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  • Posted on: 3 December, 2015 Deadline: Not Specified
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    About the Job

    FINCA is recruiting an experienced, motivated and hands-on Internal Audit Officer whose responsibility is to perform the specific audit procedures that includes testing, evaluation, improving the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance. S/he reports directly to the Internal Audit Manager and will participate in audit planning, execution and reporting of findings as well as follow-up to ensure audit recommendations, management corrective plan actions, Board of directors’ resolutions are correctly implemented.

    Internal Audit Officer


    Essential Duties Include:

    • Carry out affiliate audit work plans.
    • Assure that referral of matters and issues which arise from observations are followed up according to the Audit Protocols on a timely basis
    • For each audit performed the auditor will agree with managers or other audited parties the standards that will be used.
    • Contribute to the draft report and summarize issues that are prepared by audit manager
    • Implement monitoring and review activities that ensure compliance
    • Ensure audit practices in accordance with policy of Subsidiary Audit Committee and Global Audit Office.
    • Participate in emergency reviews and investigations in accordance with the Global Audit guidelines.
    • Follow up to ensure findings have been responded to and addressed. Support the Subsidiary Audit Committee as required.
    • Collect, document and submit observations concerning fraud to the Audit Manager
    • Conduct procedures as part of risk management audits as required
    • Accomplish the duties delegated to the Auditors in accordance with the schedule prepared by the Audit Manager.
    • Participate as required in ad hoc reviews and effectiveness evaluations.
    • Monitor practice and test controls. Monitor compliance with all policies and procedures
    • Provide details and reports of expenses in accordance with Global Audit directives and subsidiary procedures.
    • Adhere to FINCA International directives and subsidiary or local procedures that ensure proper administration of human resources.
    • Perform various tasks as assigned by Subsidiary and Regional Audit Manager and the Audit Committee.

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • A University degree preferably in Finance and Accounting (B.Sc.), Accounting/Finance CIA/CPA/ACCA/ACA qualifications will be an added advantage.
    • Good report writing and analytical skills.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft word, excel and power point.
    • 1-3 years (internal/external audit) experience in a financial institution/ micro finance or banking preferred.

    Critical Competences:

    • Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
    • Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner.
    • Decision maker: Manages difficult or emotional decision in any situations, responds promptly to the needs, and meets commitments
    • Oral Communication: Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, listens and gets clarification, responds well to questions.
    • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time.
    • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently.
    • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
    • Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.
    • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

    Language Skills

    • Fluency in English required, Igbo or other local language skills strongly desirable.

    Candidate Profile:               

    • Willingness to relocate to Owerri, Nigeria and to travel within the country 60%
    • Enterprising and self-driven personality with the ability to adapt and acquire new skills
    • Highly attentive to detail with excellent organizational and documentation skills
    • Results-oriented, with the ability to drive projects from inception to execution stages
    • Strong fit to FINCA’s desired corporate culture and values, and is committed to furthering FINCA’s mission and vision.  In particular, must demonstrate a commitment to transparency and integrity
    • Understands the needs of a start-up, with willingness and ability to perform duties beyond the scope of work

    Method of Application

    To apply for this position, go to Finca's career page on Simplicant

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