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Internal Auditor Job in Kenya

Position: Internal Auditor

Location: Isibania, Kenya

About the Organization: Nuru International Kenya is an NGO committed to ending extreme poverty in remote, rural areas by offering locally-led training in agriculture, personal finance, healthcare, and education.

Nuru focuses on cultivating service-minded leaders and equipping people with tools and knowledge to lead their communities out of extreme poverty.

Using local income-generating activities, Nuru sustains its work and funds program scaling into neighboring districts – thereby multiplying impact.

Nuru's vision is to empower people living in extreme poverty so that they can be able to make meaningful choices about their lives.

About the Position: The person shall directly report to the Executive Director, s/he will also be responsible to the Team Leader.

Under direction of the Executive Director, the auditor is responsible for the timely execution of risk-based internal audits, as well as assisting in conducting other internal audits as shall be directed.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Conduct audit testing of specified area and identify reportable issues and dimension of risk
  • Conduct risk assessment of assigned department or functional area within the established or required timeline.
  • Engage in continuous education and development to understand and to advise on the application of best practices/industry norms in the finance/accounting field.
  • Provide support to the organization’s anti- fraud efforts
  • Teams and works closely with External Auditors as directed
  • Evaluate and ensure regulatory compliance as per GAAP in Kenya and the organization’s financial/accounting policies and procedures.
  • Regularly conduct audits in the field on money being handled by Field Officers/Managers and report any irregularities to relevant Program Manager and to Senior Management accordingly so as to realize efficiency.
  • Troubleshoot and advise on viable and feasible solutions with regards to accounting/financial procedures.
  • Communicate findings to senior management both verbally and through comprehensive reports of all audit functions from time to time, when and as may be required.
  • Continually review the suitability of internal control procedures
  • Determine scope of review in conjunction with the Head of Finance.
  • Establish risk- based audit programs
  • Assist the Head of Finance in evaluating the organization’s readiness in case of business interruptions.

Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or CPA finalist.
  • CPA or CIA preferred.
  • Hands on knowledge and skills in the use and application of GAAP.
  • 3-4 years working experience as an Internal Auditor or Independent Accountant or any other industry experience.
  • Experience conducting field audits, especially working with field staff (e.g. Field Officers) handling cash
  • Strong analytical, written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and relationship building skills
  • Proactive and meticulous.
  • Financial Systems knowledge and familiarity
  • Ability to adapt to change quickly and be able to multi-task.
  • A demonstrated understanding and commitment to the principles and ideologies of servant leadership.

Working Conditions:
  • Work is performed both in an office environment as well as in the field. Some work is also expected from the computer at home during evenings and weekends during busier seasons.
  • Reports to the Executive Director.

  • Commensurate with demonstrated skills and experience.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer: Nuru International is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Application Process:

Interested applicants should submit their testimonials including resume/CVs and cover letter supported by at least two known references.

Please complete your application in English, Include your phone number, and turn it in at our main office (see PO Box for mailing information) or email it to

Please outline how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position.

The advert shall run from the 20th May 2014 up to 19th June 2014.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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