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Internal Auditor Job in Nairobi Kenya

Our client is an Environment Organization based in Nairobi and established to mobilize, manage, and avail resources for environment management.
Internal Auditor
Overall Purpose: Responsible to the Chief Executive for monitoring and evaluating how well risks are being managed, the business is being governed and internal processes are working by advising management on how to improve systems and processes so as to make sure any issues that affect the survival and prosperity of the organization are dealt with. 

In addition, the officer will be responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive loss and waste prevention programme through independent, systematic and objective audit reviews and programmatic evaluations of business policies, systems, processes and practices.

Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop, implement and evaluate internal control framework for preventing and detecting irregularities such as fraud, theft, robberies, dishonesty and negligence as well as managing organizational risks factors
  • Determine the adequacy of internal controls by conducting protective and constructive audits of controls mechanisms, financial records, administrative procedures, workflow process as well as MIS and security systems
  • Examine and inspect activity records, accounting systems and procedures relating to organizational assets such as equipment, machinery, facilities, including knowledge assets and intellectual property to determine their efficiency and protective value and the degree of resource utilization
  • Monitor and review procurement policy and procedures including staff recruitment and selection process to ensure that all decisions made with regard to purchasing of goods and services, including staff appointments comply with approved guidelines
  • Analyze data for evidence of deficiencies and weaknesses in internal controls, duplication of effort, extravagance, fraud or lack of compliance with approved policies and government regulations pertaining to the procurement and disposal of public property
  • Provide leadership in the conduct of special audits to investigate and discover the mechanics of detected fraud; also develop effective controls for fraud prevention and provide suggestions for improving accountability and performance
  • Coordinate and interact with members of the Board Audit Committee, all staff, and with external auditors and Government agencies as necessary, may be required to testify in courts of law; may also be required to interact with stakeholders and members of the public
  • Evaluate progress and status of steps taken to address any current and past audit comments received from all external audits in order to follow up on the implementation of their recommendations aimed at strengthening the reliability and integrity of various operations and business processes
  • Perform other duties as may from time to time be assigned by the supervisor
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Economics or equivalent qualifications
  • Professional accounting qualifications such as CPA/ACCA and membership to a relevant professional body
  • Minimum five (5) years relevant professional experience in the areas of accounting and audit gained from an organization with strong internal control frameworks.
Key Skills & Competencies
  • Demonstrated thorough knowledge of approved principles, audit procedures, and practices involving accounting and financial planning, record keeping including government policy and accounting procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to properly execute audits
  • Innovation to improve organization’s operational policies and procedures, business processes, audit objectives and key management strategies for the audit function
  • Proficiency in spreadsheet databases, word-processing, presentation applications,, and record keeping systems and working with large and complex data sets
  • Ability to provide timely and accurate information on matters related to audit without compromising the independence or objectivity of the internal audit function
  • Ability to work independently without supervision and to maintain highest integrity and confidentiality of audit information
Terms of Offer
The successful Applicants will be offered a vibrant working environment, attractive remuneration package commensurate with the seniority and responsibilities of the position.

Interested and suitably qualified candidates should forward their applications in PDF format via email clearly quoting the job title and job reference number in the Subject Area as well as the cover letter.

The application should include a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae indicating telephone contacts, mail address, names and contacts of three (3) referees to: 

Email address 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Our client is an equal opportunity employer.

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