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External Auditor job at Holy Cross Orthodox Mission Hospital

Organization:

Holy Cross Orthodox Mission Hospital

About the Organization:

Holy Cross Orthodox Mission Hospital (HCOMH) is a faith based organisation private not for profit owned by Uganda Orthodox Church. The hospital is located at Namugoona 200metres off Hoima road and is strategically next to the central business district of Kampala and Wakiso. The facility forms part of the Uganda Orthodox Church health care network and currently provides services and programs of acute nature and offers packages such as medical, surgery, paediatrics, obstetrics, radiology, dental, HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment among others.

Job Description

Conducting independent examinations of an organization's financial statements to provide assurance on their accuracy, completeness, and compliance with accounting standards and regulatory requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Financial Statement Audit: Conducting independent examinations of an organization's financial statements to provide assurance on their accuracy, completeness, and compliance with accounting standards and regulatory requirements.

  • Risk Assessment: Assessing the risk of material misstatement in financial statements due to errors, fraud, or non-compliance with laws and regulations. Identifying key audit risks and designing audit procedures to address them effectively.

  • Audit Planning: Developing an audit plan outlining the scope, objectives, timing, and resource requirements for the audit engagement. Coordinating with audit team members and client personnel to ensure efficient and effective execution of the audit plan.

  • Audit Fieldwork: Performing substantive testing and analytical procedures to obtain sufficient and appropriate audit evidence. Sampling transactions, examining supporting documents, and testing internal controls to evaluate the reliability of financial information.

  • Communication with Management: Communicating audit findings, observations, and recommendations to management and other stakeholders. Discussing audit results, areas of concern, and opportunities for improvement with client management.

  • Audit Reporting: Preparing audit reports summarizing the results of the audit procedures performed and the auditor's opinion on the fairness of the financial statements. Issuing an audit opinion expressing whether the financial statements are presented fairly, in all material respects, or if there are material misstatements.

  • Compliance Audit: Conducting compliance audits to assess an organization's adherence to laws, regulations, contractual agreements, and internal policies. Identifying instances of non-compliance and recommending corrective actions to mitigate risks.

  • Professional Ethics: Adhering to ethical principles and professional standards established by regulatory bodies such as the International Standards on Auditing (ISA) and the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA). Maintaining independence, objectivity, and integrity throughout the audit process.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Education: A bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or a related field is typically required to become an External Auditor. Professional certifications such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA), or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) may be preferred or required by employers.

  • Audit Experience: Previous experience in public accounting or auditing is essential for External Auditors. Candidates should have a strong understanding of auditing principles, techniques, and methodologies. Experience with audit software and data analytics tools may also be beneficial.

  • Regulatory Knowledge: Knowledge of relevant accounting standards (e.g., International Financial Reporting Standards - IFRS, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles - GAAP) and auditing standards (e.g., International Standards on Auditing - ISA) is necessary to perform audit engagements effectively.

  • Analytical Skills: Strong analytical and critical thinking skills are essential for assessing complex financial transactions, identifying audit risks, and evaluating the sufficiency and appropriateness of audit evidence.

  • Communication Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required to effectively communicate audit findings, interact with clients and audit team members, and prepare clear and concise audit reports.

  • Attention to Detail: Attention to detail is critical for External Auditors to accurately identify and document audit findings, discrepancies, and areas requiring further investigation.

  • Ethical Conduct: Demonstrated integrity, objectivity, and professional skepticism are essential traits for External Auditors to maintain independence, exercise professional judgment, and uphold the credibility of the audit process.

  • Continuing Education: External Auditors should stay informed about changes in accounting standards, auditing regulations, and industry trends through continuing education, professional development programs, and relevant certifications or memberships in professional organizations.

How to Apply

The application letters and external audit proposals should be submitted in a single PDF or Word Document attached and sent to email address acmhospital.us@gmail.com.or and copy in naluberarider@yahoo.co.uk, all should be addressed to The Executive Director. Physical copies can also be sent to our premises not later than 5.0pm 30 April 2024. For any more inquiries, please contact 0772 38 31 91/0702 7091 19. Attach to your application a copy of your bank receipt for payment of a non refundable fee of Shs 100,000 to Mpigi Orthodox Health Centre, Mpigi branch Account No 9030005579669.

Deadline for Application

April 30, 2024

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