Audit Specialist

World Bank, Washington DC, United States

Skill Required:, IT and ICT
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
27th August, 2020

Job Description


“Please note this requisition has two positions”

Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges.

The mission of Group Internal Audit (GIA) is to protect and enhance the value of the World Bank Group (WBG) by providing independent, objective and insightful risk-based assurance and advice. GIA provides an independent view on whether processes for managing and controlling risks to achieve the WBG's goals, and overall governance of these processes, are adequately designed and functioning effectively. GIA works across all WBG institutions, covering all operational and corporate functions as well as IT systems and processes.

GIAVP is headed by the Vice President and Auditor General (AG), who is responsible for setting the mission and vision, building strong partnerships with Senior Management and the Audit Committee, and providing value-adding assurance and advisory services that would meet the institution’s needs. The Director, Strategy and Operations is responsible for supporting the AG in the effective and efficient development and execution of GIA’s work program. The Engagement Managers in GIA report to the Director and are responsible for the development and delivery of the GIA work program by leading staff auditors. Audit Specialists typically support Audit Supervisors, who lead individual engagements as the Auditor-in-Charge, and report to Engagement Managers.


The Audit Specialist within the Corporate Process team will be a member of the internal audit team and will be expected to participate in the execution and delivery of assurance and advisory engagements covering corporate processes and key strategic initiatives of the Bank, IFC, MIGA and ICSID. The Audit Specialist works closely with Staff and Auditors-in-Charge in the course of developing and executing GIA’s risk-based work program. The Audit Specialist will report to the CP Manager, who will be responsible for mentoring, performance evaluation and overall learning and professional development.

The World Bank Group is committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality, culture and educational background. Individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Roles & Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will have the following responsibilities:

  • Work with Audit Supervisors in planning, executing and reporting on individual engagements in GIA’s risk-based work program, delivering results with the highest focus on quality, strategic impact and efficiency;
  • Works closely with Audit Supervisors and Audit Specialists to support dynamic risk assessment and development of GIA’s work program;
  • Supports multiple engagements concurrently across a range of WBG’s corporate, finance, and administrative business processes (i.e. finance, treasury, human resources, budget, procurement, etc.);
  • Assists the Audit Supervisors in the performance of detailed process walkthroughs and documenting and flowcharting GIA's understanding of business process(es) and relevant information systems under review;
  • Develops process descriptions and key control narratives that can be leveraged for future reviews;
  • Develops audit plans and perform tests of controls documented in a Risk and Control Matrices (RCM);
  • Assists the Audit Supervisors in coordinating and conducting client interviews and securing evidence from clients to support engagement procedures;
  • Identify information technology systems supporting business process for assigned engagements; develop and document design of automated controls and facilitate testing of automated controls;
  • Support the identification of data analytics objectives and procedures for assigned engagements; including the acquisition, validation and normalization of the data, analyzing data and documenting and reporting the data analytics results;
  • Summarize test results, identify and document issues for assurance engagements and develop recommendations for advisory reviews;
  • Follow-up on the implementation of Management Action Plans relating to open and overdue issues raised by GIA and document the implementation status;
  • Engage closely with key clients and stakeholders, under the guidance of the Audit Supervisors, to successfully execute the relevant engagements;
  • Gather risk information relevant to the WBG and share risk information with GIA management and staff; and
  • Provide ongoing coaching and mentoring to Audit Analysts to support staff learning and professional growth.

Selection Criteria

  • Graduate degree and professional credentials (i.e. Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Chartered Financial Analyst, Certified Public Accountant or equivalent);
  • A minimum of 7 years of relevant experience in one or more areas relating to audit, internal controls, governance and/or risk management preferably in financial institutions, international organizations, or similar environment. Audit/consulting experience with Big 4 Firms is a plus;
  • Institutional knowledge, experience working at the WBG or similar multilateral institutions, business acumen and a good understanding of risks in the Development space would be an asset;
  • Proven track record in internal audit delivery in large, complex, multinational financial services or international organizations. A strong understanding of internal audit practices and procedures, and demonstrated ability to understand, analyze and interpret data using widely used tools like Excel, Business Intelligence, Tableau, etc.;
  • Highly proficient in MS Office Suite and skilled in creating effective Power Point Presentations and Reports in MS Word;
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and communications skills; ability to successfully manage high priority projects with a variety of stakeholders, and deliver high quality work;
  • Proven experience compiling data and information thoroughly with guidance; leveraging existing information. Analyzes data, presents results, and draws conclusions or provides insights into engagement with supervision and guidance. Develops logical viewpoint based on analysis and shows the thought process used to arrive at conclusions;
  • Excellent partnering skills and stakeholder management. The successful candidates need to successfully navigate the organization, build strong relationships, and work collaboratively with internal clients;
  • Effective oral and written communications skills, with ability to effectively prepare, present and discuss findings in written and oral form to convey complex ideas in an engaging manner with clarity, diplomacy and precision. Highly proficient in English, both speaking and writing;
  • Unquestionable ethics and integrity; Demonstrates personal integrity and adheres to professional principles, values and ethics; and
  • Proactive and innovative, with an open and collegial work style with ability to listen and integrate ideas from diverse views, create partnerships and collaborate with others.

Core Competencies

Lead and Innovate - Develops innovative solutions. Contributes new insights to understand situations and develops solutions to resolve complex problems. Adapts as circumstances require and manages impact of own behavior on others in context of WBG’s values and mission. Identifies and pursues innovative approaches to resolve issues

Deliver Results for Clients - Proactively addresses clients’ stated and unstated needs. Adds value by constantly looking for a better way to get more impactful results; sets challenging stretch goals for oneself. Immerses oneself in client experiences and perspective by asking probing questions to understand unmet needs. Demonstrates accountability for achieving results that have a development impact and financial, environmental and social sustainability. Identifies and proposes solutions to mitigate and manage risks.

Collaborate within Teams and Across Boundaries - Collaborates across boundaries, gives own perspective and willingly receives diverse perspectives. Appropriately involves others in decision making and communicates with key stakeholders. Approaches conflicts as common problems to be solved. Actively seeks and considers diverse ideas and approaches displaying a sense of mutuality and respect. Integrates WBG perspective into work.

Create, Apply and Share Knowledge - Applies knowledge across WBG to strengthen solutions for internal and/or external clients. Leverages department’s expertise and body of knowledge across WBG to strengthen internal and/or external client solutions. Seeks to learn from more experienced staff to deepen or strengthen their professional knowledge and helps others to learn. Builds personal and professional networks inside and outside the department unit

Make Smart Decisions - Interprets a wide range of information and pushes to move forward. Seeks diversity of information and inputs, researches possible solutions, and generates recommended options. Identifies and understands risks and proposes recommendations. Based on risk analysis makes decisions in a timely manner within own area of responsibility, considering the interests and concerns of stakeholders.

Poverty has no borders, neither does excellence. We succeed because of our differences and we continuously search for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds from around the globe.


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