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Senior Internal Auditor Job in Kenya

Suitable candidates are invited to apply for the position of Senior Internal Auditor at Gateway Insurance Limited.

Job Purpose: The role of the Senior Internal Auditor is responsible for the execution of risk-based internal audits in accordance with the annual audit plan, as well as assisting with other matters and projects. 

The person will also be responsible for maintaining relationships with management and other assurance providers such as External Audit and following up on the implementation of recommendations made. 

The Senior Internal Auditor will be required to manage the audit team at Gateway Insurance and to report into the Senior Internal Auditor at Pan Africa Holdings. 

The Senior Internal Auditor will also be required to assist with other audits within the Pan Africa Holdings group.

Principal accountabilities:

Reporting to the Senior Internal Auditor Pan Africa Holdings Limited (PAIHL), the Senior Internal Auditor shall:-
  • Perform control adequacy reviews of business processes;
  • Perform control effectiveness reviews of business processes and policies;
  • Perform consulting assignments independently or by assisting the Sanlam Internal Audit team;
  • Prepare draft audit reports for discussion with clients and the audit committee and verbally communicate findings to senior management.;
  • Follow-up of management action against target dates;
  • Create relationships with local management and other assurance providers e.g. Risk Management and External Auditors;
  • Co-ordinate the audits according to the audit plan which has been prepared by Sanlam Group Internal Audit;
  • Assist with audits in other Pan Africa Holdings subsidiaries;
  • Interact/ participate in the Internal Audit profession in Kenya and remain up to date with requirements specific to the local chapter of Internal Auditors;
  • Provide guidance and lead junior auditors within the department; and
  • Assist the Auditor in charge (Pan Africa Holdings) with the preparation of reports, follow-up of issues and if necessary attendance of Audit Committee meetings.
Competencies and Skills required for the job
  • Strong analytical thinking
  • Ability to work both in a team and on your own
  • Planning & organizing
  • Self-starter
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Concern for accuracy
  • Innovative thinking
  • Building and maintaining relationships
  • Stress tolerance
  • Result driven
  • Customer service
  • Influencing and gaining commitment
  • Systems knowledge and familiarity
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability/ willingness to travel.
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Business Management with qualifications in ACCA/CPA,CIA/CISA or a similar degree.
Background Experience

In addition to the formal qualifications;a minimum of 5 years’ relevant Internal Audit experience; Auditing experience in Financial Services Industry (general insurance, Life insurance and Asset Management) will be an added advantage. 

If your career aspiration matches this exciting opportunity, please submit your detailed CV and covering letter addressed to 

Head of Executive Search and Selection, 
thinkPeople Consulting Limited, 
through email address 

The job title "Senior Internal Auditor" should be clearly indicated as the email reference. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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