Internal Audit And Assurance Manager job at ActionAid

Vacancy title:
Internal Audit And Assurance Manager

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

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Deadline of this Job:
Thursday, April 27 2023 

Duty Station:
Within Kenya , Nairobi, East Africa

Date Posted:Thursday, April 27 2023, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Internal Audit And Assurance Manager

Main purpose

The holder of the position shall be expected to lead provision of assurance to Senior management Team and the AAIK Board on key processes, policies and controls at Country level as well respond to the changing assurance needs of AAIK as the organisation implements the Country Strategy Paper.

Key Accountabilities / Responsibilities
Values Practice & Strategy Change Priorities
• Leading Innovation and Change - Establish a culture of excellence in respective to a team that values experimentation and continuous improvement
• Feminist Leadership – Championing feminist leadership principles and values including commitment to diversity and inclusion (race, gender, power)
• Child protection and safeguarding –Embed AAIK and sector’s approach to child protection and Safeguarding is embedded in all initiatives holistically
• AAIK Values Practice – Ensure a personal and team culture that demonstrates all of AAI’s Values including: Mutual Respect, Equity and Justice, Integrity, Solidarity with people Living in Poverty and Exclusion, Courage of Conviction, Independence and Humility
Organisational and Corporate Development
• Contribute to the development and achievement of the AAI’s strategic objectives including Country Strategy development.
• Keep the other members of the AAIK informed Internal Audit and Assurance
• Ensure compliance & stay current with international, regional, and local legal requirements in the programme respective areas
Development and Implementation of the combined assurance Approach & Strategy
• Actively contribute ideas to shape the combined Assurance unit and Approach as adopted by AAIK
• Position combined assurance as a fit for purpose assurance resource at a country level to contribute to AAIK’s strategy, mission and values
• Act as a lead on various projects or products to implement the Internal Audit and Assurance strategy as agreed with the Board
• Market the combined assurance Strategy and Approach to various stakeholders especially at partners
• Actively engage with the SMT and the Board to ensure consistent development and implementation of the Combined Assurance approach and strategy
• Review the governance mechanism for transparency and accountability with regard to finance and asset of the entity
Providing Assurance
• Planning, monitoring and quality review of Combined Assurance engagements on key systems, processes, policies and controls carried out at the Country level.
• Develop an annual work plan for AAIK and specific area of work, as agreed and provide assurance on key systems, processes, policies and controls in AAIK
• Ensure Combined Assurance engagements are well resourced depending on the knowledge and skills required for the assignment
• Prepare, and monitor the budget to implement the annual work plan
• Review ongoing Combined Assurance assignments on the work plan in line with International Standards on Internal Auditing
• Prepare Reports to relevant stakeholders on Combined Assurance engagements undertaken
• Provide monitoring on the process of management’s monitoring of management Actions in response to Combined Assurance reviews
• Conduct combined assurance reviews of impact and importance of Internal Audit
• Provide coaching and guidance to the teams that undertake the various assurances engagements
• Ensure that AAI’s Assurance Policy and mandatory policies are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable
• Collaborate with policy owners to ensure that staff aware of and understand their responsibilities under AAIK policies, their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.
• Review reports of programs implemented by the Authority’s to ascertain whether results are consistent with the established strategic objectives and goals and whether the operations or programs are being carried out as planned
Internal Audit and Risk Management
• Coordinate organizationalrisk management strengthening, accountability and effectiveness and that will enable management to improve operations by providing a platform for learning across AAIK.
• Develop and manage an integrated internal audit function covering all the areas of the operations
• Review and present to the Board Audit Committee flexible risk based annual audit plan for approval
• Coordinate the conduct of risk based, value for money and systems audit
• Provide practical recommendations on how to improve systems, processes, policies and controls
• Prepare and submit quarterly reports to the Executive Director and the Board Audit Committee summarizing the results of the audit activities
• Review the risk management systems and follow-up on implementation of AAIK’s Risk Management Framework
• Coordinate the implementation of the annual audit plan as approved, including as appropriate any special tasks or projects requested by management and the Audit Committee
• Formulate and coordinate the implementation of internal audit policies and strategies
• Facilitate the annual audit cycle by reporting to the Board Audit Committee on the effectiveness of the external audit process, review audit findings, review management’s responsiveness to audit findings and recommendation
• Carrying out special audits and investigations (ad-hoc) as may be required from time to time and submit report of findings to the Board
• Facilitate the sharing of learning, based on best practices or from different units within the organization as well from best standards and practices from the industry on risk management
• Provide technical support in network meetings and other organizational trainings focusing on risk management and effectiveness of the control frameworks
• Provide advice on systems, process, and policy reviews, in agreement with the policy owners
• Actively participate leadership meetings to provide strategic input on risk management

Minimum Requirements
1. Bachelor’s degree in commerce, Finance, Accounts, Business Administration, or relevant qualifications from a recognized institution.
2. Must be a member with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) in good standing.
3. Have at least seven (7) years’ experience, three (3) of which must be at Senior Audit Management level.
4. Proficiency in computer applications and Computer Aided Audit Tools (CAATs).
5. Excellent negotiation and communication skills, including demonstrated ability to handle sensitive negotiations on matters affecting AAIK staff, partners and communities.
6. Possess high degree of integrity, dependability, and confidentiality.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 84

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
Please fill the link below to complete your application by close of business on 27th April 2023. 
Due to high volumes of applications received, we can only correspond with short listed applicants. ActionAid International Kenya promotes diversity and welcomes applications from all section of the community.
Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Kenya
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Thursday, April 27 2023
Duty Station: Nairobi
Posted: 20-04-2023
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 20-04-2023
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 20-04-2065
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