Senior Auditor Auditing

Task Grade: G16

Area of Specialization: Providing professional level audit work individually in identifying the relevant risk factors pertaining to the respective areas of expertise, and providing A&F management with independent, objective assurance about the control health of the organization

Department: Assurance and Forensics

Business Unit: Performance and Forensics

Location: South Africa (Gauteng)

Reference Number: 329-1664312BOT

Closing Date: 2014/06/05

Minimum Requirements

B. Degree in area of expertise or equivalent qualification

5 years related experience

Skills and Competencies

o Integrity
o Honesty
o Trustworthiness
o Professionalism

o Team Player
o Motivating Teams
o Coaching and transfer knowledge and skills
o Mentoring
o Leading audit project team

o Knowledge of audit procedures in accordance with the institute of internal auditors professional practice framework, i.e. audit engagement, development of risk and control matrices (auditing programs), executing audit programs, reporting, follow up action.
o Knowledge of Information security auditing (Operating Systems, Databases, Networks and Firewalls) to provide detailed analysis and reports on information systems.
o Knowledge of business process analysis to identify inefficiencies (e.g. structure, workflow analysis, business risks management control strategies and bottleneck management) in area of expertise.
o Knowledge of General Controls and Application Controls reviews including Systems Development Life Cycle Reviews.
o Knowledge of control frameworks such as COSO ,COBIT, ITIL and other relevant international security standards
o Knowledge of root cause analysis to determine the most probable underlying causes of problems and undesired events in an organisation in own area of expertise, and to advise divisional clients accordingly
o Understanding of CAATS would be advantageous

o Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing
o Ability to effectively evaluate staff on their performance on time-on the job as well as in written form
o Ability to advise and couch and transfer knowledge and skills
o Ability to research, analyse, summarise, interpret and benchmark subject matter with areas of expertise
o Presentation skills
o Conflict management

o Conducting full scope audit in line with IIA Standards
o Supervision
o Development of staff
o Transfer or skill
o Quality of reports

Area of specialization:
Providing professional level audit work individually in identifying the relevant risk factors pertaining to the respective areas of expertise, and providing A&F management with independent, objective assurance about the control health of the organization and the integrity of financial and other information in Eskom that complies with applicable standards, laws and regulations.

Key Responsibilities
Technical expertise and professional support and reporting in A&F
Assignments in accordance with professional Standards and legislation
Performance management and reporting
Customer relationship management and communication

If you have not been contacted within 28 days after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

The appointment of the candidate is at the Manager’s sole discretion, taking into account factors which Eskom consider relevant including but not limited to Eskom's Employment & Occupational Equity Policies, Strategies & Guidelines. Also note that Eskom supports a smoke-free environment.

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Questions after the interview:

At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.

Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:

- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?

These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.

If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:

- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?

If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:

- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;

The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!
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