With the amendment of the Public Audit Act, the auditor-general has been provided with additional powers to, among other things, provide for the auditor-general to take remedial action to ensure that losses suffered by the state are recovered, where possible, as well as to refer certain suspected material irregularities for investigation.

In terms of section 5 of the Public Audit Act (PAA), the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) invites applications from suitably qualified persons to serve as members (five vacancies) on the advisory committee for material irregularities (ACMI). The ACMI will consist of a chairperson and members with various skills and expertise. Specifically, we require a chairperson with a legal background and members who are either registered auditors, fraud specialists, cost analysts and/or supply chain management specialists.

Structure of advisory committee for material irregularities (ACMI)


  • The ideal candidates should preferably have audit, financial, and / or public sector experience.
  • All applicants across the country are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants must be South African citizens and have the best interest of the AGSA at heart.

Key requirements: 

Areas of expertise required:

1. Registered auditor (audit expertise) (Reference Code AGAE)


For this specific vacancy, the person should have served at partner level as auditor in the public sector or regulated environment.



Professional Body

  • Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA) and South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)


2. Supply chain management expertise (Reference Code AGSCM)


10+ years progressive experience in procurement/supply chain management preferably 5+ years of direct management experience in a professional services industry or regulated environment


Postgraduate degree in procurement/supply chain management/commerce/law or related field of study, Master’s or MBA preferred.

Professional body

Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS).


3. Cost analyst (determination of financial loss) (Reference Code AGCA)


Extensive experience in the banking sector, insurance or public service institutions responsible to analyse and determine loss incurred, as well as:

•   Strong quantitative skills

•   Experience in expenditure analysis, financial modelling and costing of public services

•   Minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience across the public and private sector


Master’s in Economics, Econometrics, Statistics or Accounting

Professional body

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)


The candidates must possess the following behavioural competencies:

•Independence and integrity •Strong resolution and dispute mediation skills • Compliance driven • Understanding of public sector • Good communication skills • Analytical reasoning abilities • Natural curiosity • Ability to exercise professional scepticism


Key duties of ACMI:

  • Hear of oral representations made by the accounting officer, accounting authority or those members of that accounting authority relating to the material irregularity.
  • Submitt findings and recommendations on the oral representations made by that accounting officer, accounting authority or those members of that accounting authority for consideration by the auditor-general
  • Question or require explanations in respect of any issues relevant to the matter before the ACMI
  • Advise the affected accounting officers and authorities of their rights to appear before the ACMI in person or to bring a legal representation


The rate of remuneration shall be determined by the AG, taking the following into consideration:

  • The time required from committee members to be spent on committee-related work
  • The terms and conditions as determined by the auditor-general

Terms of office:

  • Members of the ACMI will be appointed by the auditor-general on a part-time basis for a period of 3 years, which may be renewable once (i.e. maximum 6 years).


Enquiries should be directed to the senior manager: governance and corporate secretariat, Adiel Kamedien at 012 426 8000 or via e-mail to


Application procedure – note:

  • Applications must be submitted in writing, indicate which position is being applied for, and must at least contain the following: detailed curriculum vitae, motivation for appointment, a certified copy of identity document and qualifications obtained and at least two references demonstrating knowledge or experience application in the applicant’s selected field.
  • Background verification, including criminal record and citizenship checks, will form part of the selection process.
  • Preference will be given to candidates whose appointment will enhance representivity.
  • Correspondence will be limited to short-listed members only.
  • No late applications will be accepted.
  • Strict compliance with the application requirements and selection procedure will be adhered to.

Application process:

Eligible persons who wish to be considered for appointment are invited to motivate in no more than 200 words why you feel you are suitable. Please include your experience and qualifications in your motivation.

Please submit your electronic application via email to

Alternatively, please address your physical application to:

The Auditor-General

Auditor-General South Africa

c/o Senior Manager: Governance & Corporate Secretariat

Head Office

4 Daventry Street, Lynnwood Bridge Office Park

Lynnwood Manor, Pretoria

South Africa



Closing date and time for all nominations: 20 June 2021 at 16:00