Head, Internal Audit (TC)

Posted by Ministry of Finance and Economic Management

Job Title: Head, Internal Audit (TC)

Location: Brades, Montserrat
Salary: Included
Expiry Date: Friday, December 9, 2022
Posted by Ministry of Finance and Economic Management

The Government of Montserrat is inviting applications from suitably qualified persons for the post of Head, Internal Audit, within the Internal Audit Unit.


To provide good governance to the Government of Montserrat (GoM), as it seeks to reform internal audit with a view to the section driving improvements across GoM and to ensure good governance is at the heart of the decision making of the organisation.


Audit Planning and Coordination

  • Advise on the carrying out of audit planning tasks and the coordination of audit projects in conformance with professional and QIA audit standards.
  • Provide guidance on identifying and defining issues, developing criteria, reviewing and analysing evidence of audit assignments.
  • Develop audit methodology, scope of assurance projects, resource requirements, terms of reference and work plans to provide assurance on ministry risk and measure the achievement of ministry business objectives.
  • Review the internal audit manual, procedures and working paper formats and align with our audit Management software system – Mkinsight.
  • Contribute to the ongoing continuous improvement in the development of a quality assurance program for the unit and continuous improvement activities.

Risk Management

  • Provide expertise, advice and consulting services to assist clients in the development, use and evaluation of risk management and control strategies for current and proposed operations, processes, policies and programs.
  • Utilise risk assessment and risk management methodologies to assist Government in operational and strategic planning, and the ongoing monitoring, evaluation and reporting of risk to senior management.
  • To champion the implementation of a formal risk management system.


The applicant should be able to demonstrate:-

  • Detailed Experience in applying a consistent audit methodology across a range of public sector bodies.
  • Detailed understanding of current standards relating to internal controls over financial reporting and compliance objectives.
  • Experience in preparing audit reports, recommendations, briefing materials, issues analysis and responses.
  • How to motivate and coach staff at all levels, experience in development of staff essential.
  • How to build and maintain effective working relationships with clients and stakeholders.
  • How to analyse processes and identify opportunities for improvement in the work environment.
  • The ability to establish & document IAS operative control strategies and structures in identified risk areas and to participate in strategic and operational planning for the audit function.
  • Understand risk management frameworks and principles, practices, standards, methodologies, and contemporary advancements in the field to develop Government’s risk management services and to provide advice and expertise to senior management in such principles and practices.

Essential Requirements

The applicant should:-

  • Be educated to a relevant degree level.
  • Be CCAB qualified (ICAEW, ACCA, CIPFA, ICAS or Chartered Accountants) or a full chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (CMIIA).
  • Have a minimum of five years experience leading an Internal Audit team at a senior level.
  • Have excellent knowledge of auditing standards, accounting principles, audit practices and methodologies to plan and co-ordinate audit projects (compliance, financial management, and special investigations).
  • Have a proven track record in the development and enhancement of an audit service.
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills to prepare audit reports and communicate with stakeholders.

Desirable Requirements:

The applicant should have:-

  • A strong background in working with public service, ideally with 8 or more years of experience in a public sector or public policy environment.
  • Knowledge of computer applications, controls and computer assisted audit techniques to extract and analyse information contained in computer programs, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, e-mail and database applications would be desirable.
  • Internal Audit in an international arena, in addition to working in a small island state.

    Basic Salary

    R6:XCD $76,620.00 / Year


    Housing - $36,000.00   Market Premium - $87,780.00   Transport - $9,600.00  

    Contract Gratuity

    12.50% of Basic Salary


     Relocation Package
     27 paid vacation days annually
     Up to 25 paid sick days annually
     Personal Development Opportunities
     Access to Personal Advances
     Medical Insurance available
     Paid Holidays

    Deadline: December 9th, 2022