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  • Posted: Aug 24, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • We work to prevent family breakdown and care for children who have lost parental care, or who risk losing it. We work with communities, partners and states to ensure that the rights of all children, in every society, are respected and fulfilled. We are non-governmental and non-denominational. We respect all religions and cultures and work with trusted par...
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    Internal Audit and Compliance Officer

    Position Summary

    • The Internal Audit and Compliance Officer will be responsible for the evaluation of the effectiveness of governance, risk management and control systems in SOS Children’s Villages by conducting regular internal Audit & Control reviews on the financial and programmatic activities of functions in the Nigeria National Office, and sub-offices where SOS Children’s Villages implements projects in Nigeria.
    • He/She will identify gaps and risks of non-compliance with policies, donor requirements & local laws with recommendations, and follow up on additional controls for the protection of the SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria’s programme’s assets, funds, reputation and compliance with applicable donor guidelines and policies.
    • Develop appropriate audit & compliance policies and methodologies
    • Ensure adequate assessment of risks and controls relating to SOS Children’s Villages’ activities and ensure compliance with established control procedures
    • Ensure periodic checks are conducted on program accounts, inventories and assets
    • Organise and oversee the audit & compliance process and ensure timely reporting within established quality levels and according to the audit plan
    • Ensure periodic inspection of all departments in accordance with regulatory requirements
    • Analyse and review the monthly financial management reports
    • Ensure that violations of operational procedures are properly investigated and make appropriate recommendations on preventive/remedial action
    • Liaise with the law enforcement agencies in the conduct of special investigations into incidences of fraud and other irregularities
    • Conduct periodic evaluation of the adequacy of internal controls and efficiency /effectiveness of operations
    • Participate in process improvement/redesign as well as systems implementation efforts to ensure adequate attention is given to control considerations
    • Initiate and conduct spot checks on financial transactions and activities
    • Assess quality of security and controls built into SOS Children’s Villages’ computer systems
    • Participate in disaster recovery exercises
    • Provide regular, accurate and objective reports/updates for management attention.

    Qualifications, Experience And Skills

    • HND / B.Sc Degree in Accounting, Economics, Finance or a related field in Social Science
    • Professional certifications e.g ACA, CIA, ICAN or CISA
    • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Finance, Accounts, Compliance or Audit
    • Minimum of 3 years working as an Auditor with an INGOs
    • Ability to establish good working relationships with stakeholders and partners, through impeccable communication, presentation and negotiation skills.
    • Demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in auditing, internal audit standards, ethics and fraud awareness
    • Capacity to work collaboratively with staff in the interest of delivering internal audit and compliance functions.
    • Ability to lead and manage effective audit and investigations teams.
    • Understanding of the principles and application of good corporate governance, operational risk management, and effective controls.
    • Good knowledge of information systems auditing and security
    • Demonstrated superior understanding of operational dynamics

    Method of Application

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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