Head Internal Audit
Jobs at:Wildlife Research and Training Institute (WRTI)
Deadline of this Job:
01 December 2022
Date Posted: Thursday, November 24, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed
II. Head Internal Audit - JOB GRADE WRTI 2: ONE (1) POST– ADVERT REF: NO.
a) Job Purpose
Reporting to the Board of the Institute, the position is responsible for providing independent assurance on governance, risk management and internal controls to ensure the Institute complies with statutory regulations and internal policies and procedures.
b) Duties and Responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities will include:
(i) Interpreting, reviewing and implementing internal audit policies, strategies and regulations;
(ii) Developing and reviewing internal audit guidelines, processes and procedures;
(iii) Analyzing data on periodical financial returns, estimates and expenditure;
(iv) Coordinating the preparation, review, and implementation of audit operational plans, budget and programmes;
(v) Confirming the propriety and accuracy of the transactions and provide recommendations;
(vi) Coordinating auditing and analyzing the adequacy of internal policies, procedures, processes and systems to ensure necessary and recommend sufficient internal controls;
(vii) Ensuring the Institute complies with the relevant internal audit policies, regulations, procedures, administrative government circulars and guidelines;
(viii) Recommending on adoption and implementation of effective auditing system and processes;
(ix) Carrying out research and benchmark on auditing and emerging issues and disseminating research findings;
(x) Undertaking complex internal audits including annual accounts;
(xi) Coordinating the carrying out of special audit assignments as need arises and following up on audit reviews;
(xii) Liaising with external auditors and following up on the implementation of audit recommendations;
(xiii) Coordinating risk assessment, measurement and management and make recommendations for management decision;
(xiv) Following up on implementation of audit recommendations and preparing audit report;
(xv) Analyzing and reviewing annual audit reports; and
(xvi) Performing any other responsibilities as may be assigned or delegated by the Institute’s Board or management.
c) Qualifications and Experience
For appointment to this grade, an applicant must have:
(i) At least twelve (12) years relevant work experience five (5) of which must have been on senior Managerial level;
(ii) Bachelor Degree in any of the following disciplines: Accounting, Finance or Business Administration (Finance and Accounting option) or relevant field from a recognized institution;
(iii) Master degree in any of the following disciplines: Business Administration (Accounting/Finance Option) or relevant field from a recognized institution;
(iv) Passed Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (K) or its equivalent qualification;
(v) Be a registered member of ICPAK in good standing and or CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner) OR Be a Member of the IIA/ISPAK in good standing;
(vi) Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
(vii) Proficiency in computer applications;
(viii) Demonstrated professional competence and ability as reflected in work performance and results; and
(ix) Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution.
Work Hours: 8
Experience in Months: 144
Level of Education: Bachelor Degree
Job application procedure
Interested and qualified individuals should download the WRTI Application for Employment Form on the website, fill and forward the same enclosing copies of their academic and professional certificates, copy of ID card, detailed CV indicating work experience, current remuneration and employer, daytime telephone contact-both office and mobile, names, addresses and emails of three (3) referees to the address below not later than Monday 1st December,2022 at 4:30pm
Wildlife Research and Training Institute P.O Box 842-20117
Short-listed candidates will be required to obtain and be in possession of the following documents at the interview stage: -
• Police Clearance Certificate.
• Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority.
• Clearance from Higher Education Loans Board (Where applicable).
• Clearance from Kenya Credit Reference Bureau.
NB: The Institute shall submit names of all shortlisted candidates to EACC for integrity verification as per the new guideline hence submission of self-declaration form is not a mandatory requirement at this stage.
WRTI is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to implementing affirmative action. In this regard, youth, women, people living with disabilities and those from marginalized groups with requisite qualifications are encouraged to apply.
Applications without relevant qualifications, copies of documentation/details as sought for will not be considered. Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification. Only short- listed candidates shall be contacted.
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