Internal Auditor

Pathfinder International, Central African Republic

Skill Required:, Finance and AccountsProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
27th November, 2016

Job Description

Pathfinder Overview

For more than 50 years, Pathfinder International has remained
committed to its mission—to ensure that people everywhere have the right
and opportunity to live a healthy reproductive life. In partnership
with host country governments and nongovernmental organizations,
Pathfinder provides women, men, and young people a range of essential
health services—from contraception and maternal care, to HIV prevention
and AIDS care and treatment. Through all of our work, we strive to
improve the rights and lives of the people we serve.

Position Purpose

Pathfinder International is looking for an objective internal auditor
to add value and improve our operations by bringing a systematic and
disciplined approach to the effectiveness of risk management, control,
and governance processes. The successful candidate should possess a
thorough knowledge of accounting procedures, sound judgement, knowledge,
skills and other competencies needed to perform his/her individual
responsibilities. He/She must have proficiency in applying internal
audit standards, procedures and techniques in performing engagements. This
position is part-time up to 20% time and will be performed in addition
to your current responsibilities, reporting directly to the Director of
Internal Audit.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Implement the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors approved risk based internal audit plan.
  2. Obtain, analyze and evaluate accounting documentation, previous
    reports, data, flowcharts, etc. utilizing available systems at PI such
    as Serenic, Award Vision and iShare while performing an engagement.
  3. Act as an objective source of independent advice to ensure validity, legality and goal achievement of PI.
  4. Identify loopholes, recommend risk prevention measures, necessary internal controls and cost efficiencies if realizable.
  5. Prepare well documented working papers to document the process of
    conducting the engagement and to support the engagement results.
  6. Utilize various audit procedures to reach conclusions with regard to internal controls and risk assessment.
  7. Ensure that the final report includes fundamental causes of identified observations as part of his/her root cause analysis.
  8. Continue professional development to enhance his/her knowledge, skills and other competencies.
  9. Ensure that all recommendations made during the internal audits and accepted by management have been implemented.
  10. Assist in evaluating risk impact on the organization and ensure that it is being addressed by management.
  11. Assess compliance of rules and regulations within the organization.
  12. Other tasks as assigned in conformity with the internal audit role.

Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or its equivalent;
  • CIA or CIA candidate is required; CPA is preferred;
  • Requires confidentiality of all matters given the sensitivity surrounding internal audit;
  • Ability to manipulate large amounts of data and to compile detailed reports
  • Proven knowledge of auditing standards and procedures, laws, rules and regulations
  • Minimum of three years audit experience in public, nonprofit, or federal accounting is essential for this role
  • Able to travel within the country and abroad
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility
  • Able to work with minimum supervision and under pressure
  • Excellent computer proficiency especially Excel and Visio

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous work experience with an INGO
  • Experience with/knowledge of US Government rules and regulations, e.g. USAID, CDC, etc


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