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University Internal Auditor Job Placement – Nkumba University

Organisation: Nkumba
University
Duty Station:  Entebbe, Uganda
Reports to: Audit
Committee
About US:
Nkumba
University is a private chartered University (Legal Notice No. 3 of 2007). The
University is strengthening its management and administrative systems to
enhance both policy initiation and implementation through recruitment of highly
qualified and committed individuals.
Job Summary: The University
Internal Auditor will carry out independent and objective assurance audits
aimed at
evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, control and
governance processes at Nkumba University.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
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Plans and formulates audit programs based on
systematically identified and assessed risks, in line with the Internal Audit
plan, Internal Audit Charter and International Internal Auditing Standards.
·        
In charge of developing the scope for operation,
information technologies, financial and security audit projects and develop
appropriate audit steps necessary to promote effective audit coverage for the
Audit Committee approval.
·        
Conducting management, information technologies,
financial and security audit projects according to the yearly audit plans in
all areas of the University. Analyzing operational and management processes and
system controls’ effectiveness and efficiency with view to improving them.
·        
Assess and make recommendations on the effectiveness
of the design and operation of internal controls across the financial and
operational processes of the different programmes
·        
Providing assurance of proper operations and
processes to conform to Nkumba University policies and procedures as laid down
in the University regulations.
·        
Promotes quality audit reports ensuring that key
observation, impact and recommendation are implemented in time
·        
Evaluate the adequacy, efficiency and effectiveness
of the internal control system of the University.
·        
Establish risk-based audit plans to set out the
priorities of the internal audit function, consistent with University
objectives.
·        
Carries out special investigations at the request of
the Vice Chancellor or the Audit Committee.
·        
Conducts comprehensive investigations based on
organizational
·        
requirement, produces genuine facts and prepare
quality and timely reports containing observations and recommendations
·        
The job holder will establish appropriate policies
and procedures to guide the internal audit function and ensure the quality of
the assurance services delivered.
·        
Coordinate internal auditing activities and plans
with other internal and external providers of assurance and consulting
activities to ensure proper coverage and to minimize duplication of efforts,
·        
Ensure that internal audit resources are
appropriate, sufficient and effectively deployed to achieve the internal audit
plan approved by the audit committee
·        
The incumbent will support the University Secretary
in the execution of special studies and consulting assignments, preparation and
follow up with University management of implementation of outstanding recommendations
and preparing Audit services status
·        
Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the
Vice Chancellor, Audit Committee and University Council.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Master’s
Degree in Finance or Accounting related discipline and a Degree in Commerce or
Business Administration (Accounting or Finance) or closely related and relevant
field from a recognized University.
·        
Hold internationally recognized Accountancy or
Internal Auditing professional qualification, such as ACCA, CPA, CIA, or CISA,
is a must.
·        
Membership of the Institute of Internal Auditors is
added advantage.
·        
The applicant should have a minimum of four years’
experience at Senior Management level
·        
Broad working knowledge of the standards of the
International Professional Practices Framework as issued by the Institute of Internal
Auditors is essential.
·        
Computer proficiency in application of audit-related
Software and MS Office Package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and related
packages, is essential.
·        
Working knowledge of Navision Software system shall
be an added advantage.
·        
At least five years’ experience, three of which must
be as Internal Auditor or in a similar position, in a large and reputable
non-governmental organization.
·        
Supervisory skills
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Working knowledge in report writing;
·        
Excellent communication skills
·        
Good planning and organizational skills
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Highly proactive and highly motivated
·        
Creativity, self confidence flexibility
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Good team player.
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Excellent analytical and critical thinking
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Skilled in risk identification and management
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High business acumen
·        
Age: 30 – 50 years
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send their applications either by e-mail OR hand delivery to the address
below. Please endeavor to attach the 13 copies of the following:
·        
Duly filled application form, Download Here
or
pick forms from the University
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Detailed curriculum vitae.
·        
Copies of certified certificates and transcripts.
·        
Three sealed letters of reference.
Please clearly indicate
the post applied for on the envelope and send to:
The University
Secretary
Nkumba
University
P.O. Box 237
Entebbe, Uganda
Deadline: 30th November, 2015
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