Auditor at Office of Internal Oversight Services, USA is located in the Professional Practices Section (PPS), Internal Audit Division, Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) in New York. The auditor reports directly to the Section Chief or to auditors in charge (team leaders). Assignments are undertaken in the areas of finance, management, administration and operations.
Within delegated authority, the Auditor will be responsible for the following duties:
- Leads audits of smaller, less complex operations and supervises audit assistants on these assignments.
- Prepares/participates in preparations for risk-based audit plans/programmes in accordance with OIOS standards.
- Documents, evaluates and tests systems and controls to determine their adequacy and effectiveness to ensure (i) compliance with policies and procedures, (ii) accomplishment of management’s objectives, (iii) reliability and integrity of information, (iv) economic use of resources, and (v) safeguarding of assets.
- Prepares working papers for review by the auditor in charge or the Chief Auditor.
- Reviews working papers prepared by assisting auditors for subsequent review by the auditor in charge or the Chief Auditor.
- Develops and discusses findings; comes to agreement on recommendations and timelines for corrective actions with responsible officers of operations audited and monitors the implementation status of agreed recommendations.
- Drafts audit reports for the entire assignment or portion of the assignment.
- Takes initiative in identifying appropriate audit tools, best practices, and identifies/performs tasks aimed at ensuring that the audit/assignments are conducted in accordance with OIOS standards;
- Participates in the development, implementation, and evaluation of assigned programmes and projects;
- Monitors and analyzes programme/project development and implementation; and
- Performs other tasks as may be assigned.
- Professionalism: Exercises due professional care by considering the: extent of work needed to achieve the audit plan; relative complexity, materiality, or significance of matters to which assurance procedures are applied; adequacy and effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes, probability of significant errors, irregularities, or non-compliance; and cost of assurance in relation to potential benefits. Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions and present conclusions and recommendations. Demonstrates professional competence and has knowledge of auditing standards and practices, risk assessment, and applicable financial rules and procedures. Is alert to significant risks that might affect objectives, operations, or resources. Has knowledge of specialized IT audit applications, such as IDEA, ACL, and TeamMate. Shows pride in work and in achievements; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
- Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
- Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
- Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, finance, accounting or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or equivalent is desirable.
- A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience in audit, finance, accounting, administration, statistics, computer science or related area. Audit experience is required. Audit experience in the public sector is desirable.
- English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
- Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise, which may be followed by a competency-based interview.