Regional Audit Manager - MEER

*Preferred position location: Bosnia or any other country in the Middle East & Eastern European Region (except Lebanon) where WVI is registered to operate.

*This position is unaccompanied.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

Provide Strategic leadership to the Audit Team in the National Office (NO) portfolio assigned within the Region, in the provision of independent objective assurance and consulting activity of the portfolio’s operations. This advisory role includes but is not limited to providing advice on risk management, internal controls systems and their impact on the operations of the organization.

Supervise a team of professional auditors in the NO portfolio assigned and provide reasonable assurance to regional and national senior management that controls are adequate to mitigate high and medium risk to the Partnership.

Provide audit quality assurance by reviewing the audit work of the audit team in his/her portfolio, including issue of audit reports to the respective NO portfolio Senior Leadership and to the Audit committees (as applicable).

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership of Audit Engagements:

  • Provide technical guidance and direction in the Annual Audit Planning Process using risk analysis techniques and tools, and develop annual audit plans for discussion, review and approval by the Regional Audit Director (RAD), NO portfolio Leadership and with the Board Audit Committees (BACs) within the portfolio (as applicable).

  • Provide leadership and supervise the performance of audit engagements’ planning, field work, and audit reporting. ensuring that the audit process is aligned and supports strategy delivery in the assigned NO portfolio within the region.

  • Foster effective engagement with the BACs in the NO portfolio (as applicable) on the performance of the Audit Team in the assigned NO portfolio.

  • This is to be done through quarterly participation at BACs (Intermediate, Advisory Council meetings, as applicable) for the NO portfolio assigned.

Quality Assurance:

Perform quality reviews of risk-based integrated audit (RBIA) assignments and provide guidance to the Senior Internal Auditor (SIA) regarding:

  • Quality audit standards to be observed and maintained by all auditors in the course of their work.

  • Provide on-the-job technical support during field work with the team members and on site review as necessary.

  • Maintain an audit presence and history of audits per project/grant as needed based on available resources and use of GRC.

  • Lead the audit team in following up evidence of implementation of audit findings as per auditee “audit implementation plan’’ to ensure audit matters arising are fully resolved.

People Management and Professional Development:

  • Responsible for the daily supervision of audit staff and responsible for the development of audit staff and the completion of performance evaluations.

  • Maintain Continuing Education (CPE) by attending online courses or professional seminars and trainings. The incumbent should maintain a minimum of 40 units per year.

Other:

  • Participate as an advisor of the NO Integrity and Protection Hotline (IPH) and Enterprise Risk Management committees in assigned country portfolio.

  • Support and implement the Global Internal Audit (GIA) initiatives deemed to increase the internal audit team effectiveness and efficiency.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Must have prior working experience in audit (Public or private) of not less than six years in a recognized organization, two of which should be at a senior supervisory level. Experience in accredited audit firms and/or in a Non-Governmental organization will be an added advantage.

  • Proven experience in Risk Based Auditing.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence others and establish credibility with business partners.

  • Cross cultural and multi faith experience.

  • Exposure to various accounting systems.

  • University degree in Commerce, Accounting/Business Management/Finance. A post-graduate degree in Management is a requirement.

  • Be a qualified CPA or ACCA with an up-to-date membership status. Professional memberships in CIA/CISA/CFE are an added advantage.

  • Good command of the English Language, written and communication skills in particular. Knowledge of French would be an added advantage.

Preferred:

  • Strategic thinker with advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong people & project management skills.

  • Computer skills (office application, accounting systems is a plus).

  • Working knowledge in Audit software packages.

  • Considerable knowledge of the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics developed by the Institute of Internal Auditors.

  • Must be honest and hardworking, with proven experience in dealing with management at a senior level and be disciplined leader. Experience in a multicultural setting is highly desirable.

  • Good understanding of non-profit industry.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel up to 30%.

  • Travel to high security risks and fragile contexts within MEER the region.

