Chief Internal Auditor

Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 476
Date Posted:Oct 10, 2021
Closing Date:Nov 10, 2021
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Accounting/Finance
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:7 - 10 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension:Yes
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:6 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About Afghan United Bank:


Afghan United Bank is a full-fledged privately-owned commercial bank incorporated on October 4, 2007. The bank obtained its banking license under the banking laws of Afghanistan from the Central Bank of Afghanistan (Da Afghanistan Bank) and received an incorporation license from Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA). The Bank is currently operating through 27 branches in Kabul, Nangarhar, Kandahar, Balkh, Herat, Kunduz, Parwan, Helmand, Nimroz, Khost, and other big cities of the country. The bank is offering financial products and services in both Conventional and Islamic Banking across these branches.

Job Summary:

The Chief Internal Auditor will develop and execute financial and operational risk

based audits and lead special projects and investigations in accordance with an

internal audit plan. Responsible for audit planning, developing internal audit scope

and objectives, managing Audit staff, performing internal audit procedures, and

preparing internal audit reports that reflect the results of the work performed. Work

will include bank-wide coverage focusing on the efficiency and effectiveness of the

bank’s financial system, operational procedures/processes, internal control and

compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

This position will report administratively to the Chief Executive Officer and

functionally to the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the bank.

Duties & Responsibilities:

1 . Responsible for the smooth and effective day-to-day administration of the

Internal Audit Department.

2. Develop and supervise comprehensive program of audit assignments covering:

- internal controls,

- risk management process,

- regulatory compliance,

- evaluating the quality of corporate and credit portfolios,

- credit management process,

- treasury and investment portfolios,

- administration and financial systems,

- human resources,

- IT, CBS and e-banking services,

- ant other related business of the bank,

3. Promote internal audit as a value add to the organization and deliver audit

services that consistently improve the control environment and achieve

operational excellence.

4. Take care of accurate, professional and transparent audit investigations and audit

reports and communicate those to the Board of Management and Audit

Committee of the bank.

5. Work in consultation with the Management of the bank to design and implement

cost-effective policies and procedures to ensure that internal controls are

effective for reliable financial reporting, safeguard the organization's assets,

provide for efficient processes and procedures, and achieve regulatory


6. Liaises and maintain professional relationship with external auditors, Central Bank

Auditors and other parties for coordinating and discussing audit related issues

and resolve audit observations.

7. Establishes a comprehensive audit plan covering all the activities of the bank,

prioritizing the audit assignments based on a risk assessment, and establishing of

goals, work schedules, staffing and follow-up activities to carry out the

responsibilities of the bank audit, in an effective and efficient manner.

8. Conducts fraud investigations and coordinates with the Management, the Legal

Advisor and other concerned authorities as appropriate.

9. Maintains a working environment through knowledge sharing, mentoring and

coaching that fosters professional growth and advancement, teamwork, initiative

and creativity.

10. Deals with matters of a highly confidential nature using sound judgment and

discretion, consulting with the Management and other concerned authorities as


11. Survey functions and activities in assigned areas to determine the nature of

operations, and adequacy of the system of control to achieve established


12. Investigate and determine causes of irregularities and errors and recommend

corrective actions and suggestion for improvement.

13. Performing special project reviews as requested, which may be in addition to the

approved audit plan. Other job-related tasks as assigned by the management.

14. Ensure that the risk assessment is done at least annually.

15. Establish risk-based audit plans to set out the priorities of the internal audit

function, consistent with the organizational objectives.

16. Present an annual internal audit plan by reference to the risk management

framework to the Audit Committee for their approval.

17. Proactively inform senior management of significant risks or exposures related to

internal controls, compliance, and/or governance requiring prompt attention.

18. Assist Risk Management with the development of the Bank’s Own Risk Solvency

Assessment report to the regulators.

19. Any other job-related duties as assigned by the concerned authorities.

Job Requirement:

  1. Bachelor's degree, preferably in Finance, Accounting or Business Management field , CIA Certification.
  2. 7-10 years related experience in internal audit field or public accounting where 3+ years on managerial level.
  3. Professional certification such as CIA/CBA/CPA/CISA/CFE or ACCA is desired.
  4. In depth knowledge of banking technical accounting, operation, internal control,
  5. IT infrastructure, risk management and accounting process issues.
  6. Strong analytical and advisory skills
  7. Thorough knowledge of Afghan banking law and regulations.
  8. Extensive knowledge of financial institution policies and procedures.
  9. Experience in the design and execution of an audit plan that efficiently and
  10. effectively covers bank risks.
  11. Good communication skills in English language and computer literacy. Proficiency
  12. in Afghan local languages will be an advantage.
  13. Proper judgment skills in resolving issues.
  14. Professional and disciplined leader.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Submission Guideline:


Interested Candidates can send their resumes with their recent photos to:

Kindly mention the title of the position in the subject line of your e-mail

Only the Short-listed candidates will be invited for the interview.