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Audit Investigator

ADVERT

Position: Audit Investigator
Department: Legal
Closing Date: 31 July 2014

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • CA (SA) who trained in public practice.
  • At least 10 years post-qualification auditing experience.
  • Experience and a working knowledge of the Auditing and Financial Reporting standards. Taxation, legal and related experience would be advantageous.
  • An appreciation of the regulator’s role in protecting the public.
  • An analytical and questioning mind and the ability to exercise scepticism.

ATTRIBUTES

  • Excellent written and verbal skills (English). An ability to absorb volumes of documents and identify the crux of the issues, and summarise these succinctly.
  • Professional attitude.
  • Unquestionable integrity – ability to respect confidentiality.
  • Hard-working person and available outside of normal working hours when required.
  • Team player with the ability to work in isolation for extended periods.
  • Perspicacity (ability to see the wood and the trees).
  • Ability to work quickly without compromising quality.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Technically strong (Accounting and Auditing standards; taxation, legal and other experience would be advantageous, but auditing experience is paramount).
  • Emotionally mature.
  • Vigilant and alert to possible unprofessional conduct of registered auditors (through media reports; complaints lodged against other auditors; etc.)
  • Analytically strong.
  • Ability to work under pressure without compromising quality of work.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Investigate complaints lodged with the IRBA (“the Board”) against registered auditors and prepare reports for the Investigating Committee furnishing an analysis of the case and the alleged unprofessional conduct.
  • Investigate matters which come to IRBA’s attention other than by way of complaint (eg newspaper articles) and prepare similar reports.
  • Identify breaches of the auditing standards and the Code of Professional Conduct / Rules Regarding Improper Conduct and the facts upon which these breaches are based and capture these in the form of allegations of unprofessional conduct.
  • Attend Investigating and DAC meetings in order to assist the Committees in their deliberations.
  • Assist the pro-forma complainant at hearings.
  • Perform detailed forensic investigations when required, focusing on alleged unprofessional conduct of registered auditors. Ascertain whether or not relevant evidence is available and reliable to support the allegations of unprofessional conduct.
  • Work involves primarily, but not exclusively, and understanding of ISAs and to a lesser extent IFRS. Work includes evaluating the adequacy of the audit procedures and audit working papers. It also involves reviewing the quality of Annual Financial Statements.
  • Work closely with, and support, the professional staff within the legal department and with legal advisers and witnesses in respect of disciplinary hearings, specifically regarding technical aspects of alleged contraventions of auditing standards and accounting standards.

 

 

CV’s must be e-mailed to hr@irba.co.za

 

 

In compliance with the IRBA’s employment equity plans, first preference will be given to candidates from designated groups (Africans, Indians, Coloureds and females). Correspondence will be limited to short listed candidates only.

 

 

Board Secretary

Company / Board Secretary

Position: Board Secretary
Department: Executive
Closing Date: 31 July 2014

Purpose:

The Board Secretary has a pivotal role to play in the corporate governance and compliance of the IRBA. In addition to extensive statutory duties, the Company Secretary must provide the Board as a whole, and Directors, individually, with detailed guidance as to how their responsibilities should be properly discharged in the best interests of the organisation. The Board Secretary will further also be responsible to co-ordinate the Compliance function of the IRBA.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Legal or CIS qualification with five years board secretary experience
  • Knowledge of the Auditing Profession Act, 2005, the PFMA and all laws affecting IRBA
  • Proficiency in MS office
  • CIS Membership would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of the King 3 Report and Corporate Governance

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

Secretariat

  • Assisting the Chairman of the Board and the CEO in determining the annual Board plan and administration of other issues of a strategic nature at Board level.
  • Providing a central source of guidance and advice to the Board and within the organisation on matters of ethics and good governance.
  • Compiling and distributing the Board agenda.
  • Ensuring proper and orderly conduct of Board and Committee meetings and the production of minutes.
  • Ensuring that the Board complies with all applicable legislation
  • Reviewing all relevant legislative andregulatory developments and advising the Board accordingly.
  • Ensuring that the organisation is adopting best practices in corporate governance.
  • Attending meetings of ARMCO, OPSCOM, MANCO and Board and distributing agendas and preparing minutes
  • Coordinating Board communications as necessary
  • Ensuring that the Board receives required training where necessary
  • Coordinating the Board evaluation process

