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International Controls & Audit Manager - Development Projects

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Accounting for International Development (AfID)
Location
London (Greater)
Salary
Highly competitive
Closing date
22 May 2024
Reference
#CI1005

Job Details

World leader in International Assurance for globally operating donor institutions seeks experienced audit manager for new and challenging role with primary responsibility to support the Quality & Risk function in the provision of risk management, helping client teams to understand and adhere to the firm’s policies and procedures in carrying out their roles to provide quality audit and assurance services to the donor sector.

You’ll be someone who is both comfortable working proactively and managing your own tasks, as well as confident collaborating with others and communicating regularly with senior managers, directors, and business partners to help businesses effectively. You’ll be encouraged to identify and draw attention to opportunities for enhancing delivery and providing additional services to stakeholder organisations. This team within the Advisory group work closely with global institutions such as UN agencies, the European Commission, Foundations and other Development Agencies, particularly those involved in international development. This team of sector experts provide assurance services, including financial and systems audits, certifications, internal control assessments, technical assistance, and consultancy services to international institutions.

You’ll support the Quality & Risk function ensure operational effectiveness embedding and monitoring of Quality & Risk principles and procedures within contract teams across the department. You’ll work closely with Partners and leadership on quality reviews of client assignments, analysing root causes of quality weaknesses and support continuous improvement. You’ll help to review policies and procedures to make sure they are compliant and fit for purpose.

Experience

  • Experience in the audit / assurance sector
  • A professional accountancy qualification (ACA/ACCA/DEC/CIMA or equivalent);
  • Knowledge of professional standards applicable to our work (e.g. ISQM 1, ISRS 4400, ISAs, ISAE 3000)
  • No formal risk management knowledge is required, although awareness, understanding or an interest in this area and the impact from the regulatory environment will be beneficial.
  • Ability to research, analyse, interpret, apply good judgement and communicate effectively to provide the support of the Quality & Risk processes of the firm
  • Ability to think innovatively and creatively to identify ways to improve quality
  • Professional level of communication – both verbal and written

Overview

This is a new role with primary responsibility to support IIDA’s Quality & Risk function in the provision of risk management, helping client teams to understand and adhere to the firm’s policies and procedures in carrying out their roles to provide quality audit and assurance services to the donor sector.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supporting the IIDA Quality & Risk function ensure operational effectiveness will involve:
  • Supporting the embedding and monitoring of Quality & Risk principles and procedures within contract teams across IIDA
  • Providing support in responding to IIDA risk management, quality and compliance queries from IIDA partners and staff
  • Supporting on quality reviews of client assignments, analysing root causes of quality weaknesses and support implementation of improvements
  • Participating in the review of IIDA’s policies and procedures and assisting in drafting policies and guidance
  • Coordinating and contributing to the risk communications for IIDA, including email updates, seminars, webinars and intranet pages
  • Participating in bi-monthly IIDA Technical Support Group meetings
  • Liaising with the wider Quality and Risk (‘Q&R’) community, the central Q&R team and the Advisory Stream Q&R Working Group
  • Assisting with ad hoc Q&R projects where required.

Qualifications and skills

Essential:

  • Experience in the audit / assurance sector
  • An appreciation of the challenges and complexity of the donor sector
  • Ability to research, analyse, interpret, apply good judgement and communicate effectively to provide the support of the Quality & Risk processes of the firm
  • Ability to think innovatively and creatively to identify ways to improve quality
  • Attention to detail
  • IT skills (good knowledge of MS Office and Internet)
  • Professional level of communication – both verbal and written
  • Good time management, organisation skills and the ability to prioritise
  • Proven track record of working in professional services
  • A professional accountancy qualification (ACA/ACCA/DEC/CIMA or equivalent);
  • Knowledge of professional standards applicable to our work (e.g. ISQM 1, ISRS 4400, ISAs, ISAE 3000)

Desirable:

  • No formal risk management knowledge is required, although awareness, understanding or an interest in this area and the impact from the regulatory environment will be beneficial.
  • Experience in the international development sector
  • Experience of interaction with internal and external quality management reviews

Company

AfID offers every type of accountant, from anywhere in the world the opportunity to use their skills to support a broad range of non-profit organisations globally. Volunteer assignments of between 2 weeks and 12 months, &/or longer permanent placements, form part of our ongoing strategy to build the financial management capacity of charities in over 50 countries. 

AfID have now arranged assignments for over 1000 accountants from 45 countries, providing over 250,000 hours of one to one support to more than 500 non-profit partners.

Company info
Location
London
GB

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