Internal Auditor Job in Kenya

Role summary

Based on the Conservancy in Kenya, the successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day engagement, management and execution of the Conservancy’s audit function. The internal audits will be designed to identify risks to achieving the Conservancy’s strategic, operational, reporting and compliance objectives; assess the adequacy of internal controls to mitigate identified risks; assess the effectiveness and efficiency of the Conservancy’s operations. The position will provide two core services: enterprise risk management, and internal audit.

This position will report to the Audit Risk and Compliance Committee of Board and is a key member of the Senior Leadership team at OPC.

This role main responsibilities include: –

  •  Formulate, develop and implement risk management strategies and annual audit plans;
  •  Evaluates the adequacy of system design, risk management and internal control framework in meeting business, operational and control objectives;
  •  Performing Risk Assessment tailored to each area under review necessary for the identification, analysis and evaluation of areas of significant weaknesses.
  •  Prepare an annual risk-based audit plan for approval by the Board Audit Committee and ensure its timely execution and continuous monitoring having due regard to the relative risk profile and the cost of resources.
  •  Preparing written reports to the Board’s Audit Committee detailing identified key control points and weaknesses in the system or function being audited and providing innovative and creative recommendations for correcting unsatisfactory conditions and improving operations.
  •  Develop, review and appraise the soundness, adequacy, application and efficiency of accounting, financial, business-process and other operating controls established to mitigate potential risks and/ or detect their occurrence.
  •  Assess the adequacy and effectiveness of the systems of internal controls, the compliance to laws and regulations, and the reliability of management information utilized in decision making.
  •  Periodically reporting to the Board Audit Committee on significant issues related to the Conservancy’s risk management, control and governance processes and related management action plans.
  •  Following up audit recommendations to ensure timely implementation/action and mitigation of identified risks
  •  Collaborate with cross-functional teams to implement audit recommendations and monitor progress.
  •  Stay abreast of industry trends, regulatory requirements, and best practices in internal auditing.
  •  Provide guidance and support to management and staff on internal control issues and risk mitigation strategies.
  •  Preparation and presentation of standard monthly and periodic audit reports
  •  Undertakes any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Education, qualifications, essential skills, knowledge, and experience

  •  Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Commerce, Actuarial Science, BBIT or BSC (Computer Sc);
  •  CPA (K), ACCA or Chartered Accountant Certified Internal Auditor (CIA);
  •  Auditing experience of not less than 7 years either in an audit firm or in reputable industry;
  •  Possess excellent report writing, oral communication, logical, problem solving and analytical skills;
  •  Working knowledge of computer assisted audit techniques, data analytics and Teammate and accounting systems;
  •  Experience in auditing information systems, Resource Planning systems and digital business processes will be an added advantage.
  •  Experience in operational, performance and risk-based audits

How To Apply

Interested and qualifying candidates should submit their CV and Application letter only to