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Internal Audit Superintendent

To be responsible for the audit and review of high level systems as identified in the Internal Audit Annual Plan and to assist the Manager Internal Audit and Risk in the supervision and direction of the Department. Internal audit is responsible for reviewing business operations of the whole FQM group, helping to drive improvements in economy, effectiveness and efficiency, promoting awareness of business risk, examine business processes to highlight any areas where it appears FQM could improve, provide assurance that our compliance requirements are met and report our findings to FQM senior management. The role offers an unrivalled opportunity to gain exposure to a wide range of FQM managers and operations throughout the group, so the individual will build their knowledge and understanding of the FQM business.


Location: Johannesburg  Site: Johannesburg Office

Key Tasks / Principal Accountabilities:

  • Assist and deputise for the Manager Internal Audit and Risk as required on all Internal Audit and risk related matters.
  • Prepare and review work programmes and assignments for the Internal Audit Team to enable the achievement of the Internal Audit annual plan and meet and exceed senior management expectations.
  • Provide guidance and assistance to the Internal Audit Supervisors throughout the Internal Audit reviews as well as continues communication during the review process.
  • Supervise and review the work of the Internal Audit Supervisors and to ensure work is carried out to the appropriate standard, including attending the closing stages (where possible) of audit assignments undertaken by other members of the Internal Audit Team.
  • Ensure that reviews are completed in compliance with the FQML Internal Audit Manual, FQML Internal Audit Policy and Institute of Internal Auditors Standards.
  • Prepare and review reports and communicate findings and recommendations to senior management.
  • Undertake risk based system reviews of business systems in line with the FQML Internal Audit Manual and FQML Internal Audit Policy.
  • Contribute to and undertake other reviews as required.
  • Carry out investigations into suspected frauds or other irregularities as directed by the Manager Internal Audit and Risk.
  • Keep the Internal Audit Team up to date with current audit techniques and methodologies, legislation and internal policies and regulations insofar as they relate to the assigned duties and responsibilities of the post.
  • Perform annual performance reviews with the manager internal audit and risk for all internal audit supervisors

Education and Work Experience

  • Graduate from a recognised university.
  • Internationally recognised professional audit, risk or accountancy qualification.
  • At least four years' experience of audit work including two years supervisor auditing experience.
  • Experience in overseeing and directing an audit team.
  • Experience of supporting the development of audit strategies and plans and in leading and supervising risked based audits.
  • International and Mining experience will be considered and advantage.

Technical Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Strong oral and written communication, supervisory, accounting, analytical and decision making skills.
  • Strong Personal computer and MS Office skills.
  • Ability to promote safety in the workplace.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the job.
  • Knowledge of process and adequacy auditing preferred.
  • Knowledge of ERP system preferred.
  • Mining experience preferred.

Personal Attributes

  • Proven communication skills at all levels of an organisation.
  • Must be able to demonstrate drive and ambition in meeting and exceeding management expectations.
  • Independent, trustworthy, ethical and resilient
  • Ability to work to deadlines.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Excellent spoken and written English.

Essential

  • Must be able to work flexible hours to meet specific work demands, including weekends.
  • Must be able to travel internationally for periods of up to three weeks away from home. Role involves up to 50% travel.
  • Must hold a passport with no restrictions on international travel.
  • Must hold a valid driver's licence.

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. has grown from a small mineral operation in Zambia into a multinational mining business in less than two decades, with a global portfolio of copper and nickel assets in Europe, Africa, Australia and South America. This phenomenal growth is down to FQM people who have strived to be Bolder, Smarter and Driven in everything they do.

In March 2013, First Quantum Minerals acquired Inmet Mining Corporation, a Canadian-based mining company primarily producing copper and zinc from mines in Finland, Spain and Turkey, with also a major copper deposit under development in Panama, known as Cobre Panama. The combination of the First Quantum and Inmet assets has created one of the world’s leading copper producers with a geographically diversified portfolio of high-quality operations and development projects in eight countries across five continents.

With a strategic plan to produce more than 1.3 million tonnes per annum of copper within five years, the Company is poised to become the largest, widely-held pure-play copper producer and one of the top five copper producers in the world.

Closing Date:
04/01/2017

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