Internal Audit Assistant

Recruiter
The Vehicle Management Corporation of Trinidad & Tobago
Location
Port of Spain (TT)
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
29 Sep 2023
Closes
29 Oct 2023
Ref
170710
Job role
Audit, Internal audit
Job Summary:
The Internal Audit Assistant is required to provide direct support to the Internal Auditor in undertaking audit reviews of systems and methods of internal controls, risk assessment and compliance with policies, regulations and applicable laws.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
The Internal Audit Assistant will work under the supervision of the Internal Auditor to review the systems of internal controls and procedures that will ensure the mitigation, reduction of major risks to the Corporation. The incumbent will be responsible for performing the following audit and administrative duties and responsibilities commensurate with the assigned functional areas including any combination of the following tasks:-
1. Provide support in conducting Internal Audits annual Enterprise Risk Assessment and the development of the Annual Audit Plan
2. Carry out specified audit procedures aimed at examining, analyzing and assessing the adequacy and cost-effectiveness of internal controls
3. Prepares audit programs working papers, conduct audit and draft audit preliminary reports
4. Review and drafting of policies and procedures regarding the safeguarding of company assets
5. Ensures that all VMCOTT's policies, procedures, SOPs and all relevant laws and regulations inclusive of the OPR requirement, tasks and regulations are adhered to
6. Review operational procedures employed by the company to ensure proper internal controls and documentation to safeguard company assets
7. Conducts audits in accordance with the institutional Internal Audit Standards and IAS's checking for adherence , compliance to IFRS
8. Gather and document sufficient and adequate audit evidence
9. Draft audit findings and reports as appropriate
10. Monitoring the status of audit recommendations
11. Conduct all administrative duties of the audit department
12. Other duties as required
Standard of Performance
1. Operates within Policies and Procedures of the Corporation
2. Operates within the relevant Laws and Regulations - local and international
3. Operates within local and international audit & accounting standards
Key skills, abilities & knowledge:
Must possess a good working knowledge of: -
1. Audit Report writing techniques
2. Research techniques, sourcing and availability of information
3. Interviewing, researching and analytical skills
4. Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Must possess the skills & ability to: -
1. Pay attention to detail and accuracy whilst working with strict deadlines
2. Function in a high pace environment with a high level of professionalism whilst interacting with internal and external stakeholders
3. Function in a highly confidential environment
4. Good analytical and administrative skills
Behavioral Competencies:
1. Ethics - Displays high levels of ethical values; honesty, integrity, transparency and credibility in relationships and work situations, consistent with the vision, mission and core values and principles of the organization
2. Workload Management & Strategic Focus - Demonstrates the ability to manage work load by efficient and effective planning, prioritizing and organizing tasks in a timely manner whilst attaining a high level of performance by delivering results and understanding the internal business challenges and external competitive environment
3. Work Home life Balance - Demonstrates the ability to manage personal and work related synergies; focus is placed on zeal and energy displayed whilst in the pursuit of company objectives with high levels of endurance and fortitude
4. Communication - Demonstrates the ability to communicate in a logical, concise and intelligent manner at all levels within the organization that elicits feedback and encourages continuous dialogue and engagement
5. Leadership/Managerial Skills - Create an environment that motivates employees towards organizational and individual goals. Demonstrates the ability to inspire confidence in others, and encourage them to increase their performance
6. Initiative - Acts independent where necessary to ensure critical processes and procedures are accomplished with confidence and minimum supervision takes a visionary, creative and innovative approach which sees the bigger picture and not just the immediate task
7. People focused - Exercises a high degree of emotional intelligence whilst ensuring the ethos of the organization is maintained and its objectives are achieved
8. Customer oriented - Demonstrates a clear understanding of the business aspect of the organization and role played by the customer as the chief client in generating revenue as such recognizes the importance of maintaining a professional approach to customer service and ensuring all others display the highest degree of customer focused services
9. Governance & Compliance - Ensures compliance with laws, state and organizational policies and procedures in a transparent, ethical and accountable manner
Qualifications & Experience:
1. BSc/ASc. Degree Accounting/Finance from an accredited academic institution
2. CAT, AAT, or Level 1 ACCA Certification or equivalence CIA/CISA certification
And /or
1. Five GCE or CXC O' Level passes (inclusive of Mathematics, English & Accounting)
2. Proficiency in computer applications MOS Suit, including financial management and accounting systems
3. Knowledge of Sage/Peachtree/QuickBooks will be an asset
4. Effective Administration and communication skills
5. At least two (2) years' work experience performing audit related activities

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