Audit Associate

The Excellence Community Education Welfare Scheme (ECEWS) is a leading and reputable indigenous non-governmental organization that promotes access to qualitative healthcare, Education and economic strengthening opportunities for all Nigerians. With its headquarters in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State with a corporate office in Abuja, ECEWS has presence in 17 States across the South-South, South East, South West and North Central Nigeria with a strong client portfolio with the Global Fund to fight against AIDS, TB and Malaria, United States agency for international development (USAID), United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC), The United Nations office of Projects, World Bank & Federal Government of Nigeria. Since its founding in 2001, ECEWS has built a vast network of health and allied professional staff, partners and collaborators which has earned her a solid reputation among its funders and is well regarded by competitors and partners alike

We seek applications from qualified persons for the following position under the Global Fund National Alignment for HIV Impact;

Position: Audit Associate
Number of Persons: 1
Position Location: Akwa Ibom State

Overall Job Function:

Will be responsible for the financial, Risk management aspects of Global Fund (GF program including the responsibility of enforcing compliance with budget, work plan and ECEWS financial guidelines and policies; participating in stocktaking activities and on-the-spot checks; enforcing transparency of operations and reporting all exceptions to stakeholders and management; affirming or otherwise to the reliability of financial and operational reporting; tracking audit trail and providing feedback regarding the accuracy of the financial reports; monitoring internal controls and financial systems and ensuring reliability. His specific duties are but not restricted to the following;

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Determine internal audit scope and develop annual plan
  • Obtain, analyse and evaluate accounting document, reports, data and chart of account for accuracy.
  • Document process and prepared audit findings memorandum.
  • Conduct follow up audits to monitor management interventions on audit findings.
  • Review ECEWS internal controls and procedures
  • Analyse and evaluate the accuracy of accounting systems and procedures
  • Review, develop and recommend changes in accounting systems and controls of a business
  • Check and inspect the accuracy of accounts receivable and payable ledgers
  • Study and test software and hardware systems of ECEWS
  • Develop and maintain the clients and business partners’ databases
  • Create and manage budgets, statement of financial position and other related financial statements
  • Analyse and recommend changes in internal audit controls
  • Ensure compliance with local, national and federal audit policies and regulations
  •  Identify and evaluate procedures and policies in tax reporting processes
  •  Review financial reports and schedules in accordance with standards and requirements for external reviews.
  • Establish working relationships with company’s staff, business partners and client
  • Any other duties as assigned by supervisors

Reporting & Supervision:

The position reports to the Internal Auditor.

 

Requirements

  • BS/BA degree in Accounting, Finance and Business Administration or its recognized equivalent
  • CPA, ACA, ACCA, CIA, CIMA, CFE or any other relevant professional qualification is an added advantage.
  • 2-5 years relevant experience
  • Up to 2-4 years’ experience in internal control functions
  • Knowledge of IIA’s International Professional Practices Framework is an advantage
  • Knowledge of local and donor contractual requirements and regulations Knowledge of generally accepted accounting, budgeting and fiscal control theory and practices.
  • Budget development skills with multi funding sources and general ledger skills.
  • Relevant software skills to include automated accounting software and database spreadsheets and Management Information Systems.
  • Ability to work with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, and recipients of assistance.
  • Ability to report to supervisor on a regular basis
  • Time management skills, both in planning and organizing work to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to effectively communicate financial and internal control issues to staff with little or no financial background.
  • Attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to use software tools to present data clearly and concisely.
  • Fluent English speaker with superior spoken and written communications; candidate must be comfortable speaking in front of large audiences

Note

This vacancy will close on the 3rd of June, 2022

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send a detailed resume and a one-page cover letter as one (1) MS Word document explaining suitability for the position to Human Resources Unit through this email address: careers@ecews.org

APPLICATION MUST EXPLICITLY STATE YOUR FULL NAMES, THE POSITION OF

INTEREST WITH PREFERRED LOCATION as the subject of the email.

Candidates are advised to provide three professional referees with email addresses and phone numbers.

Eligible female applicants are encouraged to apply. ECEWS has a competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer (EOE)

ECEWS does not charge candidates a fee for a test or interview.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.