JOBS AT HIGHLANDS DRINKS LTD: Internal Control & Risk Officer

Internal Control & Risk Officer

Department: Finance

Reporting to: Head of Finance

Job Location: Nyeri

Key Objective:

  • To review all internal processes, procedures, systems and policies and make recommendations to optimize operational efficiency ensure the risk to the business is minimized with a view to delivering improvements by advising and coaching.
  • Develop and implement ant-fraud programs designed to detect, prevent and eliminate fraud.
  • Responsible for implementing, directing and overseeing the auditing and compliance programs.
  • Serves as liaison for all external audit and regulatory agencies.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop and update the company finance and operation’s policies and procedures in liaison with HODs and ensure their implementation and evaluate compliance and propose any modifications as needed.
  • Reviews and appraises the soundness, effectiveness, and proper application of standard operating procedures and controls and ensure compliance with policies and regulations.
  • Assesses the adequacy and extent of programs designed to safeguard organization assets.
  • Conduct risk assessment of all departments and develop a corporate and departmental risk registers
  • Plan, organize and carry out the internal controls function including the preparation of an audit manual and audit plan
  • Report risk management issues and internal controls deficiencies identified to the leadership team and provide recommendations for improving the organization’s operations.
  • Identify areas of strengths and weaknesses and ensure adoptions of the industry’s best practice
  • Review the responses to internal and external audit management letter queries to ensure that recommendations are implemented and ensure that all action items are resolved.
  • Evaluate information security and associated risk exposures and ensure the organization’s readiness in case of business interruption
  • Evaluate regulatory compliance program
  • Provides support to the company’s anti-fraud programs.

Experience and Attributes:

  • Educated to degree level in a business-related field or equivalent
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience in accounting, finance, auditing or Business Management in an FMCG in a manufacturing industry.
  • Experience in writing internal policies and procedures and process evaluation and documentation
  • A demonstrated knowledge of internal controls
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong analytical skills. Detail oriented and ability to work and interpret figures and other financial information.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to address issues and effect change
  • Ability to demonstrate a professional and objective perspective at all times
  • Capable of working under pressure in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Flexible and adaptable approach to shift patterns and hours of work, ability to work flexible hours from time to time
  • Excellent commercial and financial awareness
  • A ‘can-do’ attitude and resilient character with the ability to manage expectations
  • Ability to work independently


If you meet the required criteria, follow the link below for application

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