African University of Science and Technology (AUST) Positions for Internal Audit

African University of Science and Technology (AUST) Positions for Internal Audit

African University of Science and Technology (AUST) is a private, pan-African co-educational, graduate research university located in Abuja, Nigeria. It is the fist of world data institution established by Nelson Mandela Institution (NMI) for Knowledge building and advancement of science and technology in the sub-Saharan Africa. Its principal objective is to contribute to the training and development of a critical mass of world class scientists and engineers that will become technology leaders industry captains dedicated to developing solutions to African problems. The University is supported by donor agencies and development partners namely the World Bank group, Altman Development bank African Capacity Bursting Foundation, United Nation University, ECOWAS, the Federal Government of Nigeria, and Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation. Petroleum Technology Trust Fund, Nigerian top Banks, top Nigerian Telecom companies and international organizations and universities worldwide.

In pursuance of this objective, its clients, African University of Science and technology and Nelson Mandela Institution have contracted us, Brandeis Associates, Human Resources Training and Management consultants, to search and recruit from across Nigeria, Africa and the world for immediate employment, the best and brightest faculty persons Assistant Professors Associate Professors and full Professors in the feild of Material Science and Engineering Petroleum Engineering, Computer science Pure and Applied Mathematics and theoretical Physics.

The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) have granted the two institutions, AUST AND NMI the sum of USD 3.6 millions towards the support for capacity building initiative of AUST in Science and Technology, and the University intend to apply part at this amount to cover the recruitment and remuneration of the position stated below.

Job Position: Internal Audit
Location: Abuja

Duties and Responsibilities
The internal Auditor will in accordance with the two institutions' financial regulations, provide independent objective assurance and advisory services designed to add value and improve the operations of both institutions.

The Internal Auditor will provide all levels of management with periodic independent and objective appraisals and audits of financial, accounting, operational, administrative and other activities, including identifying possible means of improving accountability, efficiency of operations and economy in the use of resources, internally and externally.

The Internal Auditor will also perform the following function:
  • Developing and managing a flexible annual audit plan using appropriate risk-based methodology, including any risk or control concerns identified by management,and submitting that plan to audit committee for review and approval
  • Implementing annual audit plan, as approved, including any special tasks or projects requested by management and audit committee and reporting periodically on the status and results of the annual audit plan as well as the adequacy of the department's resources,
Qualification, Experience and Selection Criteria
  1. Masters degree or equivalence in Accounting, Finance, business administration and/or any internationally recognized professional qualifications (e.g. C.A., CPA, ACA)
  2. At least 5- 6 years of relevant experience in the profession,
  3. Substantial experience in auditing and risk assessment work in internal auditing of a well established company/institution or in external auditing environments of an international audit firm or international exposure.
  4. Established reputation for integrity, good judgment, fairness, tact and discretion in dealing with top management, staff and external parties.
  5. Ability to communicate clearly in written and oral English, present and defend audit findings and recommendations, Ability to work in teams and committees.
Salary and conditions of service are very attractive and comparable with other universities of similar international status in Nigeria. It attracts benefits to live in abuja.

Three years. The first year is probation period, after which the contract will be renewed for a minimum of another two years for all positions.

The application will close on 5th October, 2013

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should click here to upload profile

Note: Attach a copy of your CV.

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