Internal Audit Officer at BRAC Ghana Savings and Loans LTD


• The Internal Audit Officer will assist the Internal Audit Manager in ensuring the close alignment of the internal audit function with the organisation strategies, objectives, risks and industry best practices.
• Works to ensure roles, responsibilities and results are efficiently coordinated and collectively optimizing the effectiveness of internal control risk management and governance of the organization by providing support on risk based, objective assurance, advice and insights

Major Responsibilities

• Assist in developing risk-based Annual Internal Audit plan for BRAC Ghana. The plan has to be approved by the board of Directors
• Help ensure risk-based audit, based on the assessed risks & system-based audit based on control weakness in BRAC Ghana.
• Contribute to developing assurance report on internal control effectiveness, executive summary reports on internal audit report and physical verification of inventory, fixed assets & cash management for senior management and relevant board committees
• Help plan and conduct audits to assess controls, operational and technical efficiencies and compliance with selected policies, procedures and regulations
• Support the internal audit manager in assisting the CEO in objectively assessing the adequacy of governance systems and management of existing risks, comment on responses to emerging risks and propose new developments
• Continuous contribution in the revision of existing reporting system, reporting timeline and reporting formats to ensure effective communication of internal audit observations to management of BRAC Ghana.
• Aid in reviewing different respective institutional policies to make a judgment on a wide range of controls including those relating to achieving value for money and the prevention and detection of fraud and irregularities
• Support the internal audit manager in proving assistance to the Director of internal Audit in objectively assessing the adequacy of governance systems and management of existing risks, comment on responses to emerging risks and propose new developments
• Assist in preparing quarterly audit reports to the Board Audit committee
• Assist in performing routine audit of all institutional processes and procedures to ensure full compliance
• Help ensure information systems Audit (IS) in compliance with ISACA/ISO standards
• Help ensure gender parity in staff recruitment and maintain staff turnover at an acceptable level to retain competent staffs.
• Assist in analyzing existing controls and recommending controls in specific organisation systems, to provide assurance of operational and technical efficiency at the organizational level
• Help ensure self-compliance audit through internal control questionnaire (ICQ) in branches, areas, regions and districts. Also audit compliance of ICQ through regular and surprise audit
• Support the review of working files of internal auditors in country while on visit and suggest for development with current practices of standards
• Support and review the information systems (IS) audit to ensure IS audit are done in light with IS audit and assurance standard by ISACA
• Help identify instances of over and under control and provide management with a clear articulation of residual risk where existing controls are inadequate
• Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place, encourage others to do so
• Keep abreast of legislative issues, new audit regulations/trends and appropriately trained, supported and having access to resources regarding issues that are identified and auctioned in accordance with the safeguarding policy and procedure

Qualification Required & Experience

• Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (Accounting or Finance option)
• Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Accounting or Finance option) is a plus
• Professional Accountant (Chartered Accountant or certified internal auditor and certified information systems auditor is preferred) having experience in working in a reputable chartered accountancy firm

Experience (Including sector/industry)

• At least 3 years of experience in internal audit along with finance, assurance, compliance, risk management services and information systems audit including at least 2 years in the same role
• Experience in financial services sector

Knowledge, Skills & Competencies

• Good understanding of IIA standards, income tax, value added tax, ability to design financial and internal control systems along with providing compliance and risk management services in an organisation. Also, can establish budgeting and financial management systems and designing of ERP for an organisation
• Financial control internal audit, risk management, business process evaluation, budgeting, IT control, communication and interpersonal skills, good presentation skills and goal oriented etc
• Good analytical ability, problem solving, people management, leadership driven etc

Location: Accra

Method of Application

All qualified and interested persons should send their cover letters and CVs along with photocopies of educational certificates to: [email protected]

Please state the name of the position on the cover letter

Closing Date: 28 June, 2024

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