Our Client seeks an experienced and collaborative partner to be the next Director of Internal Audit. The role reports administratively to the Chief Executive Officer, and functionally to the Finance and Audit Committee and the Chief Financial Officer, the role holder will lead the internal audit function with a focus on adding value to and improving the operations, risk assessment, and processes of the organization.
Provide strategic audits across the organization while building and leading an internal audit function that provides state of the art service to its internal customers.
He or she will be responsible for accomplishing its goals and objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined, data driven approach to audit and risk.
Specifically responsible for maintaining a comprehensive program of internal auditing within the company to assess regulatory compliance in all areas of operation; review policies, procedures, practices, and assets for purposes of risk measurement, internal control, and analysis.
Recommend appropriate changes and improvements within the Audit unit
Apprise senior management and the Finance and Audit Committee of the status and disposition of findings.
Establish standards for the internal audit process and develops an annual internal audit plan and risk assessment,
Determine schedule and frequency of audits to ensure that key areas are audited on a timely basis, and annually presents the audit plan to the Finance and Audit Committee for their review.
First Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or a related field
Master's degree is an added advantage.
A minimum of 8 to 15 years of related work experience with at least 3 years in a Head of Internal Audit role or equivalent.
Membership of ICAN, ACCA, CPA or other professional body
Ability to effectively communicate with Board of Trustees and Senior Management
Expertise in audit procedures, including planning, techniques, test and sampling methods
involved in conducting audits
Knowledge of computerized accounting and auditing record keeping systems
An ability to gather, analyse and evaluate facts and to prepare and present concise oral
and written reports