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  • Posted: Nov 17, 2021
    Deadline: Nov 29, 2021
  • KIRIWASCO covers Kirinyaga County and part of Embu County(Mbeere). The Company covers an area of about 1000 Km square which has a population of more than 500,000. Its head office is in Kerugoya Town, Kirinyaga Central Consituency, Kirinyaga County on Kerugoya -Karatina road, Miringa iri junction next to Kerugoya Stadium. KIRIWASCO is mandated to provide w...
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    Internal Audit Manager


    Job Purpose

    The Internal Audit Department provides an independent, objective assurance and consulting/advising services to the Board and Management that is designed to add value through the systematic evaluation of the Company’s processes and operations in order to assure the effectiveness and efficiency of  compliance, internal control, risk management and governance processes.

    Key Responsibilities/ Duties/Tasks

    Reporting to the Managing Director, the Internal Audit Manager will be responsible for;

    1. Managerial/Supervisory Responsibilities/Tasks
      1. Developing, reviewing and overseeing implementation of Internal Audit systems, techniques, procedures and guidelines;
      2. Providing assurance of the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control systems, risk management and governance processes.
      3. Co-ordinating the development of an annual audit work plan based on a preliminary review of risk profiles of respective Divisions;
      4. Developing and reviewing the Audit, Risk and Governance Board Committee charter and the Internal Audit charter;
      5. Overseeing preparation of annual Departmental budget and procurement plan.
      6. Planning and coordinating execution of audits as per the approved internal audit work plan.
      7. Serving as Secretary to the Audit, Risk & Governance Committee of the Board;
      8. Guiding Management and the Audit, Risk & Governance Committee of the Board on the oversight role of Audit through regular audits & reports;
      9. Providing leadership and direction to the Internal Audit Department staff;
      10. Carrying out Departmental staff performance appraisals and identification of training needs in the Department;
      11. Mentoring, coaching and developing staff within the Department;
    2. Operational Responsibilities / Tasks
      1. Overseeing the carrying out of a risk based preliminary review of all areas of the Company to establish a risk-based work plan of action at the beginning of each financial year.
      2. Ensuring that the Internal Audit systems, techniques, procedures and guidelines are prepared and approved;
      3. Supervising the preparation of audit work programs to ensure that execution of audit assignments is well planned and managed;
      4. Driving operational improvements throughout the Company to improve overall efficiencies and enhance internal controls;
      5. Monitoring the timely implementation of the Management actions recommended in the audit reports and reporting to the Audit, Risk & Governance Board Committee on actions taken by Management on audit findings;
      6. Providing an independent view during implementation of new projects, processes and systems to ensure their quality and compliance with the Company’s policies and procedures.
      7. Monitoring development and implementation of laws and regulations governing the management of the Company and ensuring up to date advice;
      8. Overseeing execution of routine and special audits or investigations as may be required from time to time and make appropriate recommendations;
      9. In liaison with the Finance Department, coordinate external audit activities by the Office of the Auditor General to ensure adequate audit coverage and to follow up on implementation of their various audit recommendations.
    3. Other roles as may be assigned.


    1. Bachelor’s’ degree in Commerce or Business Administration /Management (Finance or Accounting option)
    2. Certified Public Accountant of Kenya CPA(K) or Certified Chartered Accountant (ACCA).
    3. Membership with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) in Good Standing
    4. Work experience of not less than eight (8) years, with three (3) years in a management position.
    5. Strong leadership and problem-solving skills
    6. Confidentiality
    7. Professionalism
    8. Proficiency in ICT with strong MS office and internet use
    9. Excellent planning and organizational skills 

    Method of Application

    Application packages in sealed envelopes, to include a cover letter, CV and copies of certificates and testimonials, including the current and expected salary should be sent by post or courier to:

    The Managing Director
    Kirinyaga Water and Sanitation Company
    P O BOX 360-10300, 
    Kerugoya, Kenya


    Application can be sent to [email protected] or [email protected] before the expiry of the closing date and time with the Job Reference as the email subject.

    Closing Date: 29th of November, 2021

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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