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Vacancy Notice – Senior Auditor

INTERNAL VACANCY NOTICE

SENIOR AUDITOR – OFFICE OF THE AUDITOR GENERAL

The Government of Montserrat is inviting applications from suitably qualified persons for the post of Senior Auditor in the Office of the Auditor General, Montserrat.

JOB PURPOSE

The Senior Auditor will be responsible for performing specific duties assigned and assisting the Audit Manager with team management, development of work plans, identifying auditing issues, determining possible solutions and providing guidance to junior members of staff.  Work to be performed in line with the Annual Audit Operational Plans and in accordance with relevant auditing standards and guidelines.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To provide professional and technical assistance to staff members and assist the Audit Manager in planning and coordinating audit engagements.
  • To perform a full range of professional auditing assignments using considerable independent judgment while providing sufficient and appropriate evidence to substantiate all findings.

DUTIES AND TASKS

  • Assists Audit Manager in producing assignment plans; specify the assignment objectives and detailing the required audit tasks for each identified assignment in accordance with the Annual Audit Operational Plan, in harmony with audit standards, the audit approach and time budget.
  • Supervise team members during field assignments and in the absence of the Audit Manager by providing guidance, advice and training on matters relating to the audit to ensure that the quality of the audit is in compliance with the office’s standards.
  • Carries out complex audit assignments by performing various auditing techniques in a variety of government departments, agencies, statutory bodies, and undertakes segments of special assignments, studies and enquiries in order that the Auditor General may comply with responsibilities set out in the Montserrat Constitution Order 2010.
  • Identify weaknesses in junior staff performance and suggest training needs for staff development.  Officer also expected to conduct on the job training activities to satisfactorily ensure timely completion of audit assignments.
  • Perform specific audit tasks or areas of work, and undertake any programme of professional audit and accounting training.  Training refers to continuous professional development which could include that provided in-house, attendance at overseas workshops/seminars, work attachments or pursuing courses with professional bodies via the internet.
  • Organize work and outputs to achieve timely completion of each audit assignment and the Annual Audit Operational Plan.
  • Communicate at the appropriate time the results of audit work, including reports to management on problems encountered in carrying out audit assignments, and recommendations for adjustments in the Audit Plan to secure achievable action.
  • Provide guidance to junior auditors by answering any work related questions posed, liaising with clients on junior auditors’ behalf and reviewing their completed working papers to ensure that audits are conducted efficiently and work submitted to the supervisor provides the relevant details of the audit findings in the prescribed format.
  • Assists in the development of staff competences by facilitating on-the-job and in-house training to ensure that the office is equipped with adequately skilled personnel.
  • To keep abreast of current developments in the accounting and auditing profession and to ensure that this knowledge is imparted to the staff through on-the-job training.
  • Perform any other audit related work as may be assigned by the Audit Manager or audit management.

PERSONNEL SPECIFICATION

The applicant must:-

  • Have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Management or any other related discipline from a recognized University.

OR

  • Completed the Diploma level of a professional accounting qualification e.g. CIPFA- Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accounts, ACCA-Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, CIMA- Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, AICPA-American Institute of Certified Public Accountants or equivalent.

OR

  • A minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in Auditing, Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration (Accounts) – two (2) years must be in a supervisory position.
  • Have good knowledge of government and commercial finance, relevant regulations, current audit procedures and be able to exercise professional judgment.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and supervisory skills.
  • Have excellent analytical skills.
  • Have excellent communication skills and be able to relate to staff at every level in the Public Service.
  • Be computer literate with good knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet programmes.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ENGAGEMENT

Appointment will be made on a permanent or contract basis for one year in the first instance.

REMUNERATION PACKAGE

Salary (taxable) is in the scale R22 – 16, that is, $49,392 – $58,896 per annum.

Transport Allowance (non-taxable) is $4,800 per annum (provided that applicant owns and uses motor vehicle for work purposes).

If employed on a contractual basis a gratuity (non-taxable) of 12.5% of basic salary will be paid on successful completion of contract.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Application forms can be obtained from the Government of Montserrat’s website at www.jobs.gov.ms (click on ‘Find a Government Job’)  or by contacting the Human Resource Management Unit, Brades, Montserrat by e-mail to jobs.hrmu@gov.ms or by telephone at (+664) 491-2365/2444 or by fax at                                          (+664) 491-6234.  Certified copies of qualifications, as well as the names and letters of two referees must be submitted with your application.

Completed application forms must be returned to the Human Resource Management Unit either by email, or by fax or by ordinary mail. These should be addressed to the Chief Human Resources Officer, Human Resource Management Unit, Government Headquarters, Brades, Montserrat. The deadline for the receipt of applications is 11 March, 2016.

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INTERNAL VACANCY NOTICE

SENIOR AUDITOR – OFFICE OF THE AUDITOR GENERAL

The Government of Montserrat is inviting applications from suitably qualified persons for the post of Senior Auditor in the Office of the Auditor General, Montserrat.

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JOB PURPOSE

The Senior Auditor will be responsible for performing specific duties assigned and assisting the Audit Manager with team management, development of work plans, identifying auditing issues, determining possible solutions and providing guidance to junior members of staff.  Work to be performed in line with the Annual Audit Operational Plans and in accordance with relevant auditing standards and guidelines.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

DUTIES AND TASKS

PERSONNEL SPECIFICATION

The applicant must:-

OR

OR

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ENGAGEMENT

Appointment will be made on a permanent or contract basis for one year in the first instance.

REMUNERATION PACKAGE

Salary (taxable) is in the scale R22 – 16, that is, $49,392 – $58,896 per annum.

Transport Allowance (non-taxable) is $4,800 per annum (provided that applicant owns and uses motor vehicle for work purposes).

If employed on a contractual basis a gratuity (non-taxable) of 12.5% of basic salary will be paid on successful completion of contract.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Application forms can be obtained from the Government of Montserrat’s website at www.jobs.gov.ms (click on ‘Find a Government Job’)  or by contacting the Human Resource Management Unit, Brades, Montserrat by e-mail to jobs.hrmu@gov.ms or by telephone at (+664) 491-2365/2444 or by fax at                                          (+664) 491-6234.  Certified copies of qualifications, as well as the names and letters of two referees must be submitted with your application.

Completed application forms must be returned to the Human Resource Management Unit either by email, or by fax or by ordinary mail. These should be addressed to the Chief Human Resources Officer, Human Resource Management Unit, Government Headquarters, Brades, Montserrat. The deadline for the receipt of applications is 11 March, 2016.