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  • Posted: Nov 10, 2021
    Deadline: Nov 15, 2021
  • Safaricom is a leading communications company in Kenya with the widest and strongest coverage. The home of the famous Mobile Money service- M-PESA
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    Principal Internal Auditor


    We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Internal Audit division. In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below.

    Brief Posting Description

    Reporting to the Senior Manager; Commercial Process Audit and Audit Operations, the position will be responsible for leading audit assignments, driving improvement of the business control environment and leading risk assessments for proactive identification, assurance and advisory.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Plan and execute audit assignments as per the approved audit plan.
    • Lead audit assignments and provide supervisory guidance to teams assigned to specific audit assignments.
    • Manage assignment level quality requirements in all audit work in conformance to Internal policies, standards (IPPF) and procedures for consistent quality audit results.
    • Provide advisory support management on designing, implementing and enhancing business controls.
    • Provide independent assurance in strategic projects and proactively recommend controls to mitigate risks.
    • Follow up audit recommendations and validate the implementation of the closure actions.
    • Provide support to Risk Management processes to ensure that business key risks are adequately assessed, mitigated and the assurance map appropriately updated.
    • Provide timely and relevant reports on audit outcomes to support management and the Board on risk assurance and mitigation decisions. 


    • Upper second class degree in a Technical or Business field from a recognized University
    • Fully qualified accountant - CPA (K) or ACCA.
    • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) qualification will be an added advantage.
    • 6-8 years working experience in internal and/or external audit.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with all levels of management.
    • Proven ability to lead audits and manage an audit team.
    • Excellent reporting, communication and stakeholder engagement skills.
    • Proven ability to self-start and effectively manage multiple assignments.
    • Experience in the use of data analysis tools such as IDEA, ACL.
    • High level knowledge of MS Office applications.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Safaricom Kenya on to apply

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

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