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Job Summary

The Internal Audit Manager plans, organizes and conducts various types of audits of Umoja Microfinance and its functional units, including: operations, management, financial, and compliance.

  • Minimum Qualification:Bachelor
  • Experience Level:Mid level
  • Experience Length:3 years

Job Description/Requirements


Umoja Microfinance is a Ugandan Microfinance located at Plot 1a, Suuna,Lane,Ntinda and  started its activities on 1st October 2021.Umoja is a microfinance institution licenced by the Uganda Microfinance Regulatory Authority (UMRA) and a member of the Association of Microfinance Institutions of Uganda (AMFIU). Umoja Microfinance exists to serve and empower people to build brighter futures together. Umoja means “unity” in Swahili. We are focused on improving lives through financial inclusion for all people. By providing the initial step up to those in need we believe we can break the cycle of poverty and empower a new generation of entrepreneurs and leaders in their communities.

Due to expansion in scope of our programmes, we are now seeking for qualified and passionate individuals willing to share in our vision and join the team in the following roles.

Position: Internal Audit Manager (1 positions)

Internal Audit Manager

Report to: Chief Executive Officer

Location: Different branches in Uganda


The Internal Audit Manager plans, organizes and conducts various types of audits of Umoja Microfinance and its functional units, including: operations, management, financial, and compliance. The incumbent helps Umoja Microfinance accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management and control. This position provides advice to senior management teams on financial operations, performs financial and management information reporting analyses, and conducts business operations analysis.

Academic Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Commerce or Finance, or other relevant discipline is required
  • A Master's Degree is considered desirable
  • A professional accounting designation (i.e. – CPA or ACCA) and active membership in a relevant professional association is required


  • A minimum of 5 years of related work experience, with at least 3 years spent in a supervisory/leadership role handling internal audit
  • Expert skills in auditing techniques, accounting and management principles
  • Knowledge of international accounting and auditing policies, procedures and standards, especially in connection with government budgeting, accounting and auditing
  • Prior experience in organizing, planning, managing and supervising the audit functions and in conducting financial reporting
  • Ability to provide high level and detailed perspectives of audit issues
  • A high degree of computer literacy and demonstrated ability to integrate technology into the work environment
  • Current knowledge of industry practices, trends and issues
  • Superior interpersonal skills as demonstrated by the ability to form professional relationships at all levels within the organization and with appropriate external stakeholders
  • Highly developed organizational, communication and presentation skills
  • Strong management or leadership skills as exhibited by experience in effectively leading a team and/or chairing committees
  • Experience in budget planning and implementation would be advantageous
  • Ability to travel at short notice, including travelling overnight 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Actively participates in the development of the 3-5year strategic audit plan; this defines the audit assignments to be done annually
  • Participates in the review of the plan at the beginning of each year to reconfirm that risks remain relevant and priority levels are the same
  • Participates in the development of the plan for financial, operational, compliance, performance and information technology, detailing assignments, time frames and resources required and submits to the Chief Internal Auditor for review and approval
  • Applies international auditing standards in evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of operating systems and controls and prepares audit reports detailing audit findings and recommendations
  • Leads the planning and execution of audit engagements
  • Properly and adequately documents the work done for understanding the business of the Department under review
  • Executes special investigations as requested by the Chief Internal Auditor
  • Participates in the internal audit staff recruitment process
  • Participates in the development of a proper professional development program for subordinates and regularly monitors their progress and performance; prepares training calendar for the Internal Audit Officers
  • Participates in setting individual staff objectives and a professional development plan for measuring performance; assists in the development of department objectives and identification of metrics to track performance
  • Provides the technical expertise on any related assigned duties and is responsible for updating knowledge base and skills required for the execution of the internal audit assignments on regular basis
  • Provides appropriate instructions and guidelines to the department team during the execution of the audit assignment to achieve the audit objectives
  • Resolves issues with the Department under review
  • Coordinates with the co-sourced or outsourced parties as required
  • Keeps abreast of developments in the field by engaging in professional development activities
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Immediate Supervisor

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