Chemonics

  • Abuja, FCT


  • Permanent

  • Full-time

Internal Audit Specialist

SAII Associates Ltd. is conducting an external recruit for two Internal Audit Specialists to support various internal compliance and audit preparedness initiatives. Under the supervision of the Deputy Country Director – Operations and Finance, the Internal Audit Specialist will examine financial vouchers for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with various internal rules and regulations. The Senior Audit Specialist will also collaborate with other departments across the organization to ensure all vouchers meet internal audit preparedness standards by rectifying vouchers found to be noncompliant with applicable rules and regulations

This position will be based in Abuja, Nigeria with regular travel to the Abuja-based SAII Associates office. The vast majority of the work will be performed in-person with occasional remote work, as determined by Deputy Country Director – Operations and Compliance. This is a contract assignment expected to last two months, with the possibility of an extension.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Examines physical and digital vouchers against applicable voucher assembly work instructions and guidelines
  • Assesses completeness of substantiating documents against contractual terms and conditions
  • Reviews budgets and cost allocations when relevant to ensure compliance with organizational cost methodology standards
  • Identifies physical and digital filing trends across all vouchers and makes filing process improvement recommendations, when relevant
  • Maintains a database of record-keeping recommendations and observations
  • Reviews and develops procedures to mitigate fraud
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of audit-related work experience required
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, business administration, or accounting required; Lead Audit certification from reputable certifying body required
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to effectively lead meetings and conduct presentations
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with others, identify root causes, and drive results

Deliverables:

  • Submits one (1) weekly report on observations to leadership in writing outlining a list of transactions reviewed and steps taken to ensure completeness of all files; identifies documents still in need of supporting documentation
  • Prepares memos for DCOP Operations and Compliance approval when documents are not complete and/or require additional clarifications in consultations with relevant departments
  • Compiles key, cross-cutting documents in one database for ease of access and review
  • Conducts weekly meetings with designated points of contact to flag missing or mis-filed documents and requests instructions on how to obtain such documentation
  • Prepares exit report detailing the overall status of all reviewed files, corrective actions taken, lessons learned, and recommendations

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