Regional Investigations Manager - VisionFund International

*Preferred position location: Nairobi, Kenya. Other locations to be determined by home country of successful candidate anywhere in Africa where VF/WVI is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The purpose of this position is to work independently, with little or no supervision to analyze allegations, initiate, plan, lead and conduct investigations. Write reports documenting investigative plans and investigative results, and follow-up on specific investigation assignments. The successful candidate will work under the guidance of the VisionFund International (VFI) Investigations Director to perform the following tasks:

  • Analyze, oversee and conduct preliminary assessment of allegations to determine the veracity of possible violations of VisionFund policy or law.

  • Initiate, plan, conduct, support and oversee investigations related to complex fraud, corruption, bribery, kickbacks, extortion, conflict-of-interest, embezzlement, theft, ethical misconduct, mismanagement, waste and abuse.

  • Prepare and evaluate detailed reports, such as investigative plans, engagement memos, reports of investigation and quarterly investigative reports. Provide oral and written briefings to senior leadership.

  • Conduct a full range of investigative activities to include, but not limited to, analyzing documents, such as financial records and conducting witness and subject interviews.

  • Coordinate and conduct investigative activities in conjunction with other MFI Internal Audit Manager, VFI Regional Audit Managers, VisionFund/ World Vision Investigators, VisionFund MFI and Regional Offices, WV legal offices and other entities.

  • Provide investigative training and guidance to staff and other investigators regarding detecting and investigating misconduct.

  • Develop and support implementation of preventive measures to mitigate fraud risk. Identify fraud trends and recommend appropriate actions to mitigate the risk to VisionFund.

The incumbent will also be instrumental in rolling out and streamlining VisionFund Internal Audit strategic initiatives aimed at improving the effectiveness and efficiency of its assurance and advisory services. Thus, the position is responsible and accountable for:

  • Leading investigative teams, training and building capacity of the investigator assigned

  • Work strategically to align investigations goals with VisionFund 2030 goals by collaboration with internal and external stakeholder.

  • Effective engagement and collaboration with clients.

  • Recommending changes to VFI Internal Audit’s investigative procedures and tools based on knowledge gained by the conducting investigations.

  • Persuasive and timely communication of risks to VisionFund management.

  • Promoting a Christ-centered internal investigative environment.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead and/or conduct fraud related investigations in VisionFund offices, and GC departments, in response to reported violations of VisionFund policies or law. Conduct or support investigations relating to ethical misconduct and mismanagement.

  • Prepare investigation Plans, conduct preliminary investigations. Prepare reports for approval by the VFI Investigations Director or VFI Audit Director or her/his designee.

  • Conducts entry and exit meetings following the investigations protocol.

  • Analyze and evaluate data to provide facts regarding investigations. Provide conclusions and remedies to management and key stakeholders based on investigative findings.

  • Prepare reports with sufficient evidence as the basis for conclusion for review by supervisor.

  • Interpret and makes recommendations on investigation policies, procedures, practices and processes.

  • Supervise and guide other investigators/ auditors in execution of the assigned investigation assignments.

  • Review investigative activity and reports prepared by other members of the investigations team.

  • Conducts on-going training and provide technical guidance to other investigators/ auditors.

  • Maintain and regularly update investigative activity in EthicsPoint and Fraud Register.

  • Ensure travel and logistics are within VisionFund guidelines. Ensure travel expenses including obtaining visas are within the budgeted amount for all investigations.

Professional Development & Quality Assurance:

The position will ensure that the investigation team maintains professional proficiency while assisting the VFI IA leadership with special tasks:

  • Performing investigations assigned by VFI leaders, including internal audit, consulting engagement, reviews, and providing assistance to external investigators and auditors whenever needed.

  • Providing continuous feedback to local investigator/ auditors after each engagement based on review of performance, ensuring that each team member has adequate opportunity for individual and professional development.

  • Monitoring to ensure compliance with Certified Fraud Examiner and IIA standards for Continued Professional Education (CPE) hours.

  • Promoting a Christ-centered internal investigator environment by ensuring that significant team building and spiritual development activities are shared by the investigation team.

