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Audit Assistant

Reporting to the Internal Auditor, the Audit Assistant will be responsible for ensuring compliance with established internal control procedures;
Responsibilities
·         Participating in the formulation and preparation of annual audit scope and work plan;
·         Assisting in development of audit plans, monitoring and evaluation, risk assessment and quality review of audit reports.

·         Preparing risk-based audit programs;
·         Conducting risk assessment of assigned department or functional area in established/required timeline;
·         Appraising adequacy of internal control systems;
·         Completing audit work papers by documenting audit tests and findings;
·         Maintaining internal control systems by updating audit programs and questionnaires;
·         Preparing draft audit report for review and participate in exit meetings;
·         Preparing special audit and control reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing operating information and trends;
·         Performing post-audit follow-up to establish status of implementation of audit recommendation;
·         Any other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor.
Qualifications
The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications and competencies:-
·         Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business-related field;
·         CPA/ACCA Part 2 section IV or its equivalent;
·         One (1) year’s work experience in auditing or in a professional audit firm;
·         Experience in credit and lending operations will be an added advantage.

Administrative Assistant
Reporting to the Branch Manager or other assigned supervisor, the post holder shall be responsible for general office administration and coordinate administrative activities in the office.
Responsibilities
·         Overseeing all aspects of general administrative duties, logistics, equipment, inventory and storage;
·         Managing the front office, ensuring that reception duties are handled in an efficient, professional and courteous manner.
·         Administering and overseeing the office requirements related to procurement and operations;
·         Assisting in planning, scheduling and organizing meetings;
·         Designing, maintaining and archiving files;
·         Comprehensive diary management, including internal and external meetings, formal and informal engagements and keeping up to date with all activities
·         Maintaining an accurate record of books, catalogues, periodicals and magazines;
·         Compiling and distributing staff meeting minutes.
·         Sending and receiving of mails and packages;
·         Logistical support to the bank, KRA, lawyers etc;
·         Attending to customer enquiries;
·         Taking part in special projects as and when required.
·         Any other work as assigned by the immediate supervisor.
Qualifications
The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications and competencies:-
·         Diploma in Business related field or Secretarial services;
·         Proficient in Microsoft office applications.
·         Administrative experience in an MFI is an added advantage.
·         Meets all the requirements of chapter Six of the constitution

Debt Collector
Reporting to the Risk Manager, the Debt Collector shall be responsible for reaching out to customers to collect payment for overdue loans, or other payments.
Responsibilities
·         Tracking down customers who owe money from overdue loans and negotiate payment;
·         Reviewing accounts that are behind on their payments to determine appropriate action;
·         Contacting customers to collect overdue payments;
·         Liaising with marketing and operation teams to resolve customer queries/complaints;

·         Attending to customer enquiries;
·         Discussing options available to customers who are facing pending court action/CRB listing in order to come to mutually acceptable arrangements which prevent further litigation action;
·         Any other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor.
Qualifications
The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications and competencies:-
·         Diploma in a Business-related field from a recognized institution;
·         Minimum of 2 years’ relevant work experience;
·         Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Kenyan Constitution

Credit Analyst
Reporting to the Risk Manager, the Credit Analyst will be responsible for ensuring compliance to all internal and regulatory credit/other portfolio related policies;
Responsibilities
·         Monitoring and analysing the various customer segments with an intent of advising the business on areas of improvement;
·         Preparing credit reports, managing risk and ensuring compliance with Corporation credit policy and procedures;
·         Ensuring critical risk monitoring of loan portfolio and highlighting specific action points;
·         Reviewing and making recommendations relating to all new facilities;
·         Undertaking credit appraisals in order to ensure a quality loan book as well as making recommendations to the Management on each credit proposal in accordance with the Corporation’s Credit Policy;
·         Ensuring proper reporting, documentation and review to determine that lending to the respective segments is within acceptable risk;
·         Conducting risk profiles of various business sectors to act as guidance in assessments of related credit applications;
·         Analyzing the loan book in terms of credit risk exposures to the Corporation;
·         Review loan security margins as per the existing market trends and advice the management on any necessary reviews;
·         Ensuring proper reporting, documentation and review to determine that lending to the respective segments is within acceptable risk;
·         Management of credit risks through analysis and recommend approvals for facilities within the Institutions tolerable risk levels;
·         Ensure that all appraisal decisions meet the agreed SLA (service level agreements);
·         Reviewing and making recommendations relating to all new loan facilities;
·         Any other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor.
Qualifications
The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications and competencies:-
·         Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting or related field from a recognized university;
·         CPA K/ACCA/ CCP will be an added advantage;
·         At least four (4) years’ experience in credit function in a financial institution, two (2) of which should be in a similar position;
·         Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Kenyan Constitution.
How to Apply
If you fulfill the above requirements, please send your application to the undersigned including a cover letter, CV, ID, testimonials, a day time telephone number, email address and three referees not later than 27th February 2019. Hand delivered applications can be dropped at the Corporations Head Office Reception, Ntara Place 1st floor upon signing a delivery at that office.
MANAGING DIRECTOR,
MERU COUNTY MICROFINANCE CORPORATION,
P.O BOX 2564-60200,
MERU.
Meru County Microfinance Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
NOTE: For all positions, the applicant must indicate the current and expected salaries in the application.
Applicants should seek clearance from:-
1.  Credit Reference Bureau
2.  Kenya Revenue Authority
3.  Higher Education Loans Board
4.  Criminal Investigation Department
5.  Commission for Higher Education; for those with certificates from Private and foreign Universities

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