Senior Auditor AU Commission

Under the supervision of the Director of Internal Audit, the Senior Auditor shall supervise and handle all audit activities relating to AU partner funds; perform and review regular audit exercises to ensure that funds are utilized and accounted for in line with the terms of agreement with partners, AUC Rules and Regulations and internationally acceptable standards of accounting.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead audits/special reviews with respect to large and complex partners financed operations.

  • Identify and allocate tasks, coordinate/monitor work, control audit/assignment resources, consolidate results, etc.

  • Prepare risk-based audits/reviews. Plan in accordance with professional standards.

  • Supervise and coach staff throughout the audit/review with the view to ensuring conformity with standards of Internal Audit in all phases of the audit process.

  • Document, evaluate and test systems and controls to determine their adequacy and effectiveness, ensuring Compliance with policies/procedures, and financing agreement

  • Ascertain that funds are utilized as per the terms and conditions of the donors’ agreements and in accordance with the AUC rules and regulations.

  • Review budget performance with a view to determine whether the auditee has executed its budget within the authorized limits.

  • Review both financial and narrative reports to verify whether they are submitted to the AU Partners on time and meet the reporting requirements.

  • Recommend ways of improving the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of operations based upon findings from an impartial and objective examination.

  • Prepare working papers for review; develop and discuss findings, agree on recommendations and timelines for corrective action with responsible officers of operations.

  • Draft audit/assignment reports for Organization-wide consumption, including senior management and the PRC.

  • Make presentations of audit results to senior management of the operation audited.

  • Monitor the status of implementation of audit recommendations.

  • Appraise adequacy of follow-up action taken on audit findings and recommendations.

  • Maintain and update audit programs. Identify training needs, develop training programs and materials, and conduct workshops with respect to auditing approaches and techniques.

  • Evaluate staff performance; perform management review of work performed by junior auditors, prior to the review of the supervisor.

  • Perform any other relevant duty/ responsibility assigned.

    Qualifications and Experience:

  • Candidates must have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance Management.

  • A professional qualification such as CIA, CPA, CA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent from a recognized institution is highly desirable.

  • Candidates must have at least 8 years of relevant working experience in Auditing, of which at least 5 years should be in internal auditing.

  • Computer literacy;

  • Management experience, excellent interpersonal skills and ability to organize and motivate others and to work in a multi-cultural environment;

  • Excellent drafting and reporting skills;

  • Good communication and negotiating skills;

  • Good planning and organizational skills.

  • Proficiency in one of the African Union working languages is a requirement; Knowledge of one or more of the other AU working languages would be an added advantage.

  • Candidates must preferably be between 30 and 45 years old.

    Application Deadline: 17th July

    For more information and application, visit: Senior Auditor AU Commission Website

  • Scholarship 2016/17

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