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Regional Field Audit Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

PATH is an international, nonprofit organization that creates sustainable, culturally relevant solutions, enabling communities worldwide to break longstanding cycles of poor health. 

PATH's mission is to improve the health of people around the world by advancing technologies, strengthening systems, and encouraging healthy behaviors.

We are seeking a talented, self motivated individual to lead its Regional Internal Audit Group based in Nairobi.

Specific duties and responsibilities include the following:

Department Management: Manage the Regional Internal Audit Group based in Nairobi 

Oversee audits:
 Provide oversight and management to audits of field based and global projects. This would include pre-audit planning and analysis, customization of audit program, oversight of fieldwork, and review of report. 

Perform Audits:
  • Perform audits of international projects from planning through to report issuance. 
  • Issue pre-audit announcement letters, gather pre-audit documentation, perform audit-specific risk assessment, develop audit program, conduct audit tests, develop draft reports reflecting results of testing, engage management in discussion of findings and obtain management action plan, and finalize report for review by CFO.
Investigations: As requested by, and under the direction of the CFO, Senior Management or Audit Committee, perform investigations or oversee outside firms performing investigations of allegations of fraud, waste, or abuse in PATH projects and operations. 

Internal Controls Advise/Analysis:
 Work in partnership with management to design and implement cost-effective policies and procedures to ensure that internal controls are effective for reliable financial reporting, safeguard the organization’s assets, provide for efficient processes and procedures, and achieve regulatory compliance. 

Verify that internal controls are efficient and effective to mitigate business risks to an acceptable level. Provide constructive suggestions relative to enhancing current procedures on the existing PATH policies and procedures to accommodate situations in the various field offices.

Subject Matter Expertise:
 Maintain an expert knowledge of PATH’s internal policies and procedures as well as stay abreast of donor rules and regulations. Maintain a working knowledge of local regulatory requirements and regional industry standards and norms.

Promote and encourage a learning environment for field-based staff in a manner consistent with PATH’s values and leadership principles.

Collaboration with Others:
 Liaise with PATH’s external auditors as necessary and assist the Finance Department in responding to relevant inquiries. Liaise with “third party auditors” conducting reviews of PATH’s projects and help coordinate responses. 

 Support compliance reviews with respect to donor rules and regulations, both internal and with project partners. Review compliance with applicable local laws in an effort to safeguard assets of PATH. Review application of PATH policies and procedures across field operations. 

Operational Reviews:
 Review the effectiveness and efficiency of operations. Review application of and adherence to PATH policies and procedures across field operations. 

Client Service:
 Promote Internal Audit as a value add to the organization and deliver Audit services that consistently improve the control environment and achieve operational excellence. Provide business insight and communicate all Audit related issues to executive management and as appropriate, the Audit Committee. 

 Manage the Regional Internal Audit Group based in Nairobi. Build a strong regional audit team and develop them into a professional cohesive unit while executing the annual audit plan. Meet or exceed expectations of strong performance of the group in terms of achieving annual audit plan and tracking impact of findings and recommendations. 

Required Skills
  • Strong comprehension and working knowledge of GAAP, non-profit accounting and internal controls.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and other standard computer-based tools. Experience with MS Dynamics SL (formerly Solomon) and QuickBooks accounting software a plus. Experience with Visio or other flowcharting software is preferable.
  • Proficient with respect to trends in Internal Auditing
  • Strong overall business acumen with the ability to align governance, risk, and control needs and requirements with the realities of the work environment
  • Experience in accounting and administration for donor-sponsored projects. This would include financial management and accounting in a fund accounting environment, donor budgets, financial donor reporting, sub-agreements monitoring and basic financial analysis.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team; must be able to work with a minimum of supervision in the conceptualization, planning, management and implementation of activities.
  • Ability to oversee and develop junior auditors and the audits they are performing.
  • Experience with a diverse set of donors including US Government agencies, private foundations, multilateral agencies, foreign ministries of health, etc.
  • Strong working understanding of US government contracts, cooperative agreements, and subawards from federal agencies such as USAID. 
  • General knowledge of US Government contracting regulations and policies, including experience in federal compliance rules, regulations and standards associated with federal funds. (This would include knowledge of A-110, A-122, A-133 and 22CFR226 regulations.)
Required Experience 
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or Finance.
  • Professional certifications such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) or other relevant professional certifications are strongly preferred.
  • 7+ years of relevant experience in an organization of similar size or larger. Significant experience working in or auditing in a large international NGO environment is preferred.
  • Knowledge of French is an added advantage.
Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya 

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