i. Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Accounting or Finance option) or Engineering or other
recognized equivalent qualifications.
ii. A minimum of ten (10) years in relevant work five (5) of which should have been at Senior
iii. Be in possession of any of the following CPA (K), CISA, CFE, CIA or its equivalent and
iv. Member of a professional body – Institute of Certified Public Accountant of Kenya
(ICPAK) and or Institute of Internal Auditors of Kenya (IIA-Kenya).
v. Leadership Course lasting not less than two (2) weeks
vi. Proficiency in Computer applications.
vii. Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
viii. Demonstrated competence in work performance.
c) Key Skills and Competencies
i. Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of oil industry requirements including
broad knowledge of international trends in auditing and corporate governance.
ii. Strong well developed written and verbal communication, intense concentration of mental
and interpersonal skills including ability to conduct computerized audits/investigations and
prepare relevant and quality reports
iii. Flexibility and responsiveness in handling and determining complaints, sound analytical
skills and the ability to identify with precision the critical factors of a problem in an
impartial and objective way
iv. Ability to maintain professional status and keep abreast of evolving trends in auditing
through continuing professional education (CPE).
v. Ability to maintain confidentiality of privileged information and to ensure absolute
discretion and sensitivity to confidential matters
vi. Ability to solve complex and outstanding technical and administrative problems by
generating alternative workable solutions
vii. Ability to deliver corporate articulated vision for change, create sense of urgency around
change and motivate staff to join change effort.
viii. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to manage staff of different orientation.
i. Determining the objectives and scope of audit and develop overall programme for
ii. Supervising and assigning resources to Audit teams and assigning tasks to achieve audit
iii. Ensuring that the audit is executed in accordance with Auditing standards
iv. Reviewing Audit reports from Audit teams to ensure quality and achievement of Audit
v. Liaising with Management and auditees in the planning and conducting of audit assignment
vi. Reviewing work papers, evidence and reports of the audit team to ensure that audit
conclusions are consistent with the evidence received and well-documented
vii. Coordinating and conducting exit audit meeting/conferences with Management of the
audited area to discuss findings, emerging risks and actions to address identified risks.
viii. Following up on audit recommendations to confirm the adequacy of implementation of
agreed action plan
ix. Providing monthly progress reports and comparing audits performed against approved
Annual Audit Plan.
x. Identifying, implementing and benchmarking best practices in internal audit
xi. Formulate policies and procedures
xii. Prepare Board audit committee papers and minutes
xiii. Liaison with External audits
xiv. Monitor the budget of internal audits