Internal Auditor job at Electricity Regulatory Authority

Electricity Regulatory Authority

Internal Auditor job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 11 March 2022

Hiring Organization: Electricity Regulatory Authority

Job Details:

The Electricity Regulatory Authority is a Statutory Body established in the year 2000, in accordance with the Electricity Act, 1999, (Chapter 145 of the Laws of Uganda) to regulate the Generation, Transmission, Distribution, Sale, Export and Import of Electrical Energy in Uganda.
ERA is mandated by the Electricity Act, 1999, to issue electricity Generation, Transmission, Distribution, Sale and Import Licenses, set License conditions and ensure compliance to License conditions by Licensees. ERA is also mandated to establish a tariff structure, approve rates of charges among other functions. ERA is committed to ensuring a sustainable Electricity Supply. To fulfil its mandate ERA seeks to engage the services of dedicated, competent, innovative and result‐oriented individuals for employment on contract basis for the posts below;
Job Title: Internal Auditor
No of Vacancy: 01
Terms: Initial Five (5) Year Contract. Subject to renewal, upon satisfactory performance
Reports to: Manager Internal Audit and Risk.
Job Purpose
To review, evaluate and contribute to the improved effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes and perform audit assignments in accordance with the Internal Audit Charter

Duties/Responsibilities, and Competences for the Job:
Understanding the business of the Regulator
• Develop a thorough understanding of the business of the Regulator, the relevant risks to achieving its operational goals and the related internal control activities.
• Understand the strategic risks to the organization’s control environment and Governance processes.

Governance, Risk Management and Internal Controls (GRC)
• Assess and make appropriate recommendations for improving the governance processes, risk management and internal control systems at ERA.
• Support the Internal Audit function in fostering an appropriate ethical climate within the organization.
• Support a culture of fraud risk awareness at all levels of the organization

Audit Engagement Planning
• Develop and draft engagement plans taking into account the objectives of the activity under audit, the key risks it faces, the controls responding to those risks, and any opportunities for improvement in performance.
• Ensure that every audit engagement has clear objectives, and the established audit scope is sufficient to achieve the objectives of the audit engagements.
• Determine the appropriate and sufficient resources to achieve engagement objectives based on an evaluation of the nature and complexity of each engagement, time constraints, and available resources.

Audit Engagement Execution
• Conduct audits on the audit universe of the Authority as informed by the risk based internal audit plan.
• Identify sufficient, reliable, relevant, and useful information to achieve the audit engagement’s identified objectives.
• Perform appropriate analysis, evaluation and documentation to obtain sufficient, reliable, relevant, and useful information to support the conclusions and engagement results.
• Analyse the financial, operational and management processes and system control effectiveness and efficiency with a view to improvement and propose value adding recommendations.
• Evaluate the adequacy of risk management and internal control framework in meeting the operational and control objectives of ERA.
• Assess and report on the conformity of operations and processes to applicable laws and current policies and international best practice.

Implementation Follow‐up
• Regularly follow‐up on engagement findings and Management’s implementation of recommendations adopted by the Authority Committee.
• Carry out post audit survey on every audit engagement to obtain feedback from auditees.

Audit Reporting
• Draft internal audit reports for the review in conformity with the requirements of ISPPIA (International Standards on the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing).
• Draft preliminary versions of other Audit Committee papers for the review if required.
• Submit the quarterly Internal Audit Reports to the Office of Internal Auditor General (IAG) within the required timelines.

Professional Development
• Take initiative in enhancing and retaining the skills and competences necessary to deliver on the mandate of the position.
• Take initiative in achieving the required Continuous Professional Development hours (CPDs) annually with the relevant professional bodies.

Academic Qualifications and Working Experience:
• An Honors degree in Commerce, Accounting, Business Administration, Risk Management or a related field. However, a full member of ICPAU, ACCA or an equivalent, IFAC recognized professional accountancy or any other related discipline is also suitable.
• Certification as an Internal Audit practitioner of the Institute of Internal Auditors is an added advantage but not mandatory.
• Risk management certification is an added advantage.
• CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) certification is an added advantage.
• Experience in using Teammate audit software is desirable
• At least three (03) years relevant working experience in auditing,
• Should be below 33 years of age.

Application procedure

If you believe you have the relevant qualifications and experience, please send your detailed Application and CV demonstrating possession of the relevant competencies, current position, names and addresses of three referees via email to;  not later than 5.00 pm. 11th March, 2022 quoting the position of interest in the subject line.
Applications should be addressed to:
The Executive Director, PILA Consultants Ltd.
N.B: Members of the Electricity Regulatory Authority or Staff of ERA shall not be accepted as referees. Canvassing or any attempt thereof will lead to immediate disqualification. ERA is an equal opportunity employer.

Date Posted: 2022-03-07




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