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Friday, June 1, 2012

Maer Associates Internal Audit Manager Job


Internal Audit Manager

If you enjoy challenge and space to innovate while mobilising collaborative action for results then you will thrive in this role. 

Initially overseeing one country’s group internal audit function across diverse business sectors, your performance should gradually grow you into the regional scope envisaged for this function. 

Accountable to the Board, you will provide day to day support to the Group Managing Director and the individual operating companies. 

Your value added will be a highly professional, independent and supportive quality assurance ¡n planning, implementation and reporting on all Internal Audit strategic and operational activities, in compliance with Group corporate governance and international auditing guidelines. 

The primary criteria for your success will be the ability to proactively ensure effective Group level implementation of its Internal Audit strategy to meet Board and external regulatory requirements. 

In return, you can expect very stimulating work, opportunity for professional growth and a competitive remuneration package.

Your primary duties will be as follows.

Strategic Oversight of Group Internal Audit:
  • Oversee the planning, implementation and quality assurance of all aspects of the group’s Internal Audit strategy through individual companies’ internal auditors
  • Plan, develop and implement Annual Audit programmes
  • Identify and oversee the quick execution of special audits to address root causes
  • Conduct special investigations for Management or the Board
  • Continuously ensure the reliability/integrity of operational and fnancial information
  • Maintain proactive dialogue with the Managements of operating companies to ensure timely and effective action on agreed audit recommendations.
Support to Business Operations:
  • Develop risk assessments for critical business processes
  • Undertake systems audits for the group of companies
  • Review business continuity capabilities across the group’s businesses.
  • Systems’ Continuous Improvement:
  • Identify key internal controls and recommend improvements at group and operating company levels
  • Monitor progress on the implementation of agreed system improvements
  • Assess operating processes with recommendations to raise their effectiveness and efficiency
  • Update with approvals, revisions to the Group Internal Audit policy as necessary.
Team Leadership:
  • Lead, supervise and inspire with practical guidance a highly effective Group internal audit team
  • and dispersed operating companies’ internal audit units.
  • This position requires a highly driven, self-supervising, efficient and intensely detailed person
  • with excellent collaborative and persuasive skills. It has considerable growth potential for a high performer. 
To be considered you must demonstrate a clear track record of such competence in
addition to the following:
  • a CPA (K) qualification or equivalent
  • a Bachelor’s degree in commerce, accounting or other relevant discipline
  • at least 10 years’ progressive work experience, with 5 years in audit roles excellent skills in both manual and computerised accounting detailed process thoroughness and proactive technical rigour
  • credible evidence of systems improvement project leadership experience excellent people skills with self leadership and professional independence.
The position is open on permanent terms for the qualifying candidate.

To apply, please email your application with Ail the following: 
  • detailed relevant CV; 
  • email address; 
  • telephone contacts (including mobile); 
  • current and expected remuneration; and names of three referees with their email and telephone contacts, to reach us by 11 June 2012.
Resourcing Director
Maer Associates Limited
Panesar’s Centre, Upper 3rd Floor. Mombasa Road
PO Box 6786 City Square, 00200 Nairobi KENYA