We’re transforming Africa through innovative scientific training, technical advances and breakthrough discoveries!
Established in 2003 in Cape Town, South Africa, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is a Pan-African network of centres of excellence offering postgraduate training, research, and public engagement for the advancement of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in Africa. Building on the success of its first Centre in South Africa, AIMS launched the Next Einstein Initiative (NEI) in 2008 to scale up and roll out the AIMS model across the continent. Five additional centres were established in Senegal (2011), Ghana (2012), Cameroon (2013), Tanzania (2014), and Rwanda (2016). Its global secretariat is situated in Kigali, Rwanda and it has global offices in United Kingdom, Germany and Canada.
AIMS vision is to lead the transformation of Africa through innovative scientific training, technical advances and breakthrough discoveries which benefit the whole of society and its mission is to enable Africa’s brightest students to flourish as independent thinkers, problem solvers and innovators capable of propelling Africa’s future scientific, educational and economic self-sufficiency.
Collectively, AIMS centres provide an intensive and broad education to over 275 African students each year and prepares them for leadership careers in academia, government and industry. The AIMS educational program relies on top international lecturers who teach in a 24-hour learning environment.
If you bring a collaborative spirit with a passion to effect change, consider this opportunity as the…
Based from the AIMS-NEI Secretariat, and reporting to the Audit & Finance Committee of the International Governing Board, the Internal Auditor will add value and improve our operation by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to the effectiveness of finance management, control, and governance processes.
As a dynamic and multi-talented auditing professional, you will perform and control the full audit cycle including risk management and control management over operational effectiveness, financial reliability and compliance with all applicable policies, practices and legal regulations. You will also determine internal audit scope and develop annual plans to meet network wide requirements. You have demonstrated ability to obtain, analyze and evaluate accounting documentation, historical reports, data, flowcharts, and the like, to inform the documentation of processes, along with the preparation and presentation of reports. You are at ease to act as an objective source of independent advice to ensure validity, legality and achievement of goals and objectives.
As an experienced leader, you will identify loopholes and recommend risk aversion measures and cost savings, maintain open communication with the management team and Audit & Finance Committee to conduct follow up audits to monitor management interventions. You are known for your ability to foster engagement for continuous learning of sector rules, regulations, best practices, tools, techniques and performance standards, all to ensure compliance with internal regulations and established control protocols. From time to time, you will be called on to conduct ad hoc investigations into identified or reported risks, oversee risk-based audits covering operational and financial processes and ensure complete, accurate and timely audit information is reported to Management and/or Risk Committees for relevant action.
You are no stranger to the realities of a decentralized service delivery model and have the ability to establish and implement a variety of operational and administrative protocols, practices and systems to support and manage all aspects associated with a seamless audit function.
This is a full-time, open opportunity based at the Secretariat in Kigali, Rwanda.**
Do you have what we need?
· Degree in Internal Auditing, Financial Accounting or Financial Management
· Minimum 10 years, proven working experience as Internal Auditor or Senior Auditor
· Ability to manipulate large amounts of data and to compile detailed reports
· Proven knowledge of auditing standards and procedures, laws, rules and regulations
· High attention to detail and excellent analytical skills
· Accreditation with the Institute of Internal Auditors
· Analytical thinker with strong conceptual and problem-solving skills
· Meticulous attention to detail with the ability to multi-task
· Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
· Ability to work independently and as part of a team
· Fluency in English is essential
· Articulate communication skills, both verbal and written
· Flexible to adapt to an evolving environment
Advanced computer proficiency using MS Office, accounting software and databases; knowledge and experience with AccPac, highly desirable
How to apply
Are you ready to be a part of the transformation?
Submit your letter of motivation, including salary expectations together with a detailed CV in English to: firstname.lastname@example.org (i.e. quote “Internal Auditor ” in the subject line). Applications will be accepted until July 15, 2020. **
Should no feedback be received from AIMS-NEI within four weeks of your submission, kindly accept that your application will not be further pursued. AIMS-NEI reserves the right not to make an appointment at its sole discretion.
AIMS-NEI is an equal opportunity employer.