Job Description & Summary
The Audit Associate will be responsible for learning and applying technical skills and working as part of an engagement team carrying out the audit of Donor agencies and Non- governmental Organisations, under the supervision of Audit Seniors and Audit Managers.
Establish working knowledge of the client’s accounting procedures and processes.
Evaluate internal control systems and policies and procedures; making recommendations for improvements.
Perform substantive tests and tests of controls to identify and resolve accounting or reporting issues.
Identify any accounting or audit issues and perform the necessary research to resolve such issues.
Provide recommendations for strengthening internal controls and promoting business efficiency.
Proactive in seeking coaching and clarification on assigned tasks from the audit seniors and audit managers.
Lead small engagement team with responsibility for on-field team activities, coaching and supervision.
Act as an assistant team lead on medium sized engagement while reporting effectively to the senior associate and manager (as required).
Build strong working relationships with client contacts.
Works as an effective team member to complete project components and assigned tasks, including :
a. Assisting with the preparation of financial statements, footnote disclosures and management letter comments.
b. Assisting with engagement administration including preparation of audit plans, budgets and engagement letters.
c. Preparing client assistance schedules (CAS) and following-up on client deliverables.
Education / Qualification :
Minimum of First-Degree Certificate with not less Second Class Upper division / Upper Credit.
ACA / ACCA Qualified or Part Qualified.
Minimum of two (2) years relevant working experience auditing Donor agencies and Non- governmental Organisations
Skills / Attributes Required :
Excellent analytical, presentation and research skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to take responsibility for personal growth
Excellent attention to detail
Desire for continuous improvement
Good listening skills
A proactive approach to problem solving and delivering client solutions