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  • Posted: Nov 22, 2022
    Deadline: Dec 7, 2022
  • Mastercard Foundation is a global foundation based in Toronto, Canada. Our programs promote financial inclusion and advance youth learning in Africa. The Foundation was established in 2006 through the generosity of Mastercard when it became a public company. From inception, the Foundation was designed to be a separate entity and independent from Mastercar...
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    Lead, Assurance


    Internal Audit

    • Provide input into the development of the foundation’s audit strategy and risk based annual internal audit plan which covers all countries and functions
    • Execute on the Foundation’s annual internal audit plan
    • Provide audit reports to management that articulate the potential impact of issues identified and provide practical recommendations. Collaborate with management on implementation and track progress.
    • Report to management on the status of internal audit activities, emerging risks and potential exposures, and provide guidance with respect to enterprise risk management and internal control best practices.
    • Perform Program audits to periodically review and assess the use of the Foundation’s funds by its program partners, including site visits.
    • Review and report on internal controls, risk assessments and risk management & monitoring
    • Participate in management meetings including various forums in an advisory capacity on risk and audit matters or on design of key controls
    • Review implementation of recommendations from incident reports, internal and external audit reports
    • Other duties and responsibilities as required.

    Stakeholder Management

    • Maintain positive relationships with stakeholders and steer collaborations across the country including relevant enterprise functions, program partners, external auditors, colleagues and communities
    • External professional engagement with Internal Audit and Risk practitioners.

    Team management

    Staff engagement
    in foundation teams in different aspects including risk management, internal controls, governance aspects.

    Who Are

    • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, commerce, or related field. Master’s degree in finance, accounting, commerce, or related field will be an added advantage.
    • Relevant professional qualifications such as ACCA, CA, CIA, CISA, CRMP.
    • Accreditation as a member with a recognized institute of internal auditors or professional accounting body.
    • Minimum 10 years in audit or risk roles within large and/or global organizations, with at least 4 years in a senior internal audit or risk management role.
    • Previous work in the public and development sector is a definite asset.
    • Experience in planning and performing all stages in the audit process and business reviews.
    • Experience in preparing and presenting reports to senior leadership team.
    • Experience building capabilities and capacity of an internal audit function in high growth organizations including multi-jurisdictional and multi-currency environments.
    • The ability and willingness to travel internationally where required.
    • Impeccable integrity that exemplifies the Foundation’s values.
    • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the relevant regulatory framework, IFRS and other IAS's when relevant as well as an advanced understanding of business cycles and operational internal controls.
    • Demonstrate understanding of International Standards on Auditing (ISAs) and International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing
    • You are flexible, adaptable, and able to execute a range of job duties and changing priorities.
    • You possess excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills with the ability to articulate information to a variety of constituents across cultures.
    • You possess professional maturity and sensitivity with different cultures.
    • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated experience collaborating with cross-functional teams and engaging with a range of stakeholders.

    Method of Application

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