BOD South Africa: 2021 IT Audit Trainee - Cape Town

2021 IT Audit Trainee - Cape Town

Company BDO South Africa

Reference # ITA_01

Published 02/03/2021

Contract Type Contract

36 Months

Salary Market Related

Location Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa


So, you are considering joining BDO in South Africa for a traineeship position. As the South African member firm of the global BDO organisation, one of the fastest growing professional services networks globally, you would be making a good choice for your future career.

You would be joining an organisation with representation in over 167 countries and territories, including 58 Africa countries.

We know that it’s important to you to be part of something that matters, a firm that is making an impact on its profession as well as the communities in which it is located. You’ll find all that, and more, at BDO.


BDO’s global organisation extends across 167 countries and territories, with 88,120 people working out of 1,617 offices – and we’re all working towards one goal: to provide our clients with exceptional service. Our firms across the organisation cooperate closely and comply with consistent operating principles and quality standards.



Our mission defines who we are and why we exist. It’s our core purpose. We play a big role in helping our clients and people achieve their dreams. Our mission keeps us grounded and humble about our impact on people’s lives every day.

What you can expect when you join BDO:

1. A commitment to creating unlimited growth by giving our people continuous opportunities

2. A friendly and supportive culture, surrounded by teammates who are on the same journey as you

3. Collaboration and an open-door policy, all the way up to our CEO

4. A mentor to guide and challenge you

5. Opportunities to show you care through our CSI initiatives

6. A chance to meet other colleagues at our Sports & Social functions

7. Hands-on involvement in audit work from the day you join

8.A firm big enough to be able to access the best group of experts for a client’s needs from our national and international network, and small enough to be responsive and innovative in tackling challenges.

Job Functions Accounting,Auditing,Information Technology

Industries Accounting & Auditing


BDO has a vacancy for a Trainee IT Auditor in the Cape Town office.

The Trainee IT Auditor is responsible to the manager in charge for carrying out the work allocated to them, for keeping auditors in charge informed of progress of section under their responsibility and of any problems or difficulties with that work. Responsible for ensuring that work is documented and concluded in accordance with the IT Audit Methodology and keeping accurate time records and perform work allocated with integrity & ethics.

Reporting to the senior manager you will inter alia be responsible for:

•Information Technology General Computer Controls Review.

•Application Controls Review and noticeable knowledge of Revenue, Expenditure, Inventory and Payroll is advantageous.

•Analyze information systems data to assess the accuracy, completeness and timeliness

of transaction processing.

•Ability to develop an adequate understanding of client’s businesses and identifying

risks and controls.

•Provide technical support to Engagement auditors where computer assisted audit

techniques (CAATS) are required.

•Be knowledgeable or keen to learn data analysis using IDEA or ACL.

•Have reasonable knowledge of Project Management controls.

•Having reasonable understanding of IT risk management, IT governance concepts, best practice frameworks, COBIT, ITIL, ISO27001-2 and other models is advantageous.