BBC Media Action: Call for Proposal - External Audit Services






BBC Media Action, the BBC’s international development charity, uses the power of media and communication to support people to shape their own lives. BBC Media Action has recently set up a country office in Indonesia in 2019. In order to support the operational activities of Indonesia’s office, we plan to procure the financial audit services for BBC Media Action’s project called “Return To The Forest” which was funded by The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) with total grant NOK 40 million over multiple years, which already spent NOK 3,158,960 in past years (May 2016 to Dec 2018). Detailed scope of work is included in Section B.

Objective of the Audit: 

The objective of the audit of BBC Media Action (BBC MA) project financial statements in Yr 2019 is to enable the auditors to express an independent professional opinion on the financial position of BBC MA and to ensure that the funds utilised by BBC MA’s activities have been used for their intended purposes
The books of accounts of BBC MA provide the basis for preparation of the BBC MA’s Financial Statements. Proper books of accounts as required by law have been maintained by BBC MA and also maintain adequate internal controls and supporting documentation for the transactions. 

Scope of the Audit:

The audit will be carried out in accordance with the International Auditing Standards and will include tests and verification procedures as the auditors deem necessary.                                                                                                                                           
Verify all funds have been used in accordance with the established rules and regulations of BBC MA and only for the purposes for which the funds were provided. 
Goods, works and services financed have been procured in accordance with the BBC MA established rules and procedures.   
Appropriate supporting documents, records and books of accounts relating to all activities have been kept. Clear linkages should exist between the books of accounts and the financial statements presented to. 
The financial statements have been prepared by BBC MA management in accordance with applicable accounting standards and give a true and fair view of the financial position of BBC MA and of its receipts and expenditures for the period ended on the audit period.
Comprehensive assessment of the adequacy and effectiveness of the accounting and overall internal control system to monitor expenditures and other financial transactions. 
Express an opinion as to reasonableness of the financial statements in all material respects. 
Include in their reports opinion on compliance with procedures designed to provide reasonable assurance of detecting misstatements due to errors or fraud that are material in the financial statements. 
Conduct entry and exit meeting with the Country Director of BBC Media Action Indonesia. 
In addition to the audit report, the auditors will prepare a Management Letter on the following: 
Give comments and observations on the accounting records, procedures, systems and controls that were examined during the field visit. 
Identify specific deficiencies and areas of weakness in systems and controls and make recommendations for improvement. 
Report on the implementation status of recommendations pertaining to previous period audit reports. 
Communicate matters that have come to their attention during the audit which might have a significant impact on the sustainability of the organisation. 
Bring to the Country Director’s attention any other matters that the auditors consider pertinent. 

Audit Duration: 

The audit work shall be completed maximum two weeks from the date of commencement of the audit the 2ndMarch 2020.

A selected audit firm will be contracted for one year with a possibility of extension for another year.


The Auditors on completion of the audit work will submit 5 (five) original copies of the Audit Report appended to the Financial Statements along with the reports to the attention of the Country Director. 
Management letter in accordance with the scope of work described here before. 

Auditors Experience and Qualifications: 

The audit firm should be based in Indonesia and have affiliation/membership with an internationally reputed audit firm.  The firm should have relevant experience in accounting and auditing of development projects, especially donor-funded operations.
The key audit team will comprise, at least:
An audit manager with at least ten years of experience in auditing and with a sound knowledge of donor-financed projects.
A team leader with at least a Master's degree in auditing/accounting or equivalent with a minimum of five years of experience in auditing; and
An assistant auditor with adequate experience and professional qualifications. 

Audit Fees: 

The audit fees will be fixed through a competitive bidding process.  

Location of services

The required service of external audit will be rendered at BBC Media Action’s Jakarta office at Noble House, 29th Floor, Mega Kuningan, Jakarta Selatan. 

Evaluation Criteria:

Experience, Skills and Ability of Service Provider
Past experience in similar work of this nature
Team member experience (accompanied by their resumes)
Ability of the bidder to fulfill BBC MA's requirements in stipulated timeline
Proposals must contain the details of the proposed approach to be adopted in order to deliver the service in accordance with the TOR Project management 
Bidder must allocate a project manager for this project; 
The proposal should contain a work plan, showing tasks, timelines;
Comply to the BBC Media Action Safeguarding and Data Protection policy.


The bidder should submit at least three relevant and contactable clients that were serviced in the past twelve months.

Payment Details:

Payment will be in accordance with a detailed budget breakdown as submitted through the proposal, and invoices will be expected from the consultant prior to payment.

Dateline of Submission: 

If interested in the above-mentioned opportunity, please submit your proposal including the technical, financial offers and CV to:

BBC Media Action located at Noble House, 29th Floor, Jl. Dr. Ide Anak Agung Gde Agung, Kavling E. 4.2 No.2, Kuningan, Jakarta Selatan 12950, Indonesia (attn. Edward Martin – Procurement Unit); or
email to:, not later than 7th February 2020 (attn. Edward Martin – Procurement Unit, with email subject: External Audit Services)
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further screening.

The BBC is an equal opportunity employer

Trirosa Merry Desilina
HR Manager, BBC Media Action
+62 816-1425-314
Jakarta Indonesia

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