Compliance

  • Ensure the implementation of the IRBA Compliance Framework
  • Assist with the proper establishment and maintenance of procedures on the identification, monitoring, reporting and resolution of breaches and other compliance and regulatory issues.
  • Train and assist employees to improve their regulatory knowledge and enhance their compliant behaviours.
  • Assist with other operational areas of the business

Skills and personal attributes

  • Well developed project management skills
  • Ability to thrive under pressure
  • Problem solving and good judgment
  • Excellent written English and an ability to render lengthy discussion to a concise minute
  • Ability to implement and ensure maintenance of processes
  • Meticulous attention to detail and an orderly approach to tasks
  • An appreciation of the importance of filing and records management
  • A strong sense and appreciation of governance, ethics and compliance

 

 

CV’s must be e-mailed to hr@irba.co.za

 

 

In compliance with the IRBA’s employment equity plans, first preference will be given to candidates from designated groups (Africans, Indians, Coloureds and females). Correspondence will be limited to short listed candidates only.

 

 

Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst

INTERNAL ADVERT

Position: Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst
Department: Inspections
Closing Date: 31 July 2014

REQUIREMENTS

  • Professional accounting qualification, e.g. SAIPA, SAICA or ACCA.
  • SAICA audit training contract completed (Articles)
  • At least 3 years’ experience in an external audit environment
  • Research & analysis skills
  • Working knowledge of auditing, assurance and ethics standards
  • Experience in economics and risk management an added advantage

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

  • To conduct research and identify relevant audit quality risk factors.
  • To maintain, update and manage a BI database.
  • To analyse audit quality risks and risks affecting the audit profession in general.
  • To analyse all audit quality risk factors and determine the likelihood and impact.
  • To develop, assess and propose actions to address elevated risk.
  • To timeously evaluate elevated risk factors against inspections’ findings criteria and prioritise in the form of risk matrix reports.
  • To ensure the effectiveness of the BI risk assessment process and provide feedback to improve process.
  • To ensure the effectiveness of the Internal Information Sharing (IS) process and prepare the monthly departmental IS report for review by your line Manager, Quality Leader and/or Director Inspections.
  • To identify emerging risks, trends and suggest focus areas.

SKILLS & PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Good knowledge of legislation affecting auditors and the audit risk assessment process.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to maintain high level of confidentiality and ethics.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Analytical ability.
  • Good report writing skills and communications skills.

 

 

CV’s must be e-mailed to hr@irba.co.za

 

 

In compliance with the IRBA’s employment equity plans, first preference will be given to candidates from designated groups (Africans, Indians, Coloureds and females). Correspondence will be limited to short listed candidates only.

 

 

B-BBEE Inspector

INTERNAL ADVERT

Position: B-BBEE INSPECTOR
Department: Inspections
Closing Date: 20 June 2014

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Completed Articles – practical experience in auditing environment - CA(SA) or registered auditor or B-BBEE approved registered auditor
  • Working knowledge of B-BBEE legislation, including the Codes of Good Practice and Sector Codes, B-BBEE assurance (SASAE3502) and IRBA Code of Professional Conduct for Registered Auditors
  • Experience of working in an auditing environment– exposure as manager of audit and other assurance engagements and application of ethics and risk management policies and procedures in practice
  • Experience in a technical standard setting environment will be of advantage.
  • Experience in investigating complaints in respect of verification certificates and EME certificates issued by RAs and advice to Legal Department.

ATTRIBUTES

Must have an inquiring mind and ability to do research and to analyse facts and circumstances and a sound technical ability

  • A good understanding of professional and business environment impacting the auditing profession
  • Must be able to work well under pressure
  • Good people skills and ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Must be able to take an independent stance as a representative of the regulator

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Responsible for risk-based planning and inspecting B-BBEEE audit engagements and firms quality control policies and procedures, discussing findings, preparing reports and recommending an appropriate outcome.
  • Assist the IRBA Inspections with design, implementation and improvement of policies, procedures and processes to regulate B-BBEE Approved RAs.
  • Stakeholder engagement with the DTI and National Treasury (Procurement), SAICA, Sector Councils and others as required
  • Research technical aspects and analyse information for projects and keep up to date with new developments in relevant B-BBEE Legislation, Codes of Good Practice, New Sector Codes issued and development of IRBA assurance pronouncements and guidance;
  • Comment on Codes of Good Practice, Assurance Standards, legislation or any other information affecting the IRBA, and B-BBEE approved auditors.
  • Develop and maintain assurance guidance including Communiques for B-BBEE engagements and changes in B-BBEE Codes and Sector Codes issued.
  • The inspector position require out of town travelling.

