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Regional Audit Manager (RAM)

Job Description

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate within the Southern Africa Region where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Supervise a team of professional auditors in the region and provides reasonable assurance to regional and national senior management that controls are adequate to mitigate high and medium risk to the Partnership.

The Regional Audit Manager (RAM) partners with organization’s national and regional senior managers, audit committee members and external auditors to plan audit assignments as per the annual audit plan. The RAM provides senior management with independent assurance on the effectiveness of the internal control systems that contribute to the achievement business objectives. The RAM assigns fieldwork to audit seniors, reviews prior years' reports and engage with segment-level employees about progress on rectifying significant internal problems. An audit manager also reviews audit fieldwork, checks new findings, and issues a report to Senior Leadership and the audit committee.

Ensures implementation of Global Internal Audit Initiatives rolled out in the region.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide leadership and oversees the audit assignments planning, field work, and audit reporting; prepares and/or review reports, and communicates findings and recommendations to line and Senior Leadership.

  • Suggests action to correct organization’s internal controls weaknesses. Check efficiency and knowledge of procedures’ implementation.

  • Review audit work papers prepared by the audit staff in compliance with the Global Internal Audit and Institute of Internal Auditor standards.

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

  • Communicates the results of audit and consulting projects via written reports and oral presentations to management and the Board of Directors.

  • 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.

  • Carry out and/or 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.

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

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

  • Professional audit certifications (ACCA, CPA, CIA, CISA) 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.

  • Five (5) 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.

  • 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.

  • CPA, ACCA, CIA, CA.

  • Preferred English. Fluency in French or Portuguese is an 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).

  • Good English writing and communication skills.

  • Knowledge in Audit software packages.

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

  • Good understanding of non-profit industry.

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

Work Environment/Travel:

  • 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.