Internal Auditor

Ashford and McGuire Consulting

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Job purpose

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Ensure that functional and operational units adhere to the operational policies, processes and procedures of the company in order to mitigate financial and non-financial risks, reduce sanctions from regulatory bodies and eliminate fraud/security breaches across the organisation.

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Duties and responsibilities

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Internal Control

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  • Assess, evaluate and promote compliance to internal policies, process and procedures,
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  • Identifies control gaps and opportunities for improvement.
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  • Monitored adherence to various regulatory and legal standards.
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  • Offer advice on internal control and participates in enhancing internal audit standards and practices.
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Internal Audit

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  • Prepare and implement a risk based audit.
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  • Prepare timely audit reports for the Audit Committee and/or the Board of Directors.
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  • Contribute, as appropriate, in the year-end financial audit with the external auditor.
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  • To perform ad hoc investigations and reviews at the request of the Audit Committees
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  • Perform special assignments including fraud investigations etc.
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Risk Assessment and Mitigation

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  • Conducts risk assessments and identifies controls in place to mitigate identified risks.
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  • To promote risk management best practice across the Organization
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Regulatory and Compliance

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  • Keep abreast of current industry regulations
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  • Compliance with legal requirements, industry regulations, organizational policies, procedure and professional codes and ethics.
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Assurance

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  • Identification of opportunities for improvement
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  • Materiality of audit findings in relation business objectives
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  • Quality recommendations in terms of impact
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  • Degree of risks covered by the audit plan.
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Competency and Skill Requirements

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  • Knowledge of Corporate Governance, Risk Management & Internal Control System
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  • Accounting Financial Management Knowledge and Skills
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  • Time and Self-Management Skill,
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  • Relationship and People Management Skills
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  • Leadership Skills
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  • ICT knowledge and Skills.
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Qualifications

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  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business administration.
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  • Minimum of between 8-10 years audit or relevant business line/risk management experience.
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  • Additional qualification desired. (MBA, CFA, CIA, CFA OR CFE)
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  • Proficiency in risk assessment, issue impact analysis and executive report preparation.
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  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated, effective under pressure and willing to take risks.
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  • Works well individually
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