Karatina University – Deputy Chief Internal Auditor.

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KarU/ HR/DCIA/2021


Basic  Salary  for  this position is between Kshs.  162,203/=  by Kshs.  6,050/=  to Kshs. 228,848/=

This  position is  responsible for  provision of independent appraisal of the University operations and  advise  the management on  the compliance with set regulations and measures through evaluation of Internal Control Systems and  giving necessary guidance on improvement of the same  and  appraisal of risk management, value for money  audits and information systems audits.

Job Description

i. Participate in the development, implementation and maintenance of internal audit plan and system of internal controls to help provide assurance that applicable laws, regulations, and University policies and procedures are complied with.

ii. Participate in the preparation of annual Departmental work plans adopting a risk based approach to ensure that work done is accomplished within the required time.

iii. Review and present audit reports to the Chief Internal Auditor to ensure transparency in the operations of different Departments and Directorates within the University.

iv. Ensure effective and strategic/ operational objectives are consistently met in an efficient and cost effective manner.

v. Conduct risk based audits to provide reasonable assurance that Risk Management processes and structures put in place by management function effectively.

v Conduct staff appraisal to provide feedback to staff in the Department on their work and also to identify staff for recommendation for promotion.

vii. Participate in formulation and implementation of internal audit policies and operations to ensure conformance to quality standards.

viii. Identify and critically evaluate elements of governance and risk management and participate in designing appropriate risk management and mitigation strategies and procedures for implementation.

ix. Report to the audit committee of Council on risk based audits conducted in every quarter of the Financial Year.

x. Provide consulting services to various departments in order to develop appropriate risk management, control and governance processes to enhance level of assurance to management.

xi. Carry out value for money audits and information systems audit to ensure internal controls are followed and accountability of work done.

xii. Examine financial transactions for accuracy and compliance with institutional policies and applicable laws and regulations.

xiii. Identify, assess and evaluate the risk management of the University to ensure that risks are properly identified and there are measures in place to mitigate the


xiv. Examine the Information Systems and Database management, and assess its adequacy in terms of data integrity and security.

xv. Undertake spot checks and cash surveys in cash collection points and at the casual works areas of operation to ensure effective and efficient utilization of University resources.

xvi. Control institution expenditure by carrying out pre-audit of payments to ensure they are in line with the University regulations.

xvii. Provide input to the Internal Audit Department budget.

xviii. Carry out administrative and other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by a senior officer.

Job Requirements for Appointment

i) Master’s degree in finance or accounting field from a recognized institution

ii)  CPA (K).

iii) Membership registration with (ICPAK) or any other relevant professional body.

iv) At least eleven (11) years relevant work experience, seven  (7) of which  must have been in a senior position.

v) Knowledge of Information Communication Technology.

vi) Doctorate degree and  CISA qualification is an added advantage


The   successful  candidates  will  be  offered   a  competitive  remuneration   package  in accordance with the existing Terms  and Conditions of Service.


Applicants must submit two (2) copies  of applications giving details of their educational and  professional qualifications, age, detailed work  experience, present post and  salary, applicant’s telephone number and  e-mail address. Enclose certified copies  of certificates and  testimonials  and   giving   names  and   addresses  of  three  (3)   referees  who   are knowledgeable about the applicant’s competence and area of specialization, accompanied with detailed Curriculum Vitae and a copy of the most recent pay slip.

In addition, applicants should request their referees to write directly to the undersigned, in separate sealed envelopes. Interested applicants should send  the applications to the address below,  quoting the relevant reference number, so as to be received on or before Tuesday 5th October, 2021.

The Vice Chancellor

Karatina University

P.O. Box 1957- 10101






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