Chief Advisor Auditing




Task Grade: P17

Area of Specialization: Accepts responsibility for auditing the Treasury area of the organization. Is responsible for minimizing risk exposure, ensuring that assets are safeguarded and ensuring the integrity of financial and other information

Department: Assurance and Forensics

Business Unit: Assurance and Forensics

Location: South Africa (Gauteng)

Reference Number: 329-1658751TMO

Closing Date: 2014/05/30

Minimum Requirements
Qualification(s):
Applicable B Degree plus Honours, a pass in CIA examination or equivalent qualification
Membership of an Eskom recognised professional institute

Experience:
7 years’ related experience

Skills and Competencies
Behavioural
o Integrity
o Honesty
o Trustworthiness
o Professionalism
o Ethical

Leadership
o Team Player
o Motivating Teams
o Coaching
o Mentoring
o Leading audit project teams

Knowledge
o Knowledge of the principle, procedures and practices of accounting and financial records and transactions
o Knowledge of audit procedures and standards, including planning, techniques, tests and sampling methods involved in conducting audits and of the requirements set forth in the standards for professional practice internal auditing
o Knowledge of quality management programmes (including both internal and external assessments)
o Knowledge of risk, control and governance in organisations and how these relate to the work of internal audit
o Knowledge of strategic business planning

Skill
o Business process analysis skills to identify inefficiencies(e.g. structure, workflow analysis, business risks management control strategies and bottleneck management)
o Understands and applies statistical models in audit procedures
o Articulating relevance of root causes and issues across auditing engagements and conducting trend analysis to determine the impact across the organisation
o Understands and applies internal control frameworks such as COSO, ERM and COBIT
o Understands and applies external benchmarks for performance standards
o Ability to supervise diverse workforce(professional and clerical employees) to direct their activities in accomplishing the goals of the assurance and forensic department
o Ability to handle issues of a complex and sensitive nature
o Ability to work under pressured circumstances
o Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing
o Presentation Skills
o Ability to effectively evaluate staff on their performance on time-on the job as well as in written form
o Conflict Management
o Ability to develop and present persuasive arguments to address audit concern(s)

Assessment
o Conducting full scope audit in line with IIA Standards
o Providing guidance on audit assignments
o Transfer of skill
o Quality of reports
o Communication at senior management level
o Reporting to committees
o Implementing departmental strategies
o Ability to develop 3 year risk based audit rolling plan
o Provide support to e-band
o Provide specialist consulting/advisory
o Providing technical support on new developments

Area of specialization:
Accepts responsibility for auditing the Treasury area of the organization. Is responsible for minimizing risk exposure, ensuring that assets are safeguarded and ensuring the integrity of financial and other information as well as guarding against non-compliance with applicable policies, procedures, laws and regulations

Key Responsibilities
Oversees activities related to auditing and reporting in A&F
Provides leadership and subject matter expertise to A&F
Customer relationship management and communication
Performance management and reporting
Recommends and ensures the efficient deployment and utilisation of resources

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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