Audit Specialist at UNOPS, New York, United States

Deadline: 28 January 2019

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Audit Specialist in New York, United States.

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The Audit Specialist will conduct internal audits to evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls in accordance with IIA Standards and UNOPS policies and procedures.

UNOPS mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure, and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Audit Specialist will perform the following functions-

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  • Contribute to the annual risk assessment for the audit of UNOPS business units.
  • Develop audit work plans, conduct audit field work and prepare reports for issue to management which are clear, concise and as per Institute of Internal Auditors’ (IIA) Standards.
  • Prepare working papers and, where appropriate, review those of other team members.
  • Communicate audit results orally and in writing and make presentations to management;
  • Monitor the status of implementation of audit recommendations and assess whether appropriate actions were taken to close the audit recommendations.
  • Review project agreements with regards to the consistency of the wording of audit clauses contained therein.
  • Review the terms of reference as well as reports received from outsourced auditors.
  • Assist field offices regarding questions on long-term agreements with audit firms for outsourced project audits.
  • Identify recurring and systemic issues in audit reports, as well as lessons learned. Support preparation of reports to audit committees and other bodies.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of Continuing Auditing and Data Analytics Exercises, as well as conducting periodic engagements with business units by employing assigned data analytics tests.
  • Contribute to the on-going development of professional practices and knowledge management within IAIG and for oneself, including internal and external quality assessments of the internal audit function.
  • Undertake quality assurance of IAIG audit reports to ensure that the final audit reports adhere to editorial requirements.
  • Perform other related duties as required, such as advisory services, forensic and special audits, etc.
  • Contribute to the professional development of other personnel within the unit.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Master’s degree in finance, accounting, audit, economics, business management, commerce or related fields.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field with additional 2 years relevant work experience in combination with professional auditing certification maybe accepted in lieu of the Master’s degree.
  • Minimum 5 years of internal audit or other directly relevant experience such as Enterprise Risk Management, assurance, evaluation of risks, internal control, etc. is required.
  • Experience with an international audit firm or supreme audit institution is desirable.
  • Experience in mine action sector, UN peacekeeping activities or grant management will be an asset
  • Familiarity with the field administration support systems used in UN/UNOPS managed mine action programmes is desirable.
  • Fluency in written and oral English required.
  • Knowledge of second UN working language, particularly French, is desirable.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNOPS.

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