Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Internews Europe has grown its income over the last few years since it took on UK Company and Charity Status in 2011 and 2012 respectively and as of December 2019 recorded £12.8m m in turnover compared to £3.8m in 2015. With income growth, also comes the challenge of establishing and sustaining increased controls and regulatory oversight. The UK regulatory environment has also (over the years) required organisations working in the sector to become more stringent in the ability to demonstrate efficiency and value for money. The year 2017-2018 saw the emergence of new requirements around GDPR, Safeguarding, prevention of Terrorism etc. in addition to increased reporting by the non-governmental and other sectors, all requiring regular monitoring and oversight.
Internews Europe has experienced massive growth over the last few years which has also informed a need to grow its supporting systems and technology. To this end, management has taken steps to implementing the Business World (formerly known as Agresso), Enterprise Reporting Planning system from 2020.
These growing developments have informed IEU’s management of the exigent need to seek dedicated personnel to ensure the establishment and efficient running of financial and other (Human Resources, Administration and Grants oversight) controls that are fit for purpose, compliant with the general UK regulatory environment and aligned to the broader objectives of the global Internews. .
The Audit Manager will have responsibility for building the financial capacity of Internews Europe’s Country offices, through the efficient running of financial and other operational processes. The post holder will be required to review existing procedures and work processes making recommendations for change where necessary at both Head Quarter (HQ) and Country levels. The software migration to Business World over the next 18 months will demand dedicated time of the Audit Manager to ensure compliance, processes and procedures that work. Due to the nature of the role, there is ample room for flexibility regarding work location.
Key Responsibilities / Accountabilities
Skills and abilities needed to perform role
manage discussions to effectively build consensus and drive forward looking actions