CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES JOB VACANCIES 2021
CRS Indonesia is Looking for an External Auditor (Audit Company) to Audit the implemented the Multi-Purpose Cash Assistance and Disaster Risk Reduction Project in Central Sulawesi
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is a US–based voluntary organization working in more than 80 countries around the world to assist people victims of disasters, people in need and the disadvantaged regardless of race, belief or nationality. CRS has been operating in Indonesia since 1957 under a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Social Affairs to support local communities struggling to alleviate human suffering, eradicate poverty, and become self-reliant through the implementation of mother and child health and nutrition programs, agricultural livelihoods, and disaster risk reduction. CRS is also a major player in humanitarian and disaster response intervention in Indonesia. CRS implements its programs in collaboration with local non – government organizations operating in CRS’s geographical target areas.
CRS Indonesia implemented the Multi-Purpose Cash Assistance and Disaster Risk Reduction Project in Central Sulawesi which was funded by Cordaid/SHO. The project geographically targeted underserved communities in Donggala, Palu and/or Sigi in Central Sulawesi, which suffered high rates of structural damage from the disaster. CRS helped affected families meet their basic needs and recover their lost assets through cash-transfer assistance, while strengthening local community DRR initiatives, and by encouraging households to self-organize in savings groups.
As per project agreement, the project with the budget, with a budget of Euro 400,000, will be audited by an independent external auditor assigned by CRS Indonesia. CRS Indonesia is required to submit a project audit report on how funds have been expended this report is to be accompanied by a management letter and shall be submitted in hard copy or a certified scan submitted to Cordaid/SHO.
OBJECTIVE OF THE AUDIT
The objectives of the audit project financial statements are:
- to authorize the external auditors to convey an independent professional opinion on the financial position of the Multi-Purpose Cash Assistance and Disaster Risk Reduction in Central Sulawesi Project and to ensure that the funds utilized by CRS Indonesia have been used for their intended purpose.
- to verify that the financial statements are in accord with the program accounts (books of account), which provide the basis for the preparation of the financial statements and are established to reflect the financial transactions in respect of the program maintained by the program implementing entities.
SCOPE OF THE AUDIT
This scope of works addresses the requirement for an external audit of financial statements of Multi-Purpose Cash Assistance and Disaster Risk Reduction in Central Sulawesi Project from the period of 1 February 2019 to 30 September 2020.
The audit subjects are:
- The financial transaction and consolidated financial statements of project of the expenditures of CRS.
- The audit should be carried out following generally accepted either national or International Standards on Auditing (ISA) auditing standards and will include tests and verification procedures as the auditors consider necessary.
- Sufficient audit evidence should be gathered to substantiate in all material respects the accuracy of financial statements.
- The information, which is subject to verification by the Auditor, is all information which makes it possible to verify that the expenditures claimed in the consolidated financial statements have occurred and are accurate and eligible according to the established rules and regulations of CRS and donor and only for the purposes for which the funds were provided.
- Appropriate supporting documents, books of accounts, and records relating to all project’s activities and expenditures have been kept. The books of accounts and the presented financial statements should have clear linkages.
- The financial statements have been prepared by CRS management in accordance with applicable accounting standards and give a true and fair view of the financial position of the project and its receipts and expenditures for the period ended on the audit period.
- Comprehensive assessment of the adequacy and effectiveness of overall internal control system and the accounting system to monitor expenditures and other financial transactions.
- The processes and records on which these documents are based.
External Auditor will have to present the audit report to CRS and provide any clarifications required by CRS. The audit report of the auditors should state if the audit was not in conformity with any of the above and indicate the alternative standards of procedures followed.
DELIVERABLES OF EXTERNAL AUDITOR
The audit report should obviously indicate the auditor’s opinion. This would include at least the following:
- The title, addresses, and an opening or introductory paragraph containing: (i) identification of the financial information audited including the period covered; and (ii) statement of the responsibility of the entity’s management and the responsibility of the auditor.
- A scope and methodology paragraph describing the nature of the audit referencing: (i) the accounting standards that have been applied and indicate the effect of any deviations from those standards; (ii) the audit standards that were applied (ISAs or national standards); and (iii) the work the auditor performed.
- An opinion paragraph closing containing: (i) whether the financial statements and supporting documents present the cash receipts and expenditures in all material respects and that the funds were used for the purpose defined by the work programme; (ii) whether the financial transactions reflected in the statements are in accordance with financial regulations and procedures, budgetary provisions and other applicable directives; and (iii) summary assessment of the efficiency of the management and internal control system.
In the case of an adverse audit opinion, the auditor should indicate:
- The influence on the transactions and receipts included in the financial statement;
- The grant conditions that have not been met; and/or
- Any unlawful acts identified.
Audit reports will be provided in English.
The auditor should submit a letter to the management after the completion of the audit. The topics/issues to be covered in the letter should include:
- An assessment of the efficiency of the administration, management, and internal control system of CRS.
- A description of any specific internal control weaknesses noted in financial management. Recommendations to resolve/eliminate the internal control weaknesses noted should be included.
- Management comments/responses to audit findings and recommendations.
TIMELINE OF THE AUDIT
The audit work shall be completed maximum one month from the date of commencement of the audit.
QUALIFICATION AND INDEPENDENCE OF EXTERNAL AUDITOR
- The auditor must be completely impartial and independent from all aspects of management of financial interests in the entity being audited.
- The auditor should not, during the period covered by the audit or during the undertaking of the audit, have any financial or close business relationships with any senior participant in the management of CRS. The auditor should disclose any relationship that might compromise his/her independence.
- The auditor should be experienced in applying either national or ISA audit standards, whichever is applicable for the audit.
- The auditor must employ adequate staff with appropriate professional qualifications and suitable experience with auditing standards, including experience in auditing the accounts of entities comparable in size and complexity to CRS.
- Curriculum vitae should be provided to CRS by the principal of the audit institution who would be responsible for signing the opinion, together with the CVs of managers, supervisors and key personnel proposed as part of the audit team. CVs should include details on audits carried out by the applicable staff, including ongoing assignments indicating capability and capacity to undertake the audit and experience in auditing financial statements.
ACCESS TO FACILITIES AND DOCUMENTS
The auditor will have full access at any time to all records and documents such as books of account, legal agreements, minutes of committee meetings, bank records, invoices, contracts, etc. The auditor will have the right access to banks and depositories, consultants, contractors and other persons or firms engaged by the program management over the period under the audit review.
The audit fees will be determined through a competitive bidding process.
LOCATION OF SERVICES
The required service of external audit will be rendered at CRS Indonesia Jakarta office at Jl. Cililin II No 4, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta Selatan
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CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Applicants who fulfil the above requirements are requested to submit all required documents to Indonesia_HR@crs.org by January 20th, 2021. Please, indicate External Audit in the subject.
“Only short-listed candidates will be invited via e-mail/phone for Interview”