Process Improvement & Simplification

As a change agent for improving processes and simplifying operations, this position shall:

  • Develop a keen understanding of clients’ business needs, including key goals, risks, and procedures to ensure continuous improvement of each investigation.

  • Create a culture of continuous improvement where each team member is empowered to identify areas of improvement within VFI IA standards.

  • Recommend to VFI Internal Audit leadership the weaknesses in VFI IA procedures, tools and services to make the process simpler and effective.

  • Identifying trends through analysis of recurring investigative issues to be highlighted to the partnership leaders and process owners.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Accounting, Criminal Justice, Finance, or a related field.

  • 5-years professional experience in investigation, auditing, research, law and/or project management, at least three as an attorney, investigator or auditor.

  • Excellent investigation, research, analytical, and communication skills.

  • Leadership skills.

  • Ability to travel as needed to international locations.

  • Ability to work in stressful conditions and in third world countries.

  • CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner) and/ or CPA (Certified Public.

  • Accountant) or CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) or CA (Chartered Accountant).

  • Certified Fraud examiner (CFE), Investigation Certification from a law enforcement agency.

  • CPA (Certified Public Accountant) or CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) or CA (Chartered Accountant).

Preferred:

  • Good understanding of microfinance and/ or banking operations.

  • Fluency in English.

  • Knowledge of the VisionFund business and systems is an added advantage.

  • Fluency in French or Spanish.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 40 percent of the time.

Regional Audit Manager (RAM), China

*Preferred position locations: China and Taiwan. Other locations to be determined by home country of successful candidate in Asia where WVI is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Provide Strategic leadership to the Audit Team in the National Office (NO) portfolio assigned within the Region, in the provision of independent objective assurance and consulting activity of the portfolio’s operations. This advisory role includes but is not limited to providing advice on risk management, internal controls systems and their impact on the operations of the organization.

Supervise a team of professional auditors in the NO portfolio assigned and provide reasonable assurance to regional and national senior management that controls are adequate to mitigate high and medium risk to the Partnership.

Provide audit quality assurance by reviewing the audit work of the audit team in his/her portfolio, including issue of audit reports to the respective NO portfolio Senior Leadership and to the Audit committees (as applicable).

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership of Audit Engagements:

  • Provide technical guidance and direction in the Annual Audit Planning Process using risk analysis techniques and tools, and develop annual audit plans for discussion, review and approval by the Regional Audit Director (RAD), NO portfolio.

  • Leadership and with the Board Audit Committees (BACs) within the portfolio (as applicable).

  • Provide leadership and supervise the performance of audit engagements’ planning, field work, and audit reporting; ensuring that the audit process is aligned and supports strategy delivery in the assigned NO portfolio within the region.

  • Foster effective engagement with the BACs in the NO portfolio (as applicable) on the performance of the Audit Team in the assigned NO portfolio.

  • This is to be done through quarterly participation at BACs (Intermediate, Advisory Council meetings, as applicable) for the NO portfolio assigned.

Quality Assurance:

  • Perform quality reviews of risk-based integrated audit (RBIA) assignments and provide guidance to the Senior Internal Auditor (SIA) regarding:

  • Quality audit standards to be observed and maintained by all auditors in the course of their work.

  • Provide on-the-job technical support during field work with the team members and on site review as necessary.

  • Maintain an audit presence and history of audits per project/grant as needed based on available resources and use of GRC.

  • Lead the audit team in following up evidence of implementation of audit findings as per auditee “audit implementation plan’’ to ensure audit matters arising are fully resolved.

People Management and Professional Development:

  • Responsible for the daily supervision of audit staff and responsible for the development of audit staff and the completion of performance evaluations.

  • Maintain Continuing Education (CPE) by attending online courses or professional seminars and trainings. The incumbent should maintain a minimum of 40 units per year.

Other:

  • Participate as an advisor of the NO Integrity and Protection Hotline (IPH) and Enterprise Risk Management committees in assigned country portfolio.

