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Published: Feb 24, 2023 (27 days ago)

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The role is responsible for performing all aspects of internal audit assignments (planning, fieldwork, reporting, and action follow up), in support of the annual audit opinion around the adequacy and effectiveness of governance, risk management, and control processes across the organization. This also includes delivering audits in the corporate portfolio and/or any of the regional portfolios. The role contributes to an efficient and effective internal audit department that supports the British Council in the management of risks and achievement of objectives.

Role-specific knowledge and experience:

Essential requirements:


  • A professional accountancy or internal audit qualification is required
  • Previous experience (at least 4 years) as an Internal Auditor with exposure to a mixed portfolio of clients
  • Experience in risk-based audit
  • Experience working in an international and multicultural organization
  • Proven skills in stakeholder relationship management at all levels of the organization
  • Reporting and engaging effectively with senior management
  • Independently minded and willing to challenge existing business practices.
  • Be an exemplar of integrity, honesty, discretion, and professionalism for the organization
  • Data analytics experience

 

Desirable:

 

  • Knowledge of SAP applications
  • Knowledge of shared services operations
  • Program management qualification e.g. MSP, PRINCE2
  • IT assurance qualification e.g. CISA
  • Knowledge of the use of audit software or tools e.g TeamMate
  • Knowledge of governance in a group structure (regional hubs, service clusters)


Responsibilities
The role is responsible for performing all aspects of internal audit assignments (planning, fieldwork, reporting, and action follow up), in support of the annual audit opinion around the adequacy and effectiveness of governance, risk management, and control processes across the organization. This also includes delivering audits in the corporate portfolio and/or any of the regional portfolios. The role contributes to an efficient and effective internal audit department that supports the British Council in the management of risks and achievement of objectives.

Role-specific knowledge and experience:

Essential requirements:


  • A professional accountancy or internal audit qualification is required
  • Previous experience (at least 4 years) as an Internal Auditor with exposure to a mixed portfolio of clients
  • Experience in risk-based audit
  • Experience working in an international and multicultural organization
  • Proven skills in stakeholder relationship management at all levels of the organization
  • Reporting and engaging effectively with senior management
  • Independently minded and willing to challenge existing business practices.
  • Be an exemplar of integrity, honesty, discretion, and professionalism for the organization
  • Data analytics experience

 

Desirable:

 

  • Knowledge of SAP applications
  • Knowledge of shared services operations
  • Program management qualification e.g. MSP, PRINCE2
  • IT assurance qualification e.g. CISA
  • Knowledge of the use of audit software or tools e.g TeamMate
  • Knowledge of governance in a group structure (regional hubs, service clusters)


Main accountabilities but not limited to the following:

 Consultancy, analysis, and problem solving

 

  • Responsible for conducting and/or leading (smaller projects) the preparation, planning, execution, reporting of risk-based audits and action follow up. This also includes delivering audits in the corporate portfolio and/or any of the regional portfolios.
  • Delivery of high-quality work and the production of excellent working papers and summaries of information.
  • Providing both verbal and written recommendations for improvements to Country, Regional and Functional Management.
  • Preparing reports and management updates, assisting the managers and other members in the team with delivery of high quality outputs.
  • The performance of ad hoc assignments as required (e.g. investigations, advisory engagements).

 

Strategy and/or planning 

  • Input into the development of the risk-based audit plan.
  • Undertaking administrative travel arrangements (for self and team).

 

Relationship and stakeholder management 

  • Develop a strong regional and global network in order to identify risks and opportunities to add value.
  • Liaising at all levels of the organization including senior management


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