Kumasi Technical University Director Of Internal Audit Jobs in Ghana

Kumasi Technical University Director Of Internal Audit Jobs in Ghana

  • The Governing Council of the Kumasi Technical University announces the vacancy of Director of Internal Audit and is seeking to recruit a suitably qualified

    The University

  • Established in 1954 as Kumasi Technical Institute (KTI) to offer craft courses
    Upgraded in 1963, to a non-tertiary Polytechnic under the Ghana Education Service to offer, Technician, Diploma and Sub-Professional courses.

  • Upgraded to a Tertiary Polytechnic in 1992 by the Polytechnics Law 1992, PNDCL 321 to run Higher National Diploma (HND) programmes awarded by National Board for Professional and Technician Examinations (NABPTEX).

  • Obtained the mandate to award Degrees and other certificates accredited by the National Accreditation Board (NAB) by the enactment of the Polytechnics Act 2007, Act 745.

  • Converted to a Technical University to provide higher education in engineering, applied sciences, applied arts, technology-based disciplines, technical and vocational training by the enactment of The Technical Universities Act 2016, Act 922.

  • Envisions to be a centre of excellence for tertiary level training in technical and professional human resource with entrepreneurial skills.

  • Currently has a staff strength of about 640 and a student population of over 10,000.

    The Person

  • The Internal Auditor is a high level independent corporate executive with overall responsibility for the Internal Audit.

  • He/she must be fully conversant
    with the risks, goals, policies, and processes of the University.

  • The Internal Auditor administratively reports to the Vice-Chancellor.

  • The internal audit reports shall be submitted to the University Audit Committee through the Vice-Chancellor and copied to the Director-General of the Internal Audit Agency and the Auditor General.

  • In general, the Internal Auditor shall provide an independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve the University's operations.

  • He/She shall help the University accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic disciplined approach to evaluating and improving risk management, control, and governance processes.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The duties and responsibilities of the Internal Auditor include:

  • determining the reliability and adequacy of accounting, financial and operational controls in the University;

  • evaluate the procedures of the University to determine whether results are consistent with stated objectives and goals;

  • monitoring reports and ensures compliance with the relevant laws and regulations compliance with established policies, plan and procedures;

  • appraising the quality of performance of those carrying out assigned responsibilities;

  • assessing the extent to which assets are accounted for and safeguarded against losses;

  • ensuring that reliable records form the basis for the preparation of appropriate financial and other data provided for decision-making;

  • drawing the Vice-Chancellor's
    attention to deficiencies in the system, instances of duplicated functions, waste or other inefficiencies with recommendations for remedies where necessary;

  • carrying out special reviews of accounting and internal control systems with the view to minimising weaknesses.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Applicant must be a Chartered Accountant and hold a minimum of a Masters' degree in the relevant field.

  • He/She must have served as a Deputy Internal Auditor in a University or comparable grade in a similar institution/organisation for at least six (6) years.

  • Applicant must be computer literate and be conversant with accounting/auditing software applications.

    In addition, applicant must

  • be analytical, critical, result-oriented, innovative and visionary;

  • possess hands-on ability to work independently;

  • possess excellent communication, interpersonal and supervisory skills;

  • be a good team player;

  • possess strong IT skills and familiarity with accounting software;

  • be able to work under pressure to meet deadlines; and

  • possess proactive commercial flair.

    Terms of Appointment

  • The Director of Internal Audit shall hold office for a term of four (4) years, which should be completed before the statutory retirement age of sixty (60)

  • He/She may be eligible for re-appointment for a further term of up to four (4) years only, provided that no part of the second term enters the compulsory retirement age.

  • The terms and conditions of the appointment shall be determined by the Governing Council of the University consistent with the Technical Universities

  • Act 2016, Act 922 (as amended by Act 974), and the Statutes of Kumasi Technical University.

  • The salary and Conditions of Service attached to this position are very attractive and are comparable to those in analogous public universities in Ghana.

    How to Apply

  • Applicant must submit a Sealed Application Letter to the Registrar of the University.

  • Applicant must attach a Curriculum Vitae, including names and addresses of three (3) referees who can attest to his/her qualities.

  • Applicant must include a short statement of not more than four pages (Times New Roman size 12 and 1.5 line spacing) outlining his/her vision and strategies for the position.

  • Application must be hand-delivered to the Registrar of the University (signing for submission shall be required) or submitted using a registered mail to reach the address below (as applicable) not later than Friday, 21st February, 2020.

    The Chairman

    Search Committee for Director of Internal Audit
    c/o Office of the Registrar
    Kumasi Technical University
    P. O. Box 854

    Email: registrar@kstu.edu.gh

  • Only short-listed candidates shall be contacted.

    For more information and job application details, see; Kumasi Technical University Director Of Internal Audit Jobs in Ghana

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