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Senior Internal Auditor

IFS

IFS

Software Engineering
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Company Description

IFS is a billion-dollar revenue company with 6000+ employees on all continents. Our leading AI technology is the backbone of our award-winning enterprise software solutions, enabling our customers to be their best when it really matters–at the Moment of Service™. Our commitment to internal AI adoption has allowed us to stay at the forefront of technological advancements, ensuring our colleagues can unlock their creativity and productivity, and our solutions are always cutting-edge.

At IFS, we’re flexible, we’re innovative, and we’re focused not only on how we can engage with our customers but on how we can make a real change and have a worldwide impact. We help solve some of society’s greatest challenges, fostering a better future through our agility, collaboration, and trust.

We celebrate diversity and understand our responsibility to reflect the diverse world we work in. We are committed to promoting an inclusive workforce that fully represents the many different cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints of our customers, our partners, and our communities. As a truly international company serving people from around the globe, we realize that our success is tantamount to the respect we have for those different points of view.

By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to be part of a global, diverse environment; you will be joining a winning team with a commitment to sustainability; and a company where we get things done so that you can make a positive impact on the world.

We’re looking for innovative and original thinkers to work in an environment where you can #MakeYourMoment so that we can help others make theirs. With the power of our AI-driven solutions, we empower our team to change the status quo and make a real difference.

If you want to change the status quo, we’ll help you make your moment. Join Team Purple. Join IFS.

Job Description

The Senior Internal Auditor will be a highly committed experienced professional and will be expected to contribute to the successful delivery of the Annual Internal Audit Plan and Risk Management program. The role will operate in a team environment and will be assigned responsibility to perform specific assignments and tasks. The Senior Internal Auditor will work alongside an Internal Auditor on Financial and Process related audits and will be responsible for completing audit testing including performing high levels of data analysis and documentation of results for internal reviews. The Senior Internal Auditor will also be responsible for drafting Internal Audit Findings to be included in reports. The role also involves engaging remotely with key stakeholders across global operations to walkthrough processes and follow up on audit test results as well as be involved in the Risk Management program by issuing risk registers across the Group and consolidating results for analysis and reporting to management.

Essential Duties and Accountabilities

  • Assist in the execution of internal audits from planning through to reporting in line with the annual internal audit plan
  • Prepare audit work programs and audit findings that clearly and accurately reflect audit results with pragmatic recommended actions
  • Obtain, analyse, and evaluate process documentation, reports and financial data
  • Document audit process workflows and prepare audit findings
  • Maintain communication and build good relationships with stakeholders
  • Participate and contribute to meetings with different functions and legal entities in order to update audit findings and improve on the audit process
  • Perform follow-up activities to validate completion of actions from previous audits
  • Conduct risk assessments and prepare risk registers for the Group
  • Assist with the evaluation of the internal controls of the Group
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned by the management

Overall Required Competence

  • Ability to communicate effectively and develop relationships with key stakeholders
  • Experienced in analysing high volumes of data and auditing internal controls
  • A high level of attention to detail to successfully scrutinise data and report results
  • Competency in understanding of financial controls and IFRS accounting standards
  • Strong writing skills for documenting audit tests and report findings
  • Good presentation skills in delivery of audit findings and articulation of risks
  • Good negotiation skills for agreeing action plans with stakeholders
  • Ability to stay calm in a high-pressure work environment
  • Ability to execute assigned tasks against deadlines
  • Be self-motivated and be able to work on their own and as part of a team
  • Strong ability to work on multiple tasks or assignments
  • Advanced skills in Excel, Visio, PowerPoint and Word and use of ERP systems
  • Proficiency in testing IT General Controls
  • An awareness of emerging issues with the ability to adapt with agility to the changing operating environment of the Group
  • Provide insightful advice, guidance and innovative solutions where required

Qualifications

Essential:

  • Minimum Upper Second-Class Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy or Finance
  • Qualified Accountant
  • 6-8 years of experience in Internal Audit
  • High levels of integrity and ethical standards
  • Project & Organisational Change experience

Desirable:

  • Risk Management program experience
  • Data Analytics experience

Additional Information

We believe that coming together as a community, in person, is important for innovation, connection and fostering a sense of belonging. Our roles have the right balance of remote and in-office working to enable flexibility for managing your life along with ensuring a real connection with your colleagues and the broader IFS community.