Karatina University – Senior Internal Auditor.

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KarU/ HR/ SIA/2022


Basic Salary for this position is between Kshs. 127,116 by Kshs. 5,200/= to Kshs. 184,318/=


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

v) Conduct systems audits in order to provide reasonable assurance that key operating systems are functioning effectively and that strategic/ operational objectives are consistently met in an efficient and cost effective manner;

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

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 risk;

xiv) Examine the Information Systems and Database management and assessing 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) Any other duty assigned by a senior officer

a. Job Requirements for External Recruitment

For appointment to this grade,  a candidate must  have:

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

ii) CPA (K)

iii) At least seven (7) years relevant work experience, three (3) of which must  have been in a senior  audit  position.

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

v) Knowledge of Information Communication Technology vi) CISA qualification is an added advantage

Job Requirements for Serving Employee

For promotion to this grade,  an employee must  have;

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

ii) CPA (K)

iii) At least three (3) years’ work experience at grade 12.

iv) Membership registration with (ICPAK) or any other relevant professional body v)   Shown merit  and ability as reflected in work performance and results

vi)  Knowledge  of Information Communication Technology vii) 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.

Interested  applicants should send  the  applications to  the  address below,  quoting the relevant reference number, so as to be received  on  or before  Tuesday 8th  February,2022.

The Vice Chancellor

Karatina University

P.O. Box 1957- 10101


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.




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