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  • Posted: Jul 17, 2020
    Deadline: Jul 28, 2020
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  • The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) was established by an Act of Parliament, Chapter 469 of the laws of Kenya , which became effective on 1st July 1995 . The Authority is charged with the responsibility of collecting revenue on behalf of the Government of Kenya. A Board of Directors, consisting of both public and private sector experts, makes policy decisio...
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    Chief Manager – Audit Coordination

    Reporting Relationships               

    Reports to:         Deputy Commissioner - Internal Audit

    Direct reports:   Assistant Managers – Audit Coordination

    Indirect Reports: Officers – Audit Coordination

    Job Purpose

    This position reports to the Deputy Commissioner, Internal Audit Department and is responsible for the overall coordination and management of the audit activities and reports by the Office of the Auditor General(OAG) and responses thereto, and also the coordination of compilation and submission of reports/documents to the Public Investment Committee [PIC] of Parliament. Specifically, the holder is to formulate effective liaison between the auditors and auditees to ensure meeting of reporting and response timelines, quality and documentation standards, and provide weekly/ monthly status feedback to Management and Board Committee.

    Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

    • Formulation of strategies and update policies to enhance effective coordination of OAG audits and relationship between KRA and OAG
    • Serve as the primary point of contact for coordination of all OAG audits in the Authority by ensuring that audits are properly planned, coordinated, proactively communicated and the audit queries / enquiries fully addressed in a timely manner.
    • Facilitate the entry / exit meetings for each audit, and the drafting and execution of the Audit Letters of Understanding between the Auditors and Auditees.
    • Facilitate and attend all audit meetings as required (e.g. Entry, Exit, Status, PIC etc.)
    • Continuously follow up to ensure that the Auditors are fully facilitated through provision of documents and information as agreed at the Entry Meetings and whenever required.
    • Review Management responses and evidence for completeness and quality prior to submission to the auditors
    • Collate and coordinate responses and evidence to audit reports for the Financial Statements and the Revenue Accountability Statements Audits, and Compliance Audits.
    • Facilitate provision of required facilities and resources to the auditors,
    • Follow up to ensure timely issuance of reports/queries to auditees and timely submission of responses, information and documents to the auditors to ensure full resolution/clearance of issues.
    • Follow up OAG audit issues to confirm implementation of recommendations
    • Prepare and submit monthly management status reports on the external audits to Management, Board (Finance & Audit Committees) and Parliamentary Committees as required. 
    • Supervise the divisional staff

    Job Dimensions:

    Financial Responsibility:

    • Development of Audit Coordination Division Budgets.
    • Approval of Audit Coordination division expenditures.
    • Responsibility for Physical Assets
    • Responsible for physical assets assigned by the institution.
    • Provides oversight for the physical assets assigned to the Audit Coordination Unit.

    Decision Making:

    • Makes decisions using standard operating procedures.
    • Plan the work of subordinates.
    • Assign work to subordinates.
    • Monitor subordinates work performance.
    • Appraise/evaluate subordinates performance.

    Working Conditions:

    Works predominantly within the office.

    Skills required/Job Specifications

    • University degree in Commerce /Economics/Business Administration or related field 
    • CPA or ACCA Finalist  
    • Member of ICPAK or any other equivalent professional body
    • Computer literacy
    • At least Seven years’ experience in an accounting or auditing department of which three years should be at Managerial.

    Need to know: 

    Attributes:

    • Strategic leadership
    • Data analytical skills
    • Critical thinking
    • Technology savvy
    • High level of integrity.
    • Ability to understand business processes and good awareness of functional relationships of Departments within the Authority.
    • Ability to apply audit standards through practical application.
    • Understanding and ability to apply risk and control concepts.
    • Management and supervisory skills.
    • Planning and organizational skills.
    • Problem solving and analytical skills.
    • Oral and written communication skills.
    • Excellent relationship management skills.

    Note:

    1. All applications from interested and qualified candidates must be submitted online via the process below.
    2. ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
    3. All applications should be submitted online by 28th July 2020.
    4. KRA is an equal opportunity employer committed to gender and disability mainstreaming. Persons with Disability are encouraged to apply.
    5. KRA does not charge for application, processing, interviewing or any other fee in connection with our recruitment process.

