Role:                    Internal Auditor

Reports to:          Functionally to the Board and operationally to the Chief Executive

Duty Station:       Kampala, Uganda

JOB SUMMARY:

The Internal Auditor will be responsible for ensuring the effectiveness of the Company’s internal controls and financial reporting processes, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements. The Internal Auditor will also be responsible for conducting audits to ensure compliance with established internal controls, policies, and procedures and prepare and submit periodic audit reports to the Board.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Develop and implement risk-based audit plans to assess internal controls and financial reporting.
  2. Conduct independent audits of internal controls and management processes, recommending improvements.
  3. Periodically audit financial statements and accounting records for regulatory compliance.
  4. Analyse financial data, operational processes, and business practices for risk and improvement opportunities.
  5. Perform reviews of information control systems, including development standards, security, and disaster recovery.
  6. Evaluate and test information security controls to identify vulnerabilities.
  7. Review data backup and disaster recovery plans for effectiveness and security.
  8. Conduct security audits to ensure protection against threats.
  9. Stay updated on developments in information systems auditing.
  10. Prepare and present audit reports to senior management and the Audit Committee.
  11. Monitor the implementation of audit recommendations.
  12. Provide guidance on internal controls and compliance matters.
  13. Train audit staff in computerized audit techniques.

KEY COMPETENCIES AND ATTRIBUTES

  1. Strong knowledge of internal auditing standards, financial reporting, and regulatory requirements.
  2. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and experience with audit software (e.g., ACL, IDEA) is a plus
  3. Analytical skills to analyse complex financial data and business processes.
  4. Attention to detail in conducting audits and reviewing financial records.
  5. Excellent communication skills for presenting audit findings and recommendations.
  6. Strong critical thinking and problem-solving abilities.
  7. High ethical standards and professionalism.
  8. Technical proficiency in audit software (e.g., ACL, IDEA) and Microsoft Office Suite.
  9. Ability to manage multiple audit projects simultaneously.
  10. In-depth understanding of relevant regulatory requirements and standards.
  11. Expertise in identifying and evaluating risks.
  12. Adaptability to new technologies and regulatory changes.
  13. Strong interpersonal skills for effective team collaboration.
  14. Commitment to continuous improvement and staying updated with industry best practices.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  1. Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Accounting, Finance, or related field; Master’s degree or professional certification (CISA, CIA, CPA) preferred.
  2. Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in internal audit, preferably in financial services.
  3. Understanding of local and regional financial services markets

HOW TO APPLY

All interested candidates please submit your applications to applications@m-forte.co.ug not later than 5th July 2024. If you do not hear from us in two weeks after submission, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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