Internal Auditor - Cape Town
6 days ago
Cape Town – Northern Suburbs
Our client in the retail industry requires the services of a dedicated Internal Auditor to audit compliance with risk management and control and governance processes within the Operational Divisions.
Key performance areas:
? Participating in the preparation and formalization of the annual internal audit plan.
? Coordinating the specific processes to support the implementation and execution of the audit plan.
? Conducting internal audits at various sites – including branches, independently and as part of a team.
? Advising on the development of the scope and objective of the audit, specifying the resource requirements, engagement work program and working papers.
? Defining and executing the audit scope with specific understanding of the audit purpose and context – including operational stock-take audits at various divisions, distribution centers, warehouses and branches.
? Operating in both routine and highly complex environments, dealing with multiple levels and geographies, displaying a good understanding of the Group and related statutory environment.
? Monitoring compliance, preparing and presenting audit findings and recommendations to management and providing assurance of compliance to statutory requirements and policies and procedures.
? Analysing and evaluating the internal controls to determine their effectiveness in mitigating risks and threats and to ensure the reliability of financial reports and compliance to laws and statutory reports.
? Analysing the operations in a way which closely follows the rules and procedures supporting the organization’s goals and objectives to determine compliance to these procedures.
? Identifying weaknesses in procedures, systems and internal controls and making recommendations on how to improve governance processes, internal controls, risks remediation and related activities.
? Partnering cross-functionally to deliver audit projects focusing on financial, operational, and internal control processes.
? Populating a business understanding document; and preparing an audit program based on the understanding that must be linked to the scope of the audit, the audit objectives and risks identified.
? Ensuring awareness of the workings in the audit and the areas of concern to management and relevant stakeholders.
? Communicating and engaging with business stakeholders to understand the business activities related to the audit areas and scope.
? Documenting audit activities and findings obtained from the fieldwork performed.
? Documenting reporting points throughout the process to inform the draft audit report issued at the end of the audit.
? Providing feedback to the Auditee and identified stakeholders on the findings and facilitating an opportunity for feedback and comments to be applied in the final audit report.
? Performing on-going follow-ups on the status of outstanding internal audit issues.
? Managing follow-ups on open audit issues and facilitating the agreed timelines etc with business process owner to ensure timely closure of action plans.
? Facilitating the implementation of recommendations made.
? Ensuring that all audit working documents are stored in the correct folders for traceability on the internal audit share drive.
? Ensuring due professional care (completion of declarations timeously, all audit work documentation to adhere to IIA standards etc.).
? Remaining current with auditing best practice and legislation to ensure the analysis and review of a variety of areas in the business depending on the scope identified in the audit plan.
The successful candidate must have:
? Matric with a relevant degree in Accounting, Finance, Internal Audit or equivalent – essential.
? Charted Accountant (CA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) would be preferred
? Atleast +3 years’ experience as an Internal Auditor or equivalent role, in a multi-stakeholder portfolio with nationally distributed locations and brand imperatives.
? Exposure to FMCG retail sector in a Group wide cross-functional structure.
? Knowledge and Skills Demonstrable knowledge of Audit Process and Corporate Governance Principles (King IV)
Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.