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Mbarara, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

October 2, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Founded in 2002 by Ankole Diocese of the Province of the Anglican Church of Uganda, Bishop Stuart University (BSU) is a private, not-for-profit University, chartered in 2014 and located in Western Uganda 31/2 km from Mbarara City Headquarters. The University is one of the best and fastest growing universities in Uganda ranked 10th by Webometrics (Ranking Web of Universities) – [July 2020 Edition]

Job Title

Internal Auditor Job at Bishop Stuart University (BSU)

Job Description

Your main purpose is to ensure that BSU has accurate accounting throughout the year. He/She must ensure that other accounting teams follow proper procedures and that all accounts are updated and accurate.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Performing the full audit cycle including risk management and control management over operations’ effectiveness, financial reliability and compliance with all applicable directives and regulations

  2. Perform and control the full audit cycle including risk management and control management over operations’ effectiveness, financial reliability and compliance with all applicable directives and regulations.

  3. Determine internal audit scope and develop annual plans

  4. Obtain, analyse and evaluate accounting documentation, previous reports, data, etc

  5. Prepare and present reports that reflect the audit’s results and document the process

  6. Act as an objective source of independent advice to ensure validity, legality and goal achievement

  7. Identify loopholes and recommend risk aversion measures and cost savings

  8. Maintain open communication with management and the audit committee

  9. Document process and prepare audit findings memorandum

  10. Conduct follow up audits to monitor management’s interventions

  11. Engage in continuous knowledge development regarding Bishop Stuart University’s rules, regulations, best practices, tools, techniques and performance standards.

  12. Perform any other duties that may be assigned to you by your immediate supervisor.

Qualifications and Competencies

Requirements/Job Specifications.  

  • Master’s degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, or any other relevant field preferably an Auditing option.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Finance or any other relevant degree (Accounting/ Auditing Option) from a recognized Institution.

  • Must be a Certified Public Accountant with full CPA/ACCA/CIA and a member of a recognized accounting body.

  • Computer knowledge and skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and the Internet are mandatory.

  • Working experience of at least Six (6) years in financial management from a reputable organization.

  • Fluency in English and ability to communicate both orally and in writing.

  • Able and willing to work under pressure to improve the overall performance of the projects.


Personal Competence Skill

  • Paying attention to detail and a result-oriented person. Internal auditors need to have a keen eye for detail and be able to spot discrepancies and anomalies in financial records and other documents

  • Excellent oral communication skills in order to work effectively with colleagues from all parts of the organization.

  • Developing the ability to handle the stresses that come along the job.

  • Must have high levels of integrity skills.

  • Time management skills to work on several different documents in a stipulated timeframe.

  • Teamwork skills and patience.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should attach the following:
i. Curriculum Vitae
ii. Two recommendation letters from persons familiar with the applicant’s work and one from your church Priest.
iii. Copies of relevant Academic Transcripts and Certificates
iv. Three referees with physical /Telephone contact addresses

Baptism card, copy of National ID and marriage certificate where applicable

NOTE: Submit five (5) Copies of the application

Please: Apply to the address below not later than 14 days from the date of this advert to the:

University Secretary
Bishop Stuart University
P.O. Box 9, Mbarara

OR Hand deliver the Application to Bishop Stuart University in the University Secretary’s Office. Only the short-listed candidates shall be contacted.

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