PEAS UK Jobs – Internal Auditor

Job Title: Internal
Organization: Promoting
Equality in African Schools (PEAS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Audit &
Risk Manager
About PEAS:
PEAS is a fast growing UK-based
charity ( with a mission to ‘unlock the potential of Africa by
delivering equal access to affordable, quality secondary education’. We
currently have a network of 22 schools across Uganda and Zambia, educating
around 8,000 students. The role will be based in our Ugandan office and work
closely within across the all Programme and Operations Departments.
At PEAS we are passionate about
providing quality education and we are building our network of schools to be
one of the best in Uganda. You can be part of our journey in improving the life
chances of the next generation of children from low-income families by
obtaining access to a good education through the PEAS network.
Job Summary:  The Internal Auditor will be responsible for
financial, operational and compliance audits at PEAS Uganda and its network of
schools. The Internal Auditor will be responsible for financial, operational and
compliance audits at PEAS Uganda and its network of schools across the country.
You will be part of team delivering high quality assurance and being exposed to
a high stand of work ethics. This is an exciting and excellent opportunity that
joins the PEAS Audit and Risk team.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
in monitoring the business function of PEAS and reporting all material finding
and preparing appropriate recommendations for corrective actions. This is
achieved by reviewing the system of internal controls in order to determine
whether they are adequate and to ensure the following:
are properly safeguarded and utilised effectively and efficiently
transactions are properly recorded, summarized and reported
PEAS and
its network of schools are adhering to all laws and regulations
2. The Internal Auditor is also
responsible for:
the Audit & Risk Manager of internal control weaknesses
 Making audit recommendations to correct these
weaknesses and discussing both the problems and the solutions with the
 Maintaining all financial
records/documentation for all audits and reviews performed
data obtained for evidence of deficiencies in controls, duplication of effort,
extravagance, fraud or lack of compliance with managements policies
3. Protect confidentiality of
records and information gained as part of exercising professional duties and
use discretion in sharing such information within legal confines.
4. Avoid the appearance of
conflict, all requirements of the Professional Ethics regarding conflicts of
interest in employment, purchasing, and other decisions, including solicitation
and acceptance of gifts and favours, and submit in a timely fashion the
required annual disclosure statement regarding employment and financial
5. Perform any other duties and
responsibilities as required alternatives as the supervisor may find
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should be possess a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or
    related field. Professional certifications such as CPA and CIA are
    preferred with a minimum of level
  • Familiarity
    with IIA Standards and the IIA Code of Ethics.
  • At
    least two (2) years auditing and financial reporting/compliance with IFRS
  • Experience
    in budget and financial management
  • Excellent
    interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Very
    strong computer skills in financial software and Excel, Word, PowerPoint,
    and Outlook
  • Well
    organised, analytical and pays attention to detail
  •  Communicates effectively in English both
    orally and in writing.
  •  Ability to organize work effectively,
    conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment
    based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities
  •  Flexibility, initiative and
  •  Ability to work under pressure and manage
    multiple deadlines
  •  Ability to develop positive professional
    relationships with a range of people
  •  A commitment to the PEAS values
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates
should send their applications with a cover letter (paying particular attention
to the Person Specification), curriculum vitae, a brief writing sample
(unedited by others), and contact information for two professional references
The Human Resource Manager.
PEAS Uganda
P.O. Box 23308, Kampala
Plot 2881, Block 216, Ntinda
Mumbejja Road. Opposite Ndere
Kampala. Uganda
Or send your application
via Email:,
For further details on
vacancies at PEAS visit our website:
Only complete applications will be reviewed, and only qualified candidates will
be shortlisted and contacted by email.
PEAS is an equal opportunity
employer that does not discriminate in its recruitment practices and, in order
to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant
pool. ‘PEAS has a strict child protection policy. All staff are expected to
abide by this.’
Deadline: 2nd October 2013 at 17.00 (5pm GMT)

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