Ralokwakweng - Internal Auditor - Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa

Koolebogile Ralokwakweng

Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa

Services

Internal Auditor

Summary:

Koolebogile (Kole) is an Affiliate member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), South African Chapter. He is also a Fellow Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) SA and has completed the IIA Internal Audit Technician (IAT) Programme. Kole is currently enrolled for IIA Professional Internal Auditor (PIA) Programme.
Kole has extensive experience (25 years combined) on the following:
1) Internal Auditing
2) Risk-Based Internal Auditing (including Risk Assessment Processes)
3) Forensic Investigations / Auditing
4) IT / Computer Auditing
Kole has a good legal exposure through his Forensic Auditing / Investigations exposure and especially through one of his academic qualifications which is Diploma in Criminal Justice and Forensic Auditing which included among others, content-subjects such as Law of Evidence and Criminal Law. His B comm. Degree also included major subjects as Accounting, Auditing and Company / Mercantile Law.

Kole is an independent worker with very minimal supervision required. He is mainly carrying out Internal Audit and mainly Forensic Audit / Investigations projects from start to finish (planning to report writing) with supervision of staff (by himself) along with directing / administration of budgets. On the other hand, he is highly skilled and confident coach and on-the-job-trainer.
Kole has extensive advisory service to respective management (on different assignments) regarding adherence to and adoption of the Kings’ Corporate Governance principles and the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) requirements, together with the Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA) and other legislations applicable in South Africa.
Extensive experience is also possessed by Kole in writing of statements / affidavits for the purpose of facilitating (police) investigations on criminal and civil cases

Work History

Deputy Director - Forensic, Computer and Environmental Audits

Department of Tourism

September 2008 - October 2013

Institution: Department of Tourism, Environmental and Economic Affairs (Free State Province)
Period: September 2008 to October 2013
Duties

• Performance of Forensic Investigations

• Performance of Computer Audits (Risk-Based)

• Performance of Internal Audit duties on Environmental Affairs (Risk-Based)

• Conducting supervision during the audits and investigations, including training / coaching (hands-on training)

• Review of Reports - Internal Audit and Forensic Investigations

• Writing reports (including recommendations) on audits and investigations

• Conducting interviews with witnesses

• Monitoring of the Budget during the investigations and Audit reviews

• Feedback reporting to client management

• Liaison with the Auditor General and External Auditors

Consultant / Contract worker

AUDIT AND RISK MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS (ARMS) (Pty) Ltd

March 2008 - August 2008

Institution: AUDIT AND RISK MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS (ARMS) (Pty) Ltd

Consultant

March 2008 - August 2008

(at Manager Level) For Forensic Audits/Investigations and Internal Audit Reviews:

• Performing Forensic Investigations

• Planning of the audits and investigations

• Conducting supervision during the audits and investigations, including training (hands-on training)

• Writing reports (including recommendations) on audits and investigations

• Conducting interviews with witnesses

• Monitoring of the Budget during the investigations

• Feedback reporting to client management and company management

Consultant / Contract worker

Gobodo Forensic and Investigative Accounting (Pty) Ltd

July 2007 - December 2007

Institution: Gobodo Forensic and Investigative Accounting (Pty) Ltd

Consultant

July 2007 - December 2007

(at Manager Level) For Forensic Audits/Investigations:

• Performing Forensic Investigations

• Planning of the audits and investigations

• Conducting supervision during the audits and investigations, including training (hands-on training)

• Writing reports (including recommendations) on audits and investigations

• Conducting interviews with witnesses

• Monitoring of the Budget during the investigations

• Feedback reporting to client management

Managing Director

From August 2006

Consultant / Contract work

Department of Land Affairs (National)

March 2004 - July 2006

Institution: Department of Land Affairs (National) in the Internal Audit Directorate

Fraud Prevention and Anti-Corruption Plan for the Department

Duties:
• Doing Forensic Investigations
• Formulating and implementing the Fraud Prevention and Anti-Corruption Plan for the Department.
• Assisted in doing the Risk Assessment Reviews
• Assisted in performing System Description Process for the Department
• Liaising with and drawing Terms of References for work done by Service Providers for Forensic Investigations work outsourced by the Department. I was also responsible for doing quality control / checks on the work and reports performed and produced by the said Service Providers.
• Doing administrative work like introducing and maintaining Case / Investigation Register.

