VisionFund Regional Audit Manager - MEER

14512-17R03023
London
23-Sep-19
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
2+ Years

*Preferred position location: United Kingdom. Other locations to be determined by home country of successful candidate within the Middle East & Eastern European Region where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To lead and direct Global Internal Audit's strategy and vision around risk in the region by partnering with key internal and external stakeholders in fulfilling the requirements of the IIA standards and the Global Internal Audit (GIA) charter, including taking a key participatory and advisory role at Micro Finance Institution (MFI) Audit Committee Meetings.

To act as a strategic partner to regional leadership, and MFI Audit Committees around risk management, governance and internal controls. Serve as a consultant to key business leaders to manage risk effectively in order to achieve Vision Fund Internationals (VFI's) objectives.

Lead and manage a team of professional auditors in the region and provide assurance to MFI and VFI management and the VFI Board Audit Committee that controls are adequate to mitigate risks to the VFI network.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead and manage the internal audit function within the region including directly leading the activities of the country auditors by ensuring that risk based audit plans are developed and implemented, reviewing the work of local audit teams and providing feedback and managing performance.

  • Engage in the hiring and management of MFI audit staff.

  • Assess the level of capacity and provide necessary coaching and training where required for MFI audit staff.

  • Provide a consulting and support role to Regional VFI and MFI management.

  • Oversee and manage monthly and quarterly reporting to MFI Board Audit Committees and VFI by ensuring audit team provides timely reports that are reviewed and delivered within the audit scheduled timeframes established.

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

  • Represent VFI Internal Audit as a member of the local MFI Audit Committee.

  • Lead GC Audit reviews of MFIs around the network and of GC Audit functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Must have a university diploma or degree in accounting, auditing or similar financial qualification. A graduate degree in Accounting or Management is preferred.

  • Must have at least 7 years experience in auditing (external and/or internal auditing) with audit experience of banking institution preferred.

  • Strong accounting and financial management skills required.

  • Experience in managing teams.

  • Current certification (Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor or Chartered Accountant) required.

  • Must be able to travel extensively within the region and internationally, approximately 25-50%.

  • Must be able to work in a cross-cultural environment.

  • Must be fluent in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Knowledge of Serbian/Montenegrin language, or of French or Spanish, would be useful.

  • Must have good working knowledge of accounting systems.

  • Experience with non-profit organizations preferred.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 50% of the time.