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Internal Audit Manager Job Vacancy

Opportunity Kenya Ltd is a microfinance institution with operations in Nairobi, Western, Nyanza and Rift Valley regions of Kenya. 

In line with the growing business needs, we are seeking highly competent, focused and results oriented applicants to fill Internal Audit Manager Position to be based in the Head Office.
Reporting to the Board Audit Committee with a dotted line to the CEO, the Internal Audit Manager will be responsible for the following:

Main Responsibilities:
  • Oversee activities of the Department including planning, organizing, directing, coordinating and controlling activities of Head Office and Business Units in line with the overall business goals and objectives of the directorate.
  • Coordinating, developing and motivating a staff within the audit function of the bank.
  • Conducting spot checks on high risk rated business offices along with regular cash audit.
  • Partner with management to identify risks, develop action plans and monitor completion.
  • Communicates audit progress and findings by providing information in status meetings; highlighting unresolved issues; reviewing working papers; preparing final audit reports.
  • Informs management of audit findings through conducting regular meetings with management to communicate audit findings and explore suitable solutions.
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations and corporate policies.
  • Lead day-to-day Internal Audit Department activities in the performance and management of internal audits, and management of special projects, primarily departmental, investigative and accounting.
  • Act as Internal Audit’s liaison with the Company’s process owners, management and external auditors.
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in business or Finance, CPA (K)/ACCA qualification.
  • Master’s degree in Finance or management CISA, CIA is desirable.
  • 4 years’ experience in External Audit or in Banking Audit background.
  • Advanced report writing skills.
  • Advanced computer skills-MS Office and excel.
  • Thorough knowledge of financial services/Micro finance industry policies and industry development.
  • Thorough knowledge and of regulatory requirements as relates to MFBs institutions.
  • Accounting principles and procedures including International Accounting Standards and ICPAK guidelines.
The Ideal Candidate will possess the following attributes
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Good at Investigation and probing skills.
  • Knowledgeable of relevant laws including the Companies Act.
  • Broad knowledge of industry and operations with banking or lending-related audit experience and mobile money or Mpesa audit experience will be a distinct advantage.
  • Ability to institute new, revolutionary ways of strategic business approaches, risk management and control practices.
  • Has to portray leadership and integrity qualities.
  • Self-driven, goal oriented, dependable and independent mind.
  • Free to travel occasionally around different parts of the country.

Qualified employees are invited to send their application letters, an up-to-date CV, copies of academic and professional certificates and names & telephone contacts for three current referees to by Wednesday 8th April 2015

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