(Internal) Audit Manager - Non Profit Feminist Activism



As (Internal) Audit Manager, you are responsible for defining and implementing the required verification and audit process over the financial reporting of our grantee partners. The (Internal) Audit Manager reports to the Director of Finance, People & Operations.

The (Internal) Audit Manager leads and has overall responsibility over compliance with the Mama Cash audit procedures, working closely with the Director of Finance, People & Operations and the Director of Programmes.

Job description

Develop and maintain the infrastructure for compliance and assurance:

  • Ensures the implementation of the audit procedures and plan and if required further develop processes and procedures to ensure assurance and compliance internally and externally.
  • Ensures that Mama Cash’s audit process complies with institutional donor requirements and with international audit standards.
  • Builds a culture of risk-awareness both internally and externally.
  • Works to ensure that grantee partners’ (financial) systems and processes mature over time through the implementation and monitoring of audit recommendations.
  • Works in an integrated way with the Movements team to ensure grantee partner’s audit recommendations are included in the accompaniment strategy for each of the grantee partners.
  • Maintains good relations with colleagues in the sector to stay abreast of relevant trends and changes in Mama Cash’s fields of interest especially vis-á-vis audit requirements/developments.
  • Represents Mama Cash externally towards (institutional) donors, consultants and external auditors.

Result: An effective and efficient infrastructure for compliance and assurance that supports Mama Cash’s core strategic objectives and complies with laws, regulations and best practice.

Coordinate and perform audits:

  • Defines audit plan and ensures audit plan complies with the relevant international auditing standards and institutional donor requirements.
  • Leads the end-to-end audit process, including definition of audit protocol and process; communication and training on said audit process to grantee partners; audit planning and (monitoring of) execution; audit reporting to grantee partners, Mama Cash’s Management Team, and institutional donors.
  • Works directly with grantee partners, the Mama Cash Finance team and Movements team to optimise the audit process and formulate areas for improvement both internally and over grantee partners’ (financial) processes.
  • Seeks ways to professionalise and systematise the work of grantee partners to be more (financially) robust, effective, and efficient.
  • Defines and monitors annual audit budget, including management and coordination of freelance / interim audit professionals.
  • Reports and presents audit findings in a technically sound and constructive manner to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Communicates, directs, and relays technical audit requirements to grantee partners) as well as liaise on these requirements with institutional donors and Mama Cash’s Management Team.
  • Leads the cross-functional efforts in completing the audit plan and inspires trust and collaboration across teams.
  • Reports on a timely and regular manner to the Director of Finance, People & Operations (and wider Management Team when necessary).

Result: Audits are performed according to plan, standards and regulations and management information is generated.


Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Commitment to Mama Cash’s vision, mission and values including intersectional feminism, social and environmental justice, and the rights of intersex people, trans people, girls and women.
  • Master’s level degree or equivalent knowledge of Audit, Accounting, Financing, or a relevant and related field.
  • Proven track record in auditing and experience in analysis, implementation and evaluation of financial reporting, financial close processes and internal control systems.
  • Knowledge of relevant audit, financial and IT developments and trends and the ability to translate and implement these into actionable plans.
  • Relationship building skills; ability to present and represent Mama Cash in a convincing manner.
  • Communications and interpersonal skills (verbal and written English proficiency, proficiency in another working language of Mama Cash desirable) with the ability to interact with people from a wide diversity of backgrounds, cultures and working styles.
  • Planning, problem solving and project management skills including the ability to stay focused on details, deadlines and delivery.
  • Hands-on mentality.
  • Lived experience of resisting injustice and different forms of systemic oppression including but not limited to sexism, racism, homo-antagonism, trans-antagonism, classism and/or disablism, and their intersections.
  • Preferably has knowledge of human rights, social justice, environmental justice, international development and/or (funding) feminist movements.

Company description

Mama Cash supports women, girls, and trans and intersex people who fight for their rights. Activists who tirelessly and fearlessly make their voices heard. Who criticise oppressive or restrictive norms and practices, and lobby for fair laws. Who demand their political and economic rights, and insist on bodily autonomy. Together with these activists and our donors, we work towards a more just world for women, girls, and trans and intersex people.

Mama Cash was conceived around a kitchen table in Amsterdam in 1983. Since then, we have grown from a group of five feminist activists into an international fund that supports women’s, girls’, trans and intersex people’s movements around the world. Mama Cash can count on more than 40 very motivated and dedicated staff members and some volunteers.






Matthijs Lemaire

(Internal) Audit Manager - Non Profit Feminist Activism
Match criteria
Gewenst aantal uren
  • 36 - 40 uur
  • Internal Audit
  • Compliance
  • Risk Management
  • WO
  • Non Profit