Job Title: Senior Internal Auditor
Job Ref: 17850
Employer: FHI 360
Job Location: Nairobi,Kenya
Closing Date: 25/11/2016
 
Job Description:

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Senior Internal Auditor

Description:

Works in the Office of Compliance and Internal Audit (OCIA) to provide independent and objective opinions on the overall effectiveness of FHI 360’s internal controls.  Conducts internal audits and investigations globally, develops written reports to management, and promotes compliance across FHI 360 via training and audit communication.

Job Summary / Responsibilities:

  • Internal Audits: Performs financial, operational and compliance audits worldwide in accordance with OCIA’s internal audit program.  Serves as team lead in less complicated engagements.
    • Researches and correctly applies internal, funder or regulatory requirements when designing testing procedures
    • Documents all testing procedures in audit work papers, and prepares detailed written observations, criteria, and impact statements
    • Develops recommendations for improving internal controls, operating efficiency, and the adequacy of records and record-keeping
    • Conducts follow-up of financial, operational or regulatory compliance deficiencies noted during audits.
    • Successfully and pro-actively manages client relations. 
  • Compliance communication:
    • Presents compliance and audit training to FHI 360 staff members, sub recipient staff, funders and prime organizations.
    • Communicates internal audit findings and trend analysis to appropriate management based on results of regularly scheduled audits, non-scheduled audits and at any time when issues need to be addressed by management.
    • Prepares materials for Audit Committee including risk assessment process and result, audit scope/schedule and results of audit findings 
  • Investigations:
    • Contributes to investigations of irregularities raised to OCIA’s attention.  Serve as investigation lead for less complicated investigations. 
  • Other departmental contributions:
    • Leads, updates and provides training on OCIA tools/platforms as needed
    • Coordinates OCIA’s activities with FHI 360 external auditors or their party auditors and all applicable regulatory agencies to utilize available resources and achieve established objectives.
    • Prepares and reviews compliance risk scorecards 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Contributions:

  • Analyzes moderately complex business operations, policies and procedures.
  • Serves as a resource to others in resolving moderately complex problems; identifies solutions that are thoroughly researched and analyzed.
  • Works with OCIA to evaluate financial and operational risks of FHI 360 projects and countries.

Expertise and Complexity:

  • Experience working with nonprofit organizations in the field of internal development preferred.
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills with sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of the political, ethical and other issues addressed by FHI 360 globally government, foundations, host country governments, etc.
  • Manage confidential and sensitive information discreetly.

Type and Nature of Contacts:

  • Establish and cultivate positive relationships with FHI 360 employees, funders partners/collaborators worldwide
  • Represent the internal audit department as appropriate at FHI 360 meetings, during internal audits, at professional training sessions and conferences.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

  • Office working environment; ability to travel internationally to developing countries 25-40% time.  Comfortable travelling to medium to high risk countries.
 

Qualifications:

Education/Experience:

  • BS/BA in accounting or related business field with 5-8 years of progressively responsible internal audit work or contracts/accounting/audit experience with public accounting, audit firm, non-governmental organization or government contractors. Combination of work and further advanced degrees may be considered.”
  • Experience working with nonprofit organizations in the field of internal development preferred.
  • Experience with funder regulations, such as the US government, foundations, host country governments, etc.
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Post-graduate education strongly encouraged

Interpersonal skills

  • Sensitivity in culturally diverse environments and strong team-building skills 

Other

  • Demonstrated expertise in the use of audit software

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to visit FHI 360's Career Center for a list of all open positions.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

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