Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee
Financial Services

Company Background:

Leading Financial Services Group

Position Summary:

As a Non-executive Director, be the custodian of the corporate governance process and bring an experienced and objective view to Board issues and deliberations.

Key Attributes Required:

Must be a Chartered Accountant with extensive accounting/auditing experience. In light of new accounting standards the Chairman of the Audit Committee needs to be sufficiently technical and up-to-date on developments.

  • Several years' experience serving as an Audit Partner, Executive or Non-Executive Director in a large, highly regarded organisation, preferably in the financial services sector
  • Experience as Chairman of an Audit Committee would be advantageous
  • Commitment to, and competent understanding of, high standards of corporate governance and of director’s responsibilities including his/her fiduciary duties�
  • Knowledge of:
    • Internal controls/external audit requirements
    • Standards for financial reporting
    • Risk management/effectiveness of business risk management
    • Assessing the quality of financial reporting and internal controls
    • Compliance with legal and statutory requirements
    • South African and international GAAP, IFRS and JSE Securities Exchange listing and reporting requirements
  • Understanding of business generally and an appreciation of broad economic, commercial and financial trends
  • Should ideally live in the Gauteng area
  • An international exposure and global perspective would be advantageous