Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Internal Auditor

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Job Description

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an International non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 99 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality. CRS works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs, therefore, strengthening and building the capacity of these partner organizations is fundamental to programs in every country in which CRS operates. CRS re-established presence in Nigeria in 2000 and currently focuses on agriculture, health and emergency programming.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Internal Auditor

Location:
Abuja, Nigeria
Department: Internal Audit
Reports to: Head of Operations
Reports to: Coordinator, Internal Audit
Band: D-1
Slot: 2

Role Purpose

  • The Internal Audit Officer shall assist the Head, Internal Audit in developing and executing the Country Program’s audit plan, and take a lead role in the day to day execution of internal audits.
  • In this role you will contribute to the Internal Audit function by identifying risks associated with CRS’ objectives and evaluating the controls in place to mitigate those risks in order to improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.
  • You will provide value-added advice and support to staff and partners on the creation or modification of policies, procedures, processes, products or services to ensure an appropriate level of internal control and compliance is maintained.

Specific Responsibilities
Audit Reviews:

  • Develop a risk based test plan by selecting appropriate audit approach, test procedures and sampling criteria based on professional judgment and departmentally defined internal audit methodology
  • Perform audit tests and prepare working papers in accordance with professional internal audit standards and CRS’ IA methodology
  • Evaluate the adequacy of process, design, and the effectiveness of controls in meeting program and control objectives. Identify and document control and process weaknesses and provide evidential support for findings
  • Propose practical and value added recommendations to address control weaknesses and/or process inefficiencies
  • Organize and reference work papers for review by Head, Internal Audit
  • Participate in closing meetings with client at the end of fieldwork, providing clear explanations for identified issues

Reporting:

  • Assist in the preparation of a concise and informative audit report to effectively communicate the findings and recommendations to the project and senior management.

Other Responsibilities

  • Assists the Head, Internal Audit in the development of the annual Internal Audit plan
  • Conduct follow up audits to monitor management’s interventions
  • Determine project level operational risks in the area of finance, procurement, human resources (HR), compliance and other relevant areas.
  • Contribute and assist in maintaining an organizational risk management framework
  • Conducts reviews of suspected internal fraud or malpractices
  • Provide consultative support to projects and departments with regard to the adequate design and implementation of risk management processes
  • Provide in person training to staff and partners on agency wide policies, external rules, regulations and legislation which requires compliance of all staff (i.e., foreign corrupt practices act, mandatory disclosure, full cooperation, etc.)
  • Develops and maintains effective and professional working relationships with all levels of staff within the organization, including Senior Management and partner organizations.
  • Engage in continuous knowledge development regarding donor rules, regulations, best practices and internal audit standards
  • Any other tasks assigned by supervisor

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

  • These are rooted in the mission, values, and principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and to achieve the desired results.
  • Serves with Integrity
  • Models Stewardship
  • Cultivates Constructive Relationships
  • Promotes Learning

Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal: Program Managers, Grants Managers, Head of Finance, all program and operations staff.
  • External: External Auditors, Sub-recipients

Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience

5

Other Requirements

Qualifications and Abilities

  • A recognized professional designation in Accounting or Internal Auditing (ACCA, ACA, CA, or CISA)
  • Bachelors Degree in one of the following or related fields required: Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Auditing or similar relevant fields.
  • Minimum of five years’ relevant experience, preferably with an International Organization.
  • Proven knowledge of auditing standards and procedures, laws, rules and regulations, knowledge of USG Regulations and Global Fund a plus.
  • Computer proficiency; highly competent using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and experience working with complex financial systems like SUN systems
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral English), including the ability to communicate and present to key stakeholders at all levels within the organization.
  • High attention to detail and excellent analytical skills.
  • Unquestioned personal integrity with strong ethics and values consistent with CRS’s values
  • Strong awareness of the need for confidentially in sensitive matters
  • Demonstrate high level of initiative, diplomacy and tact
  • Cultural awareness and the ability to work collaboratively in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Commitment to travel to all project offices in the country up to 35% of the time.
  • Commitment to Catholic Relief Services values.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the "Application Form Below" and send with a detailed 3-page resume in a single file word document.

Click here to download Application Form (MS Word)

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About Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is the international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. Founded in 1943 by the United States Council of Catholic Bishops, the agency provides assistance to 130 million people in more than 90 countries and territories in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe.A member of Caritas International, the worldwide network of Catholic humanitarian agencies, CRS provides relief in emergency situations and helps people...
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Job Summary
Published
November 4, 2016
Offer Type
fulltime
Experience
Minimum of 5years
Location
Abuja
Salary Range
N0.00 - N0.00K
Deadline
November 22, 2016
Specialization
NGO / Community Services
Industries
NGO / International Agencies
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