Head of Internal Audit



South Africa


An exceptional challenge must be met by exceptional people. Every day, we are inspired by the opportunity to collaborate and learn from our talented colleagues. Smart, passionate and driven, we take pride in what we do together, as JUMOnauts.

About this job

As Head of Internal Audit you will be accountable for managing the full Internal Audit function with respect to the Audit & Risk Committee’s expectations. The role holder will ensure that there are efficient and effective strategies and processes in place to continuously identify and evaluate risk across the business units and their operations. You will be based in South Africa & will report to the CFO.


You will 

  • Undertake the development of the annual risk-based internal audit plan for ratification by the Audit & Risk Committee (ARC)
  • Pro-actively manage and execute the internal audit plan in line with the evolving risk profile and a rapidly changing environment. This includes any special requests by ARC as well as management
  • Work directly with managers across operational areas to identify and communicate key risk issues within a variety of strategic and transactional processes
  • Provide critical advice and monitoring, mainly with respect to key internal controls, reliability of financial information, risk management and governance processes 
  • Assist management with reporting and recommendations to mitigating high-risk areas
  • Issue reports to the ARC and executive management, summarizing the results of audits
  • Periodically provide information on the status and results of the audit plan, including significant changes in scope or coverage to the ARC for review and approval
  • Advise the organisation on developments in the internal audit, governance and risk management environment
  • Manage the budget for all internal audit activities with external service providers
  • Coordinate with other oversight and assurance functions to develop a combined assurance view (i.e. risk management, compliance, co-sourced IA providers and external audit)
  • Manage investigations, e.g. suspected frauds and other irregularities
  • Assist with the development of robust corporate policies and procedures
  • Ensure the continued professional competence and development of IA by way of relevant training


You will need

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications within the Finance and/or Internal Audit space
  • Relevant certification relevant to Internal Audit (i.e. CIA, IIA, CFE, etc.)
  • A minimum of 10 - 12 years’ experience related to internal and/or external audit
  • Sound knowledge of Corporate Governance and Risk Management
  • Ability to plan company audits, execute audits, and report on control exceptions utilising a best practice risk-based internal audit methodology
  • Confidence and independence with the ability to investigate and expose any non-compliance across the organisation
  • Ability to communicate clearly and present results at ARC level
  • Ability to build strong relationships internally and externally
  • Ability to communicate with senior management and to effect change across a large and diverse organisation
  • To be a resilient self-starter with ability to work to tight deadlines, multi-task, and prioritise in an often uncertain and intensive environment
  • High computer software proficiency

Bonus if you have 

  • Experience working in a startup or growth environment
  • Exposure to a Fintech and/or Technology business environment
  • Emerging market experience


We ask a lot of each other at JUMO, but we give a lot too. 


You will love

  • Collaborating with smart, engaging people in an inspiring work environment
  • Working for impact
  • Growing and learning continuously, with loads of encouragement and support
  • Boldly taking risks as we navigate new challenges
  • Flexible work practices enabling your best delivery
  • Being autonomous and empowered to lead


Remote First

You will be based in South Africa.  We operate a remote first working approach where working remotely is our default way of working. We have co-working spaces available in Cape Town for collaboration and connection and for the use of those who value and want to work out of an office. You have flexibility where to work from, as long as you have access to a reliable connection and are set up to work remotely.


Diversity and Inclusion

At JUMO, we believe that diversity strengthens our teams and we strive in our recruitment process to create an environment where people from every background can collaborate and prosper and be themselves.

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