Job Vacancies

The Environment Protection Agency Sierra Leone (EPA-SL) is the Agency responsible for the effective protection of the environment and for other related matters.

The EPA-SL continues to grow and is seeking to employ an INTERNAL AUDITOR to meet the challenges of Environmental management.

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Work with management to ensure all risks are identified, classified and analyzed
  • Establish effective internal control processes and procedures that provide an independent and objective assurance designed to add value and improve on the general operations of the Agency
  • Develop, implement and maintain internal audit policies and procedures in accordance with local and international best practice
  • Plan, organize and carry out internal audit functions including but not limited to preparation of audit plans, scheduling, assigning work and determination of resource requirements.
  • Report on departmental activities, policies and programmes to management for necessary action.
  • Manage resources and audit requirements
  • Pivotal role in the annual budget process of the Agency.
  • Identify and reduce all business and financial risks through effective implementation and monitoring of controls
  • Coordinate coverage with external auditors and ensuring all audit issues are adequately addressed by management in a timely manner.
  • Conduct on the spot investigation into identified or reported risks
  • Ensure complete, accurate and timely audit information is reported to Management and/or Risk Committees
  • Oversee risk-based audits covering operational and financial processes.
  • Provide monthly and or quarterly audit reports on all aspects of the Agency for the attention of management.
  • Advice management and the Board of Directors on the internal controls within the Agency
  • Provides overall supervision of annual audits
  • The internal auditor shall provide independent assurance on compliance with all policies, plans, procedures, laws and regulations; safe guarding and use of public funds as intended; effectiveness and efficiency of operations and employment of resources among others.
  • Act as Secretary to the audit committee of the Agency.
  • Any other duties assigned in accordance with the mandate of the Agency.

 Qualification and Experience

Candidates must possess:

  • Professional qualification in Accounting (ACCA) and
  • Post Graduate Degree in Accounting or Finance plus
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of proven experience in an audit related capacity.

Core Values and Competencies

  • Integrity, Respect for Diversity – High level of Integrity: Must be honest, sincere and trustworthy and can demonstrate the core values of EPA-SL at all times.
  • Respect Social Diversities, and Gender in the dispensation of his/her duties.

Professionalism – Demonstrate professional competence and willingness to work under pressure.

Leadership – serve as a role model; empower others to translate vision into results; proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives.

Financial Skills –Proficient in the use of Microsoft Applications and QuickBooks.

Remuneration – Attractive

 MODE OF APPLICATION

In view of the current health pandemic, we will accept completed electronic applications only forwarded to:

Electronic Application’s should be send to info@epa.gov.sl

 Applications must include: An application letter addressed to the Executive Chairman; CV with photocopies of all relevant academic certificates; Three Referees one of whom must be the most recent employer.

 Please Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 CLOSING DATE: 23rd June 2020

WOMEN ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY .ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.