Fresher Audit Assistant Career Jobs – Microfinance Support Centre Limited (MSC)

Job Title:    Audit Assistant
Organisation: Microfinance
Support Centre Limited (MSC)
Duty Station:  MSC Head Office, Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Manager Internal
Audit
About MSC:
The Microfinance Support Centre Limited (MSC) is a linchpin of
Government of Uganda
(GOU) micro credit programmes under the Rural Financial Services
Strategy. MSC facilitates access to affordable, sustainable and convenient
financial and Business Development services to active and productive Ugandans.
MSC Ltd supports legally established entities engaged in the value chain
namely; production, value addition and marketing enterprises. MSC offers
affordable credit through its network of 13 regional offices spread throughout
the country. It has so far served clients in 110 districts in Uganda. It gives
priority financing to support the agricultural production value chain namely;
production, value addition and marketing. 
Besides credit, MSC provides capacity building to its clients including
SACCOs, Cooperative Unions, MFIs and SMEs to enable them manage their
organizations sustainably.
Job Summary: The Audit
Assistant will mainly be responsible for assisting in the timely execution of
risk based internal audits for the Company and the clients in accordance with
the annual audit plan as well as providing administrative support to the
Internal Audit Department.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
 
·        
Supports internal auditors to execute risk based
audits in accordance with the annual work plans and as instructed/assigned by
the supervisor.
·        
Support the audit team to create and maintain
audit working papers in compliance with IIA standards.
·        
Actively participate in conducting audits of the
Zonal Office and the MSC clients.
·        
Support the internal audit team in identifying
potential risk areas in the Company and recommend remedial action.
·        
Actively participate in conducting impromptu or
spot audits.
·        
Supporting Internal Audit Management in updating
the status of the previous internal and external findings on a quarterly basis,
auditing resolved issues and preparing the quarterly status report for review
by the Manager Internal Audit.
·        
Support the department in the timely delivery of
professionally written draft reports and practical value added recommendations
on issues arising during audit work.
·        
Supports the audit team with administrative
services including but not limited to:
o   Word processing and other computer
operations to produce timely information and data for management;
o   Record and transcribe reports and minutes
as may be required
o   Facilitate knowledge management system for
the department by maintaining an inventory of departmental documents and
safety through secure storage and back-up.
·        
Carrying out other audit work as directed by the
Supervisor in line with the Internal Audit Plan.
Key Results Areas:
·        
Implement risk based internal audit assignments
and projects as allocated by the Manager
·        
Well-maintained audit working papers.
·        
Timely and well supported audit reports
·        
Prompt identification of potential risk areas in
the Company with timely appropriate recommendations.
·        
Continuous skill and competence improvements.
·        
Timely minutes, registers and reports for the
smooth running of the department
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The applicant for the Audit Assistant vacancy should
preferably hold a Mathematics Degree
(Honours) or B.Com or Business Administration with emphasis in accounting
(accounting major).
·        
Level/Part
II of any professional accounting qualifications recognized under Accountants
·        
Act cap 266.
·        
Previous
experience in automated accounting systems will be an added advantage.
·        
A minimum
of two years’ experience in business operations, accounting and or
auditing with a reputable organization, preferably in the financial service
industry.
·        
Excellent
oral and written communication and interpersonal skills with an ability
to work effectively at assigned levels
·        
Ability
to present adequate working papers to enable the supervisor to assess work done
and matters to be reported
·        
Act
in a professional and ethical manner at all times including observing the
confidential nature of Internal Audit’s work
·        
A
positive and flexible can do attitude and self-starting ability with the
aptitude to take ownership of projects as required and see them through
to completion
·        
Highly
organized with strong organization and planning skills, ability to
prioritize tasks and deliver assigned audits in line with the audit plan.
·        
Maintains
professional standards of performance by keeping current with best Internal
Audit practices through self-training and participating in recommended
courses and in-house trainings.
·        
Demonstrate
competent knowledge of accounting principles, auditing standards techniques,
laws and regulations governing the Financial Services Sector in Uganda.
·        
Ability
to operate in a team environment.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their
applications with detailed Curriculum Vitae together with copies of certified
academic certificates with at least 3 referees in properly sealed envelopes to
the address given below clearly stating the job title applied for on the top
right corner. All applicants are required to fill a summary form upon
submission of the application, Click Here.
Address to:
The Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director,
The Microfinance Support Centre Limited,
Plot 46, Windsor Crescent- off Acacia Avenue
P.O. Box 33711 KAMPALA
Deadline: 30th November 2016 by
5:00 pm
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