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Principal Internal Auditor      (1post)    IR9       Job Ref: KIRDI/HR/EC/08/17

Purpose of the job

The purpose of the job is to develop and implement risk management and control framework in accordance with the international Auditing standards to avert fraud, ensure compliance with set procedures and control for prudent utilization of resources of the job:

 

Managerial Responsibilities:

  • Develop internal audit work plans in conjunction with the Chief Internal Auditor after assessment of organizational activities to ensure proper coordination for smooth operation of the division
  • Develop and implement sound audit management systems in accordance with the international Auditing standards to ensure proper auditing procedures and practices
  • Allocate duties and supervise audit staff to ensure they meet the expected standards for quality and reliable audit reports
  • Carry out training needs assessment for audit staff by identified existing auditing skills gap to ensure they are adequately addressed for achievement of the divisional goals
  • Prepare public investment reports in conjunction with the Chief Internal Auditor through scrutiny of organizational financial reports to ensure compliance with the public finance management Act.
  • Develop risk management audit framework through identification of inherent risks to come up with mitigations which will ensure the attainment of the organizational goals and objectives.
  • Verify receipts and payment to ensure compliance with the set organizational regulations for accountability and prudent utilization of resources.
  • Liaise with the external auditors in conjunction with the finance department to ensure provision of the required documentation for uninterrupted execution of the audit process.

Operational Responsibilities:

  • Prepare public investment reports in conjunction with the Chief Internal Auditor through scrutiny of organizational financial reports to ensure compliance with the public finance management Act.
  • Develop risk management audit framework through identification of inherent risks to come up with mitigations which will ensure the attainment of the organizational goals and objectives.
  • Verify receipts and payment to ensure compliance with the set organizational regulations for accountability and prudent utilization of resources.
  • Liaise with the external auditors in conjunction with the finance department to ensure provision of the required documentation for uninterrupted execution of the audit process.

Qualifications, knowledge and skills

  • A minimum of Master’s degree in Business related field from a recognized institution
  • Certified Public Accountants Kenya (CPA-K)Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (part III)Certified Internal Audit (CIA)
  • Registration with ICPAK or CISA
  • Strategic Management Course lasting not less than 6 weeks from a recognized institution
  • Nine (9) years of work experience with a minimum of three (3) years serving as a Senior Internal Auditor or a comparable positionin handling internal audit department in a public institution or its equivalent
  • Budgeting and knowledge of relevant legislations
  • Knowledge of professional standards
  • Knowledge of accounting and auditing software packages
  • Good Leadership and Communication skills
  • Good Interpersonal and Organizational skills
  • Compliance with the provisions of the chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

Interested candidates must attach clearance certificates from 

  1. Kenya Revenue Authority
  2. Higher Education Loans Board
  3. Commission for University Education for degrees obtained outside Kenya
  4. Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
  5. Directorate of Criminal Investigation ( Certificate of Good Conduct)
  6. An approved Credit Reference Bureau

 

 

 

 

ABOUT KIRDI

Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI) is the National Industrial Research, Technology and Innovation Institution established in 1979 as a multidisciplinary Institution to conduct Research and Development in Industrial and Allied Technologies.

Vision: To be a Centre of Excellence in Industrial Research, Technology and Innovation
Mission: To undertake Industrial Research, Technology and Innovation and disseminate findings that will have positive impact on National Development

Our Contacts

KIRDI Head Quarters

South C Campus - Popo Rd. Off Mombasa Rd. 

P.O. Box 30650-00100

Nairobi, Kenya.


Tel:  +254-20-6003842
       +254-20-2388216, 2393466

Fax: +254-20-6007023

E-mail: {dir<at>kirdi.go.ke}
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