Internal Auditor (1 Post)

Reports to        :       Secretary/Board

Job Category     :       Group P

 

Reporting administratively to the Secretary and functionally to the Board, the Internal Auditor will be charged with the following:-

         Duties and responsibilities

  • Planning, organizing, directing, coordinating and controlling of internal audit services within the County Public Service Board.
  • Establishing the risk based audit plans consistent with the Board’s objectives.
  • Communicating plans of engagement and resource requirements for the internal audit function.
  • Playing a key role in maintaining a strong control environment and supporting initiatives that improve performance.
  • Perform financial, operational and information systems audit.
  • Attending meetings with auditees to develop an understanding of business processes;
  • Travelling to different sites to meet relevant staff and obtain documents and information;
  • Researching and assessing how well risk management processes are working and recording the results using software such as Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • Providing ad hoc advice and guidance to managers and staff at all levels, sometimes by delivering courses and training sessions;
  • Performing risk assessments on key business activities and using this information to guide what to cover in audits;
  • Anticipating emerging issues through research and interviews and deciding how best to deal with them;
  • Providing support and guidance to management on how to handle new opportunities;
  • Agreeing recommendations with relevant staff members to make improvements to operations and helping to secure backing for them in meetings;
  • Preparing reports to highlight issues and problems and distributing the reports to the relevant people;
  • Assessing how well the business is complying to rules and regulations and informing management whether any issues need addressing;
  • Managing a variety of stakeholders and their expectations through regular communications.
  • Undertaking capacity building for staff

 

Requirements for appointment

  • Be a Kenyan citizen.
  • At least a bachelor’s degree (Accounting or Finance option).
  • Possess CPA (K) or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Be a registered member of ICPAK or Institute of Internal Auditors.
  • Have at least five (5) years practical working experience in Audit in a public organization or a well-established commercial organization in a senior position.

Satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the Kenyan constitution.