  • Support and implement the Global Internal Audit (GIA) initiatives deemed to increase the internal audit team effectiveness and efficiency.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor degree in Audit, Accounting, Finance or related field.

  • Professional audit certifications (ACCA/CPA/CIA CISA/ACFE) finalized or in advanced stage of certification process.

  • Must be able to effectively work with new and changing situations including new regulations; where there may not always be a readily apparent solution.

  • Excellent presentation, analytical, interpersonal, time management, research, and communications skills.

  • Maintain a current knowledge base of audit industry practices and to ensure best practices as always considered.

  • Perform all assigned audit duties in a manner that reflects the highest professional standards and complies with the guidelines of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

  • Considerable knowledge of the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics developed by the Institute of Internal Auditors.

  • Must have prior working experience in audit (Public or private) of not less than six years in a recognized organization, two of which should be at a senior supervisory level. Experience in accredited audit firms and/or in a Non-

  • Governmental organization will be an added advantage.

  • Proven experience in Risk Based Auditing.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence others and establish credibility with business partners.

  • Cross cultural and multi faith experience.

  • Exposure to various accounting systems.

  • University degree in Commerce, Accounting/Business Management/Finance. A post-graduate degree in Management is a requirement.

  • Be a qualified CPA or ACCA with an up-to-date membership status. Professional memberships in CIA/CISA/CFE are an added advantage.

  • Good command of the English Language, written and communication skills in particular. Knowledge of French would be an added advantage.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strategic thinker with advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong project management skills.

  • Computer skills (office application, accounting systems is a plus).

  • Working knowledge in Audit software packages.

  • Must be honest and hardworking, with proven experience in dealing with management at a senior level and be disciplined leader. Experience in a multicultural setting is highly desirable.

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

  • Attend and participate/lead in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.

  • A working knowledge of WVI business and systems, including computerized accounting systems such as Sun System.

  • Good understanding of non-profit industry.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30 % of the time.

  • This role involves working in a virtual /geographically dispersed / multi-culturally team.

Internal Audit Manager – VF Mali (MicroFinance)

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

  • Helps MFI accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes.

  • Monitor compliance with the existing laws, rules and regulations of the institution’s country.

  • Advice the Board of Directors and management of the institution on the adequacy of the internal control systems and risk management.

  • Perform a statutory function if working in a regulated entity.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Planning:

  • Develops and submits for approval to the BAC annual audit plan that outlines the activities to be undertaken by the Internal Audit Department (IAD) during the year.

Reporting:

  • Submits timely reports to management for all the audits conducted during the year.

  • Submits written audit reports to the Audit Committee before every scheduled Board meeting.

  • Submits high quality dashboard and any other required reports to the RAM timely.

  • Tracks the status of issues / corrective actions arising from audit reports and provides updates to Management, RAM and BAC.

  • Informs all concerned staff on changes in Internal control and audit policies and procedures.

Audit Work:

  • Carries out the Internal Audit Plan with the assistance of the Internal Auditors (if any) or on their own.

  • Performs testing or ensures testing done by Internal Auditors is as per required standards and latest Audit Program.

  • Prepares, reviews and issues all IAD audit reports after approval by the RAM.

  • Discusses the results of audits with respective units/branch department managers and advices on appropriate actions to improve conditions.

  • Ensures all audit testing is adequately documented and archived as required by local regulatory authorities and the RAM.

  • Provides and independently appraises all operational functions of the institution.

  • Reviews and updates Audit Programs and the Audit Manual when there are changes to products, processes, regulations or systems.

Supervision and Training:

  • Supervises, motivates and reviews the work of the Internal Auditors (if any).

  • Trains less experienced auditors to meet IAD audit standards.

  • Appraises and evaluates all IAD staff development plans.

  • Works to develop self and team members continuously.

  • Ensures all members of IAD complete the required number of CPE hours every year.

Assist in Fraud Investigations and External Audits:

  • Assist in the execution of external audits as well as examination to be conducted by government regulatory agencies and other stakeholder / raters.

