YWCA Kenya Internal Auditor Job Vacancy (Nairobi) Kenya 2013

YWCA of Kenya
Job Title: Internal Auditor
Reports to: National General Secretary (CEO)
Location: National Headquarters Nairobi

Essential Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or business management from a recognized university
  • CPA(K), Member of ICPAK
  • Minimum four(4) years post qualification experience as an internal auditor
  • Computer literacy and a good working knowledge of accounting packages and financial systems.
  • CISA of CIA qualification is an added advantage
Desirable Qualities/Skills
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to pay attention to deadlines
  • Ability to work well in a team
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Detailed understanding of the roles and functions of the internal audit department
  • Good personal Judgment, initiative, creativity and maturity
  • Ability to maintain the highest standards of ethics, confidentiality and professionalism
Specific Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Reviewing and appraising the soundness, adequacy and application of accounting, financial and other controls (both existing and proposed) to promote effective and efficient internal controls at all YWCA Branches
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls and carry out spot checks at all YWCA Branches
  • Ascertaining the level of compliance with established policies, plans and procedures
  • Carry out special audits or investigations at any YWCA Branch as may be required from time to time
  • Follow up outstanding issues to ensure appropriate corrective actions after external audits
  • Review periodic management accounts and reconciliations, debtor statement reconciliations for accuracy and completeness.
  • Develop and implement relevant audit programmes and test
  • Leading discussions on Internal Audit and Risk recommendations and agreed remedial actions and plans at audit Committee meetings
  • Ensure the assets of the organization are safeguarded by assessing and improving security control.
  • Carry out physical verification of assets
  • Review the fixed assets register for completeness and accuracy and obtain explanations for variances noted between book values and physical values.
  • Participate in the budget process and prepare internal audit report
Other Competencies / Attributes:
  • Must be a committed Christian, honest and hardworking, able to stand above denominational diversities;
  • Perform other duties as required.
Terms of Employment:
  • 1 year renewable contract as per YWCA scheme of service.
  • Probation period for the first 3 months.
Remuneration: Compensation is negotiable within a relevant grade, depending on educational levels, relevant experience and demonstrated competency. The salary scheme is based on the YWCA scales.

Applications should include the following:

  • Letter of Application
  • Current CV, with names and contact information (telephone and e-mail address)
  • Attach three reference letters (including one from current or most recent employer/supervisor)
  • Copies of Certificates or transcripts
Applications are due no later than 18th January 2013. Only short listed candidates will be contacted


The National General Secretary
Young women Christian Association,
P.O. Box 40710 00-100,

or e-mail to careers@ywcakenya.org

YWCA Kenya is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process including, application, interview meeting and processing of offer letter.

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