Legal Aid Society
Head of Internal Audit
Legal Aid Society
Posted date 4th October, 2022 Last date to apply 11th October, 2022
Country Pakistan Locations Karachi
Category Accounting/Auditing
Salary PKR 175,000 - 200,000
Type Contractual Positions 1
Status Closed


The incumbent shall be resposible to verifies the financial status and operating procedures of the organization through a systematic program of audits and interacts with the departments; monitors systems and solves problems across the regions covered by the organization.

REPORTING TO: Chief Executive Officer & the Chairman.


  • Leads development of the organization’s annual audit plan before the start of fiscal year i.e. 15th of June.
  • Develop risk management framework and approve from finance and audit committee.
  • Develop, implement and maintain internal audit policies and procedures in accordance with local and international best practice.
  • Responsible for conducting the pre of business transactions,  and post audit (Controls, Compliance, Operational, and Integrated) across departments and regional offices.
  • Conducts Special Investigation; where and when needed, prior to taking management in confidence.
  • Manages performance of audit assignments, prepares work papers and audit reports.
  • Schedules and plans audits; initiates project planning, assess risk and develops audit direction.
  • Performs preliminary planning and establishes direction for audits, manage project to quality outcomes, while meeting established time budget.
  • Performs audit work, including plan preparation, work papers, finding, and associated reports; verifies the accuracy of financial records as they pertain to assets, liabilities, receipts, expenditures, and related transactions.
  • Identify and reduce all business and financial risks through effective implementation and monitoring of controls.
  • Ensure complete, accurate and timely audit information is reported to Management and Audit Committee and discuss issues with departmental managers before finalization of report
  • Surprise cash count shall be performed regularly.
  • To evaluate I.T information management systems and computer databases to ensure that confidential information of organization and proprietary intellectual property is secure. IT audits ensure that only authorized users are able to gain access to privileged information and that the information itself is accurate.
  • Coordinates and interacts with managers, and staff, and with external audit, stakeholders, as needed; may be required to interact with vendors doing business with the organization.
  • Consults with management, the managers and staff on operational and Program issues.
  • Trains new staff, as needed and provide advice and training to organization’s operational team on the internal control procedures and sub grantee auditing
  • Take lead role in the due diligence of donors and sub grantees, and reviewing the compliance and Audit verification. (Financial Report and Report preparation).
  • Conduct Risk assessment of the organization.
  • Conduct sub grantee financial verification and prepare their report.
  • Manages the organizations risk register to ensure it is updated every quarter and teams capacity is enhanced with respect to being able to identify, control and mitigate against risks.
  • Reports to Management once every quarter on the risk register.
  • Keeps abreast of organization policies and procedures, current developments in accounting and auditing professions, and changes in government laws, as applicable.
  • Coordinates and interacts with audit firms performing external audits of organization’s financial statements.
  • Participates in development, implementation and maintenance of policies, objectives, short-and long-range planning; develops and implements projects and programs to assist in accomplishment of established goals.
  • Develops and provides trainings to departments as requested.
  • Spends a week every month in the satellite offices (as determined in annual audit plan) for Audit purposes.
  • Conduct follow up audit and agree action plan necessary to implement the audit recommendations with the Regional, head of relevant department.
  • Any other task assigned by the CEO, Chairman, or Chief Legal Advisor


  • Minimum Qualification: CA/ACCA qualified or partly qualified
  • Minimum 4 years of Audit Experience (article completed)
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Ability to provide technical guidance and training to the staff members.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Knowledge of court processes and legal documentation requirements.
  • Ability to provide legal depositions and testimony.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Knowledge of auditing concepts and principles.
  • Ability to develop and implement audit plans and schedules.
  • Knowledge of financial recordkeeping procedures, laws, regulations, and standards.
  • Ability to persuade and influence others.
  • Knowledge of current changes and/or developments in applicable provincial/federal/local laws, and organization’s policies and procedures.
  • Understanding of IT control environment.
  • Ability to motivate others and promote teamwork.
  • Knowledge of governmental financial statements auditing and workpaper review.
  • Creative, energetic, ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work well in a team.
  • Good Computer skills (Microsoft word, Excel)
  • Demonstrated flexibility, motivation, and maturity to keep privacy and confidentiality.


EEO Statement:

Integrated into our shared values is LAS’s commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of sex, age, race, color, creed, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristics or conduct protected by law. LAS is committed to being an inclusive organization where all people are treated fairly, recognized for their individuality, promoted based on performance and encourage to strive to reach their full potential. We believe in understanding and respecting differences among all people. Every individual at LAS has an ongoing responsibilty to respect and support a diverse environment.


Females, minorities, and espacially abled candidates are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates may apply online latest by October 11, 2022.

Only shortlisted candidates will be called for tests & interviews.

The organization reserves the right to reject any or all applications.

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