Aug 15, 2018

Assistant Manager: Performance Audit

  • Government Pensions Administration Agency
  • Pretoria, South Africa
Full time Management

Job Description

POST 32/15 : Assistant Manager: Performance Audit (Ref No: ASM/PA/2018/08-PRA)

SALARY : R356 289 per annum (basic salary) Level 09

CENTRE : Pretoria Office

A Recognized three-year Bachelor’s Degree/National Diploma (360 credits/NQF6) in
Internal Audit with at least four (4) years’ experience in Internal Auditing of which two
(2) years should be in a Performance Audit role. At least two years supervisory
experience will be an advantage; Certified Internal Auditor will be an advantage. A
Performance Audit qualification will be an advantage. Computer literacy that would
include a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite. Computer literacy in
TeamMate and ACL will be an advantage. Knowledge of Benefits Administration.
Knowledge of Customer Relationship Management (Channel Management).
Knowledge of relevant legislative requirements and GPAA policies and procedures.
Industry knowledge. Knowledge of Financial management including budgeting and
forecasting. Knowledge of Pension Fund Regulations and Rules. Knowledge of
Compliance Management. Knowledge of relevant systems. Service delivery innovation.
Client Orientation and customer focus. People management and empowerment.
Programme and project management. Change Management. Communication. Problem
solving and analysis. Respect. Service Excellence. Integrity. Transparency. Courtesy.
Emotional Intelligence. Team Player.

The successful incumbent of this position will be responsible for Performance Audit
which includes the following, but not limited to: Planning: Performance audit: Assist with
coordinating the Performance Audit plan. Conduct preliminary survey for each project.
Develop system description and risk control matrix for each project. Develop audit
criteria and programme. Execute performance audit projects: Execute and finalise the
performance audit projects allocated on TeamMate and usage of ACL according to the
agreed deadlines and quality standards. Discuss and resolve informal queries with
clients. Gathering evidence about operations of a department under review. Evaluate
the evidence gathered. Determine whether the operations of a department meet
acceptable standards. Assess the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of controls and
operations. Follow up action plans as they become due. Reporting: Issue a draft report
for each performance audit project. Assist with achieving the resolution of problems
identified. Conduct continuous monitoring and evaluation of the progress against the
approved Performance Audit plan. Assist with analysis and contribute to
recommendations made to improve policies, procedures, processes, measurements
and expenditure. Keep abreast of global trends, new developments in the Performance
Audit environment and emerging technologies. Issue follow up reports as actions plans
become due. Update the findings register. Compliance: Comply with the SPPIA
Contribute to the quality of Performance Audits. Comply with Government, GPAA and
Internal Audit methodology, policies, procedures, prescripts, regulations, acts and laws.
Manage and development of staff: Manage the performance of the unit which involves
coaching, mentoring, and take corrective action where required, develop performance
standards and evaluates team and individuals. Monitor staff regarding human resource
such as leave, recruitment and grievances. Compile the work plans for the section
including the consolidation of operational plans into the directorate’s overall work plan.

FOR ATTENTION : Ms Felicia Mahlaba – Recruitment

NOTE : One Assistant Manager: Performance Audit position is currently available at the
Government Pensions Administration Agency. To provide Performance Audit service for

This position will be filled as a permanent position. Employment Equity target for
the post is Coloured or Indian males/females, or White females or people with
disabilities. Candidates of the specified groups are encouraged to apply.


APPLICATIONS : Please forward your application, quoting the relevant reference number, Government

Pensions Administration Agency, 34 Hamilton Street, or Private Bag X63, Arcadia,
Pretoria, 0001.

No late applications will be considered.

NOTE : Requirement of applications: Applications must be submitted on form Z83, obtainable on the internet (Originally signed).

The relevant reference number must be quoted on all applications.

Application should consist of (1) a comprehensive CV (specifying all experience and duties, indicating the respective dates MM/YY as well as indicating references with full contact details; original certified copies of all qualifications (including matriculation), Identity document, valid driver’s license (where driving/travelling is an inherent requirement of the job) and proof of citizenship if not RSA Citizen.

Copies of certified documents will not be accepted – all copies must be originally certified in the past 3 months.

Failure to submit the above information will result in the application not considered and deemed a regret.

The candidate must agree to the following: Shortlisted candidates must be available for interviews at a date and time determined by GPAA.

Applicants must note that pre-employments checks and references will be conducted once they are short-listed and the appointment is also subject to positive outcomes on these checks, which include but not limited to: security clearance, security vetting, qualification/study verification, citizenship verification, financial/asset record check, previous employment verification and criminal record.

Applicants will be required to meet vetting requirements as prescribed by Minimum Information Security Standards.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

Correspondence will only be conducted with the short- listed candidates.

If you have not been contacted within three (3) months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

The candidate must take note of:

It is intended to promote representativeness through the filling of these posts and the candidature of persons whose promotion/ appointment will promote representativeness, will receive preference.

Disabled persons are encouraged to apply.

For salary levels 11– 15, the inclusive remuneration package consists of a basic salary, the state’s contribution to the Government Employees Pension Fund and a flexible portion in terms of applicable rules.

SMS will be required to undergo a Competency Assessment as prescribed by DPSA.

All candidates shortlisted for SMS positions will be required to undergo a technical exercise that intends to test the relevant technical elements of the job.

The GPAA reserves the right to utilize practical exercises/tests/competency assessments for non-SMS positions during the recruitment process (candidates who are shortlisted will be informed accordingly) to determine the suitability of candidates for the post(s).

The GPAA reserves the right to cancel the filling/not to fill a vacancy that was advertised during any stage of the recruitment process.

The successful candidate will have to sign and annual performance agreement and will be required to undergo a security clearance.


R356 289 per annum

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