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  • Posted: Nov 25, 2020
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    TFG (The Foschini Group) is a South African fashion lifestyle retailer & comprises of 22 fashion forward brands. Our range includes some of the leading fashion, home wear, sportswear, cellular and jewellery brands in the country, as well as a host of innovative financial services. TFG comprises of the following 22 exciting retail brands; @home, @homelivi...
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    Head of Group Internal Audit

    Head of Group Internal Audit 

    • Responsible for leading the internal audit function within TFG to meet the vision and objectives as determined by the relevant stakeholders. 


    • Demonstrates a clear commitment to the highest standards of integrity, professional and personal conduct and holds others to the same standards
    • Manage conflicts with stakeholders in finalising the audit findings
    • Manages multiple priorities
    • Determine resources (including people and systems) needed to ensure business needs are met
    • Supports teamwork by having a positive attitude
    • Able to lead the team through complex changes
    • Communicates effectively with stakeholders, customers, IA management team and staff (regarding strategy, plan, focus areas, etc.)
    • Develops and implements a flexible risk based annual audit plan aligned to the overall assurance framework
    • Manage stakeholder requirements and expectations iro of project scope and timelines
    • Plans and allocates resources to meet departmental goals
    • Approves planning memo for projects to commence (scope, objectives, budget and risks)
    • Evaluates and recommends assigns ad-hoc audit requests for approval
    • Ensures the quality of audit projects
    • Reviews draft and final report
    • Effectively communicates the audit issues and audit opinion
    • Escalates significant audit issues
    • Compile quarterly reports to the Board sub committees and present as required
    • Compile report and present to Executive Risk Management Committee
    • Provide input into Integrated Annual Report
    • Compile Reports to Quarterly Governance committee presentations (CEO and CFO) and present as required
    • Responsible for budget and projections relating to the specific cost centre
    • Performs monthly monitoring of actual expenses versus budget
    • Primary relationship: Assurance Management team members and internal audit team
    • Secondary relationship: Process owners
    • Attendance at Board subcommittee meetings as required
    • Ensures the quality and completeness of fieldwork
    • Conducts high impact/strategic advisory and assurance projects
    • Co-sourcing: responsible for managing the relationship, and approving the scope of engagements
    • Manage relationships with other assurance providers as relevant


    • CA (SA) or equivalent professional qualification
    • Membership of professional bodies such as ISACA, CIA (Desirable)
    • 8-10 years General Audit experience
    • 3 -5 years IT related Audit experience
    • Minimum 5 years’ experience in managing a team
    • Minimum 5 years proven experience in contributing or participating in risk processes and GRC tools
    • 2 years’ experience of automated internal audit capabilities (Desirable)
    • Experience in listed environments (Desirable)
    • Experience working for a multi-national organisation (Desirable)

    Competencies and behaviours for success:

    • Strong ability to persuade and influence others
    • Ability to formulate IA strategies, aligning it with business strategy
    • Proven ability to communicate effectively (interpersonal & presentation) at all levels
    • The ability to work pro-actively and independently
    • Strong analytical and numerical skills
    • High levels of accuracy
    • Good service-orientation mentality
    • Self-motivated and sets high standards of own performance.
    • Excellent problem-solving skills

    Preference will be given, but not limited to candidates from designated groups in terms of the Employment Equity Act.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to TFG (The Foschini Group) on to apply

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