Internal Auditor at BIMAS Kenya Limited

BIMAS started as a Micro-enterprise development programme (MED-P) in 1992 under the auspices of PLAN Embu. It was aimed at providing training and credit to small enterprises in Gachoka Division. The programme registered growth and this posed a challenge to PLAN due to institutional limitations and her heavy commitment to community development. To ensure continuity of the programme, PLAN Embu made a decision to spin-off the MED-P into a fully-fledged independent institution. This gave birth to Business Initiatives and Management Assistance Services (BIMAS) that was incorporated in October 1994 as a company limited by guarantee.The Incumbent is responsible for the timely execution of risk-based internal audits in accordance with the company's audit plan, as well as assisting with other audit matters and projects.
The successful candidate is also expected to make substantial contributions to the organisation with the other existing Audit team members.
Job Responsibilities

Ensures compliance with established internal control procedures by examining records, reports, operating practices, and documentation.
Conduct risk assessment of assigned department or functional area in established/required timeline
Establish risk-based audit programs
Completes audit work-papers by documenting audit tests and findings.
Appraises adequacy of internal control systems by completing audit questionnaires.
Maintains internal control systems by updating audit programs and questionnaires; recommending new policies and procedures.
Communicates audit findings by preparing a final report; discussing findings with management and the auditees.
Prepares special audit and control reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing operating information and trends.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
Determine compliance with policies and procedures.
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Any other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor

Key Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance.
A minimum grade of B in KCSE
At least 5 years relevant experience a reputable Microfinance/banking institution ( 2 of which should be in a similar position)
Aged between 30 and 40 years
Proficiency in computers is mandatory.

Other Qualifications required;

Self-driven and possess the ability to work with minimum supervision
Ability to analyse and interpret financial statements
Clear understanding of microfinance/banking industry is an added advantage
Strong analytical, written/verbal communication, interpersonal, and relationship building skills
Knowledge of control and risk self-assessment facilitation techniques
Proper and organized documentation skills and attentive to detail
Good Presentation Skills
Knowledge of Central Bank of Kenya Regulatory Rules
Relevant professional training in risk management with advanced Knowledge on Credit risk assessment approaches and models.
Good interpersonal & communication skills with excellent customer service.
A team player with the drive to improve performance.