Entry Level Jobs – Audit Assistant at National Council for Higher Education (NCHE)

Job Title:  Audit Assistant
Organization: The
National Council for Higher Education (NCHE)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Internal
About NCHE:
The National Council for Higher
Education (NCHE) was established under “The Universities and Other Tertiary
Institutions Act, 2001” for regulating and guiding the establishment and
management of institutions of higher learning, regulating the quality of higher
education, equating of qualifications and for advising government on higher
education issues.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Manages
    the day to day internal audit matters;
  • Supports
    in the planning and scheduling of business activities in the IA unit;
  • Assists
    in the determining the adequacy of NCHE Secretariat’s network of risk
    management, control and governance processes as designed and represented
    by management;
  • Supports
    in determining whether resources are acquired economically, used
    efficiently, accounted for accurately, and protected adequately by NCHE
  • Assists
    in conducting reviews of the reliability and integrity of financial and
    operating information and the means used to identity, classify and report
    such information;
  • Assists
    in the reviews of systems established to ensure compliance with policies,
    plans, procedure and regulations laid down by Council as well as the Laws
    of Uganda;
  • Supports
    in conducting special investigations, management consultancy and
    independent reviews in areas related to fraud control, risk management,
    safety and security and other areas as determined by the Audit Committee;
  • Performs
    any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the superiors.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Audit
  • Work
    activity plans;
  • Unit
    evaluation reports showing targets achieved;
  • Risk
    assessment reports;
  • Documented
    fraud detection strategies.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    Audit Assistant should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance
    from a recognized University and must be working towards attaining a
    chartered accountant status with audit specialty;
  • At
    least two years’ experience of financial auditing in a reputable
  • The
    candidate must also be ICT literate;
  • Possess
    excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Working
    knowledge of financial management in higher education institutions is
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
candidates should send seven sealed copies of: an application letter; an  up-to-date and detailed CV including names
and contacts of three credible referees; copies of academic qualifications; and
any other relevant documents. Applications should be submitted during office
hours (9.00am – 5.00pm) to: The Executive Director, National Council for Higher
Education, Plot 34 Cavers Crescent, P.O. Box 76, Kyambogo Uganda, East Africa.
Deadline: 9th February 2015
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