Internal Audit Manager job at Kirinyaga Water and Sanitation Company Limited


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Kirinyaga Water and Sanitation Company Limited (KIRIWASCO), a public water utility company fully owned by the County Government of Kirinyaga, mandated to provide cost effective and affordable quality water and sanitation services to the residents of Kirinyaga County, is seeking to recruit self-driven individuals for the positions of;


The successful candidates will be part of corporate Management team responsible for establishing long-term goals, strategies, plans and policies that are aimed at improving performance, service delivery, attaining growth and improving operational efficiency of KIRIWASCO.

1. Internal Audit Manager, JOB GRADE 3


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;
I. Managerial/Supervisory Responsibilities/Tasks
i. Developing, reviewing and overseeing implementation of Internal Audit systems, techniques, procedures and guidelines;
ii. Providing assurance of the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control systems, risk management and governance processes.


iii. Co-ordinating the development of an annual audit work plan based on a preliminary review of risk profiles of respective Divisions;
iv. Developing and reviewing the Audit, Risk and Governance Board Committee charter and the Internal Audit charter;
v. Overseeing preparation of annual Departmental budget and procurement plan.
vi. Planning and coordinating execution of audits as per the approved internal audit work plan. vii. Serving as Secretary to the Audit, Risk & Governance Committee of the Board;
viii. Guiding Management and the Audit, Risk & Governance Committee of the Board on the oversight role of Audit through regular audits & reports;
ix. Providing leadership and direction to the Internal Audit Department staff;
x. Carrying out Departmental staff performance appraisals and identification of training needs in the Department;
xi. Mentoring, coaching and developing staff within the Department;

II. Operational Responsibilities / Tasks
i. 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.
ii. Ensuring that the Internal Audit systems, techniques, procedures and guidelines are prepared and approved;
iii. Supervising the preparation of audit work programs to ensure that execution of audit assignments is well planned and managed;
iv. Driving operational improvements throughout the Company to improve overall efficiencies and enhance internal controls;
v. 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; vi. 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.
vii. Monitoring development and implementation of laws and regulations governing the management of the Company and ensuring up to date advice; viii. Overseeing execution of routine and special audits or investigations as may be required from time to time and make appropriate recommendations;
ix. 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.
x. Other roles as may be assigned.

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

How to apply

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 LTD
P.O. Box 360-10300
Kerugoya, Kenya


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

– Shortlisted candidates MUST satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya on Leadership and integrity and will be required to provide the following valid documents in the day of the interview:
(i) Current certificate of good conduct from Directorate of Criminal Investigation Department (DCI) (ii) Current Tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) (iii)A clean and current report from an approved credit reference Bureau (CRB).
(iv) Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
(v) Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).

– The Vacancy number should be clearly marked on the left top corner of the outer envelope of the application package
– Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
– Canvassing in any way will lead to automatic disqualification

Kirinyaga Water and Sanitation Company Limited is an equal opportunity employer.

CLOSING DATE: 29th November 2021 at 17:00 Hours


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