Micro-finance Jobs – Internal Audit Assistant at Entrepreneurs Financial Centre (EFC)

Organisation: Entrepreneurs Financial Centre (EFC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About EFC:
EFC Limited is a new
microfinance institution in Kampala located in Ndeeba at Master Wood Plaza.
Already well-established in Zambia and Tanzania, the Entrepreneurs Financial
Centre model is a proven market leader providing specialized lending services
in amounts up to UGX 50 million to existing micro and small enterprises. The
purpose of the Entrepreneurs Financial Centre (EFC) is to provide increased
access to specialized financial services for entrepreneurs while contributing
to wealth creation, improvement of living conditions and development of the
Ugandan private sector.
Job
Summary:
The Internal Audit Assistant will support the review and assessment of
the effectiveness of the policies, procedures and standards by which the EFC’s
financial, physical and information resources are managed. The incumbent will
be providing the EFC Board of Directors and Senior Management an independent
and objective assurance and consulting activity designed to improve the
effective discharge of their responsibilities and EFC operations overall.
Key
Duties and Responsibilities:  
·        
Work in liaison with the Board of Directors and
Senior Management to ensure a system is in place which ensures that all major
risks of the EFC are identified and analysed on an annual basis;
·        
Technically support the team to plan, organise and
carry out the internal audit function including the preparation of an annual
audit plan which fulfils the responsibility of the department by scheduling and
assigning work and estimating resource needs;
·        
Report to the Internal Audit team, Audit Committee
and Senior Management on the policies, programs and activities of the
department;
·        
Render support to coordinate coverage with the
external auditors and ensure that each party is not only aware of the other’s
work but also well briefed on areas of concern;
·        
Make recommendations on the systems and procedures
being reviewed, report on the findings and recommendations and monitor
management’s response and implementation;
·        
Technically support the review and report on the
accuracy, timeliness and relevance of the financial and other information that
is provided for management;
·        
Carry out any reviews or tasks requested by the
Internal Audit team, Audit Committee, Managing Director or Chief Financial
Officer, provided a such reviews and tasks do not compromise the independence
or objectivity of the internal audit function;
·        
Provide both the Audit Committee and Senior
Management with an opinion on the quality and effectiveness of the internal
controls in the EFC.
·        
Carrying out risk assessments of the various
departments and/or functional areas of the EFC in established/required
timelines;
·        
Support establishment of risk-based audit
programs;
·        
In charge of determining the scope of review
required for each particular circumstance;
·        
Reviewing the suitability of the internal control
system design;
·        
Conducting audit testing of specified areas and
identify reportable issues and the dimension of risk;
·        
Determining and reporting compliance with
policies, procedures and statutory requirements;
·        
Verbally communicating findings to Senior
Management and drafting comprehensive and complete reports for submission to
the Audit Committee.
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience:  
·        
The Internal Audit Assistant should hold a Bachelor’s
Degree in Accounting or Finance;
·        
Recognized professional qualification i.e. CPA
(Certified Public Accountant);
·        
Detailed working knowledge of internal audit in
the financial services sector and the foresight to see how the intricate day-to-day
internal audit activities link with and support the achievement of the mission
and vision of the EFC
·        
At least two to three years’ finance and
accounting experience in a financial institution;
·        
Detailed knowledge of audit procedures, including
planning, techniques, and test and sampling methods involved in conducting
audits;
·        
Working knowledge of financial, accounting,
internal control and accounting and auditing IT systems;
·        
Excellent oral and written communication skills in
English;
·        
Excellent analytical and organizational skills;
·        
Possess the ability to establish and retain
effective working relationships with other EFC staff.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified
candidates should send their applications with a detailed CV at our head
offices in Ndeeba on Master Wood Plaza or email only CV and application to:
HR_OFFICER@efcug.com.
NB: Only qualified candidates will be
contacted for an interview.
Deadline: 26th June,
2015

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