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Internal Audit Head

18 Oct 2023 |

Job description

  1. Manage the operations of the department and ensure that it is aligned with the business objectives of the organization. 

  2. Lead and organize the department through proper training, motivation and regular monitoring of audit staff. 

  3. Adhere to the Headquarters’ IA supervisory structure and methodology and IA Standards on planning, conducting and reporting of audit engagements, including documenting of audits in HQ’s Audit Management System. 

  4. Conduct organization-wide risk assessments to identify focus areas for audit. 

  5. Develop an IA Plan using a risk-based approach, which meets the needs of the organization and takes account of other sources of assurance. 

  6. Determine the objectives of proposed audit engagements, and approve the scope, work programs and strategies recommended by Internal Audit Supervisor and/or staff auditors. 

  7. Review and approve audit schedules, relevant work programs, and specific assignments of audit staff to ensure that the audit plan is achieved. 

  8. Ensure that tasks and activities being performed by audit staff are done on schedule and in accordance with Internal Audit’s policies and procedures. 

  9. Discuss issues and applicable recommendations with management; and review and approve audit reports prior to distribution. 

  10. Coordinate with audit clients and decision makers in other departments to ensure that audit issues are addressed and audit recommendations are acted upon. 

  11. Work closely with other departments to identify and develop cost-effective solutions for various aspects of the organization. 

  12. Provide reports to the Audit Committee and HQ Internal Audit management on a regular basis on the department’s accomplishments and progress against the audit plan. 

  13. Provide continuous training and coaching to audit staff on the appropriate techniques in conducting audits. 

  14. Perform other duties that may be assigned by the Audit Committee and senior management. 

  15. Coordinate with the external auditor and provide access to IA documentation as required. 


Job skills and requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy;  

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), CIA or CISA 

  • At least 3 to 5-year work experience as Internal Audit Head;  

  • Ability to work under pressure and strong problem-solving skills; 

  • Highly analytical and keen on details and accuracy; 

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; 

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications; 

  • Proven leadership and people-management skills ; and