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Chief Manager – Information Systems at Kenya Revenue Authority

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The job holder is responsible for providing independent and objective assurance on the effectiveness of the Authority’s Information System security, project development and reviewing information systems fraud to ensure technology in place and system controls are adequate to meet business objectives and customer needs.

Key Responsibilities / Duties / Tasks

Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Provide thought leadership in the development and implementation of internal audit strategies, policies and procedures to achieve Business strategic objectives in the Information Systems division
  • Development and execution of a comprehensive Annual Audit Work Plans (AAWPs) for IS, Continuous audits and project management units based upon risk assessment, management’s goals and objectives, and the requirements of the Board Audit Committee
  • Provide professional audit work as the Chief Manager in overseeing reviews of assigned organizational activities in accordance with the Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Audit as set forth by the IIA, and department standards
  • Reviews of Information System (IS) and related security audits
  • Reviews of fraud & forensic audits and data analytics within the department.
  • Reviews ofproject management audits (IT & Non IT)b including pre and post implementation reviews, Enterprise architecture and the Authority’s automation strategy.
  • Prepares under minimal supervision audit reports on IS, Fraud & forensics and project management to provide assurance to management and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors with an objective assessment of systems, processes and operations, and management’s planned corrective actions
  • Review adequacy and effectiveness of the Authority’s fraud policies and risk assessment
  • Review adequacy and effectiveness of the Authority’s data analytics strategy.
  • Identify skills gaps within the division including completing performance appraisals, personal development, succession plans, mentor and coach staff and on time in accordance with the established performance management system
  • Develop accountability structures and monitor the performance indicators for Information Systems division
  • Provide advisory/consultancy support across the Authority
  • Carry out ad hoc special assignments and investigations
  • Keep abreast with legislative issues and new audit regulations/trends

Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

  • Manages staff within the Information Systems division with regards to task allocation and supervision
  • Review application of audit procedures and methodology and general accepted auditing standards to reviews to ensure adequacy of internal controls, compliance with policies, procedures and professional best practices.
  • Provide work instructions and assist employees in the IS, Fraud & forensics and projects units with difficult and/or unusual assignments, encourage innovation, achievement of goals and foster team work through resolution of problems and mediates conflicts during operations
  • Ensure adherence to the Audit management system (Teammate) in management of projects.
  • Prepare the budget for the division and monitor implementation
  • Review scope of audits, allocation of resources, deadlines and terms of reference for each review for respective units within the Information Systems division.
  • Assist in the development of the departmental risk register.
  • Act as a primary client liaison with OAG on Information Systems division audit queries.

Job Dimensions:

Financial Responsibility:

  • Development of Information Systems Division Budgets.
  • Approval of Information Systems division eexpenditures.
  • Responsibility for Physical Assets
  • Responsible for physical assets assigned by the institution.
  • Provides oversight for the physical assets assigned to the division.

Decision Making:

  • Makes strategic, operational and financial decisions.
  • Plan the work of subordinates.
  • Assign work to subordinates.
  • Monitor subordinates work performance.
  • Appraise/evaluate subordinates performance.

Working Conditions:

  • Works predominantly within the office.

Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills).

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in  Information Technology, Computer Science, Business Information Technology,  Mathematics and Computers or business related degree.

Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

  • Certification as a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Membership of ISACA or IIA

Previous relevant work experience required.

  • A minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in an audit environment that provides exposure to sophisticated information systems audit techniques, fraud & forensics, project management and three (3) years as a Manager.
  • Understanding of concepts related to information systems, fraud & forensics, data analytics, project management audits.
  • Knowledge of Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology, project management and fraud and forensic frameworks, Accepted Auditing Standards, Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.

Need to know: 


  • Strategic leadership
  • Data analytical skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Technology savvy
  • High level of integrity.
  • Ability to understand business processes and good awareness of functional relationships of Departments within the Authority.
  • Ability to apply audit standards through practical application.
  • Understanding and ability to apply risk and control concepts.
  • Management and supervisory skills.
  • Planning and organizational skills.
  • Problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent relationship management skills.

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Closing Date : 28 July, 2020

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