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Audit Portfolio Manager: ACR/ GCR



Johannesburg, ZA

Date:  13-Jan-2021

Requisition ID


Closing Date

2 February 2021

Job Family

Risk, Audit and Compliance

Leadership Pipeline

Manage Self Professional

Job Purpose

To conduct portfolio audits and manage stakeholder relationships to ensure risk is mitigated in accordance to Nedbank Group standards.

Job Responsibilities

  • Execute audit assignment planning, fieldwork and reporting in line with the Group Internal Audit (GIA) methodology and Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).
  • Provide independent assurance to the Group Audit Committee that business is adequately mitigating key strategic and operational risks.
  • Assess and understand business systems, processes, tools, methodologies and templates, within audit scope.
  • Identify and assess the design adequacy and operational effectiveness of controls within audit scope.
  • Be commercially minded and understand the broader business strategy in auditing aaproach.
  • Manage allocated billable hours in line with Audit plan.
  • Act as an trusted business advisor through providing audit insights in line with audit methodology.
  • Maintain stakeholder relationships through regular scheduled engagements.
  • Build sound professional relationships through addressing client concerns.
  • Influence stakeholders to address inefficiencies in resolving audit findings through utilising professional experience in demonstrating benefits of best audit practice.
  • Partner with stakeholders in providing regular audit progress updates and timeous reporting of key audit findings.
  • Ensure client centricity in audit engagements with stakeholders.
  • Ensure GIA policies and principles are maintained and applied through the audit process.
  • Identify and ensure compliance with relevant laws, regulations and guidelines in line with audit scope.
  • Ensure continuous improvement of the quality of audits through providing professional insights.
  • Prepare quality, relevant and commercially astute assignment and reports.
  • Analyse and interrogate client processes, evidence and verbal information independently.
  • Apply professional judgement in all audit interactions.
  • Apply experience and best practice into audit discussions and work performed.
  • Deal with complex verbal and documented information and data in the audit process.
  • Support the achievement of the  business strategy, objectives and values.
  • Stay abreast of developments in field of expertise.
  • Ensure personal growth and enable effectiveness in performance of roles and responsibilities.
  • Contribute to the Nedbank Culture building initiatives (e.g. staff surveys etc.).
  • Participate and support corporate responsibility initiatives for the achievement of business strategy
  • Seek opportunities to improve business processes, models and systems though agile thinking.

Essential Qualifications

Qualifications: Relevant BComm or Bsc degree (Computer Science, Informatics)

Essential Certifications

  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and optional Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA)

Travel Requirements

Candidate must be willing to travel internationally (overseas and rest of Africa)

Type of Exposure

  • Influencing stakeholders to obtain buy-in for concepts and ideas.
  • Conducting quality assurance reviews
  • Sharing information in different ways to increase stakeholders understanding
  • Building and maintaining effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Auditing
  • Interacting with diverse people
  • Analysing and interpreting qualitative and quantitative data
  • Financial services; preferable banking
  • Communicating standards to others
  • Consolidate data from various sources and identify/interpret trends

Minimum Experience Level

At least 5 years IT Audit experience

  • Big 4 Banking experience preferably
  • Application Controls experience – Not just one application, must have experience across different applications
  • General Controls experience  - Have knowledge of CoBit and ITIL frameworks
  • Information Security OR Data analytics experience (one or the other essential)
  • Financial Services experience (preferable)
  • Significant internal audit and / or risk management experience in the banking sector.

Technical / Professional Knowledge

  • Audit reporting
  • Audit standards and practices
  • Banking knowledge
  • Governance, Risk and Controls
  • Ethics and Fraud
  • Reputational risk management
  • Information technology
  • Business writing skills
  • Regulatory, Legal and Economics Principles
  • Business Acumen

Behavioural Competencies

  • Managing Work
  • Monitoring Information
  • Building Partnerships
  • Quality Orientation
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Work Standards
  • Courage
  • Adaptability


Please contact the Nedbank Recruiting Team at +27 860 555 566


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