Internal Audit Executive

Team: Operations

Location: London, UK

Employment Type: Permanent

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: 11 August 2018

Internal Audit Executive

Our Mission

  • Our mission is to support the building of businesses throughout Africa and South Asia, to create jobs and make a lasting difference to people’s lives in some of the world’s poorest places.
  • We aim to invest in countries where we can have the greatest impact. In countries where the private sector is weak and jobs are scarce.
  • We invest in sectors where growth leads to jobs – both directly and indirectly. In sectors such as manufacturing, agribusiness, infrastructure, financial institutions, construction, health and education. Last year, the businesses we invest in created more than a million jobs. 
  • We are successful because we are a high quality investment organisation, using the best commercial skills and judgement to make investments in great companies and support them to grow over the long term.  We therefore want to attract people with these skills but who are motivated to use them to dramatically improve the private sector in Africa and South Asia
  • For further information, please visit our website


The Role  

Purpose of Internal Audit

  • Be an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve CDC’s operations.
  • To help CDC accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes covering all areas of CDC.
  • Areas include finance, legal, HR, compliance, IT, investment, environment and social issues.

Key Responsibilities

  • To work with the head of internal audit and directors and management to ensure a system is in place which ensures that all major risks of the company are identified and analysed, on an annual basis
  • Carry out an independent appraisal of the effectiveness of the policies, procedures and standards by which the company's financial, physical and information resources are managed.
  • To plan, organise and carry out the internal audits.
  • To liaise with the external auditors and ensure that each party is not only aware of the other's work but also well briefed on areas of concern.
  • To make recommendations on the systems and procedures being reviewed, report on the findings and recommendations and monitor management's response and implementation.
  • To conduct any reviews or tasks requested by the audit committee or CEO, provided such reviews and tasks do not compromise the independence or objectivity of the internal audit function.


The Candidate



  • A recognised professional accounting/auditing qualification.
  • A minimum of five years of auditing experience at a senior level in a medium to large sized internationally recognised professional accounting firm or organisation.

 Technical Skills

  • Knowledge of audit procedures, including planning, techniques, test and sampling methods involved in conducting audits .
  • An ability to gather, analyse and evaluate facts and to prepare and present concise oral and written reports.
  • An ability to maintain current knowledge of developments related to business matters of interest to internal audit (particularly legislation changes and developments) also new auditing techniques and practices.  

Personal Skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills with a persuasive, diplomatic, confident manner. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • An ability to establish and retain effective working relationships with other company staff.
  • An understanding of and empathy with the development finance sector. 

CDC Identities

  • We look for candidates who share our culture and reflect our identity, the CDC identities are described as follows:
  • Compassion is central to everything we do
  • We owe our clients and prospective clients a fast and thoughtful process
  • We accept the tough challenges inherent in our mission
  • We are quick and non-defensive when things go wrong
  • We oppose bureaucracy
  • We never forget that we are investing and spending tax payers’ money
  • We promote a fulfilling work environment


Role posted: 13 July 2018

Role closes: 11 August 2018

Salary: Competitive

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