Audit Senior (International Institutions & Donor Assurance)

Job Title: Audit Senior (International Institutions & Donor Assurance)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Reference: 8876
Job Published: October 23, 2019 15:15

Job Description

Job Title: Audit Senior

Department: International Institutions & Donor Assurance

Location: London


International Institutions and Donor Assurance (IIDA) is wholly dedicated to the provision of financial management solutions to international institutions, particularly those involved in grant-making and the implementation of grant-funded programmes in the public sector.

To provide a high quality service to clients, contribute to business development activities and be active in the internal development of IIDA.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Prepare to be out of office at client sites for 50% plus of the time conducting audits or special assignments;
  • Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of international public sector audit issues and audit techniques and provide guidance to other team members based on previous experience;
  • Demonstrate a detailed understanding of international public sector client structures and the legal and contractual frameworks in which the assignments are performed and provide guidance to other team members based on previous experience;
  • Demonstrate a detailed understanding of International Standards on Auditing (ISAs) and provide guidance to other team members based on previous experience;
  • Prepare a tailored plan for all assignments based on a good understanding of the terms of reference and the applicable contractual conditions;
  • Lead assignment fieldwork teams, including locally based staff, on overseas assignments, or work alone;
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify issues and areas of non-compliance on an assignment and write them up as findings in a detailed, precise and clear way in the assignment report;
  • Lead opening meetings with clients and auditees and present the audit findings clearly and credibly at closing meetings;
  • Draft a report for each assignment on a timely basis and respond swiftly and appropriately to any client, auditee and reviewer comments;
  • Be aware of assignment deadlines and work with the team to ensure deadlines are met;
  • Monitor the time spent on assignments against budget and discuss with the Manager if budget overruns are anticipated;
  • Prepare proposals for specific assignments within a framework contract when required;
  • Achieve utilisation of at least 70% on an annual basis


  • Qualifications: (ACA / ACCA / CIMA or equivalent);
  • Audit experience in practice, preferably including public sector experience;
  • Ideally worked for a top 20 firm;
  • Ability to work under pressure with accuracy and focus;
  • Sound technical and analytical skills;
  • Professional communication and presentation skills;
  • Highly developed reporting writing skills;
  • Staff planning and supervision experience;
  • An ability to work as part of multi-national and multi-location teams;
  • Adaptable and flexible in attitude;
  • Knowledge and interest in the International public sector;
  • Second language -French, Spanish or German are highly desirable;
  • Passionate about international travel;
  • Willing to work in international locations for up to 50% (or more) of the time.