Internal Audit Manager, Laos 8 views

Internal Audit Manager

Country : Laos

Type : Full Time

Program (Division) : Finance – Internal Audit


The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit:

Department Overview

The Internal Audit (IA) function at CHAI strives to be a valued partner and advisor to CHAI’s Global Operations teams and Country Management. The department is guided by a philosophy of objective assurance and value-added commitment to supporting and improving operations at CHAI. This is achieved by a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluate the effectiveness of the organization’s risk management, internal controls, and overall policies and procedures.

Position Overview

The Internal Audit Manager has a key role in the audit department. Reporting directly to the head of the department, s/he will work closely with the Director of Internal Audit to ensure that the annual audit plan is executed efficiently and effectively. They will work with the audit team to improve the visibility of organizational risks to help Management make decision.

The Internal Audit Manager will work remotely from their manager and must be able to function independently, be capable of balancing multiple priorities, and have a strong commitment to work product excellence.

CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic. We are seeking a highly-motivated, entrepreneurial individual with outstanding analytical skills, problem-solving ability, and excellent report writing and presentation skills, and influencing communication skills.

This position is based in Laos but may be based in another CHAI program country in Southeast Asia pending country leadership approval. The role requires international travel, estimated up to 50%.

Please include a cover letter with your application.


  • Maintain an up to date understanding of CHAI’s global operations, risks, and compliance requirements, and International auditing standards
  • Assess adequacy of governance, risk management processes, internal controls, compliance with regulation and policies
  • Influence positive, value add and best practice changes
  • Conduct Risk Assessments
  • Develop internal audit universe, scopes, and programs; and execute internal audit engagement of CHAI country offices, global programs, and operational units
  • Write clear and concise internal audit reports reflecting the results of the work performed
  • Provide value added recommendations that are applicable to specific business processes, country offices and programs
  • Review and validate implementation of management corrective actions
  • Coordinate internal audit activities with external auditors
  • Raise awareness of the internal audit function and improve communication and collaboration with management and governance
  • Work with management to identify risks and improve visibility of high risks for leadership
  • Conduct trainings on internal controls, compliance, risk management and governance
  • Promote awareness of fraud risks and red flags, and promote controls to deter and mitigate fraud risks
  • Assist with periodic reporting to the Audit Committee
  • Lead audit engagements and review the work performed by other Internal Audit personnel, including resources from the co-sourcing firms
  • Develop processes and analytical tools to improve efficiency of the Internal Audit activity
  • Develop risk registers and control matrices
  • Develop, organize and maintain clear and well organized work papers
  • Conduct fact finding reviews and timely investigate allegations of misappropriations
  • Assist with other responsibilities and projects assigned by the Director, Internal Audit
  • Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting/Operations/Project Management; MBA preferred
  • A holder of one of CIA, CPA, CFE
  • At least 7 years of experience in Internal Audit/Compliance/Investigation related roles.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Audit experience with International Non-Governmental Organizations a plus
  • Knowledge of risks, internal controls, and experience in applying them to plan, perform, manage and report on the evaluation of various business processes/areas/functions.
  • Knowledge and ability to apply international internal auditing standards, COSO framework and risk assessment standards and practices.
  • Knowledge of technical aspects of accounting and financial reporting
  • Ability to work independently, with limited directions and guidance, and provide appropriate support to other internal audit project team members.
  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills.
  • Ability to exhibit leadership skills needed to promote ideas and obtain management buy-in for constructive change.
  • Experience performing multiple projects and ability to work with diverse teams.
  • Ability to train small and large audience of diverse background and level of understanding.
  • High sense of ethic, integrity, and ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Ability and willingness to travel (50% international travel)
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