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Corporate Audit Manager at FINCA

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  • Malawi
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Corporate Audit Manager

Posted: 28 Oct 2022
Category: Audit

Job Description


FINCA Impact Finance (FIF) believes in the power ofInclusive Finance.

FINCA Impact Finance is a global leader of responsible financial services. We are comprised of 17 full-service banks and microfinance institutions and a holding/shared service company and we serve more than 2.8 million customers with an array fintech and traditional products and services. We are a double bottom line company that delivers positive social impact and financial sustainability.

We are 9,000 dedicated colleagues who are passionate that financial services can have a positive impact. Most of us living in the communities we serve, and all of us guided by our values of warmth, trust, and responsible banking.

We welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and considers people at all career stages. We seek individuals with whom we can build strong and lasting relationships – people who care about, and have respect for, customers. We look for colleagues who approach their work with joy, innovation, energy, and a sense of service beyond self.

Thank you for applying.

Role Purpose

The Corporate Audit Manager (CAM) performs professional internal auditing work, which involves managing, or conducting performance, operational, financial, IT and compliance audit assignments in the subsidiary, and the Region; in coordination with the Divisional Audit Director and other CAMs, he/she ensures that the subsidiary audit plan is executed; he/she provides consulting services to the subsidiary management and staff. S/he provides input to development of the annual internal audit plan, all with emphasis on a risk-based approach designed to assist management in the attainment of their objectives. S/he provides supervision to internal auditing staff. S/he maintains all organizational and professional ethical standards and ensures internal audit activities are carried out in compliance with The IIA’s International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards).


Oversee the execution of the internal Audit plan for FINCA Limited (Malawi) and ensure that planned audits are completed on time. Anticipate planning issues and is proactive in resolving planning conflicts, delays or ad hoc requests in coordination with the Divisional Audit Director;
Participate in audit assignments under the supervision of another CAM or Divisional Audit Director in cases of cross-country engagements;
Is responsible for the overall and on-going communication with the Audit Committee and the management board of FM;
Communicates the results of audit and consulting projects, analysis, trends and any relevant information via written reports and/or oral presentations on a timely basis, according to planned reporting schedule or as required/necessary to the subsidiary management and audit committee;
Develop ad hoc and creative communication with the FM management in order to support management in the realization of their objective and to help the internal audit department as a whole in maintaining permanent knowledge of local issues, topics and relevant information;
Develops and maintains productive team-oriented client, staff, and management relationships through individual contacts and group meetings. Help maintain an image of the internal audit activity which is one of positively contributing to the FINCA mission and goals;
Participate to on-going networking with the other internal auditors in the regions and across the network;
Manages internal audit staff and the planning, organizing, directing, and monitoring of internal audit operations, including hiring, training, evaluating staff, determining compensation and taking effective actions to address performance matters;
Assist in the identification and evaluation of the organization’s audit risk areas and provides input to the development of a risk-based annual internal audit plan;
To review the implementation of customer service requirements as specified in the goals and key deliverables of FM Management team during the audit process and communicate any gaps in the Audit report as an audit exception to Board and Management for further Action;
Participate in projects for the internal audit group regionally or globally as assigned by the Regional Corporate Audit Manager or the Global Chief Auditor. S/he may be assigned functional leading responsibility for the entire internal audit group regional or globally;
Represents internal auditing on organizational project teams, at management and board meetings, and with external organizations.
Job Requirements


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university;
CIA and/or CFE. If not CIA or CFE, the candidate must be willing to become certified within 1 year;
CISA or CRMA will be an added advantage;
A second certification/degree in a specialty field (e.g., IT, IT auditing, fraud or fraud auditing, Accounting, Microfinance or Banking). This may substitute for one year of required experience.


8 years of professional experience and 5 years of full-time experience in internal auditing, operations, accounting, business analysis, or program evaluation, including 2 years supervisory or project management experience;
Experience in Microfinance operations, or Banking or auditing in a supervising capacity.

Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge of control and risk self-assessment facilitation techniques;
Knowledge of the environment regulations, and laws;
Familiarity with the common indicators of fraud;
Knowledge of and skill in applying internal auditing principles and practices, and management principles and preferred business practices;
Some Knowledge of contemporary risk management and control techniques and working knowledge of contemporary control frameworks;
Some Knowledge of management information systems terminology, concepts, and practices, including but not limited to applicable reporting, disclosure, financial reporting and accounting principles and practices;
Skill in collecting and analyzing data, evaluating information and systems, and drawing logical conclusions;
Good skill in planning and project management, and in maintaining composure under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines;
Good skill in negotiating issues and resolving problems;
Computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheet, systems documentation, and ideally other business software to prepare work papers, reports, memos, summaries, and analyses;
Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with customers, co-workers, staff, and external contacts, and work effectively in a professional team environment.

Language Skills

Working knowledge of English and fluency in regional/local language.