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Internal Auditor Job in Kenya

ActionAid International Kenya (AAIK) is a non-partisan, non-religious organization that has been working in Kenya since 1972 to end poverty and injustice. 

AAIK is currently working in 16 counties in solidarity with women and people living in poverty and exclusion to address the underlying causes of poverty and injustice.

Our mission is to work with people living in poverty and exclusion to eradicate poverty by overcoming injustice and the things that cause it.

AAIK is a member of ActionAid International (AAI) Federation. AAI works with over 15 million people in 45 countries for a world free from poverty and injustice.

We seek to recruit a qualified person to fill in the position of:

Internal Auditor

The position holder will be responsible for examining and evaluating the adequacy, effectiveness and efficiency of the organization’s internal control systems and procedures and recommend corrective actions to improve operations, enhance internal controls and reduce costs where possible. 

The position reports to the Internal Audit Manager.

Internal Audit
  • Plan assigned audits in accordance with applicable Internal Audit Standards.
  • Conduct discussions of a preliminary nature with the heads of departments to be audited.
  • Carry out risk based strategic, financial and operational audits.
  • Document, evaluate and test systems and controls to determine their adequacy and effectiveness, ensuring;compliance with laws, regulations, and contracts;reliability and integrity of financial and operational information; effectiveness and efficiency of operations, and safeguarding of assets.
  • Identify with the auditee the corrective action, formulate recommendations, and reach an agreement on those recommendations and timelines with the responsible officer of operations audited.
  • Ensure that working papers and records are maintained.
  • Discuss draft communications and reports with those audited and, taking these discussions into account, finalize them for review by the supervisor.
  • Appraise adequacy of follow-up actions taken on audit findings and recommendations.
  • Assist in reviewing established policies, procedures and regulations.
  • May be asked to perform other related duties, such as replacing the Internal Audit Manager in his/her absence.
  • Update the internal audit recommendations schedule.
  • Update the external audit recommendations schedule.
Continuous Improvement
  • Assist the development of an internal control culture, including training to staff.
  • Continuously update audit programmes to ensure that emerging risks are addressed.
  • Monitor the trends and developments in the internal audit area.
  • Conduct ad-hoc investigations and reviews as requested by Senior Management.
  • Liaise with the external auditor on internal control issues.
  • Brief the Internal Audit Manager on fundamental findings in the internal audit reports
  • Report on internal control issues.
Key Competencies
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office and ability to use SUN accounting system.
  • Experience in risk management and auditing of computerized systems.
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills.
  • High degree of integrity and dependability.
  • Proven ability to work independently.
  • Commitment to continuous learning and willingness to keep up to date on new developments in the audit field.
  • Proven ability to write in clear concise manner and communicate effectively orally.
  • Ability to work in sensitive environments with respect for diversity.
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with officials at all levels.
Academic and Professional Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Commerce Degree or its equivalent from a recognized University;
  • CPA, ACCA or other internationally recognized accounting qualification;
  • 3 years’ experience with risk assessment, control analysis, audit procedures and standards and the internal framework of control preferably within the non-profit sector
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How to Apply

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Closing date for receipt of applications is December 18, 2015
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

ActionAid is an equal opportunities employer. 

Qualified women candidates are encouraged to apply.

NB: AAIK does not charge fees from applicants at any stage during the recruitment process.

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