Internal Auditor at Competition Authority of Kenya

On Monday, August 4th, 2014

The Competition Authority of Kenya (the Authority) is a statutory Agency established under the Competition Act No.12 of 2010.

The Authority’s mandate is to promote and safeguard competition and also protect consumers from unfair and misleading market conduct.

The Authority wishes to invite qualified and experienced applicants to fill the following vacant position:


The successful candidate will be reporting to the Manager, Internal Audit
Purpose of the Job (Job Summary): The position is responsible for the implementation of the annual risk based audit plans as approved by the Board Audit Committee through execution of operational, compliance, systems, performance and value for money audit.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Implementation of Internal Controls Plan and conduct risk based internal audits including operational, compliance, system and value for money audits in line with Authority’s Annual Audit Plan as approved by the Board Audit Committee. 
  • Conduct discussions with Senior Management on key audit issues and recommendations through exit meetings at the end of the audit assignments.
  • Participate in the annual audit risk profiling and updating of the Authority’s risk register. 
  • Follow up on implementation of audit recommendations and prepare statistics on the number of audit issues outstanding, resolved and prepare summary of action taken or to be taken to resolve unresolved issues. 
  • Perform other adhoc audit assignments relating to governance, risk management and control as appropriate to the Authority. 
  • Participate in the Corruption Prevention Committee of the Authority as directed by the Manager, Internal Audit. 
  • Provide support to the External Auditors – both statutory by KENAO or other auditors, covering Financial and System Audits. 
  • Carry out audit reviews of the strategic plan to ensure its implementation in line within set timelines.
Internal Audit Management
  • Prepare draft annual audit plan and budget for review by Manager, Internal Audit. 
  • Create and develop audit programs, checklists to facilitate execution of audit assignments assigned. 
  • Document audit work by preparing audit working papers and the audit file. 
  • Prepare draft audit reports at completion of each audit assignment for review by the Manager, Internal Audit. 
  • Facilitate Internal Controls /Risk Assessment workshops and issue targeted control sensitization communication aimed at improving internal control awareness in order to embed a control culture in the Authority as assigned by the Manager, Internal Audit. 
  • Participate in preparation of the Board Papers for the Board Audit Committee
Required Qualifications
Education and knowledge
  • Bachelors degree in Finance and Accounting or Business related field; 
  • Full professional qualification: Certified Public Accountant (CPAK) and/or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and/or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) as an added advantage;
  • Proficiency in ICT
Experience
  • At least 5 years Internal Audit experience gained from reputable organizations; and 
  • Diverse experience in in managing internal controls
Skills and Competences 
  • Ability to communicate both inside and outside the organization 
  • Ability to write complex reports 
  • Analytical skills 
  • Organization and inter personal skills 
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and multi task
How to Apply

If you believe you are the right candidate for any of these positions and can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the qualifications given, please submit your application with a detailed CV stating your current position, qualifications, experience, names, addresses (including email) and telephone number of three (3) referees, your email address and day time telephone contacts together with copies of your certificates and testimonials to:

The Head of Human Resources & Development
Competition Authority of Kenya
P O Box 36265 – 00200
Nairobi

Or

Email them to [email protected]

so as to reach him not later than close of business on 8th August, 2014.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Applications may be dropped at the Records office, located at Kenya Railways Headquarters, Ground Floor Block ‘D’

NB:
The Competition Authority of Kenya is “An Equal Opportunity Employer”
Women, Youth and persons living with disabilities are encouraged to
apply.

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