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  • Posted: May 26, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and the Namibian Stock Exchange (NSX), FirstRand Limited is one of the largest financial institutions in Africa. FirstRand’s vision is to be the African financial services group of choice, create long-term franchise value, deliver superior and sustainable economic returns to its shareholders within accept...
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    Internal Auditor FNB Africa


    • Responsible for auditing of the governance, financial, business and operational processes at divisional and business unit level within the FirstRand Group.

    Experience and Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification
    • At least 3 years’ experience in internal or external audit preferred. Articles and professional certifications will be advantageous.
    • Experience in banking and financial services environment will be an advantage
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
    • Driver’s license preferred

    Closing Date: 2nd, June 2022

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    Specialist IT Auditor FNB Africa

    About the job


    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)/ BTech (Information Technology) or equivalent degree
    • At least 3 years Application Control Reviews (ACR) / Technical General Controls (TGCR) and / or CAATs.
    • Experience in banking and financial services environment will be an advantage.


    • Combined Assurance Platform and Service Delivery Excellence.
    • Obtain a good understanding of the IT control environment being audited (including link to business processes and risk management related aspects), and the inter dependencies 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.
    • 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 utilize 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.

    Closing Date: 2nd, June 2022

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    TGCR Auditor

    About the job


    • The successful candidate will lead and participate in integrated audit reviews to provide assurance on the adequacy and effectiveness of management controls and risk management through review of IT Security and IT General Controls, at divisional and business unit level within FNB. Participation in Group Wide Reviews at a FirstRand level will also be required.


    • The candidate will (inter alia) conduct preliminary surveys of the area and processes under review to establish the scope of the audit, ensuring that all key risks and controls are included. To execute IT General Controls Review testing and be able to analyze security configurations for operating systems, database management systems and other technologies and prepare related working papers.
    • Efficiency improvements in the audit process, including the use of CAATs, which are critical throughout the audit process. To also draft reports highlighting relevant control weaknesses, risks and recommendations, as well as effective communication with clients and all audit staff. This individual should also participate in internal departmental work and assist in the development of junior team members.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Applicants should hold a BSc (Computer Science or Engineering) or BCom (Information Systems) degree with majors in inter alia IT Security and Information Management, or a BCom Informatics or similar. A relevant Honors degree would be advantageous. Completed CISA/CISSP qualifications would also be preferred, as would programming/scripting skills.
    • In addition, applicants should have a minimum of 3 years internal/external audit experience in IT General Controls testing or consulting and be able to audit Windows, UNIX and other operating systems without the use of automated tools such as SekChek. Applicants should also be able to audit major database management systems such as Microsoft SQL, Oracle and/or DB2; as well as understand and analyze firewall rules; and have an understanding of TCP/IP networking.
    • Applicants should also boast a solid understanding of process analysis to identify risks and controls; conduct data analytics; root cause analysis; and be familiar with the concepts of combined assurance and agile auditing. Applicants should display an understanding and be able to apply the IIA Audit Standards.
    • Experience in the banking industry would be preferable. Further beneficial competencies would include: analytical thinking; attention to detail; multi-tasking; innovative problem-solving; report writing; and presentation skills. Candidates should have a passion for technology; be delivery focused whilst maintaining the required quality of work.

    Closing Date: 1st, June 2022

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