SENIOR SPECIALIST - INTERNAL AUDIT

Location: NAIROBI


Job Summary


We are a leading Insurance company affiliated to Liberty Group; a wealth management company represented in 18 African countries. We have a solid employee value proposition in place, and we are proud to be among Kenya’s top 10 employers. We use our knowledge and action to guide our customers on their journey to financial freedom. We believe in responding to the changing consumer and market needs through innovative solutions and technologically efficient processes. To help us advance this goal, we are seeking a talented, self-motivated and skilled individual of high personal integrity to fill the position of Senior Specialist Internal Audit

 


Purpose


Responsible for conducting risk based internal audits in line with the annual audit plan or as requested by the Board.

 


Key Responsibilities

Core deliverables


• Plan and execute internal audits in accordance with International standards on professional practice of internal audit and department’s audits methodology
• Carry out detailed audit tests on all the company’s operations based on standard audit programmes in accordance with the approved Annual Audit Plan. This includes review of operations, highlighting areas of internal control weakness and making recommendations to improve efficiency
• Review internal control systems and make recommendations on improvements to ensure that such systems are up to date in safeguarding the organisation’s assets
• Ensure that all suggested improvements proposed during visits and audit reports have been implementedby continuous monitoring
• Develop new continuous improvement initiatives, evaluate the adequacy of internal control systems
• Gather adequate audit evidence to support findings and suggestions for improvement
• Audit Branch offices to ensure operations are in line with the set standards
• Work with the Manager, Internal Audit in verifying compliance with all the relevant legislation and regulatory requirements
• Report risk management and internal control deficiencies identified to the Manager and Head of Internal Audit
• Keep abreast with compliance procedures and other applicable laws and regulations
• Undertake and complete internal audit plans within given timelines as directed by the Manager, Internal Audit
• Maintain working papers in support of audits conducted
• Manage a variety of stakeholders and their expectations through regular communications

 


Qualifications


• Bachelor’s Degree in a business related filed
• Professional qualifications; CPA-K / ACCA

 


Experience


• At least 6 years working experience in internal Audit or external audit with experience in auditing financial services
• Experience in insurance is an added advantage

 


Competencies


• Good interpersonal communications skills
• Stakeholders management skills
• Knowledge of relevant legislation
• Working knowledge of accounting and auditing computer packages
• Knowledge of professional standards
• Good grasp of auditing techniques
• Insurance concepts and procedures
• Ability to build lasting relationships and great networking skills
• Ability to manage various stakeholders and respond to business dynamics

 


Application Procedure


If you meet the above requirements, you are encouraged to forward your application and updated CV to hr@libertylife.co.ke by 02, September 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.