Role details

Head of Internal Audit, Investment Management, Treasury & Finan

Cape Town   •   R1,200,000 - R1,400,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Head of Internal Audit, Leading Financial Services Provider
  • Head of Internal Audit, Investment Management, Treasury & Finance

About Our Client

Our client is the most well-known financial services institution in South Africa.

It provides investment, savings, life assurance, asset management, banking and property and personal insurance in Africa, Europe, the Americas and Asia.

With its head office located in London, it is constituent of the FTSE100 Index and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. More than 16 million customers makes use of its services and more than £305 billion assets are under management.

Through its subsidiaries it operates within more than 39 African countries and are currently looking to increase its Dialogue in South Africa even further.

Job Description

Key focus areas:


  • Contribute to development and implementation of the functional strategy and business plan as it relates to the Subject Matter (SM) portfolio and related assurance needs.


  • Contribute subject matter expertise to the development of the portfolio audit plan;
  • Execute the SM portfolio audit plan - right people doing the right jobs at the right time;
  • Manage Quality and Performance, maintain independence and implement corrective action where required. Accountable for audits being delivered to the GIA quality standard; and
  • Consolidate and report integrated results for the SM portfolio and provide input to the relevant committee reports


  • Develop and maintain effective relationship with SM portfolio executives;
  • Manage stakeholder engagement and relationships across the SM portfolio; and
  • Participation in SM portfolio key Governance bodies.


  • Contribute to functional resource planning and integration;
  • Implement the functional resource plan and take corrective action (where required);
  • Manage SM portfolio KPIs and implement corrective action; and
  • Comply with IIA Code of Ethics and GIA Policies and Procedures.


  • Acquire specialist resources;
  • Performance management and development of direct reports; and
  • Lead development of SM expertise



  • Financial services industry experience in blue chip company (global listing advantageous)
  • Detailed understanding of the investment management environment - front, middle and back office;
  • Good knowledge of asset management capabilities - fixed income, equities, alternatives, multi-asset, property etc.;
  • Knowledge of the investment management regulatory environment an advantage;
  • Knowledge of SA life and pensions products and industry;
  • Experience in leading on technical and quality reviews;
  • Experience of client relationship management at a senior management levels;
  • Exposure to leading and managing specialist audit teams, including development, performance management, coaching and budgets; and
  • Experience in MI reporting and data management.


  • Proven personal and individual development and learning experiences;
  • Display the company values and ActNow! Leadership behaviours in support of our culture.
  • Proven experience in managing a team in a matrix structure environment;
  • Significant and proven experience of engaging at managerial and executive level within a local geographic and group company; and
  • Post graduate leadership qualification/ certificate will be advantageous.

The Successful Applicant

Technical competencies:

  • Technical Competencies
  • High Level of Computer Literacy
  • Preferable Audit Software (e.g. CCH TeamMate Suite, ACL)
  • Internal Auditing Methodologies
  • Business Process Analysis
  • Risk Analysis & Control Assessment Techniques
  • Analytical Tools
  • Written Communication

Key selection criteria:

  • 10-15 years Internal Audit experience within Investment or Asset Management with additional focuses on either Treasury, Finance or Risk divisions with the financial services industry
  • 5 years managerial experience
  • Relevant tertiary qualification. CA(SA) or CIA preferred

What's on Offer

Basic salary + Company & Personal Performance Bonus + Share sign-on (optional)

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