 

 

CV’s must be e-mailed to hr@irba.co.za

 

 

In compliance with the IRBA’s employment equity plans, preference will be given to candidates from designated groups (Africans, Indians, Coloureds, Chinese and females). Correspondence will be limited to short listed candidates only.

 

 

Internal Recruitment - RI Administrator
Position: Reportable Irregularities Administrator
Department: Standards
Closing Date: 30 June 2014

REQUIREMENTS

  • A minimum of a matric with an administrative qualification
  • Computer literacy – experience in using Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook Mailbox an advantage
  • Experience of Compliance functions and administration
  • At least 3-5 years’ experience in an administrative position

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

Based in the Standards Department you will be responsible, inter alia, for aspects pertaining to Reportable Irregularities, including:

  • Administering the Reportable Irregularities (RI) process and maintaining the RI database on the FlowCentric RI database and RI document filing system;
  • Supervising the RI Assistant Administrator;
  • Maintenance of the RI FlowCentric system and support to the Senior Professional Manager on systems matters;
  • Establishing and maintaining timeous communications with registered auditors and relevant regulators, including prompt logging of RI reports received in the RI Mailbox, and despatch of e-mail communications and updating of the RI website pages; and
  • Providing regular reports and analyses of RI statistics and compliance performance to the Director: Standards and Senior Professional Manager, including status of RI reports received, captured and IRBA letters signed off and issued, as required by IRBA Departments and relevant committees.

SKILLS & PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Computer literacy - experience in using Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook an advantage
  • A person of high ethical and moral values
  • Knowledge of the Auditing Profession Act, 2005
  • Ability to work under pressure with a high degree of accuracy

 

 

CV’s must be e-mailed to hr@irba.co.za

 

 

In compliance with the IRBA’s employment equity plans, preference will be given to candidates from designated groups (Africans, Indians, Coloureds, Chinese and females). Correspondence will be limited to short listed candidates only.

 

 

Job Opportunities at the IRBA

The IRBA occasionally recruits first class individuals to make the organisation even stronger.

 

To learn more about the IRBA, click here

 

Current Vacancies:

 

 

 

To submit a CV for an advertised position at the IRBA, email hr@irba.co.za with the subject line: Application for (xxx) position.

 

 

Please note that we will only accept applications for specifically advertised positions. Only successful applicants will be contacted for follow up.

 

 

In compliance with the IRBA’s employment equity plans, first preference will be given to candidates from designated groups (Africans, Indians, Coloureds and females). Correspondence will be limited to short listed candidates only.

 

 

Professional Manager B-BBEE
Position: Professional Manager B-BBEE
Department: Standards
Closing Date: 31 May 2014

 

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Completed Articles – practical experience in auditing environment - CA(SA) or registered auditor or B-BBEE approved registered auditor
  • Working knowledge of B-BBEE legislation, including the Codes of Good Practice and Sector Codes, B-BBEE assurance and IRBA Code of Professional Conduct for Registered Auditors
  • Experience of working in an auditing environment– exposure as manager of audit and other assurance engagements and application of ethics and risk management policies and procedures in practice
  • Experience in a technical standard setting environment will be of advantage.
  • Experience in investigating complaints in respect of verification certificates and EME certificates issued by RAs and advice to Legal Department.

