Performance Auditor (Contract): Centurion
Closing date for applications: 31 January 2021

Audit        IA/PTA/2021        January 2022

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Brief Description of this Job

The incumbent will be responsible for, planning, executing and reporting on Performance Audits (5E’s) within the Internal Audit Service Line.

Application Requirements


  • Degree/BTech Internal Auditing
  • Post graduate qualification will be an added advantage
  • CIA will be an added advantage

Professional registration:

  • Registration (as candidate) with a relevant professional body will be a requirement


  • Minimum 3 years of experience required in Performance Auditing
  • Public sector knowledge or exposure to government infrastructure projects will be advantageous

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Assist in the planning of audit plans for both integration and performance audits


  • Execute audit / technical procedures according to principles and applicable auditing standards
  • Collect and analyse data and information for audit and other assignment purposes
  • Analyse budgets and annual financial statements
  • Obtain appropriate and factually correct audit evidence
  • In collaboration with audit team, execute technical audit procedures on selected audits either in the infrastructure field or other relevant areas
  • Consistently update the manager on the status of the selected audits
  • Complete audit working papers
  • Attend steering committee meetings (at least two per audit; first and final steering committee meetings) with departments and related senior management
  • Assessing tender and contract documents, including bills of quantities on infrastructure projects (applicable to infrastructure field)
  • Assessing cost analysis for infrastructure projects
  • Review risk assessments, value management and cost control reports on selected projects
  • Analyzing the costings for tenders awarded by government departments on selected projects
  • Analyzing outcomes and writing detailed and high impact audit reports on audited projects


  • Identify and draft audit findings, problems and challenges with government systems, programmes and service delivery areas
  • Identify root causes and effects of audit findings, problems and challenges with government systems, programmes and service delivery areas
  • Knowledge sharing (audit insights, key risks from research and general knowledge)
  • Contribute to compiling high-quality impactful reports
  • Contribute to compiling high-impact and relevant recommendations on government programmes or audit focus areas
  • Contribute to developing best practices/guidelines

Research and Development

  • Conduct research on audit themes arising from government priorities/programmes
  • Analyse the data and provide a report on identified themes

Stakeholder Engagements

  • Build and maintain an effective relationship with auditors, auditees and other internal / external stakeholder
  • Support initiatives of sharing insights, risks and experiences
  • Support initiatives within the Service Line to market performance audit products

Financial Management

  • Manage own productivity and recoverability
  • Account accurately for own expenditure
  • Manage budget effectively for audit that they are specifically assigned to

Ad-hoc duties

  • Perform and/or manage other projects, tasks and assignments not stipulated on the Job description as and when required

Skills and Behavioural Attributes

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Team player, approachable, receptive to feedback from others
  • Display levels of patience and understanding
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Methodical, accurate and detail conscious
  • Able to build rapport at all levels, interact confidently
  • Ability to work in a pressurised environment
  • Assertive
  • Negotiating skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Prioritising, ability to manage time effectively
  • Good listening skills, actively clarifying what has been communicated to ensure understanding
  • Integrity, honesty, and confidentiality
  • Results orientated and deadline driven
  • Ability to work in a culture diverse environment
  • People management skills
  • Ability to influence
  • Problem solving and decision making
  • Self-motivated and energetic
  • Value add contribution in terms of advice/support
  • Skilled and motivated workforce
  • Effective management of subordinates
  • Subordinates receive necessary training
  • Internal Service Survey/Customer Satisfaction Survey
  • Effective co-ordination and implementation of projects
  • Success of projects
  • Satisfied and well-informed customers
  • Customer retention and satisfaction
  • Staff costs managed within budget