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AUDIT MANAGER

Job Description

AUDIT MANAGER

Purpose of the position:

This is a senior management position that provides leadership to the Audit Department of World Vision Malawi. The incumbent should implement the World Vision Independent, objective assurance and consulting activity for the Malawi Office. The assurance and consulting activity should be implemented in conformity 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 Financial Manual Internal Audit Policies and procedures. The Internal Audit Manager will lead the department to make sure that internal audit efforts help World Vision Malawi accomplish its strategic objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.

The Audit Manager plays an advisory and consultant role to that National Director, the Senior Management Team, the Advisory Council, and Project/programmes/unit managers. The scope of advisory responsibility covers risk management, internal controls, governance, and fraud management.

The Audit Manager reports to the National Director on administrative issues, the Regional Associate Audit Director on administrative and technical issues, and the Audit Committee of the Advisory Council on high level audit, risk, and governance issues.

Major Responsibilities: (please define in output format – 1-11 things of what you expect to see as a result of this position)

Key Outputs/Responsibilities

(Accountabilities and results)

Weight (%)

Establish and communicate internal audit and risk management vision for WV Malawi.

  • Provide leadership for the development of Risk Based Internal Audit (RBIA) Annual plan. Consult and engage the audit team, the National Director, and the chairperson of the Audit Committee of the Advisory Council, and other stakeholders to determine the audit universe and appropriate risk mitigation measures.

5

Oversee, supervise, and provide quality control and/or perform audit procedures to verify that risks are adequately identified; adequate controls to mitigate the controls exist and function as intended. This includes developing or reviewing and approving development of new work papers and suitable audit procedures to respond to specific risk situations.

15

Conduct mandatory review and provide feedback on work completed by internal audit department technical staff working on assurance and consulting assignments.

5

Direct performance of Fraud Risk assessments and oversee investigation of suspected cases of fraud and other matters covered under the Integrity and Risk Reporting policy –with guidance from Regional Associate Audit Director and the Director of Global Investigations. Advise Senior Management and the Advisory Council on measures to manage the risk of fraud including management of the local fraud hotlines.

10

Oversee integration of Risk Management in the Strategic Management process

  • Advise the National Director, the SMT, and the Advisory Council members on Risk Management matters. Direct, facilitate, champion assessment of risk and development of unit and organization-wide risk profiles.

15

Directs implementation of appropriate assurance and consulting reporting for different audiences, for example, the Audit Committee of the Advisory Council, the Regional Associate Audit Director the National Director and the Senior Management Team, and unit managers.

15

Direct follow-ups of implementation of audit report recommendations and compile suitable reports for discussion with the National Director and Senior Management Team, the Advisory Council, and the Regional Leadership. Advise senior management and the Advisory Council on appropriate measures that will ensure 100% implementation of audit recommendations within standard implementation times set by the WVI partnership or SAR.

5

Advise and consult for senior management, and act as the principle in-house contact on risk management, governance, control, and fraud management matters for all directors and unit heads. Participate in policy level discussions aimed at enhancing the internal control environment to ensure that the office achieves its strategic objectives.

10

Manage the head count, recruiting and deploying resources as required, to ensure the department’s budget is balanced and the right mix of skills and strengths are being leveraged as effectively as possible. Manage and oversee team performance through performance planning, coaching, and performance appraisal. Makes decisions related to promotions, discipline, and transfers. Administers the department’s budget.

10

Research on new or technical subjects (e.g. tax, law, procurement, Risk Management, etc) required to support internal audit’s assurance and consulting roles. Package and present results of these researches in formats relevant and friendly for use by all levels of World Vision Malawi staff. Keep abreast of developments in corporate governance practices and advise the organization accordingly.

5

Contribute, as appropriate, in the year-end financial audits by the external auditor. Participate and contribute to reviews by other external parties, as required.

5

Total

100%

PROFILE: Core Capabilities: (proficiency levels; 1=developing 2 =proficient 3=advanced)

Core Capability

Proficiency level

(1, 2, 3)

Examples of advanced proficiencies

(A full list of indicators available in Core Capabilities into Job Descriptions – A Manager’s Guide)

Indv

Ldr

Achieving Capabilities

Achieving quality results and service

3

3

Example:

Clarifies goals and objectives in conducting and reporting audit assignments

Practicing accountability and integrity

3

3

Communicating information effectively

3

3

Thinking Capabilities

Thinking clearly, deeply and broadly

3

3

Example:

Demonstrate maturity, creativity, and deeper understanding of WV objectives

Understanding the Humanitarian industry

2

3

Understanding WV’s mission & operations

3

3

Practicing innovation & change

3

3

Self-managing Capabilities

Demonstrating Christ-centered life and work

3

3

Example:

Show Christ like qualities on and off work. Demonstrate professional growth.

Learning for growth and development

3

3

Maintaining work/life balance

3

3

Relational Capabilities

Building collaborative relationships

3

3

Example:

Embrace Cultural and Gender diversity

Practicing gender & cultural diversity

3

3

Influencing individuals & groups

3

3

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Must be a responsible, committed Christian of outstanding character.

  • The incumbent should be honest and hardworking.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following qualities are desired for this position..

  • Undergraduate degree in any of the following: Auditing, Finance, Management, Information Technology, Risk Management.

  • Postgraduate degree: a Master of Science degree in any of the following areas; audit, risk management, and consulting; or an Executive Master of Business Administration degree

  • Full member of a Professional Body with at least one of the following designations: CPA or CIA (desirable additional professional qualifications can include CFE, CRMA, CISA, CCSA or other relevant senior professional level status)

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Lotus Notes or similar applications. Experience with premium auditing and accounting software packages is desirable.

  • Excellent knowledge of International humanitarian Non-Governmental Organization operations and Risk Based Internal Auditing attained through 3 to 5 years of progressing work experience as an Executive Audit Manager focusing on financial and operational audits. Experience with reporting to an independent Board of Directors is highly desirable.

  • Excellent understanding and experience of working with standards of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). Prior participation in external Quality Assessment Reviews (QAR) is desirable.

  • Adaptable and able to meet deadlines on assignments, juggle multiple demands and to work with all types of individuals including up to and including the Chief Executive Officer

  • Strong skills in negotiating, relationship building, problem solving, and timely escalation of problems

  • Significant management experience in internal audit, risk management, compliance, or related leadership roles