Risk Advisory - IT and Specialised Assurance (IT Audit) - Senior Manager

Midrand, South Africa
Competitive salary
21 Jan 2022
19 Feb 2022
Experience level
Company Description

Deloitte is a leading global provider of audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax and related services. Our global network of member firms and related entities in more than 150 countries and territories (collectively, the "Deloitte organisation") serves four out of five Fortune Global 500® companies. Learn how Deloitte's approximately 312,000 people make an impact that matters at www.deloitte.com.

About the Division

The value that Deloitte Risk Advisory Africa creates for organisations is synonymous with operational excellence. Our five business areas work in unison to provide integrated solutions unique to the organisational requirements of any business.

In a world that is constantly changing, organisations need to adapt quickly to respond to new risks and take advantage of new opportunities. Deloitte's Risk Advisory practice advises organisations on how to effectively mitigate risk and make informed and intelligent risk decisions around business processes, technology and operations.

Click here to read more about our Risk Advisory practice.

What impact will you make?

Every day, your work will make an impact that matters, while you thrive in a dynamic culture of inclusion, collaboration and high performance. As the undisputed leader in professional services, Deloitte is where you'll find unrivalled opportunities to succeed and realise your full potential.

Job Description

The main purpose of the job is to support the business leadership in the implementation of strategic plan and the effective management of teams.

Focus on the management and delivery of client engagements, as well as sales and practice development.

Develop high-performing people and teams, leading and supporting them to make an impact that matters, and setting the direction to deliver exceptional client service.

Specialised Technical Capabilities:

Sets Strategy and Drives Delivery Excellence for Technology Risk Solutions:
• Ability to lead client through end-to-end design and delivery of forward looking, holistic, and business-aligned Technology Risk solutions

o Owns end-to-end delivery of enterprise-level technology risk programs, including requirements, supporting strategies and architectures, and appropriately manages and mitigates risks across the program

o Builds a business case for investing in technology and risk products and forecasts ROI of proposed solutions

o Adopts a holistic view when recommending solutions, leveraging leading practices to align technology and data risk solutions with business strategy and specific industry issues

o Anticipates risks, opportunities, and broader organizational implications of proposed recommendations, and proactively define mitigating solutions

o Leads stakeholders in building executive-level support and organizational buy-in to help enable and sustain the proposed programs

o Builds a brand within a chosen domain and industry and is regarded internally and externally as a subject matter expert

o Stays current on market trends and regulations, and anticipates risk / opportunities; advises client accordingly

Sets Strategy for Assurance Engagements:
• Ability to design strategies for assurance engagements that optimize business impact

o Effectively defines the type of assurance engagement to be performed and aligns internal and external stakeholders accordingly. Applies professional judgement to control observations and deficiencies, in line with appropriate deficiency evaluation frameworks. Helps client translate results of assurance engagements reports into prioritized decisions to enhance the alignment between assurance process and overall client's strategic goals.

Technical competencies:
• Pro-active attitude towards making the business work, winning business, staff development, exceptional delivery, business development, continuous improvement
• Leader of people.
• Leader of PCAOB and SOX engagements.
• Leader of TPA engagements, including targeting Cloud providers.
• Leader of Digital Risk and Emerging Technology solutions and engagements.
• RA-wide focus and knowledge of services.
• Leads specific industry knowledge, development and winning business for ITSA.
• Leads innovation initiatives and drive implementation of these across the business.
• Demonstrated ability to manage engagements that encompass the wider RA services incorporating specialists from other Offerings
• Knowledge and application of key Controls Advisory solutions and ability to sell and deliver these in the market
• Design and implementation of ITSA Controls Advisory solutions to enhance service delivery and grow business revenue.
• Leads skill development for selected Controls Advisory offerings including:

o Network applications and infrastructure

o Enterprise architecture

o Data storage and management;

o ITIL Incident and Management;

o FSI banking, card, fraud and financial crime

o Payments

o Agile / DevOps

o Cloud Technologies

o Cognitive Technologies (AI, ML, RPA etc).

Behavioural Competencies:
• Able deliver multiple engagements on time and within budget
• Proven ability to make decisions and the right judgement calls
• Creates a climate of positive nature
• Ability to provide leadership and guidance/coaching to managers and professional staff
• Ability to inspire and enthuse others to commitment and involvement
• Keeps calm under pressure
• Drives continuous improvement
• Custodian of the business


Minimum qualifications:

Appropriate B. Degree

Desired qualifications:

Relevant Degree, honours or post graduate diploma.

Professional certifications such as CISA, CISM or CISSP + relevant CPD that establishes credibility and capability in the IT Risk market

Successful completion of MADC, LADC.


5 years in a client facing role; 3 of these in a management role

5-8 years IT Audit, Third Party Assurance and IT Controls Advisory experience selected industries of experience (e.g. financial services, TMT or consumer business, etc.)

Broad experience in IT risk management, business process and controls advisory and PCAOB Audit.

Demonstrated ability to lead and coordinate medium to large engagements across a broad range of ITSA sub offerings comfortably and with quality delivery.

Ability to lead client through end-to-end design and delivery of forward looking, holistic, and business-aligned ITSA solutions.

Additional Information

How you'll grow

At Deloitte, our professional development plan focuses on helping people at every level of their career to identify and use their strengths to do their best work every day. From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there's always room to learn. We offer opportunities to help build world-class skills in addition to hands-on experience in the global, fast-changing business world. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs at Deloitte University, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their career. Explore Deloitte University, The Leadership Centre. https://deloitte.zoomforth.com/du


At Deloitte, we know that great people make a great organization. We value our people and offer employees a broad range of benefits. Learn more about what working at Deloitte can mean for you. https://www2.deloitte.com/global/en/pages/careers/articles/benefits.html

Our purpose

Deloitte is led by a purpose: to make an impact that matters. Every day, Deloitte people are making a real impact in the places they live and work. We pride ourselves on doing not only what is good for clients, but also what is good for our people and the communities in which we live and work-always striving to be an organization that is held up as a role model of quality, integrity, and positive change. Learn more about Deloitte's impact on the world. https://www2.deloitte.com/global/en/pages/about-deloitte/articles/impact-that-matters.html

*Please note that this job advertisement provides a summary of the capabilities required and all candidates shortlisted will receive a full list of capabilities.