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Internal Auditor

Job Description

Job Title: Internal Auditor

Grade level: 14

Grade Title: Internal Auditor

Reports to: Senior Internal Auditor

Purpose of the 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 WVK.

This will be achieved in accordance with the Institute of Internal Auditors Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (SPPIA), the US Government Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAGAS) for US Government Funding and World Vision’s Finance Manual on Internal Audit policies and procedures.

Major Responsibilities:

Technical Execution

  • Participate in the Annual Planning process: contribute to the preparation of the annual audit plan as will be directed by the Associate Director - Auditing.

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

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

  • Review, assess and analyze data obtained for evidence of high risk deficiencies in internal control, duplication of efforts, extravagance, fraud and non-compliance with country laws, government regulations and management policies and procedures.

  • Engage in special assignments (international assignments, investigations, reviews etc).

  • Provide Audit Reports as required for quarterly presentation to WVK Board Audit & Risk Committee Meetings; also participate in the meetings as required.

Quality Assurance

  • Ensure WV GIA quality audit standards are maintained during all phases of assigned audits not limited to timely audit binder setup and technical execution of audits during field work

  • Develop and submit timely audit files and reports to SIA for review

  • Ensure timely resolution of audit review feedback from SIA

Capacity building

  • Engage in capacity building sessions for field staff (Auditees) on risk management and risk-based integrated audit approach, during audit field work.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Must have a university degree in Commerce/Accounting/Business/Social Sciences or related fields. A post-graduate degree in Accounting/Management/Research/Statistics would be an added advantage.

  • Must have professional accounting qualifications with minimum of CPA or ACCA, with an up-to-date membership status. Professional memberships in CIA/CISA/CFE are also required.

  • Minimum work experience of four years in accounting or auditing.

  • Knowledge and understanding of humanitarian industry, in particular Program implementation, Design monitoring and evaluation preferred.

  • Must have experience with personal computing, email and general office productivity software (Microsoft Office Suite). A working knowledge of computerized accounting systems (e.g. Sun System) would be an added advantage.

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Maintain at least 40 hours of continuous learning and development per year as per WV GIA and Institute of Internal Audit (IIA) Standards.

  • Have good communication and quantitative skills. Strong analytical skills are also a prerequisite.

  • Attend and participate in daily devotions and weekly chapel services.