Export Processing Zones Authority Internal Auditor and Audit Assistant Job in Kenya

Export Processing Zones Authority is a state corporation established through an act of parliament Cap 517 of the laws of Kenya to oversee all aspects of development of Export Processing Zones (EPZs) in Kenya. 
The economic objectives of the EPZ program include employment creation, export diversification/expansion, investment attraction, technology transfer and backward linkages between the EPZs and domestic suppliers.
 
The Authority has the following vacant posts.

1. Internal Auditor
 
The Internal Auditor’s responsibility is to organize, manage, supervise and implement internal audit systems and procedures. 
This will included the examination and evaluation of the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls, financial management and accounting systems, adherence to regulatory requirements as set out in various instruments governing the Authority. 
The Internal Auditor will report functionally to the Board through the Audit Boards Committee and administratively to the Chief Executive Officer
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Review and advice on internal control systems for effective management.
  • Develop a flexible annual audit plan using appropriate risk-based methodology, including any risks or control concerns identified by the management and submit that report to the Audit Committee for review and approval.
  • Implement the annual audit plan as approved, including, as appropriate, assist in investigations requested by the management, the Audit Committee or the Board of Directors.
  • Issue quarterly reports to the Management and the Audit Committee summarizing the results of the audit activities
  • Review the adequacy of controls established to ensure compliance with internal policies, procedures, statutory and regulatory requirements
  • Establish a system that ensures the quality of internal auditing activities and processes.
  • Follow up on the implementation of internal and external audit recommendations and evaluate the response and actions taken by management, as well as providing advice or clarify when necessary.
  • Perform consulting services beyond internal audit’s assurance services to assist management in meeting its objectives.
  • Act as the secretary to Board Audit Committee.
Key Tasks
  • Drafting of annual work program for submission for Board approval
  • Effective and timely completion of approved annual audit work program
  • Evaluates risk and recommends improvements in internal control systems
  • Supervises audit assignments and provides professional advice to the audit team
  • Prepares detailed audit and ISO procedures manual and audit programs
  • Discuss findings in audit reports with the CEO and senior management and makes follow up audit recommendations and ensures that corrective action is taken
  • Plan and conduct special investigations as needed
  • Prepares audit and risk committee papers for the Board
  • Liaises with the external auditors
  • Provides advisory assistance in policy and procedures development and system implementation
  • Maintenance of quality control in all work in Audit department in compliance with professional standards.
  • Undertakes such other related duties as directed by the Board and the CEO
Required Qualifications
  • Masters in Finance/ Strategic Management
  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Commerce, Accounting or Finance
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA (K) and/or Certified Internal Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant experience
  • Must be articulate, self motivated, and a team player
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good team player who is able work independently
2. Audit Assistant
 
The Audit Assistant works under the guidance of the Internal Auditor to review controls and procedures. 
He/ She ensure that these procedures are effective, adequate and conform to corporate policies, regulatory guidelines and generally accepted auditing standards.

Key Tasks:
 
Reporting to the Head of Internal Audit, he/she will assist in:
  • Planning and conducting operational, financial and compliance audits
  • Reviewing and evaluating the adequacy, effectiveness and efficiency of internal controls.
  • Compiling incisive reports on findings and recommendations
  • Presenting findings to auditees and management
  • Following up on the implementation of audit recommendations
  • Provision of consultancy or advisory services and to attend to special ad-hoc audit review works
  • Perform analytical review of audit documents
  • Review the Authority’s accounting and operating procedures and systems of internal control
  • Provide recommendations to the Internal Auditor for improved controls and enhanced business efficiency
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Commerce, Accounting or Finance
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA (K) and/or Certified Internal Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience
  • Must be articulate, self motivated, and a team player
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good interpersonal and written/spoken communication skills
  • Good team player who is able to work independently
  • Knowledge of internal auditing techniques and standards
  • Knowledge of Computer Assisted Auditing Tools and SAP financial software preferred
If your qualifications and competencies meet the above requirements, please write in confidence to the undersigned enclosing copies of your academic certificates and testimonials, detailed curriculum vitae (CV) showing your current position and remuneration, daytime telephone contacts and email and telephone contacts of three referees to reach the undersigned on or before 1st August 2012
 
Human Resource Manager
Export Processing Zones Authority
P.O. Box 50563 – 00200
Nairobi
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
 
“EPZA is an Equal Opportunity Employer”


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