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Regional Audit Director, South Asia and Pacific

Job Description

*Position to be located within the South Asia Pacific region where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The key roles for the person in this position are to:

  • Lead and direct the implementation of Global Internal Audit's (GIA) vision and strategic initiatives at the region and national office level around risk management, governance and internal controls; provide reasonable assurance to key stakeholders regarding the adequacy of internal controls to mitigate risk that threatens the organization's ability to implement its strategy and achieves its objectives, including compliance with government and donors’ requirements; ensure that the regional and national offices audit services are rendered in accordance with the International Internal Audit (IIA) standards, GIA's Charter and World Vision International's (WVI) policies and procedures; ensure the implementation of GIA’s risk assessment template and risk based integrated audit (RBIA) across the region; represent GIA on the region’s Integrity Protection Hotline (IPH) team, and play a key participatory and advisory role at advisory board/council and audit committee meetings as needed.

  • Engage, collaborate, assist and support local boards in executing their fiduciary duties as well as partnership leaders, including the Chief Audit Executive (CAE), and other key stakeholders regarding their responsibilities for strategy, governance, risk and internal controls.

  • Become a trusted strategic partner of key stakeholders (Chief Audit Executive (CAE), local Audit and Risk Committee (ARC), Regional Leaders (RLs), National Directors (NDs), etc.) by building and strengthening trust and relationships, and providing reasonable assurance regarding the adequacy of internal controls to mitigate risk that threatens the organization's ability to implement its strategy and achieves its objectives, including compliance with government and donors’ requirements.

The person in this position will ensure that:

  • At least 75% of the annual internal audit plan is initiated each fiscal year, and conducted in accordance with GIA and IIA auditing standards, and audit resources (staff, funds, equipment and tools) are used efficiently and effectively.

  • Audit and periodic stakeholders’ reports, including analysis of internal audit findings and recommendations and implementation status, are reliable, complete, accurate and prepared and delivered in a timely manner to key stakeholders so that they are aware of the risks, trends, effectiveness of internal controls, and risk mitigation to assist in their decision making process around strategy, governance, risk, and control.

  • GIA’s vision and strategy, including MWRAP, RBIA, Regional Internal Audit Team (RIAT) and Governance, Risk and Compliance system (GRC), are implemented, and a sustainable work/life balance and Christ focus working environment are maintained in each office where staff can grow professionally, spiritually and build trust and relationships with key stakeholders within and outside the internal audit department/function.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Represent the CAE in an advisory capacity at local (National Office) Audit Committee or advisory Council meetings as needed, including being a contributing member of the Integrity and Protection Hotline and Regional Risk Management committees and meetings.

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

  • Coordinate the external audit function.

  • Engage in the hiring and management of National Office (NO)/RIAT audit staff.

  • Assessing the level of capacity and provide necessary coaching and training where required of NO/RIAT audit staff.

  • Act as a strategic partner by championing innovation, implementing MWRAP/risk based auditing throughout the region including leading and directing the strategic direction of GIA at the regional audit level, and joining the Regional and National Office leadership in identifying potential risk areas through appropriate reporting and quality controls (e.g. financial, operational, reputational) that can impact WV's ability to reach the needs of the children and communities it serves and work together on controls around risk areas.

  • Oversee and manage monthly and quarterly reporting to GIA and the region by ensuring audit team provides timely, accurate, complete and reliable reports that are reviewed and delivered within the established audit scheduled timeframes.

  • Consult, advise, and partner with regional leadership and ND's (including NO/RIAT audit teams) around strategy implementation, governance, risk and control.

  • Oversee the regional and local offices resource, allocation, planning execution and quality control over audit.

  • Partner with corporate risk and control functions to ensure activities are aligned.

KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • At least a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or other relevant field.

  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), or Chartered Accountant (CA), Relevant External Audit Big4 experience, English – Advanced.    

  • Proven experience in Risk Based Audit.

  • Fluent in English and solid written and verbal communication, and presentation skills.

  • Basic IT Audit and Fraud Investigation.

  • Data mining & analytics, including financial analysis.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including listening and relationship building.

  • Proficient in Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access.

  • Minimum of 7 years working in audit (external aor internal) with three or more years experience managing multi-cultural staff, preferrably in a global organization.

  • Experience in Internal Audit Team Management.

  • Writing and presenting audit findings and reports to key stakeholders, including audit and risk management committees (ARC).

  • Traveling up to 40% of the time to international locations.

  • Cross cultural working experience.

Preferred:

  • Experience in Risk Based Audit.

  • Basic IT Audit and Fraud Investigation.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Solid interpersonal skills, including listening and relationship building.

  • Data mining & analytics, including financial analysis.

  • Proficient Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access skills.

  • Fluency in languages such as French, German, or Portuguese is a plus.

Preferred additional work experience:

  • Internal audit management/leadership.

  • Cross cultural experience.

  • International NGO.

  • Relationship building with Audit Committee.

  • Team Management.

  • Automated Audit System.

  • Building Internal Audit Capacity.

  • Embedded Audit Tools/Techniques.

  • Strategy Implementation Review.

Work Environment:

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