29 Jul 2022

Internal Auditor at ESAMI

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Job Description

The Eastern and Southern African Management Institute (ESAMI) is an intergovernmental regional management development centre. The institute was established with the primary objective of providing the region with trained personnel in a number of critical areas including policy management, transportation management, financial management, information technology management, health management, human resources management, project management, energy and environment management and gender management among others. ESAMI invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill the vacancies at its Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.


Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director General, the Internal Auditor is responsible for the Internal Auditing function, reviewing accounting, financial and other operational controls of the Institute to ensure compliance with the Institute policies and objectives, and the accuracy and implementation of internal control systems;

1. Review and evaluate the adequacy of Institutes internal control framework and develop recommendations for improvements and implementation of internal control systems;

2. Review and evaluate the adequacy of Institutes risk management procedures and make strategic recommendations for improvement;

3. Perform and control the full audit cycle including risk management and control management over operations’ effectiveness, financial reliability and compliance with all applicable Institutes’ policies, directives and regulations;

4. Examine and inspect activity records, accounting systems and procedures relating to organizational assets to determine their efficiency and the degree of resource utilization and make relevant recommendations for improvement;

5. Developing and scheduling comprehensive audit programme of policies and procedures;

6. Carry out Risk based audits and performance audits for all Institute areas of operations;

7. Determine the extent of compliance with policies and procedures affecting financial operations and make appropriate recommendations;

8. Maintain a dashboard of the identified risks and ensuring monthly and quarterly reporting; and

9. Act as an objective source of insight, foresight and independent advice to management.

Qualifications and Experience

1. Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy;
2. Full professional Qualification such as CIA, ACCA, CIMA and CPA;
3. Master’s degree in Finance or Business Administration, and/or Information Systems will be an added advantage;
4. Must be a member of the professional bodies such as Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA);
5. At least ten (10 years) years relevant post qualification experience as an auditor; and
6. Experience in auditing educational institutions will be an added advantage.

Competence and Skills

1. Demonstrated knowledge of approved principles, procedures and practices involving accounting and financial records;
2. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of internal control systems;
3. Ability to execute audits;
4. Demonstrated knowledge of audit procedures, planning, audit techniques, testing and sampling methods and tools used in conducting audits;
5. Proficiency in spreadsheet, database, presentation applications, computerized finance, accounting, auditing and record keeping systems;
6. Ability to maintain integrity and confidentiality of audit information; and
7. Able to make sound independent judgment

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Method of Application

Applications with CV, copies of certificates and testimonials, and three (3) referees should be addressed and emailed to:

The Director General


P.O. BOX 3030

ARUSHA, Tanzania

Email: [email protected]

Only applications sent by email will be considered

Closing Date: 10th August 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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