|Date Posted:||Feb 14, 2010|
|Closing Date:||Feb 24, 2010|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Salary Range:||As per NTA salary scale policyUSD|
|Years of Experience:||5 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
Under the direction of Director Internal Project Audit, the Assistant Auditor is responsible for the timely execution of risk-based internal audits in accordance with the annual audit plan, as well as assisting with other audit matters and projects. The internal auditor plays a key role in the project's overall internal audit function to provide permanent quality assurance of internal control systems by operating as an independent structure within the organization. This functionâ€™s primary objective is to guarantee compliance with ARD and USAID financial management standards and procurement rules and regulations within the Afghanistan working environment.
Duties & Responsibilities:
â€¢Plan, organize and carry out the annual internal audit plan, including the design of individual audit plans for specific target areas;
â€¢Conduct reviews and tasks requested by the audit committee and management provided that such reviews and tasks do not compromise the independence or objectivity of the internal audit function;
â€¢Verify compliance with policies and procedures for the safeguarding of assets;
â€¢Apply appropriate audit procedures to the areas reviewed to ensure that key controls are tested and all significant risks are addressed;
â€¢Identify and evaluate areas for potential improvement in processes and controls while ensuring that all work adds value to the project;
â€¢Prepare audit working papers;
â€¢Develop and discuss findings, agreed on recommendations, and timelines for corrective action with responsible area of operations audited;
â€¢Draft audit reports for review and formulates appropriate conclusions regarding the adequacy of internal controls and procedures based on the work performed and knowledge of other operations in the project;
â€¢Interact with all levels of management and project employees; conveys audit findings persuasively and confidently in meetings with local staff;
â€¢Monitor the implementation status of agreed audit and compliance recommendations;
â€¢Contribute to the efficient and effective use of USAID resources by assisting management in educating staff on issues of ethics, code of conduct, and use of the Tetra Tech/ARD Whistle Blower Hotline when appropriate.
Education: Bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration or finance
Experience: 5 years financial and operational internal auditing
Language: Advanced professional proficiency in written and spoken English with the ability to use the language fluently and accurately on all levels; functional native proficiency to read and understand extremely difficult or abstract prose and narrative documentation
Certification: Certified Internal Auditor is desirable
Knowledge: U.S. Government federal cost regulations, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars, USAID regulations;
US GAAP - Generally Accepted Accounting Practices and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards;
Familiarity with risk assessment is desirable but not required;
Proficiency in the use of standard MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).
Travel: Willingness to travel to zones of project implementation at provincial locations throughout Afghanistan.
Communication: Ability to express clearly ideas and issues verbally and in writing with little to no requirement for written document language editing.
Listen to others, interpreting correctly messages and responding appropriately; pose questions for clarification, and exhibit interest in having two-way communication.
Other Skills:Identification, organization, and execution of priority activities and assignments with minimal direct supervision, adjusting priorities as required.
Allocation of appropriate amount of time and resources for the completion of assigned tasks.
Ability to work collaborative with colleagues at all levels to achieve project goals.
Cultural sensitive to local and international work environment.