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Senior Internal Auditor – Scientia needed at Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

Job title : Senior Internal Auditor – Scientia

Job Location : Gauteng, Pretoria

Deadline : April 08, 2024

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About the job:

The CSIR has a vacancy for a Senior Internal Auditor in the Internal Audit Service portfolio. The incumbent will provide an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity, designed to add value and improve the organization’s operations. This position is based in Pretoria.

Key responsibilities:

  • Apply the ethical principles of integrity, objectivity, professional competence and due care, confidentiality and professional behaviour in the context of an audit.
  • Develop an understanding of the audit approach, methodology and tools through planning and conducting preliminary investigations and preparing an Audit Planning Memorandum (APM) prior to undertaking each audit project.
  • Develop an understanding of the client business and the areas audited through: 
  • Researching and familiarization of applicable policies and procedures of the business.
  • Obtaining data from other functions within the organization or externally (where necessary) while performing the audits
  • Interpret the policies, procedures and processes and assess compliance thereof within the organisation.
  • Plan and perform an audit with professional scepticism recognising that circumstances may exist that cause potential risks.
  • Execute already established audit programs within the required timeframe.
  • Develop or update audit programs based on the risks identified and changes in operations.
  • Document working papers in line with the IIA standards to assist in:
  • Preparing an evidence-based draft report, including conclusions drawn from the work undertaken and recommendations for improved control.
  • Providing a detailed audit trail of the work performed.
  • Formulate audit findings, make recommendations by discussing the findings of the audit fieldwork with the client and seek agreement to actions/recommendations made
  • Work independently, show initiative and sound professional judgement.
  • Compile audit certificates and perform any other ad hoc projects that may be allocated by the Group Manager.  
  • Develop and maintain relationships with clients and represent the IAS in various forums as directed by the Group Manager.
  • Assist in the supervision and development of junior staff and new staff in the department.
  • Conduct audits as per the approved annual plans and as allocated by the Group Manager.

Qualifications, skills and experience:

  • A National Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in Internal Auditing with at least four years’ audit experience.
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) qualification or studying towards a CIA qualification.
  • Any other certifications such as CFE, CCSA, CRMA will be an added advantage.
  • Thorough knowledge of risk management and internal controls.
  • Familiarity with accounting and auditing concepts and theory.
  • Technical competency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Knowledge about internal audit practices and trends.
  • Ability to develop an understanding of legislation applicable to the CSIR and how these impacts on the audits.
  • Understanding the PFMA and all applicable legislation.
  • Use of automated audit tools such as IDEA or Audit Command Language (ACL) data analysis tool and Teammate will be an advantage.
  • Ability to multitask and proper time management.
  • Ability to handle audit projects independently.

Closing date: 11 March 2024

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