You will give local and Group management independent assurance over the effectiveness of Vodafone’s internal controls. You will do that through :
being accountable for the creation and execution of the audit plan;
working with all relevant stakeholders to manage the timely remediation of all internal audit action issues.
managing relationships with stakeholders and assist coordinating the local audit & risk committee meetings.
Key accountabilities and decision ownership :
Identifying & reporting on, and ensuring remediation of, control weaknesses. You will :
use your business knowledge and work with stakeholders to support the HoA Romania to an annual audit plan that addresses the perceived key areas of risk for Vodafone Romania and influence the shaping of the Regional and Group audit plans;
perform those audits in line with the internal audit methodology and produce high quality reports that identify significant control weaknesses and commitment from management to address them;
review audit reports to ensure their basis in fact, accuracy of conclusions and sufficiency of management commitment to address the reported control weaknesses;
support the HoA in working with management to ensure that control weaknesses identified have been satisfactorily remediated within the agreed timescale.
Continually improving the control environment through managing and influencing local management. You will :
Support the HoA in communicating effectively with process owners during the execution of audits for which you are accountable and ensure that management are promptly informed of identified control weaknesses;
Support the HoA to prepare the audit & risk committee papers, brief the Chair-person and local management on their contents and conduct the meetings;
liaise with the group internal audit function, enterprise risk, legal and regulatory compliance functions and other relevant teams to ensure timely and effective communication of potential risks to the Vodafone Romania control environment and share information from Romania potentially relevant to other Vodafone entities.
Providing management with a holistic view of the control environment through collaboration with other providers of assurance. You will :
identify the other internal and external providers of assurance in Vodafone Romania, including the external auditor, and ensure regular and open communication with them and a coordinated approach to assurance activities, supporting them as required;
with the other providers of assurance, interpret the results of assurance activities and present management with deep insight about the control environment and influence their focus on areas requiring attention.
Adding value to Vodafone through proficiency in identifying risks and assessing control environments. You will :
have sufficient knowledge of Vodafone’s business to be effective in analyzing and identifying potential risks and control weaknesses;
provide thought-leadership to Vodafone Romania on matters directly related to assuring the control environment through auditing;
keep your knowledge current and adopt a continuous learning approach to your own personal development.
Key performance indicators :
Creation of a high quality audit plan
Execution of the audit plan and management’s resolution of control weaknesses identified
Quality of insights and output produced including the creation of high quality audit reports
Effectiveness of communication and impact on the business
Core competencies, knowledge and experience :
3years’ relevant professional experience in either internal or external audit, or a closely-related function (Big 4 preferred)
Knowledge of business processes and applying controls to manage risks inherent in them
Ability to work under pressure and to engage and influence stakeholders at all levels
Manage stakeholder relationships whilst maintaining Internal Audit’s independence
Must have technical / professional qualifications :
Internal or external audit qualification, or equivalent
Accountancy qualification advantageous
Some project or programme management experience advantageous
Fluent in English (spoken and written)