Internal Auditor

KOKO Networks

KOKO Networks

Nairobi, Kenya
Posted on Friday, March 10, 2023
About KOKO Networks
KOKO Networks is a venture-backed climate-tech company with 1,700+ employees across East Africa, India, and the United Kingdom. Our mission is to imagine and deliver technology that improves life in the world’s fastest growing cities. We offer a fast-paced and highly collaborative work environment with significant opportunities for professional growth. Our core lines of business currently include: (1) KOKO Fuel, an ultra-clean liquid bioethanol cooking fuel solution delivered via a network of smart fuel ATMs and leveraging existing downstream liquid fuels infrastructure; (2) KOKO Climate, which retails the emissions reductions that occur from switching households from deforestation-based charcoal to KOKO Fuel; and (3) KOKO Retail, a tech-enabled, direct-to-consumer, instant fulfillment retail platform operated in partnership with neighborhood retailers. In 2021, KOKO was selected as the world’s leading emerging markets climate technology solution by FT/IFC.
As the first Internal Auditor at KOKO Kenya, you will be the lead of the department, responsible for building the function and establishing best practices for all Internal Audit items in Kenya across all core lines of business. This comes during a period of significant growth for the company’s operations. the ideal candidate should be a highly experienced and diligent auditor that is highly curious about business operations and able to review them independently through strong communications and good observational awareness.

What you will do

  • You will oversee the preparation and execution of the audit projects to investigate areas of the business, as requested by and directed by the Audit Committee and Senior Management.
  • Each project will involve 1-3 weeks of discovery, providing an accurate pulse check for that area of the business.
  • Each project will culminate in an audit report for the Audit Committee that will also be used operationally.
  • You will conduct follow up audits to monitor management’s interventions.
  • You will deliver information that is focused on identifying and reducing risks as well as celebrating best practices, and identifying changes that will bring value to the business.
  • Areas of focus will be diverse across all aspects of the business, Operations, Sales, Finance among others.
  • In-depth understanding of business and processes to identify key process risks and related internal controls.
  • Promote knowledge management and shared learning to inform continuous improvement of internal controls.

What you will bring

  • Hands-on experience as an internal or external auditor, preferably at a major audit firm in Kenya.
  • BSc/BA level education in any subject
  • Holds a professional certificate (ACCA/CPA/CFA)
  • 5-8 years of proven work experience in audit-related positions.
  • Strong overall business acumen, along with the ability to align governance, risk and control needs with the realities of the work environment.
  • Proficient with respect to trends in Internal Auditing.
  • Ability to work independently in the planning, management and implementation of projects.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication.
  • Advanced computer skills on MS Office, accounting software's and database knowledge.
  • Flawless written and spoken English, plus Kiswahili.
  • Legal right to work in Kenya.
KOKO is committed to gender and racial diversity in the workplace. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply!