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Group Internal Audit Manager Job in Kenya

Vacancy: Group Internal Audit Manager

Reporting to the Director – Internal Audit, the Group Internal Audit Manager will provide reliable, value added and independent assurance to the Board, Audit Committee, Executive Management, External Auditors and regulators over the effectiveness of controls; mitigating current and evolving high risks and in so doing enhance the controls culture within the Group.

Key Responsibilities, Accountabilities and Deliverables:

1. Audit Planning / Design:

  • Develop an annual audit plan using input from the team and stakeholders to identify priorities and resource requirements for the year. Annual audit plan to cover all activities of operations for all the group and related companies
  • Meet with Directors and Managers to discuss needs and propose audits, to build stakeholder requirements into department plans.
  • Ensure plan is developed to meet the Audit Committee’s expectations.
  • Schedule and assign audits to team members, ensuring effective and efficient use of resources.
  • Ensure quality control of the team’s audit plans on an ongoing basis by reviewing and approving plans as they are developed and communicated to clients.
  • Ensure annual audit plans have contingency built in, to provide unexpected audits to clients as they may surface.
  • Report to the Audit Committee at the required intervals on Internal Audit assignments including planned reviews, investigations, risk advisory work and any other ad-hoc activity as required.
  • Keep abreast of developments in Corporate Governance practices and advise the business accordingly.
  • Provide assistance to the business in meeting regulatory requirements.
2. Conducting Audits
  • Oversee and provide quality control for the department’s audits, to ensure departmental mandate and business goals are met and that professional standards are maintained at all times.
  • Ensure completion of audit assignments to provide independent, objective assurance to the Audit Committee.
  • Develop the team’s engagement with and support of major business change programs thus ensuring that appropriate consideration of risk and control is given to all change.
3. Reporting
  • Ensure final reports are issued with all recommendations agreed and accepted by the audited individual/group. 
  • Develop new methodologies to improve the audit process, making it “easier” for the organization to request audits and implement recommendations.
4. People Management & Development
  • Manage and oversee team performance through performance planning, coaching and performance appraisals.
  • Hold direct reports accountable for managing and developing their assignments to ensure the department’s goals are achieved and customers satisfied.
  • Provide ongoing feedback to the team to ensure they develop the skills and competencies required for effective planning and individual professional and personal career growth.
  • Motivate and inspire the team by providing them with the information and tools they need to do their jobs well and meet customer expectations.
  • Deal with performance issues, discipline as necessary and address poor standards, ensuring department targets and customer satisfaction is not compromised.
  • Manage the head count, recruiting and deploying resources as required, to ensure the department budget is balanced and the right mix of skills and strengths are being leveraged as effectively as possible.
  • Improving the Practice of Audits/Championing Risk Management.
  • Build relationships with leaders across the organization to understand issues and identify areas for improvement for the organization as a whole.
  • Support and encourage team members to be proactive in identifying opportunities to share best practice with Trustees, Directors and Managers to improve the control environment.
5. General
  • Any other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job, the title of the post and its grading as requested by the line manager or Head of Department/Division.
Desired Education Background, Experience, Competencies and Skills

Educational and Technical;
  • Post Graduate Qualification in Finance or Professional Accreditation (ACA/ACCA/ CISA/QICA/ ACII / ACIB /AFPC).
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as the Head of internal audit in a Similar Industry (Edible Oils or Manufacturing).
  • Thorough knowledge of operating activities of FMCG with a Quality control background.
  • Sound technical knowledge of ORACLE/SAP.
  • Good working knowledge of Windows, MS Word and MS Excel & MS PowerPoint, Report writing skills and Multi-tasking skills.
Competencies and Skills;
  • Fellow of the Institute of Internal Auditors an added advantage.
  • Able to manage different teams, interact and communicate with management at all levels.
  • Able to apply “big picture” thinking, have sound analytical skills and Business Acumen.
  • Able to anticipate, adapt to and manage change and work independently and in teams.
  • Must be focused, pro-active, professional, independent, objective and ethical.
  • Must be able to manage conflict, diverse levels of stress, be resilient, self-motivated and action-oriented.
  • Good command of English language, communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Have negotiation and influencing skills, Project Management skills and Time management skills.
Application Process

If your background and qualifications match the required profile, please send your detailed CV, clearly showing examples of relevant experience, with the subject “Group Internal Audit Manager” to by 12th March 2015.

An attractive package will be offered to the successful candidate. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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