World Vision International

Regional Senior Internal Auditor

Job Description

Location: Sierra Leone, Niger, Chad, Mali

Grade level: 15

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The Regional Senior Internal Auditor reports to the Regional Audit Manager. The Regional Audit Senior leads and manage a team of professional auditors in the region and provides reasonable assurance to regional and national senior management as well as the Chief Audit Officer that controls are adequate to mitigate high and medium risk to the Partnership.

The Regional Audit Senior must prove high standards of professional and social ethics and must accept full responsibility as the in-charge experienced auditor for engagements of varying size and complexity to include, planning and coordinating the various phases of the field work, directing and reviewing the work of a number of assistants is assigned, and making decisions on all but the most unusual accounting and auditing matters. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Perform and supervise the broadest range of auditing issues from start to finish (planning to completion), support larger and complex engagements, potentially one or more assignments simultaneously.

Evaluate the client's internal controls using auditees Risk Registers, internal control documents, MWRAP; provide input to the audit program outlining the extent of sampling required, schedule the engagement.

Active engagement with senior management staff within the region NOs in order to gain a good understanding of their business and ensure the efficient execution of the audit

Ensure supervision of complete and timely engagement wrap-up to include preparation of audit or advisory reports

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

Carry out and supervise special reviews and investigations were deemed necessary as approved by GC Director for Investigations and RAD

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

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position:

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

Partly qualified with any of the following professional certifications (ACCA, CPA, CIA, CISA,ACFE)

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

Good analytical, interpersonal, time management, research, and communications skills

Additional work experience required as a minimum qualification for this position.

Four (4) plus years of audit experience in public accounting or internal/external audit or WV experience in finance and/or grants

Proven experience in Risk Based Auditing

Cross cultural and multi faith experience

Exposure to various accounting systems

License, registration, or certification required to perform this position:

  1. Partly qualified with any of the following professional certifications CPA, ACCA, CIA, CA,ACFE

  2. French English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

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

  2. Good English writing and communication skills

Knowledge in Audit software packagesadditional work experience preferred for this position.

  1. Well-travelled and experience in dealing with cross cultures

  2. Good understanding of non-profit industry.

  3. Knowledge of the WVI business and systems is an added advantage

Work Environment

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

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