Friday, August 14, 2009

Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) Challenging Career Opportunity: Manager, Internal Audit

Our client, a national focal point for trade development and promotion activities within the East African region, COMESA, and external markets, is seeking to recruit a senior executive in the following position:

Manager, Internal Audit

Reporting to the Audit Committee of the Board through the Chief Executive, the Manager, Internal Audit is to take responsibility for ensuring effective internal control systems are in place.

This is a dynamic role which will entail the provision of assurance and advisory services to management and the Board of Directors.

The incumbent will be required to focus on identifying and managing business risks, and communicating useful information about risks, as well as identifying process improvement opportunities.

The successful candidate will be expected to ensure that the organization has effective financial, administrative and management systems and controls and observes good corporate governance practices in line with established policy and procedures.

On a more regular basis, the incumbent is to:
  • Establish an effective and properly functioning internal audit service in the Council;
  • Develop and implement annual audit plans using an appropriate risk-based audit approach;
  • Periodically review, appraise and advise accordingly on the soundness, adequacy and efficiency of accounting, financial, business operations processes and other operating controls;
  • Consider and review the scope of work of the external auditors and regulators, as appropriate, for the purpose of providing optimal audit coverage to the Council;
  • Review and advise on the degree of compliance with organizational policies and procedures, obligations to government, donors, partners and all other key stakeholders;
  • Recommend corrective actions on findings from operations audited and monitor the implementation status of agreed recommendations;
  • Prepare periodic reports to management and the Board summarizing key results of audit activities and the action taken;
  • Review ISO procedures for quality assurance and enhancement of business productivity.
The ideal candidate must be a professional with a minimum of seven years experience gathered in a busy internal audit function or with a reputable external audit firm and must have served for at least three of those years in a supervisory capacity.

He/She must be in possession of a Bachelor of Commerce Degree with CPA (K) and will preferably be a Certified Information System Auditor (CISA).

The position of Manager, Internal Audit calls for demonstrated leadership capacity and ability to understand and appropriate the various aspects of business risk within the organization.

He/She should have a thorough knowledge of audit principles, procedures and practices with excellent written and spoken communication skills.

Experience with computerized accounting and auditing systems is essential.

The position is challenging and offers an attractive remuneration and benefits package.

If your background and competencies match the specification for this position, please write in confidence quoting the position in your application letter and attach your curriculum vitae that contains details of your qualifications, experience, present position, current remuneration, day and evening telephone numbers and names and addresses of three referees and send to ess @ fke-kenya.org to reach us by August 28, 2009.

The applications should addressed to:

Executive Selection Services
Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE)
P.O. Box 48311-00100 GPO,
Nairobi






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