INTERNAL AUDITOR (1 POSITION) MAP 4
Full Time
November 28, 2023
Blantyre, Malawi
December 15, 2023

Company: Malawi Against Physical Disabilities

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Overview

Malawi Against Physical Disabilities is a non-governmental organization which provides free medical rehabilitation services to persons with disabilities in Malawi through physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nursing, provision of assistive devices and many more. We run outreach programs through regional offices in Blantyre, Zomba, Lilongwe and Rumphi. We also run the Kachere Rehabilitation Centre situated in Blantyre, which is the only referral facility for persons with disabilities in the country. We also produce assistive devices in workshops placed in the regional offices.

With support from the Malawi Government, through the Ministry of Health, we are looking for suitable candidates to work in various professions to fill in vacant positions and help us achieve our goals and objectives in fulfilling our mandate. The positions are as follows:

 

INTERNAL AUDITOR (1 POSITION) MAP 4

The job

The Internal Auditor will be responsible for conducting risk-based internal audits in line with the Board approved annual internal audit plan or as requested by Management and the Board. The audits will be performed in a highly automated thus requiring a strong IT audit background.

 

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSBILITIES

Reporting to the Chief Finance Officer, the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

  • Obtain an in-depth understanding of the company`s business processes.
  • Develop the appropriate internal audit plan to fit the organization’s business processes
  • Working with the Supervisor, perform periodic risk assessments that inform the annual risk-based Internal Audit Plan.
  • Participate in the formulation, implementation and monitoring of the Annual Internal Audit Plan.
  • Develop appropriate audit tests aimed at addressing identified risks and achieving the desired audit objectives.
  • Plan and execute internal audits in accordance with the IIA International Standards and the Audit, Risk & Compliance function`s audit methodology.
  • Conduct ad-hoc / special investigations and reviews as requested by Management / Board.
  • Discuss audit findings and recommendations with departmental /unit heads; identity and communicate control issues noted, offering practical solutions relevant to business and related risks.
  • Prepare and submit timely, quality audit reports; ensure that all work is delivered, as well as supporting working papers for the audit findings, conclusions and recommendations.
  • Continuously monitor that audit recommendations have been implemented by Management by way of follow-up audits and report on any gaps observed in the quarterly reports.
  • Evaluate the adequacy of risk management practices and internal control systems and make recommendations on improvements to ensure that such systems are up to date in safeguarding the company`s assets and proactively avert losses.
  • Develop new continuous improvement initiatives
  • Keep abreast with the company`s compliance requirements and other applicable laws and regulations.
  • Work with the Supervisor in reviewing ad verifying compliance with all the relevant regulatory requirements.

 

The key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

  • Obtain an in-depth understanding of the company`s business processes.
  • Develop the appropriate internal audit plan to fit the organization’s business processes
  • Working with the Supervisor, perform periodic risk assessments that inform the annual risk-based Internal Audit Plan.
  • Participate in the formulation, implementation and monitoring of the Annual Internal Audit Plan.
  • Develop appropriate audit tests aimed at addressing identified risks and achieving the desired audit objectives.
  • Plan and execute internal audits in accordance with the IIA International Standards and the Audit, Risk & Compliance function`s audit methodology.
  • Conduct ad-hoc / special investigations and reviews as requested by Management / Board.
  • Discuss audit findings and recommendations with departmental /unit heads; identity and communicate control issues noted, offering practical solutions relevant to business and related risks.
  • Prepare and submit timely, quality audit reports; ensure that all work is delivered, as well as supporting working papers for the audit findings, conclusions and recommendations.
  • Continuously monitor that audit recommendations have been implemented by Management by way of follow-up audits and report on any gaps observed in the quarterly reports.
  • Evaluate the adequacy of risk management practices and internal control systems and make recommendations on improvements to ensure that such systems are up to date in safeguarding the company`s assets and proactively avert losses.
  • Develop new continuous improvement initiatives
  • Keep abreast with the company`s compliance requirements and other applicable laws and regulations.
  • Work with the Supervisor in reviewing ad verifying compliance with all the relevant regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain effective relationships with Management and manage a variety of stakeholders and their expectations through regular communication.

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor`s degree in a business-related field from a recognized academic institution.
  • Professionally certified in the following: Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), or an equivalent professional qualification.
  • Membership to a relevant professional body will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of three (3) year`s relevant working experience. Background in a professional audit firm will be an added advantage

 

Technical Skills.

Professionalism

Demonstrate the authority, credibility, and ethical conduct from the following knowledge areas;

  • Mission of internal auditing.
  • Internal Audit charter.
  • Organizational independence
  • Individual objectivity.
  • Ethical behavior.
  • Due professional care.
  • Professional development.

 

Performance

Plan and perform internal audit engagements in conformance with the IIA International Standards demonstrating competence in the following knowledge areas:

  • organizational governance.
  • Risk management.
  • Internal control
  • Engagement planning 9Objectives and scope, Risk assessment, work program, Resources).
  • Engagement fieldwork (Information gathering, Sampling, Computer-assisted audit tools and techniques, Data analytics, Evidence, Process mapping, Analytical review, Documentation).
  • Engagement outcomes (Communication quality, Conclusions, Recommendations, Reporting, Residual risk and risk acceptance, Management action plan, Results monitoring).

 

HOW TO APPLY

All interested candidates should submit their applications either by dropping hard copies at our Head office in Blantyre, at Kachere Rehabilitation Center, along Chipatala avenue; or electronically through vacancy@mapmw.org;  or by post to The General Manager, MAP, P.O Box 256 Blantyre. Remember to include your relevant certificates and  updated CV with three traceable referees. Applications to reach Head Office by 15th of December 2023.