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Senior Manager, Global Audit

Job Description

*Preferred location: Manila, Philippines. Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate within a jurisdiction (country or US state) where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The purpose of this position is to contribute to Global Internal Audit (GIA) mission of providing WVI Board and Management independent assurance on the adequacy, efficiency and effectiveness of internal control, risk management and governance systems by:

  • Utilizing MWRAP and the risk-based integrated audit (RBIA) approach to identify, assess and provide recommendations to address the major risks that threaten the organization’s ability to achieve its goals and objectives.

  • Ensuring that GIA's services are rendered in accordance with the IIA Standards, GIA's Charter and WVI’s policies and procedures.

  • Promoting good stewardship over funding received among key stakeholders of audited entities to ensure alignment with donor and partnership objectives, expectations and requirements.

The role of the GC Audit Manager is primarily focused on the implementation of risk-based audits of National Offices, GC departments, Regional and Support Offices.

Verification of compliance with donor requirements and regulations is also particularly important. The incumbent will be also instrumental in rolling out and streamlining GIA strategic initiatives aimed at improving the effectiveness and efficiency of its assurance services.

This position is responsible and accountable for:

  • Managing the technical work of GC auditors and local auditors that support GC audits.

  • Coordinating technical and administrative tasks with other GIA stakeholders.

  • Managing the knowledge generated by the GC audit team and adjusting audit procedures and tools accordingly.

  • Managing the professional and individual development of GC auditors.

  • Nurturing a Christ-centered internal audit environment.

  • Managing the timely communications related to high risks; (g) Managing GIA budget efficiently.

  • Performing other duties, including audits, investigations and special projects, as required by supervisor and other GIA leaders.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Managing the technical work of GC and local auditors involved in GC audits:

This role is about leading the processes required to plan and conduct audit engagements included in GIAs annual audit plan as well as special assignments and investigations. It involves:

  • Recruiting, coordinating and supervising the audit team responsible for each engagement.

  • Supporting the team as they develop and discuss the engagement plan (preliminary survey, MWRAP template, audit planning memo) with business owners and key stakeholders.

  • Supervising the team as they implement the planned engagement and ensure the quality of performed audit procedures and their documentation.

  • Ensuring the team thoroughly discusses with business owners and key stakeholders the findings, their causes, possible solutions and action plans.

  • Guiding the team to successfully produce the final draft report and the definitive report within 15 and 45 days after the field work is concluded.

  • Ensuring adequate and timely completion and submission of all documentation related to the engagement (e-binder).

  • This is achieved by remotely supervising engagements coordinated in the field by GC auditors and/or RADs; by conducting field reviews of at least 2 engagements led by GC team members every year, and by directly participating as leader in at least one audit engagement every year.

Coordinating technical and administrative tasks with other GIA stakeholders:

Development and Monitoring of the Annual GC Audit Plan:

  • Assist the Director of Global Centre Audits (DGCA) in developing the annual risk-based GC audit plan and coordinating it with other stakeholders involved (e.g., RADs).

  • Monitor implementation of the audit plan and suggest modifications to the schedule and/or to the allocation of resources to the DGCA and other GIA stakeholders involved based on arising needs.

Coordination with GIA Administration & Quality Assurance:

  • Coordinate and provide Global Audit Administration with the necessary information for a timely notification of upcoming engagements as well as for the official release of audit reports and updated tools, the organization of virtual and face-to-face events, and the control of vacation days and CPE hours from GC audit team members.

  • Ensure that all work performed by the GC audit team meets quality standards of GIA.

Coordination with P&C:

  • Support the DGCA in developing/updating job descriptions as well as identifying the best candidates to be hired as new GC auditors.

  • Support the DGCA at identifying the best course of action to follow in case of a team member whose performance falls consistently below expectations or whose behaviour becomes inconsistent with the WVI and the IIA standards and Codes of Conduct.

  • Formally and timely approve PAs and PEs that comply with the provided guidelines for all supervised staff.

Issuing Administrative Approvals Required by GC auditors:

  • Authorize/approve a diversity of transactions and formalities for supervised staff (telecommuting agreements, trip itineraries, expense reports, vacation requests, special permits, etc.)

Performing other duties as required by supervisor and other GIA leaders, such as:

  • Performing audits and investigations assigned by the CAO or the Director of GCA.

  • Conducting consulting engagements/special reviews assigned by the CAO or the Director of GCA.

  • Special assignments (organize training events, develop/review departmental presentations, documents, tools).

  • Participating in GIA department management meetings.

  • Developing the Terms of Reference when a local auditor is seconded to GC audit to perform a specific assignment.

Managing the knowledge generated by the GC audit team and adjusting audit procedures and tools accordingly.

This includes:

  • Keeping a sustained effort (personally and among team members) to understand audit customer operations, their key goals, risks, relevant policies, processes and procedures.

  • Motivating team members to regularly identify and provide feedback on weaknesses, inconsistencies and unclear areas that need to be further improved or adjusted in GIAs procedures and standards.

  • Analysing recurring audit issues periodically in order to identify patterns and areas of concern to be discussed with partnership leaders and process owners.

  • Analysing performance feedback (review notes) and customer surveys in order to identify common areas of further improvement for team members.

  • Providing suggesting to the Director of GCA and to other GIA leaders to address identified weaknesses in GIA procedures, tools and services, and/or to better align them to IIA standards, GIA policies and/or Partnership needs.

Managing the professional and individual development of GC auditors.

This involves:

  • Supporting GC auditors to develop their annual PAs as well as conducting their semi-annual and annual Performance Evaluations.

  • Providing feedback to auditor’s performance after each engagement based on review notes.

  • Ensuring that GC auditors obtain adequate training/coaching in order to overcome any identified areas for improvement.

  • This will be done based on the Core Capabilities.

  • Framework and the Development Activities Guide from WVI as well as the IIA’s Global Internal Audit Competency Framework.

Nurturing a Christ-centered internal audit environment.

This position requires the post holder to:

  • Closely coordinate, coach and supervise efforts during audit engagements in order to help team members work cohesively.

  • Ensure that significant team building and spiritual development activities are shared by the GC auditors every year.

Managing the timely communications related to high risks:

  • Keep the Director of GCA and the CAO abreast of all significant findings as they arise in the field, particularly on issues of suspected fraud and/or potential significant reputational impact to the Partnership.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

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

  • Fluency in English, solid verbal and written communication skills.

  • Solid team-building and interpersonal skills.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office standard packages.

  • Minimum of 5 years audit experience.

  • At least 3 years of previous managerial experience.

  • At least 2 years risk-based audit experience.

  • Proven experience coordinating virtual teams to produce quality outputs under pressure.

  • Cross-cultural working experience.

  • One of the following or equivalent is required, CIA, CPA, CA, CISA, CFE.

Preferred:

  • Internal audit experience working for a NGO.

  • Fluency in any other of WVI’s official, English, languages (i.e., French, Spanish, Portuguese).

  • Data analysis/data mining skills.

  • Good interpersonal skills, including listening and relationship building.

  • Proficient Word, PowerPoint, and Excel skills.

  • Proven ability to lead teams and ensure successful results.

  • Experience on Enterprise Risk Management, Government Grants, IT audits, Fraud Examination.

  • Experience in Finance, Accounting and other support functions (e.g., HHRR, Procurement, IT, etc.).

  • Good knowledge of World Vision’s structure, regulations and operations.

  • Experience editing work written by non-native English speakers.

Work Environment/Travel:

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