Internal Audit Manager at WePlace

Reference: JHB000717-LG-1

Our esteemed client, a pioneer in the retail, manufacturing, and industrial sectors, seeks an Internal Audit Manager to join their team.

Roles & Responsibilities Internal Audit Manager Job Objective Guide and oversee the Internal Audit function strategically, directing, managing, and executing internal audit activities. Coordinating specific processes to support the implementation of the Internal Audit Plan, the role involves conducting, compiling, and presenting internal audit reviews. It also entails monitoring compliance, presenting audit findings and recommendations, and ensuring adherence to statutory requirements, policies, and procedures following the Institute of Internal Auditors Standards and organizational policies. The role places particular emphasis on operational and financial control reviews.

Responsibilities/ Key Attributes

  • Establish, manage, and enhance the standing and image of the Internal Audit Department.
  • Collaboratively develop, maintain, and implement Internal Audit policies, procedures, and risk-based audit plans.
  • Implement a quality assurance and improvement program aligned with Internal Audit Department standards.
  • Oversee the execution of the audit engagement plan and program to meet Internal Audit objectives.
  • Communicate Internal Audit engagement results promptly to relevant stakeholders, management, and senior executives.
  • Review Internal Audit engagement outcomes and the overall progress of the Internal Audit Team.
  • Manage the Internal Audit team to ensure effective execution of the audit plan.
  • Evaluate fraud red flags or indicators and assess management remediation plans.
  • Train, coach, develop, and mentor Internal Audit staff members.
  • Prepare the quarterly Audit Committee pack, including the Internal Audit Report.
  • Coordinate Internal Audit activities with other third-party assurance providers for combined assurance.
  • Utilize data analytics in Internal Audit fieldwork to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Ensure continuous professional development (CPD) and technical knowledge updates for the IA Team.
  • Advocate for internal audit value proposition to management and stakeholders.
  • Conduct research on corporate governance, risk management, and internal audit developments.
  • Assist management with ad-hoc tasks and requests.
  • Administer the Ethics hotline for proper investigation, feedback, and reporting of whistleblower calls.
  • Provide support to Management.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Familiarity with King III and King IV Code of Corporate Governance.
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite and ability to work with various application systems.
  • Understanding of Internal Financial Reporting Standards, International Standards of Auditing, and Internal Audit Standards.
  • Detailed knowledge of key operational and financial controls.
  • Ability to perform business process reengineering.


  • Exposure to various business types/sectors, including services, manufacturing, and industrial.
  • Familiarity with different aspects of the business environment, focusing on risk, control, and improvement.
  • Preferred minimum of 5 years relevant audit management experience (internal or external audit).

Education or Qualifications

  • BCom degree in Accounting.
  • BCom Honours degree in Accounting or Internal Auditing.
  • Qualified Chartered Accountant (CA) with completed articles; or
  • Qualified Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) with completed traineeship.
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) would be an added advantage.

Application Response If you do not receive a response within one week of your application, unfortunately, your application has not been successful.

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Package & Remuneration Competitive – Annually

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