Habitat for Humanity International- Internal Audit

Organization Description

At Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI), their vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. This simple, basic concept resonates throughout every program, country, and family touched by Habitat's efforts. They are known as an international nonprofit leader in providing housing solutions, whether it be building homes in areas affected by disasters in Thailand, working with local communities to develop microsaving programs for home improvement in the Philippines, or piloting solar cookers in Central America. To date, Habitat has helped to build or repair more than 800,000 decent, affordable houses, serving more than four million people worldwide. This amazing work could not be accomplished without an excited, dedicated, and driven base of employees, volunteers, and partner families that make up their global "Habitat family."

Internal Audit Fellow Role

Internal Audit is an independent and objective assurance and consulting activity that is guided by a philosophy of adding value to improve the operations as a service to Habitat for Humanity International's management and the International Board of Directors (IBOD). IAD assists HFHI in accomplishing its objective by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of the organization's governance, risk management, and internal control.

The primary objective of IAD is to assist management and the board in the effective discharge of their responsibilities by assessing the adequacy and effectiveness of controls and reviewing the quality of performance in achieving HFHI's objectives and goals.

Essential Job Functions

As the internal audit fellow, you will support the audit team in the execution of operational, financial and compliance audits of international area and regional offices, national organizations, branches as well as HQ's various departments, functions and processes. In this role, you will report to the VP of Internal Audit and support the Internal Audit team, all while working out of our administrative headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. Operating in nearly 80 countries throughout the world, Habitat's audit team is responsible for evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of the internal control environment of each audited entity. You will assist with preparing and updating weekly status reports to the IAD management team, providing assistance to the Investigation Director in the preparation of the fraud hotline weekly reports and helping the team with the execution of the annual internal audit plan approved by HFHI IBOD Audit Committee.

At the end of the fellowship, you will have gained a significant and relevant professional experience in the audit field. You will have been exposed to a great variety of audits that will involve a huge range of financial, audit, management and operational challenges that will help you to strengthen your professional skills. This experience will also provide you the opportunity to improve other personal and managerial skills such as interviewing, negotiation and report written skills.

Responsibilities & Tasks

  • Assist in the preparation of the audit planning memo and related audit programs which defines specific procedures to be performed during an audit
  • Assist in the gathering of necessary information to perform the audit in a professional manner and in accordance with the approved audit planning memo
  • Assist in the preparation of working papers and audit reports in compliance with HFHI's IAD and the Institute of Internal Auditors International Standards
  • Assist in the development and preparation of appropriate findings and recommendations to strengthen internal controls, correct deficiencies and improve activity performance as needed
  • Performs any other duties within the scope of the Internal Audit as assigned by the VP of Internal Audit or other IAD management team member
  • Establish and maintain effective and positive working relationships with management and operating personnel within the activities under review and with coworkers
  • Assists the IAD team in the identification of enterprise risks the organization may be exposed.
  • Participates in the gathering and analysis of information for the annual risk assessment process.
  • Assists in the preparation of the quarterly reports of outstanding audit recommendation

Qualifications of a Successful Candidate

  • Exceptional command of the English language, usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and proofreading skills
  • Strong knowledge and relevant experience using Microsoft Office Suite products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio, and Outlook)
  • Effective verbal and written communication
  • Bachelor's degree with major in accountancy, finance, or related field
  • Ability to travel up to 60 percent, combination of domestic and international