Thursday, 25 February 2016

Head of Internal Audit

Job Title: Head of Internal Audit

Job Code: HIA/FCB/160224

Number of Positions Open: 1

Reports To: Managing Director
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Summary: Our client is a leading commercial bank in Kenya looking to recruit a Head of Internal Audit.

Job Summary: To evaluate the bank’s operations and find ways to optimize performance through risk management, control and governance processes and check that the bank is adhering to industry regulations. 

Also responsible to provide objective and independent assurance on efficiency and effectiveness of the banks internal controls in mitigating current and evolving risks.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Conduct regular audit reviews of the operations of the bank as per the improved annual audit plans and report to the Board Audit Committee
  • Provide regular reports and follow up on audit findings and that have been discussed by the board audit committee on quarterly basis
  • Evaluates and provides reasonable assurance that risk management, control, and governance systems are functioning as intended and will enable the bank’s objectives and goals to be met
  • Report risk management issues and internal controls deficiencies identified directly to the Board Audit Committee and provides recommendations for improving the bank’s operations, in terms of both efficient and effective performance
  • Liaise with external auditors and CBK inspectors while conducting an audit of the bank as appropriate
  • Evaluates information security and associated hazard exposures
  • Evaluates regulatory compliance program with consultation from legal counsel
  • Evaluates the organization’s readiness in case of business interruption
  • Maintains open communication with management and the audit committee and engages in continuous education and staff development
  • Test banking models and document the findings
  • Provides support to the company’s anti –fraud programs and evaluate financial records and fraud invest
  • Perform any assigned duty by the management
Educational Background:
  • Professional Qualification in CPA/ACCA is required.
  • Other qualifications like CISA/CIA will be an added advantage.
  • A Masters in Business Administration is an added advantage.
Professional Experience:
  • 9 years’ experience in External and Internal Audit and 3 years’ experience in banking industry
  • Teamwork skills
  • Knowledge of business acumen
  • Intercultural competence
Key Skills and Competencies:
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills,
  • Strong management and administrative skills
  • Effective planning, organizing and problem solving skills.
  • Strong Business and Financial Analytical skills.
  • Initiative and self-drive.
  • Superior communication and inter-personal skills, including report writing
How to Apply:

Interested candidates holding the necessary requirements, good performance and / or references are encouraged to apply with detailed CV’s, inclusive of names and contacts of 3 referees, current telephone number and email address by clicking on: Head of Internal Audit

Kindly include your current and expected remuneration in your resume.

Be advised, this job is open to Kenyan nationals only



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