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Senior Internal Auditor

Job Description

Position: Senior Internal Auditor

Report to: Audit Manager

Location: National Office, Kampala

Purpose of the position:

To provide Technical reviews of audit documentation including reports and perform managerial duties as delegated or in absence of the Audit Manager.

In addition, 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 WVU. In order to successfully execute this purpose, the position holder must be able to effectively communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as an example to others.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the Annual Planning process is completed as directed by the Audit Manager.

  • Lead risk-based integrated audits in accordance with stipulated auditing standards (IIA, WV GIA) as will be planned at the start of each FY and assigned by the Internal Audit Manager.

  • Take lead in the review, assessment and analysis of 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).

  • Represent the Audit Manager in quarterly WVU Board Audit Committee Meetings, as and when required.

  • Supervises and review the work of the Internal Auditors as assigned by the Audit Manager from time to time. In the manager’s absence, to review all work papers and issue all the audit reports and reports on special investigations carried out by the staff members in the Internal Audit function.

  • Consult and advise the Audit Manager on any technical and/or administrative areas encountered within the team, for timely strategic support, guidance and decision making.

  • Ensure WV Global Audit quality standards are maintained in the review of audit work of direct reports: proper audit binder setup on Lotus Notes by the internal auditors, roviding on-the-job technical support during field work with the team members and on site review as necessary, review audit files and draft audit reports before being forwarded to the Internal Audit Manager for final review and issue to Management, ensure quality audit reports for review by Internal Audit Manager for assigned audits etc

  • Provide capacity building to WVU Management regarding risk management and risk-based integrated audit approach, during field work, and at designated training forums planned by WVU Management.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Must have a University Degree in Commerce, Accounting/Business Management/Finance. A Master Degree in Accounting or Management is preferred.

  • Must be a qualified CPA or ACCA with an up-to-date membership status.

  • You must have Professional memberships in any of the following CIA/CISA/CFE

  • Must have at least five years prior auditing experience in a recognized organization. Experience in public accounting and/or working in a non-governmental organization.

  • 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.