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Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad, India

We look for outstanding educators whose work is characterised by passion, the ability to inspire others, excited by the opportunity to make a difference and committed to helping young people find their grand passion in life! Set on a beautiful 100-acre campus south of the historic city of Hyderabad, the Aga Khan Academy is part of a network of Academies which will eventually form an inter-connected global learning community of 18 schools in 14 countries. Based on the vision of His Highness the Aga Khan, the Academy deliberately recruits young people from a diversity of backgrounds and irrespective of their ability to pay. Our holistic approach enables young people to become ethical leaders empowered to make a positive contribution in a changing world. Children’s needs are at the heart of the Academy’s focus and high quality pastoral care is paramount.

Assistant Manager – Internal Audit:

As an Internal Auditor, you will play a crucial... role in ensuring the integrity of our financial operations and adherence to regulatory standards. Reporting to Regional Internal Audit Manager (India & Bangladesh), you will conduct thorough audits of our financial processes, internal controls, and compliance procedures across all schools within our group.

Key Responsibilities:

Assist the Regional Audit Manager in developing a risk-based audit plan.

Carry out audits in accordance with the Audit Plan vis-à-vis special assignments as advised by the Regional Audit Manager.

Recommend robust controls for the areas of risks identified during the audits.

Compile precise and clear audit reports

Evaluation of compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and effectiveness of existing policies and procedures and provide recommendations for improvements.

Liaise with the key members of the management team to compile Management feedback / action plans emanating from the audits.

Systematically track the action plans agreed upon and monitor the closure of audit findings.

Work with local managers and staff to ensure a robust control environment and alignment to best practices as advised by the Regional Audit Manager.

Assist the Regional Audit Manager in streamlining the audit policies and procedures, and audit working papers etc.

Assist in preparing the Audit Committee presentations.

The requirements

Qualifications & Experience:

A solid educational background such as CA, ACCA, CMA, or similar professional qualification in finance and / or audit.

At least 4 years of relevant professional experience.

Certifications such as CIA/ CISA/ CFE would be a plus.

Skills and Abilities:

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written & oral) including excellent report writing.

High degree of professionalism, commitment, and integrity.

Cultural awareness, understanding, and sensitivity.

An eye for detail and excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

Experience in analytical tools (e.g., Power BI) will be preferred.

Willingness to travel within India (including remote areas) and outside India.


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About the Agency

The Aga Khan Academies is an integrated network of residential schools dedicated to expanding access to education of an international standard of excellence to exceptional young men and women regardless of their ability to pay. The Aga Khan Academies' foundational values include pluralism, meritocracy and civil society. Housed in spacious and attractive campuses with beautiful facilities, the Academies offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum from the Primary Years Programme to the Diploma Programme and provide a rich opportunity for both teachers and students alike to grow both professionally and personally. The first Aga Khan Academy opened in Mombasa, Kenya in 2003. This was followed by an Academy in Hyderabad, India in 2011, Maputo, Mozambique in 2013 and Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2022.


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