Senior Auditor. - #366815

Hollard Insurance

Date: 6 days ago
City: Johannesburg, Gauteng
Contract type: Full time
Closing Date 2024/05/21

Reference Number HOL240516-4

Job Title Senior Auditor

Business Unit Group Services

Department Internal Audit

Job Family Internal Audit

Job Type Classification Permanent

Reporting To Chief Audit Executive

Number of Positions 0

Location - Town / City Parktown

Location - Province Gauteng

Location - Country South Africa

Job Advert Summary

The Senior Auditor will be required to execute the internal audit methodology using a risk-based audit approach when performing start-to-end internal audit duties across all Hollard internal, partner, broker, administrator, binder and underwriting relationships and functions, both nationally and internationally.

  • Operational / Technical:
  • Utilise a sound understanding of business processes, risks and controls including relevant regulatory and accounting issues.
  • Conduct engagements in accordance with approved Internal Audit and internal financial controls methodology.
  • Manage time in line with the allocated budget and communicate any potential delays or overruns.
  • Identify, monitor, and communicate overruns and inefficiencies.
  • Apply continuous improvement principles and identify opportunities for change.
  • Give guidance to fellow team members.
  • Prepare process analysis documentation.
  • Draft business understanding documents and related flow charts of allocated scope area ready for Audit Manager review.
  • Contribute to the preparation of the audit programme.
  • Preparation of an audit programme and conduct fieldwork and testing to the required standard.
  • Identification of process, information and control gaps and seeks additional information if necessary.
  • Ensure that information generated is accurate, valid, and comprehensive prior to review and/or reporting.
  • Draft and discuss own findings for inclusion in reports.
  • Draft reports for Audit Manager review.
  • Run basic data analytics using the appropriate analytical tools.
  • Stakeholder Engagement:
  • Build mutually beneficial relationships with stakeholders.
  • Manage all client interactions for allocated areas of scope.
  • Ensure thorough understanding of the business environment, strategy, challenges and risks as well as prevailing legislation and emerging industry trends
  • Seek and provide feedback
  • Management and Leadership:
  • Provide direction to the junior team members in executing the Group’s internal audit plan
  • Build a high-performance team through coaching and mentoring
  • Promote a culture of continuous learning

Expected strategic/operational involvement: 10%/90%

Required Knowledge And Experience

  • 4-5 years internal / external audit experience


  • Risk based auditing methodology
  • Corporate governance (e.g., King IV, Companies Act etc)
  • Compliance management requirements within Financial Services/Insurance (e.g. Short-term and Long-term Insurance Act, FAIS Act, etc.) advantageous
  • IIA standards
  • General business operations and financial processes understanding
  • Knowledge of Insurance principles, processes, risks and controls advantageous
  • Knowledge of risk management and risk management practices


  • Ability to access and utilise data analytics results, to interpret trends
  • Stakeholder relationship management
  • Advanced Excel
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Critical reasoning
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Conflict resolution
  • Report writing
  • Client interviewing

Documentation skills

Educational Requirements

  • Relevant 3-year Bachelor Degree
  • Relevant Honours degree desirable / preferable
  • CA(SA)/ CPA


  • SoX/ IFC testing experience
  • Insurance industry experience
  • Data analytics experience

Hollard is unapologetically committed to creating and enabling a workplace that values your diversity with a true sense of care, dignity, and inclusion. We actively seek to hire for your different lived experiences (including, but not limited to disability, race, religion, ethnicity, culture, language and social origin, gender diversity, sexual orientation, neurodiversity).These grounds enhance cognitive diversity and psychological safety in our workplace for everyone.We proudly promote the “Hollard Way we work,” which is a combination hybrid work environment at this time. We offer flexibility in our work as far as possible, dependent on the nature of the role. Even if you don’t meet all our selection criteria, we encourage you to apply.

“Applications for this this role will be prioritised in line with our transformation objectives as per our Employment Equity Plan”.
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