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  • Posted: May 20, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Deloitte is one of the country's leading professional services firms in Southern Africa, and is dedicated to assisting companies succeed in the business environment- whether it be through our tax, audit, consulting or financial advisory services. At Deloitte, we understand that solutions are not just a static one dimensional report, but rather, an integrated...
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    Risk Advisory – Internal Controls and Assurance – Strategic Risk Governance - Associate Director

    Job Description

    • The main purpose of the job is to lead the Service Area through driving and implementation of strategy, revenue generation and business growth.
    • Focus on the management and delivery of client engagements, as well as sales and practice development.

    Specialised Technical Capabilities:

    Enables Strategic Relationship Management:

      Ability to advise client leaders to adopt a strategic approach to manage relationships with internal audit stakeholders

    •      Advises client on key internal audit trends, best-practices, hot topics and high impact areas of focus that should be considered when developing internal audit plans
    •      Helps client leaders establish cooperative relations with external auditors / other risk management functions to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the overall audit process
    •      Provides internal audit leaders with strategic recommendations to ensure buy-in and support from key client’s stakeholders
    •      Helps client leaders build influence within their organization and with critical external stakeholders
    • Leads the Design, Development, and Implementation of Strategic Risk Projects:
    •   Ability to set the stage for forward-looking, comprehensive, and sustainable risk management strategies by providing subject matter expertise, strategic advisory, and facilitating key decision making
    •      Advises top leaders and board of directors (e.g., CEO, CRO, Board, Risk Committees, and Business and Functional Heads) on risk management issues and is able to articulate to executives why risk is a strategic issue.
    •      Anticipates future risks and their implication on the client’s business by critically understanding / analysing how key trends and uncertainties are impacting their market; helps clients proactively anticipate and adapt
    •      Helps client leadership gain a clear understanding of the value drivers that influence risk appetite.
    •      Guides risk leaders on defining strategies and tactics to ensure risk appetite is an integrating component of the enterprise’s strategic objectives and plan.

    Technical competencies:

    •   Expert in field with in-depth industry and business knowledge
    •   Demonstrated leadership skills
    •   Proven business developer, sales ability and successful negotiator
    •   Ability to manage and execute projects
    •   Demonstrated management of profitable large accounts and execution of complex projects
    •   Soundly skilled in providing vision and strategy for client proposals
    •   Excellent report writing skills
    •   Good financial knowledge
    •   Significant business acumen
    •   Quality Assurance Reviews (QAR)
    •   Performance Auditing
    •   Integrated Reporting

    Behavioural Competencies:

    •   Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
    •   Effective interpersonal and relationship building skills
    •   Sound mentorship and coaching ability with desire to develop self and others
    •   Strong client delivery focus
    •   Highly adaptable, managing change and ambiguity with ease
    •   Focus on quality and risk
    •   Sound problem solving ability

    Minimum qualifications:

    Appropriate B. Degree or equivalent qualification in the following fields:

    •   Computer Science/ Information Technology
    •   Mathematics/ Statistics
    •   Industrial and or Process Engineering
    •   Law
    •   Commerce/Accounting/Cost/Auditing/Marketing/Economics
    •   Other fields relevant to Digital Internal Audit, Business Analysis, Extended Enterprise/contract management, Strategy & Brand
    • Professional certification/Certificate to serve for Major Technology corporations from a recognised professional body relevant for professional practice in the fields outlined above. (e.g. CA(SA), CISA, CIA, CFE, ISO, Six-Sigma, MCP, etc)

    Desired qualifications:

    • Post graduate qualification (Incl. Masters/PHD) in a field related to fields per Minimum qualifications above.

    Additional certifications in more than one area of expertise with computer science and data analytics being preferred.


    • 13+ years in a client service role, with 8 of these in a senior management role

    Preferred experience in the EERM strategic growth area:

    •   Setting and enabling Extended Enterprise Risk Management Strategy
    •   Experience in Contract Risk Compliance management
    •   Experience in managing including engagement in Software License Compliance (SLC), Business Partner Alliance (BPA), Software Asset Management (SAM), Automotive Dealership, and Third-Party Assurance (TPA)
    • Experience operating at mastery level in the following Core Professional and Technical KPAs:
    •   Risk Assessment and Mitigation
    •   Business Process Assessment and Design
    •   Internal Controls Assessment and Design
    •   Knows the Business and the Industry (at least one of the four focus industries, being ER&I, TMT, FSI and Consumer Business)
    •   Global Mindset
    •   Reporting and presentation
    •   Executive presence
    •   Delivery excellence
    • Experience in implementing leading edge digital solutions at for clients in the area Controls Optimisation, Digital Assurance, Strategic risk projects transformations, internal audit function transformation to digital assurance

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Deloitte on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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