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Head, Internal Audit - Group Functions & COE's (GIA Tech & Platforms)

Standard Bank Group
Rosebank, Carluke, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Job Role
Internal Auditor
Contract Type
Full Time
Company Description

Standard Bank Group is a leading Africa-focused financial services group, and an innovative player on the global stage, that offers a variety of career-enhancing opportunities - plus the chance to work alongside some of the sector's most talented, motivated professionals. Our clients range from individuals, to businesses of all sizes, high net worth families and large multinational corporates and institutions. We're passionate about creating growth in Africa. Bringing true, meaningful value to our clients and the communities we serve and creating a real sense of purpose for you.

To lead and review the audit process for multiple portfolios and area of specialty in line with the Group Internal Audit strategy to provide independent and objective assurance and advice within the Group Functions and CoE's to ensure sustainable client centric management of risk across SBG. In this construct centres of excellence include the Payments, Platforms, and Operations domains. The group functions include Brand, Marketing and Data Privacy.

  • Post Graduate Degree (NQF 8/9) - Audit (Min)
  • CIA (Min)
  • CISA (Min)
  • Relevant professional membership will be required based on specialty (Pref)

Additional Information

Experience Required:

More than 10 years of the following:
  • Proven experience in project/programme management, and leading multiple projects across the organization.
  • Experience in building partnerships and engaging with multiple stakeholders at senior levels across the ecosystem.
  • Experience in understanding IT controls and analysing complex sets of data to interpret, visualize and identify trends.
  • Experience in leading large teams; Change management experience.
  • Exposure to Marketing, Real Estate, Operations, Payments, Data preferable

Behavioral & Technical Competencies:

Making Decisions: This competency is about the pace at which individuals are prepared to make decisions, as well as their willingness to take responsibility for their decisions when under pressure. It also deals with the extent to which individuals are definite about their views and opinions.

Upholding Standards: Upholding Standards within the organisation is important for ensuring that high quality products and services are provided as well as for ensuring that trust is created and maintained. Individuals need to focus on developing proper and discreet behaviour and to honour their commitments in order to be effective at demonstrating this competency.

Developing Strategies: This competency includes facets of behaviour such as being visionary and establishing effective plans that take into consideration long-term aspects. This competency also includes the need for individuals to focus on identifying trends.

Team Working: This competency is about working well in a team. In order to develop this competency, individuals are encouraged to acknowledge the views and contributions of others, and to involve others in decision-making.

Empowering Individuals: This competency emphasises the empowerment of others which includes encouraging others, motivating as well as inspiring them.

IA Data Analysis : The ability to inspect, transform and model data to inform and support the internal audit process and decision-making

Internal Auditing: The ability to follow a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes in accordance with the IA professional standards to enhance and protect organisational value

Maintain IA Professional Practices: Knowledge of Internal Audit International Professional Practices and apply them to improve the audit methodology, and as a quality standard for audit engagement deliverables to ensure continuous improvement of the audit function.

IA Technology Application: The ability to utilise technology to source and analyse data that supports the internal audit process (risk assessments, full population testing) and drive visual presentation

Management of Audit Function: The ability to manage the operations of the internal audit functions to deliver business value and continuously develop it to maintain its relevance within the organisation and with the relevant regulators.

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