3 weeks ago

Job Summary

The role is expected to implement all the necessary actions to ensure the achievement of the said objectives. The position will ensure that the behavior in the organization meets the company’s standard of governance.

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

Job Description/Requirements

Business Function: Audit

Job Title: Internal Auditor

Reports to: CEO 

Organization Profile:  

Our Client comprises a portfolio of businesses focused on structural growth markets. The business helps individuals to de-risk their lives and deal with their biggest financial concerns through life insurance. One of the longest-standing and most successful global insurers in the world with over 20  million life customers, +24,000 employees, and £56billion of assets under management as of 30th June  2019, They have been providing financial security to customers since 1848, and its one of the oldest insurers in the world, with 171 continuous years of providing financial services. 

The Client provides protection and savings opportunities to customers, social and economic benefits to the communities in which it operates, jobs and opportunities to its employees, and financial benefits for its investors. By offering security, pooling savings, and making investments, they help to maintain the cycle of growth. The company’s strategy is designed to create sustainable economic value for its customers and shareholders. 

The company continues to develop its businesses in new markets in Africa, building on the success of its other regional models, particularly in Asia. Currently, the company has a footprint in eight countries:  Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, and Togo

Job Scope: 

The role is expected to implement all the necessary actions to ensure the achievement of the said  objectives. The position will ensure that the behavior in the organization meets the company’s standard of governance.  

The successful candidate will effectively ensure conformity and minimize the probability of exposure to reputational and legal issues to the Company. A person of high integrity, an ardent team player, with demonstrable pioneering skills and all-round familiarity with business operations including  Regulations, in addition to other business areas.

The successful candidate shall assist the Senior Management Team in providing the Local Business Unit  (LBU) Board and Management assurance on the company’s internal controls and identifying opportunities for improvement over all aspects of the business. 


Responsible for: 

• Assisting in developing and continuously reviewing the annual and half-yearly risk-based audit plan  for Prudential, aligned to the strategy 

• Lead or support in delivering the assigned audit which includes the entire audit process from planning to issue assurance and closure. 

• To provide value-adding contribution to audit reviews of processes, controls, and systems, within  Prudential and across the other business units in the Group as required. 

• Other Groupwide Internal Audit (GwIA) driven initiatives. 


Project/Audit Execution: 

• Deliver good quality audit assignments in line with GwIA audit methodology, Group  requirements and standards, resulting in accurate and complete identification of issues 

• Execute the audits in the approved audit plan including risk assessment and control  management over operations’ effectiveness and compliance with all applicable standards and  regulations 

• Understand the business, risk and controls through information gathered on the audit scope  area, involvement in walkthroughs and discussions with management 

• Review the adequacy and efficiency of the controls in place via review of documented  procedures and conducting audit testing 

• Working papers are documented properly in accordance with GwIA Audit Methodology and  approved within the established deadline  

• Responsible for discussing the audit report and findings with senior management and ensuring  that appropriate responses are obtained for each issue raised in the report, including  demonstration of good conflict management skill and remaining professional when criticised 

• Draft internal audit report for discussion with GwIA management and auditee management, including display of good and concise presentation of issues/risks 

• Monitor progress and adequacy of actions taken to rectify and close out audit issues

• As an audit in-charge, take responsibility of the assignment and demonstrate good project  management skill when planning for audit assignments, which includes resource allocations and  scheduling, communicate objectives to key stakeholders, identify focus areas, formulate review  strategies and ensure the audits are delivered on time 

• As an audit in-charge, manage a team of external auditors on an audit assignment basis, with responsibility for coaching and mentoring individuals and providing feedback on performance  following completion of each assignment 

• Demonstrate the ability to evaluate, synthesize, organise, and interpret data and information 

• Demonstrate the ability to execute the assigned tests in the data analytics test plan during audits.  

• Continuous monitoring of emerging risks and key changes to the businesses, and are factored  in the risk assessment of the audit planning process 


• Keep abreast of new information and developments in the industry or best practices in  auditing (e.g., by reading, liaising with organization and business core group contacts, or by  attending learning and training events) 

Relationship Management: 

• Routinely engages and meets business stakeholders as part of continuous monitoring  activities 

• To promote GwIA and the service it provides by building strong and effective working  relationships with senior management, other staff, and external auditors 

Reporting and Management Information 

Prepare internal audit reports and papers for Board and Management Committee reporting, on the status of the audit plan, audit results, and issues status. 

Other competencies 

• When assigned as audit lead or technical expert, to serve as a technical advisor and role model  for the auditors on assignment  

• Demonstrate the ability to listen, understand and respond effectively. Willing to engage in  constructive conversation with others 

• Work co-operatively within diverse teams, work groups and collaborate with other  departments across the organization to achieve group and organizational goals 

• Display self-confidence when taking on responsibilities and dealing with key stakeholders 

• Facilitate teamwork by contributing to team effort, sharing responsibility for team results, and  exhibiting a positive attitude

• Accept ownership and responsibility, including taking on additional responsibilities to help the  team’s objectives 


• Post Qualification - at least 3 years experience in an Internal Audit and/or second-line role,  management experience  

• Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda 

• Data Analytics experience will be advantageous  

• Apart from business-as-usual audit work, having track records of delivering impactful initiatives  / products that have helped elevate the function (e.g. helped automate a certain manual  process / delivered an automated dashboard for more efficient risk identification, etc.) will be  advantageous  

• Good understanding of the local regulations 

• Possesses good verbal and written communication skills 

• Demonstrable experience of influencing and challenging senior management and building  excellent relationships 

• Track record producing value-adding, commercially realistic recommendations in risk,  consultancy, or internal audit environment 

• Leading edge risk management knowledge and expertise 

• Relevant industry experience 

• High attention to detail and critical thinking ability 

• Good Team player, who can gain the professional respect of the team.

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