Internal Auditor (Ref: NTIA)
Remuneration: Market Related

Position in the Insurance sector in Umhlanga, Durban - Kwa- Zulu Natal
Posted On Thursday 4 July 2019
Job Description:

Leading client in the insurance sector is seeking the services of an experienced INTERNAL AUDITOR to join their dynamic team, based in Umhlanga

Main job function

Develop and implement the Internal Audit methodology, frameworks and audit programs in accordance with the Internal Audit Plan;

Under general direction from the Internal Audit Manager, independently plan, perform, document and report on routine and complex audits, including advisory reviews;

Perform annual and continuous risk and control assessments of BIG’s various business processes;

Implement innovative audit processes to improve audit efficiency and add value to the Internal Function and business. This includes an increase in the use of CAATs and the automation of audit work;

Ensure the performance and reporting of audits and ad hoc reviews/ special projects are in accordance with Company and professional standards;

Collaborate with, and understand the needs of, the business and provide practical solutions and recommendations that enhance the business;

Manage relationships with key business stakeholders regarding audit performance and the determination and implementation of remedial action;

Build effective and trusting relationships with BIL, BLL and BIG staff, management and Internal Audit peers;

Stay abreast of current developments in the insurance industry and global best business practices;

Provide functional advice to business stakeholders, or potentially providing training to less experienced audit positions as and when required.

This position will have a dual reporting structure - to the BIG Internal Audit Manager and Financial Director, and ultimately to the Group Chief Audit Executive.


Suitable tertiary related qualification, e.g. BCOM (HONS) Auditing

CA(SA) preferable while CISA certification and/or Post Graduate qualification would be advantageous;

Minimum of 3 years Auditing experience with internal audit or process auditing reviews from planning to reviewing all phases of the audit with at least 2 years of insurance industry experience


Must be client-orientated with the alertness to see opportunities to add value to the business;

A proven track record of self-motivation (drive and energy) to delivery to work independently under minimal supervision;

Attention to detail and strong report writing skills;

Strong knowledge of the insurance industry across short-term, long-term and pension fund sub-sectors;

Good analytical skills and ability to interpret various data;

Strong decision-making, problem-solving ability, business acumen and judgement;

An initiative for personal development that includes furthering of IT knowledge and IT Auditing;

Appetite for travel locally within South Africa as and when required, particularly between Durban and Johannesburg.

Microsoft Office Packages – including MS Visio

Data Analytics tools

General project management skills. 

A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position.  Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks.  We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.

Please contact Nicole Thoma