Friday, August 5, 2016

Food for the Hungry,Regional Internal Audit Assistant Jobs in Rwanda

Closing date: 16 Aug 2016
The Regional Internal Audit Assistant is responsible for verifying internal control activities of field office(s) to which he/she is assigned. This position will assist in planning and executing internal audits and in setting corporate-wide procedures. He/she will travel to field offices, working directly with country directors and field office managers to conduct audits, provide trainings, coach local staff, implement plans, etc.

Key Result #1 – Assist in Internal Audit planning and in setting corporate wide procedures (15%).
1.      Assist in periodic update of the Internal Audit Charter, which describes the mission, independence, objectivity, scope, responsibilities, authority, accountability and standards of the internal audit function;
2.      Contribute to and assist in periodic update of the internal audit manual, setting out specific procedures that will constitute thorough audit activities;
3.      Enhance the overall control environment of financial procedures at FH by communicating systemic weaknesses to the Global Internal Auditor;
4.      Assist in staff training and development at country levels;
5.      Prepare field level engagement plan and obtain approval of the Global Internal Auditor.
Key Result #2 – Field inspection trips (65%).
1.      Travel to field locations, mainly in the Great Lakes region of Africa;
2.      Conduct field office audits, identify issues, articulate implications, clarify root causes and ensure development of timely and effective corrective action plans;
3.      Test the functioning of controls and governance procedures;
4.      Assist in performing loss/fraud investigations as necessary;
5.      Interact with country directors, field office managers, in ways that elicit their cooperation;
6.      Coach and train local finance managers concerning FH accounting policies, procurement policies, and use of accounting software.
7.      Prepare detailed audit program for each field office audit engagement he/she is assigned to.
Key Result #3 – Follow-up on audit recommendations (15%).
1.      Based on the follow-up plan agreed with the Global Internal Auditor, the internal auditor will tactfully follow-up on procedural weaknesses he/she identifies in the course of field audits;
2.      Determine and present to the Global Internal Auditor issues that should be elevated to higher levels of management;
3.      Advise auditees on risk management and control concepts;
4.      Monitor status of recommendations for the areas of the audit.
Key Result #4 - Special projects (5%).
1.      Willing and able to perform as county-level Field Accountant or Financial Manager on short-notice;
2.      Other duties and special projects as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty/function satisfactorily. Requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
· Vibrant personal relationship with Jesus Christ;
· Christian commitment to serving the poor and in full agreement with FH’s Christian foundation and beliefs as expressed in our Vision, Mission and Values;
· Knowledge of general financial and administrative management;
· In-depth knowledge of field finance, including government contract reporting;
· Strong research and analytical skills;
· Possess a persuasive personal style, able to convince others to adopt procedures and methods that may require extra work on their part in order to improve financial accuracy, safety and security;
· Creative thinking and problem-solving skill;
· Ability to sit at a computer for up to eight hours a day doing repetitive motions on a keyboard;
· Ability to work independently, including creating and following own audit work plan;
· Willingness to travel up to 65%, primarily within Africa; an expert traveler, able to create and execute cost-effective travel plans in and to field offices where travel may be difficult;
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills; capable of writing comprehensive, yet concise, reports of internal audit findings;
· Skilled at reading body language and communicating with staff members of other nationalities for whom English or French is a second language.
· Ability to develop and maintains good working relationships with field offices;
· Strong inter-personal skills, able to develop rapport and trust with all levels of field personnel;
· Strong intercultural communication skills, essential to be welcomed and accepted in fields;
· Highly organized;
· Lift up to 25 lbs. periodically.
· Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or University in a finance-related field; five years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
· Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), CPA or Chartered Accountant credentials highly desirable. Cross-cultural experience a must.
· Audit experience in NGO sector and good understanding of NGO operations
How to apply:
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications, updated CV with three referees and day telephone contacts, not later than 16th August 2016 via email:
Applicants should have as their email subject Regional Internal Audit Assistant

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