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International Grant Audit Manager (German speaking)

Accounting for International Development (AfID)
London, UK
Highly competitive
Closing date
29 Jun 2024

Job Details

Leading international development grant assurance specialists seek experienced German speaking audit professional for exciting management opportunities. 


  • Travelling internationally to a wide range of locations, on a regular basis, conducting audits or special assignments; working with, and supporting NGOs, public sector organisations & institutional donors such as the United Nations.
  • Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of public sector audit issues and techniques and provide guidance to other team members based on previous experience;
  • Demonstrate a detailed understanding of public sector structures and the legal and contractual frameworks in which the assignments are performed and provide guidance to other team members based on previous experience;
  • Demonstrate a detailed understanding of International Standards on Auditing (ISAs) and provide guidance to other team members based on previous experience;
  • Be involved in the assignment process from planning to finalisation;
  • Prepare a tailored plan for large or complex assignments based on an understanding of the terms of reference;
  • Lead assignment fieldwork teams including locally based staff for large or complex assignments;
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify the findings on an assignment and write them up in a detailed, precise and clear way in the assignment report;
  • Lead opening meetings and present the audit findings at closing meetings;
  • Conduct assignments in a sceptical but constructive manner;
  • Draft a report for each assignment on a timely basis;
  • Be responsible for completing the audit programme and audit file;
  • Be aware of assignment deadlines and work with the team to ensure deadlines are met;
  • Monitor the time spent on assignments against budget and discuss with the Manager if budget overruns are anticipated;
  • Prepare proposals for specific assignments within a framework contract
  • Contribute to drafting tenders;
  • Identify potential opportunities for obtaining new work. Take action to follow up such opportunities with a manager/partner;
  • Develop internal contacts and demonstrate an awareness of the services offered by other departments in the firm;

Internal development 

  • Provide on the job training and guidance to more junior team members throughout the assignment process;
  • Contribute to office-based training sessions including development of training material;
  • Conduct induction training for new staff members;
  • Do job appraisals for more junior team members;
  • Check that the staff planner is kept up to date for each assignment;

Please note, if you are not a fluent German speaker similar opportunities may be available - so please apply. 

For more details on the role and organisation please apply. 


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.

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