The British Council Recruits Senior Auditors (Internal Audit) in Kenya




The British Council is UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations.
We build trust and understanding between people worldwide by enabling them to share ideas and knowledge.
 
Senior Auditors (Internal Audit)
We are recruiting for two Senior Auditors who will be in charge of performing internal audit reviews in support of the annual assurance statement on the adequacy of internal controls and risk processes that exist throughout the British Council as instructed by Head Internal Audit and/or UK Audit Manager, in accordance with the Audit Needs Assessment, Strategic and Annual Plans agreed with the Audit Committee, and the performance of ad hoc reviews as required.

The ideal individuals will have extensive internal audit experience with exposure to a mixed portfolio of clients and are currently at a Senior Auditor or middle management level.

Key areas of responsibility for the Nairobi based positions are:
  • Preparation and planning of audits which include drafting and agreeing terms of reference for audit assignments and special reviews and involvement in budgeting for assignments.
  • Audit fieldwork such as determining the most appropriate type of review by evaluating information to decide on the approach required to provide the level of independent assurance needed.
  • Reporting using best professional practice for reviewing and summarising findings, presentation of findings and recommendations to senior management, carrying out exit meetings and performing post-audit de -briefings.
  • Follow-Up using best professional standards for arranging and conducting de-brief meetings, monitoring the effectiveness of audit reviews, maintaining the audit status report and responding to audit and non audit related review queries.
A professional accountancy qualification with more than five years post qualification experience is required – CCAB or equivalent (e.g. ACCA, CIA, CISA, and CFE).
The ideal candidate will have extensive internal audit experience with exposure to a mixed portfolio of clients, ability to make effective presentations to senior managers using effective presentation aids and dealing with questions raised.
Substantial overseas travel (approximately 65 – 70%) will be required.
Applicants who meet the essential requirements of the post should visit http://www.britishcouncil.co.ke/jobs and follow the instructions in the How do I apply section carefully.
The British Council is also committed to a Child Protection Policy: applications will be considered only for candidates who declare their agreement to the policy.
The British Council’s commitment to privacy is based on UK law and internationally accepted privacy principles and fair information practices.
This policy will apply to all locations where we operate, including those where local data protection laws do not exist.
We will comply with local legislation where it is stronger than UK law.
Deadline for receiving applications is 6th March 2014.
Only candidates who are successful during short-listing will be contacted.
British Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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