  • Promptly investigates any fraud incidents escalated by management, staff, RAM, BAC or through Whistle Blowing channel.

  • Monitors implementation of issues raised by the external auditor’s management letters and Regulatory reviews.

Meeting Budget:

  • Prepares the IAD budget in line with the Annual Plan timely.

  • Tracks performance against the budget and ensures that the budget is not exceeded.

Relationship Building:

  • Build strong working relationships with the CEO and Senior Management team of the MFI.

  • Build strong relationship with the RAM and demonstrate leadership skills with IA team.

  • Build strong relationships with the BAC, external regulators / auditors.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Must have a university diploma or degree in accounting, auditing or similar financial qualification. A graduate degree in Accounting or Management is preferred.

  • Professional accounting (CPA/ACCA) – CIA or CISA certification.

  • Minimum of 5 years audit experience in banking supervision and/or microfinance (with a minimum of 2 years demonstrated strong leadership experience in planning, supervision and management of an internal audit department a must).

  • Experience advising senior management and reporting to audit committees on risk management and monitoring a must.

  • Current certification (Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor or Chartered Accountant) required.

  • Must be able to travel extensively within the country, region and internationally, approximately 25-50%.

  • Must be able to work in a cross-cultural environment.

  • Must be good in English both oral and writing.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Must have good working knowledge of accounting systems.

  • Experience in systems analysis and audit would be added advantage.

  • Understanding of sun systems, eMerge, T24, or other relevant accounting and loan tracking software would be an advantage.

  • Excellent proficiency in the use of all Microsoft office applications especially Excel.

  • Experience with non-profit organizations preferred.

  • Capability and willingness to take responsibility.

  • A high sense of integrity.

  • Determined personality with initiative, perseverance and the ability to motivate and manage the team.

  • Must be a committed Christian and able and willing to participate and lead in daily devotions.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 25-50% of the time.

Regional Auditor (RA), WV Kenya

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To provide an independent objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve the organization’s operations. This will be done by using a systematic approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, internal control and governance processes of the Organization.

Must prove high standards of professional and social ethics and will conduct regional engagements of varying size and complexity, provide support for planning for the various phases of the field work, carry out audit work as assigned by the Regional Senior Auditor or Regional Audit Manager, provide a summary of audit findings, criteria, risks and recommendations.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Planning:

  • Participate in the Annual Planning Process:

  • Contribute to the preparation of the annual audit plan as will be directed by the Regional Audit Manager (RAM).

  • Active engagement with senior management staff within the NOs in order to gain a good understanding of their business and ensure the efficient execution of assigned audits.

  • Ensure the preparation of pre - audit information and coordinate receipt of information from the auditees before the fieldwork.

Audit Execution:

  • Conduct detailed risk-based audit work and document findings of all allocated assignments within prescribed Audit Plan time lines.

  • Provide role of Advisor to Senior Leadership in absence of/ as may be delegated from time to time by RSIA or RAM.

  • Review follow up evidence of implementation of audit findings as per auditee “audit implementation plan’’ to ensure audit matters arising are fully resolved.

Quality Assurance:

  • Ensure WV GIA quality standards are maintained, which includes but is not limited to:

  • Timely audit binder setup and technical execution of audits (planning to completion) in Governance Risk & Compliance (GRC) system.

  • Develop and submit timely audit work and draft findings to Regional Senior Internal Auditor (RSIA) for review.

  • Ensure timely resolution of audit review feedback from RSIA.

Professional Development:

  • Maintain Continuing Education (CPE) by attending online courses or professional seminars and trainings. The incumbent should maintain a minimum of 40 units per year.

Other:

  • Provide regular capacity building to Management Teams within NO Portfolios assigned, regarding RBIA and enterprise risk management during field work, and at designated training forums planned by Management.

