Chief Internal Auditor

To manage the Internal Audit function for the company and subsidiary companies. To ensure that the Internal Audit Function provides an independent assessment of the adequacy of company’s internal systems and controls, including the systems for appropriate identification and evaluation of risk and for ensuring compliance with all applicable law and regulation. To draw any weaknesses or shortcomings noted to the attention of management.

 Job Responsibilities

  • To deliver an independent, effective and efficient internal audit service to the company (and relevant external bodies) in line with the Accounts and Audit Regulations and the CIPFA (Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy) Code of Practice for Internal Audit in Local Government.
  • To plan audit coverage, management and co-ordination of all internal audit work within the Authority reporting to Chief Officers and Members as appropriate.
  • Hold an overall awareness and knowledge of every function within the company. In terms of the service areas business, strategic direction, key deliverables and resources comprising financial, people and systems.
  • To provide: independent assurance on achievement of business objectives and adequacies of their systems and controls; high level reports to Senior Officers and Members; clear advice on improvements for both compliance and methodologies and best practice to generate efficiencies. In parallel with the above to be fully cognizant of relevant HR and H&S policies and procedures.
  • Disclosures including Whistle Blows Police matters internal and external Fraud Reputational Risks
  • To be responsible for developing and leading the Internal Audit service in a professional manner which seeks to ensure that it is effective and commands a high standard of respect both internally and externally.
  • To represent the Director of Finance & Resources and Chief Financial Services Officer at meetings, briefings, working groups etc. both internally and externally as appropriate.
  • To ensure that the service within the Section develops and maintains a high standard of customer service and responsiveness in accordance with company objectives and targets, that high standards of staff conduct and integrity are maintained, and that appropriate development and training needs are identified in this respect as necessary.
  • To be responsible for the preparation of the audit strategy and audit plans (including annual and strategic plans) to optimize the audit coverage which is compatible with the company's corporate strategy / priorities and with regard to risk environment and requirements of the Authority’s external auditors.
  • To contribute to the strategic management of the Finance Service
  • To attend to Finance Service Management Team to report progress against the agreed annual internal audit plan and any significant issues arising.
  • To develop and promote Internal Audit to existing and potential customers by developing an awareness and understanding of their activities and objectives so as to ensure a positive image to customers and the rest of the Authority.
  • To create, develop, implement and maintain the company’s anti-fraud and corruption strategy.
  • To attain optimum performance in service delivery through the recruitment, retention and motivation of staff. To ensure that they and their managers are competent to carry out their responsibilities for developing staff and where appropriate take action to address performance issues in accordance with the Authority’s relevant HR policies.  
  • To manage effectively the staff, budget and activities of the Audit Service in order to meet its service and financial objectives including the provision of the right mix of skills, competencies and strengths. 
  • To maintain personal and professional development to meet changing demands of the job, participate in appropriate training activities and encourage and support staff in their development and training
  • To maintain a suitable and effective information system (s) that meets the needs of audit management in terms of recording, accounting for and reporting on the use of audit resources.  To ensure that all staff promptly and fully use this system (s).
  • To be responsible for ensuring that allegations of financial irregularity, fraud and corruption are promptly investigated as appropriate including appropriate liaison with law enforcement authorities as necessary.
  • To prepare reports for and advice to management, Committees and relevant groups on audit matters including performance of internal audit and advice on the adequacy of controls and procedures in existing and development of new systems
  • To maintain a working knowledge of relevant legislation, statutory instruments, codes of practice, Authority policies, procedures etc. and ensure that these are adhered to within the audit service.
  • Operate with complete trust and discretion, can often be required to liaise with CE and Directors within the company to give professional advice and guidance. Current up to date knowledge and understanding of current and upcoming legislation.
  • To maintain a high level of independence and objectivity in undertaking audit work including that requested by management and reporting audit findings to Chief Officers and Members as appropriate
  • To establish and maintain effective and constructive working relationships with relevant Chief Officers, Members particularly the Audit Committee and External bodies / organizations including the company’s external auditors.
  • To undertake health and safety duties to staff and customers commensurate with the post and or as set out in the appropriate health and safety regulations and employment of safe working practices.
  • Complying with the Data Protection Act – treating all information acquired through your employment, both formally and informally, in strict confidence.
  • Complying with the Code of Conduct, other practice guidelines and the rules and protocols defining employees’ access to and use of the company’s databases and systems.  Any breaches could result in disciplinary measures.
  • Maintaining client records and archive systems in accordance with departmental procedure, policy and statutory requirements
  • Complying with the requirements of the Code of Conduct and maintaining high standards of personal conduct, honesty and integrity.  You have a duty to raise any impropriety or breach of procedure to the appropriate level of management.  Employees making such disclosures (whistleblowing) are protected and may make them without fear of recrimination.
  • Complying with the company’s strong commitment to achieving equality of opportunity and outcomes in its services to the customers and in the employment of people.  You are expected to understand, comply with and promote company policies in your work, to undertaken any appropriate training and to challenge any prejudice and discrimination
  • Complying with corporate and service area customer service standards and promoting the development of high quality, individualized and customer-led services. 
  • Being responsible for your own Health & Safety, as well as that of colleagues. Employees should co-operate with management, follow established systems of work, use protective equipment where necessary and report defectives and hazards to management.  
  • Taking responsibility for continuing self-development and participating in training and development activities.
  • Participating in the ongoing development, implementation and monitoring of the service plans.
  • Supporting and contributing to value for money, service efficiencies and improvements.
  • The above-mentioned duties are neither exclusive nor exhaustive.  From time to time you may be required to undertake responsibilities outside the normal remit of your Job Description as required by the line manager, and are broadly within the grading level and competence. 

