Friday, 8 April 2016

Internal Auditor

Our client, a well-known company in the logistics industry in Kenya is looking for an experienced, results-oriented and energetic individual for the following position:
 
Job Title: Internal Auditor
 
Job Summary: The job holder shall play a central role of performing internal audits with a view to identify underlying business risks, examining and evaluating the adequacy, effectiveness and efficiency of the Company’s internal control systems and procedures and recommend corrective actions to improve operations and enhance internal controls, developing and promoting an internal controls culture and reducing costs.

Main Duties
 
 
The following duties and responsibilities are attributed to this position:
  • Continuously evaluating the Company’s internal controls, processes, policies and procedures to ensure that they are adequate, effective and in compliance with regulatory principles, industry standards and corporate guidelines; give recommendations on improvement and monitor implementation
  • Setting up internal audit systems and developing manuals and SOPs for the internal audit function
  • Carrying out risk-based audit reviews to assess the effectiveness of risk management and the adequacy of internal controls
  • Ascertaining the effectiveness with which the company’s assets are accounted for and safeguarded from all kinds of losses
  • Carrying out periodic spot checks on processes and records for selected high risk operating functions
  • Coordinating the documentation and revision of standard operating procedures with key emphasis on the adequacy of controls
  • Documenting results of audit fieldwork and drafting of internal audit reports
  • Carrying out special audits or investigations as may be required from time to time
  • Following up reviews and assessing implementation of management action plans to address internal control deficiencies
  • Auditing and verifying financial statement items and analytics
  • Systems and compliance testing
  • Checking compliance with process manuals, relevant legislation and other regulations
  • Investigation of incidences
  • Planning and executing audit assignments as and when they fall due
  • Preparing and presenting audit plans, management reports, monthly/quarterly audit reports, monthly/quarterly updates
  • Demonstrating successful implementation of audit recommendations
  • Timely planning and execution of internal / external audit activities
  • Assisting the development of an internal control culture, including training to staff
  • Monitoring the trends, best practice and developments in the internal audit arena
  • Spearheading the quarterly review of the audit plan
  • Liaising with the external auditor on internal control issues
  • Maintenance and archiving of audit reports and audit working papers for internal and external audit assignments
  • Conducting investigations to identify any lapses or fraudulent transactions as when required with a view to recommending further controls to avoid future losses
  • Initiating and organizing peer reviews of the audit reports to ensure these capture all the relevant value adding issues and are understood by the teams
  • Updating the audit programs to ensure all processes and operations of the business functions are audited comprehensively
  • Any other duties as may be allocated from time to time
Academic & Professional Qualifications 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance/Business or equivalent
  • Full ACCA/CIMA/CPA (K) qualification
  • Member of the Institute of Auditors / CIS
Skills & Work Experience 
  • At least 7 years of experience with at least 3 years’ experience in internal audit, internal controls, compliance and risk management, and audit techniques (work programs, tests, sampling, documentation, reports etc.)
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite of Packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.)
  • Experience in Internal Audit practice
  • Experience of working with Directors, the C-Suite and Senior Management level executives
  • Knowledge of internal audit principles
  • Expertise in internal audit, risk and control functions
  • Experience in Financial administration and expenses management
Personal Qualities & Behavioral Traits 
  • Integrity
  • Strong ethical values
  • High initiative
  • Excellent communication skills (written and spoken English)
  • Attentive to detail
  • Informed
  • Proactive
  • Trustworthy
  • Flexible
  • Resilient
  • Fluent written and spoken English and Kiswahili
  • Strong interpersonal, problem-solving, negotiation, planning and administration skills
  • No-nonsense approach to work, common sense and logical thinking
  • Excellent presentation, organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Committed to the job and mature with the ability to persuade and influence
  • Ability to prioritize work and to thrive under pressure
How to Apply
 
Interested qualified candidates are encouraged to send their updated CVs to the following email address:

opsrecruiter@yahoo.com 

Please note that CVs shall be shortlisted on a first-come-first-served basis. 

While we appreciate all applications we regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Please note that CVs shall be shortlisted on a first-come-first-served basis.

“We are an equal opportunity employer”

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