Audit Lead – Programme / Projects Assurance job at Equity Bank Kenya
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Audit Lead – Programme / Projects Assurance

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Banking , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

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Equity Bank Kenya

Deadline of this Job:
Friday, June 21 2024 

Duty Station:
Within Kenya , Nairobi, East Africa

Date Posted: Friday, June 07 2024, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Equity Bank Limited (The "Bank”) is incorporated, registered under the Kenyan Companies Act Cap 486 and domiciled in Kenya. The address of the Bank’s registered office is 9th Floor, Equity Centre, P.O. Box 75104 - 00200 Nairobi. The Bank is licensed under the Kenya Banking Act (Chapter 488), and continues to offer retail banking, microfinance a...

The Audit Lead - Project Assurance is responsible for providing independent assurance and advisory services for critical and strategic projects across the Group. This role serves as a subject matter expert, collaborating with various audit teams, including process auditors, cybersecurity auditors, information systems auditors, and others, to deliver comprehensive project assurance and advisory services. The role plays a crucial part in evaluating project governance, risk management, and control processes, identifying potential issues, and providing recommendations for improvement.
• Reports to Group Chief Internal Auditor

Job Responsibilities
Project Assurance and Advisory:
• Conduct independent assessments of critical and strategic projects, including program management, project governance, risk management, and control processes.
• Evaluate the alignment of projects with the organization's strategic objectives, regulatory requirements, and industry best practices.
• Assess the effectiveness of project planning, execution, and monitoring processes, including scope, schedule, budget, and resource management.
• Identify potential risks, issues, and control deficiencies within projects and provide recommendations for mitigation and improvement.

Subject Matter Expertise and Collaboration:
• Serve as a subject matter expert in project assurance, providing guidance and expertise to audit teams across various domains, including process audits, cybersecurity audits, and information systems audits.
• Collaborate with audit teams to ensure comprehensive coverage of project risks, controls, and compliance requirements.
• Foster knowledge-sharing and cross-functional collaboration among audit teams to deliver integrated project assurance services.

Project Risk Management:
• Assist project teams in establishing and maintaining effective risk management frameworks and processes.
• Evaluate the identification, assessment, and mitigation of project risks, including operational, financial, technological, and strategic risks.
• Provide guidance and support to project teams in developing and implementing risk mitigation strategies.

Reporting and Communication:
• Prepare comprehensive reports detailing project assurance findings, risks, and recommendations for remediation.
• Present findings and recommendations to project teams, senior management, and relevant stakeholders, including the Chief Internal Auditor.
• Collaborate with audit teams to ensure effective coordination and communication of project-related risks and issues.

Continuous Improvement and Thought Leadership:
• Stay updated with emerging project management practices, regulatory changes, and industry best practices related to project assurance and advisory.
• Participate in training and professional development opportunities and knowledge-sharing events to enhance technical and advisory skills for the Internal Audit function across the group.
• Contribute to the development of project assurance methodologies, frameworks, and best practices within the organization.

• Bachelor's degree in project management, business administration or IT preferred,
• Professional certifications such as Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), or equivalent.
• Minimum of 10 years of experience in project assurance, project management, internal auditing, or related roles within the financial services industry.

• Proven expertise in project management methodologies (e.g., Agile, Waterfall), project lifecycles, and industry best practices.
• Strong understanding of risk management frameworks, control environments, and relevant regulations (e.g., PRINCE, GDPR, PCI-DSS).
• Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills.
• Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, for effective reporting, stakeholder management, and collaboration with audit teams.
• Ability to work in a team environment and collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders across multiple locations.
• Ability to travel domestically and internationally as required.
• Results orientation
• High integrity and strength of character

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 120

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Kenya
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Friday, June 21 2024
Duty Station: Nairobi
Posted: 07-06-2024
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 07-06-2024
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 07-06-2067
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