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Kenya Seed Company (KSC) Limited is a State Corporation operating as a commercial enterprise for profits under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries established under the Companies Act, Cap 486 with private shareholding.

Its primary mandate is to produce and market top quality certified agricultural seeds to the farming community and contributes to food self sufficiency in the country. 

The Company is seeking to recruit talented, creative, competent and dynamic team players with proven track records to the following vacant position:-

Internal Audit Manager

Ref: KSC/ADVT/006/2016

Reporting to the Managing Director, the successful applicant will be responsible for providing independent and objective assurance on the effectiveness of the Company’s internal controls, risk management systems and governance processes.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Plan, organize, and carry out internal audits including the preparation of audit plans and the necessary resource requirements
  • Perform risk-based audits/reviews in line with the annual audit plan.
  • Establish an audit system that ensures quality of internal auditing activities and processes.
  • Conduct audit reviews on the effectiveness of risk management system/processes and adequacy of internal controls.
  • Carry out risk identification, assessment and audit planning for high risk areas within the functions of the Company and develop practical action plans for improvement of controls and management of risks.
  • Maintain and monitor the Corporate Risk Register.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls and systems.
  • Provide reports to the Audit Committee of the Board in regard to Corporate Governance processes and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Serve as a Secretary to the Audit Committee of the Board.
  • Provide the required professional leadership to the Internal Audit team and ensure an environment of highest standards of discipline and teamwork.
  • Manage and oversee the Department’s staff training, development and performance evaluation in accordance with the established Performance Management System in liaison with the Head of Human Resource.
  • Coordinate statutory external audits (Financial and System Audits).
  • Institute follow up mechanisms to ensure implementation of Audit recommendations.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Managing Director/Board from time to time.
Minimum Requirements
  • A Bachelors Degree in Commerce, Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field.
  • Masters degree in a relevant field
  • CPA (K) or its acceptable equivalent
  • CISA, CFE or CIA certification will be an added advantage.
  • Member of ICPAK and Institute of Internal Auditors.
  • Have a minimum of eight (8) years post qualification experience five (5) of which must be at senior Auditor level gained in a large manufacturing entity.
  • Experience in enterprise risk management.
  • Knowledge of Internal Audit Standards, Code of Ethics and other best Practice Auditing and Accounting Standards.
  • Good working knowledge of ICT applications including proficiency in accounting systems and CAATs.
  • Strong Financial Management orientation.
  • Have good communication, interpersonal and analytic skills
  • Demonstrable knowledge of strategic management processes
  • Comply with Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010
  • Be of high level of integrity and accountability
  • Team player
In addition, all applicants should submit certified copies of the clearance certificates from the following Institutions:-
a) Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI)
b) Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
c) Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
d) Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC)
e) Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
Appointment to the above position will be on a 3 year contract term.
Applicants who meet the criteria given above should submit their applications together with their updated CV, copies of certificates/testimonials and ID and provide details of their day time telephone contacts, current and expected salary, notice period required to take up appointment where successful, and names and contacts of three referees, to be delivered or mailed so as to reach the Managing Director at the Address below not later than 18th August 2016. 

All envelops/applications should have the Job Reference number clearly marked. 

Those who had applied for this position and meet the criteria may reapply.

The Managing Director,
Kenya Seed Company ltd,
Mbegu Plaza
PO Box 553- 30200

Kenya Seed Company Ltd. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender and/or disability. Lack of inclusion of all copies of documentation/details as sought for or any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

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