Senior Manager, Internal Audit

Islamabad (PK)
Closing date
Oct 24, 2021

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Internal Auditor
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Role Summary

Senior Manager, Internal Audit (SM IA) shall be responsible for implementing a strategy for conducting internal audits throughout the organization to ensure effective Internal Control, identify shortfalls and gaps in processes, assess the efficacy of organization’s risk management efforts, assure that the organization complies with all relevant laws, ensure safeguards and investigate fraud.

Job Description

  • Develop annual risk-based audit plan and present the audit reports to the Board Audit Committee (BAC) on a periodic basis
  • Implement the audit plan as approved by the BAC
  • Issue status, findings and recommendation report on a periodic basis to the BAC
  • Keep informed on emerging trends and successful practices in Internal Audit
  • Work with line management constructively to challenge and improve established and proposed practices & to put forward ideas for improving processes
  • Foster a culture of co-developing agreed solutions with management for strengthening internal controls
  • Evaluate internal controls, identify shortfall and gaps in processes and make recommendations for improvement in processes and policies
  • Assess the company’s risk and the efficacy of its risk management efforts
  • Evaluate the reliability and integrity of information and means used to identify measures and classify & report such information to the BAC
  • Ensure compliance with laws, rules, regulations, policies, standards and code of corporate governance
  • Report significant control issues including malpractice, fraud, governance issues and other matters which need management’s or Board Audit Committee’s attention
  • Conduct follow-up of management letter issued by external auditor and management response thereto
  • Report to the BAC concerns about any actual, potential, and perceived improprieties in financial or other matters and recommend remedial measures
  • Be the main point of contact between External Auditors and process owners to ensure timely completion of external audit
  • Provide input on policy making from control perspective
  • Coordinate the process of external auditors’ appointment, removal, audit fee and the provision of any service permissible to be rendered to the BAC
  • Any other issue or matter as may be assigned by the BAC or the CEO

Candidate Eligibility

 1. Education and Experience

  • The candidate should preferably be a Member of professional chartered accountancy bodies with experience of one of the Big Four Audit Firms
  • Professional qualification CIMA
  • Minimum of 8 years of related work experience required with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in Internal Audit
  • Previous experience working in a donor funded organization would be a plus
  • Knowledge and experience of Financial Markets, Investment Banking or relevant industries would be a plus

 2. Desired Skills

  • Expert skills in auditing techniques, accounting and management principles
  • Superior knowledge of international accounting and auditing policies, procedures, principles and standards
  • Prior experience in organizing, planning, managing and supervising the audit functions and in conducting financial reporting
  • Highly developed organizational, communication and presentation skills
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills (i.e., conceptual and analytical thinking) Ability to promote the value of internal audit among key employees within the organization.


Karandaaz Pakistan, a Section 42 company established in August 2014, promotes access to finance for small businesses through a commercially directed investment platform, and financial inclusion for individuals by employing technology enabled digital solutions. The Company has financial and institutional support from leading international development finance institutions; principally the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF).

The Company has four verticals:

  • Karandaaz Capital provides wholesale structured credit and equity-linked direct growth capital investments in micro, small and mid-size enterprises (MSMEs) with compelling prospects for sustainable growth and employment generation in Pakistan
  • Karandaaz Digital focuses on expanding the poor’s access to digital financial services in Pakistan by working across the ecosystem with all stakeholders including regulators, policy-makers, government departments, businesses and researchers and academics with activities arranged in four key work areas–Policy and Regulation, Seeding Innovation, Experimentation and Solutions Development, and Scale and Outreach.
  • Karandaaz Innovation manages the Innovation Challenge Fund, providing risk capital and grants to partners with an aim to generate innovative solutions to complex problems in areas of financial inclusion and entrepreneurship.
  • Knowledge Management and Communications supports the company's core financial inclusion goal by developing and disseminating evidence based insights and solutions to influence markets and the financial ecosystem.
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1-E Ali Plaza, Nazimuddin Road

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