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Head of Audit & Quality Assurance

Job Summary:

The Head of Audit & Quality Assurance supports the leadership of the internal audit function of Agricultural Finance Corporation. This role involves assisting in the development and execution of audit strategies, ensuring compliance with regulatory standards, and contributing to the continuous improvement of operational processes.

Key Responsibilities:
 Audit Strategy and Planning:

  •  Collaborate in the development and execution of a risk-based audit strategy aligned with institutional goals and regulatory requirements.
  •  Contribute to the planning and coordination of audit activities to ensure comprehensive coverage of relevant areas.

Quality Assurance Oversight:

  •  Maintain a robust quality assurance program for internal audit activities.
  •  Participate in periodic reviews of audit processes, methodologies, and reports to ensure adherence to professional standards.

Team Leadership Support:

  •  Provide support to the Chief Audit & Quality Assurance Officer in leading andmanaging the internal audit team.
  •   Foster a culture of excellence, continuous learning, and professional development within the audit team.

Regulatory Compliance:

  •  Stay informed on relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards.
  •  Support efforts to ensure that audit activities and reports comply with all regulatory requirements.

Risk Management:

  •  Identify and assess risks associated with institutional operations.
  •  Contribute to the development of risk-based audit plans and methodologies to address key areas of concern.

Audit Execution:

  •  Collaborate in overseeing the execution of internal audits, ensuring thorough and objective evaluations.
  •  Contribute to the review and assessment of the effectiveness of internal controls, risk management processes, and governance structures.

Stakeholder Communication:

  •  Communicate audit findings, recommendations, and risk assessments to senior management and relevant stakeholders.
  •  Provide insights and recommendations to enhance operational efficiency and compliance.
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Continuous Improvement:

  •  Contribute to initiatives for continuous improvement in internal audit processes.
  •  Implement best practices and leveraging technology to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of audit activities.


  •  Collaborate with external auditors and regulatory bodies as necessary.
  •  Work closely with other departments to ensure a coordinated and integrated approach to risk management and internal controls.

Qualifications and Skills:

  •  Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field;
  •  Master’s Degree
  •  Professional certification CPAK and a member to professional body in good standing.
  •  CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) or equivalent is preferred.
  •  6 years’ experience in internal audit, risk management, or a related field within the financial industry.
  •  In-depth knowledge of internal audit methodologies, regulatory requirements, and industry best practices.
  •  Leadership skills with the ability to support and collaborate effectively with a team of audit professionals.
  •  Senior Management Course
  •  Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  •  Analytical mindset and a strong understanding of risk management principles.
  •  Ability to maintain independence and objectivity while contributing to a positive working environment.
  •  Familiarity with audit management software and tools.

Senior Internal Auditor

Job Summary:

The Internal Auditor plays a key role in conducting comprehensive internal audits within Agricultural Finance Corporation, ensuring adherence to regulatory standards, identifying operational inefficiencies, and contributing to the enhancement of internal controls.

Key Responsibilities:
Audit Planning and Execution:

  •  Develop risk-based audit plans in collaboration with audit management, ensuring coverage of critical areas.
  •  Execute internal audits, assess the effectiveness of internal controls, and evaluate compliance with policies and regulations.

Risk Assessment:

  •  Identify and assess risks associated with financial operations, systems, and processes.
  •  Contribute to the development of risk-based audit plans and methodologies.

Compliance Review:

  •  Evaluate compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards.
  •  Keep abreast of changes in regulations and ensure audit activities align with compliance requirements.

Internal Control Evaluation:

  •  Assess the design and effectiveness of internal controls, including financial reporting controls and operational processes.
  •  Identify control weaknesses and recommend improvements.

Audit Documentation and Reporting:

  •  Maintain thorough and accurate documentation of audit procedures, findings, and recommendations.
  •  Prepare clear and concise audit reports for management, highlighting key findings and proposed actions.

