Internal Auditor Job Vacancy in Kenya

Position Title: Internal Auditor

Ital GLOBAL - We are a comprehensive Human Capital and Quality Management Consultancy firm dedicated to helping organizations just like yours with their HR and Quality Management requirements. We believe in creating productive and fruitful relationships with our clients by adding value to your business to ensure that you get the very best return on your Human Capital spend. Our Human Capital solutions, advice and guidance are uniquely designed and shaped around your exact requirements and objectives. They will fit with your culture and the business challenges that you currently face.

Our Client is looking for an experienced and thorough Internal Auditor who is able to handle a variety of tasks as the role demands.

About the Client:

A market leader in the manufacture of Steel and Plastic construction materials with a far-reaching influence across the East and Central African region, having grown synonymously with the construction sector in the region both in scale and scope. The firm is well known for its sustainable business practices, best quality and biggest variety of its product range, and the protection of our environment. To continuously ensure internal control systems, risk management and governance, procedures and policies with a view to minimize risk exposure for utilization of assets and other resources, the firm seeks to hire an Internal Auditor.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of Annual Internal Audit Plans based on risk assessment including tasks, assignments, and timelines for completion for each task and main activities, personnel to be employed, and reporting results of audit weekly and monthly.
  • Guarantees complete confidentiality of records and information obtained during the course of audit jobs.
  • Carry out audits and investigations and recommend remedial actions as per operational procedures requirements.
  • Documentation and review of all existing processes and procedures, both manual and automated, mapping and highlighting all critical control areas,
  • Evaluate existing internal controls adequacy within the organization; and recommending corrective action, wherever applicable to prevent fraud, embezzlement, misappropriation, misuse, and wastage.
  • Continuous evaluation of organization’s IT systems and processes for effectiveness and recommending to management on possible areas of re-engineering, re-organization or overhaul as the case may be.
  • Ensuring that systems exist for generation of accurate and reliable financial reports.
  • Prepare audit programs and perform audit procedures covering all areas of the business cycle that is:
  1. Stocks process- Procurement (LPOs authority, prices and quantities), receiving (matching LPOs, Delivery Notes and Supplier Invoices), Storage (arrangement, physical security), Dispatch (matching with customer orders, invoices, delivery notes, confirmation of receiving by customer), customer returns (approval, reconciliation and documentation), recording and reconciliation (stock counts and reconciliation to relevant ledgers),
  2. Bank and cash- Receiving and banking (banking slips, daily sales and receipts reconciliation, bank reconciliation, petty cash management, physical security),
  • Debtors cycle (policy, credit evaluation, credit limit, credit days, debt collection, aged analysis),
  1. Expenditure cycle (approval, vouchers, validation, budget limits, recording)
  2. Creditors cycle (vetting, prequalification, LPO limits, supplier invoices validation, creditors aged analysis, payment approvals and recording),
  3. Human Resources (Recruitment process, contracts, record keeping, time and attendance, payroll, statutory deductions).
  • Perform audit for the various cycles at least once a month based on the audit programs and prepare reports to management at the end of each audit cycle reflecting the areas audited, audit findings, recommendation to management.
  • Investigate reported cases of fraud, embezzlement theft wastage etc. and provide a report to the management for decision.
  • Support in the embedment of Control, compliance culture through trainings and assessments to promote adherence to the entity corporate governance standards and the code of business conduct.
  • Liaise with the external auditor on Quarterly Audits, annual audits and returns filing.
  • Regularly review compliance with legal and regulatory requirements including companies Act, Taxation laws, Labor laws, local Authorities laws, Occupational Health Regulations, and other relevant regulations.
  • Bi-annual review of business continuity plans.
  • Any other related task that may be assigned by the management.

Key Qualifications:

  • A relevant bachelor’s degree, i.e., BBA/BCom with Accounting, Finance or Economics major.
  • ACCA, CPA, CIMA, CIA or other internationally recognized professional accounting/Audit.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ work experience, 3 years of which must have been in Internal Audit.
  • Holds a Certificate of good conduct.
  • Sound accounting and audit skills
  • Membership in at least one of the Accounting/Audit professional bodies.

Competencies and Skills:

  • Data analytics.
  • Decision Making Skills
  • Organized; able to work both independently and in a team setting.
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Great Interpersonal skills
  • Teamwork and trust that are needed to support true performance.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and telephonic communication skills.
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision.
  • Should be a person of high integrity and commitment to duties.
  • Strong proficiency in the use of IT/ERP – SAP preferably.
  • Ability to cope with responsibility, flexibility, and high pressure.
  • Ambitious, confident, energized, proactive and a mature team player.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality across the board.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Highly numerate, showing great attention to detail.
  • Good report writing skills, with proficiency in MS Word and Excel.

Interested applicants should send their detailed CVs and cover letters quoting the job title (INTERNAL AUDITOR-STEEL INDUSRTY) as subject to reach us not later than 27th October 2023 to Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.