Internal Audit Specialist Job Placement – National Forestry Authority (NFA)

Job Title:     Internal Audit Specialist
Organisation: National
Forestry Authority (NFA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Internal Audit
Manager
About US:
The National Forestry Authority (NFA) is a Government agency
established under the National Forestry and Tree Planting Act, 2003 as a
corporate body responsible for sustainable development and management of Central
Forest Reserves (CFRs) and provision of technical support to stakeholders in
the forest sub-sector.
Job Summary: The Internal
Audit Specialist will carry out regular checks and detailed reviews of the
operations of NFA as per the Audit Policy and Plans, and prepare and submit
periodic audit reports and recommendations on the compliance to the Internal
Auditing standards, organizational policies and procedures.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Prepare
    annual audit plans for submission to Internal Audit Manager and
    then Board for approval.
  • Carry
    out operation, financial and compliance audits and follow up on the
    recommendations and actions resulting from internal and external
    audit engagements conducted and completed.
  • Guide
    the Manager Internal Audit on internal controls, risk management,
    and governance issues and recommend best practices.
  • Keenly
    review NFA’s operations for compliance with policies and guidelines
    established by the Board and other regulatory and statutory bodies.
  • Conduct
    periodic evaluation on the effectiveness of risk management,
    control and governance processes as well as the reliability of financial
    information.
  • Regularly
    review NFA’s operations for weaknesses in risk policies and guidelines
    established by the Board, and other regulatory and statutory
    bodies.
  • Support
    the Internal Audit Manager in drafting annual Internal Audit risk
    assessments and support risk management process that ensures review
    of all processes for proper governance and effective risk management.
  • Conduct
    investigations as required and provide reports and recommendations
    to Management for Action.
  • Serve
    as a witness in courts of Law or during disciplinary hearings when called
    upon.
  • Support
    the Internal Audit Manager in the preparation of Audit Reports to the Management
    and Board of Directors.
  • Perform
    any other duty as assigned by the supervisor
     
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The applicant for the National Forestry
    Authority (NFA) Internal Audit Specialist job vacancy should hold a Bachelor’s Degree (Honours) in
    commerce, business administration or in any other relevant/related
    field from a recognized University.
  • Accounting/Auditing
    Professional Qualification like CIA/ ACCA/CPA-U (minimum level 2)
  • A
    minimum of three years’ working experience in an audit environment and a
    commercially business oriented environment.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their application letters, copies of academic and professional certificates and
transcripts and curriculum vitae giving full details of applicants education,
qualifications, experience (with evidence), present salary and naming three
referees, plus their postal, email and telephone contacts to the address below;
Executive Director,
Plot 10/20 Spring Road Nakawa
P.O. Box 70863, Kampala, Uganda
Deadline: 3rd
February 2017

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