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Dec 4, 2017

AECF Internal Audit Manager

REF. No. AECF/IAM/2017/056
Job Title: Internal Audit Manager
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Reports to: Functionally – Finance, Risk and Audit Committee; Administratively – Chief Executive Officer
Start Date: January 2018
The Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) is a US$ 304 million private sector challenge fund that provides catalytic funding to enterprises in 24 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The fund supports innovative commercial businesses in the agribusiness, renewable energy and adaptation to climate change technology sectors with the aim of reducing rural poverty, promoting resilient rural communities and creating jobs through private sector development. 

We invest in businesses that are seen as “risky” and that struggle to meet traditional risk-return standards for commercial investors and which offer significant impact on poverty alleviation by creating jobs and sustainable incomes.
Position Overview: The purpose of this position is to provide independent and objective assurance and advisory services to the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee on the effectiveness of the AECF’s policies, procedures, internal controls and governance processes to ensure the achievement of the AECF’s mandate. 

This position will be required to adhere to the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, and Code of Ethics, published by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the worldwide professional body.

This will be done through independent, systematic and objective audit reviews and programmatic evaluations of operating organisational processes and procedures.
Key Responsibility Areas;
Work requirements and responsibilities will be guided by the Internal Audit Department’s Policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) which is reviewed periodically but will fall broadly in the following Key Responsibility Areas;
  • Develop and implement the Annual Audit Plan as approved by the Finance, Risk & Audit Committee of the Board;
  • Develop an annual risk based program specific to resourcing protection controls, cash flow risk protection controls and asset risk protection controls;
  • Prepare and present quarterly audit and investigation reports to the CEO and the Finance, Risk & Audit Committee of the Board;
  • Provide adequate supervision and coordination of audit activities within the organization;
  • Coordinate the internal and external audit efforts to ensure adequate and cost- effective audit coverage;
  • Managing the overall relationship between the unit and the AECF management and the Finance, Risk & Audit Committee of the Board;
  • Ensure the organization’s compliance with statutory requirements;
  • Provide capacity building within the AECF’s grantees on audit related matters;
  • Play a key facilitative role towards the formulation of appropriate policies and standards;
  • Oversee and enforce risk management policies and limits to close significant gaps in risk management;
  • Liaise with external auditors for Interim and Annual AECF’s audits.
Required qualifications and experience:
  • Master’s degree in relevant area such as Commerce, Finance or Accounting;
  • Must be a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya CPA (K) or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of the United Kingdom (ACCA); and a member of a recognized accounting and audit professional body;
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of experience;
  • Minimum of three (3) years of managerial experience;
  • Proficient in Microsoft NAV dynamics software.
How to Apply

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for the role, please submit your application quoting the Job Title and Reference Number on your application letter, and attach a detailed CV, stating your current position, current and expected remuneration, e-mail and telephone contacts. To be considered, your application must be received by Friday 15th December 2017 addressed to: [email protected]

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