Operations Internal Auditor
  • Full Time
  • Malawi
  • Applications have closed


An exciting opportunity exists for an Operations Internal Auditor to join the Mukuru team! This role is open to applicants from Malawi.

The purpose of this role is to carry out internal audits within Mukuru Malawi in order to identify and mitigate areas of risk and non-compliance.

The Operations Internal Auditor reports directly to the Head of Internal Audit. This position is responsible for providing a view on the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls within the Malawi Operations of the Mukuru Group. They are responsible for conducting internal audits and reviews primarily of the Malawi country branches and booths and will include other countries as well.. This position will be based in Malawi and requires travel to the countries branches and booths.

Internal liaison takes place across the business. External liaison takes place with 3rd parties.

Duties and Responsibilities (Includes but is not limited to):

  • Review organisation operations processes
  • Develop the Operations audit program that is relevant and up to date
  • Conduct risk analysis and audit planning relevant to the operations processes
  • Carry out audits in terms of the IIA Standards and IA Methodology
  • Identify shortcomings, inefficiencies, inadequacies in operational controls
  • Propose value-added recommendations for improvements to current business processes
  • Engage with relevant management on findings and obtain their management actions
  • Conduct follow-up reviews and ensure that management actions have been addressed.
  • Evaluate the efficiency of risk management procedures that are in place
  • Identify areas of risk to the operations and advise on ways to mitigate all identified risks.
  • Protect against fraud and theft of the organisations assets
  • Ensure fraud checks and safeguarding of assets are top of mind and included in all audit procedures.
  • Guide and advise management on internal controls that need to be in place to mitigate against fraud and theft of assets
  • Make recommendations on how to improve internal controls and governance processes
  • Ensure governance procedures are adhered to and escalate all non-compliance
  • Compile high quality and value adding audit reports in line with IIA Standards and IA Methodology after each assignment or review.
  • Assist the IA HOD in compiling the Operations annual risk-based audit plan
  • Prepare information for the Audit Committee reporting and other IA reporting
  • Manage own audit plan and complete audits within the required timelines.
  • Manage own professional and self-development

Key Requirements:

  • Grade 12 / or equivalent (Essential)
  • B Com degree /Internal Auditing degree or equivalent qualification (Essential)
  • 3 years’ experience as a Operations/Branch Internal Auditor (Essential)
  • Proven experience of recommending new systems and controls (Essential)
  • Knowledge of internal audit principles and standards
  • Knowledge of business processes (Operations SOP’s)
  • Knowledge of control systems
  • Knowledge of risk management
  • Knowledge of corporate governance
  • Knowledge of combined assurance and internal financial controls
  • Knowledge of Financial Crime and Compliance legislation, compliance procedures and standards

Additional skills:

  • Verbal & written communication
  • Attention to detail and high quality work
  • Organised
  • Assertive
  • Analytical and interpretation skills
  • Business acumen
  • Research and data mining/analytics skills
  • Proposing systems and controls to improve processes
  • Computer literate (MS Office)

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