problem Solving and Analysis: Able to systematically identify, analyse and resolve existing and anticipated problems in order to reach optimum solutions in a timely manner.
- Designs complex problem solving tools and methods.
- Establishes and fosters an environment which encourages analytical and fact-based problem solving.
- Puts preventative measure in place to ensure that problems do not recur in the future.
- Identifies, solves and monitors unique issues or problems that have total organisational impact in consultation with the stakeholders.
- Sought after by other organisations as a thought leader in problem solving.
- Establishes completely new approaches to solving complex inter-departmental problems.
Honesty and Integrity: Able to display and build the highest standards of ethical and moral conduct in order to promote confidence and trust in the Public Service.
- Creates an environment where integrity, honesty and accountability flourish.
- Develops and implements anti-corruption measures.
- Is widely recognised as an expert in fighting fraud, corruption and other acts of dishonesty.
- Sets shared accountabilities and integrity standards across the organisation in support of organisational objectives.
- Is fully responsible for own actions even if it reflects negatively on self or organisation.
- Creates a culture of accountability
Matrix of Key Technical Competencies
Legislative regulatory framework: The ability to understand, interpret and apply relevant legislation, policies, regulations, instructions, standards and guidelines to ensure the economic, effective and efficient utilisation of public funds. Requires an expert knowledge with a comprehensive understanding to be applied in highly complex circumstances. Be able to:
- manage the performance of the allocated internal functions in compliance with relevant legislation, policies, regulations, frameworks, standards and guidelines.
Professional ethics: This is the ability to apply and uphold the ethical principles as stipulated in the IIA Code of Ethics, and to follow the rules of conduct to ensure professional ethical behaviour. Requires an expert knowledge with a comprehensive understanding to be applied in highly complex circumstances. Be able to manage and analyse:
- internal audit activities in accordance with the IIA Code of Ethics and professional practice and report on non-compliance; and
- quality assurance activities to establish adherence to the IIA Code of Ethics and professional practice and report on the outcomes.
Standing of the IAA: This is the ability to uphold the standing of the IAA within the structure of the organisation by communicating with relevant governance structures; continuously ensuring staff proficiency; professional development of staff. Requires an expert knowledge with a comprehensive understanding to be applied in highly complex circumstances. Be able to:
- manage the standing of the IAA within the structure of the organisation with specific reference to the IAA reporting structure and communication lines; and
- determine and manage the proficiency requirements of staff resources (including the use of external service providers).
Quality assurance and improvement programme (QAIP): This is the ability to develop and implement a QAIP for the IAA that includes internal and external assessments. Requires an expert knowledge with a comprehensive understanding to be applied in highly complex circumstances. Be able to:
- manage the QAIP for the IAA including on-going supervision and review that includes periodic internal and external assessments.
Corporate governance: This is the ability to evaluate and contribute to the improvement of governance processes including ethics, fraud, performance management and accountability, governance structures, stakeholder relationships, IT governance. Requires an expert knowledge with a comprehensive understanding to be applied in highly complex circumstances. Be able to:
- oversee the evaluation of organisational governance processes and make recommendations for improvement where appropriate;
- assess the ethic of the management processes – including ethical culture and leadership – and report to the applicable authorities;
- assess fraud prevention strategies (including the fraud prevention plan) and report to the applicable authorities;
- analyse and evaluate the roles, functions and structures of senior management and other committees within the governance framework and assess how these could affect IAA activities;
- manage stakeholder relationships analyse and express opinions on the level of assurance provided by IT governance processes, and
- make recommendations to departmental management for improvement where applicable.
- Proficiency in the application of the MS Office Package (Word, Power Point and Excel).
- Project Management Methodologies (Prince 2 or others).
- Valid Driver’s License.
Government department in the Eastern Cape
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Internal Audit Director, Eastern Cape – Ref: 1024404
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