Senior Manager – Financial & Operational Audit Employment Opportunity – MTN Uganda Limited

Job Title:     Senior Manager – Financial & Operational Audit   

Organisation: MTN Uganda Limited

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: General Manager – Internal Audit & Forensic


About US:

MTN Uganda is a subsidiary of MTN Group, a multinational Telco operating in Africa and Middle East, with over 280milllion subscribers, making it the largest in Africa. MTN-Uganda is the leading telecommunications Company in Uganda, providing payphone, fixed lines, fax/data, internet and mobile services.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs advanced level and/or managerial professional internal auditing work including the following:
  • managing or conducting audit assignments;
  • providing consulting services to organizational management and staff;
  • managing the identification and evaluation of the organization’s risk areas
  • providing major input to the development of the annual audit plan and ensuring  efficient and effective execution of the audit plan and amend as and when necessary
  • Incorporate knowledge gained from consulting engagements into audit assignments and overall audit plan
  • managing challenges arising from prioritization of planned internal audits & other assigned projects
  • managing the performance of teams and team members
  • evaluating the quality of the audits performed and providing necessary feedback
  • conducting the necessary supervision and quality assurance procedures in accordance with MTN Uganda’s Internal Audit policies, procedures and methodology manuals
  • performing the necessary human resources tasks (i.e. developing job descriptions, interview and appointment, measure and monitor performance, train, coach, supervise and counsel subordinates)
  • skills transfer to internal auditors to ensure staff development, motivation and business continuity
  • measuring and evaluating the adequacy of controls by:
  • Developing an understanding across MTN about the adequacy and effectiveness of its control strategies, structures and systems
  • Contributing to improvements in the functioning across MTN of the risk management and controls systems
  • Monitoring the operation of identified controls and recommendations on an ongoing basis
  • Ensure the existence and ongoing adherence to the policies, procedures, methodologies and standards within the internal audit function
  • Provide regular feedback to line management on progress of work performed at their request
  • Continuously market the Internal Audit function across the organization by maintaining productive client, staff, and management relationships through individual contacts, regular meetings and road shows.
  • Assist in the preparation of  audit committee papers
  • Provide support to other assurance processes to ensure that the overall opinion incorporates the risks identified in the underlying processes
  • Foster a culture of risk awareness within the company
  • Provide input to the overall audit methodology and supporting processes to ensure compliance with the required standards of the Institute of Internal Auditors, MTN Group methodologies  and International Best Practice
  • To ensure that planned audits are carried out and any areas for improvement discussed and reported to senior and executive management
  • Perform complex, non-standard, ad-hoc tasks as requested by the GM; IA/FRM.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the MTN Uganda Senior Manager – Financial & Operational Audit job must hold a good university degree in business, engineering or mathematical courses or in a related field from a recognized institution
  • Certification as a CIA, CPA, ACCA or CISA.
  • Postgraduate degree in business administration, Auditing and Consultancy, or a related field will be an added advantage.
  • At least seven years of experience in an internal audit function within a telecom environment or 4 years in external audit specializing in business process assurance with a reputable audit firm. At least 4 years of managerial experience will be required.
  • Experience both GSM and None GSM  (Mobile Financial services) assurance services
  • Experience in use of CAATs specifically ACL exchange
  • Sound knowledge of risks & controls
  • Broad working knowledge of auditing techniques and standards
  • Strong experience in performing and leading business risk assessments as well as development and execution of audit plans.
  • Working with senior management and exposure to general telecom and or service industry operations


  • Internal audit,
  • Fraud management,
  • Business risk management,
  • Internal controls,
  • General management
  • Revenue assurance/protection


  • Mature person with the highest degree of integrity and honesty
  • Proven planning, organization and analytical skills,
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills in English

Skills/physical competencies: 

  • Skill in conducting quality control reviews of audit work products.
  • Skill in collecting and analyzing complex data, evaluating information and systems, and drawing logical conclusions.
  • Extensive skill in planning and project management, and in maintaining composure under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines.
  • Considerable skill in negotiating issues and resolving problems.
  • Skill in using a computer with word processing, spreadsheet and other business software to prepare reports, memos, summaries and analyses.
  • Considerable skill in effective verbal and written communications, including active listening skills and skill in presenting findings and recommendations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with co-workers, staff and external contacts, and to work effectively in a professional team environment.
  • Proven leadership and competence in managing effective teams amidst challenging audit assignments
  • Basic practical skills in IT auditing are critical.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including report writing
  • Project management skills
  • Negotiation & Leadership skills
  • Analytical + statistical skills
  • Facilitating and presentation skills
  • Planning skills
  • Ability to motivate and mentor

Behavioral qualities:

  • Confidentiality
  • Integrity, Friendly, Simplicity and Teamwork
  • Must follow MTN values: Integrity, Innovation, “Can-do”, Relationship and Leadership
  • Show Leadership by guiding subordinates, when interfacing with all stakeholders.
  • Show Integrity by being honest and also be at the fore front to enforce risk and forensic management to ensure best practice
  • Show Can do by demonstrating the ability to perform a task, that’s not been done before, to the end
  • Show relationships through establishing relations with people that one interacts with i.e. colleagues, MTN Group
  • Show Innovation through recommendations made on best practices
  • Ability to handle diversity and embrace change
  • Independent and diplomatic
  • Inquisitive with a unique eye for detail


NB: Please note that presentation of false academic documents and certification will lead to criminal prosecution. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Only successful candidates will be contacted.


Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


How to Apply:

All candidates who wish to join MTN Uganda Limited in this capacity should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 28th February 2024


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Date Posted 2024-02-22
Valid Through 2024-02-28
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization MTN Uganda Limited
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala , 0256, Uganda

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