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Audit Specialist (OIA)

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  • United States
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Website International Monetary Fund

International Monetary Fund hiring : Audit Specialist (OIA)

Job Description

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 189 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.The Office of Internal Audit (OIA) is an independent assurance and advisory function designed to protect and strengthen the Fund. The mission of OIA is to:

  • bring a systematic and disciplined approach to assess and improve the effectiveness of the Fund’s governance, risk management processes, and internal controls; and;
  • act as a consultant and catalyst for the improvement of the Fund’s business processes by advising on best practice and the development of cost-effective control solutions.

OIA may also conduct or assist in conducting internal investigations as requested by the Managing Director.


Role and Responsibilities

The Audit Specialist will be expected to actively support, and when assigned as auditor-in-charge, lead the planning and execution of risk-based audits and advisory engagements covering Information Technology and Business Process subject areas. He/she will be responsible for helping produce high impact, strategically relevant audit/advisory reports and will be required to brief OIA Management and client counterparts clearly and succinctly on the results. Staff in this role are also expected to bring their technical audit and thought-leadership capabilities to bear on OIA-wide activities such as the annual risk assessment and work plan formulation, refresh of the audit plan, and other important special projects and initiatives.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Supporting the delivery of complex audits and/or advisory projects covering Information Technology and Business Process domains, and leading such assignments when assigned as auditor-in-charge;
  • Bringing to bear a deep understanding of risk-based audit techniques to increase the quality and impact of audit results;
  • Demonstrating good project management skills in their work assignments, and proposing solutions to increase team productivity;
  • Completing engagements/assigned areas within the time and cost budgets allocated, while delivering high quality and value-added results at the same time;
  • Effectively evaluating audit/advisory results, weighing the relevance, accuracy, and perspective of conclusions against the accumulated audit evidence;
  • Communicating audit results effectively to the client by positioning the issues in the appropriate context;
  • Maintaining good working relationships with client counterparts and staying abreast of key developments in client departments. This includes keeping track of, and reporting on, the status of action plans to address past issues noted in OIA audits;
  • Collaborating effectively with the Auditor-in-charge and other team members, and effectively leveraging external consultants/co-source providers to derive optimal value;
  • Leading and/or actively contributing to department-wide initiatives e.g. OIA’s annual risk assessment and work program formulation exercise; and
  • Proactively participating in the dissemination of knowledge and sharing of best practices within OIA, with clients, and at professional fora outside the IMF.


Job requirements

Educational development, typically acquired by the completion of an advanced university degree in business, accounting, economics, finance, information technology, law, communications, organizational development, or a related field, or a professional certification either as an Accountant (CPA or international equivalent) or as an Auditor (CIA or CISA), supplemented by a minimum of four years of relevant work experience, or equivalent, is required.

  • Professional experience – audit or equivalent experience in assessing Information Technology and Business Process risks and controls is preferred;
  • A sound understanding of IT risk domains and a track record of bringing to bear such knowledge in the execution of risk-based audits. This includes an understanding of Information Security controls, Systems Development Lifecycle controls, and IT General Computer controls; Prior experience with data analytics and data visualization is a plus.
  • A strong drive for results demonstrated through the timely and effective completion of assigned tasks and engagements;
  • Ability to multi-task efficiently, and execute assignments effectively under time constraints;
  • Diplomatic and partnership skills; and an ability to build/maintain strong collaborative relationships;
  • Sound independent judgment demonstrated through clear and concise documentation of audit results; and
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including gender, nationality, culture and educational background.

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