AVP, Internal Audit
Summary This role will provide hands-on leadership to a small Internal Audit group, by developing and supporting the successful execution of an auditing function that evaluates risk and ensures adequacy, efficiency, and effectiveness of financial and operating systems, controls and procedures, in furtherance of Save the Children Federation s strategic plan and objectives. This position will be under the administrative supervision of the Executive VP, Chief Operating Officer and functional supervision of the Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees . What You ll Be Doing (Essential Duties) The incumbent identifies risks that could hinder achievement of organization's objectives; assesses the adequacy of internal control systems to reduce identified risks; and recommends appropriate internal control improvements to efficiently reduce associated risks as well as improve systems and processes. He/she is accountable for achieving results in the organization s strategic and operational plan, managing the budget for their unit, and communicating the results of internal audits to appropriate stakeholders. He/she is responsible for leading and coordinating planning of the assigned work (audits, financial management reviews or special projects),maintaining the quality of the information in the audit system, monitoring SCI s progress in addressing global assurance findings, assuring standard quality of audits performed, participating in audits, and maintaining organizational and member relationships. The incumbent will exercise independent judgment and discretion on significant matters focusing efforts to achieve global impact. Lead internal audits in accordance with International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and provide assistance on external audits if necessary. Establish processes, procedures and tools for investigations into fraud/corruption and employee-related matters in coordination with Legal/Compliance and HR. As necessary and requested by senior management, lead special investigations and analytical projects. Review findings of other internal oversight and assurance functions at SCUS and SCI and track/report on progress in addressing and closing out findings. Work with SCUS Assurance Reference Group and Enterprise Risk Management function to incorporate their input into audit planning and response. Develop risk-based annual audit plan involving the board and other key stakeholders. Update and report to SMT and Board on findings and recommendation from internal audits. Facilitate and participate in training around internal audit and internal control concepts Participate in the SCA-wide Global Assurance Advisory Network to support the global audit function. Recruit, develop and retain a highly skilled and effective internal audit team. (5%) Required Qualifications Expert level of knowledge, skills, and experience in the discipline of internal audit. Broad-based background in finance, management and systems. A minimum of a Bachelor Degree, plus at least 15-20 years of professionally relevant experience is required, at least 10 years of which must be in financial management & controls, internal audit or risk management. Ability to work effectively in a highly matrixed organization, with demonstrated success in working effectively at the board level Executive presence, communication and influencing skills, with the ability to develop organizational mindsets that foster a culture of compliance, transparency and ethical practices. Significant audit work experience with either government programs, donor-driven fund accounting/compliance or Not For Profit organization requirements and best practices Willingness to travel approximately 30-40 % to audit locations mainly in the U. S, with some travel Well-honed strategic thinking skills and the ability to be flexible and adaptable in order to revise strategies as necessary. Model a balance of self-confidence and humility; who will argue persuasively for his/her view but in the face of new information, business realities, and compelling logic will be open to modification and compromise. Preferred Qualifications Business-related Master's Degree, CPA license, CIA or CFE, or equivalent professional certification is strongly desired What s In It for You Meaningful work, with a knowledge that you are changing the lives of children all around the world A family friendly work environment Highly collaborative and innovative teams Generous paid vacation days, holidays, family leave days, and sick time Healthcare plans including medical, dental, and life insurance Retirement savings account with matching company contributions Structured and formalized management development and coaching programs for mid and senior level managers Extensive e-learning opportunities on a variety of topics offered through our affiliation with several prestigious as well as language learning opportunities Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children every day and in times of crisis transforming their lives and the future we share. Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.