The Johannesburg Development Agency, is an agency of the City of Johannesburg which stimulates and supports area-based economic development initiatives throughout the Johannesburg metropolitan area in support of Joburg 2040. The following position is available for an achievement-oriented individual with initiative and commitment to give substance to the vision.

CHIEF AUDIT EXECUTIVE: Five (5) year fixed-term performance-based contract. Market related Salary package

Purpose of the position: The successful candidate will provide strategic leadership by managing the internal audit unit. Reporting administratively to the CEO and functionally to the Audit and Risk Committee, the successful candidate will strategically manage, develop, maintain and implement audit measures to minimize risk while ensuring maximum compliance with applicable legislation and regulations within the Johannesburg Development Agency. Manage the completeness of working papers and audit related documentation for quality review purposes. Provides leadership and management to ensure the mission and core values of the company are put into practice.

Key Responsibilities: Develop a flexible annual audit plan by using an appropriate risk-based methodology and submit to the Audit Committee for review and approval. Plan audits to include key operational data and scope areas as defined by risk assessment and operational audit manual. Manage the preparation of quality reports that clearly highlight internal control weaknesses and risks, as well as areas of strength, identified. Ensure appropriate evaluation and monitoring of corrective actions. Communication of audit results through clear, concise and effective audit reporting. Coordinating the follow-up process of both internal and external audit reports, to ensure the audited unit reports follow-ups on a timely basis and in-line with timelines. Manage the planning and execution of financial audits in line with regulations; audit scope and objectives; verifying audit programmes. Manage the verification and assessment of risks and internal controls by reviewing areas of noncompliance; overseeing manual and automated financial processes; reviewing process weaknesses and inefficiencies and operational issues.

Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree in Internal Audit/Finance/Accounting or equivalent. A minimum of 10 years’ experience, 3 years at executive level. Extensive knowledge of PFMA, MFMA, Treasury Regulations and IIA standards, internal audit methodologies, tools, systems and procedures, Risk Management Framework, King IV and King Code. Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and/ or Professional membership with IIA. Understanding of government environment both at national, provincial and local sphere. Sound proven leadership qualities and strong vision.

Please email a detailed CV in MS Word format to:

Closing Date: 19 JULY 2021

Correspondence will be with short-listed candidates only. Should you not hear from us within 30 days of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Johannesburg Development Agency is an equal opportunity employer and position will be filled in line with its EE targets