ITPC is a worldwide network of community activists united by our vision of a longer, healthier, more productive life for people living with HIV and/or AIDS (PLWHA). ITPC’s mission is to enable communities in need to access HIV treatment. ITPC was formed in 2003 at a historic meeting of 125 HIV treatment activists, mostly from the global south, that took place in Cape Town, South Africa. In 2005, ITPC registered as a company limited by guarantee.
It is was incorporated in Botswana under the Botswana Companies Act. Until 2018 the Botswana entity has being operating as the Global office. In 2016, ITPC-Global registered as a not for profit organisation incorporated under the Companies Act of South Africa.
Job Title: Internal Auditor
Employment Type: 12 months, with a possibility of Extension.
Start date: As soon as possible.
Remuneration: ITPC provides a competitive salary package based on candidate’s experience and skills.
The purpose of this position is to deliverables from the role assist ITPC Management in providing independent assurance to ITPC Finance Committee, Board of Directors, Donors and Implementing Partners that ITPCs risk management, governance and internal control processes are operating effectively to ensure reliability of financial reporting, efficiency, compliance with laws, regulations, policies and procedures, and the safeguard of assets. The role is to assist in the development of the annual audit plan, schedule and execute, audit engagements and other tasks per approved 12-month audit plan, perform audit work, and complete special projects as assigned.
- This role will lead the development, planning, implementation, preparation, compiling and / or maintenance of Internal Audit activities, such as the Annual Audit Risk Assessment, training initiatives, and management action plans.
- This role is accountable to assist ITPC in building, maintaining, and continuously improving Finance and Administration unit, providing an environment that fosters trust and teamwork motivating staff to bring their best to further the vision of the unit and the cooperative.
- The Internal Auditor will report functionally to the Board of Directors and administratively (i.e. day to day operations) to the Executive Director. It is important to note that this position will also have engagement with donors, ITPC partner organizations and working with the ITPC external auditors & donor auditors.
- Principal Accountabilities:
- Create an annual audit plan/framework for ITPC
- Performance internal audits of ITPC offices, partner organisations and grant recipients/sub-grantees
- Perform risk assessments.
- Obtain and evaluate internal accounting and operational documentation.
- Develop recommendations preventative and corrective actions and formulate cost saving actions.
- Prepare and present reports regarding findings.
- Conduct follow-up reviews to corrective actions were implemented.
- Act as an objective source of independent advice to ensure validity, legality and goal achievement.
- The Essential functions include (but are not limited to):
- Develop ITPC internal audit framework and come up with a 2020 internal audit plan
- Performance of internal audits of ITPC offices, Partner organisations (ITPC consortium members), to include preliminary survey, development of audit program, performance of field work, reporting, follow-up, and work-paper review. Relevant tasks include reviewing existing information, analysing data, interviewing/testing individuals involved, and documenting results, evaluating the adequacy of work-paper documentation, and reviewing audit report content. Evaluates the adequacy of internal controls and processes. Ensures compliance with applicable laws, donor/grant agreement rules ®ulations, ITPC policies and procedures.
- Plan, perform, and manage risk-based assessments and full internal audit cycle, evaluating controls and processes for scalability over operations effectiveness, efficiency, financial reliability, risk mitigation strategies and compliance with all applicable regulations, policies and procedures.
- Perform audit procedures through testing and interviewing techniques to verify that controls are operating and effective.
- Evaluates the adequacy of internal controls and processes. Ensures compliance with applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
- Conduct reviews to ensure ITPC-Global functions and its subgrantees are in compliance with donor and regulatory requirements.
- Obtain, analyse and evaluate accounting documentation, previous reports, data, flowcharts etc.
- Document the results of audit work in accordance with the Institute of Internal Auditors standards. This includes developing and communicating audit observations, recommendations, process improvement opportunities and best practices, and obtaining management responses.
- Prepare timely audit reports for ITPC executive management, its Finance Committee and Board of Directors.
- Provide advice on internal control to ITPC senior management team and participate in the development/evaluation of risk management standards, preventative actions and practices within the ITPC-Global.
- Provide feedback on audit assignments, as applicable.
- Assist in procedural improvements or dissemination of information as needed as a result of compliance findings or reports, or general process improvement observations.
- Engage to continuous knowledge development regarding sector’s rules, regulations, best practices, tools, techniques and performance standards.
- Conduct follow up audits to monitor management’s interventions, preventative actions and corrective actions.
- Coordinate the monitoring of outstanding audit recommendations
- Responsibilities (non-essential):
- Participate in ITPC-Global projects to provide insight from an audit perspective and/or supplemental assistance to the project in completion of project objectives.
- Research new or technical subject when required to support audits.
- Contribute, as appropriate, to the year-end financial audit with the ITPC-Global’s external auditor.
- Coordinate with grants and compliance management as a supporting resource as needed.
- Post-secondary degree, preferably in Accounting, Audit or financial management.
- Minimum of three to five years progressive work experience with a focus on audit and or accounting.
- Related education and work experience (strongly preferred):
- Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation is preferred and either a CA, CPA, CIMA, ACCA Certification (or actively working towards earning a designation).
- Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Outlook, as well as, good understanding of the SAGE Evolution.
- Excellent knowledge of donor funded international NGO’s business operations and risk-based auditing attained through progressive work experience.
- Ability to manipulate large amounts of data and to compile detailed reports.
- Proven Excellent understanding and knowledge of auditing standards and procedures, laws, rules and regulation.
- Experience with USAID, Unitaid, Global Fund, Aidsfonds, DFID, EU or other UN agencies
- Experience in auditing National NGO’s, Civil Society organisations and understanding of activism
- Ability to manage projects and, when required, encourage the Corporation’s management to follow sound internal control practices and to manage risks appropriately.
- Be adaptable and able to meet deadlines on assignments, manage multiple demands, and work with all types of individuals.
- Strong skills in negotiating, relationship building and problem solving.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Detail-oriented but able to quickly grasp the big picture.
- Must be able to work with little supervision
- Prior Internal Audit Experience knowledge with like organisation a plus.
Send resume (3pages maximum, with two most recent work references) and cover letter (1 page maximum) to [email protected] with the subject line “Internal Auditor – Application: LAST NAME, First Name”. No phone calls please, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Applicants who fail to meet the minimum requirements will be automatically disqualified from consideration.
Application Deadline: Monday, 3 February, 2020