Chalice

About Chalice

Chalice (Canada) is a Catholic, Nova-Scotia-based organization ranked by MoneySense Magazine, 7 years running, as one of Canada's top-ranked Charities in the field of international aid and development. Our mission is to bring Christ to the poor and the poor to Christ. We bring love, life, and hope to more than 50,000 children and elderly in 15 countries. 

We are looking for a mission-driven, personable, adaptable, energetic, articulate and committed individual for the position of International Auditor. The person we are seeking should have a university degree in business administration or a community college diploma with a concentration in accounting. We are open to providing on-the-job support and training for the right candidate. This position is open to applications from recent graduates.

We are looking for someone who loves travelling, and has the mental and physical stamina required for working in remote locations, as he or she will be on overseas field visits about 3 weeks per quarter. The successful candidate will enjoy the distinct privilege of interacting with various peoples and cultures across 4 continents while doing the Lord's work of helping the poor. 

Job Title: International Auditor (IA)

Reports to: International Finance Manager (IFM)

Job Purpose:

The International Auditor (IA) provides professional support to Chalice management in directing and controlling the utilization of Chalice's funds by assisting the International Finance Manager (IFM) and Chief Finance Manger (CFM) in the development, administration, and review of budgeting, financial reporting, and internal control processes covering all overseas sponsor sites. The IA also supports the IFM and the International Managers (IMs) in reviewing and auditing financial management and internal control practices of the sites, developing and communicating best practices, monitoring compliance, and conducting structured or ad-hoc training for site staff.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Supports the IFM in developing, documenting, reviewing and updating, in consultation with the CFM and IMs, the budgeting and financial reporting processes for the sponsor sites. This responsibility includes drafting financial manuals and working with members of the International Finance Office based overseas.
  • Supports the IFM in developing and facilitating financial training for overseas partners to enable them to comply with Chalice's standards.
  • Supports the IFM in developing, reviewing, and updating Chalice's internal control and financial management best practices, and criteria to be used in assessing the sponsor sites' financial reporting performance, as well as promoting and driving the adoption of these best practices by Chalice's partners; monitors the effectiveness of current processes and procedures and makes recommendations for improvements.
  • Provides inputs to the IFM in developing and updating field audit processes, tools, reports, and internal controls and tests to prevent, and detect, fraud at overseas sites and Regional Offices (RO's); investigates suspected or reported incidents of fraud.
  • Conducts field audits in line with the agreed annual schedule or special unplanned audits as may be requested by the IFM; alerts the IFM immediately of any outstanding non-compliances or frauds.
  • Reviews the quarterly financial reports (revenues, expenses, and fund balances) of sites for which there are no ROs, and give written feedback or recommendations to the site directors; examines the reviews conducted by the regional offices for the regions under their responsibilities; prepares for the IFM a summary quarterly report on sponsor site financial reporting performance.
  • Assists the IFM in developing and proposing the annual audit schedule and budget for the International Finance Office, as well as in reviewing financial risks associated with the sites and interpreting the quarterly financial risk matrix.
  • Participates in meetings as required.
  • Supports the IFM in reviewing the sites' annual budget proposals as recommended by IMs.

Qualifications, Competencies:
  • A current passport and ability to obtain the necessary visas for overseas travel is required
  • University degree in business or commerce, or a community college degree in accounting
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, specifically Excel, Word, and PowerPoint is required
  • Mission-driven, adaptable, energetic, and committed
  • Above-average interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Extraordinary attention to detail
  • Excellent planning and time-management skills
  • Must be able to work independently, as well as be a team player
  • Previous experience in the preparation or review of simple financial statements is a plus
  • Previous experience conducting internal or external audits would be an advantage but is not required
  • Fluency in a second language is an asset, specifically: French, Haitian Creole, Ukrainian, or Spanish.

Working Conditions:
  • Standard working time is 40 hours per week
  • Availability to work overtime as necessary to discharge duties and responsibilities
  • Approximately 3 calendar weeks every quarter will be spent travelling outside Canada
  • Work within prayer led office celebrating Catholic beliefs and traditions.
Benefits

Chalice offers benefits, including health and travel insurance, and a retirement savings plan.

Applicants should send their resumes, with cover letter, including salary expectations and availability, to Randy Spaulding, randyspaulding@chalice.ca no later than November 25, 2017.


 

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