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External Audit Services
Request for Proposals for Provision of External Audit Services
Deadline: 07 December 2020
About Christian Aid
Christian Aid is a UK-based international NGO which exists to support sustainable development, eradicate poverty and challenge the system and structures that keep people poor. The organisation works mostly through local partners in over 27 countries around the world. In Zimbabwe, Christian Aid has been operating with a country office since 1999, and eventually registered in 2018 as a Trust named Christian Aid Zimbabwe Trust.
About the assignment
Christian Aid Zimbabwe Trust wishes to engage the services of an audit firm for the purpose of auditing the financial operations and activities of the Zimbabwe country programme for the consecutive financial years ended 31 March 2019 and 31 March 2020 as per set provisions of the founding Deed of Trust.
Christian Aid Zimbabwe Trust’s financial year runs from 01 April to 31 March of the following year. The audit shall be carried out in accordance with International Standards on Auditing issued by the International Auditing and Assurances Standards Board (IAASB).
The audit shall be carried out by an external, independent, certified auditor who is qualified to produce and sign off accounts to International Standards on Auditing.
Proposals are being invited for the provision of annual external audit services for Christian Aid Zimbabwe Trust for the financial years ended 31 March 2019 and 31 March 2020. Tenders should clearly articulate the bidder’s capability and experience to carry out external audit services in Zimbabwe.
Minimum required outputs to be produced by the auditor at the end of the assignment shall include: The independent auditor’s report in accordance with the format in standard ISA 800/805 with an audit opinion clearly stated. The scope of the audit shall be stated in the report and the methodology used shall also be presented. The reporting shall be signed by the responsible audit partner (not just the audit firm) and their title; A management letter describing key controls, audit findings and weaknesses identified during the audit process.
The auditor shall make recommendations to address the weaknesses identified and the recommendations shall be presented in priority order. Measures taken by the organisation to address weaknesses identified in previous audits (if any) shall also be presented in the Management Letter. If the auditor assesses that no findings or weaknesses have been identified during the audit that would result in a Management Letter, an explanation of this assessment must be disclosed in the main audit report; A statement from the auditor stating the number of key checks that have been made.
The Format of the statement is given in Appendix 1Click HERE
Bids in sealed envelopes clearly marked ‘RFP for Provision of External Audit Services ‘must be addressed to: The Country Finance Manager Christian Aid Zimbabwe Trust 162 Josiah Chinamano Avenue Harare Clarification questions and requests for additional information should be made in writing or email to: