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Harare, Zimbabwe, Africa
Career Level:
Senior (5+ years of experience)
Advanced Degree
Job type:
Full time
Apply before:
03 May, 2019

Proserve Executive Appointments- HEAD GROUP INTERNAL AUDIT

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About this job

We have been exclusively engaged by our client, a leading Financial Service Group to assist with the recruitment and selection of a suitably qualified, experienced and task and task oriented individual to fill the critical role of Head Group Internal Audit. Reporting to the Group Board Audit Committee the incumbent will be responsible for providing an independent and objective assurance, guidance and advice to the Board and Management regarding the soundness of the Group’s operations through evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes and confirming adherences to policies and procedures.

Key Job Functions

· To formulate Audit strategy, audit plan and budget based on the Group’s Strategy

· Develop a strategic internal audit process aimed at addressing key business strategies and risks for the Group and review, approve and align audit programs to strategic objectives of the Group.

· Develop Risk Based Annual Audit Plan and review the Audit Plan as may be necessitated by business environment and risks changes.

· Develop Internal Audit Charter and Audit Manual

· Deliver independent, efficient and effective Internal Audit Service in line with IPPF Standards, Regulatory guidelines and other relevant best practices.

· Attend Board Audit Committee meetings to report to the overall adequacy and effectiveness of the Group’s control environment

· Play an advisory role to the Board Audit Committee as well as Executive Management especially on latest developments, business practices and on any amendments to the Audit Plan.

· Provide independent evaluation of risk assessment by business for completeness, reliability, appropriateness of assessments, reporting of risk and control status

· Manage the internal Audit activity, ensuring that objectives are met within the ambit of internal audit charter and best practice methodology.

· Develop fraud education and prevention strategies across all business functions and ensure that fraud is properly investigated

· Liaise with External Audit on areas requiring special attention

· Ensure the organisation is staffed with the right caliber of staff so as to achieve the set goals

Requirements of the Job

The successful candidate for this Executive position should meet the following criteria

· Must be a holder of a Degree in Accounting/Finance and professional qualification such as CIA/CISA

· Must ideally be a qualified Chartered Accountant (CA)

· At least 8 years auditing experience of which 5 years must be at a Senior Management Level.

· Must be technically proficient individual with substantial internal Audit experience.

· Must have excellent understanding of Corporate Governance and compliance issues.

· Must have initiative, drive and possess excellent interpersonal and communications skills.

· Proven ability to articulate complex financial matters into easy to clarify action.


Our client is prepared to negotiate a highly competitive remuneration package in order to attract the caliber of Executive required for this critical role.

If you wish to be considered please submit your application to or or alternatively visit to apply and register. Confidential enquiries may be directed to our Managing Consultant Emmanuel Jinda on +263 773 004 143 or +263 (4) 772 778/770 035 or to Calistas Bumhira on +263 773 280 689

7th Floor, Fidelity Life Tower, Raleigh Street, Harare

Closing Date for Applications is 03 May 2019

Job keywords/tags:  • Financial Service Sector • Top level executive Position