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Head of Risk and Internal Audit- 1 Post
Reporting to the Managing Director administratively and the Audit committee
of the board functionally
Job Purpose (Role)
Reporting to the Managing Director and Board Audit Committee, the Head of,
Internal Audit and Risk shall be responsible for examining, evaluating and
investigating the adequacy and effectiveness of management control systems
and procedures of the Company and Subsidiary in order to strengthen internal controls in accordance with Company Policies and plans.
Ascertain the extent to which the system of internal control ensures
compliance with the company ́s policies and procedures and State laws
Develop a flexible annual audit plan using appropriate risk based
methodology including any risks concerned as identified by the
Ensure that approved audit plan is implemented including any special
tasks or projects requested by the audited committee and the MD
Carry out special audits and investigations as may be required from time
to time and prepare reports of findings for the Board in case of ad hoc
Documentation of audit procedures, developing criteria , reviewing and
analyzing evidence and documenting processes and procedures
Analyse outcomes of audit activities, providing timely and accurate
reports and following through to ensure that recommendations are
considered and implemented in a timely manner
Examine accounting systems and procedures in the company’s
department/sections to determine adequacy of internal controls/checks
and recommend appropriate measures.
Develop, in conjunction with management, a risk profile for each
business unit within the company.
Conduct risk assessments and recommend controls to be put in place to
eliminate/mitigate those risks.
Prepare the annual audit programme and ensuring that it is effectively
and efficiently implemented
Prepare and submit quarterly board papers to the Board audit committee
periodically to review internal audit activities against the audit plan.
Review and reporting on the accuracy, timeliness and relevance of the
financial and other information
Prepare the departmental performance contract, review staff performance
appraisal and evaluation in the department
Conducting appropriate governance and performance assessment
exercises to streamline the company’s performance and governance
Prepare and submit clear audit findings and annual reports.
Assist the MD in execution of special and consulting assignments and
carry out other related duties as assigned by the MD or Board Audit
Consult with external auditors to ensure external audits and financial
reporting systems are efficient and effective; provide optimal audit
coverage of the company
Competencies and Critical Success Factors
1. Working with Others:
a) Team working: Recognizes and develops opportunities for team working
at cross organizational level, driving improvements to the teams’
outputs/service and developing colleagues within the teams
b) Customer Focus: Anticipates the needs of customers, seeking evidence of
demand from the market(s) and from stakeholders. Seeks out and
manages long-term relationships with stakeholders, develops strategic
initiatives to ensure the delivery of a quality and valued service.
c) Communicating and influencing: Communicates and negotiates
effectively with a range of stakeholders on complex matters, which have
future implications for the success of the organization. Alert to internal
and external dynamics of the organization. Incorporates wider political
factors into influencing strategy
2. Delivering Results
a) Making informed decisions: Identifies areas for development by reviewing
current trends and data. Develops products, policy and strategy for the
future. outputs/service and developing colleagues within the teams
b) Organization Delivery: Adopts a long-term view and plans resources
accordingly. Develops local strategy in support of the Strategic Plan and
develops resourcing models to underpin implementation
c) Adaptability: Instigates and leads programed of change, working in close
collaboration with colleagues. Identifies resource implications of strategic
developments and manages them accordingly
3. Focusing on the Future
a) Entrepreneurship and Commercial Focus: Keeps up to date with the
factors influencing the commercial context of the organization and
actively seeks out opportunities for income generation, commercial
exploitation, and to ensure the organisation retains a competitive edge
within the sector.
b) Creativity and Innovation: Develops and implements new concepts,
models, approaches to practice and products that have a significant
impact on the long-term success of the organization. Drives strategic
c) Leading and Coaching: Takes responsibility for strategic developments
sets standards and direction. Takes responsibility for developing talent
and succession planning. Is a role model for others.
The Managing Director for instructions and guidance.
Board Audit Committee
Other Heads of Departments
With departmental support staff by allocating duties and responsibilities
to them and supervising their work performance
Any other person as may be directed by management
Any other person with information requisite for execution of the Internal
A First degree in Commerce/Business Administration (Accounting/
Finance option) or equivalent
CPA (K) , ACCA , or equivalent.
A registered member of ICPAK and in good standing
Minimum Experience Required
Seven (7) years relevant working experience with at least three (3) years
in a Senior Management position, managerial experience
How To Apply
Interested candidates are required to submit their CV, application letter, copies
of academic and professional certificates and chapter six documents in hard
copy, indicating the reference number on the envelop on or before 30th May
2022 by 5.00pm. to
Nzoia Water Services Company Ltd
P.O. Box 1010- 50205