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Friday 28 February 2014

Chief Internal Auditor - The Microfinance Support Centre Limited

Vacancy: Chief Internal Auditor (CIA)
Recruiting Company: The Microfinance Support Centre Limited (MSC)
Duty Station:  MSC Head Office, Kampala,
Country: Uganda
Reports To: Executive Director/ Audit Committee of the BoD

About MSC:
The Microfinance Support Centre Limited (MSC) is a linchpin of Government of Uganda
(GOU) micro credit programmes under the Rural Financial Services Strategy. MSC facilitates access to affordable, sustainable and convenient financial and Business Development services to active and productive Ugandans. MSC Ltd supports legally established entities engaged in the value chain namely; production, value addition and marketing enterprises.

Job Summary: The job holder will be responsible for the provision of prudent internal audit coverage to all elements of the company including its clients, for the management and coordination of all internal audits.

Ensure organisational compliance with internal audit policies and procedures.
Develop and monitor the implementation of comprehensive plans and tools for providing Internal Audit services to the company and its clients.
Review system changes prior to implementation to identify potential deficiencies.
Determines whether the organization’s network of risk management, control, and governance processes, as designed and represented by management and the Board, is adequate and functioning in a manner to ensure risks are appropriately identified and managed.

Assess effectiveness of the internal audit control systems and compliance with the policies.
Liaise with the head of Human Resource in witnessing hand over of key offices.
Report to Audit Committee of Board on Audit activities conducted.
Advise and update the Audit Committee of Board on the risk status of the Company.
Leadership and people development of the team in the department.
Effective internal audit control systems across the organisation.
Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Key Performance Indicators:
Organisational compliance with internal audit policies and procedures.
Effective internal audit control systems across the organisation.
Smooth functioning of the Board Audit Committee.
Leadership and people development of the team in the department.

The applicant should possess an Honors degree with specialty in Accounting or Finance plus membership with any of the accountancy bodies recognized by the Accountants Act Cap 26
A Masters degree in Business Administration (Accounting option) or its equivalent from a recognized institution.
The CIA certification is essential while possession of the CFSA is an added advantage.

 Skills & Experience:
At least eight years’ Internal Auditing experience in the Financial Services Sector, of which 5 years must have been at senior management level;
Possession of computer skills and demonstrate an understanding of their relevance and applicability to the internal Audit function.
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
Self driven person with the highest level of responsibility.
Ability to meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
Age: Between 35 -45 years.

All candidates with the requisite qualifications should send their applications with detailed Curriculum Vitae hand delivered or soft copies to the address below;
The cover page should be a summary showing only personal details, qualification, list of previous employers, names and addresses of at least three referees, email address and day time telephone contacts where applicable.
Applications in properly sealed envelopes should be submitted to the address given below clearly stating the area of interest on the top right corner. All applicants are required to fill a summary form upon submission of the applications, Download Here.

MSC is an equal opportunity employer and is open to transparent recruitment processes.

 Address to:

The Executive Director,
The Microfinance Support Centre Limited,
Plot 46, Windsor Crescent- off Acacia Avenue
P.O.BOX 33711, Kampala, Uganda.

Deadline: 7th March, 2014