Director, Internal Audit And Risk Assurance




Type : Jobs
Date : July 28, 2022
Location : Nairobi,Kenya


  • At least twelve (12) years relevant work experience, six (6) years should be in management;
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Business Administration, Business Management (Accounting Option), or equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;
  • A Master’s degree in Business Administration (Finance or Accounting option) or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Membership of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) or Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK); in good standing;
  • A leadership certificate in a management course lasting not less than six (6) weeks (cumulative);
  • Proficient in computer application;
  • Demonstrated results in work performance; and
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Providing secretarial services to the Audit Committee;
  • Ensure development and review of the Internal Audit policy documents to conform with the prevailing professional standards and regulations;
  • Evaluating the risk management processes and giving reasonable assurance to the management and the Authority that all key business risks are being mitigated to the acceptable levels;
  • Providing independent and objective assurance to the Authority on risks and risks mitigations;
  • Articulating the Internal Audit issues to Management and Audit Committee;
  • Ensuring that audit activities are carried out as per the professional guidelines and audit policies;
  • Advising on new initiatives aimed at improving internal audit operational efficiencies;
  • Ensuring development of a risk based annual audit work plans to cover all activities of EPRA;
  • Reviewing all the audit programmes to ensure that they test the relevant internal controls in compliance with the international auditing standards;
  • Reporting to the Audit Committee at the required intervals on the progress of the annual audit work plan, planned reviews, investigations, risk advisory work or any other ad hoc activity;
  • Advising management and ensure their involvement in implementing audit recommendations;
  • Evaluating and reporting to the management and the audit committee on the quality
  • and adequacy of the internal control system of EPRA;
  • Examining and evaluating the adequacy, effectiveness and reliability of EPRA systems;
  • Overseeing and providing quality control of the audit activities to ensure that the audit objectives are met and that the audit professional standards are maintained at
  • all times;
  • Coordinating and conducting audits (where necessary) and hold all entry and exit audit meetings/sessions of each audit assignment with the auditees;
  • Coordinating audit efforts with the external auditors to avoid duplication;
  • Preparing significant audit findings, recommendations and management comments and present to the management and audit committee on a quarterly basis;
  • Designing a follow up mechanism on all audits done to ensure that the agreed audit recommendations are implemented within the given timeframe;
  • Managing the audit team performance through performance planning, coaching, mentoring and appraisals;
  • Managing the training of the audit team to ensure they develop the skills and competencies required for professional career progression;
  • Nurturing the team spirit among the auditors and implement succession planning in the department;
  • Ensuring development and implementation of audit programmes, work plans and budget for the department; and
  • Efficiently managing the resources allocated to the department.

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