Internal audit is responsible for reviewing business operations of the whole FQM group, helping to drive improvements in economy, effectiveness and efficiency, promoting awareness of business risk, examine business processes to highlight any areas where it appears FQM could improve, provide assurance that our compliance requirements are met and report our findings to FQM senior management.
Job Purpose :
Responsible for planning and execution of operational and financial audits as identified in the Internal Audit Annual Plan and assist Manager Internal Audit and Risk and Internal Audit Superintendent in the direction of the department.
The role offers an unrivalled opportunity to gain exposure to a wide range of FQM managers and operations throughout the group, so the individual will build their knowledge and understanding of the FQM business.
Reports To : Manager Internal Audit and Risk and Internal Audit Superintendent
Key Tasks / Principal Accountabilities :
Prepare Terms of Reference for each review project they are in charge of and pass on to the Internal Audit Superintendent and Manager Internal Audit and Risk for review and onward transmission to FQM Management.
Complete work programmes assigned with minimal supervision and also prepare meaningful work programmes during planning internal audit reviews.
Use the audit software tool effectively and efficiently on all reviews assigned to document all work done in line with the FQML Internal Audit Manual and FQML Internal Audit Policy.
Perform allocated audit assignments with integrity, objectivity avoiding any conflicts of interest and act independently.
Complete work plan (adjust as needed), prepare schedule of findings, draft report and discuss with local FQM management.
Attend opening and close out meetings for all reviews assigned.
Provide regular feedback to the Internal audit Superintendent throughout the audit review to ensure all deadlines, requirements and standards are being met correctly
Undertake risk based system reviews of business systems in line with the FQML Internal Audit Manual and FQML Internal Audit Policy.
Carry out investigations into suspected frauds or other irregularities as directed by the Manager Internal Audit and Risk or Internal Audit Superintendent.
Assist with administrative activities around the office at every possible opportunity by checking Visa validity and make travel arrangements for reviews in Zambia and outside.
Provide feedback to the Manager Internal Audit and Risk and the Internal Audit Superintend Audit Superintendent on any new audit techniques and methodologies, legislation and internal policies and regulations insofar as they relate to the assigned duties and responsibilities of the post.
Education and Work Experience
Graduated from a recognised university.
Internationally recognised professional internal audit, risk or accountancy qualification or study towards.
At least five years’ experience of audit work including two years senior auditing experience (Mining and Construction experience would be preferred).
Experience of supporting the development of audit strategies and plans in leading risked based audits.
Technical Skills, Knowledge & Abilities :
Strong oral and written communication, accounting, analytical and decision making skills.
Strong Personal computer and MS Office skills.
Operating knowledge of ERP system preferred.
Ability to promote safety in the workplace.
Ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the job.
Ability to work along as well as in a team.
Proven communication skills at all levels of an organisation.
Must be able to demonstrate drive and ambition in meeting and exceeding management expectations.
Independent, trustworthy, ethical and resilient
Ability to work to deadlines.
Ability to work under pressure.
Must be able to work flexible hours to meet specific work demands.
Must be able to travel internationally for periods of up to three weeks away from home. Role involves up to 50% travel time.
Must hold a passport with no restrictions on international travel.
Must have a valid driver’s licence.
Fluent in both English and Spanish, both verbal and written.