Internal Audit Job Kakamega County

By | August 11, 2018

Internal Audit Job Kakamega County

Assistant Director, Internal Audit & Risk Management Officer Job at Kakamega County

Job Group ‘P’

The Officer will be responsible to the Deputy Director, Internal Audit for the management of Internal Audit activities.

Internal Audit & Risk Management Officer Job Responsibilities

  • Managing of internal audit technical activities within the Department comprising of audit systems and information technology;
  • Reviewing the design, development and operation of major computer-based systems of the County to determine whether adequate controls are in place;
  • Ensuring systems testing is performed at appropriate stages or systems documentation is complete, accurate and the needs of users are met;
  • Identifying activities subject to audit coverage, evaluating their significance and assessing the degree of risks inherent in terms of the audit costs involved, determining adequacy and effectiveness of internal control system;
  • Carrying out investigations on irregularities identified or reported in audit reports;
  • Verifying and pre-auditing of Quarterly and Annual Financial Statements prepared by County Treasury for submission to the Auditor General;
  • Reviewing matters raised by the Auditor General in liaison with Chief Officers;
  • Reviewing audit engagement and work plans, programmes and budgets;
  • Reviewing internal control systems on financial and other operations of the County Government;
  • Preparation of Audit briefs, reports and follow up action;
  • Supervising staff including those on the job training and maintaining high audit standards and general discipline;
  • Reviewing audit findings and working papers for audit assignments;
  • Reviewing records of proceedings of entry and exit meetings;
  • Reviewing budgetary controls and periodical financial returns;
  • Carrying out spot-checks to ensure compliance with procedures and regulations;
  • Monitoring and follow-up on implementation of audit recommendations;
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of risk management mechanisms, controls and governance processes
  • Coaching and mentoring junior staff in the Department; and
  • Any other work assigned by the supervisor

Requirements for the Internal Audit & Risk Management Officer Job

  • Be a Kenyan citizen;
  • Have a Master degree in any of the following fields: Auditing and Consultancy, Business Administration, Commerce, Finance, Accounting, Project Management, Risk or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields: Commerce (Accounting/Finance Option), Business Administration (Accounting/Finance Option) or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Served in the grade of Principal Internal Auditor or comparable and relevant position for at least three (3) years;
  • Certificate in Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Part III or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) Part III or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Certificate of registration as a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) or the Institute of Certified
  • Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or Certified Information Systems Auditors (CISA);
  • A Certificate in Computer Application from a recognized institution; and
  • Certificate in Senior Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks or its equivalent from a recognized institution; and
  • Shown merit, ability and demonstrate a high degree of professional competence in internal audit work performance and be of integrity, a team player and results oriented;

*Terms of Service: Three (3) years contract


  1. Kenya Revenue Authority
  2. Higher Education Loans Board
  3. Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
  4. Criminal Investigation Department

Copies of these clearances MUST be attached to the application documents.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit their applications together with copies of their detailed Curriculum Vitae, Academic and Professional Certificates, Testimonials, National Identity Card or Passport, and any other supporting documents to:

P.O. BOX 458-50100

The position applied for should be indicated on top of the envelope.

Kakamega County residents will be required to indicate their Sub-County and Ward of residence in the application.

Hand delivered applications can be submitted at the County Public Service Board’s Reception located at

Former Provincial Headquarters, Block ‘B’ 2nd Floor on or before 17th August, 2018.

All applications should reach this office on or before 17th August, 2018.

County Government of Kakamega is an equal opportunity employer

Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply
Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification
NOTE: Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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