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About Eastern Produce Kenya

Eastern Produce Kenya Ltd (EPK) is one of the biggest multinational producers of tea in Kenya, with tea estates centered in the beautiful Nandi Hills area, west of the Great Rift Valley.

The equatorial climate, good soil conditions, and fairly consistent rainfall mean that tea is produced throughout the year and is of very high quality with a well-rounded flavour. Through continuous investment in the land, factories and human resources, EPK produces some of the highest quality teas Kenya has to offer.

Learn more here: www.easternproduce.com

About the role

As Eastern Produce Kenya moves rapidly into new markets, working with larger clients and taking on more complex projects, they are looking for a Chief Internal Auditor (CIA) to help them in the day-to-day running of the internal audit department. Ensure the department runs in an efficient, professional, effective manner and in accordance with the company’s Internal Audit Function Charter.

Reporting to the Operations Director, the CIA will drive the delivery of audit programmes and internal operations and shape EPK’s general audit process across all tea estates. The role carries both strategic and operational responsibilities and is ideal for a senior entrepreneurial leader.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supervising direct reports and providing the necessary support in compiling review sheets covering all issues raised during both routine audits and special assignments.
  • Reporting to the Audit & Risk Committee on matters pertaining to the activities of the department since the last Audit & Risk Committee meeting.
  • Continually reviewing and updating the audit manual as necessary.
  • Continually briefing the Operations Director on the department’s activities of the previous fortnight at the fortnightly Nandi Office meeting.
  • Ensuring compliance with the Internal Audit Charter (approved by the Audit & Risk Committee) and ensuring responsibilities spelled out in the charter are carried out as prescribed.
  • The role holder will be required to produce a programme of routine audits for the group for the following year.
  • He/she is expected to cover all aspects of the Audit Manual by your audit team during a routine audit.

Does this sound like you?

  • Bachelor of Commerce degree or an equivalent.
  • Certified Public Accountant(CPA-K) or equivalent.
  • Exposure in building, overseeing and driving audit programmes for a company.
  • Knowledge of current Internal Auditing Standards issued by the Institute of Internal Auditors.
  • Working knowledge of computer-based audit programs (preferably Teammate).
  • You are an individual with an independent mind-set who is a great decision-maker, especially in strategic matters.
  • Experience building up and maintaining good relationships within the industries and within the audit field.
  • Conversant and have working knowledge of computer-based audit programs or you are a fast learner who can quickly grasp any audit program/system.

Apply here:

Persons of all gender, race, sex, orientation, age, and identity are encouraged to apply. Click on the following link to apply www.shortlist.net/jobs/2161/

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