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Principal Internal Auditor (Re-advertised) job at Mountains Of The Moon University

Organization:

Mountains Of The Moon University

About the Organization:

The Mountains of the Moon University, is a public university in Uganda. Founded as a private, non-profit institution, the university became a public institution following an executive directive in January 2018. It is named after the Rwenzori Mountains, also known as the Mountains of the Moon.

Job Description

Develop annual audit plans based on risk assessments, organizational objectives, and regulatory requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities

Audit Planning and Strategy:

  • Develop annual audit plans based on risk assessments, organizational objectives, and regulatory requirements.

  • Establish audit objectives, scope, and methodologies for individual audits.

  • Identify key areas of focus and potential risks to be addressed during audits.


Audit Execution:

  • Lead and conduct complex and high-profile internal audits across various areas of the organization, including financial, operational, and compliance audits.

  • Review and assess internal controls, policies, and procedures to ensure compliance with regulations and best practices.

  • Conduct interviews, gather evidence, and analyze data to identify deficiencies, weaknesses, or areas for improvement.

  • Document audit findings, conclusions, and recommendations in clear and concise audit reports.


Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Communicate audit findings and recommendations to senior management and key stakeholders.

  • Collaborate with management to develop action plans and remediation strategies to address audit findings and improve internal controls.

  • Provide guidance and support to management on implementing audit recommendations and improving business processes.


Leadership and Team Management:

  • Supervise and mentor a team of internal auditors, providing guidance, training, and performance feedback.

  • Assign audit tasks, review workpapers, and ensure audit engagements are completed in a timely and efficient manner.

  • Foster a culture of professionalism, integrity, and continuous improvement within the internal audit function.


Quality Assurance:

  • Ensure compliance with internal audit standards, methodologies, and best practices.

  • Perform quality assurance reviews of audit workpapers, reports, and documentation to maintain the highest standards of audit quality and integrity.

  • Stay abreast of emerging trends, developments, and regulatory changes in internal auditing and incorporate best practices into the audit function.


Risk Management and Advisory:

  • Provide expert advice and guidance to management on risk management practices, internal controls, and governance processes.

  • Assess the effectiveness of risk management practices and make recommendations for enhancements.

  • Participate in special projects or initiatives related to risk management, compliance, and internal controls as needed.


Professional Development:

  • Stay current with developments in the field of internal auditing, including changes in regulations, standards, and industry trends.

  • Pursue continuing education, certifications, and professional development opportunities to enhance audit skills and knowledge.


Qualifications and Experience

  • Master's degree in Finance and Accounting. Business Administration (Accounting and Finance), or Financial Management from a recognized institution of higher learning.

  • An Honours Bachelor Degree in Finance and Accounting, Business Administration (Accounting and Finance)/Commerce (Accounting/ Finance), from a recognized institution of higher learning.

  • Must have a full professional qualification such as CPA or ACCA, or CIA

  • Must be a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda

  • Must be a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors Uganda (IIA).

  • Should have a minimum of Six (6) years of working experience of service, three (3) of which should have been served as a Senior Internal Auditor in Government or an equivalent level of Audit work experience from a reputable organization

  • Should have demonstrated computer skills.

How to Apply

Interested and eligible candidates MUST ELECTRONICALLY submit an e-mail to applicationsapril2024@mmu.ac.ug as one attachment in PDF the following: -
1. Application letter.
2. A detailed up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV) containing names and contacts of three (3) credible referees.
3. Certified copies of the relevant academic/professional Transcripts and Certificates.
4. Copies of relevant appointment and confirmation letter (s).
5. Copy of a valid National Identity Card and work identity card.
6. Details of the physical address, telephone contact and email address.
7. Any other relevant documentation to support the application.

N.B: Applications not in one PDF file and those arriving after the closing time and date will not be considered.

Applications should be addressed to: -
The University Secretary
Mountains of the Moon University
P. O. Box 837, Lake Saaka Campus, Block C Fort Portal, Uganda.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted formally. Females and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Deadline for Application

April 26, 2024

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