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Internal Audit Associate 3 - CT

Location:  Cape Town
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  12 Jun 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1460657

Associate 3: Enterprise Risk (Internal Audit)

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Why should I work for EY in Risk?

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team up to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

Management and Boards of Directors rely heavily on Internal Audit to provide important proactive assessments and assurance around the effectiveness of controls and company processes, while also providing objective advisory support. You will be engaged in delivering some of the most significant and class-leading internal audit and risk engagements globally. As part of our market-leading global network of risk professionals, you will gain the valuable experience you need to become a successful risk advisor. At EY, we recognize that it is the perspectives, skills and enthusiasm you bring to our clients that makes the difference.


Job purpose

As Associate3 in Enterprise Risk (Internal Audit), you will make a significant technical contribution to client engagements and internal projects. Within your role, you will actively establish, maintain and strengthen internal and external relationships.

Working closely with colleagues, you will confirm whether the work plan is properly executed, documented and concluded in compliance with EY's guidelines.


Your client responsibilities

  • Work effectively as a team member, sharing responsibility, providing support, maintaining communication and updating senior team members on progress.
  • Assign and manage tasks with other team members considering engagement needs and identified business outcomes, and organize own work such that important items get done first.
  • Build strong internal relationships within EY and with other services across the organization.
  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with client personnel.
  • Research client industry, company structure, key customers and suppliers and possible insight into operations and the various processes.
  • Manage own time in line with budgets
  • Preparing business process descriptions through interviews with the client and documenting understanding of business process and confirm the business process descriptions by performing a walkthrough of the process.
  • Identifying possible business risks and control weaknesses from the business processes under review.
  • Drafting detailed audit programmes to test controls in place.
  • Assessment of design and implementation of key controls as well as the operating effectiveness, accuracy and validity thereof.
  • Identify basic data analytic procedures
  • Compilation of working papers substantiating scope and results of testing.
  • Provide a coaching / mentoring role.
  • Draft individual sections of documents and presentations to explain issues and solution options and implications.
  • Display a logical thought process in understanding client challenges and exploring possible solutions.   
  • Identify and escalate potential risks and issues to project manager along with suggested preventive or mitigating actions.
  • Draft audit findings for review by EY Management.


Your people responsibilities

  • Act as a visible role model for our people.
  • Coach and mentor junior team members.
  • Give honest supportive feedback to colleagues.
  • Take personal responsibility for own performance and career development.
  • Play an active role in EY and Service line team activities.
  • Understand and follow workplace policies and procedures.


Technical skills requirements

  • Must have Honours in Internal Audit,  Accounting,  Business, Finance or other related field
  • CIA or part CIA will be an added benefit
  • Minimum of 3 years of related work experience
  • Related audit or applicable business experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft office (including Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint).


Additional skills requirements

  • Strong analytical, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated integrity, values, principles, and work ethic.
  • Enquiring Mind
  • Analytical
  • Self-starter
  • Team Player
  • Share EY’s values and vision
  • Disciplined
  • Able to handle pressure
  • Team building ability
  • Good communication skills

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