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Internal Audit Director

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About AFTEL

Afghan Telecom Corporation incorporated in September 2005 to provide unified telecommunication services throughout Afghanistan under the stewardship of Ministry of Communications & Information Technology. Current service structure includes wireless, 4G/LTE, fiber optics, copper and satellite operations.

Afghan Telecom Corporation is the leading national provider of telecommunication services in Afghanistan. Afghan Telecom adopted a challenging program aiming to transform its business from government system to the recognized commercial business standards. The company has developed clear strategies focusing on internal re-organization, re-skilling and development of its staff, enhancement of its internal processes and studying its customers' needs and requirements while continuing carrying out its national and social duties and responsibilities. The company is working continuously to fulfill and satisfy the market requirements, Afghan Telecom Corporation is constantly adopting different Strategies that aim to support and re-enforce its competitive position. Based on its strategy, Afghan Telecom strives to enhance customer- oriented culture in all its business aspects. This culture has been reflected in the organizational design of the company that comprises the best expertise in the Management level. Afghan Telecom calls for applications per its procurement director’s post.

Job Summary

Internal Audit responsibilities should cover all operational and management controls and should not be restricted to the audit of systems and controls necessary to form an opinion on the financial statements. This does not imply that all systems will be subject to review, but that all will be included in the audit risk assessment and hence considered for review following the assessment of risk. Internal Audit should confirm that procedures are followed and systems are operating effectively and meeting its objectives. It follows that if Internal Audit is to give an opinion on the whole system then that will include academic operations. The Internal Audit department will consider the adequacy of controls necessary to secure propriety, economy, efficiency and effectiveness in all areas. It will seek to confirm that management have taken the necessary steps to achieve these objectives and manage the associated risks.

Job Details

Date Posted: 11 Jun 2018 Reference: 012
Closing Date: 25 Jun 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Account/Finance Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Permanent Years of Experience: 5 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

The head of the Internal Audit department (Audit Director) is required to give an annual opinion to the CEO of Afghan Telecom, on the adequacy and effectiveness of the arrangements for risk management, control and governance and for economy, efficiency and effectiveness (value for money). To provide the required assurance, the Internal Audit department will undertake a program of work, based on a strategy.
The program will evaluate the arrangements in place:
• to identify, assess and manage risks to the achievement of Afghan Telecom objectives
• to assess compliance with policies, laws and regulations
• Reviewing systems / operations and appraising the adequacy of controls including their ability to detect and prevent fraud
• Recommending improvements to systems and procedures
• The Manager, Internal Audit will be responsible for providing relevant, reliable and sufficient audit evidence of the adequacy and effectiveness of operational and other control arrangements which will allow management to evaluate the findings and confirm the level of assurance which emerges.
• to ascertain the integrity and reliability of financial and other information provided to management and stakeholders, including that used in decision making
• to ascertain that systems of control are laid down and operate to promote the economic, efficient and effective use of resources and to safeguard assets
• Verify the consistency and alignment of procurement practices with the policies of the organization
• Performs walkthrough and testing procedures to assess both the design and operating effectiveness of system and process controls carried out by the business. Where control deficiencies/weaknesses are identified, develops remediation/improvement actions to address them
• Creates written presentations for use during and upon the completion of audits within the established deadline.
• Contributes to the draft audit report for review by CEO
• Supports the evaluation of the adequacy and timeliness of management’s response and the corrective action taken on audit recommendations.
• Recommends revisions to audit procedures to enhance efficiencies, considering how to effectively use technology and data analysis techniques to improve audit coverage and insights to management.
• Takes responsibility of being a Team Leader and manage small teams for specific assignments.
• Maintains continual personal development to ensure understanding of the business strategy, market conditions and changes to the internal audit profession.
• Performs other duties as required.
• Conducting ad hoc and confidential investigations as directed by the Chief Executive Officer
• Give comments and observations on the accounting records, systems and controls that were examined during the course of the audit
• Identify specific deficiencies or areas of weakness in systems and controls, and make recommendations for their improvement
• Report on the degree of compliance of each of the financial covenants in the financing agreement and give comments, if any, on internal and external matters affecting such compliance

Standards and approach

The Internal Audit director work will be performed with due professional care, in accordance with appropriate professional auditing practice and comply with Afghan Telecom Code of Practice. In achieving its objectives the Internal Audit director will develop and implement an audit strategy that assesses the Afghan telecom arrangements for risk management, control and governance and for achieving value for money. The head of Internal Audit will implement measures to monitor the effectiveness of the service and compliance with standards.

Independence

The Internal Audit director has no executive role, nor does it have any responsibility for the development, implementation or operation of systems. However, it may provide independent and objective advice on risk management, control and governance, value for money and related matters, subject to resource constraints. Where there are differences of opinion between Internal Audit and management, the CEO of Afghan Telecom should ultimately determine whether or not to accept audit recommendations, recognize and accept the risks of not taking action, and instruct management to implement recommendations.

Access

The Internal Audit service has rights of access to all Afghan telecom facilities, records, information and assets which it considers necessary to fulfil its responsibilities. Rights of access to other bodies funded by Afghan Telecom should be set out in the conditions of funding provided by Afghan Telecom and mentioned in all types of documents such as MoUs, protocols and contracts. The head of Internal Audit has a right of direct access to the CEO of Afghan Telecom.

Reporting

The head of the Internal Audit Director must submit an annual report to CEO of Afghan Telecom. The report must relate to the Afghan Telecom financial year and include any significant issues up to the date of preparing the report which affect the opinion.

Skills

• Ability to evaluate financial and/or operational business processes and technology, identify risks and evaluate controls.
• Experienced in using computer
• Investigative and analytical skills.
• Knowledge of auditing processes/procedures.
• Ability to balance detail with departmental goals/objectives.
• Ability to coordinate and perform multiple tasks/projects simultaneously, balancing priorities and deliverables.
• Good interpersonal skills demonstrating the ability to mentor others and share and impart knowledge.
• Advanced oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to liaise with individuals at all levels across a wide variety of operational, functional, and technical disciplines.
• Organizational and time management skills.
• Ability to work independently and within a team environment.
• Ability to travel approximately 50% of work time.

Qualifications

Required
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business or equivalent combination of related work experience and education
• Master degree in relevant subjects will be counted as plus
• 3-5 years of experience in internal/external audit or advisory or broader finance risk management experience
• Working knowledge processes and configuration
• Fluent in English /Pashto/ Dari, ( oral and written)
Preferred:
• Data analytics experience specific to Telecommunications or general
• Experience of auditing or advising in the Telecom sectors

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul
AF AF 12

Education:

Bachelors Degree, Account/Finance

Submission Guideline

Interested candidates are requested to forward their applications explaining their interest (cover letter) and detailed CV . Kindly mention the vacancy number (012) - Internal Audit Director in the subject line of your email.
Tel: 0202103898

Submission Email

hr@afghantelecom.af, zabihullah@salaam.af

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