Chief Internal Auditor Job in Kenya

Chief Internal Auditor
 Responsible for the overall internal audit program for the organization, and operating independently of other departments. 

This position reports to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors, administers the Audit Policy, and coordinates the activities of the external auditors. 


  • Accountable for the development and coordination of the internal auditing activities.
  • Develop and implement internal auditing policies, procedures, and program.
  • Review of accounting procedures.
  • Survey functions and activities in assigned areas to determine the nature of operations, and adequacy of the system of control to achieve established objectives.
  • Supervise or conduct independent audits of records and activities, and prepare varied analyses of the departments, and branches for management.
  • Supervise, conduct, and report on the testing and adequacy of the  internal controls over financial reporting.
  • Investigate and determine causes of irregularities, and errors.
  • Recommend corrective action and suggest improvement.
  • Advise top management and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors on audit, and internal control matters.
  • Carry out special audits and/or investigations and other special assignments as may be required by management from time to time as well as providing ad-hoc advice on control issues
  • Manage subordinate employees in the auditing department. 
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performances; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. 
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the company’s policies, and applicable laws.
The profile
  • Bachelors degree  in Accounting, finance or business administration
  • Professional qualifications - CPA(K) or  ACCA
  • Minimum of 10+ years audit experience in public accounting and/or internal audit
  • Experience with risk and internal control assessment and remediation of control deficiencies
  • Flexibility and background in financial accounting and operational audit and compliance coverage including branch operating functions
  • Experience with ERP software
  • Experience with data analysis utilizing audit software and/or MS Excel
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills required with ability and experience in influencing and collaborating with other managers
  • Ability to coach and supervise staff and others and to plan and manage responsibilities independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to prepare and facilitate presentations related to audit and assurance activities and internal controls education
  • Must be computer literate, a team player, with good communication, analytical and problem solving and a good understanding of manufacturing operations.
Interested and qualified applicants should send their applications and CV’s stating their current and expected salary to not later than 20th March 2015.

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