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Finance Process Auditor, Nairobi, Kenya Job Vacancy

Position Title: Finance Process Auditor, Nairobi, Kenya 

About Bridge International Academies

Bridge International Academies is a for-profit startup company revolutionizing education across Africa with a unique business model. The company runs a large-scale network of low-cost
primary schools in Kenya that significantly outperforms other primary schools in the same areas because of our “school in a box” systems.

Our schools profitably deliver this high-quality education for less than $4 per child per month, which enable the schools to cover all their costs and create a profitable central organization at scale. We have launched 37 schools in Kenya, will double in size in the next 6 months, and plan to rapidly scale the company to serve more than 1 million students across the continent.

About this position

Reporting to the Head of Finance and Administration and working closely with the Chief Executive Officer, the position holder will be responsible for building an audit and risk and assurance function at the company’s head office with ability to deliver high quality business process and compliance audits that bring significant value to the business.

The position holder will develop audit and business control compliance schedules, perform compliance and financial audits and lead the development of internal control systems, processes, tools and training programmes to support the business in achieving high compliance levels.

This person will be responsible for performing process quality assurance of key business processes and major projects while working closely with the Technology team to embed controls around all aspects of the Microsoft Dynamics (Navision) ERP environment.

Key Areas of Responsibilities:

  • Development of the audit work plans, review with business leaders and roll out of audit and risk assessment activities to assure smooth and secure business operations throughout the year
  • Review existing procedures and develop improved tools, documentation and assessment structures to support land purchase and lease transactions while working closely with head of lands and legal department staff in this task
  • Identify risk aspects within other operations and finance functions and develop appropriate metrics to monitor and control all potential risk areas in the business
  • Build and enhance controls and rapid feedback reports and triggers within Microsoft Dynamics ERP systems with focus on robust procurement, warehousing, inventory management and asset and expenditure tracking and authorization in line with established approval limits and processes
  • Delegate, train and guide finance and operations team to undertake specific field and other audit projects with your oversight to assure quality, meeting of set deadlines and follow up of actions arising from the audits
  • Conduct audit assignments and build working papers in accordance with the Internal Audit policies and procedures and international best practice
  • Interface with management, staff and other stakeholders in reference to audit quality control and business process compliance issues.
  • Reviews, recommends and implements modifications to procedures and workflow as necessary to ensure efficient and effective processing of all business transactions.
  • Prepares monthly quality review reports for management review and discussion.
  • Work closely with external auditors other team members to complete each audit exercise until the assignments are completed and wrapped up.
  • Supervise interim and year end statutory audits to high quality finish within set deadlines
About you
  • Qualified accountant with ACCA/ CIMA or CPA, excellent academic record and a minimum of 3 years work experience with ability to work independently and supervise and develop a small team of business process analysts
  • Minimum of 5 years external/internal audit experience within a multicultural environment in a reputable large for- profit organization with strong internal controls.
  • Experience in conducting value added Process Audit in a property, construction or research environment with multiple business units is desirable
  • 2-3 years experience in a supervisory role within an audit or business process oversight position
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and analytical/problem solving skills
  • Business support oriented thinker with keen understanding and appreciation of business strategy within a systems orientation
  • Able to provide sound and commercially helpful audit and business control advisory services to management without compromising the need for robust oversight to prevent and mitigate business risks and all levels
  • Good communication skills, high proficiency in computer spreadsheets and good written and verbal presentation skills
  • Hands on knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics (Navision) ERP
  • Good leadership abilities to oversee and mentor personnel
The closing date to submit applications will is Thursday 20th October 2011.

CVs and applications must be uploaded via the Careers page at
 where detailed profiles are available.

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