Senior Internal Auditor

International Atomic Energy Agency

Vienna, Austria

Experience: 0 to 3 Years

Skill Required: HR and Admin

The Senior Internal Auditor is 1) an examiner, responsible for planning and conducting audit assignments of mid and high level of complexity; 2) a risk assessor, helping to bring a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes; and 3) an advisor, carrying out independent, objective assurance and consulting activities designed to add value and improve an organization's operations.

Functions / Key Results Expected:

Prepare and implement risk-based internal audit assignments which:

  • Assess risks that could threaten the achievement of the Agency objectives and to determine whether adequate and appropriate controls have been established to mitigate the identified risk;
  • Assess the degree of compliance with the Agency regulations, rules and policies;
  • Determine the effectiveness of governance, risk management and internal controls;
  • Determine whether the Agency's assets and resources are sufficiently protected from misuse, theft and losses;
  • Assess the management practices and to verify that the resources are used for the efficient and effective implementation of its programme and activities; and
  • Recommend appropriate remedial actions to address risks, ensure compliance and improve the efficient and effective management of Agency resources. These recommendations should focus on adoption of management best practices.
  • As delegated, supervise reviews carried out by other OIOS staff or external experts/consultants to ensure high quality and timely fieldwork and impactful recommendations.
  • Provide guidance and coaching to more junior team members of the Internal Audit function. When required, the Senior Internal Auditor acts as a quality assurer of the work conducted by other Internal Audit team members.
  • Monitor the implementation of Internal Audit recommendations, providing ongoing advice and guidance as appropriate to senior management in client divisions/offices.
  • Conduct any other tasks as required.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills:

  • An advanced university degree in accounting, public administration, finance or economics or other relevant fields. A first level degree with three additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of a Master’s degree. Professional auditing certification such as CIA, CGAP, or chartered/certified accountant (CPA, CA or equivalent) is required. Additional relevant professional certifications such as CISA, CRMA, CCSA or CFE would be an asset.
  • Minimum of seven years of internal auditing experience at the national and international levels in the private and/or public sector.
  • Prior experience in leading audit teams would be an advantage.
  • Excellent partnering skills and stakeholder management.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills, including interview and presentation techniques, with the ability to effectively convey complex ideas in an engaging manner with clarity, diplomacy and precision.
  • Excellent oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.