UDET Jobs – Business Internal Systems Auditor

Organization: Uganda Development Trust (UDET)
Kampala, Uganda
Uganda Development Trust (UDET) is a consulting firm
that provides Business Development Services (BDS) directly to grassroots
community groups and SMEs engaged in businesses that are aimed at creating
gainful employment and sustainable market outlets for smallholder farmers in
Uganda. Currently, UDET is the Strategic Partner of the United States African
Development Foundation (USADF) and also manages an AGRA Markets Access Program
in Uganda.
 The Business Internal Systems Auditor (BISA)
will carry out regular financial audits of clients’ businesses. He/she will
identify business and financial management gaps and address them in a timely
manner. The scope and nature of these audits will vary significantly from
client to client based on their needs and skills.
Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Grantees’ Capacity Building Support:
  • Mentor and train grantees’ staff and help them to rectify financial
    management problems;
  • Carry out regular training needs assessment, bridge the skill gaps
    by providing technical advice and guidance to staff and stakeholders
    through regular customized tailor made training;
  • Support clients to identify new business opportunities and
    disseminate good business financial management practices;
  • Ensure that Financial Accounting software acquired are fully
2. Monitor Grantees’ Compliance to Financial
Procedures and Policies:
  • Assess how businesses are complying to rules, regulations, policies,
    standards etc. set by the Board and funding agencies, report shortfalls to
    management and UDET for action;
  • Develop, monitor and evaluate grantees’ internal control systems;
  • Identify and evaluate grantees’ business risk areas and develop
    appropriate remediation plans;
  • Actively monitor the use of donor disbursed funds and ensure
  • Intuitively review all financial accountability documents (i.e.
    receipts, vouchers, journals, etc.) to ensure their accuracy and
  • Conduct financial investigations on grantees whenever fraud is
3. Prepare Grantees for External Audits:
  • Travel to all projects to monitor and audit business and financial
    management systems to ensure appropriate solutions are developed and
    implemented in a timely manner and ensure compliance with prescribed
    auditing standards;
  • Prepare clients to pass external financial audits by building their
    capacities to better understand the importance of keeping accurate
    financial books;
  • Actively support the UDET FM & TO by participating in grantee
    entrance and exit audit meetings;
  • Support Grantees to address all audit findings;
4. Reporting:
  • Prepare field audit and field monitoring reports and distribute them
    reports to the relevant staff for remediation;
  • Make recommendations to clients aimed at making continuous
    improvements to client business operations.
  • Review Grantees’ financial reports in line with the set donor
    compliance guidelines and standards.
Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor of Commerce Degree
    (Accounting option), and/or ACCA, CPA equivalency.
  • At least three (3) years professional working experience as an
    internal auditor, with development-related work experience.
  • Working knowledge of institutional capacity building of
    community-based groups, demonstrated by accounting and financial
    management work experience with such groups.
  • Knowledge of adult training skills with community groups to develop
    financial management capacity of grassroots groups.
  • Proven ability to formulate and manage budgets, including
    maintenance of accounts, report preparation, and accounts reconciliation.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Automated Data Processing technology,
    and experience with Excel, Pastel, Quick Books, Tally or equivalent
    accounting software.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work
    collaboratively to provide effective financial management skills.and
    services to a broad spectrum of colleagues and clients.
  • Good working knowledge of written and spoken English and two or more
    local languages.
  • Valid Driver’s License and willingness to travel frequently to rural
to Apply: 
All candidates should send their applications
including a letter indicating interest, experience and qualifications for the
position, updated CV with a full address and telephone contact, three letters
from professional referees and proof of Ugandan Nationality and valid Driver’s
The complete applications should be addressed to:
The Program Director Uganda Development Trust Plot 73, Kira Road P.O. Box 7713
Kampala, Uganda.
20th February, 2015
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