CARE Turkey is implementing projects through partners inside Syria to support vulnerable women, men, girls and boys affected by the ongoing civil war. We work both through partners and through direct delivery of humanitarian assistance across different parts of Syria. In addition, CARE Turkey supports livelihoods recovery and resilience programming across Syria. Most of our work is through cross border, remote-managed assistance modalities from neighboring countries, working closely with Syrian civil society organizations. Currently CARE’s core sectors in Syria are Food Security & Livelihoods (FSL), WASH and Protection.
Programming in Syria is high risk, with significant risk of fraud, corruption, disallowed costs, risk of underperformance, security risks, risks related to compliance with government regulations and donor compliance risks. CARE Turkey is therefore seeking for an audit and fraud specialist to complement CARE Turkey’s internal audit capacity. He/she will lead and manage investigations of all fraud and complaints cases at the country office.
Audits help the organization achieve its objectives by promoting accountability and better decision-making. They provide reasonable assurance that resources are safeguarded, operations are cost-effectively managed, internal policies and procedures and external regulations are complied with, financial and operational information are reliable, and operational objectives are accomplished. Investigations on the other hand, provide clarity on any fraud-related issues and concerns and its impact so that CO Management can come up with appropriate decisions and determine the areas where controls break down.
The Audit and Fraud Specialist is primarily responsible in leading and tracking of fraud and complaints cases received at the country office. He/ she will also handle a few internal audit engagements at the country office as part of the compliance and internal audit plan.
Fraud-related tasks include evaluating internal control system, recommending improvements to internal control system, and investigating the allegations of fraud and its impact. S/he will review new systems, procedures, functions, areas of high risk, and areas with undefined or poorly defined internal control system. Audit-related tasks include leading internal audits from planning, execution, reporting and monitoring of implementation of activities to address risks noted in the audit reports. This position reports directly to the Director – Audit and Compliance.
Responsibilities and Tasks
Job Responsibility #1 % 65 of time
Lead various aspects of fraud audit engagements. Perform audit work, as necessary.
- Work with the Director - Audit and Compliance to determine audit scope and objectives
- Liaise with internal departments within the CO and with implementing partners in the preparation of audit and investigation plan.
- Lead audit investigation meetings with appropriate parties.
- Stay in regular contact with Director – Audit and Compliance to assess/manage progress of fraud audit investigations, respond to queries on investigations, escalate challenges, etc.
- Keep Director – Audit and Compliance informed about progress of work and arising important issues on a timely manner.
- Modify scope/objectives/work plans, as necessary.
- Develop audit investigation plans including data analytics procedures to facilitate efficient review/ investigation process.
- Develop appropriate observations and recommendations to the root cause of issues identified and/or develop solutions for complex issues.
- Design new workflow processes and/or design workflow for complex processes as a result of fraud audit investigations.
- Finalize report for Director – Audit and Compliance's review.
- Act as team mediator, as necessary.
- Ensure fraud audit investigations are conducted efficiently within time budget.
- As necessary or assigned, perform audit investigations for the most difficult, complex, sensitive, and high risk areas, as well as those where one must “figure it out” (i.e. there is no documented policy, procedures, system, or guideline).
Job Responsibility #2 % 10 of time
Build and manage relationships within and outside the department.
- Recommend changes and perform tasks aimed at continuously improving audit methodology and fraud investigation processes.
- Lead and manage internal fraud audit investigations aimed at improving effectiveness and increasing value of the Audit and Compliance Department.
- Promote positive work environment and foster camaraderie within the team.
- Promote positive image for the Department. Be aware of how actions impact interaction with people outside of the Department.
- Network among other departments and employees to gain understanding of operations, processes, systems, etc.
- Participate in organizational activities that promote networking, representation of the department, and improvement of operations.
- Respond to internal queries within the CO or help identify appropriate person/s to respond to customers' queries.
- Conduct risk, controls, and fraud training for customers and develop related training materials, as assigned.
Job Responsibility #3 % 5 of time
Continuously update knowledge and skills relevant to performing the audit and investigation functions.
- Use various means to conduct internal and external research to better understand areas to be audited and / or investigated and to identify risks and opportunities, internal control breakdowns, industry trends, and benchmarks.
- Keep current on significant developments within the CO concerning all departments and implementing partners.
- Keep current on developments in the areas of general accounting, auditing, non-profit issues, government regulations, information technology and fraud investigations.
- Maintain expertise in audit investigation-related subject matters such as internal controls, business process improvement, country office and domestic operations, donors’ regulations, fraud auditing and investigation, and control self-assessment
Job Responsibility #4 %20 of time
Perform other duties as assigned by the Director – Audit and Compliance including request for investigation or process review coming from other departments at the country office flagging potential irregularities.
- Bachelor’s Degree (e.g. Major in Accounting, Business Administration, Information Systems, Industrial Engineering, or Economics)
- CPA and any of the following certifications: CIA, CISA or CFE
Desired but not required
- Master’s Degree (e.g. Business Administration)
- At least five years relevant work experience (e.g. audit, fraud investigations, accounting, financial analysis, operations, or information systems) with at least 1 year of external audit experience and 3 or 4 years of internal audit experience that includes fraud investigations.
- Willing to travel up to 30% to the field
- Work experience in auditing local or INGO operations with programs implemented inside Syria
- Verbal and written communication skills
- Listening skill
- Presentation skill
- Planning and organization skills
- Project management skill
- Problem-solving and analytical skills
- Training skill
- Facilitation skill
- Negotiation skill
- Auditing skill
- Data analytics skill
- Knowledge of internal control system and risk management
- Knowledge of fraud investigation
- Basic knowledge of information technology and related internal control system
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office, presentation software, flowcharting software, and computer assisted audit tools
- Fluency (verbal and written) in English and Arabic
- Turkish language skills
Child Protection Policy
Child abuse in all forms is unacceptable to CARE Turkey, which recognizes its responsibility to protect children from harm in all areas of its work. CARE Turkey is committed to ensuring a child-safe environment and is applying a zero-tolerance approach towards any kind of child abuse and exploitation.
Discrimination, Abuse and Harassment Policy
CARE Turkey expressly prohibits and will not tolerate any form of discrimination, abuse, harassment (sexual or otherwise), based upon race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship status, disability, or military status. CARE employees and related personnel must under no circumstances take part in any form of discrimination, harassment, or abuse (physical, sexual or verbal), intimidation or exploitation, or in any other way infringe the rights of others inside or outside CARE.
Employment is subject to the possession of valid identification documents (passport, residency card, temporary protection card, etc.) and successfully obtaining permission to work by the Government of Turkey (work permit). CARE will submit the work permit application on behalf of the selected candidate after the job offer accepted. Candidate can start to work for CARE only after the work permit is received. Failure to provide the required documents or rejection of a work permit application by the Government of Turkey will result in your employment offer being rescinded.
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested candidates, please attach a Curriculum Vitae in English and a Cover letter (in a separate file of no more than one A4 page) describing how your skills and experience match the requirements of this post, following to provided link when you click on the apply button.
Applications in languages other than English will not be reviewed.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted
** CARE International is an Equal Opportunity Employer **