London, Greater London
£45,000 - £50,000.00 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Our partner, specialists in International Grant Assurance are seeking outgoing auditors for a critical role; navigating a diverse group of grant recipients & donors, such as the UN, EC & the World Bank worldwide (e.g. Malawi, Peru, Vietnam, Belgium, Oxford, Sierra Leone, Brazil, Fiji, Cameroon). You'll be London-based travelling 30+% per annum on assignments 1 to 3 weeks in length (Post Pandemic)

These unique and extremely rewarding opportunities would suit experienced multi-lingual audit professionals that are outgoing, love diverse travel experiences, meeting and supporting a broad range of inspiring people and supporting very worthwhile causes. A great opportunity to take statutory audit to the next level - broadening skills into a much wider more impactful remit.

Role overview

Complete international grant audits of a extremely diverse range of projects funded by international donor institutions ranging from emergency aid, to long term development in areas such as agriculture, health, education or infrastructure, to SME development or technical research. 

The role will use all your communication, problem-solving and analytical skills and will give you experience in working with major institutions all over the world. An example assignment might see you leading an audit opening meeting with a UN country office on the Monday morning, before heading off to spend a few days with a local NGO or government partners to audit the way they have spent UN funds. You will look at a sample of supporting documents to make sure the expenditure is genuine and for the purposes intended by UN, and review the internal controls of the NGO, making recommendations as to how these might be improved to strengthen the management of the UN resources. 


  • Qualified ACA / ACCA or equivalent  (Finalists considered)
  • Experience of grant management/ assurance or audit or similar within nfp or education sectors
  • Diplomacy and cultural sensitivity while working with a hugely diverse range of clients and beneficiaries
  • A real interest in international development and associated funding structures
  • 'Ideally' fluency in a second language is preferable, especially in French, German, Mandarin
  • Excellent communication, report writing and presentation skills

Candidates for permanent London based roles must have the right to work in the UK

About Us

AfID are leading specialists in supporting NGOs operating globally with their financial management capacity & recruitment needs, on both a 'pro-bono' & ,commercial' basis. For more opportunities in the international development sector (International & UK) or to find out more about how we can assist your non-profit organisation please visit the AfID website.

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Refreshed on: 15 January 2021
Closed date: 14 February 2021
Job ref: #347
Tags: Finance, Intl Development