Internal Auditor
Louis Berger

As part of its efforts to promote good governance in Nepal, USAID is funding the Public Financial Management Strengthening Project (PFMSP), implemented by Louis Berger Inc. The project commenced in August 2016 and will run for a five-year period through August 2021.

Louis Berger currently seeks application form suitable candidates under the given position/s:

Internal Auditor

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Duty Station: Kathmandu, Nepal (with extensive travel in Nepal)

Start Date: February 2019 

Background and Objectives:

Louis Berger seeks a Internal Auditor for an ongoing programme in Nepal that will work with both the public and private sector to improve the provision of skills development programmes in Nepal. The programme will enhance the ability of Nepalese workforce to find better jobs domestically and internationally with a focus on the following key sectors: ICT, Hospitality/Tourism, Agriculture, Light Industry, Construction, Hydro-Power.

Role:

The Internal Auditor is primarily responsible for processing quarterly expenditure claims, planning and conducting due diligence assessments, operational, financial and compliance audits to evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls. S/he will determine compliance with selected policies, procedures, and regulations; and make written recommendations to the Leadership team to increase efficiency and/or effectiveness of the control systems of functions reviewed.

Key Tasks:

The key responsibilities of the Internal Auditor are as follows:

  • Process claims from approved investment partners
  • Maintain the Challenge Fund Management Information System 
  • Undertake due-diligence assessments of potential investment partners
  • Perform full audit cycle including risk management and control management over the Challenge Fund grantees’ effectiveness, check financial reliability and compliance of grantee returns to all applicable directives and regulations
  • Work with the Challenge Fund Manager to develop the scope of the internal audit and develop quarterly and annual internal audit plans and reports
  • Assess the progress made by the investment partners to comply with the approval conditions/ remarks given and where necessary suggest the technical interventions needed from the side of grantees as well as SEP
  • Obtain from investment partners accounting documentation for analysis and evaluation; this may involve random audit checks at grantee premises/branches
  • Prepare and present reports on each investment partner that reflect audit’s results and ensure all processes are documented; creating an effective audit trail
  • Give independent advice and objectivity to ensure validity of claims
  • Identify loopholes in the audit process and recommend risk aversion measures; as well as cost savings to maintain value for money
  • Maintain open communication with Challenge Fund management and LBG home office staff
  • Document the process and prepare memorandum on audit findings 
  • Conduct follow up audits to monitor recommended interventions with grantees
  • Conduct QA checks on the 

Support:

The Internal Auditor  will receive advisory support from the Challenge Fund Manager, and work closely with the Programme Component Leads.

Reporting: 

Candidate will report to the Challenge Fund Manager

Minimum Qualifications

  • The successful candidate would be undergoing a professional accounting course like CA and ACCA or other recognised auditing qualification, or Advanced Certificate/Bachelor’s degree in accounting, financial management or similar
  • Nepali Citizen, fluent in English
  • Previous working experience as Internal Auditor for donor funded programmes or INGO/NGO organisations will be preferred 
  • Keen interest in international development
  • Be computer literate with basic skills in MS Office, accounting software and databases
  • Have the ability to compile detailed reports in good English
  • Proven knowledge of auditing standards and procedures, laws, rules and regulations in Nepal, an understanding of donor requirements would be an added advantage
  • High attention to detail and excellent analytical skills
  • Sound independent judgement
  • Be able to travel to difficult, remote regions of Nepal at a short notice

Applying Procedure

Interested applicants are requested to send their CVs and a cover letter to SEP_Recruitment@louisberger.com by 17:00 PM COB, January 21, 2019.

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