Develops and manages internal financial audits. Develops formal reporting system in order to communicate results of audits to management and regulatory compliance agencies, as applicable. Manages the testing and documentation of financial and computer system records for information integrity and transaction accuracy. Reports discrepancies. Ensures that audit issues are well defined and root causes are identified. Trains management and staff to plan , scope, and perform internal audits and risk assessments within established business process controls. Works with management in all areas to define the audit function as it relates to overall business activities. Facilitates work of external auditors during on-site visits. Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.
- Provides leadership to internal audit staff assigned to implement compliance monitoring and reporting for specific departments in local or regional offices.
- Performs strategic planning and scheduling audit activities, providing guidance to staff, and monitoring and updating departmental budget.
- Provides financial, compliance and governance risk assessments.
- Makes recommendations for improvement of existing controls or development of new controls in a regional or international operating environment.
- Oversees the conduct of internal management controls as well as the design and implementation of automated systems to replace labor- intensive processes.
- Manages follow-up reviews and investigations of any financial, operational or regulatory deficiencies noted during audits.
- Reviews and approves all audit findings for presentation to senior management.
- Keeps abreast with latest trends in internal management and accounting controls.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Applied Knowledge & Skills:
- Comprehensive knowledge with state and federal laws and regulations that have impact on internal accounting and management controls.
- Strong knowledge of organizational structure, policies and practices, and the impact on own area.
- Excellent organizational, supervisory, leadership and managerial skills.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to lead a team, exchange information and collaborate with colleagues and peers within and outside the organization.
- Ability to motivate, negotiate and work well with others.
- Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a timely manner.
Problem Solving & Impact:
- Problems are complex and require analysis of situations and data with evaluation of various factors.
- Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies to select methods and techniques to obtain results.
- Decisions and actions may cause delays and affect business units, research, and/or programmatic operations of major segments of the organization.
- Manages staff and develops operational objectives and assignments to achieve departmental and organizational goals.
- Works under broad direction with considerable latitude for independent action.
- Typically reports to the Associate Director or Director.
Bachelor’s Degree or its International Equivalent.
- Minimum of 5-8 years of experience with automated financial reporting, government accounting practices, Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) systems.
- Experience developing audit programs and managing audit processes is required.
- Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff. * Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English.
- Experience working in a Non-governmental organization (NGO) preferred.
- Experience working with an international organization.
Typical Physical Demands:
Typical office environment. Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; ability to lift 5-50 lbs.
Technology to be Used:
Personal Computer, Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), e-mail, telephone, printer, calculator, copier, cell phones, PDAs and other hand held devices.
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