To provide strong leadership and vision, as well as management, planning and execution for all Group companies’ internal audit activities to ensure audit fulfils the purpose, role and responsibilities
Job Title: Group Chief Internal Auditor
Location: Gaborone, South East, Botswana
Reference #: Group Chief Internal Auditor
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Market Related
Develop and ensure implementation of Internal Audit strategic and operational audit plans;
Develop and manages internal audit policy documents; guidelines and charters to ensure adoption of a risk-based audit approach across the Group.
Drive the combined Assurance Model for the Group through collaboration with the Risk and Compliance functions, External Auditors and Regulators to ensure appropriate assurance coverage across the Group as well as to provide assurance that identified risks are adequately addressed.
Ensure adherence to International Internal Audit (IIA) standards for all internal audit activities with respect to positioning, people and processes; with a key view of achieving and maintaining conformance status.
Monitor execution of approved audit plans across the Group, significant risks identified, internal audit budgets and resourcing of the Internal Audit Function. Makes appropriate reporting on these matters to the Group Audit Committee.
Report to the Board of Directors, Audit Committee and Group Management on audit findings and recommendations so that they can determine the appropriate collective plan.
Ensure that Internal Audit reviews that determine whether sufficient governance control exist and are being applied in the organisation in line with the best practice
•Chartered Accountant (CA) / ACCA / CIMA. An MBA, CISA, and/ or CIA is desirable.
•At least 10 years continuous relevant experience, with at least 5 years at Senior Management level as head of internal audit
•Experience in innovating and developing audit methodologies and standards
•Member in good standing of an appropriate institute of chartered accountants
•A strong understanding of both internal and external audit methodologies and techniques, including data analytics
•In-depth knowledge of the current and future auditing practice environment
•In-depth knowledge of technology and its capabilities related to audit
•In-depth knowledge of knowledge of Internal Auditing Standards
•Outstanding communication and presentation skills – comfortable presenting in front of large groups; strong verbal and written communicator
•Outstanding interpersonal skills, including ability to bring diverse groups of individuals together to solve complex problems; ability to influence
•Strong leadership and strategic planning skills
•Proven team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
•Ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
•Excellent leadership and organizational skills.
•Strong commercial understanding – impact and credibility within all levels of the business and ability to deliver
•Good analytical skills
•Strong business acumen
Application Deadline: 12/12/2021