  • Support and implement the Global Internal Audit (GIA) initiatives deemed to increase the internal audit team effectiveness and efficiency.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Must have prior working experience in audit (Public or private) of not less than three years in a recognized organization, two of which should be at a senior supervisory level. Experience in accredited audit firms and/or in a Non-

  • Governmental organization will be an added advantage.

  • Proven experience in Risk Based Auditing.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence others and establish credibility with business partners.

  • Cross cultural and multi faith experience.

  • Exposure to various accounting systems.

  • Bachelor degree in Audit, Accounting, Finance or related field.

  • Professional audit certifications (ACCA/CPA/CIA) finalized or in advanced stage of certification process.

  • Must be able to effectively work with new and changing situations including new regulations; where there may not always be a readily apparent solution.

  • Excellent presentation, analytical, interpersonal, time management, research, and communications skills.

  • Maintain a current knowledge base of audit industry practices and to ensure best practices as always considered.

  • Perform all assigned audit duties in a manner that reflects the highest professional standards and complies with the guidelines of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

  • Considerable knowledge of the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics developed by the Institute of Internal Auditors.

  • Good command of the English Language, written and communication skills in particular. Knowledge of French/Spanish would be an added advantage.

Preferred:

  • Strategic thinker with advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong project management skills.

  • Computer skills (office application, accounting systems is a plus).

  • Working knowledge in Audit software packages.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 50 % of the time. This travel includes fragile context operational areas within the Region.

  • This role involves working in a virtual /geographically dispersed / multi-culturally team.

Regional Auditor (RA), WV Latin America & Caribbean

*Preferred position location: Haiti, Dominican Republic, Panama, Costa Rica or El Salvador where WVI is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To provide an independent objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve the organization’s operations. This will be done by using a systematic approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, internal control and governance processes of the Organization.

Must prove high standards of professional and social ethics and will conduct regional engagements of varying size and complexity, provide support for planning for the various phases of the field work, carry out audit work as assigned by the Regional Audit Senior or Regional Audit Manager, provide a summary of audit findings, criteria, risks and recommendations.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Planning:

  • Participate in the Annual Planning process: contribute to the preparation of the annual audit plan as will be directed by the Regional Audit Manager (RAM).

  • Active engagement with senior management staff within the National Offices (NOs) in order to gain a good understanding of their business and ensure the efficient execution of assigned audits.

  • Ensure the preparation of pre - audit information and coordinate receipt of information from the auditees before the fieldwork.

Audit Execution:

  • Conduct detailed risk-based audit work and document findings in all allocated assignments within prescribed Audit Plan timeframes and deadlines.

  • Provide role of Advisor to Senior Leadership in absence of/ as may be delegated from time to time by RAS or RAM.

  • Review follow up evidence of implementation of audit findings by Management as per auditee “corrective action plans’’ to ensure audit matters arising are fully resolved.

Quality Assurance:

Ensure WV Global Internal Audit (GIA) quality standards are maintained, which includes but is not limited to:

  • Timely audit binder setup and technical execution of audits (planning to completion) in the Pentana MKi system.

  • Develop and submit timely audit work and draft findings to Regional Audit Senior (RAS) for review.

  • Ensure timely resolution of audit review feedback from RAS.

Professional Development:

  • Maintain Continuing Education (CPE) by attending online courses or professional seminars and trainings. The incumbent should maintain a minimum of 40 units per calendar year.

Other:

  • Provide regular capacity building to Management teams within the NO portfolio assigned, regarding RBIA, internal control and enterprise risk management during field work, and at designated training forums planned by Management.

  • Support and implement the Global Internal Audit (GIA) initiatives deemed to increase the internal audit team effectiveness and efficiency.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Must have prior working experience in internal audit of not less than three years in a recognized organization, one of which should be at a more senior level. Experience in accredited audit firms and/or in a Non-Governmental organization will be an added advantage.

  • Proven experience in Risk Based Auditing.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence others and establish credibility with business partners.

  • Cross cultural and multi faith experience.

  • Exposure to various accounting systems.

  • Bachelor degree in Audit, Accounting, Finance or related field.