Stakeholder Communication:

  •  Communicate audit results to relevant stakeholders, including senior management and process owners.
  •  Collaborate with business units to discuss audit findings and assist in the development of corrective action plans.

Continuous Improvement:

  •  Identify opportunities for process improvements and efficiency enhancements based on audit observations.
  •  Contribute to the development and implementation of best practices within the internal audit function.

Follow-up and Monitoring:

  •  Monitor the implementation of audit recommendations and verify the effectiveness of corrective actions.
  •  Provide periodic updates to audit management on the status of open audit issues.

Training and Mentoring:

  •  Provide guidance and support to junior audit staff.
  •  Stay informed about industry trends and changes in audit methodologies.

Qualifications and Skills:

  •  Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field;
  •  Professional certification CPAK and a member to ICPAK
  •  3 years’ experience in internal auditing, preferably within the financial industry.
  •  Strong understanding of internal control frameworks, risk management principles, and audit methodologies.
  •  Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  •  Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  •  Proficiency in audit management software and Microsoft Office applications.
  •  Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team.
  •  Attention to detail and a commitment to maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and objectivity.

Information Systems Auditor

Job Summary:

The Information Systems Auditor is responsible for evaluating the effectiveness of Agricultural Finance Corporation information systems, internal controls, and risk management processes. This includes assessing the security of data, evaluating IT infrastructure, and ensuring compliance with industry regulations and standards.

Key Responsibilities:
Audit Planning and Execution:

  •  Develop and execute risk-based audit plans for information systems, ensuring coverage of critical areas.
  •  Conduct thorough assessments of IT systems, applications, and infrastructure to identify potential risks and vulnerabilities.

Information Security Assessment:

  •  Evaluate the effectiveness of information security controls and measures in place.
  •  Conduct penetration testing and vulnerability assessments to identify and address security weaknesses.

Compliance Management:

  •  Ensure compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards.
  •  Keep abreast of changes in regulations and update audit procedures accordingly.

Internal Control Evaluation:

  •  Assess the design and effectiveness of internal controls related to information systems.
  •  Identify weaknesses in controls and recommend improvements to enhance the security posture.

IT Governance and Policy Compliance:

  •  Evaluate the effectiveness of IT governance structures and processes.
  •  Review and assess adherence to IT policies, procedures, and standards.

Incident Response and Recovery:

  •  Develop and test incident response plans to ensure the Corporation’s ability to respond to and recover from cybersecurity incidents.
  •  Provide guidance on incident response procedures and coordinate with relevant teams.

Audit Reporting:

  •  Prepare comprehensive audit reports detailing findings, recommendations, and action plans.
  •  Communicate audit results to senior management and stakeholders.

Collaboration and Training:

  •  Collaborate with IT and business units to implement audit recommendations.
  •  Provide training and awareness programs on information security best practices.

Qualifications and Skills:

  •  Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field.
  •  Master’s Degree
  •  Professional certification such as CPAK
  •  CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) is highly desirable.
  •  5 years’ experience in information systems auditing, preferably in the financial industry.
  •  Strong understanding of information security principles, risk management, and IT governance.
  •  Knowledge of regulatory requirements and standards applicable to financial institutions.
  •  Excellent analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  •  Ability to work independently and collaboratively with cross-functional teams.

To manage the entire process smoothly the Corporation has deployed technology. If you meet the above qualifications, please apply on this portal Attach a cover letter, an updated CV, certificates, and any other supporting documents as guided in the portal. Only shortlisted candidates who meet all the requirements shall be contacted for interviews.

Application Deadline: Wednesday 6th March 2024 at 5:00pm
Note: Successful candidates shall be required to provide the following documents for compliance with chapter six of the constitution:

  • • Certificate of good conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI)
  • • Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  • • Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • • Clearance from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)

Agricultural Finance Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and persons living with disability are encouraged to apply.

The Managing Director
Agricultural Finance Corporation
P.O BOX 30367-00100, NAIROBI


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