world university service of canada

Assistant Internal Auditor Job 2023

December 6, 2023
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Job Description

The Assistant Internal Auditor will ensure the University resources are safeguarded and economically utilized by planning and completing financial, operations and compliance audits, identifying inadequate, inefficient, or ineffective internal controls and recommending improvements.

Duties and Responsibilities

He/she will assist to:

  • Conduct financial and operations audits by understanding University objectives, structure, policies, processes, internal controls, and external regulations; identifying risk areas; preparing audit scope and objectives; preparing audit programs.
  • Assess compliance with relevant regulations and legal requirements by reviewing the existing and new legislations; enforcing adherence to requirements and advising management on needed actions.
  • Assess risks and internal controls by identifying areas of non-compliance, evaluating manual and automated (ERP) financial processes, identifying process weaknesses and inefficiencies as well as operational issues.
  • Verify assets and liabilities by comparing and analyzing items and collateral to documentation.
  • Documenting sufficient, reliable, relevant, and useful information to support the engagement results and conclusions.
  • Communicate audit progress and findings by providing information to management highlighting unresolved issues
  • Improve governance by recommending improvement in management monitoring, assessment, and motivational practices, in the internal control structure, and in operating processes as well as identifying root causes.
  • Provide financial control information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.
  • Contribute to team results by welcoming new and different work requirements and exploring new opportunities to add value to the University.

Required qualifications and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting or its equivalent
  • CPA (K) / ACCA and a member of ICPAK in good standing.
  • Certified Internal auditor (CIA) Certification is an added advantage
  • Experience in System Audit with qualifications of certification in information Systems Audit or equivalent
  • At least 3 years audit experience preferably in institution of higher learning
  • Strong business acumen and an ability to identify audit issues.
  • Strong analytical skills, team player, ability to multi-task, flexibility and ability to work under pressure.
  • Working knowledge in an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) environment.
  • Training in risk and/or fraud management is highly preferable.