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Internal Auditor

Internal Auditor

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US-NC-Chapel Hill
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Relocation Eligible 
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Regular Full-Time

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Ipas works globally so that women and girls have improved sexual and reproductive health and rights through enhanced access to and use of safe abortion and contraceptive care. We believe in a world where every woman and girl has the right and ability to determine her own sexuality and reproductive health.


The Internal Auditor will lead or conduct internal financial, operational, and system audits and risk assessments of Ipas (U.S. and global) locations and functions. The audits will be designed to assist management in achieving Ipas’s strategic, operational, reporting and compliance objectives. The incumbent will prepare audit plans and understand the specific issues to be evaluated. The audits will focus on evaluating the design, adequacy and operating effectiveness of global and local processes and controls. She or he will develop formal written reports to communicate audit results to management, the board of directors, and regulatory compliance agencies, if applicable, and make recommendations as appropriate. The incumbent may perform a leadership role, explaining the purpose and content of audits and oversee and facilitate the work of other external auditors.


• Design and perform financial, operational, and compliance audit procedures to verify that controls are in place and operating adequately, efficiently and effectively and in support of the organization’s internal audit function and program.
• Document processes for improving internal controls, operating efficiency, and the adequacy of internal controls, compliance with applicable laws, (local country and U.S.) regulations and Ipas policies and procedures.
• Continually assess and periodically communicate evaluations of the control environment of an office or business unit.
• Conduct and demonstrate initiative in follow-up reviews of financial, operational, system, or regulatory compliance deficiencies or findings noted during audits.
• Perform any other assignments, provide consulting and advisory services, and conduct special audits or investigations (of irregularities discovered by internal and external auditor reviews) on behalf of management, when requested.
• Apply general knowledge of applicable statutes, regulations, organizational practices and concepts.
• Initiate and maintain professional relationships with industry representatives, auditing firms, co-workers and others.
• Create written reports of review findings, including specific recommendations for corrective action and audit updates and executive summaries to be presented to management and the Audit Committee, based on the results of regularly scheduled audits, non-scheduled audits, and at any time when issues need to be addressed by management.
• Organize and format reports to comply with applicable guidelines and provide appropriate documentation to support conclusions.
• Support compliance within Ipas and sub-recipients domestically and internationally, through preparation of compliance risk assessments, scorecards, etc.
• Identify issues related to internal policies, procedures and standards; recognize problems or non-conformance and recommend solutions to address any audit issues and refer non-standard questions and more difficult problems to higher levels.
• Demonstrate an understanding of financial and other business system functionality and reporting.
• Identify “red flags” that may indicate the existence of fraud or violation of Ipas policies and procedures.
• Research donor rules, local law and other applicable statutory or regulatory requirements in order to assess organizational compliance.
• Provide Ipas management teams with technical advice and support, as appropriate.
• Carry out audits and assignments in a timely, disciplined, independent and objective manner in adherence to professional auditing standards.
• Monitor progress of any outstanding issues or corrective actions by management to correct identified deficiencies.
• Develop annual audit plans that addresses significant risks of the organization and continuously improve the audit process through new tools and techniques.



• Bachelor's Degree or international equivalent in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or related field and minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible experience as a professional auditor or accountant in public audit practice.  Master’s Degree with 2 years auditing experience may be substituted.

• An existing relevant professional designation as a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)/Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)/Certified Personal Accountant (CPA), or a demonstrated willingness to acquire certification within one year.
• Thorough knowledge of internal auditing standards, procedures, techniques, and internal controls.
• Ability to problem-solve and analyze complex processes, operations, activities and data associated with ensuring compliance with organization’s system of internal controls is required.
• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing with all levels of staff and management in a professional and positive manner.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, while maintaining appropriate level of independence.
• Proficiency with technology and software such as Microsoft Office, computerized accounting software, flowcharting, etc.
• Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English.
• Experience with financial reporting.

• Good cross cultural skills and work experience in a developing country or prior overseas or Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) experience.
• Knowledge of French, Spanish and/or Portuguese.
• Ability to travel overseas, including remote and/or challenging conditions, up to 70%.

Commitment to Diversity

Ipas is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, pregnancy, disability, work-related injury, covered veteran status, political ideology, genetic information, marital status, or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination.