Internal Auditor and Compliance Manager at YIAGA Africa Initiative

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YIAGA Africa Initiative focuses on in-depth research, providing critical analysis on key democratic and governance issues, crafting practical solutions, training and empowering citizens to lead change in their community. YIAGA AFRICA implements several innovative programs aimed at stimulating active citizenship, protecting human rights and deepening democratic governance. We invest in building networks and social movements to drive social change and transformation. YIAGA AFRICA has leadership structures and members in all 36 states and 774 Local Government Areas (LGA) of Nigeria. YIAGA AFRICA is registered in Nigeria as an independent nonprofit organization.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Internal Auditor and Compliance Manager

Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Duties and Responsibilities Internal / External Audits

  • Prepare the Annual Audit Plan based on a comprehensive risk assessment of all the organization’s auditable activities and processes for the approval of the Management and endorsement of the Board
  • Coordinate all donors’ external audit requirements, ensuring that their requests are met on time and to budget.
  • Facilitate and oversee the external auditors’ engagement, the scope of work and subsequent delivery of the audit of the financial statements of the organization and supporting colleagues where required.
  • Coordinate the management response to the external auditors’ management letter.
  • As and when requested by the Management, perform special audit assignments.
  • As a member of the leadership team, discuss the audit plans and results, and make recommendations to resolve audit findings requiring corrective actions.
  • Prepare and present periodic reports to management and the board (as required).
  • Develop and update internal audit methodologies, techniques, systems and procedures in order to accomplish the long-and-short-term goals and objectives of the organization.
  • Supervise, review, and participate in the training of staff on audit-related issues.
  • Liaise with donors, stakeholders and partners over audit and investigation issues, providing briefings when / as required.
  • Ensure conformance and compliance with Policies, Procedures, and Professional Standards, as well as a high delivery of operations in accordance with the approved budget.

Investigations:

  • Conduct high-quality investigations of misappropriation of funds, workplace harassment; sexual harassment; abuse of authority; or failure to observe prescribed regulations, rules, relevant administrative issuances and standards of conduct.
  • Conduct investigations in accordance with generally recognized international investigation standards ensuring the integrity of all evidence obtained are maintained through the course of investigations.
  • Manage issues that are time-sensitive and highly confidential and pose significant financial, a legal and reputational risk to the organization.
  • Conduct fraud and corruption prevention and awareness training including formal presentations, workshop and written materials.
  • Contribute to fraud and corruption prevention-related policies, documents, guidance, tools, procedures and directives.
  • For each investigation, maintain and update records, protocols and fraud incident database.

Risk Management:

  • Support Management to develop the risk management process, and work with management to facilitate the identification and assessment of risks.
  • Promote a culture of risk awareness and appropriate mitigation amongst management and staff.
  • Support management to evaluate risks in new projects, initiatives, processes and procedures.
  • Perform other tasks as may be requested by the Executive Director.

Requirement Education

  • BSc. in Accounting, Finance, or any other related field, with a relevant advanced degree and/or certificates and professional membership.
  • Minimum of 10 years cognizant experience with other relevant professional certifications e.g CPA, FCA, ACA, CISA

Experience:

  • Ability to establish good working relationships with donors, stakeholders, and partners, through impeccable communication, presentation and negotiation skills.
  • Capacity to work collaboratively with the Management and Board as well as relevant committees and advisory bodies.
  • Demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in auditing, internal audit standards, ethics and fraud awareness.
  • Ability to lead and manage effective audit and investigations teams.
  • Ability to formulate a strategy that meets organizational and oversight requirements in a global, complex and culturally diverse setting.
  • Proven ability to deliver results that focus on key organizational goals in the context of multiple competing risks and demands.
  • Thorough understanding of the principles and application of good corporate governance, business and operational risk management, and effective internal controls.
  • Thorough working knowledge of modern risk-based audit
  • Good knowledge of information systems auditing and security
  • Strong analytical and documentation skills.
  • Experience recommending Results/Corrective Actions
  • Experience of working with NGOs, in the development/humanitarian sector, with knowledge of donor rules and regulation is a significant advantage.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

  • Communication – Written and Oral English
  • Risk Management principles and techniques
  • Auditing principles and techniques
  • Process documentation
  • MS Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience of working with NGOs, in the development/humanitarian sector, with knowledge of donor rules and regulation is a significant advantage.

Application Closing Date
26th April, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Curriculum Vitae to: recruitment@yiaga.org using the job title as the subject of the mail.

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