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Senior Internal Auditor at Equity Bank Kenya


Accounting, Auditing & Finance

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3 weeks ago

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Equity Bank Limited (The “Bank”) is incorporated, registered under the Kenyan Companies Act Cap and domiciled in Kenya. The address of the Bank’s registered office is 9th Floor, Equity Centre, P.O. Box – Nairobi. The Bank is licensed under the Kenya Banking Act (Chapter ), and continues to offer retail banking, microfinance and related services. The Bank has subsidiaries in Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda and Tanzania. Its shares are listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange and Uganda Securities Exchange. Equity Bank was founded as Equity Building Society (EBS) in October and was originally a provider of mortgage financing for the majority of customers who fell into the low income population.


Plan and execute operational audits to assess the effectiveness of internal controls and identify process inefficiencies. Identify and evaluate risks associated with key business processes, systems, and controls. Assess the adequacy of the control environment, including design and operating effectiveness of controls. Provide recommendations for control enhancements and risk mitigation strategies, with focus on leveraging technology and IT solutions to strengthen controls. Apply data analytics techniques to identify trends, anomalies, and patterns within large datasets. Develop and execute data-driven audit tests to assess the accuracy, completeness, and validity of financial and operational data. Utilize tools such as data visualization and statistical analysis to present audit findings effectively. Collaborate with various stakeholders including business units, senior management, and IT teams in identifying constructive and value-added solutions to address issues identified. Recommend operational improvements which ensure that proper controls are exercised over all aspects of the business. Maintain strong working relationships to foster cooperation, support, and knowledge exchange. Prepare concise and well-structured audit reports that highlight findings, risks, and recommendations in a clear and actionable manner. Present audit results to senior management and other stakeholders. Communicate effectively with audit clients, providing guidance on control improvements and addressing any concerns or questions. Follow up of audit issues with management and report the status of remediation monthly. Stay abreast of emerging audit practices, industry trends, and regulatory changes. Identify opportunities to enhance audit methodologies, data analytics techniques, and the utilization of IT in the control environment.


Auditing experience of not less than 6 years in either a big 4 audit firm or a financial institution; Working knowledge of computer assisted audit techniques (CAATs) and Teammate audit software; Knowledge of auditing core banking systems, Enterprise Resource Planning systems and digital business processes. In-depth knowledge of IFRSs, IIA Standards and regional banking industry regulatory framework. Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships and influence stakeholders at all levels of the organization

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