• Job Vacancy at Auditor-General of South Africa

  • Posted on: 22 December, 2017 Deadline: 12 January, 2018
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  • The Auditor-General of South Africa ("AGSA") is established in terms of section 181(1) (e) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act No.108 of 1996) as a state institution supporting the constitutional democracy. The constitutional functions of the AGSA are set out in section 188 of the Constitution and sections 4 of the Public Audit Act (Act No. 25 of 2004). Resolution A/66/209 adopted by the United Nations General Assembly further endorses the independence of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs). The AGSA annually produces audit reports on all government departments, public entities, municipalities and public institutions. Over and above these entity-specific reports, the audit outcomes are analysed in general reports that cover both the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) and Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA) cycles. In addition, reports on discretionary audits, performance audit, and other special audits are also produced. The Auditor-General tables reports to the legislature with a direct interest in the audit, namely Parliament, provincial legislature or municipal councils. These reports are then used in accordance with their own rules and procedures for oversight.

    Deputy Business Executive – Finance


    Job description

    Roles & Responsibilities

    • Responsible and ownership of Finance policies
    • Management (planning, organising, leading and controlling) of financial operations within the AGSA
    • Advise AGSA on policy matters pertaining to Finance
    • Advise Business Executive - Finance and the AGSA on strategic issues pertaining to Finance
    • Interact / liaise with other Deputy Business Executives on financial issues
    • Contribute to the continuous development of policies, processes and procedures relating to Finance
    • Facilitate research and benchmarking interventions relating to Finance, and advise the AGSA on new developments in the profession.
    • Oversee Ad hoc financial projects as determined by the AGSA
    • Management Of Tactical And Operational Finance Functions
    • Deliver IFRS compliant annual financial statements and monthly reporting
    • Ensure adequate financial internal system of controls established and compiled including monthly completion of the Control Self-Assessment tool and all reconciliations
    • Perform routine and ad hoc business analysis
    • Order to cash process is efficiently and effectively managed
    • Purchase to pay process is efficiently and effectively managed
    • Drive Talent Management and succession planning in the Business Unit
    • Record to report process is efficiently and effectively managed
    • Fixed asset accounting process is efficiently and effectively managed
    • Ensure liquidity/cash flow is optimal


    • Co-ordination of activities within Finance Business Unit
    • Ensure implementation and results in accordance with management decision and the AGSA financial imperatives within the strategic plan
    • Development and motivation of staff within the Finance Business Unit
    • Effectively And Efficiently Manage The Finance Business Unit To
    • Develop business plan which aligns with AGSA strategic business plan
    • Ensure all management and staff of Business Unit are aligned with Business Executive’s business plan, balanced scorecard and performance contract
    • Establish appropriate measurements to track business plan and balanced scorecard results
    • Establish appropriate management rhythm in terms of meetings and communication channels


    • Overseeing the compilation of the Management information and reporting to EXCO and other governance bodies
    • Deliver quality monthly management information on time to stakeholders including DAG, EXCO, CE’s, BE’s and SM’s.
    • Deliver IFRS compliant annual financial statements and monthly reporting
    • Development and management of internal controls systems
    • Develop agreed AGSA finance measures for business plan and balanced scorecard and deliver quality output on time every month


    • Advise AGSA on budget processes and guidelines
    • Overseeing the budget of the AGSA and advising the CFO on matters relating compilation and monitoring of the budget
    • Establish efficient process and timeline for annual budget preparation aligned with the AGSA strategic business plan. Ensure that a high quality budget result is delivered on time


    Liaising with and assisting auditors in examination of the financial records and documentation



    • CA (SA) / CIMA / ACCA
    • A Post Graduate Qualification in Business Management will be an added advantage


    • At least five years experience in the field of Finance
    • At least five years Senior Management experience
    • At least five years experience in driving service delivery programmes of an organisation

    Closing Date: 12 January 2018

    Assistant Manager


    Job description

    Requirement Overview

    • To provide support to management in managing a portfolio of audits in an effective and efficient manner with the resources allocated in accordance with PFMA and MFMA timelines, ISA standards and AGSA Policies and Procedures.
    • This challenging opportunity involves compiling audit plans, assisting in managing resources, executing the audits, as well as drafting management letters. This position will require travelling. The candidate should have the knowledge and skill required to perform IT general control reviews and data analytics.

    Roles & Responsibilities

    • Conduct Audits
    • Participate in audit committee/steering committee meetings with management or when required
    • Conduct Audit Covering The Three Audit Phases
    • Planning
    • Execution
    • Reporting

    Plan The Audit

    • Define the objectives of the audit
    • Define the scope of the audit
    • Identify benchmarks to be utilised
    • Assess the risks from source documentation
    • Compile the audit plan
    • Conduct a walk through process with the relevant role players

    Execute Tests, Inclusive Of

    • Compliance to policies, procedures, standards and specifications
    • Adequacy on goals
    • Reliability of information
    • Efficiency and effectiveness of operations
    • Perform data analytics
    • Safeguarding of assets

    Generate Audit Reports Indicating

    • Audit findings
    • Recommendations

    Conduct a Closure Meeting, Where Appropriate, To Discuss

    • Accepted recommendations to be implemented and timelines applicable
    • Rejected recommendations and internal actions to be implemented
    • Target dates for implementation and review

    Supervise subordinates in the execution of the three audit phases

    • Supervise team meetings regarding the direction and progress on the audits
    • Provide guidance to auditors on audit related matters
    • Conduct the field work in accordance with policies and procedures
    • Communicate to Management and Senior Manager on progress or obstacles during the audit
    • Submit the audit report for publishing and archiving
    • Finalise the audit file and submit for archiving in accordance with policies and procedures
    • Provide support in the review of contract work and quality assurance
    • Promote and manage sound internal controls within the Business Unit
    • Keep abreast of the latest development at the AGSA
    • Manage audits within the allocated time frame
    • Manage audits in adherence to internal processes, policies and procedures

    Manage Budget

    • Ensure the delivery of high quality, accurate and cost effective audits through effective planning and resource management
    • Ensure effective and efficient management of projects in terms of time, cost and quality
    • Providing input to manager on:
    • Planning of audits under her/his control

    Budgeting requirements

    • Organisational reporting needs
    • Manage budget in accordance with policies, procedures and legal requirements
    • Complete budget management actions within the allocated time frames

    Skills, Experience & Education

    B Degree in Auditing, Computer Science or Informatics


    • National Diploma in Auditing or IT
    • CISA will be an advantage


    • Knowledge of Auditing
    • Knowledge and understanding of the principles of finance and the components involved in finance; must be able to apply PFMA and MFMA principles and adhere to due dates
    • In-depth knowledge and skills in Informatics


    • Minimum 3-5 years IS auditing experience
    • Minimum of 1-2 years’ supervisory experience

    Closing Date: 04 January 2018

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) / email(s) below to apply on company website.

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