Internal Audit Specialist (IT)

Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (Zanaco) is inviting applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals for the following job aimed at contributing to the Bank’s strategic vision, in the CEO’s Division under the Internal Audit Department to be based at Head Office:-

Job Purpose

  • Performs professional internal auditing work. Is responsible for the day-to-day conduct and completion of the audit. Work involves leading and conducting Applications/Network/System platform and IT general controls audits
  • Providing consulting services to the bank’s management and staff; and providing input to the development of the annual internal audit plan.
  • Maintains all bank and professional ethical standards and completes all internal audit work in compliance the IIA’s International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, ISACA’s Information Systems auditing standards.
  • Works under general supervision with moderate latitude for initiative and independent judgment.

Under the supervision of the IT Internal Audit Head, the following are among the Job Key Responsibilities:-

  • Assists in identifying and evaluating the organization’s IT risk areas and provides input to the development of the Annual Audit Plan.
  • Assigns audit guide sections or program steps to be performed by the staff member(s) assigned.
  • Performs audit procedures, including identifying and defining issues, developing criteria, reviewing and analyzing evidence, and documenting client processes and procedures.
  • Conducts interviews, reviews documents, develops and administers surveys, composes summary memos, and prepares working papers.
  • Conducts data extraction, analysis and security reviews utilizing appropriate tools.
  • Supports audit and consulting engagements related to IT systems, processes, governance and security.
  • Assesses information technology control elements to mitigate IT risks regarding the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of business information.
  • Assists in providing training, coaching, and guidance to internal audit staff in conducting audits and on other audit-related issues.
  • Evaluates the efforts of the staff member(s) assigned.
  • Maintains appropriate working relationships with bank staff and internal audit staff.
  • Identifies, develops, and documents audit issues and recommendations using independent judgment concerning areas being reviewed.
  • Monitors the day-to-day progress on work assigned.
  • Reviewing audit work papers prepared by the staff member(s) assigned to ensure satisfactory completion and initialing to evidence the review.
  • Prepares personnel evaluation forms as required/requested.
  • Communicates audit findings to management throughout the engagement and keeping the Internal Audit Head informed on the status audit.
  • Prepares the draft audit report, seeing that all findings are adequately supported, and determining those findings to be included in the report or those to be handled as minor findings.
  • Presents and communicates audit findings at the audit review meeting.
  • Pursues professional development opportunities, including external and internal training and professional association memberships, and sharing information gained with co-workers.
  • Performs other work as assigned by audit management.

Internal/External Contact

External: Regulatory

Internal: All Divisions

Qualifications And Experience

  • Grade 12, Credit or above mandatory in Mathematics and English and any other three subjects.
  • University Degree in an IT related Field.
  • Internal Audit training.
  • At least three (3) years of relevant experience operating as a leading auditor.
  • A good understanding of technology platforms.
  • Certifications in CISA.

Job Core Competencies

  • Ethical Orientation
  • Analytical thinking
  • Business Acumen
  • International Professional Practices Framework
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Teamwork-Collaboration
  • Drive for Results /Delivery
  • Planning
  • Leadership

How to Apply

All applications must have an application/cover letter and detailed curriculum vitae indicating the position being applied for in the subject line and should be sent by email to:

Application deadline
25 Jun
Email applications to
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Zambia National Commercial Bank (ZANACO)
Personal banking
Agribusines and SME business banking
Corporate finance
Electronic payment systems
Zambia National Commercial Bank, commonly known as ZANACO provides personal and business banking, corporate finance, Visa payment systems, investment and loan facilities. ZANACO is the largest financial services provider in Zambia. ZANACO has partnered with Zampost to allow customers to deposit and withdraw funds from their accounts from anywhere in Zambia. The bank has a special interest in agribusiness and small and medium enterprises, offering SMEs payroll solutions.

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