To develop the Internal Audit function of Human Appeal that will provide assurance at organisational and service level to all Human Appeal Managers in the UK and globally. Providing advice and assurance, the Internal Auditor will have a key role for ensuring Human Appeal’s policies, procedures and systems remain fit for purpose and risks mitigated and managed.
The Internal Auditor will monitor the effectiveness of Human Appeal’s risk management and internal control environment. This will involve helping to draw up internal strategy, audit plans and audit methodologies, as well as providing real-time assurance working with Human Appeal teams to assist them in assessing and mitigating risks.
The Internal Auditor is expected to conduct themselves in an accordance with the Institute of Internal Auditors Code of Ethics.
Include but not limited to;
- Developing and contributing to Human Appeal’s internal audit function with the view of promoting risk awareness culture.
- Advising on and promoting effective risk management in Human Appeal.
- Periodically reviewing Human Appeal’s approach for identifying and managing risks, supporting the teams to identify new concerns.
- Working with staff to promote a culture of risk awareness and support in assessing and mitigating risks and helping through the identification of best practice.
- Planning and undertaking internal audits.
- Developing an internal audit strategy and methodology.
- Determining internal audit scope and develop annual internal audit plans, based on organisational risks and strategies and an assessment of audit needs.
- Performing and controlling the full audit cycle (in the UK and Internationally) including risk management and control management over operations’ effectiveness, financial reliability and compliance with all applicable directives and regulations.
- Agreeing terms of reference, presenting the findings and following up on recommendations and agreed action plans.
- Obtaining, analysing and evaluating documentation, previous reports, data and other information.
- Preparing and presenting reports that reflect the audit’s results and document process.
- Acting as an objective source of independent advice to ensure validity, legality and goal achievement.
- Identifying loopholes and recommend risk aversion measures and cost savings.
- Maintaining open communication with management and the audit and finance committee.
- Conducting follow up audits to monitor management’s interventions.
- Preparing an annual report on the overall effectiveness of Human Appeal’s internal control environment in all its offices and arrangements for identification and management of risk.
- Benchmark and represent in the INGO Sector; representing Human Appeal at relevant sector meetings.
- Engaging in continuous knowledge development regarding the INGO sectors rules, regulations, best practices, tools techniques and performance standards.
- Staff Capacity Building; providing guidance, training and develop the understanding of staff in terms of assurance, risk mitigation, internal control environments and compliance.
- To attend and contribute positively to meetings, and training courses as agreed with the line manager
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, managers, directors and other stakeholders.
- Assist in supporting other departments as a finance business partner as required in order to facilitate the work of the charity
- Other duties as per the request of the Head of Finance in the interest of the organisation’s objectives.
Knowledge and Experience
- Proven working experience as an Internal Auditor.
- A good understanding of internal audit principles and methods, and risk management
- Proven experience of auditing standards and procedures, laws, rules and regulations.
- Evidence that technical auditing and accounting practical skills have been kept up to date.
- A proven track record of success in working in an organisation of complexity, to deliver high quality results to deadlines.
- Demonstrable experience of applying effective problem solving techniques
- Experience in ensuring adequate financial controls environments exist.
- Attention to detail and excellent analytical skills.
- Sound independent judgement.
- Ability to respond to timeframes and deadlines with pace.
- Willingness to learn and progress.
- Flexible and adaptable to change.
- You will be a well organised presentable individual who is competitive and committed to targets and deadlines.
- Effective communicator who is able to develop strong relationships with the programmes team, key people within HA and external stakeholders.
- 2 years’ experience in internal auditing
- Good oral and written reporting communication skills in English.
- Ability to work as part of a team and alone
- Ability to work under pressure, manage time, workload and prioritise work to deadlines
- Understanding of financial control environment in the charity sector
- Ability to focus on impact and deliver outstanding results in a team environment
- Flexible working approach
- Thorough attention to detail
- Professional auditing/accounting qualification
- CIAA qualified/part qualified (Institute of Internal Auditors)
Please apply before the closing date by sending your CV and covering letter via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: if you fail to hear back from us within 8 weeks please assume your application has been unsuccessful.