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JOB DESCRIPTION

Supervisor - Internal Audit


The Internal Audit Supervisor plans, organizes and conducts various types of audits of the HCT system and its functional units, including: operations, management, financial, and compliance. The Supervisor helps the HCT accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management and control. The incumbent provides advice to senior management teams on financial operations, performs financial and management information reporting analyses, and conducts business operations analysis. The post-holder also carries out special studies and projects as directed by the Head of Financial Controls.

Education

A Professional Accounting Designation (eg - CA, CPA, CMA) and active membership in the relevant professional association is required Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Commerce, or Finance, with a Masters Degree seen as an advantage

Experience & Special Skills



5 years of experience in a supervisory or managerial capacity handling internal audit, preferably within an educational organization Expert skills in auditing techniques, accounting and management principles Knowledge of international accounting and auditing policies, procedures and standards, especially in connection with government budgeting, accounting and auditing Prior experience in organizing, planning, managing and supervising the audit functions and in conducting financial reporting Prior experience in Banner ERP will be an advantage Proficient in computers with a thorough knowledge of MS Office applications Ability to provide high level and detailed perspectives of audit issues Highly developed organizational, interpersonal and time management skills are required

Language

Fluency in written and spoken English is essential Fluency in written and spoken Arabic is an advantage

Duties and Responsibilities

Prepares and carries out audit programs in accordance with the Departments strategic

and operational audit plans Manages and leads sensitive and complex audits and investigations Applies international auditing standards in evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of operating systems and controls Carries out financial, operational, and compliance audits and prepares audit reports detailing audit findings and recommendations Communicates with the SAI auditors in the absence of the Financial Controls Head and assists in the preparation of HCTs response to the SAI annual and bi-annual audit reports Advises HCT management on the adequacy, effectiveness and efficiency of internal control procedures, accounting procedures, and custody of assets and security Evaluates and examines the policies, procedures and systems of HCT with a view to protecting the assets and interests of the HCT Evaluates the reliability and integrity of information and the efficient and effective use of resources at the HCT Participates in process and internal control improvement initiatives Assists HCTs management with risk assessment and action plans to heighten awareness of major exposure, loss potential and to facilitate discussions on risk management Makes recommendations on HCTs policies and procedures, and monitors managements response and implementation Assists the Head of Financial Controls in the selection, training and supervision of the audit staff Conducts special investigations and studies as instructed by the Vice Chancellor and the Provost Develops hypotheses and conducts accounting and statistical tests to determine if desired results are being achieved Manages all aspects of the HCTs external financial and compliance reporting processes Provides specialized guidance to accounting-related issues Provides advice on the design and implementation of MIS reporting and control systems

Communications

Daily communication with State Auditors Regular communication with Finance & Budget Supervisor, Chief Accountant and other staff in the Finance department Regular communication with IT development staff, central procurement staff, as well as HR & Housing departments Regular communication with College/Central Directors, Finance Supervisors, Finance Officers and HR Officers

Supervision Received

Reports to the Head of Financial Control

Supervision Given

Supervises the Internal Audit Assistant