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Company:Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI)
Category:Accounting & Auditing
Job Type:Permanent
Salary:Ksh. Not mentioned

Job details

a) Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide input in the development of strategies, policies and procedures to ensure objectives are met as planned and actions are properly guided in reaching decisions.
  • Review audit reports prepared by subordinates to ensure all the requisite audit areas are covered and details captured.
  • Allocate work to subordinates to ensure targets are met and that time is properly utilized.
  • Prepare performance contracts with subordinates to direct their efforts to meet the required targets which contribute to achievement of the Institute’s mandate.
  • Evaluate the performance of subordinates to ascertain efficiency and effectiveness in work performance in meeting the objectives of the Unit.
  • Provide input in the preparation of risk based audit work plan and programs for audit engagements.
  • Provide input in the preparation of the draft budget for the unit to help in allocating financial resources.
  • Coordinate the implementation of the Institute’s risk management strategy to promote effective management of risk within the Institute.
  • Coordinate the implementation of the Institute’s counter corruption strategy to promote effective management of corruption within the Institute.
  • Mentor, guide and supervise subordinates through coaching and training to improve performance.
  • Lead a team undertaking audit assignments to confirm the adequacy and effectiveness of governance, risk management and internal controls systems.
  • Lead a team in fraud investigations to confirm whether there are material breaches in policy, procedures and relevant regulations.
  • Undertake risk assessment to determine appropriate levels of risk appetite and recommend appropriate mitigating actions through review of developed risk registers.
  • Follow up with management on the implementation of audit recommendations to ensure that all pending audit issues are implemented or closed.
  • Work with the Board Audit Committee secretary to compile quarterly reports and minutes to assist the Committee to effectively carry out its oversight function.
  • Lead a team when undertaking consulting and advisory services to offer advice and guidance to management in the development of control systems.
  • Monitor the implementation of the Institute’s Corruption Prevention Plan to effectively identify and manage corruption risks.
  • Work with the secretary to the Anti-Corruption Committee of the Institute in preparing the minutes of the meetings of the committee, reports on Anti-corruption activities and compiling quarterly reports to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.

b) Requirements for Appointment

  • Minimum nine (9) years’ audit experience with at least three (3) years in the grade of Internal Auditor I or in a comparable position in a similar institution;
  • Certified Public Accountant (Kenya) or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Accounting Option/Finance) or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Member of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or its equivalent;
  • Certificate in computer applications skills from a recognized institution;
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education mean grade C+ (plus) or its equivalent from a recognized Institution; and
  • Have clearance certificates as contained in Chapter six of the Kenya Constitution 2010 from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Ethics and Ant-Corruption Commission (EACC), Police, Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), An approved Credit Reference Bureau and Commission on University Education (CUE) for degrees obtained outside Kenya.

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