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Internal Auditor

Date Posted
9th March 2017
Reference
VAC-25199
Sector
Accounting & Finance
Job Type
Permanent
Location
Port of Spain
Salary
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

The auditor is responsible for the timely execution of internal audits of all Administrative and Financial Processes

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY:
The auditor is responsible for the timely execution of internal audits of all Administrative and Financial Processes, Awarding of all contracts (Procurement and IDB) as well as assisting with other audit matters and projects within the Agency in accordance with the annual audit plan set out by the Land Settlement Agency.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To work with management to ensure a system is in place which ensures that all major risks of the related to the Activities of the LSA are identified and analysed, on an annual basis. 
  • To plan, organise and carry out the internal audit function including the preparation of an audit plan which fulfils the responsibility of the Agency / department, scheduling and assigning work and estimating resource needs. 
  • To report to both the audit committee and management on the policies, programmes and activities of the department. 
  • To coordinate coverage with the external auditors and ensure that each party is not only aware of the other's work but also well briefed on areas of concern. 
  • To make recommendations on the systems and procedures being reviewed, report on the findings and recommendations and monitor management's response and implementation. 
  • To review and report on the accuracy, timeliness and relevance of the financial and other information that is provided for management. 
  • To report on the value for money that the charity obtains in all its activities with special regard to economy, efficiency and effectiveness. 
  • To conduct any reviews or tasks requested by Land Settlement Committee, the external audit committee, Chief Executive Officer or Financial Comptroller, provided such reviews and tasks do not compromise the independence or objectivity of the internal audit function. 
  • To provide both management and the audit committee with an opinion on the internal controls, checks and balances. 


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
KNOWLEDGE: 

  • A  knowledge  of  audit  procedures,  including  planning, techniques,  test  and  sampling  methods  involved  in conducting audits. 
  • A knowledge of computerised accounting and  auditing record keeping systems.    


SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • An ability to gather, analyse and evaluate facts and to  prepare and present concise oral and written reports.
  • An ability to maintain current knowledge of developments related to matters of internal audit, particularly legislation changes and developments as they affect the Government and LSA, and new auditing techniques and practices.
  • An  ability  to  establish  and  retain  effective  working relationships and to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work unsupervised.


MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

  • Level 2 ACCA or First Degree in Accounting. 
  • 3 years’ experience in Auditing or related field. 


TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Salary and other terms and conditions of employment applicable to these contract positions will be negotiated by the Chief Personnel Officer, Personnel Department.


Only candidates shortlisted for interviews would be contacted

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