  • Professional audit certifications (ACCA/CPA/CIA) finalized or in advanced stage of certification process.

  • Must be able to effectively work with new and changing situations including new regulations; where there may not always be a readily apparent solution.

  • Excellent presentation, analytical, interpersonal, time management, research, and communications skills.

  • Maintain a current knowledge base of audit industry practices and to ensure best practices as always considered.

  • Perform all assigned audit duties in a manner that reflects the highest professional standards and complies with the guidelines of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

  • Considerable knowledge of the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and the Code of Ethics developed by the Institute of Internal Auditors.

  • Good command of the French and Spanish languages, written and oral communication skills in particular. Advanced knowledge of English would be an added advantage.

Preferred:

  • Strategic thinker with advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong project management skills.

  • Computer skills (office application, accounting systems is a plus).

  • Working knowledge in Audit software packages.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 50 % of the time. This travel includes fragile context operational areas within the Region.

  • This role involves working in a virtual /geographically dispersed / multi-cultural team.

Regional Audit Manager, Asia - VisionFund

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country)where WV/VF is registered to operate.

Organisational Background:

World Vision (WV) is a Christian relief, development, and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. One important component of World Vision’s work is microfinance, providing financial services such as credit, savings and insurance to the poor, enabling them to earn increased income, build assets and provide for their families. Numerous studies confirm the strong impact of microfinance on the well-being of children. Studies also show, however, that the integration of microfinance with other development activities can have an even greater impact when compared to either microfinance alone or development activities alone.

WV’s microfinance operations are managed through VisionFund International (VFI), a WV subsidiary.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To lead and direct Global Internal Audit's strategy and vision around risk in the region by partnering with key internal and external stakeholders in fulfilling the requirements the IIA standards and the GIA charter, including taking a key participatory and advisory role at MFI Audit Committee Meetings.

To act as a strategic partner to regional leadership, and MFI Audit Committees around risk management, governance and internal controls. Serve as a consultant to key business leaders to manage risk effectively in order to achieve VFI's objectives.

Lead and manage a team of professional auditors in the region and provide assurance to MFI and VFI management and the VFI Board Audit Committee that controls are adequate to mitigate high and medium risk to the VFI network.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Lead and manage the internal audit function within the region including directly leading audit assignments and activities of the country auditors by ensuring that risk based audit plans are developed and implemented. This includes coordinating reviews, investigations at the regional level.

Engage in the hiring and management of MFI audit staff.

Assess the level of capacity and provide necessary coaching and training where required of MFI audit staff.

Provide leadership to MFI Internal Audit teams within the region:

  • Recruit, hire, train and directly supervise the MFI Audit Managers. The MFI Audit Managers will report jointly to the RAM and the Chair of the MFI Board Audit Committee.

  • Provide adequate technical oversight to MFI Audit Managers and Internal Auditors in the region.

  • Facilitate the understanding of the role of Internal Auditing at each MFI within the region.

  • Ensure all WVI Internal Audit standards, IIA standards and VFI policies and procedures are followed by each MFI within the region.

Provide a consulting and support role to Regional VFI and MFI management:

  • Monitor and provide advice to regional management on how to minimize significant audit risks and material audit findings by supporting Regional management in identifying areas of strength/best practices as well as weaknesses/areas for improvement in each MFI.

  • Advise the Regional VFI Director on critical issues in MFIs.

  • Provide quarterly reports of audit results and semi-annual trends to regional management as agreed.

  • Network and coordinate with the WVI GC Audit Department and VFI Audit Director regarding audit & internal control issues.

  • Coordinate special audits/investigations in the region as needed. Conduct or arrange to conduct special audits when required to do so.

Oversee and manage monthly and quarterly reporting to MFI Board Audit Committees and VFI by ensuring audit team provides timely reports that are reviewed and delivered within the audit scheduled timeframes established.

