Tracking Number: REF NO. DOTP 2015-261
Job Title: Assistant Director - Internal Audit (4 positions available), Ref no. DOTP 2015-261
Department: Department of the Premier
Salary level: 9
Closing Date: 14 September 2015
Reporting To: Mr P Swartbooi at (021) 483 8294
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Cape Town, Western Cape

Job Purpose:

The Western Cape Government is seeking to employ qualified persons to conduct and supervise internal audits at an engagement level in compliance with the approved Audit Methodology; evaluating the adequacy, effectiveness and efficiency of Governance, Risk Management and Control. These positions offer the following: strategic placement and engagement within client departments to positively influence the control environment, being a change agent as well as an opportunity for innovative thinking, creativity and ample opportunity for development and growth. These positions are stationed in Cape Town, Branch Corporate Assurance/ Chief Directorate Internal Audit.

Minimum Requirements:

• 3-year National Diploma or B-Degree (as recognised by SAQA), majoring in Accounting and Auditing;
• A minimum of 3 years Internal/ External Auditing experience.


• Studying towards or have a professional certificate;
• A valid driver’s licence.

Key Performance Areas:

Ensure that:
• Relevant and reliable information is obtained and logical conclusions drawn in each step of the preliminary survey; • Correct analysis of the control objectives, cognisant of the risk demonstrating a comprehensive understanding of how risk ought to be mitigated;
• Assessment of information, drawing qualitative conclusions on the capability of the identified key control to mitigate the risk in relation to the engagement objective motivations;
• Comprehensive and accurate systems description that enhances better understanding of key aspects of the entire process is logically documented. The walkthrough must be appropriately supported by evidence and confirmed with client management;
• Appropriately extracted sample based on effective analysis of population and elements of control;
• Test procedures are developed in line with engagements objective requirements and key control design (addressing the content of the control), conclusions drawn per procedure are aligned to the overall engagement objective motivation cognisant of the risks;
• Working papers are complete (including cross-referencing) and accurately accompanied by useful, relevant, sufficient and reliable evidence delivered and coaching notes signed off;
• The elements of audit findings are appropriately aligned including adequate evaluation of root causes giving effect to practical and value-add recommendations completed.


• Ability to apply the techniques designed to evaluate effective, economical and efficient implementation of controls;
• Analytical Thinking;
• Information Gathering Skills;
• Interactive Communication;
• Teamwork.

R 289 761 – R 341 313 per annum (Salary level 9)

To Apply, click on the 'APPLY ONLINE' button further down on this page

Note on remuneration:

Cost-to-employer (CTE) remuneration packages for certain occupation-specific dispensations (OSD), the middle-management service (MMS) and contract positions are inclusive of all costs related to service benefits or obligations including basic salary, 13th cheque, medical assistance, housing assistance, pension-fund contributions, etc.

MMS remuneration packages are flexible and may be individually structured as prescribed.

Where remuneration is not indicated as CTE, employees service benefits or obligations are funded or co-funded in terms of the applicable prescripts or collective agreements.

Note: Only applications submitted online will be accepted.


Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit copies of their documentation for verification purposes.

These candidates will be required to attend interviews on a date and time as determined by the department and may also be required to undergo competency assessments/proficiency tests.

Note: Only applications submitted online will be accepted.


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