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Nov 24, 2017

AAH-I Regional Internal Audit Manager Job in Kenya

Action Africa Help International (AAH-I)
Job Vacancy: Regional Internal Audit Manager
Job Location: Nairobi or Kampala

Grade: AH 4
Department: Audit
Reports to: AAH-I Board and Executive Director
Staff reporting to this post: None
Technical Dotted-Line link to: None
Matrix manages: Country Internal Auditors
Liaises with: Finance and Administration Director, Programme Director, Country Directors, Country Finance Managers, Sector Heads, Project Managers, Accountants, External Auditors, Donors
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya, with frequent travel to AAH-I Country Offices and field stations.
Purpose of the role: Will ensure satisfactory performance of the internal controls and systems of the organization, in order for them to facilitate the proper utilisation, recording and reporting of the organisation’s resources, and provide advice to the ED and the AAH-I Board of Directors on the same
Duties & Responsibilities
The Regional Internal Auditor will conduct internal audits of AAH-I Headquarters and Country Offices. 

The Auditor will help identify risks that affect achievement of the organization’s objectives; assess the adequacy of internal control systems to reduce identified risks; and recommend appropriate actions to reduce associated risks. 

S/he will ensure:
  • The AAH-I budgets are being properly utilised as per the donor’s/AAH-I allowed areas of expense
  • The risk management processes defined by the AAH-I policy and procedures are in place and operating as intended.
  • The processes have been designed well enough to enable managers to manage the risks that they are responsible for in an effective way.
  • Development and regular update of AAH-I Internal Audit Manual
  • AAH-I Risk Profile is developed regularly, monitored and updated.
  • Interaction with the various governance groups occurs as needed and there is adequate management and team adherence.
  • Risk based annual Internal Audit work plan is prepared including tasks, assignments and timelines for completion for each tasks and main activities and reporting results of audit
  • Financial, managerial and operating information is accurate reliable and timely.
  • Quality and continuous improvement recommendations are fostered in AAH-I’s financial and non-financial control processes and evaluation of the effectiveness of the existing policies and procedures
  • Legislative or regulatory issues affecting AAH-I are recognized and addressed appropriately.
  • Employee’s actions are in compliance with policies, standards, procedures and applicable laws and regulations
  • Resources are acquired economically, used efficiently, deployed effectively and adequately protected; in achieving AAH-I plans and objectives in operations, programs and program support (value for money audits)
  • Processes and expenditures are in compliance with the established laws and regulations (and other donor’s regulations as may be applicable)
  • Highlight areas of special attention and any risk that AAH-I may face in existing circumstances and to avoid material external audit findings
  • Carry out special audits and investigations as may be requested by the Audit Committee and or Management
  • Follow up on the implementation of the external audit recommendations
  • Ensure that the information and communication within AAH-I generates adequate reports that facilitates running and controlling the work program and project activities
Expected Outcomes
  • Accounting and internal control systems constantly reviewed within the whole of the AAH-I, including Head, country and field offices.
  • Appropriate accounting systems designed and recommendations for improvements provided regularly where necessary
  • Tests and procedures designed that shall monitor the financial/accounting operations and recommend improvements thereto
  • Financial and operating information regularly examined including review of means to identify, measure, classify, and report such information.
  • The economy, efficiency and effectiveness of operations constantly reviewed including non-financial controls of the organization
  • Constant review of compliance of AAH-I finance and accounting procedures with the relevant laws, regulations and other external requirements and with internal policies and directives and other requirements including appropriate authorisation of transactions
  • Special investigations undertaken into particular areas (e.g. suspected fraud or misuse of the organisation’s resources)
Professional qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in business related field. Master’s degree will be an added advantage.
  • Professional certification – CPA/CA or ACCA, CFE, CIA and/ or CISA;
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with internal or external audit experience
Minimum relevant experience required
  • Communications skills (written and spoken)
  • Organisational and managerial skills
  • ICT Specialty (email, spread-sheets, word, database, job-related software, etc)
  • Good understanding of internal audit including international trends and best practices
  • Excellent leadership, analytical and report-writing skills
Additional Skills & Competences
  • Working knowledge of USAID/UNHCR, EU, World Bank and other donor compliance requirements will be an asset
  • Team-work and participation
  • Level of self-supervision and ability to take initiative
  • Degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • INGO experience and understanding of humanitarian sector
  • Commitment to and understanding of AAH-I’s vision, mission and values
Application Instructions
Interested candidates should email application letters and CVs (with 3 referees) addressed to [email protected] 

The Subject Line must show the job title of the position applied for. 

Deadline for applications is 31 December 2017. 

AAH-I is an equal-opportunity employer.

Only those selected for the interviews will be contacted. 

AAH-I does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process nor does it use recruitment agents

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