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Job Description: 1) To provide business stakeholders and committees with:
a) A point of contact in the country with respect to Group Internal Audit (GIA);
b) GIA’s view on significant risks within the business(es) and an assessment as to whether these risks are being adequately managed and escalated if appropriate;
2) To assist the Senior Audit Manager/Head of Audit in:
a) Preparing Audit Planning Schedule (APS)/Risk Assessment and detailed audit plans;
b) An assessment on the appropriateness of the audit plans
c) An anticipatory approach to risk assessment to GIA by highlighting issues through effective stakeholder engagement in order to improve audit planning;
3) To carry out reviews and establish an effective Country Audit function that:
a) Provide independent assurance to relevant stakeholders on the state of the Country control environment and control discipline by Audits, Control Review, Continuous Monitoring and Special Review ;
b) Assist in carrying out GRB/Country Audits in other countries as required by the Country/ Area/ Regional Head of Audit from time to time.
Key Roles & Responsibilities
* Ensure early identification and escalation of risks, issues, trends and developments to relevant stakeholders. Be prepared to raise issues/concerns outside the normal audit process;
* Adopt an anticipatory approach to risk assessment through stakeholder communication and monitoring of external environment to improve audit planning;
* Delivery of the agreed audit plan for the country / region as assigned; understanding the key audit issues arising and escalating any significant audit findings that remain unresolved;
* Review country MIS regularly; Avoid surprises.
* Help to develop an annual audit plan to meet the Group & Audit Committee’s expectations.
* Audit activity – Audit, Control Review, Continuous Monitoring and Special Review
* Carry out audits, to ensure adherence to policies and procedures and to ensure that business goals are met and that professional standards are maintained at all times.
* Execute audit to provide independent, objective assurance to the Audit Committee.
* Ensure GIA methodology is adhered.
* Ensure audit conducted using GRC software is in accordance with the Audit Methodology.
* Ensure Country Audit activity is sufficient to meet the requirements/expectations of local Regulators
Issue Resolution and follow up
* Ensure issues raised are appropriately resolved in a timely manner
* Ensure appropriate follow up of issues and escalations where appropriate.
Reporting, Communication & Engagement
* Ensure final reports are delivered for review to Country Head of Audit with all recommendations agreed and accepted by the audited individual/group.
* Conduct / attend regular stakeholder meetings when required.
Improving the Practice of Audits/Championing Risk Management
* Build relationships with leaders across the country to understand issues and identify areas for improvement for the organisation as a whole.
* Share best practice to improve the control environment; make recommendations to Country Head of Audit
Qualifications & Skills
* Institute of Internal Auditors or equivalent finance qualification (ACCA, CPA, ACA etc.) with Internal Audit experience preferred, but part completion will be accepted.
* Some (2+ years) experience in Internal Audit roles, preferably in a bank will be an advantage.
* Team player able to work effectively with diverse client groups
* Good communicator with an ability to gain the respect from peers, management and business stakeholders;
* Is confident and courageous to raise concerns and issues with Senior Audit Manager/Head of Internal Audit.
* Is self directed and able to work with minimum supervision; escalating issues in appropriately and in a timely manner;
* Ability to evaluate information analytically.
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