Internal Auditor - Lusaka, Zambia
- Harare, Zimbabwe
|Job Location||Lusaka, Zambia|
|Job Role||Internal Auditor|
|Employment Type||Full Time|
|Career Level||Middle Management|
|Years of Experience||6|
|Residence Location||Lusaka, Zambia|
|Nationality||Zambian National or Resident|
Responsibilities and Duties include but are not subject to:
To evaluate systems of control, risk management practices, business processes and management policies to determine whether they contribute to the achievement of company goals.
The auditor reviews and conducts audit of projects and programs to ensure the promotion of good stewardship of resources consistent with the purposes for which the funds were given.
Develop and document changes to organisations policies and procedures to improve internal controls and compliance.
Assist managers in the implementation and training in these new procedures.
Working primarily through the CEO and Senior Managers, to ensure that a major review of organisations risk map is undertaken at least twice a year.
Ensure that risk register is properly maintained and CFO present outcome of the risk register to the Finance and Audit Committee as well as to the full board.
Ensuring that risk register structure is updated to make sure feedback from Directors is taken into consideration and they are made aware of any changes and consider major risk areas in relation to organisations operational and strategic management.
•Develop an assessment framework that brings together the assurance activities of organisation where they relate to the risk register and report against this to Finance & Audit Committee in the form of a functional audit.
Support programmes staff and liaise with donors where risk maps are required for specific programmes.
Present anannual internal audit plan byreference to the risk management framework to the Finance & Audit Committee for their approval.
Develop and maintain the Internal Audit Procedures to ensure that best practice is taken account of and that the audits address specific areas of risk management
Undertake thea pproved internal audit planing line with agreed procedures liaising with the relevant staff of organisation.
At the conclusion of audit visits to provide a full briefing to the relevant Regional Heads, Senior Managers and the CEO ensuring that their comments are recorded as part of the review.
Agree action plan necessary to implement the audit recommendations with the Regional Heads, Senior Managers of relevant departments and CEO. Present the audit report to the Directors, highlighting any areas of concern and the resultant action plan.
Monitor the implementation of any recommendations.
Identify common features across audits and organisation-wide issues, proposing appropriate systems improvements.
Report to the Finance and Audit Committee ensuring that the Directors are aware of the key findings and the actions being taken to resolve any areas of concern.
Coordinate donor audits
Advise on and agree terms of reference for audits to meet donor specifications
ANTI-FRAUD AND BRIBERY POLICY:
Review and update the Anti-Fraud and bribery Policy as appropriate, ensuring that ALL staff are aware of the policy and trained in how to use it.
Maintain the fraud and bribery register, provide advice on Fraud Policy and give support in event of suspected fraud, carrying out investigation as required. And ensure appropriate authorities are reported of any incident in accordance to statuary requirements.
Keep abreast of legal and donor-related developments associated with the Bribery.
Network with other NGOs to collaborate and advise on anti-fraud and bribery measures.
WHISTLE BLOWING POLICY:
Review and improve the current Whistle Blow Policy
Whistle blowing policy helps in ensuring there is effective reporting mechanism for reporting incidents related to fraud and bribery but also help in reporting incidents related to safeguarding issues within the organisations teams as well as beneficiaries.
Provide advice and training to organisaitons staff on internal control procedures and partner auditing.
Ensure that issues of internal control are considered during all work and in the development of new policies and procedures.
Network with other NGO’s on Internal Audit and related work to ensure that the organisation is aware of current issues and developments in the field.
Contribute to continuous review of the organisations financial systems and to recommend changes as necessary.
Perform any other tasks as requested by the CEO.
KEY DECISIONS MADE
Internal Control Testing Strategy
Supervision received: Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer
OTHER IMPORTANT CONTACTS (Particularly external to the Organisation) External Auditors; Donors
ADVISES Management on Risk Management, Donor Compliance, Governance and Business process improvement
LIAISES WITH All other departments w
A minimum of 6 years’ experience working in an accounting department with at least 2 years internal audit and/or external audit experience Computer literate - must possess high level of computer literacy in Word, Excel Access and a recognized accounting package.
Skill in effective verbal and written communication.
Must be able to exercise high levels of integrity, honesty, diligence and due care when carrying out duties and responsibilities.
Ability to stand behind tough decisions.
Good skill in planning, training and in maintaining composure under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines.
Fully qualified ACCA or CIMA or equivalent international recognized audit professional qualification.
Member of Zambia Institute of Certified Accountants (ZICA) and/or an internationally recognized institute is desirable.
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