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Audit Portfolio Manager: IT



Johannesburg, ZA

Date:  23 May 2024
Reference:  133084

Requisition Details & Talent Acquisition Contact

REQ 133084- Tshego Semenya 

Location: Johannesburg 


Group Risk

Career Stream


Leadership Pipeline

Manage Self Professional


Audit Portfolio Manager: IT

Job Purpose

The objective and scope of work of GIA is to determine whether the Group’s systems of internal controls, risk management and governance, as designed and operated by management, are adequate and effective. 

The scope of GIA’s work is determined by a risk-based approach and so the key risks facing the Group, including subsidiaries, and the requirements of the GAC, subsidiary Audit Committees and the Group and subsidiary Executive Committees. This should include alignment to business strategic priorities.

Job Responsibilities

  • Support the periodic assessments of the outcomes of internal audit work to appropriate governing bodies, including the GAC, Board Risk Committee, Executive IT Committee (EITCO) and Group IT Committee (GITCO); 
  • Report on the overall effectiveness of the governance, risk and internal control framework of the Group; 
  • Comply with regulatory and corporate governance expectations of the internal audit functions;
  • Report significant Digital issues related to the processes for controlling the activities of the Group, including potential improvements to those processes; 
  • Report periodically on the progress of the Digital audit plan delivery; 
  • Have in place a robust process to follow-up on management’s agreed actions to address Digital Controls issues raised by GIA; 
  • Responsible for the delivery and measurable performance of their respective Digital audit portfolio, including audit plan delivery;
  • Apply judgement to provide an overall audit opinion on the Digital system of internal controls of the Group;
  • Provide insights from the outcomes of internal Digital audit work to appropriate governing bodies;
  • Maintain an open and constructive relationship as a Trusted Advisor with senior internal and external stakeholders including External Audit, Business Executives and other GIA Heads of Audit;
  • Implement effective and efficient audit processes to ensure that audit processes are optimized and comply with the relevant governance expectations of internal audit functions;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with business and key stakeholders to ensure robustness and completeness of audit coverage and contribute at an insight generator / trusted advisor to business to enhance assurance provided over the control environment;
  • Contribute to the development of a 12-month rolling Digital audit plan using a risk-based methodology, emerging technologies, taking into consideration specific business strategic focus areas, regulatory requirements pertaining to internal audit, as well as including any risks or control concerns identified by management, the GAC and the Board; 
  • Deliver and report on the rolling Digital risk-based internal audit plan; 
  • Have a robust process in place to follow-up and report on management’s progress in implementing agreed actions to address Digital issues identified by GIA; and 
  • Maintain an open and constructive relationship with the CIA, GIA HoA: Digital & Technology, Business executives, and key stakeholders (including GIA Heads of Audit) by providing value added services and sharing information. 

Minimum Experience Level

The following minimum experience is required:

  • 8 – 10 years financial services experience;
  • Digital audit experience in a Banking institute;
  • Ability to operate independently; and
  • Leadership experience.


The following additional experience is preferred:

  • Significant technical knowledge on cyber, its supporting technologies and processes.

Essential Qualifications - NQF Level

  • Advanced Diplomas/National 1st Degrees

Preferred Qualification

  • Minimum required qualification: BSc Computer Science, Informatics or other related degree; 
  • CISA; CRISK; CISM; CISSP; CGEIT (or another relevant IT Qualification)

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


Preference will be given to candidates from the underrepresented groups

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


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


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