Senior Manager/ Regional Director, Internal Audit Operations & Quality Assurance
Job Type Full Time
Qualification BA/BSc/HND , MBA/MSc/MA
Experience 10 years
Location Nairobi
Job Field Finance / Accounting / Audit
Main Responsibilities

The Senior Manager/ Regional Director, Internal Audit Operations & Quality Assurance will be responsible for reviewing the work performed by peers in the audit team and defining and implementing a quality assurance framework to ensure the Audit Function’s effectiveness and compliance with the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) defined by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).

Additionally, the position is responsible for preparing and implementing a risk-based audit plan to assess, report on and make suggestions for improving the company’s key operational, technology and finance activities as well as the overall internal controls environment.

The position will also have a key role in assessing the company’s compliance with the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

The position shall:

Develop a thorough understanding of the business, risks and processes for the entire audit universe;
Implement the approved audit plan including any special tasks or projects requested by Management or the Risk & Audit Committee;
Establish a quality assurance framework for the Audit Function, in line with the IPPF guidance;
Ensure the Audit Function is assessed independently as compliant with the IPPF;
Plan and execute audits and audit quality reviews covering global operations;
Be a key influencer of operational efficiency and well controlled change management;
Present findings to management and provide practical recommendations for improvement and actively monitor audit related remediation and management action plans;
Participate in preparing relevant material to be submitted to the Risk & Audit Committee;
Identify emerging issues that may impact the audit plan;
Maintain a professional audit knowledge, skills, experience, and professional certifications to meet the requirements of the internal audit function.
Possible Locations: Dubai, Nairobi, Abidjan, Lagos, Cairo, Casablanca with 40% to 60% travel to our countries of operation
Required Skills

Bachelor/ Master in accounting, finance, administration or business;
10 years of risk advisory, internal or external audit experience, preferably with a big 4 practice firm; and at least 4 years in a mid-senior internal audit role;
Proficient with the IPPF principles
Professional qualifications will be a plus (CPA, ACCA, CIA, etc.);
In-depth knowledge of GAAP/IFRS guidelines and Sarbanes-Oxley rules and regulations;
Practical and creative in suggesting recommendations for improvements to internal control processes, policies and procedures;
Excellent analytical skills for identifying control issues;
Excellent writing skills in English (French is a plus) sufficient to prepare audit material and Risk & Audit Committee submissions;
Advanced skills in Microsoft office, with emphasis on Excel and PowerPoint.
What we offer:

A unique experience in an international, entrepreneurial, yet structured environment
Unparalleled personal and professional growth as our longer-term objective is to train the next generation of leaders for our future internet service lines
The opportunity to be part of a team full of talented people with the best backgrounds.


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About Jumia

JUMIA is an e-commerce startup with an aim to mimic Amazon’s success by delivering a wide range of items, from toys to generators across the African continent. Shortly after the startup of the business in Nigeria, JUMIA launched warehouses in four other growing countries which include: Egypt, Morocco, Kenya and Cote d'Ivoire