Director, Audit and Compliance

  • Anywhere
Organization: Medical Teams International
Closing date: 5 Dec 2021

This position contributes to the mission of the organization by: Leading the organizations risk, compliance, and internal audit programs reporting to the Board of Directors and checking and ensuring that management, employees and volunteers are in compliance with the standards, rules and regulations of institutional funders and relevant regulatory agencies while also monitoring that company policies and procedures are being followed.

Medical Teams International Calling:

Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Audit & Risk:

  • Perform organization-wide risk assessments to identify significant risks or exposure related to internal controls or compliance with Medical Teams policies and procedures, laws and regulations, sponsored contract and USG regulatory requirements, efficiency of operations, and accuracy of programmatic and financial reporting. Provide feedback and recommendations on business risks and improving operational efficiencies and processes where appropriate.
  • Design, direct and ensure completion of global internal audits.
  • Track audit findings from all sources and monitor the status of corrective actions to be implemented in a reportable dashboard.
  • Issue regular actionable reports on compliance activities that include the state of internal controls, adherence to policies and procedures and organizational compliance with all applicable local, state, federal, and host country laws and regulations
  • Develop the annual audit plan based on the results of the annual risk assessment process, that includes compliance workplans to set out the priorities of the internal audit function, consistent with the organizations objectives.
  • Advise and participate in investigations into fraud, regulatory, and compliance issues.
  • Oversee forensic investigations and report outcomes to the Executive Committee of the board and to the external audit firm.
  • Identify potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk; assist in developing corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues.

Compliance:

  • Track global regulatory reporting requirements; provide oversight and advice on regulatory compliance (e.g. FAR, OMB A-122, A-133, FCPA, False Claims Act, Cost Accounting Standards) to ensure requirements are met.
  • Develop assessment procedures to evaluate compliance with donor funding regulations and third party guidelines.
  • Develop procedures to evaluate field office compliance with HQ policies and procedures.
  • Institute and maintain an effective compliance communication program for the organization, including promoting (a) use of the Compliance Hotline, (b) heightened awareness of Codes of Conduct, and (c) understanding of new and existing compliance issues and related policies and procedures.
  • Collaborate with other departments to direct compliance issues to appropriate existing channels for investigation and resolution.
  • Provide guidance to the board of directors, senior management, staff, and employees on compliance
  • Develops Annual report to the Board or Finance Committee regarding the status of the audit and compliance program, including:
  • Summary of activity over the past year
  • Schedules and outlines of compliance training and educational activities
  • Schedules and outcomes for internal and external audits
  • A list of current noncompliance issues or concerns

Strategy, Communication & Administration:

  • Maintain current knowledge of laws and regulations, keeping abreast of recent changes
  • Assess internal capacity and determine what components of the risk assessment, compliance and internal audit would be better outsourced to a CPA firm specializing in Outsourced Internal Audit services.
  • Ensure that internal audit resources are appropriate, sufficient and effectively deployed to achieve the internal audit plan approved by the Audit Committee or the Board.
  • Provide the Senior Leadership Team with analysis and recommendations for improvement of internal and external financial and control systems and reports
  • Ensure the timely completion and reporting to management of internal auditing engagements.
  • Present Risk Assessment Framework (HEAT Map) and annual Audit Plan to the appropriate board committees.
  • Communicate plan of engagements and resource requirements for the internal audit function, including significant interim changes to the audit committee. This communication shall include the impact of resource limitations.
  • Ensure proper reporting of violations or potential violations to the Executive Team and/or Board of Directors as appropriate or required.
  • In cooperation with others, develop, coordinate, and participate in educational and training programs that focus on the elements of the compliance program.
  • Develop policies and programs that encourage managers and employees to report suspected fraud and other improprieties without fear of retaliation.
  • Provide an annual holistic opinion on the effectiveness and adequacy of risk management, control, and governance processes.

Strategic Plan Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with your department, work towards the implementation of MTIs current strategic plan and the accomplishment of the related strategic goals.

Other Duties:

  • When appropriate, incorporate the use of volunteers in daily job functions.
  • Ensure accountability is integrated into country strategies, program design, monitoring and evaluations, recruitment, staff onboarding, trainings and performance management, partnership agreements, and highlighted in reporting.**
  • Participate in the Policy Committee, regularly reviewing organizational policies and procedures, with recommendations for appropriate revisions and modifications
  • Advise and participate in investigations into regulatory and compliance issues.**
  • Ensure the Safeguarding of program participants and employees through promoting an environment of awareness and upholding the code of conduct provisions of Medical Teams Protection from Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Child & Vulnerable Adult protection, and harassment-free workplace policies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION, LICENSES, & CERTIFICATIONS

Education:

  • BA or BS in Business Administration or related field.
  • Minimum five years of experience in auditing, regulatory compliance, internal control, or fraud prevention.
  • Knowledge of a broad range of applicable federal and state laws and regulations, including EEO, OSHA, OMB
  • Ability to manage a diverse and demanding workload.

Licensure:

  • CPA, CIA or equivalent required.
  • Valid passport

Experience:

Required:

  • Five years of progressively responsible finance, accounting, or compliance work, preferably in the not-for-profit sector.
  • Experience with US Government funding requirements and A-133 audits

Preferred:

  • International humanitarian or development experience

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Extensive knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, especially as they pertain to not-for-profit accounting for federal grants and private contributions.
  • Thorough knowledge of audit requirements under OMB A-133 and OMB A-122 cost principles.
  • Commitment to Medical Teams International mission statement.
  • Proficient in Microsoft word processing and spreadsheet software, and module-based financial management software programs. Demonstrated planning and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and analyze complex financial reports.
  • Willing and able to travel overseas several times a year for up to three weeks at a time.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously; flexible.
  • Ability to operate well in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Ability to work flexible schedule and weekends as needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Must have the ability to consistently communicate professionally and effectively with all constituents.
  • Ability to give clear advice, at an operational and strategic level, to senior management, Board level members, and other relevant external parties / organizations e.g. external audit.
  • Moderately skilled with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Outlook email and calendaring, PowerPoint, as well as Internet and Intranet.
  • Moderately skilled with Microsoft GP, Dynamics CRM or similar Enterprise Resource Planning software, and Microsoft Excel.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS & WORKING CONDITIONS

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Frequent use of a personal computer, database and digital platforms, and other office productivity machinery, such as a copy machine and computer printer.
  • Frequently uses hands, fingers, and arms to reach, handle, touch or feel equipment, medical instruments, materials, computer.
  • Frequent communication and exchange of information among colleagues and persons of concern which requires the ability to speak, hear, convey and express oneself.
  • Frequent close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Occasionally ascends/descends stairs, steps, or ladder
  • Occasionally move about inside an office to access file cabinets, office machinery, meet with colleagues, etc.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Seldom to occasionally positions self to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • If in travel status, occasional to frequent traversing over rough or steep terrain in either a motor vehicle or on foot.

Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.
  • The employee may be required to travel to remote areas of the world where there are potential health hazards and risks, limited hygiene facilities, extreme weather, and very basic living conditions.

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