Regional Audit & Risk Manager

Job Description

Based in South Africa, the Regional Audit & Risk Manager for Africa will have responsibility for ensuring regulatory compliance in the region and ensure the company is not exposed to non-compliance or business risk. The key priorities for the role and will include providing independent and objective regional and country-level, assessment, reviews, and management of all categories of risk, oversee and co-ordinate audits across the region and to ensure regulatory compliance in the region.

Compliance & Risk
  • Identify and assess areas of significant business risk across Africa .
  • Implement best audit and business practices in line with applicable internal audit statements.
  • Performing of Audit Fieldwork including but not limited to audit execution, drafting of reports, and overall communication of findings
  • Identify and reduce all business and financial risks through effective implementation and monitoring of controls.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain internal audit policies and procedures in accordance with local and international best practice.
  • Implementation of the annual Internal Audit plan.
  • Conduct ad hoc investigations into identified or reported risks.
  • Ensure complete, accurate and timely audit information is reported to Management and/or Risk Committees.
  • Utilization of Data Analytics to enhance Internal Audit observations further
  • Ability to perform Stock Takes
  • Conduct Forensic Audits and investigations
  • Remain current with legislations across Africa .
  • Company is not exposed to non-compliance risk
Regulations & ACTS as per government
  • Developing and maintaining a Compliance Programmes across Africa.
  • Encouraging compliance with the conditions for the lawful processing of personal information.
  • Dealing with requests made to the organisation.
  • Working with the Information Regulator in relation to investigations conducted and otherwise ensuring compliance by the organisation with the provisions of all Acts.
  • Taking full responsibility as the official Information Officer/Compliance Officer for the company
Reporting lines: 
  • President Africa and Middle East
  • Audit Regional Office
  • Global Operation Review
External Interactions:
  • External Auditors

Personal Specification

  • Minimum 5-10 years in Internal Audit & Risk
  • 5 – 7 years proven track record as an Auditor in a customer facing environment would be an advantage
  • Degree/Masters in Audit , Accounting, or a similar qualification
  • CISA (Certified Information Systems Audit)
  • Strong Excel Skills is non-negotiable.
Personal Attributes
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, customer orientation coaching skills
  • Strong numerical and computer literacy
  • Sound business acumen and professionalism
  • Dynamic and confident self-starter



FMCG & Retail




Job Level

Mid-Senior Level