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Senior Auditor

Hollard Recruitment
Johannesburg Johannesburg Gauteng, South Africa
Closing date
Oct 14, 2023

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Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Advert Summary
The Senior Auditor will be required to execute the internal audit methodology using a risk-based audit approach when performing start-to-end internal audit duties across all Hollard internal, partner, broker, administrator, binder and underwriting relationships and functions, both nationally and internationally.
Required Knowledge and Experience

4-5 years internal / external audit experience; or
4-5-year short-term insurance operations experience (underwriting, or reinsurance or finance etc


Risk based auditing methodology
Corporate governance (e.g., King IV, Companies Act etc)
Compliance management requirements within Financial Services/Insurance (e.g. Short-term and Long-term Insurance Act, FAIS Act, etc.) advantageous
IIA standards
General business operations and financial processes understanding
Knowledge of Insurance principles, processes, risks, and controls advantageous
Knowledge of risk management and risk management practices


Ability to access and use data analytics results, to interpret trends
Stakeholder relationship management
Advanced Excel
Effective written and verbal communication skills
Critical reasoning
Root Cause Analysis
Conflict resolution
Report writing
Client interviewing
Documentation skills


Short-term Insurance industry experience
Financial controls experience

Core Competencies:

Business Acumen
Innovative thinking
Building relationships, collaborating, and influencing others
Customer focus
Managing Complexity
Delivering results
Critical / analytical thinking

Technical Competencies:

General Insurance principles
Practice management
Risk assurance and management
Integrity and ethics

Operational / Technical:

Use a sound understanding of business processes, risks and controls including relevant regulatory and accounting issues.
Conduct engagements in accordance with approved Internal Audit and internal financial controls methodology.
Manage time in line with the allocated budget and communicate any potential delays or overruns.
Identify, monitor, and communicate overruns and inefficiencies.
Apply continuous improvement principles and identify opportunities for change.
Give guidance to fellow team members.
Prepare process analysis documentation.
Draft business understanding documents and related flow charts of allocated scope area ready for Audit Manager review.
Contribute to the preparation of the audit programme.
Preparation of an audit programme and conduct fieldwork and testing to the required standard.
Identification of process, information and control gaps and seeks additional information if necessary.
Ensure that information generated is accurate, valid, and comprehensive prior to review and/or reporting.
Draft and discuss own findings for inclusion in reports.
Draft reports for Audit Manager review.
Run basic data analytics using the appropriate analytical tools.

Stakeholder Engagement:

Build mutually beneficial relationships with stakeholders.
Manage all client interactions for allocated areas of scope.
Ensure thorough understanding of the business environment, strategy, challenges, and risks as well as prevailing legislation and emerging industry trends
Seek and provide feedback

Management and Leadership:

Provide direction to the junior team members in executing the Group's internal audit plan
Build a high-performance team through coaching and mentoring
Promote a culture of continuous learning

Educational Requirements

Relevant 3-year bachelor's degree
CIA/ CA/ CISA/ RE/ Insurance Industry related qualification
Relevant Honours degree desirable / preferable

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