UAP Insurance Careers – Head of Internal Audit

Job
Title:   Head of Internal Audit
Organisation: UAP
Insurance
Reports to: Audit &
Governance Committee 
About US:
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Limited is a multi-national professional services network which seeks to
recruit for its valuable client, UAP Insurance Uganda Limited, a leading
provider of general, life and medical insurance which is in under the UAP
Holdings Limited, a pan-African Financial Services company. Their range of
services  and products have grown beyond
general insurance to include life assurance, fund management, property
investments and other related financial services such as insurance premium
financing, financial advisory and securities brokerage.
Job Summary:  The Head of Internal Audit will support UAP
Insurance by planning, coordinating and carrying out independent internal
audits and report on the same. The incumbent will conduct an independent
appraisal of the effectiveness of policies, procedures and audit standards to
ensure compliance and value for money.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Plan, execute and report on internal audit
assignments in accordance with the Standards for the Professional Practice of
Internal Auditing and Code of Ethics;
·        
Prepare and submit periodic internal audit update reports
to the Audit & Governance Committees summarizing results of audit
activities and emerging trends;
·        
Carry out post-audit follow-ups to determine the
extent of implementation of audit recommendations;
·        
Provide continuous assurance to management on
reliability of the company’s internal control processes through review of
exception reports and provision of timely feedback;
·        
Provide investigative and advisory services to
operations and business line management;
·        
Complete documentation of all audit assignments in
the Audit system (TeamMate) and utilize available computer aided audit tools
e.g. IDEA in conducting audits.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate should preferably hold a degree
in Business, Accounting, Statistics, Finance or related fields, a qualified
accountant (ACCA, CPA, CMA, CA or CFA)
·        
At least seven years of practical internal audit
experience in an insurance company or a financial institution, two of which
should have been spent at management level.
·        
Possess the ability to gather, analyse and evaluate
facts and prepare concise written reports;
·        
Ability to explain findings and to convince
management to implement audit recommendations;
·        
Ability to develop and maintain strong working
relationships at all levels of the organization;
·        
Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks;
·        
Self-drive and commitment to take initiatives,
address problems, find solutions and provide leadership to others with little
supervision.
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications
and updated curriculum vita in confidence to hr.s@ug.pwc.com
Deadline: Friday 4th September,
2015.

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