Financial Services Sector Financial Accountant Jobs in Kenya

Financial Services Sector Financial Accountant Jobs in Kenya

Overview of Position

Responsible for establishing the internal risk based control framework over all areas of the Company Securities’ business.

Takes responsibility for all internal audit matters, coordinating & liaising principally with the Company Board Audit Committee, locational management, peer internal auditors within other group entities and Group’s Management as need be. Interacts with relevant external bodies, including the Company’s external auditors & Regulators.

Manages the annual audit plan in order to drive the internal audit performance of the business & has responsibility to highlight business or operational risks in order to help protect the Company's Securities business.

Is an approved persons positions as per the Capital Markets Authority (CMA).

Key Responsibilities

  • The holder fulfills an internal auditor role by being responsible and accountable for all day-to-day internal audit management decisions, consulting where necessary as per the Group’s governance model.
  • Conducts risk assessments over the Company’s business & assets in order to develop the annual internal audit work plan.
  • Performs and controls the full audit cycle & management thereof including the identification of business risks, gaps in processes.
  • Leads all risk based audit missions, raising audit findings & recommendations to all relevant parties.
  • Pro-active management on the implementations of all audit approved recommended findings.
  • Preparing audit reports that appropriately summarize the most significant control weaknesses and resulting impacts to the organization.
  • Emphasis on actionable audit findings and recommendations that improve the internal control structure of the enterprise and assist management in improving operational effectiveness
  • Establishes the control framework for the business and manages its effectiveness and relevance through hands-on management of all aspects of the audit function.
  • Identifies non-compliance with applicable internal & external laws, directives and regulations.
  • Manages multiple, simultaneous risk-based and compliance audits, including operational, financial, vendor, technology, integrated audits, to achieve overall engagement objectives.
  • Collaborates with management to ensure audit plans are aligned with business needs and key risk areas.
  • Monitors the progress of engagements and reports status and results to the Company's Board Audit Committee.
  • Produces a budget for each year as part of the Company’s annual budget plan.
  • Provides all necessary assistance to the Group’s external auditor in completing the annual audit and quarterly reviews where appropriate.
  • Provides ad hoc advice and guidance
    to managers and staff at all levels, sometimes by delivering courses and training sessions.
  • Assesses how well the business is complying to rules and regulations and informing management of any issues that need addressing.
  • Motivation for continuous knowledge development regarding sector’s rules, regulations, best practices, tools, techniques and performance standards.

    Person Profile
    Skills and Competencies
  • 8+ years of Internal Audit experience with a financial services background preferred.
  • Experience of working at “C” suite level and interacting with Boards.
  • Exposure & understanding of Brokerage products & operations.
  • Extensive product, FX platform and operational management experience.
  • Effective communication, interpersonal skills & attention to detail.
  • Ability to lead, plan and implement change.
  • High level of professionalism and commitment to highest ethical standards.
  • Appreciation and solid understanding of the regulations implemented by the CMA.

    Educational / Experience Requirements
  • MBA preferred and/or industrial certification/Affiliation – CMIIA, ACA.
  • Career path that has included experience gained at a global audit house, universal bank with experiences gained in having conducted audits in treasury highly preferred.
  • Industrial network, including relationships with local regulators.
  • Strong operational “hands-on” experience with a strong network.
  • NB: The role profile identifies the key responsibilities and competencies required in the role.
  • It is not an exhaustive list of tasks that need to be completed. The company reserves the right to amend the role profile as the role develops with the business.

    How to Apply
  • Email a copy of your CV and Cover Letter to
  • Ensure that you indicate your current or past monthly salary in your application (This is a mandatory requirement)
  • Please Do Not use the apply online button.
  • Apply Directly to the email address provided above
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • Closing Date: 3rd July 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; Financial Services Sector Financial Accountant Jobs in Kenya
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