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    Chief Manager – Information Systems

    Department:     Information Systems

    Section / Unit:   Information Systems

    Location / Work station: Times Towers, Haile Selassie Avenue, Nairobi or other Regional Office

    Reporting Relationships               

    Reports to:         Deputy Commissioner

    Direct reports:   Manager - Information Security, Fraud, Forensic & Continuous Audit  and Project Management

    Indirect Reports:              Assistant Managers- Information Security, Continuous Audits and Project Management

    Job Purpose

    The job holder is responsible for providing independent and objective assurance on the effectiveness of the Authority’s Information System security, project development and reviewing information systems fraud to ensure technology in place and system controls are adequate to meet business objectives and customer needs.

    Key Responsibilities / Duties / Tasks

    Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

    • Provide thought leadership in the development and implementation of internal audit strategies, policies and procedures to achieve Business strategic objectives in the Information Systems division
    • Development and execution of a comprehensive Annual Audit Work Plans (AAWPs) for IS, Continuous audits and project management units based upon risk assessment, management’s goals and objectives, and the requirements of the Board Audit Committee
    • Provide professional audit work as the Chief Manager in overseeing reviews of assigned organizational activities in accordance with the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Audit as set forth by the IIA, and department standards
    • Reviews of Information System (IS) and related security audits
    • Reviews of fraud & forensic audits and data analytics within the department.
    • Reviews ofproject management audits (IT & Non IT)b including pre and post implementation reviews, Enterprise architecture and the Authority’s automation strategy.
    • Prepares under minimal supervision audit reports on IS, Fraud & forensics and project management to provide assurance to management and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors with an objective assessment of systems, processes and operations, and management’s planned corrective actions
    • Review adequacy and effectiveness of the Authority’s fraud policies and risk assessment
    • Review adequacy and effectiveness of the Authority’s data analytics strategy.
    • Identify skills gaps within the division including completing performance appraisals, personal development, succession plans, mentor and coach staff and on time in accordance with the established performance management system
    • Develop accountability structures and monitor the performance indicators for Information Systems division
    • Provide advisory/consultancy support across the Authority
    • Carry out ad hoc special assignments and investigations
    • Keep abreast with legislative issues and new audit regulations/trends

    Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

    • Manages staff within the Information Systems division with regards to task allocation and supervision
    • Review application of audit procedures and methodology and general accepted auditing standards to reviews to ensure adequacy of internal controls, compliance with policies, procedures and professional best practices.
    • Provide work instructions and assist employees in the IS, Fraud & forensics and projects units with difficult and/or unusual assignments, encourage innovation, achievement of goals and foster team work through resolution of problems and mediates conflicts during operations
    • Ensure adherence to the Audit management system (Teammate) in management of projects.
    • Prepare the budget for the division and monitor implementation
    • Review scope of audits, allocation of resources, deadlines and terms of reference for each review for respective units within the Information Systems division.
    • Assist in the development of the departmental risk register.
    • Act as a primary client liaison with OAG on Information Systems division audit queries.

    Job Dimensions:

    Financial Responsibility:

    • Development of Information Systems Division Budgets.
    • Approval of Information Systems division eexpenditures.
    • Responsibility for Physical Assets
    • Responsible for physical assets assigned by the institution.
    • Provides oversight for the physical assets assigned to the division.

    Decision Making:

    • Makes strategic, operational and financial decisions.
    • Plan the work of subordinates.
    • Assign work to subordinates.
    • Monitor subordinates work performance.
    • Appraise/evaluate subordinates performance.

    Working Conditions:

    • Works predominantly within the office.

    Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills).

    Academic Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in  Information Technology, Computer Science, Business Information Technology,  Mathematics and Computers or business related degree.

    Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

    • Certification as a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
    • Membership of ISACA or IIA

    Previous relevant work experience required.

    • A minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in an audit environment that provides exposure to sophisticated information systems audit techniques, fraud & forensics, project management and three (3) years as a Manager.
    • Understanding of concepts related to information systems, fraud & forensics, data analytics, project management audits.
    • Knowledge of Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology, project management and fraud and forensic frameworks, Accepted Auditing Standards, Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.

    Need to know: 

    Attributes:

    • Strategic leadership
    • Data analytical skills
    • Critical thinking
    • Technology savvy
    • High level of integrity.
    • Ability to understand business processes and good awareness of functional relationships of Departments within the Authority.
    • Ability to apply audit standards through practical application.
    • Understanding and ability to apply risk and control concepts.
    • Management and supervisory skills.
    • Planning and organizational skills.
    • Problem solving and analytical skills.
    • Oral and written communication skills.
    • Excellent relationship management skills.

    Note:

    1. All applications from interested and qualified candidates must be submitted online via the process below.
    2. ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
    3. All applications should be submitted online by 28th July 2020.
    4. KRA is an equal opportunity employer committed to gender and disability mainstreaming. Persons with Disability are encouraged to apply.
    5. KRA does not charge for application, processing, interviewing or any other fee in connection with our recruitment process.

