Internal Auditor Job in Kenya


Job Summary

The successful candidates will be responsible for carrying out independent assessments of the University’s systems of internal control and advise the management and Council on their appropriateness and effectiveness.

Key Responsibilities

The duties and functions of the internal auditor shall include but not limited to the following

  • Develop and implement annual risk based internal audit plan that outlines the activities to be undertaken by the Internal Audit department.
  • Lead the Internal Audit Department as per the Approved Internal Audit Charter and
  • Internal Audit Plan, regulatory guidelines and the Institute of Internal Auditors’ Guidelines and Standards.
  • Carry out independent assessments of the University’s systems of internal control and advise the management and Board on their appropriateness and effectiveness.
  • Determine the level of compliance with internal policies, procedures, statutory and regulatory requirements.

  • Prepare and present timely audit reports to the Audit, Governance and Risk
  • Committee of the Council.
  • Conduct post audit reviews to assess the implementation of recommendations outlined in both external and internal audit reports; liaise with the external auditors on the both interim and final audits and agree with the respective departments the action plans required, guide and support the departments in the necessary preparation.
  • Prepare, implement and review of the department’s strategic plan and annual work plan.
  • Prepare the department’s annual budget and procurement plan; and conduct annual appraisal of members of staff in the department.
  • Perform such other official duties assigned by the Vice Chancellor

Academic & Professional Qualifications

  • A holder of a Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business AdministrationFinance option.
  • Bachelors’ degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration-Finance option.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)K.
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).
  • A member of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya.
  • A member of Institute of Internal Auditors.
  • Must have at least eight (8) years audit experience.

Knowledge & Competencies

  • Technical auditing and accounting skills.
  • Critical thinking and meticulous attention to details.
  • Keen interest on financial systems.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Strong IT skills.
  • Strong people skills.
  • Ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team.


The qualified candidate (s) shall be paid commensurately with their qualifications.

How To Apply

Applicants should email their application letters, certified copies of certificates and curriculum vitae (CV) giving details of their qualifications, experience and three (3) referees, as well as indicating their telephone and e-mail contacts.

Applications and related documents should be addressed to

The Chair of Council, Presbyterian University of East Africa (PUEA)

P.O BOX 387-00902

Applicants should state their current designations, salaries and other benefits attached to those designations.

The application letter must bear a subject whose details shall be the title and the reference code indicated in the advertisement of the applied job.

Applicants if shortlisted must show up-to-date and valid evidence of compliance with provisions of Chapter 6 of the constitution of Kenya, with specific reference to clearance by the following bodies.

  • Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Higher Education Loans Board
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
  • Criminal Investigation Department
  • Credit Reference Bureau

Applications should be emailed as one file in PDF to:

Closing Date: Friday, March 15th, 2024 Puea Is An Equal-Opportunity Employer. Only Shortlisted Applicants Will Be Contacted.