Kenya Water Towers Agency Manager Internal Audit Jobs

Kenya Water Towers Agency Manager Internal Audit Jobs

Job Purpose

To provide independent, objective assurance and consulting activities aimed at improving the operations of the Board. Assist the Board and Management in accomplishing its strategic objectives through a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes.

Key Responsibilities/ Duties / Tasks

Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Lead in formulating and coordinating policies, strategies and procedures

  • Provision of advice to the Board of Directors on emerging issues in internal audit.

  • Lead in direct research and investigations on emerging internal audit issues

  • Lead liaison with oversight and standard setting bodies on emerging internal audit issues

  • Provide reasonable assurance on the state of risk management, control and governance within the Agency;

  • Direct the internal audit function in accordance with the established legal framework and the International Professional Practices Framework of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

  • Direct the development of the three-year rolling internal audit strategic plan and supervise its implementation.

  • Lead the development of departmental Risk Based Annual Work Plan

  • Provide guidance and direction on investigations/special audits and formally submits an opinion on all aspects of findings, conclusions and Recommendations.

  • Overseeing the review and evaluation of budgetary performance of the Agency.

  • Review and give strategic direction on the implementation of Institutional Risk Management framework.

  • Advice on the identification, monitoring and evaluation of risk management strategies and test the efficacy of the risk assessment systems and provide independent assurance on the risk management process on both design and operation.

    Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

  • Provision of advice and secretariat services to the Audit Committee;

  • Participate in the meetings of the Audit Committee as the head of Internal Audit Department, an advisor and Secretary to Committee.

  • Coordinate the preparation of the Annual Audit Committee report to the Board of Directors.

  • Review budgetary performance, financial management, transparency and accountability mechanisms and processes;

  • Monitoring management’s progress in implementing Internal Audit Recommendations and report annually to the Board of Directors on the extent to which management have implemented their action plans in response to audit recommendations

  • Provide Corporate Risk and Advisory Services by assisting the Audit Committee and management discharge their risk management responsibilities and ensure
    they are objective.

  • Review key corporate risks and ensure they are well supported and reported

  • Provides Technical assistance in the area of risk identification and assessment

  • Review effectiveness of financial and non-financial performance management systems;

  • Coordination between the Management and the Office of the Auditor General (OAG by establishing and maintaining a productive working relationship with the OAG, to ensure coordination of audit activities during attest and other audits to enhance opportunities for reliance and minimize overlap.

  • Regulate, standardize and document internal audit activities.

  • Provide mentorship and coaching of staff within the department.

  • Monitoring and reporting on the Board overall risk profile;

  • Coordinate the training and capacity building of Audit Committee Members and Internal Audit staff.

    Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills)

    Academic qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: Accounting, Finance or Business Administration (Finance and Accounting option) or relevant field from a recognized university;

  • Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Accounting, Finance or Business Administration (Finance and Accounting option) or relevant field from a recognized university;

  • Meets the requirements of leadership and integrity as prescribed in Chapter 6 of the constitution;

    Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

  • Have passed Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (K) or its equivalent qualification;

  • Be a registered member of ICPAK in good standing and or be a Member of the IIA or ISACA in good standing;

  • Have attended a leadership course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;

    Previous relevant work experience required

  • A minimum period of ten (10) years relevant work experience three (3) of which should have been in management.

    How to Apply

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