Bachelors degree in Commerce, Finance, or any other relevant discipline.
Hold a recognised professional accounting qualification (e.g. ACMA, CGMA, ACA, ACCA, CIPFA, CIA) (Desirable).
Be a registered with a professional body.
Thorough knowledge of the principles, procedures and practises of accounting, auditing, financial records and transactions.
Ability to write clear concise and accurate audit reports in English essential.
Familiar with integrated accounting systems.
Familiar with computer aided audit techniques.
More Details on Experience
5 years’ experience of using and implementing audit procedures, including planning, techniques, test, and sampling methods.
Experience of using computerised accounting and auditing record keeping systems.
Experience of establishing and retaining effective working relationships with staff and ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to gather, analyse and evaluate facts and to prepare and present high quality, high value added concise oral and written reports in English.
Ability to maintain current knowledge of developments related to business matters of interest to internal audit, particularly legislation changes and developments as they affect charities, and new auditing techniques and practises.
Experience of utilizing computer aided audit techniques.
Experience of auditing compliance with complex & high impact donor Agreements.
Experience of influencing colleagues at all levels of a major international organisation.
More Details on Skills
A skilled negotiator.
Clear attention to detail.
Self-sufficient and able to set and meet own work plan timetables.
Key duties and responsibilities Management of the Risk Register Activities include:
Establishment and review of the SHOFCO Risk Register to be reviewed by CEO and approved by the Board.
Identification of data and indicators to be monitored by directors monthly and reported to the Board quarterly in relation to Finance, Human Resources, Procurement and Logistics, and Programme Operations.
Revision of risk assessments and the introduction of new ones as the need arises.
Updating and maintaining the risk register.
Updating and maintaining the fraud and gift register.
Review of Policies and Systems Activities include:
Review of all policies and systems and recommendations for amendment.
Agreement of minimum standards against each policy area.
Monitoring of review timetable.
Testing of effectiveness through regular visits and checks.
Recommendations for amendments arising from review of implementation.
Follow up reviews for implementation of agreed recommendations
Independent investigation of key areas of concern that arise. Activities include:
Discreet investigations into issues of concern identified by Management
Responses to whistleblowing
Prompt reports and recommended actions
Work with departments to develop and implement spot checks on program implementation and data reporting.
Reporting & External audit Activities include:
Timely Quarterly and activity reports and Internal audit findings to CEO.
Annual summary internal audit reports on status of all recommendations.
Support external SHOFCO audit process.
People and administration Activities include:
To supervise, appraise, coach and manage the SHOFCO Internal Auditors.
Review team’s field expenses and accountabilities.
Perform other related roles as requested by management.
General IA audit work Activities include:
Develop team audit plans and present them to CEO.
Develop audit for different processes and controls.
Support management in making value for money audits.
Develop and maintain work papers.
Review Internal Auditor’s work papers and field reports
Required education: Bachelor's degree Required relevant work experience: 5 years Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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