Compliance and Audit Assistant

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Competitive salary
16 Sep 2020
17 Sep 2020
Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) invites applications for a Compliance and Audit Assistant to join our dedicated and talented MEDA team in our mission to create business solutions to poverty!

MEDA's work is built on a foundation of Mennonite business roots and faith-based values, within the global context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We believe business solutions are effective interventions to address poverty. Through a market-systems approach and strategic partnerships, MEDA enables access to finance and provides business and technical expertise to build transformative agri-food market systems that create decent jobs, allowing traditionally excluded groups to become active participants in a sustainable economy. MEDA welcomes all who share our values and want to join us in our mission. To find out more about MEDA, please visit our website at .

T he Compliance and Audit Assistant will provide support to the compliance & contracts and audit functions in the Finance & Legal division, reporting to the Contracts & Compliance Manager as well as providing support to Senior Manager of Internal Audit & Compliance.

  • Job Status: 8-month contract (full-time hours)
  • Start Date: October 2020
  • Location: Waterloo, Ontario


Compliance and Contracts Assistance (60%)
  • Ongoing administrative/organization of paper and electronic files and routine tasks including data entry, organization, scanning, copying and retrieval
  • Prepare various legal documents, forms, emails and materials for signature/distribution to internal/external stakeholders
  • Diarize key contract dates and deliverables
  • Communicate/collaborate with Global Program team and other key stakeholders on contract deliverables
  • Summarize and document key information for intake of new files/contracts

Audit Assistance (40%)
  • Review & validation of field project spending
  • Review & validation of receipts, contracts & deliverables
  • Cradle to grave payment tracing
  • Remote discussions with field staff
  • Preparation of draft audit findings in report format
  • Preparation of clerical audit committee materials
  • Support web-development for internal audit at MEDA

Any other duties and/or requirements as assigned


Education: Enrolled in or recent graduate from College or University program in the field of Accounting, Legal/Paralegal, Finance, International Development or Economic Development

Other Qualifications:
  • Appreciation and support of MEDA's mission , v ision and values
  • Understanding and appreciation of business principles, international development and MEDA's approach of creating business solutions to poverty
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Interest in pursuing an accounting designation (CIA, CPA or equivalent) or enrolled in a law program
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Able to maintain confidentiality
  • Sense of curiosity and willingness to challenge status quo
  • Interest in monitoring, evaluation, data analysis, audit, risk, and metrics
  • Strong Microsoft Office (Word & Excel) skills
  • Previous international travel experience in developing countries is an asset
  • Proficiency in a foreign language (specifically Spanish or Arabic) is an asset

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 25th, 2020 @ 4:00 pm EST.

MEDA is an equal opportunity employer and accommodations are available during all phases of the recruitment process. We ask that any applicants requiring accommodation make their needs known in advance.

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