Deputy Head of Internal Audit

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  • Job ID 1004712
  • Experience 3 Years
  • Industry Finance
  • Qualifications Degree Bachelor

Job Description

Deputy Head of Internal Audit

Location: Nairobi (40% time) with frequent travel for assignments to other counties (60%)

Job Level: Mid-level Management

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Head of Internal Audit, the Deputy Head of Internal Audit at ASA International Limited will be responsible for preparing and executing engagements that provide an independent and insightful opinion of risk management and control.

Job Description:

ASA International Limited, a Micro Finance company established in Kenya since 2013, is looking to recruit a Deputy Internal Audit Manager for the Kenya office. The role is based in Nairobi with frequent visits to over 130 branches spread across the country. This position is suitable for a professionally qualified and ambitious Auditor looking to grow their career in the Micro Finance Industry.


  1. Assist in planning work on assigned segments of the audit; determine the extent of audit testing and working paper content.
  2. Review transactions, documents, records, reports, processes, and procedures; prepare audit working papers, recording and summarizing data.
  3. Deputize the Head of Internal Audit in developing and planning documentations addressing scope, audit objectives, budgeted hours, fieldwork, and reporting dates, audit personnel, and assignment of work.
  4. Audit the activities of various departments for compliance with established plans, policies, procedures, and applicable regulations.
  5. Prepare audit reports assigned by the Head of Internal Audit for management and discussions at the Board of Directors meeting.
  6. Collect and verify field reports for all the field auditors for the branches audited in the month.
  7. Assist in the preparation of the entity\’s internal audit plan in line with the holding plan.
  8. Coordinate the development of the Internal Audit department by assisting in training and supervision of internal audit staff.
  9. Maintain organizational and professional ethical standards among internal audit staff.
  10. Perform any other tasks as assigned by the authority.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, or a related field from a recognized university.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in Internal Audit, with at least one year\’s experience in a deposit-taking Microfinance/Banking sector.
  • Recognized relevant professional qualification such as CPA-K.
  • Active membership of the relevant regulatory Board ICPAK.
  • English Language and MS Office: Advanced Level.
  • CIA, CISA, or CIMA is an added advantage.
  • Conversant with Audit Software, data analytics tools (e.g., Python, R programming).
  • Age: 28 to 35 years.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Strong analytical, organizational, and time management skills; able to work independently and in a team.
  • Fluent in English, excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must possess and maintain the highest degree of security and confidentiality of information.
  • Flexibility to travel across the country approximately 60% of the time.
  • Ability to interact with a wide range of stakeholders in a manner that shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism.

How to Apply:

  • Internal applicants: Send application, CV, and testimonials clearly citing the job title to
  • External applicants: Submit applications through the link advertised on Brighter Monday.
  • Applications should reach us on or before 10th January 2024.

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