Internal Auditor

  • Branch
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • 16/12/2022
Full time, Contract Accounting Auditing Finance Jobs

Description

Branch Overview

Branch delivers world-class financial services to the mobile generation. With offices in the United States, Nigeria, Kenya, and India, Branch is a for-profit socially conscious company that uses the power of data science to reduce the cost of delivering financial services in emerging markets. We believe that everyone, everywhere deserves fair financial access. The rapid spread of smartphones presents an opportunity for the world’s emerging middle class to access banking options and achieve financial flexibility. 

Branch’s mission-driven team is led by founder and former CEO of Kiva.org. The company presents a rich opportunity for our team members to drive meaningful growth in rapidly evolving and changing markets. In 2019, Branch announced our Series C and has garnered more than $100M in funding with investments from leading Silicon Valley firms including Andreessen Horowitz, Trinity Capital, Foundation Capital, Visa, and the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

We value diversity and are committed to providing an inclusive working environment where human beings of all backgrounds can thrive. 

Job Overview

This role will be tasked with ensuring  Internal Audit, Risk Management, Assurance, Quality Control and standardization of the functions of the company; as well as evolving and developing processes to ensure adherence to policy, prudent reporting requirements, cost management and internal controls. You will report to the Managing Director- EA.

Responsibilities

  • Development of Departmental policy, procedures and systems including documentation where necessary.
  • Ensure compliance with established internal control procedures by examining records, reports, operating practices, and documentation. 
  • Working in liaison with other Departments, offer technical support in revision of operations, accounting, procurement, and HR manuals in order to ensure adherence to company policy, statutory compliance and reporting requirements.
  • Work with Finance and ICT, Business development, Operations, Credit, HR and Administration departments in reviewing systems and establishing appropriate controls and procedures as pointed out by External Auditors Management Letter. 
  • Establish a process for controlling transactions and processes to ensure compliance with policy, statutory and reporting requirements.
  • Carry out regular and impromptu inspections of all processes, policies and procedures ensuring compliance with statutory requirements and best practice guidelines as may be prescribed from time to time by local and global organizations.
  • Regularly inspect company records and transactions and evolve scrutiny methodology that ensures compliance and sets standards to be adhered to for such from time to time. 
  • Follow-up on outstanding audit issues and conduct staff training on audit areas and programs geared towards raising level of compliance.
  • Bank-wide AML, KYC & CFT Responsibilities
    • Communicating and reinforcing the AML-CFT (Anti Money Laundering & Counter Financing of Terrorism) compliance culture established by the board. 
    • Implementing and enforcing the board-approved policies within the Department, Unit or Branch

Qualifications

  • 5 years of experience in an internal audit or external audit environment
  • Bachelor's degree in business or Finance with a CPA (K)/ ACCA qualification
  • CISA Certification would be an added advantage
  • Experience in operational risk management
  • You are highly entrepreneurial. You take the initiative to solve problems before they arise. You’ve started and/or contributed to projects you’re passionate about.
  • You are a great collaborator. You know that startups are a team sport. You listen to others, speak your mind, and ask the right questions.

Benefits of Joining

  • Mission-driven, fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment
  • Competitive salary and equity package
  • A collaborative and flat company culture
  • Fully-paid Premium Plan medical coverage (Inpatient, Outpatient, Optical, Dental)
  • Industry-leading personal time off
  • Generous child bonding leave policy
  • Annual professional development stipend
  • Discretionary trips to our offices across the globe, with global travel medical insurance (when it’s safe to travel!)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Team meals and social events (virtual for now!)

Branch International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The company does not and will not discriminate in employment on any basis prohibited by applicable law. We’re looking for more than just qualifications -- so if you’re unsure that you meet the criteria, please do not hesitate to apply!

 

We do not ask for any fees (refundable or non-refundable) at any stage of the job application and or recruitment process. We, therefore, appeal to job seekers not to respond to any such requests.

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