ATTRIBUTES

  • Must have an inquiring mind and ability to do research and to analyse facts and circumstances and a sound technical ability
  • A good understanding of professional and business environment impacting the auditing profession
  • Must be able to work well under pressure
  • Good people skills and ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Must be able to take an independent stance as a regulator

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Respond to technical queries regarding B-BBEE and IRBA B-BBEE Assurance Standards from committees / task groups, practitioners and general public and ETP, Inspections and support for Legal Department and INVESCO in respect of B-BBEE Complaints.
  • Provide support to CFAS B-BBEE Advisory Committee, and ability to assist with development of B-BBEE assurance standards practice statements and guides
  • Provide support to CFAE on ethical matters relating to B-BBEE approved RAs
  • Assist with facilitation / presenting of training in B-BBEE Assurance Standards and application of the B-BBEE Codes. The same advert will be placed with an external recruitment agent.
  • Assist the IRBA Standards, ETP, Legal and Registration and Inspections with design and implementation of processes to regulate B-BBEE Approved RAs.
  • Stakeholder engagement with the DTI and National Treasury (Procurement), SAICA, Sector Councils and others as required
  • Research technical aspects and analyse information for projects and keep up to date with new developments in relevant B-BBEE Legislation, Codes of Good Practice, New Sector Codes issued and development of IRBA assurance pronouncements and guidance;
  • Comment on Codes of Good Practice, Assurance Standards, legislation or any other information affecting the IRBA, and B-BBEE approved auditors.
  • Develop and maintain assurance guidance including Communiques for B-BBEE engagements and changes in B-BBEE Codes and Sector Codes issued.

 

CV’s must be e-mailed to hr@irba.co.za

 

In compliance with the IRBA’s employment equity plans, preference will be given to candidates from designated groups (Africans, Indians, Coloureds and females). Correspondence will be limited to short listed candidates only.

Forensic Auditor
Position: Forensic Auditor
Department: Legal
Closing Date: 31 May 2014

 

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • CA(SA) (TIPP)
  • 15 years post qualification auditing experience ideally at a partner / sign off level
  • Must be proficient in MS Office – especially Word and Excel
  • Deadline driven with high level of accuracy
  • Good presentation skills.

 

ATTRIBUTES

  • Excellent written and verbal skills (English). An ability to absorb volumes of documents and identify the crux of the issues, and summarise these succinctly.
  • Professional attitude.
  • Unquestionable integrity – ability to respect confidentiality.
  • Hard-working person and available outside of normal working hours when required.
  • Team player with the ability to work in isolation for extended periods.
  • Perspicacity (ability to see the wood and the trees).
  • Ability to work quickly without compromising quality.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Technically strong (Accounting and Auditing standards; taxation, legal and other experience would be advantageous, but auditing experience is paramount).
  • Emotionally mature.
  • Vigilant and alert to possible unprofessional conduct of registered auditors (through media reports; complaints lodged against other auditors; etc.)
  • Analytically strong.
  • Ability to work under pressure without compromising quality of work

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Investigate complaints lodged with the IRBA (“the Board”) against registered auditors and prepare reports for the Investigating Committee furnishing an analysis of the case and the alleged unprofessional conduct.
  • Investigate matters which come to IRBA’s attention other than by way of complaint (eg newspaper articles) and prepare similar reports.
  • Identify breaches of the auditing standards and the Code of Professional Conduct / Rules Regarding Improper Conduct and the facts upon which these breaches are based and capture these in the form of allegations of unprofessional conduct.
  • Attend Investigating and DAC meetings in order to assist the Committees in their deliberations.
  • Assist the pro-forma complainant at hearings.
  • Perform detailed forensic investigations when required, focusing on alleged unprofessional conduct of registered auditors. Ascertain whether or not relevant evidence is available and reliable to support the allegations of unprofessional conduct.
  • Work involves primarily, but not exclusively, and understanding of ISAs and to a lesser extent IFRS. Work includes evaluating the adequacy of the audit procedures and audit working papers. It also involves reviewing the quality of Annual Financial Statements.
  • Work closely with, and support, the professional staff within the legal department and with legal advisers and witnesses in respect of disciplinary hearings, specifically regarding technical aspects of alleged contraventions of auditing standards and accounting standards.

 

CV’s must be e-mailed to hr@irba.co.za

 

In compliance with the IRBA’s employment equity plans, preference will be given to candidates from designated groups (Africans, Indians, Coloureds and females). Correspondence will be limited to short listed candidates only

Director: Standards Vacancy

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