Office Of The Controller Of Budget – Internal Auditor.

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Internal Auditor

Job Title:
Internal Auditor
Grade: COB 6
Corporation/Organization: Office of the Controller of Budget
Department: Internal Audit
Division: N/A
Section / Unit: Internal Audit
Location / Work Station: Headquarters

Reporting Relationships

Reports to: Senior Internal Auditor
Direct Reports: Audit Assistant
Indirect Reports: N/A

Job Purpose

This position is responsible for monitoring implementation of policies, systems and procedures to ensure provision of assurance on pensions and gratuities payments in accordance with the law.

Key Responsibilities/Duties/Tasks

I. Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

a) Implements internal audit strategy, policies, systems, procedures, guidelines and monitor implementation of the internal audit charter for OCOB
b) Undertakes quality assurance and consulting on activities designed to add value and help OCOB achieve its mandate
c) Undertakes investigations, forensic audits and other special assignments as required by auditing standards and the law
d) Reviews the internal control systems in place and assesses their effectiveness.
e) Participates in the preparation of the departmental work plan, budget and periodic progress reports
f) Conducts periodic independent risk based audits in respect of operations, systems and financial records in accordance with audit standards
g) Implements risk management guidelines and fraud investigation and anti-corruption strategies
h) Develops Anti-corruption policies and procedures for the office of the Controller of Budget
i) Mentors, capacity builds and manage performance of staff in the department
j) Prepares statutory, assurance, special audit and risk reports for the department
k) Conducts management review on the potential risk areas
l) Provides advice and support on the development and review of policies, systems and procedures
m) Coordinates the audit review of the pension claims, gratuities and allowances for approval by the Controller of Budget
n) Monitors implementation of OCOB’s Risk Management Framework
o) Reviews business continuity plans, evaluate risk exposure and prepare mitigation strategies and policies
p) Develops and monitor implementation of quality assurance systems in accordance with Public Sector Auditing Standards

II. Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

a) Undertakes the audit of individual pension claims, gratuities and allowances for approval by the Controller of Budget
b) Undertakes periodic risk-based audits in respect of operations, systems and financial records for the office of the Controller of Budget
c) Prepares and monitor business continuity plans, evaluate risk exposure and recommend mitigation strategies for the office of the Controller of Budget
d) Monitors implementation of quality assurance systems in accordance with Public Sector Auditing Standards
e) Prepares audit working papers, conduct departmental audits and prepare audit reports
f) Monitors implementation of audit plans as approved by the risk and Audit Committee;
g) Carry out audit reviews of the effectiveness of risk management process and the adequacy of internal controls;
h) Monitors compliance with internal control policies and procedures by staff in the OCOB to safeguard OCOB’s resources
i) Facilitates OCOB’s annual external audits
j) Makes follow up on audit and investigations recommendations and monitors implementation of agreed corrective action
k) Prepares reports for the Integrity Committee as per the law
l) Reviews individual pension requests for approval for withdrawal from the Consolidated Fund Services

Job Dimensions:

I. Financial Responsibility

Approval of pension claims and gratuity

II. Responsibility for Physical Assets

Responsible for the personal assets assigned by the office of the Controller of Budget as per office’s asset register

III. Decision Making / Job Influence

a) Financial
b) Advisory
c) Analytical
d) Operational

IV. Working Conditions

Is exposed to minimum disagreeable conditions. The jobholder has normal office facilities which include own office with desk and access to a telephone.
The role is predisposed to risk of prosecution arising from incomplete/inaccurate information received from public entities which may result to false or misleading reports and wrong decision being made and also arising from loss of funds due to approval process. Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills).

Academic qualifications

Bachelors’ degree in either Business Administration, Commerce, Economics, Accounting Finance or its equivalent from a recognized university

Professional Qualifications/Membership to professional bodies

a) Certified Public Accountant (CPAK) or its equivalent
b) Membership to any of the following professional bodies; Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) or Institute of Systems and Control Association (ISACA)

Previous relevant work experience required.

At least 5 years in public finance management or in a comparable position in a reputable organization

Functional Skills, Behavioural Competencies/Attributes:

a) Knowledge of the Country’s Public Sector Financial Management framework
b) Leadership skills
c) Proficiency in computer applications
d) Knowledge of the Controller of Budget Act 2016
e) Knowledge of Public Finance Management Act 2012 and Regulations, 2015
f) Knowledge of the Constitution of Kenya 2010
g) Knowledge of Public Audit Act No. 34 of 2015
h) Knowledge of Pension Act cap 189
i) Leadership And Integrity Act, 2012
j) Communication and Interpersonal skills
k) Risk management skills
l) Ability to work under pressure
m) Conciliation, Mediation and Negotiation skills
n) Team building skills
o) Problem solving skills/techniques
p) Report writing and presentation skills
q) Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010


Qualified interested candidates should submit their applications quoting the job title on both the envelope and the cover letter.
Enclose a detailed and up-to-date curriculum vitae, indicating your current remuneration, home county, e-mail address and reliable daytime telephone contacts, together with copies of your certificates, testimonials and national identity card. You should also provide the names of two referees who must be familiar with your previous work/academic experience indicating their telephone, postal and email addresses. Please note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents in the job application.

Additional requirements

Candidates shortlisted for interviews for the above positions will be required to submit the following;

1. Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
2. Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
3. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI)
4. Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)

Applications should be sent by post or hand delivered to our office addressed to:

The Controller of Budget
Bima House 12th Floor, Harambee Avenue.
P.O Box 35616-00100 Nairobi
so as to reach the Office of the Controller of Budget not later than 31st August, 2021 at 5.00pm.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Office of the Controller of Budget is an equal opportunity employer.




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