EXECUTIVE SEARCH STATUS:

COMPLETED Job Vacancy

POSITION:

NATURE OF BUSINESS:

Chief Audit Executive

construction and engineering 

JOB LOCATION: Johannesburg

 

REPORTS TO: Group Head of Assurance / Board sub-Committees for Audit; Health, Safety & Environment; Social & Ethics; Risk Management; and Social & Ethics

 

SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY:

Responsibility and authority for leading and managing the group wide internal audit function with particular emphasis on providing various stakeholders, including the Board sub-committees, company executives and senior management, with a framework for delivery of a group wide internal audit function

 

COMPANY BACKGROUND:

The company is a major listed construction and engineering group.

 

KEY EXECUTIVE ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:

  • Chartered Accountant / Certified Internal Auditor with deep financial, risk and business management systems experience and literacy
  • Internal Audit experience, ideally in a contracting and project environment with a strong emphasis on project controls
  • Experience in a project related operational environment is highly desirable
  • Operational business background with audit experience at a senior level
  • Experience in strategy formulation, implementation and delivery
  • Experience in designing, implementing and reviewing corporate governance, risk management processes and internal controls
  • Some experience in the implementation and workings of information systems
  • Up to date knowledge of both local and international auditing standards, risk practices and ISO ratings
  • Board level experience would be useful

 

 

KEY JOB PERFORMANCE AREAS:

  • Develop the strategy for the audit, based on standards agreed with functional executives
  • Develop an audit plan for the evaluation and testing of compliance with these standards
  • On an ongoing basis, pro-actively look ahead, anticipating exposure, developing risk based plans
  • Provide a holistic view of the group’s exposure, identifying important issues and focusing on these
  • Provide a link to all aspects of the group’s entities, actions and involvement
  •  Establish internal audit priorities and manage third party outsourced service provider
  • Report back and engage with the management of the entities reviewed on the findings and recommendations for improvement