Senior Internal Auditor (on behalf of CGIAR Internal Audit Unit)

WorldFish, Penang, Malaysia

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
6th July, 2015

Job Description

Key Responsibilities

  • As part of audit assignments, evaluate risk, governance and internal control systems at centers’ headquarters, regional and country offices, and recommend improvements.
  • Conduct risk-based financial, operational and compliance audits either led by the senior internal auditor/associate director or independently.
  • Perform value for money audits in line with expectations of donor and other stakeholders.
  • Develop audit work plans for assigned audit engagements, and prepare draft and final audit reports.
  • Assess the reliability and propriety of accounting and financial information as part of assurance assignments as required.
  • Follow-up on and evaluate the implementation of audit recommendations made by internal and external auditors.
  • Coordinate with External Auditors and other assurance providers.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
  • Communicate with stakeholders around assurance assignments as required.

Skill Requirements

  • University degree in business administration, finance, accounting or information systems OR University degree and Qualified Chartered Accountant or CPA or equivalent.
  • CIA and/or CISA, CFE certifications are desirable.
  • At least five years of postgraduate professional experience in an internationally recognized professional accounting firm and/or in the internal audit departments in leading private sector company, international organization or NGO.
  • Experience with audit tools such as TeamMate, MK Insight, Audit Command Language (ACL) Audit Exchange and SharePoint is required.
  • Work experience in developing countries and/or knowledge of major NGO, USAID or DFID system policies, rules, regulations and procedures is considered a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skill.
  • Ability to identify key risks relevant to the organization and to suggest relevant risk mitigating measures.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Familiarity with fraud identification techniques.
  • Fluent or intermediate knowledge of another language (particularly Chinese) will be an advantage.

Our offer

  • This position will be based in Penang, Malaysia.
  • The initial employment contract will be for a three-year term, with possibility of renewal.
  • This position is open to Malaysian nationals (NRS).
  • Subject to applicant status, salary and benefits will be in compliance with WorldFish remuneration policies.
  • The successful candidate is required to undertake frequent travel to Field Operations, which are located in over 50 countries in the world, mainly in developing countries.
  • Travel requirements are on average 50% of the time. Each trip lasts on average two weeks.


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