Talent Acquisition Specailist at Path
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PATH - Regional Auditor (7-10 yrs)
PATH seeks to recruit a Regional Auditor to monitor compliance with organizational policies and donor regulations across field operations in Africa and Asia. This role reports findings and makes recommendations to senior management, prepares an annual audit plan and carries out appraisals of the effectiveness of policies and procedures by which organizational financial resources are managed. Responsibilities also include reviewing the effectiveness and efficiency of operations, reliability of financial reporting, and compliance with applicable local laws in multiple countries.
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The position will be based in India.
Duties and responsibilities :
- Perform audits of projects, partners and PATH country offices from planning through to report issuance; issue pre-audit announcement letters, gather pre-audit documentation, perform audit-specific risk assessment, develop audit program, conduct audit tests, develop draft reports, engage management in discussion of findings, and finalize report for review.
- Provide constructive suggestions relative to enhancing current procedures on the existing PATH policies and procedures to accommodate situations in the various field offices.
- Conduct Investigations : As requested by, and under the direction of the Interim Audit Coordinator and Chief of Business, Finance & Operations, perform investigations of allegations of fraud, waste, or abuse in PATH projects and offices.
- Promote and encourage a learning environment for field-based staff in a manner consistent with PATH's values and leadership principles.
- Compliance : Support compliance reviews with respect to donor rules and regulations, both internal and with project partners. Review compliance with applicable local laws in an effort to safeguard assets of PATH. Review application of PATH policies and procedures across field operations.
- Operational Reviews : Review the effectiveness and efficiency of operations. Review application of and adherence to PATH policies and procedures across field operations.
- Client Service : Promote Internal Audit as a value add to the organization and deliver audit services that consistently improve the control environment and achieve operational excellence.
- Provide business insight and communicate all audit related issues to the Interim Audit Coordinator and Chief of Business Finance & Operations and if appropriate, the Audit Committee.
- Update the Audit Management and Compliance (AMAC) system with the audit plan and audit findings, following up with the PATH offices, projects and partners on the status of implementation of audit recommendations.
- Review pre award/ capacity assessment of sub grantees and partners.
- Orient new PATH staff and partners on the PATH internal audit department and the expectations of all staff in regards to audit and compliance.
- Share insights with PATH's external auditors and assist in answering some of their audit queries.
- Sensitize staff in every field office on the existence and importance of the PATH's compliance hotline.
- Perform other audit duties as required.
Required Experience :
- 7-10 years of relevant experience in an organization of similar size or larger.
- Significant experience working in or auditing a large international NGO environment in multiple countries is preferred.
- Ability to travel broadly within Asia to various PATH offices. Travel could be up to 40% on an annual basis to other PATH office locations.
- Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision.
- Strong communication skills both speaking and writing. Ability to communicate positively and effectively in English in a variety of international and cultural settings.
- Strong organizational skills with the ability to gather, synthesize and analyze large amounts of data and information in an efficient, organized manner.
- Knowledge of French is an added advantage.
- Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Accounting, or Finance. Professional certifications such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) or other relevant professional certifications are strongly preferred.
- Strong comprehension and working knowledge of GAAP, not-for profit organizations accounting and internal controls.
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and other standard computer-based tools. Experience with Unit 4 Business World accounting software a plus. Experience with Visio or other flowcharting software is preferable.
- Proficient with respect to trends in Internal Auditing within Not-for-Profit sector
- Strong overall business acumen with the ability to align governance, risk, and control needs and requirements with the realities of the work environment.
- Experience in accounting and administration for donor-sponsored projects. This would include financial management and accounting in a fund accounting environment, donor budgets, financial donor reporting, sub-recipients monitoring and basic financial analysis.
- Experience with a diverse set of donors including US Government agencies, private foundations, multilateral agencies, foreign ministries of health, etc.
- Working understanding of US government contracts and cooperative agreements from federal agencies such as USAID. General knowledge of US Government contracting and assistance regulations and policies, including experience in federal compliance rules, regulations and standards associated with federal funds. (This would include knowledge of A-110, A-122, A-133, 2CFR226, 2CFR200 regulations, FAR, AIDAR)
Must currently have legal authorization to work in India.