OFO No: 242211
What is an Internal Auditor?
An Internal Auditor has the very responsible job of researching, evaluating and improving strategies to manage risk, control and governance within a company or organisation.
What does an Internal Auditor do?
- researches company’s business data (taxation, legal matters, performance evaluations etc)
- researches company’s financial data (cost accounting, taxation, budgeting, etc)
- researches company’s computer records etc
- provides an independent review of company risk, control and governance strategies and processes
- identifies key risk factors
- makes sure risks are effectively managed
- advises managers on control strategies
- reports to audit committee of an organisation
- makes sure company or organisation is complying with rules, regulations and within the law
Are you . . . ?
- good at mathematics?
- a person with a head for a business?
- a problem solver?
- a good researcher?
- organised and methodical?
- reliable and responsible?
How do I become an Internal Auditor?
National Diploma in Internal Auditing
Bachelor of Technology in Internal Auditing
- Cape Peninsula University of Technology
- Central University of Technology
- Durban University of Technology
- Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
- Tshwane University of Technology
- Vaal University of Technology
- Walter Sisulu University of Technology
Bachelor degree of Internal Auditing
- University of Pretoria
Learnership: Internal Audi Technician Level 6
- Designation/registration by the IIA SA. This allows the person to state they are a qualified, professional Internal Auditing Technician.
Institute of Internal Auditors SA:
- You will have to do 2 consecutive learnerships through them
- INSTITUTE for INTERNAL AUDITORS SA (IIA SA)
- CLICK HERE to check for a training institution near you to see what they offer.
- Make sure you understand their entry requirements for each course.
- To avoid scams, make sure your institution is registered with the Department of Higher Education.
- CLICK HERE to check accredited Private Higher Education Institutions.
Is becoming an Internal Auditior the right career choice for me?