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  • Posted: Feb 16, 2022
    Deadline: Feb 28, 2022
  • The Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (PSASB), is a semi-autonomous State Agency established by the Public Finance Management (PFM) Act No.18 of 2012. The Board is mandated to provide frameworks and set standards for the development and management of accounting, financial and internal audit systems for all state organs and public entities.
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    Principal Officer, Internal Audit Standards ASB4


    Terms of Engagement: Permanent and Pensionable

    Job Summary

    Reporting to the Manager Internal Audit Standards, the Officer will be responsible for:

    1. Guiding public sector entities in implementation of prescribed internal audit standards and audit committee guidelines.
    2. Guiding public sector entities in development of their entity specific risk management frameworks.
    3. Guiding internal auditors in implementation of Internal Audit methodologies.
    4. Undertaking capacity building to enhance compliance with the prescribed Standards,guidelines, manuals and templates risk management, corporate governance and internal controls across public entities.
    5. Maintaining database to monitor implementation of internal audit standards, audit committee guidelines and risk management guidelines by public entities
    6. Providing input into the development and review of internal audit standards strategies, policies and procedures.
    7. Conducting research to inform the development of draft internal audit standards, risk management and audit committee guidelines.
    8. Drafting response on draft standards developed by the International Internal Audit Standards Board
    9. Developing internal audit guidelines, audit manuals, templates, work audit programmes manuals for all public sector entities in compliance with PFM Act (2012).
    10. Developing audit committee guidelines for all public sector entities
    11. Developing risk management guidelines for all public sector entities.
    12. Developing and maintain database on prescribed guidelines, manuals, and templates.
    13. Monitoring the implementation of prescribed guidelines, manuals, and templates for all public sector entities and provide recommendations to address any identified gaps.
    14. Carrying out surveys to identify training needs for internal auditors, audit committee members and risk management officers in all public entities.
    15. Developing learning materials and undertake training and capacity building on internal audit standards in public entities.
    16. Monitoring and presenting draft responses to the technical queries and recommendations for review to address identified gaps in implementation by public sector entities on internal audit standards, risk management guidelines and committee guidelines.

    Job specification

    The successful applicant should meet the following specifications:

    1. Served in a Financial, Accounting, Banking or Audit Function in a reputable organization
    2. for a minimum period of nine (9) years three of which must have been in a senior position in a reputable organization
    3. Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Finance/Accounting/auditing option) Economics or
    4. equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution.
    5. Masters Degree in any of the following disciplines: - Finance, Accounting, or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution will be an added advantage.
    6. Certified Internal Auditor (CIA);
    7. Holder of CPA (K), ACCA, CIFA or any other relevant qualification;
    8. Full member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) in good standing
    9. Certificate in management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks;
    10. Must demonstrate administrative and professional competence in auditing work, performance and results and application of International Audit Standards;
    11. Good communication and interpersonal skills;
    12. Proficiency in Computer applications;
    13. Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution

    Method of Application

    If you can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the specified criteria, please email your C.V, copies of academic and professional certificates and any other supporting documents to the address to Kindly indicate the reference number on the subject of the email. Candidates must attach clearance/compliance certificates from CID, HELB, EACC, CRB & KRA in their applications which should be received not later than 28th February, 2022 at 5.00pm. All applications should be addressed to:




    P O BOX 38831-00100 NAIROBI

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