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    Manager – Information Security

    Department:      Internal Audit

    Division:             Information Systems

    Section / Unit:   Information Security

    Location / Work station:  Times Towers, Haile Selassie Avenue, Nairobi or Other Regional Office

    Reporting Relationships               

    Reports to:        Chief Manager- Information Systems

    Direct reports:   Assistant Managers - Information Security

    Indirect Reports:   Supervisors

    Job Purpose

    The job holder is responsible for the review of the Authority’s Information System security, Infrastructure security, policies and procedures related to security to ensure technology in place and system controls are adequate to meet business objectives and customer needs.

    Key Responsibilities / Duties / Tasks

    Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

    • Development and execution of a comprehensive audit plan based upon risk assessment, management’s goals and objectives, and the requirements of the Board Audit Committee.
    • Provide professional audit services as the Manager in conducting reviews of assigned organizational activities in accordance with Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Audit, and department standards.
    • Perform Corporate Information System (IS) audits designed to provide assessment of internal control processes and operational performance, in accordance with department and professional standards.
    • Reviews of internal controls and security of existing systems, under development, new information systems and system changes on existing systems as well as major IT projects and initiatives  
    • Prepares under minimal supervision audit reports designed to provide assurance to management and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors with an objective assessment of systems, processes and operations, and management’s planned corrective actions.
    • Perform or assist in the performance of special projects or studies, including risk assessments, fraud investigations, audit department policy updates etc.
    • Identify skills gaps including completing performance appraisals, personal development, succession plans, mentor and coach staff and on time in accordance with the established performance management system
    • Provide advisory/consultancy support across the Authority
    • Carry out ad hoc special assignments and investigations

    Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

    • Manages staff within the Information Systems unit with regards to task allocation and supervision
    • Provide work instructions and assist employees with difficult and/or unusual assignments, encourage innovation, achievement of goals and foster team work through resolution of problems and mediates conflicts during operations
    • Review scope of audits, allocation of resources, deadlines and terms of reference for each review for respective units within the Information Systems division
    • Review audit working papers and draft audit reports
    • Prepare unit annual budgets and monitor their implementation.
    • Ensure completeness of audit workings in Audit management system (Teammate) for accuracy, completeness and quality
    • Assist in development of the Departmental risk register.
    • Provide advisory/consultancy support across the Authority.
    • Act as a primary client liaison with Kenya National Audit Office (OAG) on unit audit queries.

    Job Dimensions:

    Financial Responsibility:

    • Development of Unit’s Budget.
    • Unit’s expenditure recommendation.
    • Responsibility for Physical Assets
    • Responsible for physical assets assigned by the institution.
    • Provides oversight for the physical assets assigned to the Information SecurityUnit.

    Decision Making:

    • Makes decisions using standard operating procedures.
    • Plan the work of subordinates.
    • Assign work to subordinates.
    • Monitor subordinates work performance.
    • Appraise/evaluate subordinates performance.

    Working Conditions:

    • Works predominantly within the office.

    Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills).

    Academic Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in  Information Technology, Computer Science, Business Information Technology,  Mathematics and Computers, Finance, Accounting, Business

    Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

    • Certification as a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
    • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
    • Certifications specific to the information technology industry such as a Certified Network Engineer, Certified Security Professional, or other relevant certifications will be an added advantage,
    • Membership of  ISACA or IIA

    Previous relevant work experience required.

    • A minimum of five (5) years operational IT audit experience in an environment that provides exposure to sophisticated information systems audit techniques, network security, technology infrastructure, software development, project management, or a related field of which two (2) years should be at the First level management.
    • Understanding of concepts related to information systems audit, including security and control risks such as logical and physical access security, change management, information security, business recovery practices and network technology.
    • Demonstrate and apply a thorough understanding of complex information systems
    • Knowledge of Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology, Accepted Auditing Standards, Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.

    Need to know: 

    Attributes:

    • Strategic leadership
    • Data analytical skills
    • Critical thinking
    • Technology savvy
    • High level of integrity.
    • Ability to understand business processes and good awareness of functional relationships of Departments within the Authority.
    • Ability to apply audit standards through practical application.
    • Understanding and ability to apply risk and control concepts.
    • Management and supervisory skills.
    • Planning and organizational skills.
    • Problem solving and analytical skills.
    • Oral and written communication skills.
    • Excellent relationship management skills.

    Method of Application

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

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