Title: Senior Global Auditor
Location: Kinshasa, DRC
PATH is a global nonprofit dedicated to achieving health equity. With more than 40 years of experience forging multisector partnerships and with expertise in science, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales up innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing Heath challenges.
The purpose of PATH’s internal audit function is to assist management and the board in accomplishing its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate the effectiveness of risk management, internal controls, and governance processes. The internal audit function is headed by the Internal Audit Lead with 3 team members sitting in Kenya and India.
PATH seeks to recruit a Senior Global Auditor, to work with the global Internal Audit Group in all efforts to monitor compliance with organizational policies and donor regulations across PATH.
Specific duties and responsibilities include the following:
- Perform audits from planning through to report issuance.
- Draft audit findings that clearly describe the conditions, criteria, cause and effect and recommendations to correct identified deficiencies.
- Design audit programs and plans and ensure their implementation.
- Support compliance reviews with respect to donor rules and regulations, both internal and with project partners. Review compliance with applicable local laws in an effort to safeguard assets of PATH. Review application of PATH policies and procedures across field operations.
- Review the effectiveness and efficiency of operations. Review application of and adherence to PATH policies and procedures across field operations.
- Track implementation and resolution of audit recommendations, in collaboration within country leadership.
- Assist the Internal Audit Lead in continuously improving the audit process through new tools and techniques.
- Work with the team to develop the annual audit plan and ensuring its implementation.
- Evaluate existing areas of risks and controls within PATH, assess them in order of priority, and suggest ways of mitigation.
- Maintain an expert knowledge of PATH’s internal policies and procedures as well as stay abreast of donor rules and regulations. Maintain a working knowledge of local regulatory requirements and regional industry standards and norms.
- Reviewing and advising on compliance levels through regular appraisal of the actual operations versus the policies and procedures so as to maintain reasonable and applicable levels of compliance.
- Undertake investigations of allegations of fraud, waste, or abuse in PATH projects and operations as requested by the Internal Audit Lead.
- Stay abreast of emerging audit practices, industry trends, and regulatory changes. Identify opportunities to enhance audit methodologies, data analytics techniques, and the utilization of IT in the control environment.
Required Skills and Experience:
- Hold an undergraduate degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or equivalent field of study.
- Minimum five (5) years of relevant experience in an organization of similar size or larger. Significant experience working in or auditing in a large international NGO environment is preferred.
- Hold a professional qualification in CPA, CIA or CISA.
- Professional certifications such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) or other relevant professional certifications are strongly preferred.
- Possess excellent written and spoken English &French.
- Strong comprehension and working knowledge of GAAP, non-profit accounting, and internal controls.
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and other standard computer-based tools. Experience with
- Business World (Unit4) software a plus. Experience with Tableau, Visio or other flowcharting software is preferable.
- Proficient with respect to trends in Internal Auditing
- Experience in accounting and administration for donor-sponsored projects. This would include financial management and accounting in a fund accounting environment, donor budgets, financial donor reporting, sub-agreements monitoring and basic financial analysis.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team; must be able to work with a minimum of supervision in the conceptualization, planning, management and implementation of activities.
- Ability to oversee and develop junior auditors and the audits they are performing.
- Experience with a diverse set of donors including US Government agencies, private foundations, multilateral agencies, foreign ministries of health, etc.
- Strong working understanding of US government contracts, cooperative agreements, and subawards from federal agencies such as USAID. General knowledge of US Government contracting regulations and policies, including experience in federal compliance rules, regulations and standards associated with federal funds. (This would include knowledge of A-110, A-122, A-133 and 22CFR226 regulations.)
PS: The chosen candidate can be based in any country within the Central and West African offices of PATH.
PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.
PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment.
PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, caste, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
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