Principal Internal Auditor Job at Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Limited (UEDCL)

Title: Principal Internal Auditor

Board of Directors


Uganda Electricity
Distribution Company Limited (UEDCL) is a Limited liability company incorporated
in Uganda under the Companies act. UEDCL owns the 33KV and below voltage
Electricity distribution network and all the operational assets associated with
the business currently leased to Umeme Ltd. The company monitors Umeme Ltd
investment, generation and distribution of thermal power in the districts of
Moroto, Moyo, Adjumani and Kaiangala, Operates the pole plant at Lugogo and
executes some rural electrification schemes and projects on behalf of the
Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop
    the general internal audit plan based on a structure risk assessment of
    the organization’s activities in line with the Audit manual.
  • Coordinate
    the processes that ensure compliance with organization’s operational and
    accounting policies in line with the UEDCL strategy and standards for the
    Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (SPPIA),
  • Handle
    special requests by the Managing Director into various special financial
    and operational investigations in line with UEDCL policies and procedures.
  • Prepare
    a work methodology and conduct audit of Umeme asset investments in line
    with the Lease and Assignment agreement.
  • Conduct
    value for money audits and advise management how to efficiently,
    effectively and economically use the available scarce resources.
  • Design
    internal control check lists for all heads of sections to keep them
    abreast with adherence to controls and company policies as they execute
    their day to day activities.
  • Advice
    management on the formulation of risk management strategies and policies
    and all operations areas of the organization with a view of ensuring all
    management policies adequately mitigate the risks identified
  • Review
    office financial systems and report on compliance with the UEDCL Financial
    Policies and the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and practices.
  • Provide
    summaries of audit results and trends to management regularly and in
    subsequent audits determine that audit recommendations have been tracked
    and implemented by management.

Skills & Experience:

  • A
    Bachelors degree in commerce ( BCOM), Business Administration(BBA),
    Bachelor of Arts in Economics, BA ( ECON) or it’s equivalent from a
    recognized university. A Master of Business Administration degree or
    Master of Science degree in Finance or Accounting is an added advantage
  • Full
    accounting qualifications such as ACCA, CPA, CIMA or other internationally
    recognized accounting qualifications.
  • Post
    graduate qualification or Computer Systems Audit Certification would be an
    added advantage Membership to the Institute of Internal Auditors is an
    added advantage.
  • Experience
    of not less than 5 years in the Audit practice in a recognized
  • Excellent written communication skills and ability to work
    amidst tight deadlines.

to apply:

Please send an application
letter, CV, copies of academic / professional certificates and at least three
professional references in a sealed envelope to: The Head, Human Resources and
Administration, Uganda Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd, Plot 37, UEDCL TOWER,
P.O. Box 7390, Kampala, Uganda. For more details, visit our website:

28 January 2013

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