Internal Auditor

from Clinton Health Access Initiative
Closing date: 19 Apr 2017

Founded in 2002 by President William J. Clinton, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems around the world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other illnesses. Based on the premise that business oriented strategy can facilitate solutions to global health challenges, CHAI acts as a catalyst to mobilize new resources and optimize the impact of these resources to save lives, via improved organization of commodity markets and more effective local management. By working in association with governments and other NGO partners, CHAI is focused on large scale impact and, to date, CHAI has secured lower pricing agreements for treatment options in more than 70 countries. In addition, CHAI's teams are working side-by-side with over 30 governments to tackle many of the largest barriers to effective treatment and care.

The position will support multiple aspects of internal audit including risk assessment and audit planning and execution. Duties also include drafting audit reports, recommendations and action plans. The Internal Auditor works closely with all levels within the organization and with outside organizations as required. The Internal Auditor is expected to operate with independence and objectivity while executing audits, internal control reviews, and other activities as outlined by the Associate Director Internal Audit.

The role reports to the Associate Director Internal Audit.Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain an up to date understanding of CHAI's global operations, risks, and compliance requirements
  • Develop a risk-based, annual audit plan.
  • Implement an audit plan that adequately addresses the identified risks in an effective, cost efficient manner.
  • Assist in the evaluation of internal controls adequacy and effectiveness, identify weaknesses and recommend improvements.
  • Partner with the Associate Director Internal Audit to develop efficient and effective corrective action plans.
  • Assist with the coordination of country offices' donors and statutory audits.
  • Coordinate and assist CHAI teams in preparing for and completing annual US-government mandated A-133 audits.
  • Assist in the preparation of periodic reports to management, and as appropriate, to the Audit Committee providing information on the status and results of the audit plan
  • Maintain shared documentation of internal audit activities, including annual risk assessment documents, quarterly progress reports, audit reports, corrective actions follow up reports, risk register and control matrices.
  • Develop audit programs, checklists, and analytical tools.

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance/Accounting/Operations

  • At least 3-5 years of experience in Finance/Audit/Compliance related roles

  • Masters in Accounting/Audit/Finance pursuing certification is a plus

  • Experience with risk based audit

  • Experience with international non-governmental organization global operations

  • Competency with audit procedures and techniques
  • Experience with evaluating systems and process, identifiying weaknesses and areas of improvement.
  • Effective interpersonal skills; ability to relate to and work cross-functionally with a wide variety of professionals across different cultures
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Tenacity and independence of thought and judgment
  • Skilled influencer with ability to clearly convey risks, audit objectives, findings, and recommendations to diverse audience
  • Effective oral and written communication (report writing)
  • High sense of integrity and ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Proficiency with computer software applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are required. Experience with Quick Books and Agresso is a plus.
  • Willingness and ability to travel (40-50% international travel)
  • Fluency in English required, working knowledge of a second language a plus


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