Risk Advisory - IT Audit - Senior Consultant - Western Cape

  • Deloitte
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • 17/11/2021
Full time


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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