Senior Advisor: Internal Audit - International Charity

Job Title: Senior Advisor: Internal Audit - International Charity
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hove, East Sussex
Salary: £35000 - £41000 per annum
Reference: 14024378/001_1561136072
Contact Name: Rebecca Scuffam
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 21, 2019 17:54

Job Description

Responsible for the operation of the internal audit function, using a risk based. Supports the Head: Internal Audit in providing the Senior Management Team and the Finance and Audit Committee with information on internal audit and audit follow up actions.

Client Details

  • International Charity / INGO/ IFO
  • 1.6 million people accessed treatment and support through their partners
  • Advocated for better national response in 36 countries in 2017
  • Set up in 1993
  • Operate in 40 different countries
  • Involved in both prevention and treatment
  • Assist communities in matters of local, national and international policy and human rights


Working with the Head of Internal Audit to manage Internal Audit, Risk and Fraud

Preparing draft internal audit plans by reference to the risk management framework for approval by the Finance and Audit Committee.

Drafting terms of reference and liaising with the office / organisation / team being audited.

Supporting the delivery of management responses within the specified time frame.

Supporting relevant staff to design a plan of action to implement required/agreed changes.

Reviewing internal audit reports completed by external consultants, identifying clearly relevant weaknesses and reviewing management responses.

Critically analyses internal audit reports to identify any common features across audits and proposes system improvements.

Supports the Head of Internal Audit in response to suspected fraud and other financial concerns.

Regularly updates the Fraud Policy and ensures that colleagues and partner organisations are aware of the policy and trained in how to use it.

Supports partner management teams to implement systems to minimise the risk of fraud and to respond to fraud suspicions.

Maintains the Fraud Register


Accounting / Internal Audit or other relevant professional qualification (ACA/ACCA/CIPFA/CIA/Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist)

Experience of working within matrix-management structures

Proven experience of working as part of an audit function or in internal audit

Proven experience of ensuring compliance with international donor rules and requirements

Experience of selecting, recruiting and managing international and professional internal audit specialists

Experience of working in an international organisation, and/or a charity/international NGO

Highly developed analytical skills

Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrating high levels of personal integrity and professional credibility

Excellent negotiating and high level influencing skills and the ability to challenge at a senior level when necessary

The ability to build strong and credible relationships with a wide variety of people, including those from different cultures

Excellent report writing skills and ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing

Job Offer

  • International NGO / Charity
  • 40-50% International Travel
  • Rewarding Career
  • Outside of London (Based in Hove)
  • Fraud, Internal Audit and Risk
  • £41,000 + benefits