Senior Manager of Audit - Africa Region

Location
Nairobi, Kenya
Salary
250,001 - 300,000
Posted
08 May 2019
Closes
11 Jun 2019
Job role
Audit
The primary purpose of this position is to provide full, regional management through subordinate regional managers, senior auditors and junior professional staff.
  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 10 years


Job Description

Overview

This senior manager leads the regional audit department's efforts to ensure organizational accountability and integrity through audit of business controls, accuracy of financial records, and efficiency of Compassion operations. The primary purpose of this position is to provide full, regional management through subordinate regional managers, senior auditors and junior professional staff. This responsibility includes hiring, discipline, and termination, as well as, coaching, performance management, assigning, checking, and approving work to satisfy broad objectives and department strategies. The incumbent will ensure completion of department responsibilities, calling on available resources to achieve department objectives, working within approved budget.

In addition, the Senior Manager participates in annual risk assessment, internal audit plan development process and assists the Director in implementing audits identified in the annual internal audit plan. The Senior Manager of Audit is required to display a high level of integrity, analytical skills, and the ability to evaluate data to make informed decisions. This position also requires strong communication skills, project management skills, and the ability to work collaboratively across the Global Audit team, as well as, the ministry.

Essential Job Functions

Responsibilities
  • Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Compassion, and faithfully upholds Compassion's ministry in prayer.
  • Acts as an advocate for children - raising the awareness of the needs, neglect, nurture, and potential of children in poverty and challenging and enabling those within one's influence to greater involvement and effectiveness on behalf of children.
  • Provides leadership, planning and consultation to subordinates, executives, and peer management in the successful alignment of assigned department resources to ensure achievement of operational priorities and initiatives, integrating priorities within organizational strategies to ensure that department's purpose is fulfilled.
  • Contributes to or prepares and administers the annual budget and departmental expenses, ensuring accountability for on-time completion of deliverables based on department objectives, SLAs, and other Compassion standards, ensuring compliance with regulatory and board policies.
  • Selects, manages and develops assigned staff, establishing goals and objectives, coaching and managing performance, including discipline, motivation, and annual reviews; supports continuous learning and development that enhances individual performance and organizational capability.
  • Forges partnerships with senior ministry leaders, managers, and other audit and risk management professionals, collaborating across functions to plan and manage audits that review supporting documents for Compassion operations to ensure organizational accountability and integrity and maintain operational excellence.
  • Provides professional, insightful recommendations concerning key decisions on Compassion's standards, controls, programs, and processes. Manages the implementation of initiatives to improve consistency, scalability, quality and efficiency of audits; provides opinion and assurance on control framework issues, including: internal policies and procedures, industry standards and requirements, and regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure that subordinate managers and professionals conduct audits and investigations in a manner that builds partnership with Compassion and Partners and is successful in identifying root causes that can be corrected to ensure ongoing improvement and future successes.
  • May travel to Compassion project sites to participate in or lead the audit operational and financial systems, administration records, accountability procedures, staffing, planning, budgets, specific key result indicators, legal compliance and general management practices. Manages audits in a facilitative manner, emphasizing opportunities for training and development of ministry partner workers.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

Faith

The inherent nature of the job requires having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Culture

Accountable for supporting, upholding, and engaging in Compassion's core "Cultural Behaviors" in all internal and external communication and relationships.

Education

Bachelor's Degree

Accounting, Finance, Management Information Systems, Business Administration, or related discipline

Work Experience

10 to 15 years minimum

Professional and relevant work experience required to enable the individual to be able to successfully perform the job as listed.

Licenses and Certifications

Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) granted by The Institute of Internal Auditors, or similar credential.

Other

The senior manager will demonstrate an ability to develop positive and trusting cross-cultural relationships.

*** Equivalent education, training and/or certification may be substituted for experience and education shown above ***
Licenses and Certifications
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) granted by The Institute of Internal Auditors, or similar credential.

*** Equivalent education, training and/or certification may be substituted for experience and education shown above ***

Working Environment: Office - Standard Office Environment

Physical Demands: Sitting, standing, and/or walking for up to 8 hours per day

Travel Requirements: May be required to travel up to 40% of normal schedule

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