Manager: Technology Audit

Reference Number:
Manager: Technology Audit
216 14th Avenue Fairland Roodepoort Gauteng South Africa 2195
Organisation Name:
Group Internal Audit and Forensics
MTN Level:
Level 3

The primary purpose of the job is to manage or conduct Technology, Security and Network Audit projects and consulting services relating to governance and risk identification for both MTN management and staff in order to review the goals, objectives and impact of a variety of economic, financial, operational and managerial programs in conformance with company policy and procedures, Group Internal Audit methodologies and IIA standards of professional practice.

MTN is entering a new phase in its lifecycle where operational and commercial excellence has become critical for success. The urgency for change has become more heightened amidst increased competitive intensity across all markets in which MTN operates.  The Internal Audit – Technology, Security and Network Audit sub-function must therefore ensure successful delivery in the context of:

  • Diversifying telco-to-techno landscape
  • Evolving industry ecosystems
  • Shifting Audit landscapes
  • Evolution of Audit approaches to include multiple lines of defence
  • Constant dynamic risk challenges faced
  • Management of demanding customer and supplier expectations

Enhancing MTN reputational position as a leading, transparent Network provider

The Manager: Technology role will be accountable to achieve the following objectives:

  • Create a holistic picture of each project to provide context for the findings, and implement procedures as required to perform Technology, Security and Networks audits
  • Manage expertise and resource planning and requirements for Technology, Security and Networks Audit assignments, special assignments and management requests
  • Manage the audit assignments’ progress and escalate any roadblocks to completion to the Senior Manager for intervention and resolution
  • Ensure that IA methodology as prescribed by Group Internal Audit is strictly adhered to, including identifying and defining issues, developing criteria, reviewing and analysing evidence, and documenting Technology, Security and Networks processes and procedures
  • Oversee and manage the work of the audit staff in conducting interviews, reviewing documents, developing and administering audit surveys, composing summary memos, and preparing working papers or audit operations
  • Implement the audit program, recognise control weaknesses, assess the materiality of these weaknesses, and relate them back to the scope and objectives of the audit
  • Review the audit programs to ensure the appropriate testing mechanisms
  • Review and manage the work of the audit staff in identification, development, and documentation of audit issues and recommendations for improvement, as guided by Senior Manager Technology, Security and Networks
  • Develop recommendations for bringing programs and operations into compliance with goals and objectives and write up reports to document findings
  • Communicate the results, findings and recommendations of audit projects through written reports and face-to-face presentations on a timely basis to the Senior Manager
  • Ensure that the audit is carried out on the eGRC system in line with process and methodology as mandated by the Group Internal Audit and Forensics function
  • Follow up on the implementation of audit recommendations in a timely manner
  • Perform control adequacy and effectiveness reviews of business processes
  • Interact with staff, Audit Managers, General Managers, BRM consultants, and when necessary, with Executive Management to obtain and/or communicate relevant information to achieve the objective/s of the Technology, Security and Networks Audit function
  • Maintain all MTN and professional ethical standards and ensure internal audit activities are carried out in compliance with The International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards) and IIA Code of Ethics
  • Support the Senior Manager Networks in coordinating with the External Auditors where needed and facilitate their fieldwork within MTN
  • Report on an ad-hoc basis on specific projects as and when necessary

Key Deliverables

  • Actively ensure internal audit processes are in line with the Group Internal Audit methodologies and IIA standards
  • Reporting on Audit outcomes

Role Dependencies

  • Active support from the Senior Manager: Technology
  • Understanding of the respective OpCo technology and business contexts and the risks associated with these
  • Intra-functional collaborations with Risk and Compliance
  • MTN policies and procedures

Alignment of OpCo with OpCo risk management initiatives

Job Requirements


  • Minimum 3-year Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Accounting/Audit/Finance
  • Chartered Accountant/CIA in related field (i.e. Audit) is advantageous
  • Professional qualification in Information Systems Auditing is advantageous (CIA, CPA, CMA or CISA)
  • English and French (as an advantage)


  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in an area of specialisation coupled with supervising / managing others
  • Worked across diverse cultures and geographies advantageous
  • Experience working in a small to medium organization


  • Conceptual Thinker, Problem Solver, Improvement Driver
  • Culture and Change Champion, Supportive People Manager, Relationship Manager
  • Results Achiever, Operationally Astute


  • Strong investigations skills – preferably in the context of Technology
  • Project Management
  • Customer Focused

MTN is an Equal opportunity organisation, promoting diversity and inclusion and preference will be given to females and Differently Abled persons (PwD)