Compliance Officer (Audit / Risk / ACCA / NGO) – Durban, South Africa

Location: Durban, MD, South Africa
Date Posted: 13-09-2018
Reference Number: RSB
Job Description:
An international, Non – profit organization is currently seeking a Compliance Officer to join their team in the Durban office. This role will report to the Project Director & the CFO and will be responsible for providing a full range of Financial, Compliance & Operational audits. They will develop a fiscal year work plan and will identify risks that hinder the achievement the organizations objectives.
  • Conduct regular audits and risk assessments to ensure effectiveness and efficiency of operations, compliance with policies, procedures, statutory laws and the industry best practices; and provide recommendations and advice on improvements to the organizations systems and procedures
  • Work with the Project Director, Chief Financial Officer to ensure that internal control processes and systems are adequate to minimize risks.
  • Through technical assistance and spot-checking, verifies that country programs comply with donor rules and regulations, applicable organizational policies and pertinent U.S. and host country laws. 
  • Performs and documents monitoring visits to sub recipients; and works with senior management and sub grantees to implement improvements, if required.
  • Determine the organizations strategic risks in South Africa and make recommendations on how these should be managed
  • Serves as a member on one or more of the organizations Internal Compliance Reviews teams, as needed
  • Minimizes fraud through active monitoring and close review on country offices practices and procedures and participate in development of new internal control initiatives. 
  • Update and report on the status of the implementation of internal compliance recommendations on a regular basis
  • Develop an annual internal audit plan for the South Africa office with CFO and Project Director, and prioritize plan based on risks identified.
  • Lead/conduct special investigations and analytical projects
  • Develop and maintain the organizations program for monitoring and oversight of sub-recipients, if required
  • Develop a list of best practices for implementing and improving internal controls and orient and train staff on best practices
  • Immediately reports gross misconduct or suspected fraudulent activities to the organizations HR and Operations Manager and Finance Manager Director.
  • Any other special projects as assigned by the Project Director.
Requirements: Qualification and Skill
  • A Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting or Finance. Master’s Degree preferred
  • Qualified accountant with ICPAK, ACCA or equivalent. CIA and/or CISA qualification will be an added advantage
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience as auditor in an audit firm and experience in auditing NGOs
  • Good understanding of internal audit including international trends and best practices
  • Demonstrate proficiency in IT particularly computer assisted audit techniques.
  • International work experience preferred.
  • Willingness to travel internationally and throughout the country.
  • Computer literacy, particularly in the use of MS word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English and another South African language.
  • South African locals preferred.
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Robin Botha
Recruitment Consultant
CA Global Finance
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