Internal Auditor Job Placement – National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO)

Job Title:   Internal Auditor
Organization: National
Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO)
Duty Station (Institute):
Rwebitaba ZARDI (Kyenjojo), Uganda
About NARO:
The National Agricultural Research Organisation is established by the
National Agricultural Research Act 2005 as a body corporate with the mandate to
provide strategic direction for publically funded agricultural research in
Uganda. The organisation is composed of the Council as its governing body,
Committees of Council, a Secretariat for its day-to-day operations with
semi-autonomous Public Agricultural Research Institutes (PARI’s) under its
policy guidance.
Job Summary: The Internal
Auditor will provide assistance to the Head Internal Auditor in performing
financial and managerial audits of general operations. The duties include
analyzing evidence data as a basis for an informed, objective opinion and
preparing comprehensive reports addressed to management and or external
oversight agencies.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·        
Take
part in performing financial and managerial audits of general organizational
operations in accordance with acceptable professional standards.
·        
Support
the Head Internal Auditor in determining whether areas reviewed are
performing their planning, accounting, custodial and control activities in
compliance with managerial guidelines and applicable statements of policy and
procedures, and in a manner consistent with both organizational and high
standards of administrative practice.
·        
Obtain
and analyze data to provide an objective informed opinion on the accuracy and
fairness of financial statements. This includes performing analytical
procedures and recommending adjustments to organizational financial
statements.
·        
The jobholder will determine the direction and external of assigned audits. Prepare the
program and establish procedures which may include statistical sampling and
electronic data processing. Prepare working papers supporting opinions presented
in the report to administration and external agencies.
·        
Participate
in audits of organizational systems to ensure effectiveness of accounting and
managerial controls and accuracy of recorded data, promote efficiency,
safeguard organizational assets, and monitor compliance with applicable
laws, policies and procedures.
·        
Exercise
professional judgment to determine materiality of findings and adequacy and
effectiveness of the operation.
·        
Discuss
deficiencies and recommend corrective actions to improve operations and
reduce costs. Plan and prepare formal written reports addressed to department
administrators.
·        
Assist
in the performance of special reviews requested by management.
·        
Maintain
knowledge of current accounting and audit practices through continuing
professional education.
·        
Perform
other related duties incidental to the work described to you by the Director of
Research and Head Internal Audit.






Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

·        
The
applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance,
Bachelor of Commerce or other qualitative discipline from an recognized
university.
·        
Professional
qualification in related areas CPA, ACCA and CIA will be an added advantage.
·        
A
minimum of three years’ experience in Internal Audit, External Auditing,
or Accounting.
How to Apply:
All candidates who wish to join NARO are encouraged to send their
applications to the Director General, NARO, P.O. Box 295, Entebbe, Uganda.
The complete applications should include three copies of your
Curriculum Vitae and one copy of certificates, transcripts and other relevant
documents. Applicants are advised to quote the reference number of the post
applied for on the top left hand corner of the envelope and on the application
letter specifying the institute of preference (Check at top of the advert) and
should apply for a maximum of two (2) posts which should be addressed below:
Deadline: 3rd November 2017 by
5.00p.m

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