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Auditor Job in Kenya (KShs 50K)

Job Description: Auditor

Date Prepared: May 2011

Reports To: Audit Manager/Auditor in Charge

Position Supervises: None

Starting Salary: KES 50,000 pm

Contract Status: Temporary

A. Purpose of Position

The primary purpose of the position is to perform audits as assigned by the Audit Manager/Auditor in charge.

The auditor will assist the Audit Manager in reviewing and auditing of projects and programs to ensure the promotion of good stewardship of resources consistent with the purposes for which the funds were given. 

The incumbent will perform audits that are in compliance with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

B. Major Responsibilities

1. Conducts audits to assess the effectiveness of internal controls, accuracy of financial records, and efficiency of organizational operations using professional audit standards and practices by:
  • Examining various departmental records and interviews staff to ensure accurate recording of transactions and compliance with the client policies and procedures.
  • Inspecting accounting systems to determine their efficiency and protective value in the recording and management of organization resources.
  • Reviewing records pertaining to fixed and movable assets to determine degree to which they are effectively, efficiently and economically utilized.
  • Analyzing data obtained for evidence of deficiencies in internal controls, duplication of effort, extravagance, fraud, and non-compliance with country laws, government regulations, and management policies or procedures.
2. Prepares reports of audit results and recommendations to management using good written skills.

3. Conducts special reviews/investigations as directed.

4. Conducts compliance reviews of organization records to ensure compliance with Government statutory requirements in areas including but not limited to taxation laws, employment law and any other applicable local requirements.

5. Perform any other duties as directed by the Audit Manager/Auditor in Charge.

Core Capabilities
  • Able to plan and monitor progress of work so as to finish the assignments in a timely, cost effective way.
  • Exercises professional judgment and proactively seeks feedback resulting in customer satisfaction.
  • Conducts work in an honest and ethical manner and accepts responsibility for work assigned with a commitment for excellence.
  • Is transparent and objective and is willing to listen and bring out the views of others.
  • Clearly and concisely communicates audit results to appropriate staff.
  • Is a critical analyzer of information to determine significant from insignificant matters.
  • Actively keeps current on local standards and policies related to the profession.
  • Is a team player who is able to identify opportunities for positive change and takes initiative to communicate ideas to the Audit Manager/Auditor in Charge.
  • Proactively seeks opportunities to learn from mistakes. Openly shares knowledge and knows when to ask for help and guidance.
  • Ability to influence others, negotiates different views, and build consensus for meaningful audit results.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

The following knowledge, skills and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal courses and prior work experience.
  • Should have professional qualifications such as CPA (K), ACCA or equivalent. A University degree is an added advantage.
  • Should have a minimum of two years working experience preferably in NGO audits.
  • Should have good communication and quantitative skills. Strong analytical skills are also a prerequisite.
  • Must be able to travel extensively within the country and internationally up to 40% of the time.
  • Must have good working knowledge of computerised accounting systems, preferably Sun Systems & Vision. Must be computer literate in using Microsoft Office programs.
  • Must be able to work independently in remote areas.
Auditors with 2-4 years experience in auditing NGOs are needed urgently on temporary contracts running from 16th May 2011 to 31 August 2011.

Must have CPA or ACCA qualifications with university degree an added advantage.

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