Chief Internal Auditor

Our Client, a local bank with 15 branches with offices operating in Tanzania, dealing with Banking Services is currently looking for a Chief Internal Auditor to manage its company in Tanzania. This is a senior position and the incumbent will be based in Dar es Salaam.

Function/Title: Chief Internal Auditor
Department: Internal Audit
Term: Open Ended
Reporting to: Board of Directors Audit Committee/Managing Director
Immediate Subordinate(s): 4 Internal Auditors

Job Summary 

  • The prime role of audit is to provide independent assurance to the Board and Management that: 
  • The Bank’s plans, policies and principles have been communicated, implemented and are working as intended; 
  • Risks have been identified and there are effective and efficient systems of internal controls over all aspects of the Bank’s business and operations. 

Key Outputs 

  • Provision of an objective appraisal of the financial and operational activities of the Bank. 
  • Reviewing compliance with existing policies, plans and procedures, accounting standards. 
  • Reviewing compliance laws and regulations, and contractual obligations. 
  • Reviewing existence and compliance of operational manuals by all users 
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of existing policies and/or providing advice in the formulation thereof, when necessary. 
  • Reviewing compliance to Tax Law, NSSF Act and other regulatory requirements. 
  • Organising for internal audits based upon an annual audit plan or by special request by management. 
  • Identifying the relevant operating and financial risks that affect the organisation 
  • Assessing the likelihood of occurrence and the potential impact on the organisation of the risks identified 
  • Reviewing and appraising the soundness, adequacy, application and efficiency of operational business-processes and controls to mitigate potential risks and/or detect their occurrence 
  • Determining that corporate assets are properly accounted for and safeguarded from loss. 
  • Performing operational reviews and appraising the economy, efficiency and effectiveness with which resources are employed. 
  • Determining whether results of operations are consistent with established and approved budget. 
  • Continuously appraising subordinates on their performance 

Qualification and Experience 

  • University Degree majoring in Accounting and CPA (T) or its equivalent 
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant working experience at a senior management level in the banking or financial sector 
Specific skills 

  • Sound IT knowledge 
  • ICT Audit 
  • Perfect presentation skills 

Behaviour and individual attributes 

  • Dynamic and self starter 
  • Committed to results 
  • Problem solver and ready to develop and train others 
  • Highly motivated, energetic and enthusiastic 
  • Ability to work under pressure with strict deadlines 
  • Change oriented 
  • Adaptable 
  • Numerate 
  • Strategically aware of the business environment 
  • Open thinking with breadth of vision and ability to challenge status quo. 
  • Firm in decision making 
  • High level of Integrity 

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