Internal Audit Manager

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Overview of role

The Internal Audit Manager will provide independent and objective advisory services to the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee to support the organization manage risk, strengthen internal controls and compliance.

Job description

  • Significantly contribute to the Authority’s strategic initiatives to accomplish organisation objectives through an effective and efficient audit system.
  • Manage the development and implementation of an effective compliance and internal audit infrastructure including internal control design, resources, policies and procedures.
  • Ensure operational effectiveness of the audit department.
  • Offer technical guidance to the Authority and management team on audit matters.
  • Ensure that any concerns regarding audit functions are thoroughly followed up, reported on and concluded satisfactorily.
  • Ensure that audit reports and audit working papers are prepared, supported with sufficient evidence, approved and shared out with all relevant parties for reference and/or guiding decision making.
  • Advise management to act in response to audit reviews ensuring effective follow up and validate remedial actions prior to closing of outstanding issues.
  • Ensures that all audit plans and reports meet auditing standards and the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee’s expectations.
  • Manage, motivate and coach employees in the audit department and manage their performance through regular communication and timely feedback, annual performance appraisal and making provision for appropriate training and development options.
  • Ensure that the organisation adheres to the risk management policies, corporate governance and compliance procedures.
  • Continually monitors the internal and external environment for changes in the risk profile and recommend strategies to ensure that MRA maintains the required level of assurance over key strategic and other risks.
  • Quickly report to the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee, at the required intervals, on internal audit assignments including planned reviews, special investigations, risk management assignments and any other ad-hoc audit activities as required.
  • Build and strengthen working relationships with all key stakeholders to facilitate effective auditing framework.
  • Support external auditors as appropriate and coordinate MRAs response to audit findings and recommendations.
  • Ensure that all employees of MRA are sensitized about the internal controls and other audit initiatives to enhance compliance.
  • Perform special investigations and any others duties assigned by the Authority.

Requirements, Education and Experience

  • The ideal candidate for the Internal Audit Manager opportunity should hold a Master’s Degree in Commerce, Business Administration, Accounting, Auditing or Finance
  • The incumbent should also hold a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Accounting), Business Administration or the equivalent; active membership to professional bodies such as CIA, ACCA, ACA, CIMA, CPA and other relevant body
  • A minimum of six (6) years in audit with 3 years in a supervisory position in a recognised institution; significant experience supervising staff and working with audit teams

Essential skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Skills in influencing and negotiation
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Strong team building skills
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Strong team building skills
  • Good knowledge of ICT applications

Company profile

The Medicines Regulatory Authority (MRA) is an autonomous body which was established by the Medicines and Related Substances Act (2013) to regulate Human and Veterinary Medicines and other healthcare products. MRA’s mandate is to ensure quality, safety and efficacy of human and veterinary medicines and other healthcare products through the regulation and control of their production, importation, distribution and use.



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