 Requirements

  • Age not more than (50)
  • Qualification level of a bachelor’s degree holder in finance, accounting or business administration
  • Minimum working experiences of (10) in a related field
  • Ability to display initiative.
  • Ability to work within a team with colleagues from a wide range of professional backgrounds and contribute to the development of team culture and the achievement of common objectives.
  • Ability to work without supervision and organize own workload and manage time effectively.
  • Ability to communicate control issues to service managers.
  • Ability to use and maintain competence in computer literacy, including word processing spreadsheets and internet/intranet.
  • Ability to take direct management responsibility for the full range of management duties including leading and motivating staff.
  • Ability to work under pressure, within agreed targets and timescales and deliver quality outcomes.
  • Ability to promote positively and present Internal Audit to new and existing customers.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships at all levels both within and external to LBR.
  • To be highly numerate and punctual.
  • Ability to maintain customer satisfaction.
  • Ability to give clear advice, at an operational and strategic level, to members and senior officers and other relevant external parties / organizations e.g. external audit.
  • Able to use and implement accounting software
  • Proficient in utilizing of MS Office Software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), E-mail, Internet and capable of typing both English and Myanmar as well as proficiency in the use of computer data-mining and spreadsheet programs
  • Thorough understanding of the principles and application of good corporate governance, business and operational risk and control processes and procedures
  • analytical thinking and attention to detail
  • the ability to use your own initiative
  • Familiar with government taxation laws and regulations, 
  • the ability to think objectively and demonstrate sound judgement
  • strong ethical standards and high levels of integrity
  • resilience under pressure

 Knowledges

  • Comprehensive knowledge of local government auditing /accounting practice and procedures including all legislation and regulations relevant to the work of Internal Audit.
  • Ability to quickly acquire and maintain knowledge of the systems and procedures and current issues.
  • Sound knowledge and successful practical operation of interview techniques, fraud investigations, etc.
  • Excellent understanding of the control weaknesses facing an organization.
  • Ability to provide relevant management information on the performance of Internal Audit e.g. performance indicators and trends
  • Proven track record of successfully delivering within an audit environment along with a deep understanding of the audit environment, including practical experience of auditing in an IT environment.
  • Proven success at operating at senior management level, including the management of experienced and professionally qualified staff. 
  • Evidence of post qualification experience and continued professional development.
  • To maintain a commitment to achieving and maintaining professional working standards.
  • Knowledge of, and commitment to, the company's policies, objectives and aims.

 Personal Attributes

  • Self-motivation, determination and confidence in your abilities
  • Ability to divide your time between work and study
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Numeracy and a strong aptitude for mathematics
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • A keen interest in the financial system
  • Ability to work to deadlines, under pressure
  • Ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team
  • Strong IT skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including good presentation and report writing skills

 Other Information

  • Salary: USD (1000) (Equivalent Kyats) or DEPENDENT ON APPLICANT'S QUALIFICATIONS
  • Job Type: Full Time,
  • Contract Type: 2 years
  • Benefits: Variable Bonuses ( Performance, Allowances and etc.)
  • Location: Central Tower (Kyauktada Township, Yangon)
  • Working hours: 9am to 5.30pm, Monday through Saturday except for Saturday which is 9am to 3.30pm

How to Apply?

Interested persons should submit CV with application letter with original hand writing, passport size color (2) photo (within three months taken), copies of NRC Card, Labour registration card, Graduation certificate. Clearance certificate from respective ward & police Station, working experience and other relevant certificate together with supporting documents, expected salary, contact phone number to No.(79/81), Room #705~706 & 904, Central Tower, Corner of Anawrahta Road & 39th Street, Kyauktada Township, Yangon by personally (or) please email a copy of your detailed resume in MS Words format to recruitment@winthein-sons.com Please do specify application post (or) use apply form.