Internal Control Manager NGO Jobs – African Initiatives for Relief and Development (AIRD)

 

Job Title:    Internal Control Manager

Organisation: African
Initiatives for Relief and Development (AIRD)

Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda

 

About US:

African Initiatives
for Relief and Development (AIRD) is a non-governmental, non-political,
non-religious and non-profit making organization with the main aim of
protecting and seeking durable solutions for Refugees and IDPs in Africa in
partnership with UNHCR the UN refugee agency.

 

Job Summary:  The Internal Control Manager is responsible
for creating a disciplined approach for monitoring organization processes
through annual audits. S/he will have overall responsibility and be central to
ensure governance and compliance are controlled and met and that SOPs are
implemented.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  In particular, the Internal Control Manager
will:

·       
Review
and appraise the soundness, effectiveness, and proper application of
organizational controls, compliance procedures and timeliness of documentation
generation.

·       
Assess
the adequacy and extent of programs designed to safeguard organization assets.

·       
Compile
and issue reports detailing conclusions and providing recommendations for
improvements.

·       
Recommend
employee training and modifications to procedures as needed.

·       
Serves
as liaison for all external audit and regulatory agencies.

·       
Compliance
Procedures: review existing accounting and financial controls and other legal
compliance processes in place and make any necessary revisions or additions;

·       
Also
work with HR, to update policy manuals and other documentation to ensure
immediate compliance by all staff involved;

·       
Internal
Audits and reviews: The internal control manager will conduct regular internal
audits and reviews to assess the compliance of departments and individual
employee;

·       
S/he
will test findings from audit exercises, facilitate the remediation of control
gaps, and escalate possible critical issues;

·       
Training
and development: Internal Control manager will act as an objective source of
guidance and advice for teams;

·       
The
Internal Control Manager will also address specific training and development
needs to fill compliance gaps;

·       
Liaison:
The Internal Control Manager will act as go-between for the organization and
external government and auditing agencies;

·       
S/he
will also communicate with such external stakeholders with insights into
changing regulations, standard compliance practices and other changes that may
impact the merit of current internal control policies;

·       
Preparing
reports: S/he will analyze and evaluate accounting documents, preparing reports
that reflect the audit results and document the proposed process;

·       
Researching
on Emerging Issues: The Internal Control Manager shall research on latest
trends and issues in the industry and determine scope of internal control.

·       
Any
other duties assigned by the Line Manager

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold a graduate degree in law or business, particularly or a
professional certification like Certified Internal Controls Auditor

·       
Bachelor’s
degree in accounting, business, or a similar subject

·       
At least
four years of experience in managing internal control roles

·       
Firm
understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP); An
accreditation e.g. ACCA, CPA shall be an added advantage

·       
Initiative
– S/he should be able to work independently and should take the initiative and
make decisions;

·       
Analytical
thinking – Should have an analytical mind-set and numerical skills useful in
manipulating large amounts of data and creating reports;

·       
Judgment
– the ability to think objectively, have strong ethical standards, as well as
high levels of integrity to adhere to regulations and compliance are necessary;

·       
Organization
skills –be incredibly organized and be able to prioritize workload, as well as
be resilient and calm under pressure;

·       
Communication
skills – should be able to work closely with and present valuable data to other
teams, managers, and stakeholders;

·       
Proven
ability to evaluate data to make informed decisions.

 

Desired
Qualification:

·       
Ability
to communicate in French – verbally and non-verbally

·       
Have
passion for AIRD’s mission and a strong desire to impact a dynamic nonprofit
organization;

·       
Be
proactive, set to achieve results and creates positive change;

·       
Have a
very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness;

·       
Embrace
diversity and a commitment to collaboration.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send updated CVs to:
hr@airdinternational.org. Please indicate Internal Control Manager in the
Subject Line.

 

Deadline: 12th March 2021.

 

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