Audit Officer

BRAC Sierra Leone

Accounting

Freetown, Sierra Leone

Job Type

Contract

Closing date:

2 March 2022

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About

BRAC Sierra Leone

Overview:

The Audit Officer will support BRAC Sierra Leone Internal Audit team with assignments that involves identifying audit risks affecting BRAC Sierra Leone, scoping audit work to ensure it focuses on what matters, developing audit plan and methodologies, gathering and assessing evidence (quantitative and qualitative), forming judgments and conclusions, and writing clear, evidence-based reports for BRAC that include recommendations for improvement.

As an Audit Officer in BRAC, you will help deliver high-quality risk, process, compliance, performance and best value audit work and help develop our work programme through research and data collection, and analysing, summarising and presenting information. You will contribute to planning, developing and delivering our audits to a high quality and ethical standard. You’ll build relationships and liaise with auditees, partners’ and stakeholders, providing assurance which helps support improvement and focus on what’s important.

Requirements

Skills Required:

  • Ability to perform audits individually or as a member of audit team.
  • Minimum 3 years working experience in development organizations (NGOs), financial institutions or investment in audit or compliance.
  • Assess risk identified in audit areas.
  • Ability to document audit finding and recommendations.
  • Follow up action plans.
  • Ability to meet established time budget.
  • Raise control weakness timely to reporting manager.
  • Equipped with Internal Audit Standards, principles and ethics as applicable to the organization.

Person Specifications:

  • Work effectively, professionally and tactfully with BRAC’s diverse workforce.
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing to a diverse audience.
  • Plan, organize and prioritize work.
  • Remain flexible in order to adapt to changes in work environment.
  • Excellent time-management, problem-prevention and problem-solving skills.
  • Study and apply new information and take initiatives.
  • Work accurately with close attention to detail.
  • Basic computer skills, including e-mail, word processing and spreadsheets.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to facilitate interaction with the workforce.
  • Willingness and ability to travel within the country and spend time in the field.

Educational Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or related fields with advanced training. A Master’s degree and/or relevant professional training is an added advantage.

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years working experience in development organizations (NGOs), financial institutions or investment in audit or compliance.

Employment type: Contractual

Salary: Negotiable

Job Location: Sierra Leone

If you feel you are the right match for the above mentioned position, please follow the application instructions accordingly:

Candidates need to send a letter of interest indicating the title of position applied for, updated CV mentioning educational grades, years of experience, current and expected salary through email to   recruitment.sierraleone@brac.net, OR by hand to our head office 174 Wilkinson Road, opposite Freetown Supermarket.

Only complete applications will be accepted and short listed candidates will be contacted.

Application deadline: 7th March 2022

BRAC is an equal opportunities employer

About the Role

Key Responsibilities:

  • Liaising with the Audit Team in conducting audit assignments according to monthly audit plan.
  • Performing audit procedures on relevant areas in accordance with the assignment objectives and in conformity with the Internal Audit Manual in all phases.
  • Review of internal control systems to monitor and to identify loopholes.
  • Identification of risky areas and reporting to supervisor.
  • Physical verification of fixed assets.
  • Carryout special/investigation audit.
  • Maintaining close coordination with the relevant personnel for the information needed for Internal Audit purposes and carry out necessary discussion considering specific audit objectives.
  • Writing the audit report for the observations/findings highlighted along with the recommendations and timelines for corrective actions get the same reviewed by Senior Audit Officer.
  • Assist the Senior Audit Officer in maintaining sufficient and appropriate audit evidence and keeping the same in an orderly and efficient manner in audit working paper file (Hard copies/ soft form, considering the nature of the same).
  • Assist the Senior Audit Officer in final meeting at the completion of field work and presenting audit evidence/ information, where needed, during the discussion.
  • To carryout annual inventory count in country office, area offices, regional offices, and branch offices.
  • To participate in the department and monthly meeting to discuss on the issues relating to the department.
  • To attend and participate actively in the training organized by the Internal Audit Department.
  • Other tasks as assigned by the BRAC Head of Internal Audit of the Internal Audit Department or the Senior Audit Officer.