Head of Internal Audit


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Company Name CA Global Africa Recruitment
Location Windhoek, Namibia
Date Posted '22 July 2012'
Category Other
Job Type Full-Time
Reference DLR
Remuneration Negotiable

Description

Introduction

The Head of Audit will be charged with the responsibility of spearheading the provision of assurance to various stakeholders, that risks are effectively managed to an acceptable degree and the responsibility of providing professional input and support to audit teams and respective auditees on audit issues.

Responsibilities

- Has a strategic focus and considerable experience in order to lead teams that undertake strategic level tasks, assignments and projects;
- A sound level of business understanding of is essential to integrate customer needs and business requirements;
- Risk focussed continually assessing both internal and external factors that influence the risk profile;
- Provide assurance on key risks, based on the key risks, determines in conjunction with key internal stakeholders the audit coverage, resources required and budget for the team;
- Communicating the key issues with impact at an Executive levels including Board Audit Committee;
- Demonstrates influential leadership within a designated environment and Group Internal Audit;
- Be the centre of excellence, understanding local and international trends and developments;
- Leading teams in dynamic & complex environments;
- Exercise sound judgement & decision making;
- Establishes relationships that facilitate effective engagement with senior levels of management and executive without compromising independence, objectivity and ethics in any way; and
- Lead execution of Audit Assignments from planning, setting performance standards, reviewing work and preparing audit reports.

Requirements

- Applicants should be holders of a university degree preferably in Accounting, Commerce, Economics and Finance and/or professional Accounting qualification with a reputable body such as CIA, ACCA or CA.
- He/she should have at least ten (10) years relevant professional experience five (5) of which should have been at senior management level within a public accounting firm or reputable financial services institution, preferably a retail bank.
- He/she should have an excellent understanding of risk based auditing methodologies and their execution, good knowledge of computer applications and computer assisted audit techniques and audit software; a good understanding of all applicable internal auditing standards as well as a good understanding of accounting, taxation, auditing and general macroeconomic fundamentals

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