- Created: Monday, 19 November 2018 06:28
GOVERNMENT OF JAMAICA
FIREARM LICENSING AUTHORITY
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the post of SENIOR AUDIT OFFICER (FMG/AS4) for the Kingston Office:
- To ensure that internal policies and procedures are adhered to and internal controls are adequate to maintain integrity of the Authority's operations.
- Audit reports produced.
- Internal Audit Charter developed.
- Internal audit manual developed.
- Audit programmes developed.
Key Responsibilities Areas
- Participates in the formulation of strategic and corporate plans for the Authority.
- Ensures that objectives of the unit are clearly defined and communicated to its staff.
- Keeps abreast of trends and developments in Internal Audit management and recommends their adoption/application where appropriate to increase the effectiveness and productivity of the Unit.
- Monitors and evaluates the Authority’s corporate planning, budgeting and risk management processes in respect of compliance with relevant Acts and guidelines.
- Represents the Authority at meetings/conferences and other functions as directed.
- Provides advice to the CEO on internal audit issues as requested.
- Designs and deliver training programmes to members of the Unit.
- Develop the corporate, operational plans and budget for the Internal Audit Unit.
- Establishes and implements operational audit programmes to review the extent to which the Authority has with regards to economy, efficiency and effectiveness.
- Develop and maintain the Internal Audit Charter
- Perform audit on Regional Offices and headquarter
- Conduct risk assessment to determine audit areas.
- Prepare audit plan based on risk assessment conducted.
- Prepares and submits audit reports stating deficiencies, implementations, and make recommendations and submit it to Chief Executive Officer.
- Meet with the Chief Executive Officer and department heads to discuss audit findings.
- Follow-up department heads responses to audit reports to ensure deficiencies are corrected, improved procedures are implemented and internal controls are being adhered.
- Authorizes the publication of reports and results of audit examinations, including recommendations for improvement; and discuss same with heads of department.
- Liaise with external auditors where appropriate in the preparation of an audit plan.
- Attend operational meetings where the audit department has a key role in the development and verification of systems.
- Ensure the security of audit files.
- Revise Authority's audit policies and procedures in accordance with auditing standards.
- Perform special requested audits and verification based on Circulars instruction.
- Ensure compliance with the internal auditing standards.
- Supervise and review the work of the Audit team to meet agreed performance targets and criteria.
- Provide guidance to the staff in the unit through coaching, mentoring and training.
- Undertakes personnel related duties including selection, training and discipline in respect of staff supervised in accordance with Authority’s HR policies and procedures.
- Conduct interview for the recruitment of staff
- Approve staff leave and manage the performance appraisal process of the unit.
- Delegate and perform other related function as assigned from time to time by Chief Executive Officer.
Authority (decision the post holder has the power to make or recommend)
- Recommend improvement to auditing procedures, techniques and related operational systems
- Recommend areas to be included in the annual audit plan
- Key deliverables are produced within the agreed timeframes to required standards.
- Risk assessment is conducted in accordance with the auditing standards and authority policies.
- A collaborative approach is adopted with Manager in resolving issues of internal controls.
- Audit recommendations lead to business improvements.
Confidentiality and integrity are exercised.
- Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment.
- Occasional exposure to heavy dust from examination of old files and range activities.
- Excellent knowledge of accounting and auditing principles and practices
- Good interpersonal skills
- Good communication skills (both oral and written)
- Good time management and organizing skills
- Knowledge of the Authority’s policies and procedures
Minimum Required Education and Experience
- Professional Accounting Designation (ACCA Level II or III) or CPA or CIA.
- Bachelor’s degree in Management Studies/Business Administration/Accounting or equivalent.
- At least three (3) years related auditing experience.
- Ability to pass a background security check and willingness to declare assets.
- Training in Supervisory Management
- Professional audit training would be an asset
ALL APPLICANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO PASS A BACKGROUND SECURITY CHECK.
Applicants who meet the above stated criteria are asked to submit applications to:
The Manager, Human Resource Management & Development
Firearm Licensing Authority
91A Old Hope Road, Kingston 6
The Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) – Promoting Firearm Safety and Responsibility.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY SHORT-LISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED