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Judicial Service of Ghana: Director of Audit

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15 Oct, 2010

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Reporting functionally to the Chief Justice through the Chairperson of the Audit. Report Implementation Committee (ARIC), and administratively to the Judicial Secretary, the Director of Audit will provide leadership to the Internal Audit Department and be responsible for Internal audit functions of the Judicial Serivce

Main Duties/Responsibilities:
Your duties and responsibilities as Director of Audit shall include the following:

Providing reliable assurance to the Judicial Service Council and Executive Management as to the effectiveness of the control systems in place to mitigate risk, and promote the control culture of the service
Planning, implementing and evaluating an effective internal audit system for all financial and non-financial transactions of the service
Developing and implementing policies and procedures in conformity with Internal Auditing Standards to guide the internal auditing of the Service
Developing and executing an annual risk-based audit plan as well as report on risk-based audit assignments carried out
Planning, controlling and directing activities of the Internal Audit Department
Conducting specific investigations into alleged cases of financial impropriety and any other such matters on the initiative of the Department or as may be referred to the Department
Planning and overseeing the performance of internal audit review and preparing and submitting monthly audit reports for attention of the ARIC and the Council
Supervising the conduct of pre-examination of payment vouchers (pre-auditing) and ensuring that budgetary control systems in the Service are adhered to
Playing a consultative and advisory role in the Service’s projects to ensure adequacy of security and control are in place, and advising and streamlining procedures and processes of the Service to ensure effectivenessof controls
Liaising with external auditors on audit and internal control issues and following-ups with external auditor’s reports and findings to ensure corrective actions are taken by management
Assisting in the development of internal controls, procedures and rules for effective planning and management of the finances of the Service in line with approved accounting standards
Any other relevant duties that may be assigned by the Judicial Council/Judicial Secretary

Required Skills or Experience

Qualifications and Requirements:


A Masters degree in Administration/Finance/Accounting
A chartered accountant and a member of the relevant professional body
Must have a minimum of seven (7) years post qualification experience, five (5) of which should have been in a senior management position
Demonstrated knowledge in auditing in the Public Serivce
Excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical, creativity and problem solving skills with an eye for details
Demonstrated ability to lead a team and work with senior/mid level staff
Familiarity with the Financial laws and other relevant laws, rules and regulations governing public sector operations
Demonstrated track record in providing overall supervision to an audit team in the planning and execution of audit assignments/initiatives
Proficient in the use of MS Office Suite and computerized auditing

How To Apply

Interested applicants are to submit the following in addition to an application letter:

Detailed Curriculum Vitae with contact telephone numbers, E-mail address and three (3) references;
Other relevant information should be addressed to:
P. O. BOX GP 119

Offer valid till October 29th 2010

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