Head Internal Audit (Re-advertisement) at Agricultural Finance Corporation (AFC) – May 2024

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Head Internal Audit (Re-advertisement)

Job Summary:

The Head of Audit & Quality Assurance supports the leadership of the internal audit function of Agricultural Finance Corporation. This role involves assisting in the development and execution of audit strategies, ensuring compliance with regulatory standards, and contributing to the continuous improvement of operational processes.

Key Responsibilities:
Audit Strategy and Planning:

  •  Collaborate in the development and execution of a risk-based audit strategy aligned with institutional goals and regulatory requirements.
  •  Contribute to the planning and coordination of audit activities to ensure comprehensive coverage of relevant areas.

Quality Assurance Oversight:

  •  Maintain a robust quality assurance program for internal audit activities.
  •  Participate in periodic reviews of audit processes, methodologies, and reports to ensure adherence to professional standards.

Team Leadership Support:

  •  Provide support to the Chief Audit & Quality Assurance Officer in leading and managing the internal audit team.
  •  Foster a culture of excellence, continuous learning, and professional development within the audit team.

Regulatory Compliance:

  •  Stay informed on relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards.
  •  Support efforts to ensure that audit activities and reports comply with all regulatory requirements.

Risk Management:

  •  Identify and assess risks associated with institutional operations.
  •  Contribute to the development of risk-based audit plans and methodologies to address key areas of concern.

 Audit Execution:

  •  Collaborate in overseeing the execution of internal audits, ensuring thorough and objective evaluations.
  •  Contribute to the review and assessment of the effectiveness of internal controls, risk management processes, and governance structures.

Stakeholder Communication:

  •  Communicate audit findings, recommendations, and risk assessments to senior management and relevant stakeholders.
  •  Provide insights and recommendations to enhance operational efficiency and compliance.

Continuous Improvement:

  •  Contribute to initiatives for continuous improvement in internal audit processes.
  •  Implement best practices and leveraging technology to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of audit activities.

Collaboration:

  •  Collaborate with external auditors and regulatory bodies as necessary.
  •  Work closely with other departments to ensure a coordinated and integrated approach to risk management and internal controls.

Qualifications and Skills:

  •  Bachelor’s degree in accounting, Finance, or related field.
  •  Master’s Degree in the related field.
  •  Professional certification CPAK and a member to professional body in good standing.
  •  CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) or equivalent is preferred.
  •  6 years’ experience in internal audit, risk management, or a related field within the financial industry.
  •  In-depth knowledge of internal audit methodologies, regulatory requirements, and industry best practices.
  •  Leadership skills with the ability to support and collaborate effectively with a team of audit professionals.
  •  Senior Management Course
  •  Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  •  Analytical mindset and a strong understanding of risk management principles.
  •  Ability to maintain independence and objectivity while contributing to a positive working environment.
  •  Familiarity with audit management software and tools.

Submit Your Application

Qualified candidates should apply by post, courier, or hand-delivery by indicating the job title on both the application letter and envelope. Enclosed envelope to contain current detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating email address, telephone contacts and three (3) professional referees, copies of academic and professional certificates, relevant testimonials, and the National Identity Card to the address below:

The Managing Director
Agricultural Finance
Corporation
Development House 7
th Floor, Moi Avenue
P.O. Box 30367 – 00100 GPO
NAIROBI

Those applying for Information Systems Auditor use the online portal www.talcl.com/careers and attach a cover letter, an updated cv, certificates and any other supporting documents as guided in the portal. Detailed information on each job responsibilities and person specifications is indicated below:

Note: Successful candidates shall be required to provide the following documents for compliance with chapter six of the constitution:

  • Certificate of good conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI)
  • Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  • Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • Clearance from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)

Agricultural Finance Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and people living with disability are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted and any form of canvassing or lack of any of the requirements listed shall lead to automatic disqualification.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 22nd May 2024 at 5.00 pm.