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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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.