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Associate Director, Internal Audit

Closing: Sep 23, 2022

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Published: Sep 16, 2022 (13 days ago)

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Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related fields. A masters degree would be an added advantage.
  • Certification in internal auditing is a plus
  • Four to five years of experience in internal auditing in international non-government organization.
  • High level of data analytical skill
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Experience in conducting investigations a plus
  • Ability to remain objective and independent


Responsibilities

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related fields. A masters degree would be an added advantage.
  • Certification in internal auditing is a plus
  • Four to five years of experience in internal auditing in international non-government organization.
  • High level of data analytical skill
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Experience in conducting investigations a plus
  • Ability to remain objective and independent


The Internal Auditor position is a new position within the organization. Reporting to the Regional Director, Africa Region, the position will lead the establishment of the function in close coordination with the Chief Financial Officer and the Director Finance & Operations - Africa Region. This includes developing applicable operating procedures, standards and tools for the internal audit function, as well as annual, risk-based work plans. The position will be responsible for the examination and analysis of financial, operational, and programmatic policies and procedures to evaluate relevant risks, determine if internal controls are appropriate and being applied correctly, and prepare reports with recommendations to manage risk and improve performance for identified countries, programs and departments. The Internal Auditor will also conduct investigations related to loss, financial and programmatic fraud, and corruption in coordination with Human Resources.

  • Lead  Internal Audit planning including the preparation of detailed audit work plans  for each department, country, and field office in coordination with CFO, and Regional Director, Africa with the scope, objectives and procedures based on an evaluation of applicable risks.
  • Conduct testing and analysis of specified areas identified in work plan by conducting interviews, reviewing processes, and using samples and other data to ensure compliance with organization policies and procedures and best practice. This will require travel to field offices.
  • Draft comprehensive and complete reports including the results from the audit reviews assessment of the  adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls and adherence to these, identify areas for improvement and any reportable issues that need to be elevated to management for actioning in addition to the associated risk. 
  • Verbally present results to country and regional management to obtain responses on the findings and alignment of the actions to address such findings.
  • In collaboration with regional department leads and country directors, identify and recommend ways to increase efficiencies of processes and internal controls.
  • Develop tools to track audit data and ensure that follow up actions are performed as agreed
  • Draft Internal Audit reports and dashboards for leadership.
  • Conduct investigations related to loss, financial and programmatic fraud, and corruption in coordination with Human Resources.
  • Build trust and a positive relationship at all levels of the organization by approaching the work with a spirit of collaboration and collective improvement to advance Evidence Action’s Vision, Mission, and Values.
  • Tactfully follow-up on agreed upon recommendations.  
  • Escalate higher level issues to CFAO and Regional Director.
  • Other duties as requested.


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