Internal Audit Manager – NS20/3003

Submitted by nsia_admin on Tue, 02/04/2020 - 10:04

Under the supervision of the Head, Internal Audit, the successful candidate will provide assurance on internal controls adequacy and effectiveness through the conduct of risk-based audits and deputize in the absence of the Head of Internal Audit.



  • Supports the preparation and administration of annual audit plans
  • Conducts internal audit of the Authority based on approved plan
  • Supports the institutionalizing of internal control framework and continuously evaluates the adequacy of these controls
  • Supports the maintenance of comprehensive systems for recording all audit plans, work papers, findings, reports and follow up audits
  • Conducts periodic physical verification of fixed assets.
  • Supports the continual review and assessment of effectiveness and efficiency of policies, procedures and processes across the Authority and identifies improvement opportunities.
  • Works directly with other Unit Heads on the implementation of controls including business process redesign, policies and procedures documentation, evidence evaluation and systems enhancements.
  • Investigates violations of the Authority’s operational procedures and makes recommendations on appropriate preventive/ remedial action.
  • Supports the provision of regular, accurate and objective reports/ updates for management attention.
  • Liaises with the Unit Head and implements recommendations of the Audit Committee.
  • Supports the Head, Internal Audit in managing relations with the Audit Committee, senior management, employees and other relevant external parties.
  • Supports monitoring of the Authority’s compliance with all relevant laws and regulations (local and International)
  • Coordinates and interacts with audit firms performing external audits of the Authority’s financial statements.
  • Supports the review of the adequacy of controls established to ensure compliance with policies, plans, procedures, and business objectives.
  • Any other task assigned by the Head of Internal Audit.

Qualifications, Experience and Attributes:

  • First degree from a reputable university.
  • Relevant professional qualification(s) i.e. ACA, ACCA.
  • Other additional qualification(s) i.e. MBA, CIA, CRMA, CCSA, CISA etc. will be an added advantage
  • A minimum of 8 years with a reputable organization, 6 of which must be in the Internal Audit/Control function
  • Experience in a reputable audit firm is an advantage
  • Appreciable understanding of the NSIA’s mandate
  • Good knowledge of Audit & Investigation and possession of Financial and Data Analysis Skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to ethical standards and high level of integrity
  • Good interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of risk-based internal audit approach covering planning fieldwork, reporting and follow up
  • Ability to build co-operation and collaboration between departments and other groups
  • Ability to manage projects within the internal audit activity or organisation effectively
  • Good report writing and oral communications skills
  • Good understanding of risk management, control and governance through the delivery of assurance
  • Good appreciation and working knowledge of Microsoft Office tools