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Main job purpose
Primary responsibilities include development and execution of Internal Audit plans, review of controls and risk management processes in the company. Additionally, the incumbent will be responsible for following up with management teams to ensure remedial audit actions have been sustainably closed. The job also requires the holder to have core skills in managing different stakeholders in order to achieve the audit objectives successfully.
Interfaces across entire organisation, functions and levels specifically Finance, Supply Chain, Customer Development, Legal and HR teams. Strong written and verbal communication skills is essential to build sustainable relationships.
Ensure detailed audit programmes based on the documented procedures and best practices are developed, for each identified audit project, giving special attention to potential risk areas.
Coordinate the implementation of internal audit strategies, policies and procedures.
Verify documentation and review of existing accounting, administrative and internal control systems and make appropriate recommendations for improvement.
Perform objective assessment of the design and operating effectiveness of key controls and risk management processes within the assigned business processes.
Ensure appropriate documentation and evidence is maintained for all test of controls performed in the Internal Audit systems.
Prepare appropriate Internal Audit reports documenting all control findings, recommendations and actions plans and aligning these with key stakeholders.
Work with the different stakeholders and provide feedback to staff on performance of each audit assignment.
Design and test controls to detect and prevent Fraud in the business by applying judgement on the right balance of controls that enables fraud prevention and fast execution in the marketplace.
Review compliance with laws, regulations, Unilever policies, Code of Business principles and other external requirements.
Support management in creating a control environment that promotes a positive attitude to risk and a well-controlled business. This involves raising control awareness and skills besides promoting a positive control culture in the East African business
Knowledge & Skill
• Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting or related field of study
• Strong background and experience with audit methodologies and techniques
• Knowledge of tools and audit software programs desired
• Prior success conducting external or internal audits
• Ability to build relationships while holding stakeholders accountable
• Excellent written and oral communication ability
• Strong project management and organisational skills
• 5 years minimum relevant working experience in Audit / Compliance / Finance in a busy environment
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