Audit Manager Job in Kenya

Job Title: Audit Manager

Hiring Organization: RSM Eastern Africa
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Consulting
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES
Date Posted: 05/29/2024

Company background:

RSM Eastern Africa LLP is a member firm of the RSM network, a world leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services to entrepreneurial growth-focused organisations globally. The network has a combined staff of over 64,000 with 820 offices across 120 countries and in each of the top 40 major business centres.
RSMEA was founded in 2004 and has developed a powerful network of offices across East Africa. The factor that links RSM member firms is its Purpose – THE POWER OF BEING UNDERSTOOD which is rooted in RSM’s unwavering focus on our principles of collaboration, understanding and providing relevant insights and solutions by: gaining a deep understanding of what matters to our clients; building a long-term relationship through a client-centric focus; sharing insights of our local and global experts; and design-thinking and co-creating solutions. This client-centric approach ensures that we acquire a deep understanding of our client needs, that empowers businesses to move forward and realise their full potential.
RSM in East Africa specialises in Audit & Assurance, Transaction Advisory, Tax Services, Management Consulting, Risk Advisory, and Outsourcing. RSMEA clients range from growth-focused entrepreneurial businesses through to leading multi-national organisations across many sectors and operating nationally and across borders.

The Opportunity

We are looking for an Audit Manager who will be a team leader responsible for the execution of risk based audits and to lead audit teams during audits. Reporting to the Audit Partner, the Audit Manager shall, in addition to audits, assist in business development, preparation and delivery of training, and provide non-assurance services and support on administrative matters for the audit team.

The ideal candidate should be eager to embrace the RSM culture and embody our values in everything he/she does.


Qualified CPA (K), or ACCA and the relevant professional membership.

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field (minimum Upper Second)

At least five(5) to seven (7) years of auditing experience with a minimum of one(1) year in a managerial position

Must have knowledge in the use of MS Office packages

Worked in a multi-cultural environment

Skills and Competencies

Ability to understand and document workflows and business processes

Knowledge and effective application of all relevant policies, processes, procedures, and guidelines to achieve consistently, required compliance standards or benchmarks

Must be capable of functioning effectively both as a team player and a team leader

Interpersonal skills for effective communication of audit results to functional heads and other stakeholders

Must have demonstrated ability to handle budgets, resources, processes, projects, and relationships

Should have a thorough knowledge of the relevant industry/sector as well as knowledge of regulatory requirements affecting the relevant sector

Must demonstrate ability to handle multiple and conflicting priorities, and work under strict deadlines

Should have effective people management and conflict resolution skills as well as management and leadership skills

Must have high standards of integrity and ethical practice

Should have strong analytical and be result-oriented


Ensuring that all the jobs are included in the job planning schedule and that either the team leaders or the field team leader has contacted the client to agree on the audit timeframe and other logistics, including organising for a kick-off meeting; reviewing the audit plan for Partner approval; supervising the audit team and reviewing the work thereby ensuring that the work carried out by the team is in accordance with the audit plan, RSM Audit Methodology and Quality Assurance and Risk Containment Policies; within the budgeted time; and ensuring that the key engagement issues are identified and resolved on a timely basis

Checking for any conflict on RSM InTrust at the proposal stage and before the firm accepts any engagements and ensuring RSM InTrust is updated where required

Ensuring that the rapport with the client is maintained and that the firm’s values are reflected in each engagement carried out

Performing administrative tasks (client delivery, billing and collection, productivity, staff mix, etc.) to ensure the audit portfolio allocated is efficiently managed

Reviewing the job planning schedule, scheduling staff to engagements and updating this on a weekly basis and ensuring that staff are supervised and occupied

Maintaining the work-in-progress register for all engagements and reviewing this on a weekly basis with the Partner

Training and developing the skills of staff in the department, including preparing training material

Identify cross-selling opportunities for the firm’s services and lead in its marketing initiatives

Carrying out administrative duties and any other tasks as may be delegated from time to time


To be seen as a role model to the audit team

Delivering high-quality audit and assurance services

Manage audit efficiencies in line with internal benchmarks for productivity, and engagement recoveries

Audit team compliance with Quality Assurance and Risk Containment Policies

Understand client needs, their businesses, and key risks, while meeting and exceeding expectations, adding value on each engagement

Supervise the team, review working papers on a timely basis, provide coaching, ensuring audit conclusions are well-documented and ready for Partner review within agreed timelines

Identify engagement and tax issues and communicate these, as they arise, to the Partner

Addressing challenges from staff and clients and ensuring that these are resolved proactively

Communicating timely and developing a solid rapport with the clients ensuring positive feedback is received on all engagements in terms of delivery and value addition

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