KURA Chief Internal Auditor and Senior Internal Auditor Jobs ,Kenya

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Job Description

The Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure established by the Kenya Roads Act, 2007 with the core mandate of management, development, rehabilitation and maintenance of all public roads in the cities and municipalities in Kenya except where those roads are national roads.

As the leading Government Agency with the above mandate, we wish to competitively fill the below positions from suitably qualified Kenyans as follows:

Chief Internal Auditor

Ref: KURA/IA/CIA/15/01

JG 7

[1 Post]
The successful candidate will report to the Manager Internal Audit.
Job Summary: Assisting the Manager in setting up and maintaining sound internal control management systems in the Authority.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Development of internal audit policies and procedures;
  • Coordinating the operations of the Internal Audit department;
  • Assessing internal controls to mitigate business and operational risks;
  • Advising management on effective controls and fraud prevention measures;
  • Liaising with external auditors on the annual audits and ensuring that the audit reports are implemented;
  • Designing internal audits in compliance with conventional audit guidelines and best practices;
  • Presenting periodic assurance audit reports to the Audit Committee of the Board;
  • Assessing the reliability and integrity of financial and operating information and compliance with set operating and ISO policies and procedures;
  • Reviewing all reports submitted by various sections to confirm the accuracy and correctness of figures included therein;
  • Ensuring maintenance of high audit standards of performance in the Division;
  • Undertaking risk assessment and advising Authority on the same;
  • Undertaking a variety of audit assignments relating to pre-audit of payments, evaluation and review of internal control systems;
  • Ensuring that audit trails are in place and that all entries have supporting documents;
  • Conducting special investigations as may be required from time to time; and
  • Performance of any other lawful duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications

  • Appointment to the position will be made from persons who:
  • Hold a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Finance, Accounting/Business Administration or its equivalent from a recognized university
  • Are Certified Public Accountant (CPA) (K) or its equivalent; CISA certified information system Auditor or CIA (Certified Internal Auditor)
  • Have relevant working experience with similar responsibilities in like organizations for a minimum of six (6) years; 3 of which are in a supervisory role.
  • Are members of Institute of Certified Public Accountants (ICPAK), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or the Institute of Internal Audit (IIA);
  • Ability to work under pressure and with minimum supervision;
  • Excellent computer skills; knowledge of ERP is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership capability;
  • A high degree of integrity and dependability; and
  • Good interpersonal relations and communication skills

Senior Internal Auditor

Ref: KURA/IA/SIA/15/02

JG 6

(1 Post)
The successful candidate will report to the Chief Internal Auditor.

Job Summary: Assisting in setting up and maintaining sound internal control management systems in the Authority.
Duties and Responsibilities

  • Executing internal audits in compliance with conventional audit guidelines and best practices;
  • Assessing the reliability and integrity of financial and operating information and compliance with set policies;
  • Preparing and implementing the annual audit plan for financial audit.
  • Reviewing and appraising the internal control system to ascertain its adequacy and effectiveness;
  • Reviewing financial statements before submission to the Board and the Kenya National Audit Office or any other appointed External Auditor;
  • Conducting physical verifications of KURA’s assets to ascertain their existence and the system of safeguarding them;
  • Identifying, where appropriate, areas of risks, fraud or malpractice and initiating investigations;
  • Preparing audit reports on all audit findings and making recommendations to improve compliance with standards;
  • Following up the implementation of the recommendations of the Kenya National Audit Office;
  • Reviewing all reports submitted by various sections to confirm the accuracy and correctness of figures included therein;
  • Ensuring that audit trails are in place and thus all entries have supporting documents

Qualifications

  • Appointment to the position will be made from persons who:
  • Hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or any other relevant qualification from a recognized university;
  • Are Certified Public Accountant (CPA (K)) or its equivalent;
  • Satisfactorily served in a comparable position with similar responsibilities in like organizations for a minimum period of Five (5) years, three (3) of which should be in supervisory level;
  • Are members of Institute of Certified Public Accountants (ICPAK), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Institute of Internal Audit (IIA);
  • Ability to work under pressure and with minimum supervision;
  • Excellent computer skills; knowledge of ERP Systems is an added advantage.
  • A high degree of integrity and dependability; and
  • Good interpersonal relations and communication skills

How to Apply

The successful candidates may be required to work either at the Headquarter Offices or any of the Regional Offices as the case may be. Interested candidates are expected to fulfill the requirements of chapter six (6) of Kenya Constitution. Specifically they must obtain and submit with their application copies of clearance certificate from the following organizations;
Kenya Revenue Authority
Higher Education Loans Board
Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission
Criminal Investigation Department (Certificate of Good Conduct) Only candidates who meet the above criteria should submit applications in writing for the positions as well as filling the job application form (CLICK HERE to download) together with their updated CVs including details of their day time contacts, current and expected remuneration, notice period required to take up appointment where successful, names and contacts of three referees, while at the same time attaching copies of all certificates and testimonials to be hand delivered or mailed so as to reach the Director General at the address below not later than 8th September, 2015. All envelopes/applications should have the respective job reference numbers clearly marked. The Director General Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) IKM Building, Bishops Road P.O. Box 41727-00100, GPO, Nairobi [email protected] Website: www.kura.go.ke Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Kenya Urban Roads Authority is an equal opportunity employer. KURA IS ISO 9001:2008 CERTIFIED

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