Internal Audit Manager: Data Analytics needed at Sanlam Group

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Job title : Internal Audit Manager: Data Analytics

Job Location : Western Cape, Cape Town

Deadline : July 13, 2024

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Job Description

  • A position as an Audit Manager responsible for Data Analytics exists in the Group Internal Audit (GIA) department based at Santam Head Office in Cape Town.
  • The ideal candidate is someone who has worked in audit and has experience in performing data analytics in support of other audits. 
  • The main responsibilities of this role are to perform Data Analytics supporting controls testing and the automation of internal audits.
  • The role will require performing advanced data analytics in support of operational, financial, compliance, IT and other audits. 

What will make you successful in this role?

  • Formulating and executing on the GIA Data Analytics and Automation Strategy
  • Arranging, securing and retaining access to key data sources across the Santam Group for audit analytics purposes
  • Building and maintaining common data sets which are regularly needed by audit teams
  • Assisting with data preparation and data scrubbing for audit teams
  • Build and maintain a library of re-usable automated controls testing programmes
  • Develop sustainable and re-useable data analytics models and dashboards to improve the efficiencies and enhance audit coverage
  • Assisting with designing automated controls testing solutions with the goal of reaching continuous auditing
  • Managing a small team of resources that will assist in executing the data analytics plan as well as develop and execute on the long-term goal of controls testing automation
  • Assisting operational, financial & other auditors with training and transfer of knowledge to use data analytics in their audits
  • Analytics assignment management, co-ordination and optimisation of resources to meet the Data Analytics team and GIA objectives and deliver agreed results and productivity goals. This will include effective management of integrated audits across the GIA teams
  • Preparing and providing input into audit reports based on the analytics work performed & the outcome thereof
  • Providing input into GIA annual audit planning

Resource & Team Management:

  • Day-to-day management and team leadership (should have supervised staff or team/s previously)
  • Perform thorough review & oversight of audit data analytics work procedures and documentation to ensure that procedures have been completed accurately, conclusions have been supported and firm quality control procedures have been adhered to throughout the assignment
  • Responsible for Audit Data Analytics budget and effective use of financial resources
  • Team performance contracting and periodic reviews
  • Staff development and career planning

Stakeholder Management:

  • Develop, build and retain relationships with key data and business teams across the Santam Group, including all its subsidiaries
  • Stay abreast of data developments across the Group to identify the risk and impact on the organisation
  • Attend key data and related forums across the Santam Group and network effectively with the goal of securing data efficiently
  • Maintain effective client relationships across the Santam Group
  • Assist the Chief Audit Executive with reporting to the Board, the Audit Committee and Regulators, where required

Qualification and Experience

  • At least 8 to 10 years’ experience (with some exposure to managing a team) in performing data analytics related assurance and support work in a large and complex environment
  • BSc / BCom / BTech / BEng or related (with Computer Science, Information Systems, Informatics or related as a major) or similar and/or post graduate qualification.
  • CISA, CIA or similar would be advantageous
  • Prior experience managing several assignments, some with competing deadlines
  • Experience interacting with clients at all levels including senior/executive management
  • Extensive data analytics experience, where it made up at least 70 to 80% of your tasks and experience to be used in audits
  • Advanced level of data analytics skills using advanced SQL queries, awareness of languages such as Python, its capability and to be able to present information on visualisation tools like PowerBI, Tableau or similar
  • Experience with integrated audits (application controls and data analytics) and providing analytics support to non-IT auditors
  • Internal audit experience and experience in the insurance industry preferred
  • Must be able to travel locally (minimal) and work overtime when necessary.


  • An advanced understanding of data, database management systems, audit analytics and controls testing using data
  • Conceptual and innovative thinker and must be able to apply those abilities in the work environment
  • High ethical standards and must be trustworthy
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Accountability
  • Strong team player
  • Assertive
  • Self-starter
  • Advanced time management skills (must be able to multi-task)

Core Competencies

  • Cultivates innovation – Contributing through others
  • Customer focus – Contributing through others
  • Drives results – Contributing through others
  • Collaborates – Contributing through others
  • Being resilient – Contributing through others

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