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IT Auditor

Business:  Discovery Central Services
Function:  Internal Audit
Date:  08-Apr-2021

Position Name:

IT Auditor

Reporting to:

IT Audit Manager and Senior IT Audit Manager




Group Internal Audit (GIA)

Key Performance Area



  1. Strategic:
  • Assist in attending to management queries.
  • Build / maintain relationships with the Discovery companies and other Assurance Providers:
    • Discovery Invest, Life, Employee Benefits, Insure, Corporate, Health, Vitality RSA, Vitality Group International, Vitality Health, Vitality Life, External Audit.
  1. Technical
  • Knowledgeable in:
    • IT General Controls
    • Application Controls
    • Technical Infrastructure
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Cyber and Information Security
    • Data Assurance, Data Analytics, continuous auditing via Computer Assisted Auditing Techniques (CAATs): advantageous


  1. Operational:


  • Perform audits in line with Audit Methodology.
  • Assist in defining scope and approach of audits.
  • Prepare Letter of Engagement, Audit Planning Memorandum (APM), system descriptions, walkthroughs, process flow diagrams, risks and controls matrix (RACM), test procedures and address review notes where applicable.
  • Prepare finalised working papers and evidence for all components of work, as per standards set in the Audit Methodology.
  • Ensure that working papers are appropriate and include: Objective, Risk, Controls, Tests, Results, Conclusion and supporting documents.
  • Prepare the draft report which includes criteria, detailed findings, root cause, potential consequences, recommendations and management actions.
  • Complete action plans on file.
  • Provide feedback to Audit Manager regarding progress on activities.
  • Advise Audit Manager immediately of any problems experienced on audit section.
  • Assigned work is completed on time and within budget.
  • Completion of time-sheets on a weekly basis.
  • Request feedback from business management (client satisfaction survey).
  • Escalate cases where feedback is not received.
  1. Follow-ups:



  • Follow up on outstanding audit issues and management actions.
  • Preparation of follow-up progress reports.
  1. Development:


  • Self-development: studying, attending courses, external courses, e-Learnings.
  • Present training to the IT audit team.
  • Completion of mini-appraisals
  • Schedule meetings with Audit Manager for the combined review of mini appraisals.
  1. General:
  • Stay up-to-date with Internal Audit profession Information Technology developments and industry developments.
  • Ongoing development and improvement of audit methodology.
  • Travel if required.


  • As a guideline, the following qualifications are recommended:
    • B Degree or equivalent (and relevant) qualification (with Computer Science / Computer Auditing / Information Systems / Auditing as majors)
    • CISA / CISM / CRISC / CGIT (one or more of the afore mentioned are advisable)


  • 2+ years audit experience.
  • IT General Control Reviews.
  • Application control reviews.
  • Experience with regards to the following would be deemed as an advantage (and could be required for career progression):
    • Internal controls
    • Risk management framework (COSO)
    • IT General Control reviews
    • Application Control reviews
    • Corporate and IT governance
    • IT Infrastructure technical knowledge (reviewing of databases and operating systems)
    • CAATs / data analytics
    • Cyber and information security
    • Computer literacy
  • The following would be deemed as an advantage (and would be required for career progression):
    • Studying towards or in possession of relevant Bachelors or Honours Degree
    • Financial Services experience


Analytical Thinking Ability: ability to split a task or problem into its component parts and use these in a logical and systematic manner to reveal all the implications of the consequences of situations

Communication Skills: able to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing. 

Relationships: building relationships with auditees, business and external auditors.

Reporting Skills: ability to consolidate information and compile reports reflecting the necessary relevant information. 

The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.

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