Job title: Senior IT Auditor
Employment type: Full Time
Experience: 6 to 10 years
Salary: R910000 to R920000
Job published: 07 May 2020
Job reference no: 2169841839

Job Description

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Senior Internal IT Auditor

BankservAfrica, being a payments clearing house and part of the National Payments System of South Africa, and being the trusted partner servicing the financial industry, including banking institutions, requires the exercise of unconditional honesty and transparency on the part of the employee in respect of his duties and obligations.


The main purpose of the Senior Internal IT Auditor is to provide information technology internal audit services for the group in accordance with the internal audit mandate in order to provide management with assurance that IT controls have been implemented and are effective. Additionally, the IT Auditor will be responsible for providing key input to the Internal Audit plan, provide consulting services to management and staff, proactively identifying technology risks and independently evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of IT infrastructure and application controls.

Key stakeholders the Senior Internal IT Auditor will engage with are:


  • BankservAfrica board Committee Audit
  • BankservAfrica board Committee Technology
  • Co-source partners
  • External audit


  • Internal Stakeholders



Strategic Perspectives



Financial Management

  • Contributes to budget setting and control of costs
  • Manage and control individual and relevant intervention, project and programme costs



Stakeholder Engagement

  • Build, Influence and leverage key strategic stakeholder and industry relationships
  • Deliver on internal and external SLA’s



Delivery of Business Processes / Projects

Strategic Alignment

  • Contribute to IT audit strategy


Initiative/ projects for continuous improvement

  • Demonstrate innovative and pioneering thinking in area of expertise and translate this into business process/ solutions/ working practice improvements Deliver client or company specific projects in line with company standards and in agreement with line manager


Internal Audits

  • Perform IT audit procedures, including developing audit criteria, reviewing and analysing evidence, performing client interviews and documenting client processes and procedures in the form of working papers.
  • Identify, develop, and document audit issues and recommendations using independent professional judgement concerning areas under review
  • Plan, supervise and perform general and application control reviews on all layers of information technology systems (application, database, operating system, data, infrastructure etc) for data integrity and security, and provide assurance on the effectiveness of IT controls and the accuracy of recorded data
  • Assist in providing management and the Audit Committee with reports summarizing audit and assurance activities and findings, progress in implementing agreed recommendations as well as an overall assessment of progress on the Internal Audit plan
  • Perform data analytics using computer aided audit tools (preferably Audit Command Language)
  • Conduct data extraction, analysis and security reviews utilising software tools
  • Utilise auditing techniques including information systems auditing knowledge and an ability to apply various internal control frameworks, risk concepts and auditing standards to audit work


Compliance and Risk

Policies and procedures: Provide management assurance on the adequacy and effectiveness of controls in policies and procedures

  • Compliance: Comply with relevant policies & procedures, regulation and legislation
  • Risk: Meet and continually improve on risk management standards (ISO 31000) and ensure reporting and mitigation of all risks





  • Engage with team members to facilitate skills transfer and contribute to a positive team culture and collaborate with experts outsourced from external firms for specialist audits to ensure skills transfer
  • Ensure team stays abreast of technical skills and industry developments



  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferably with a post-graduate qualification) in Computer Science/Management Information Systems, Accounting, Business or equivalent combination of related work experience and education
  • Qualified CISA or CISM or CISSP is a requisite
  • Technical IT expertise
  • Ability to perform data analytics



  • Experience in IT systems
  • Approximately 6-10 years relevant experience, with a significant portion in an internal audit role in preferably an IT company or the financial services industry