Head Of Internal Audit & Risk Jobs Kenya
The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) which was established in 1978 is the professional organization for Certified Public Accountants in Kenya.
ICPAK draws its mandate from the Accountants Act No. 15 of 2008 and has been dedicated to the development and regulation of the accountancy profession in Kenya to enhance its contribution and that of its members to national economic growth and development.
In its endeavour on institutional strengthening, ICPAK is seeking to recruit a dynamic, self-driven and results oriented individual to fit in a team that will propel it to a World Class Professional Accountancy Institute.
Terms of Service: Permanent and pensionable terms of service.Reporting to the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee of the Council of ICPAK and administratively to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Manager Internal Audit and Risk is responsible for planning, executing and reporting on operational, financial, governance and compliance related audit / reviews of the Institute.
A secondary role is to provide advice on internal controls to the management of the Institute, including responding to questions on risk management techniques.
The essential duties and responsibilities include but not limited to:
Responsible for the development of the annual audit plan in line with Institute’s requirements
Coordinating and liaising with external auditors of the Institute to ensure external audits and financial reporting processes are carried out in the prescribed manner
Coordinating the external audit and ensuring the implementation of the recommended actions
Communicating the results of audit findings including approved Annual Reports and Financial Statements to the Council
Coordinating the implementation of the Internal Control Framework so as to streamline Internal Control and Risk Management framework in regard to the Institute’s operations processes and investment programmes
Undertaking Enterprise Risk Management Programmes at the Institute, monitor and report on the total level of risk exposure
Reviewing the internal control framework and consistently ensuring its compliance
Documenting audit processes and procedures, identifying and defining issues, developing criteria, reviewing and analysing evidence
Establishing risk-based plans to determine the priorities of the internal audit function.
Conducting appropriate (governance and performance) assessment exercises so as to streamline the Institute’s performance and governance processes
Facilitating the Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee in reviewing the effectiveness of ICPAK’s processes of Corporate Governance and to enable the Institute to implement best practice
Performing reviews of information systems installation and services to determine the adequacy of logical and physical security controls, operational change control, back up and disaster continuity management
Coordinate regular audits of the various departments and activities to evaluate adequacy of compliance with and effectiveness of existing systems and report audit findings in an objective accurate manner
Head Of Internal Audit & Risk Job
Bachelor of Commerce degree (Accounting/Finance) or related from a recognised institution
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a member of ICPAK in good standing
Masters degree in a relevant field
CISA certification will be an added advantage
8 years working experience with 5 years’ experience in Senior management in an Auditing role
Meet the requirement of Chapter Six of the Constitution
Ability to act as a team player, collaborate and support colleagues and peers across the organization, while still being able to work independently.
Key Competencies, Knowledge and Personal attributes
Effective organizational skills
Decision making skills
Leadership skills and ability to build trustful relations
Ability to collaborate and support others across the Institute
Analytical and problem-solving skills
Excellent communication, presentation and report writing skills in developing Board papers
Excellent understanding of International Standards on Auditing
Keep abreast with the recent trends in audit field both nationally and internationally
Results oriented, meet deadlines on assignments, juggle multiple demands
Be consistent and fair
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should email their application letter accompanied with a detailed CV in PDF format clearly indicating their current and expected salary.
Applications should be received through the following email address: [email protected] on or before close of business on Friday 13th July 2018.
ICPAK is an equal opportunity employer and qualified applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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