Risk Advisory - IT Audit - Senior Consultant - Western Cape

  • The Ridge, 6 Marina Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Full-time

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 organization”) 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. 

Our 5 areas are as follows:

* Governance Regulatory & Risk – GRR services help organisations protect and enhance value by managing risks and opportunities, addressing compliance and supporting management and board oversight, including internal audit, through out-of-the-box solutions with the view to turning risks into value-creating opportunities.

* Data Analytics – By understanding decision-makers’ roles to maximise analytics value, Deloitte turns everyday information into useful and actionable insights.

* Forensic – Deloitte Forensic professionals are a diverse group with a wide and varied range of proficiencies, comprising forensic accountants, legal and law enforcement specialists, and business intelligence experts, all utilising state-of-the-art forensic technology.

* Cyber & Technology Risk – CTR assists organisations in building value, by taking a Risk-Intelligent approach to managing financial, technology and business risks.  We leverage our global network and in-depth industry knowledge, to assist organisations in mitigating the risks associated with internal systems, business processes, projects, applications, data and third-party reliance.

Cyber Risk Services provides industry-tailored solutions, using demonstrated methodologies and tools in a consistent manner, with the goal of enabling on-going, secure, and reliable operations across the enterprise.

Our professionals need to have the acumen to handle complex situations and multiple responsibilities simultaneously, balancing long-term projects with the urgency of immediate operational demands. We are committed to establishing and empowering the firm by establishing an environment of continuous learning and enriching career opportunities.

Job Description

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 will find unrivalled opportunities to succeed and realize your full potential.

Main Purpose of Job

Supports Engagement Manager in delivery of services to / at client premises on delegated engagement / project. 

Technical Competencies

  • Technical expert in specific area and/or industry
  • Demonstrated project management skill
  • Consulting skills
  • Experience in drafting and presenting to clients
  • Good report writing skills
  • Sound financial knowledge and understanding
  • Business acumen
  • Knowledge and application IT frameworks including Cobit 4/5, SOX, ISAE3402
  • Knowledge of Information security management (ISO 17799 /ISO27000)
  • Business continuity and DR (BS25999/ISO22300)
  • Service management (ITIL)
  • Basic knowledge of TAA "adjacent" services.


Specialised Competencies

Risk Assessment and Mitigation:

  • Ability to strategically drive the development and execution of risk assessments and mitigation plans to enhance the client’s ability to identify, evaluate, prioritize, and mitigate risk

  Business Process Assessment and Design:

  • Ability to perform complex business process assessments and design solutions to improve client’s operational efficiency and compliance


Internal Controls Assessment and Design:

  • Ability to evaluate internal control design issues, develop mitigation plans, and assess and design internal controls procedures and policies


Data Analytics and Technology:

  • Ability to conduct complex business analyses, leveraging a variety of tools and technologies to support project goals and objectives


Knows the Business and the Industry:

  • Ability to understand how business functions operate and how industry trends impact a client’s business


Knows the Business and the Industry:

  • Ability to understand how business functions operate and how industry trends impact a client’s business


Global Mind-set:

  • Ability to apply a global and diverse perspective to problem solving


Leads Development and Implementation of Technology and Data Risk Solutions:

  • Ability to develop and execute strategies, architectures, and roadmaps to provide client with need-based, value-adding, and cost-effective technology and data risk solutions


Behavioural Competencies

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Mentorship and coaching ability with desire to develop self and others
  • Strong client delivery focus
  • Adaptable, managing change and ambiguity with ease
  • Focus on quality and risk
  • Problem solving ability


Key Performance Areas

Strategic Impact:

  • Support the Engagement Manager in delivery of engagement / project, in specific area of competency
  • Raise issues with manager as identified in area of focus that may affect the quality of delivery or timelines of the engagement 
  • Identify opportunities for follow-on work and work with management to win the business
  • Assist in development of client presentations / discussion documentation
  • Actively build business relationships that generate leads
  • Gather information to understand broader offerings of Deloitte and seek opportunities for cross-selling
  • Raise solutions to address issues in area of expertise that may enhance / renew service offerings to client


Client Impact: External / Internal:

  • Communicate regularly with both Engagement Manager and client to meet deliverable expectations in specific area of expertise
  • Develop productive working relationships with client staff


Operational Effectiveness:

  • Proactively identify client needs and problem technical issues that arise and propose resolutions to address these
  • Manage risk in area of engagement in alignment with Deloitte policies 
  • Consistently review and analyse accuracy and quality of own  deliverables
  • Maintain clear communication channels with engagement team members on work status


Development/Growth of Team:

  • Share expertise and knowledge with team members and assist where possible to ensure quality and timeous delivery of work
  • Mentor junior members of the team
  • Maintain own development and knowledge in specialized area



  • Maintain quality and timeous delivery as per SLA


Qualifications & Experience Required

  • Degree Postgraduate qualification (relevant to Service Area / Business Management, etc.) B. Com Honours in Internal Audit / IT Audit/Accounting /Finance
  • B.Com Informatics
  • B.Com Honours IT /Informatics
  • Bachelor of Business Science
  • B.Com Accounting with Honours
  • BSc IT
  • CIA or CISA


  • 4 years working experience, 3 years in a client-facing role
  • You will have minimum 3 years’ relevant experience of working within an audit/risk or professional services environment with significant financial services exposure

Additional Information

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

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