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Internal Auditor (Tax Advisor) Job in Kenya

Internal Auditor (Tax Advisor)
The Company
Hass Petroleum is a regional oil marketing company with a significant presence in East Africa and the Great Lakes region. 

We have fully fledged operations in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan, Somalia and the DRC, dealing with sale and distribution of white oils (Diesel, Petrol & Kerosene), Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and our own brand of lubricants blended to world class standards.

The Job

We seek to recruit a qualified and experienced Tax advisor as part of the internal audit team to assist the audit manager in the planning, execution and conclusion of operational analysis and tax audits throughout the Group by providing independent analysis, appraisals, advice, and recommendations concerning activities reviewed.

Key responsibilities include

Internal Risk Strategy and Planning
30 % of Time
  • Assist the Line Manager in the design, development and implementation of Internal Audit Strategy and annual risk-based Audit Plan;
  • Provide Internal Audit Strategic Advice to various  Business Units;
  • Assist in the review of business plans to address emerging issues and risks and recommend appropriate management strategies to the Line Manager;
  • Make recommendations for update of  the Internal Audit Manual and compliance with its provisions;
  • Assist in the appraisal of the group wide internal control and compliance systems and making recommendations to the Line manager and respective Units for improvement.
Internal Audits and Technical Support                                                                                
70 % of Time
  • Handling tax assignments including audits, investigations, transfer pricing, health checks and due diligences
  • Handling technical queries and providing opinions on tax, VAT and customs and excise matters
  • Keep abreast of industry and business specific developments relating to tax and other regulations and understand how they affect the organization in terms of compliance and developing technical material;
  • Collect and analyze data to detect deficient controls, duplicated efforts, extravagance, fraud, or non-compliance with laws, regulations, and management policies;
  • Examine and evaluate financial and information systems, recommending controls to ensure system reliability and data integrity;
  • Assist in the analysis, and verification of annual reports, financial statements, and other records, using accepted accounting and statistical procedures to assess financial condition and facilitate financial planning;
  • Undertake independent objective reviews of Business Units and associated risks  and advise the Line Manager of any exceptions;
  • Perform audit work in accordance with applicable audit standards and provide the necessary corrective recommendations when deficiencies are discovered;
  • Assist in the monitoring and assessment of  quality of internal controls and make recommendations to the Line Manager  for improvements;
  • Assist in the measurement of  the degree to which various functions of the Group adhere to stated managerial policies or requirements;
Desired Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or related fields from a recognized university
  • CPA (K), CA, ACCA or equivalent professional qualification
  • Minimum of three year experience in a similar position preferably in an audit firm
  • Thorough knowledge of regional tax laws and practice
  • Sound analytical, interpersonal and communication skills
To Apply:

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the above criteria, please submit your application and updated CV to on or before 31st May 2013.

Due to the volume of responses, we shall only contact the eligible and shortlisted candidates for the position.

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