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Team Lead, Internal Audit

Makati City, Philippines

A supervisory role that is expected to add value and improve operations and reporting by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to the effectiveness of risk management, control, financial reporting and governance processes.

Responsibilities:
  • Build and Manage a team of internal auditors.

  • Perform and control the full audit cycle including risk management and control management over operations’ effectiveness, financial reliability and compliance with all applicable directives and regulations.

  • Determine internal audit scope and develop annual plans.

  • Obtain, analyse and evaluate accounting documentation, previous reports, data, flowcharts etc.

  • Prepare and present reports that reflect audit’s results and document process.

  • Act as an objective source of independent advice to ensure validity, legality and goal achievement.

  • Identify suitability of internal control designs and recommend risk aversion measures and cost savings.

  • Maintain open communication with management and audit committee.

  • Document process and prepare audit findings memorandum.

  • Conduct follow up audits to monitor management’s interventions.

  • Perform the tasks needed and is willing to go on overtime when necessary.

  • Engage to continuous knowledge development regarding sector’s rules, regulations, best practices, tools, techniques and performance standards.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Accountancy, Finance, Management, or related field is required.

  • With at least 5 to 8 years working experience on finance, accounting, audit, and/or related field.

  • With at least 2 to 3 years actual working experience external audit.

  • CPA, CIA and other related certifications is a requirement.

Skills

  • Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts. 

  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. 

  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards — Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. 

  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

  • Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

Knowledge

  • International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal - IIA All internal auditors are accountable for conforming with the standards related to individual objectivity, proficiency, and due professional care and the standards relevant to the performance of their job responsibilities.

  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems: Oracle NetSuite, Odoo, SAP, Intuit, JD Edwards.

  • Accounting Concepts and Principles — Knowledge of accounting principles and practices, and the analysis and reporting of financial data. Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year end close process.

  • Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

Competencies:

  • Attention to Detail — Particular about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

  • Results Orientation — The ability to focus on the desired result of one's unit's work, setting challenging goals, focusing effort on the goals, and meeting or exceeding them.