Pact is an international nonprofit that works in nearly 40 countries building solutions for human development that are evidence-based, data-driven and owned by the communities we serve. Founded in 1971, Pact works with partners to build resilience, improve accountability, and strengthen knowledge and skills for sustainable social impact.
Office of General Counsel (GC) - The Office of General Counsel and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer is responsible for all aspects of Pact’s legal affairs, ensuring the appropriate protection of Pact’s legal rights and mitigation of its legal risks. The department conducts all internal investigations and oversees Pact’s compliance with all laws, regulation, and donor policy through a global compliance program.
The Internal Audit Officer will report to the office of Internal Audit. Internal Audit is one of the groups found within the Legal Department. The Officer will work with a small group of internal auditors executing internal audits within established organization process controls. The Officer will develop formal written reports to communicate audit results to management and regulatory agencies, if applicable, and makes recommendations as appropriate. The Officer may facilitate work of external auditors during on-site visits.
- Performs financial, grant management, operational, and compliance audits in accordance with the organization’s internal audit
- Performs audit planning tasks including pre-audit information gathering and data analysis to develop risk-based audit scope and performs interviews and testing procedures and documents results per prescribed audit program and maintains audit data in the database.
- Ensures internal control activities are in compliance with guidance provided by the Country Office and Headquarters.
- Reviews and tests procedures and systems of internal controls at Pact and sub recipient organizations to ensure they are functioning as planned and in accordance with sound managerial principles.
- Prepare written reports of internal audit findings by including specific recommendations for corrective action, where appropriate to relevant management based on the results of regularly scheduled audits, non-scheduled audits, and at any time when issues need to be addressed by management.
- Facilitates and monitors the implementation of corrective action plans to aid country offices or departments in improving compliance with procedures and processes.
- Provides guidance to internal stakeholders regarding best internal control practices that minimize risk to the organization; works cooperatively with staff at DC and in the Country Office to explain and improve processes and enhance internal controls and compliance.
- Maintains and monitors Pact’s internal audit database.
- Documents processes for improving internal controls, operating efficiency, and the adequacy of records and Provides recommendations to management.
- Conducts follow-up reviews of financial, grant management, operational, or regulatory compliance deficiencies noted during
- Conducts internal investigations of irregularities, as assigned.
- Review allegations of misconduct and other violations of policy, donor rules or law and devise an investigation plan to be reviewed by the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer.
- Conduct confidential investigations of Pact staff and third parties related to Pact activities, including, but not limited to, (1) arranging, conducting and recoding witness interviews, (2) reviewing evidence and documentation, (3) conducting analysis of financial systems, internal controls, and relevant regulatory and donor rules.
- Drafts timely investigation reports with corroborating evidence.
- Makes recommendations on corrective actions and assists with relevant follow-up.
- Reports lessons learned for incorporation in training and awareness programs.
- Applies detailed knowledge of applicable statutes, regulations, donor requirements, organization policies and practices.
- Organizes reports to comply with applicable guidelines and provides documentation to support
- Detailed information technology systems knowledge is used to enhance project reporting and
- Clearly and concisely communicates (oral and written) audit findings and recommendations to the stakeholders.
- Other tasks as assigned
Master's degree with five (5) years work experience or bachelor's degree with at least seven (7+) years work experience, with a degree focused on Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration.
Fully experienced in conducting internal audits, including strong interviewing skills.
Fully experienced in using general principles and processes involved in conducting an internal audit.
Experienced in government accounting practices, Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200), and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) systems.
Strong experience in fraud detection and anti-fraud training.
Experience in investigating fraud in USG contract activities.
Able to apply advanced analytical skills in MS Excel and other applications to identify potential issues and trends.
Experienced with automated financial reporting and Enterprise Resource Planning systems and applications (Dynamics 365 Business Central, salesforce, Igloo, Adaptive Insight etc.)
Strong familiarity with USG regulatory agencies and reporting requirements.
Proficiency in spreadsheet software required.
Must have excellent analytical and organizational skills, with attention to detail.
Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English.
Ability to travel 35%
- Advance Degree or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/ or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), preferred.
- Experience working in a non-governmental organization (NGO) preferred.
- Experience working with a global, international organization preferred.
- Preferably can speak, read, and write Spanish or French.