About us, purpose, experience and qualifications
FirstRand believes that its people are its single most important resource and will not operate in a sector unless it has people who are right for that market and who share FirstRand’s business values. We recruit self-starters who have a passion for what they do. We empower them, hold them accountable and reward them appropriately. We value diversity in our people, particularly for the way that this contributes to innovative thinking. If you think you will flourish in our environment, and you believe you have the necessary skills and competencies for the position advertised, then we are looking for you! All suitably qualified candidates will be considered. Appointments will be made in line with the Bank’s EE Strategy.
Responsible for IT and project aspects of internal audit assignments related to the governance, financial, business and operational processes at divisional and business unit level within the FirstRand Group.
experience and qualifications
BSC / B.Com (Information Systems) or equivalent degree
At least 3 years Application Control Reviews (ACR) and / or Project auditing experience
Experience in banking and financial services environment will be an advantage
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
Driver’s licence preferred.
The applicant must have prior experience in BI reporting. Previous experience in working with vast amounts of data from various warehousing, mainframe and non-mainframe sources as well as the proven track record to understand business / regulatory requirements required for effective reporting is a must. SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) SQL Server Analysis Server (SSAS). Data analysis, reporting and usage of BI Developer tools. Identify tables/data and request data from the client to test that the identified controls are functioning as intended and document deficiencies identified after performing the required CAATs testing Scheduling and Automate Recurring tests to detect exceptions. Develop MS SQL / ACL / SAS scripts to execute CAATs to test the adequacy and effectiveness of the control environment. his role is specific to the development of Continuous Auditing/Continuous Monitoring projects and therefore the ACL scripting skill is a requirement.
Obtain a good understanding of the IT control environment being audited (including link to business processes and risk management related aspects), and the interdependencies linked to this.
Plan audit assignments based on key process and business risks identified, and design the audit program in line with risks and key IT application controls to be tested.
Incorporate data analytics (DA) to enhance audit planning and create efficiencies in audit fieldwork.
Execute audit field work in compliance with quality standards by following and completing prepared work programs. Assess the adequacy and effectiveness of governance, risk management practices and internal controls.
Evaluate IT areas such as information security, operations management, and disaster recovery procedures related to the IT application controls to be reviewed.
Provide clear and sufficient audit evidence to support recommendations and audit opinion.
Express an opinion based on the results of the work performed.
Identify opportunities to improve the IT internal control environment and project management processes.
Identify and clearly articulate the root cause of issues identified and impact thereof, and recommend changes to business processes that will address the IT and Project control weaknesses.
Prepare a quality and balanced audit report to specified standards, encapsulating the control weaknesses identified and results of audit work performed, with minimal editorial changes.
Incorporate fundamental principles, key issues and control themes emanating from other functional areas and assurance providers to ensure relevant & appropriate audit findings.
Assist the Head of Internal Audit / Senior Audit Manager / Audit Manager with other operational and reporting activities as required.
Identify opportunities for innovation in audit as well as client processes, and develop practical solutions to implement innovative practices.
Effective communication with the audit team, audit management and key stakeholders.
Is aware of the resources available and is able to utilise them to best effect with guidance from senior audit staff.
Keep abreast of emerging industry standards, best practices, industry challenges, upcoming legislation, operational requirements and technology changes related to the internal audit environment .
Participate in internal departmental work and key standing tasks such as Board, Risk and Audit Committee reporting, as requested. Stakeholder Excellence
Ensure the constant delivery of superb value and a 'memorable' customer experience.
Establish and maintain collaborative partnerships and a wide relationship network across business units and within Internal Audit.
Respond to client needs and queries professionally and within agreed turn-around times.
Communicate professionally in all communication forms. Listens actively to others.
Negotiate with management as appropriate in order to ensure key findings and follow up actions are agreed upon. Maximized Department Resources
Identify development needs and address these through training and continuous professional development.
Proactively seek and embrace formal and informal peer coaching opportunities.
Execute the audit assignment within the agreed budget and timelines. CAATs Auditor, Johannesburg
About us, purpose, experience and qualifications