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Internal Auditor Job in Nairobi Kenya

Job Title: Internal Auditor

Reference: IA _2012

Recruiter: Altima Africa Ltd

Contract: Permanent 

Location: Nairobi

Category: Experienced
Profile Introduction

Our Client, a leading services provider in the Kenya Capital Markets seeks to recruit an Internal Auditor responsible in the delivery of timely and effective work which involves providing independent and objective assurance on the management of risk and internal controls in the company. 

Primary responsibilities include performing financial, operational, system and process audits of the company’s business units and outsourced operations and implement a systematic, disciplined approach to  evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in Finance, Accounting or related fields 
  • CPA (K) or ACCA qualifications. CISA qualification will be an added advantage.
  • Three years of experience in Auditing

Job Specification- Internal Auditor

Internal Audit

  • Plan and coordinate the timely preparation of annual work plans and budget estimates as well as outlining key activities to be undertaken to achieve desired targets.
  • Monitor the administration and use of internal audit policies and procedures, and make recommendations for change to report compliance with regulatory and statutory requirements and best practice.
  • Perform business process risk assessment and determine areas of high risk and audit focus to be incorporated in the annual audit plan for approval by the Internal Audit Committee and the Board. 
  • Execute audit plans and document audit observations, findings and recommendations.
  • Examine, evaluate and report on the adequacy of internal controls and advice management, CEO and the Board on the same and recommend improvements as may be required.
  • Monitor and report compliance with overall company policies and procedures 
  • Identify and assess IT security risks, policies, procedures and technical standards.
  • Develop and maintain security policies, procedures and technical standards.
  • Conduct special audits and investigations and report on observations, findings and recommendations.
  • Regularly report and update the Audit Committee on planned reviews, investigations, risk and any other related ad-hoc activity.
  • Prepare comprehensive written reports.
  • Work closely with external auditors and provide relevant support as required.

Risk Management

  • Implement risk management  policies and processes designed to mitigate the risks associated with the company as approved by the Board
  • Regularly review and assess the integrity of risk control systems and ensure that the risk policies and strategies  communicated to  all employees
  • Ensure sound business continuity plans are in place and evaluate contingency plans on regular basis 
  • Keep a breast with external developments relating to the practice of corporate accountability and the reporting of associated risk, including emerging and prospective impact
  • Provide independent and objective oversight and review of the information presented by management on corporate accountability.
  • Attend and participate as Secretary in the Audit Committee meetings. Communicate and follow reports and recommendations to ensure implementation of action points as approved by the Committee.


  • Good understanding of internal audit, risk, accounting, and business issues
  • Knowledge of internal audit standards and best practices from relevant institutions such as IIA and ISACA
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good leadership and management skills
  • Strong planning and organization skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure

How to Apply

If you are qualified and up to the challenge and apply online by 5pm, 14th December 2012.

Please note that only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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