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Audit Portfolio Manager: ACR/ GCR



Johannesburg, ZA

Date:  25-Nov-2021

Requisition ID


Closing Date

5 December 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

  • Comply with regulatory and corporate governance expectations of internal audit functions;
  • Report on issues related to the processes for controlling the activities of the Group, including potential improvements to those processes;
  • Report periodically on the measurable performance of GIA, including audit plan delivery and financial performance;
  • Accountable for the delivery and measurable performance of GIA, including audit plan delivery against financial targets;
  • Provide insights from the outcomes of internal audit work to appropriate governing bodies, including the GAC and Board Risk Committee;
  • Maintain an open and constructive relationship as a Trusted Advisor with senior internal and external stakeholders including the Institute of Internal Audit, SARB, External Audit and Business Executives.
  • Build an effective team and performance of staff by implementing performance agreements and ensuring a clear vision.
  • Ensure that staff stay abreast in field of expertise and deliver on the stakeholder expectations.
  • Create an environment of teamwork that contributes to Group Internal Audit (GIA).
  • Build rapport and understand client current business reality, requirements, risks and expectations and consider key and/or emerging risks in annual audit plan.
  • Identify and consider internal and external factors to develop and update annual risk based audit plan with clear levels of accountability
  • Build trusting relationships and improve credibility and quality of audit outputs by achieving team objectives through engaging with staff, peers and other departments.
  • Ensure that billable hours, budgets and resources are optimally planned and quality audits are delivered.
  • Deliver projects cost effectively and monitor the productivity of resources.
  • Execution and file completion of audits as per the audit plan.
  • Ensure improved productivity and the delivery of projects within agreed timelines.
  • Ensure transformational target are met.
  • Deliver world class service through others by creating a client service culture.
  • Achieve operational excellence and support the implementation of business optimisation improvement in GIA.
  • Identify and ensure compliance with laws, regulations, and guidelines and improve control culture.
  • Review the quality, relevance and commerciality of assignment audit reports

Essential Qualifications - NQF Level

  • Advanced Diplomas/National 1st Degrees

Preferred Qualification


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)

Preferred Certifications

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


3 – 5 years Management 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)
  • EE is preferable

The following additional experience is preferred:

  • 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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