Technikon Northern Gauteng (TNG)

March 2003 - August 2003

I. Investigation regarding the Administration and running of the Technikon Northern Gauteng's Foundation (Administration of Donations and related Projects), including the Foundation's Weavind Park Broadcast Centre Building Project.

Transnet Group

From August 2003

Investigation into some allegations on the administration of Metrorail (division of Transnet Group).

Director and Partner

December 2002 - September 2003

Institution: Move-On-Up '96 (Pty) Ltd (Trading as Shabangu, Kole & Associates Forensic and Investigative Accounting)

Senior Internal Auditor

Treasury Division

Institution: North West Provincial Government - Department of Finance: Treasury Division
Period 1 (one) year: 1997
Duties:
* To ensure that Government Policies and Procedures / Regulations are adhered to together with the Treasury Instructions and Exchequer Act.
* Planning and budgeting on all audits and investigations
* Forensic Auditing on some Special Tasks where fraud or possible fraud cases are being investigated.
* Supervision of Staff members
* Recommendations on the Internal Control measures, in cases where the Internal Controls are ineffective, poor or non-existent.
* Writing of reports on all tasks performed, including recommendations where necessary.

Move-On-Up

(Pty) Ltd
Duties:
• Compiling of business proposals and quotations (for tendering)
• Drawing and administration of budgets for investigations
• Conducting of Forensic Investigations and Internal audit reviews
• Writing reports on audits and investigations
• Supervision of Staff members

Deputy Director - Supply Chain Management

Department of Tourism

Logistics
Institution: Department of Tourism, Environmental and Economic Affairs (Free State Province)
Period: November 2013 onwards
Duties

• Checking and signing of Procurement Advice forms for Pre-Approvals and Final Approvals

• Maintaining of Office Administration

• Supervision of staff members

• Creation, Keeping maintenance of files relating to Payment documents

PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT

Manager Forensic Accounting

Gobodo Forensic and Investigative Accounting (Pty) Ltd

Institution: Gobodo Forensic and Investigative Accounting (Pty) Ltd
Period 1998 until 2002
Duties:
* Planning and budgeting for the investigations
* Conducting the investigations with /for various clients in accordance with the mandate / contract between Gobodo Incorporated and the clients
* Supervise staff during the investigations.
* Compile reports at the end of the investigations together with provision of expert advice and recommendation.
* Writing of affidavits / statements
* Testify as an expect witness during the internal disciplinary hearings and also on court (criminal / and civil) hearings.

Senior Internal Auditor (Promoted)

North West Development Corporation

Institution: North West Development Corporation (NWDC)
Period 1988 until 1996
Duties:
* To review, assess and analyse the existing Internal Control of the NWDC in various Head Office (H/O) sections and Regional Offices (13 branches) and ensuring that they are effective and efficient.
* In areas where there were no existence of Internal Controls, to recommend on implementation of such.
* Ensuring that Policies and Procedures are being adhered to by H/O and Regional Office officials.
* To ensure that the Generally Accepted Accounting Practice (GAAP) are being followed and adhered to.
* To give recommendation, where necessary and where no Internal Controls exist, on implementation of Internal Control systems and adherence to Policies and Procedures.
* Performing Special Tasks / Investigations, especially on fraud related matters and reporting on findings / observations and giving necessary recommendations and advice.
* On ad-hoc basis, undertake Performance-based / Performance Audits by performing analytical reviews and comparative analysis to ensure that:
• The organisation is reaching its targets and realising its objectives (company missions and visions)
• Officials perform their duties effectively and efficiently and performing duties according to their employment contracts and also with a view to promoting the company's mission and vision.
* Drafting of Audit Programs - Regional Offices and Head Office.
* Reporting (writing of Internal Audit Reports) on all tasks performed, including recommendations where necessary.
* Undertaking of Risk Analysis process / exercises (after analysis of Key Performance Areas on all sections at Head Office and Regional Offices - and subsequent to identification of risk areas) with the sole purpose of implementing Risk Management and Fraud Prevention Plans.

Qualifications & Certifications

Batswana Commercial High School

UNISA

Institute of Internal Auditors

Criminal Justice and Forensic Auditing

RAU (University of Johannesburg)

Accounting and Auditing and Company / Mercantile Law

University of North West

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