Director: Standards Vacancy
The Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA) is the statutory body mandated with the responsibility for the regulation of the auditing profession in South Africa and to:
- Promote the integrity of the profession
- Protect the public in their dealings with registered auditors
- Prescribe auditing and ethics standards
- Prescribe standards of professional competence and conduct of registered auditors
- Encourage education and research into any matter affecting the auditing profession
The IRBA is a schedule 3A public entity as defined in the Public Finance Management Act, and is situated in Modderfontein, Johannesburg.
The pace of change and development in the accounting and auditing professional both locally and internationally has been unprecedented. IRBA would like to ensure continuous efficient and proactive delivery against the extraordinary demands being made on the profession.
With this in mind, the current Director Standards will be retiring in May 2014. The IRBA is embarking on a recruitment process to ensure that the most suitable person will be able to replace the Director: Standards once she has retired. As this is a very challenging and specialised position, the person will work with the current Director for a number of months before taking over as director by May 2014.
The following manpower resources and skills are required for the position of DIRECTOR: STANDARDS
As an integral part of the Senior Management, the Director: Standards will:
- Develop and implement strategies and strategic plans for the Standards Department, which is responsible for the development and issue of technical pronouncements on Auditing and Ethics to Registered Auditors
- Develop and issue guidance to registered auditors to perform high quality audits
- Manage and support a number of committees and subcommittees including the Committee for Auditing Standards and the Committee for Auditor Ethics
- Stakeholder management and the interface with other regulators and government departments requiring regulatory reports from auditors
- Liaise with international bodies, participate in their projects, influence international standards and provide comment on international exposure drafts
- Provide technical support to registered auditors, institutes and others
- Develop procedures and processes to ensure efficient and effective functioning of the Standards Department
The position requires a CA(SA) with at least ten years’ experience in auditing and assurance, exposure at senior management level, and strong technical knowledge and skills. Preference will be given to candidates who have been involved in standard setting.
The Director: Standards reports to the Chief Executive Officer.
Technical Senior Administrator Vacancy
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
- Completed Articles – practical experience in auditing environment - CA(SA)
- Working knowledge of auditing, assurance and ethics standards
- Good knowledge of legislation affecting auditors
- Good people skills and ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
- Experience in managing committees and meetings
- Experience in writing minutes and reports.
- Written and spoken communication in English
- Keen interest in and understanding of technical issues
- Keen interest in working, and learning, in an assurance technical environment
- Good project management skills with the ability to administer a number of projects concurrently and to prioritise appropriately
- Good facilitation, negotiation and organisational skills
- Assertive, yet open minded and consultative
- Good research skills
- Excellent attention to detail
- Strong analytical abilities.
- Ability to work under pressure without compromising quality of work.
- To support the Standards Department (consisting of Director, Senior Manager and four professional managers) with management of Standards Projects and Task Groups and assist with preparation of minutes and coordination of committee meetings.
- To assist with research into technical aspects and analysis of information for projects allocated as input for the above and keep up to date with new developments in relevant auditing, assurance and ethics standards and legislation.
- To assist with preparation of comments on proposed local and international standards, consultation papers and draft legislation.