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4588: Deputy Director: IT (Information Technology) Audit (post level 6)

Job Summary
• Periodic review of the IT risk landscape to identify high risk areas. • Compile risk based strategic and annual IT audit plan. • Plan and perform IT audit engagement. • Perform relevant reviews for example: o IT strategy, governance, and IT

Department Internal Audit

Bloemfontein Campus

Deputy Director: IT (Information Technology) Audit (post level 6)

Job ID: 4588

KINDLY TAKE NOTE: Applications may only be submitted online through the official UFS vacancy website: - Applications submitted through any other platform will not be considered.

Please ensure that all relevant documentation is attached to your application. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. <br

  • a detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter;
  • certified copies (not older than 6 months) of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications);
  • a certified copy (not older than 6 months) of your identity document (ID).
  • Proof of registration with a Professional Body (if applicable).
  • A copy of your driver's licence (if applicable).
  • A service record of your current employer / last employer (only applicable to external applicants).
Duties and responsibilities:
  • Periodic review of the IT risk landscape to identify high risk areas.
  • Compile risk based strategic and annual IT audit plan.
  • Plan and perform IT audit engagement.
  • Perform relevant reviews for example:
    • IT strategy, governance, and IT policy assessments/implementations.
    • IT security (firewall, O/S, application, database, logical & physical IT security).
    • Application control reviews.
    • Test and identify network and system vulnerabilities and create counteractive strategies to protect the network.
    • Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) reviews and application-under-development auditing.
    • General computer control reviews.
    • Compliance testing.
  • Provide expert advice and guidance on data analytics for example:
    • Perform Computer Assisted Audit Techniques (CAATS) / Data Analytics.
    • Champion the use and advice on data analytic methods as well as the use of ACL.
  • Complete quality, logical work papers with clear reference.
  • Communicate high quality results.
  • Compile accurate, objective, clear, concise, constructive and timeous reports.
  • Manage the IT Audit activity to achieve the purpose and responsibility of IT Audit contained in the Internal Audit Charter and to ensure value adding to the UFS and its stakeholders.
Inherent requirements:
  • A B.Com/B.Sc (Information Systems) degree on NQF level 7.
  • A B.Com (Internal Auditing)/B. Com Accounting degree on NQF level 7.
  • Certification as a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).
  • A minimum of five (5) years' Practical IT auditing experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in advanced practical application of ACL analytics, including scripting.
Required competencies:
  • Results Orientated
    • The ability to cope with a frequently changing environment and to adapt to evolving situations.
    • The ability to stick with tasks, not give up, and overcome obstacles in completing one's task.
  • Strategic Thinking
    • The ability to be creative and open-minded when addressing work issues.
    • The ability to carefully analyse information and use logic to address issues and problems at work.
  • Business Acumen
    • The ability to adhere to rules and strictly follow work regulations.
    • Proficient in the use of MS Office and MS Outlook.
    • Energetic team player with multi-tasking and good project management ability
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to resolve issues promptly as they occur
    • Strong ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with all employees irrespective of their status in the organization
    • Strong presentation, verbal and written communication, and interviewing skills
    • Advanced practical use/application of ACL analytics, including scripting (a test to be undertaken by short-listed candidates on the practical application of ACL)
  • Leading
    • The ability to maintain high levels of personal motivation, energy and enthusiasm.
    • The ability to be cooperative with others, display a good-natured attitude, and encourage people to work together.
  • Building Coalitions
    • The ability to interact with others and establish personal connections with people.
    • The ability to make decisions through consultation, collaboration, and working with close supervision.
  • Knowledge and use of Diligent (Galvanize) Highbond will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of and auditing of Oracle system (PeopleSoft) will be beneficial.
  • Understanding of business processes; strong general IT control, disaster recovery and application audit skills and in-depth experience in testing and knowledge of application controls (both in-house developed systems and off-the-shelf systems, including ERP systems).
  • Possess advanced knowledge of network and application vulnerability assessment, IT practices, risk assessment practices, change control, data privacy, and business continuity.
  • Strong proficiency and skills with database applications, including Access and SQL, Microsoft Office and other related technologies.
  • Strong ability to give attention to detail in addition to organization and project management skills.
  • Strong knowledge of the various auditing standards recognized in the industry, including ISACA IS Audit and Assurance Standards and Guidelines and Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Standards and Guidelines
  • Experience in the higher education sector will be an added advantage

Assumption of duties: 01 September 2022.

Closing date: 01 July 2022.

Salary: The salary scale is available on request.

For enquiries, please feel free to contact me at 051 401 9848 or email at or Additionally, kindly contact 051 401 7267 /9857 /9810 /9003 for assistance.

Fringe benefits:
(Subject to specific conditions): pension scheme, medical aid scheme, group life insurance, housing allowance, leave and sick leave, service bonus and study benefits.

The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The University subscribes to and applies the principles prescribed by the Employment Equity Act. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the aforementioned act and the employee profile of the specific department/division.

The UFS is a designated employer and is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity, and redress in achieving its equity targets in accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets. Preference will be given to candidates from the under-represented designated groups including candidates with disabilities. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at :

The University processes personal information in line with its obligations under the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) and any personal information provided to the University will be treated as confidential and processed in accordance with the rights provided to data subjects under POPIA.

The UFS will only consider applications of candidates who meet all the inherent requirements of the position. Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Should you not be contacted within six weeks of the closing date for applications, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.

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