Manager – Compliance

Job Purpose

The job holder is responsible for reviewing the effectiveness of risk management, internal controls and governance processes to support achievement of the business goals and objectives and conformance of the Authority’s Quality Management System to the requirements of the ISO 9001: 2008 Standard.


Key Responsibilities / Duties / Tasks

Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

Manage administrative functions within the quality compliance unit.
Assist in coordinating the conduct of Quality Management System internal audits in KRA in accordance with ISO 9001:2008/2015 standard and KRA Quality Management System requirements.
Provide assurance on the conformance of the Authority’s Quality Management System to the requirements of the ISO 9001:2008/2015 Standard and Quality Management System requirements established by the Authority.
Review of audit tests to evaluate and test the controls in place.
Communicate assigned tasks to audit teams in a clear and concise manner to ensure high quality, accurate and efficient results.
Monitor 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.
Develop the Annual Audit Work Plan (AAWP) for the unit determining work priorities, schedules and staffing.
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.
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.
Review audit conclusions to ensure they are well documented and are based on a complete understanding of the process, circumstance and risk.
Review audit workings in Audit management system (Teammate) for accuracy, completeness and quality.
Prepares timely audit reports for Top management and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.


Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

Review audit programmes and testing procedures relevant to the business risks and test objectives.
Preparation of unit monthly performance report.
Prepare unit annual budgets and monitor their implementation.
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 budget
Expenditure recommendations
Responsibility for Physical AssetsResponsible for physical assets assigned by the institution.
Provides oversight for physical assets assigned to the quality compliance 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.

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

Academic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Economics, Business, Finance, Mathematics, IT, Engineering

Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

ISO Lead Auditor, CIA or CPA, Membership of ICPAK, ISACA or IIA

Previous relevant work experience required.

At least 5 years’ experience, where 2 of them have been at the entry level management

Need to know:


Analytical skills
Organisational skills
Computer proficient
Strategic leadership 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


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About Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

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 decisions to be implemented by KRA Management. The Chairman of the Board is appointed by the President of the Republic of Kenya . The Chief Executive of the Authority is the Commissioner General who is appointed by the Minister for Finance. PURPOSE OF KRA Assessment , Collection, Administration and Enforcement of laws relating to revenue.