Internal Auditor Grade 11 at Pwani University

Application Ends: March 22, 2023

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Job Description

This is a middle- level position in the university and appointment to this position is either on permanent and pensionable terms or on a two (2) year renewable performance-based contract depending on age, citizenship and any other reason.

Academic Qualification

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce or equivalent qualification from a recognized University; 

In addition, candidates must:

  • Have CPA (K) or equivalent
  • Have knowledge of ERP (Enterprises Resource Planning)
  • Be registered with the relevant professional body (e.g. ICPAK/IIAK)
  • Candidates with strong IT skills will have an added advantage.


  • The candidate must have a minimum of six years continuous working experience in finance or Audit, three of which should have worked as an Auditor (Grade F/10) or equivalent position in a large or busy organization with proven integrity, honesty, independence, innovativeness and compliance to deadlines.

Candidate should have experience in carrying out the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Reviewing of audit schedules
  • Reviewing of specific audit work plan
  • Preparing an annual risk register
  • Assisting in reviewing and appraising the adequacy and effectiveness of internal control systems.

Skills and Competencies

The candidate should possess the following skills:

  • Computer literacy
  • Team building and team work
  • Good Interpersonal Skills
  • Good communication skills Good Managerial skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Analytical ability
  • Ability to work under pressure

Key Responsibilities

  • The officer will perform the following duties and responsibilities
  • Preparing and/or reviewing audit assignment programmes in accordance with Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) standards.
  • Preforming special projects and reviews including investigations as and when assigned
  • Reviewing internal controls covering all the key operational areas in compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
  • Continuously assessing the appropriateness and effectiveness of operational processes and practices to ensure efficient and effective utilization and accountability of resources
  • Performing Risk Assessment tailored to each area under review necessary for identification, analysis and evaluation of areas of significant weakness constituting risks to the organization

Method of Application

Benefits for the above positions include a competitive basic salary, house allowance, medical cover for staff and dependents, life Insurance, opportunities for further development and training and other
regular allowances as determined by SRC. Applications should include an up to date CV, providing details of age, marital status, academic and professional qualifications, work experience, present post and salary, email address, telephone, names and contacts of three referees who are knowledgeable about the competence of the applicant, copies of
relevant certificates and testimonials.

Applications and letters of recommendation from referees should be addressed to:

The Vice Chancellor
Pwani University
P. O Box 195-80108, Kilifi

Candidates with foreign qualifications MUST submit a Certificate of Recognition from the Commission of University Education (CUE). The deadline for submitting applications is Wednesday 22nd March 2023. Applications received
later than this date will not be considered