Overview

Senior Auditor

The role is responsible for carrying out audits by providing independent, objective assurance and consultancy services in order to improve the group overall operations, with specific emphasis on the controls, governance and processes

 

KEY PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Participating in the high-quality planning, execution and reporting of audits. Ensure the audit jobs maintain thorough and high-quality results within defined audit plans & budgets.
Reviewing various business processes and documents to check for controls and compliance with the company policies and procedures. This involves:      Conducting interviews during audits,
Preparing working papers for the various audits
Developing and administering surveys,
Summarizing audit issues.
Identifying all risks including people, technology and process risks, and evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of controls;
Provide practical and cost-effective advice to management on designing, implementing and enhancing internal controls;
Drafting and communicating the results of audit via written reports and oral presentations to management;
Following up with HOD’s to check on the implementation of the audit recommendations;
Training and guiding the Audit Assistants in the execution of the audit plan;
Conducting data extraction and analysis utilizing software tools;
Performing ad hoc assignments as required (e.g. investigations, advisory engagements).

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelors’ degree in Accounting / Finance – second class upper

 

JOB SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS

Detailed understanding of principles, practices and techniques related to Internal Audit
Strong relationship, communication and stakeholder management skills
Ability to evaluate risks, articulate issues, develop consensus, raise awareness and recommend practical solutions
Strong written and verbal language skills
Advanced analytical skills
The ability to work under pressure and be resilient and tenacious to get results

 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

CPA (K) or ACCA
Holder of Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) is and added advantage

 

EXPERIENCE

At least 4 years relevant working experience in internal or external audit
Experience in use of CAATs (Computer Aided Audit Techniques)
Broad audit expertise coupled with good understanding of financial services sector and impacting laws & regulations

MODE OF APPLICATION

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About Apollo Life Assurance - APA Insurance

Apollo Group (Apollo Investments Limited)was an idea born from the need to harness synergies across the insurance business. Built on commitment, integrity and innovation, it has risen to be one of the leading financial groups in East Africa. Apollo Investments Limited (AIL) includes APA Insurance (Kenya and Uganda). It underwrites General Insurance risks such as Fire, Marine, Aviation, Personal Accident, Motor, Liability, Agriculture, Property, and Micro Insurance. We also underwrite Health Insurance i.e. Corporate, Individual & Family Health Insurance. APA Life Assurance is one of the leading insurance companies in Kenya providing Life Insurance and Pension benefits.It has been recognised as The Best Insurance Company in Claims Settlement (Life Business). Our Individual products, APA Elimu,Pumzisha, Imarika and HosiCare aim to protect generations as well as help people from all walks of life to meet common needs. Apollo Asset Management which is an investment and wealth management firm licensed by the Retirement Benefits Authority (RBA) and the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) to conduct fund management and investment advisory services. Gordon Court (Apollo Conference Centre) is the premier event hosting location for both business and private functions in the city. From business conferences to private occasions, Apollo Conference Centre provides the ultimate meeting place. Established in 1977 as one of the first locally owned insurance companies, Apollo has achieved impressive growth over the years thanks to commitment to service and confidence of policyholders and a sound management policy. APA Apollo has been at the fore front of Innovations and taking bold and daring steps in the Insurance and Financial service sectors.