Purpose of the Position: Prepare and execute audit plan across the organization to ensure compliance with policies and procedures as well as ensure accounting is done in a timely manner in line with GAAP along with identification of business risks, governance issues and control risks in order to provide independent objective assurance designed to improve operational efficiency, internal control and governance.
-Help in preparing annual audit calendar and audit program at Corporate Level for assignments across Group companies, including nature, scope and time lines for conducting and completing the audit.
-Liaise with Business Units Finance and Audit teams to finalize Audit scope and time lines;
-Plan and conduct audits by understanding, including the adequacy and effectiveness of, the Group Companies’ objectives, structure, policies, processes, internal controls, and external regulations;
-Understand functions and activities, in assigned areas, to determine the nature of the operations and the adequacy of control systems, compliance with company policy and procedure to achieve established objectives;
-Gather data for internal audit through a variety of methods including interviews, financial research and analysis. Keep abreast of developments in audit techniques and practices through constant skill up-gradations;
-Identify the opportunities for improvements in business efficiency and resource optimization, internal control environment and risk mitigation;
-Carry out Risk Assessment and develop a Risk based approach to conducting Internal Audits. Work closely with Risk Department at Corporate Level in developing risk based audit scope;
-Help to replicate best practices, procedures and internal controls across Group companies, keep the Auditee Company’s Staff well informed of best practices being followed by other Group companies;
-Ensure that sufficient documentation is gathered in order to understand the audited business process; compiling audit evidence files systematically and methodically for future reference;
-Prepare draft audit reports and discuss the draft reports, audit points and conclusion with Head of Internal Audit / Management from time to time, accurately explain the audit findings, their cause and impact on the defined objectives;
-Assist in preparing Internal Audit related MIS reports / presentations for Management and Audit Committee, highlighting major audit observations, status of implementation of audit recommendations and related action plans;
-Conducting Follow up audits to verify implementation status of recommendations and prepare reports thereon;
-Adhere to time lines in completion of field work in audits and preparation of audit reports, maintain objectivity and independence in conducting the audits.
Job Specification / Profile:
-Qualified Accountant (CA/ACCA/CPA/ACA) with 3- 5 years of relevant experience in internal audit;
-Candidates with a professional CIA qualifications will be preferred.
-Excellent numerical and analytical skills, with attention to details;
-Good organizational skills & articulate ;
-The ability to work under pressure and deadline;
-Capacity to build relationships within the business;
-Able to share information in an effective & collaborative manner, both verbally and in writing;
-Well versed with Advanced WORD, EXCEL and POWERPOINT, to be able to analyze large databases and make presentations.
-Ability to communicate effectively in English with knowledge of Hindi/Urdu, French or Portuguese an added advantage