Internal Auditor and Compliance Manager-YIAGA Africa Initiative
YIAGA Africa Initiative
Abuja
2d ago
source : BetaJob

Location : Abuja

Employment Type : Full-time

Job Duties and Responsibilities Internal / External Audits

  • Prepare the Annual Audit Plan based on a comprehensive risk assessment of all the organization’s auditable activities and processes for the approval of the Management and endorsement of the Board
  • Coordinate all donors’ external audit requirements, ensuring that their requests are met on time and to budget.
  • Facilitate and oversee the external auditors’ engagement, the scope of work and subsequent delivery of the audit of the financial statements of the organization and supporting colleagues where required.
  • Coordinate the management response to the external auditors’ management letter.
  • As and when requested by the Management, perform special audit assignments.
  • As a member of the leadership team, discuss the audit plans and results, and make recommendations to resolve audit findings requiring corrective actions.
  • Prepare and present periodic reports to management and the board (as required).
  • Develop and update internal audit methodologies, techniques, systems and procedures in order to accomplish the long-and-short-term goals and objectives of the organization.
  • Supervise, review, and participate in the training of staff on audit-related issues.
  • Liaise with donors, stakeholders and partners over audit and investigation issues, providing briefings when / as required.
  • Ensure conformance and compliance with Policies, Procedures, and Professional Standards, as well as a high delivery of operations in accordance with the approved budget.
  • Investigations :

  • Conduct high-quality investigations of misappropriation of funds, workplace harassment; sexual harassment; abuse of authority;
  • or failure to observe prescribed regulations, rules, relevant administrative issuances and standards of conduct.

  • Conduct investigations in accordance with generally recognized international investigation standards ensuring the integrity of all evidence obtained are maintained through the course of investigations.
  • Manage issues that are time-sensitive and highly confidential and pose significant financial, a legal and reputational risk to the organization.
  • Conduct fraud and corruption prevention and awareness training including formal presentations, workshop and written materials.
  • Contribute to fraud and corruption prevention-related policies, documents, guidance, tools, procedures and directives.
  • For each investigation, maintain and update records, protocols and fraud incident database.
  • Risk Management :

  • Support Management to develop the risk management process, and work with management to facilitate the identification and assessment of risks.
  • Promote a culture of risk awareness and appropriate mitigation amongst management and staff.
  • Support management to evaluate risks in new projects, initiatives, processes and procedures.
  • Perform other tasks as may be requested by the Executive Director.
  • Requirement Education

  • BSc. in Accounting, Finance, or any other related field, with a relevant advanced degree and / or certificates and professional membership.
  • Minimum of 10 years cognizant experience with other relevant professional certifications e.g CPA, FCA, ACA, CISA
  • Experience :

  • Ability to establish good working relationships with donors, stakeholders, and partners, through impeccable communication, presentation and negotiation skills.
  • Capacity to work collaboratively with the Management and Board as well as relevant committees and advisory bodies.
  • Demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in auditing, internal audit standards, ethics and fraud awareness.
  • Ability to lead and manage effective audit and investigations teams.
  • Ability to formulate a strategy that meets organizational and oversight requirements in a global, complex and culturally diverse setting.
  • Proven ability to deliver results that focus on key organizational goals in the context of multiple competing risks and demands.
  • Thorough understanding of the principles and application of good corporate governance, business and operational risk management, and effective internal controls.
  • Thorough working knowledge of modern risk-based audit
  • Good knowledge of information systems auditing and security
  • Strong analytical and documentation skills.
  • Experience recommending Results / Corrective Actions
  • Experience of working with NGOs, in the development / humanitarian sector, with knowledge of donor rules and regulation is a significant advantage.
  • Demonstrated Skills and Competencies :

  • Communication - Written and Oral English
  • Risk Management principles and techniques
  • Auditing principles and techniques
  • Process documentation
  • MS Office Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
  • Experience of working with NGOs, in the development / humanitarian sector, with knowledge of donor rules and regulation is a significant advantage.
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