MANAGER - INTERNAL AUDIT

Location: Head Office, Nairobi


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Main Purpose


The Manager Internal Audit will be part of the GIAS team and will be primarily responsible for managing the General Business audit activities in East Africa, mainly for Heritage Kenya and Liberty General Uganda.

 


Key Responsibilities

Strategic


• Provide business insights beyond audit with a focus on strategic initiatives.
• Accelerate GIAS digital transformation and People transformation aligned to current and future needs of the group
• Lead in collaboration with other assurance providers to support combined risk assurance model.
• Adhering to GIAS Charter and living the internal audit values and Liberty core values and competencies


Core deliverables


• Support and assist in the development, consultation with business line management and respective risk teams and assistance with submitting a risk based Internal Audit Plan (IAP) for the next audit cycle.
• Support the Head of Internal Audit in the submission and presentation - where called upon - of the Quarterly and Annual Reports to the relevant governance forums.
• Awareness of the strategic plans and projects of the organisation delivered in your area of responsibility for consideration on inclusion in the annual audit plan.
• Conducting more complex reviews where required
• Manage overall approved audit plan and execute in line with methodology within agreed timelines
• Understand the business’ strategic direction to recommend adapting and/or refreshing audit delivery changes timeously and effectively with agility.
• Effective resource management (planning, allocation & deployment).
• Ensure sustained audit content quality while maximising on digital solutions, by enforcing implementation in line with the set efficiency indicators
• Effectively engage and collaborate with key partners for knowledge sharing to achieve excellence in delivery and completion of the audit plan.
• Support combined assurance objectives to reduce duplication of effort, minimise audit fatigue and increase risk coverage.
• Support the senior manager in identifying expectation gaps with key stakeholders through accurate, timely and relevant communication.
• Empower and nurture our people by embracing opportunities for growth and fostering a conducive environment.
• Oversee Issue tracking

 


Qualifications


• Bachelor’s Degree
• Professional qualifications; CPA-K / ACCA

 


Experience


• At least 10 years working experience in internal audit preferably in general insurance
• Demonstrable experience in Data Analytics – Intermediate or advance proficiency in ACL is an added advantage
• Proficiency in use of audit tools such as Teammate
• Cross-cultural and multinational experience is an added advantage

 


Competencies


• Good grasp of auditing techniques as well as General Insurance concepts and procedures
• Understand and apply ethics and integrity principles as well as professional scepticism
• Communication and reporting excellence, this includes ability to advocate the internal audit function to others
• Abstract thinking with ability to connect dots from different information source
• Interpersonal effectiveness: wield influence, foster positive working relationship, and proactively drive collaboration.
• Understand basic finance and accounting principles, organisation theory principles; and regulatory and legal as well as macro and micro economic information with insurance context (East Africa)
• Openminded: Ability to work well across different cultural environments
• Knowledge and ability to apply control related professional standards and codes such as IPPF standards and COSO framework
• Able to manage conflict and cope with pressures and setbacks
• Agile and flexible - responds positively to change
• Able to manage own and team projects

 


Application Procedure


If you meet the above requirements, you are encouraged to forward your application and updated CV to hr@libertylife.co.ke by 20th May 2022 clearly state the job title on the subject heading. Liberty Life is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages diversity. Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.