Regional Auditor

Nairobi | Nairobi

PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health.

PATH seeks to recruit a Regional Auditor to monitor compliance with organizational policies and donor regulations across field operations in Africa region. Report findings and make recommendations to senior management. Prepare an annual audit plan and carry out appraisals of the effectiveness of policies and procedures by which organizational financial resources are managed. Review the effectiveness and efficiency of operations, reliability of financial reporting, and compliance with applicable local laws in multiple countries.

This position is based in Nairobi and will be responsible for the following key activities:

· 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 reflecting results of testing, engage management in discussion of findings and obtain management action plan, 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 a*s requested by, and under the direction of the Field Audit Manager and CFO, 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.

· 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.

· Review the effectiveness and efficiency of operations. Review application of and adherence to PATH policies and procedures across field operations.

· 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 Field Audit Manager and CFO and if appropriate, the Audit Committee.

· Conduct 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 as regards audit and compliance.

· Sensitize staff in every field office on the existence and importance of the PATH’s compliance hotline.

· Perform other audit duties as required.

Required Skills

•Strong comprehension and working knowledge of GAAP, not-for profit organizations accounting and internal controls.

•Strong organizational skills with the ability to gather, synthesize and analyze large amounts of data and information in an efficient, organized manner.

•Strong communication skills both speaking and writing. Ability to communicate positively and effectively in English in a variety of international and cultural settings.

•Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and other standard computer-based tools. Experience with MS Solomon Dynamics and QuickBooks accounting software a plus. Experience with Visio or other flowcharting software is preferable.

•Self-motivated and able to work with minimal close supervision.

•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.)

Required Experience

A Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, 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, minimum of 5 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 Africa to various PATH offices up to 40-50% annually, knowledge of French is an added advantage.

For more details and the application procedure please visit our website**.**

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: PATH - Global Health Organization
  • Location: Nairobi | Nairobi
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2016-02-17

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