Represent VFI Internal Audit as a member of the local MFI Audit Committee, including being contributing members of the Integrity and Protection Hotline and Regional Risk Management committees and meetings.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Must have a university diploma or degree in accounting, auditing or similar financial qualification. A graduate degree in Accounting or Management is preferred.

  • Strong accounting and financial management skills required.

  • Experience with non-profit organizations preferred.

  • Must have at least 7 years experience in auditing (external and/or internal auditing) with audit experience of banking institution preferred.

  • Current certification (Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor or Chartered Accountant) required.

  • Must be able to travel extensively within the region and internationally, approximately 25-50%.

  • Must have good working knowledge of computerised accounting systems.

  • Must be able to work in a cross-cultural environment.

  • Experience in managing teams.

  • Must be fluent in English.

  • Able to balance Christian values with commercial practices.

Data Analytics Audit Manager, VisionFund

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where VF/WVI is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The purpose of this position is to lead on the application and utilization of robust Data Analytics across VFI and to project manage the implementation and roll out of a Continuous Auditing program in VFI Global Centre and across our network of Microfinance institutions.

The successful candidate will work under the guidance of the VisionFund International (VFI) Global Director of Internal Audit, to perform the following tasks:

  • Develops and enhances a suite of queries for interrogation of key data sets, including loan portfolio data but in future looking to expand into other business data sets.

  • Leads on production of regular monthly analytics for all MFIs in Global Centre, based on data from BankBI, our central warehouse of operational and financial performance data.

  • Project manages the VFI Continuous Auditing project, supervising the rollout of IDEA software to all MFIs and and the adoption of regular monthly analytics on portfolio data from Core banking Systems in the MFI.

  • Provides training and supervision to IA staff who are conducting data analytics in the MFIs.

  • Keeps abreast of current developments in the auditing profession and changes in regulation.

  • Recommending changes to VFI Internal Audit procedures and tools based on knowledge gained through analysis.

The incumbent will also be instrumental in developing Internal Audit Management Information and thus, the position is responsible and accountable for:

  • Oversight of the regular quarterly follow-up process for GC and MFI audit recommendations.

  • Production of enhanced Management Information for Internal Audit and relevant data to support reporting to board and management.

  • Effective engagement and collaboration with clients.

  • Persuasive and timely communication of risks to VisionFund management.

  • Promoting a Christ-centered environment in the Internal Audit team.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develops and enhances a suite of queries for interrogation of key data sets, including loan portfolio data but in future looking to expand into other business data sets.

  • Leads on production of regular monthly analytics reporting for all MFIs in Global Centre, based on data from BankBI, our central warehouse of operational and financial performance data.

  • Project manages the VFI Continuous Auditing project, supervising the rollout of IDEA software to all MFIs and the adoption of regular monthly analytics and reporting on portfolio data from Core banking Systems in the MFI.

  • Provides training and supervision to IA staff who are conducting data analytics in the MFIs.

  • Keeps abreast of current developments in the auditing profession and changes in regulation.

  • Recommending changes to VFI Internal Audit procedures and tools based on knowledge gained through analysis.

  • Oversight of the regular quarterly follow-up process for GC and MFI audit recommendations.

  • Production of enhanced Management Information for Internal Audit and relevant data to support reporting to board and management.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Accounting, Finance, or a related field.

  • 5-years professional experience in investigation, auditing, analytics or related field.

  • CPA (Certified Public Accountant) or CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) or CA (Chartered Accountant) or CISA or other relevant qualification.

  • Excellent analytical, and communication skills.

  • At least five years of Internal Audit, Investigations or Analytical experience necessary.

  • High degree of competency using technology and working with data. In particular, experience of working with data extraction and interrogation software, such as IDEA or ACL or similar.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in the English language.

  • Spanish or French would be an advantage, but not essential.

Preferred:

  • Good understanding of microfinance and/ or banking operations.

  • Significant experience in Data Analytics.

  • Fluency in English.

  • Knowledge of the VisionFund business and systems is an added advantage.

  • Fluency in French or Spanish.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Although a high degree of travel is not anticipated for this role, the position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 20 percent of the time.