22 Sep 2017

Revenue Authority Jobs in Uganda : Supervisor Information Systems Audit

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The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) was established by the Uganda Revenue Authority Statute of 1991 and set up in September of the same year as a central body for assessment and collection of specified revenue, to administer and enforce the laws relating to such revenue and to provide for related matters. This statute incorporated all the laws that were in force then regarding tax collection. The new organization (URA) amalgamated the three tax administration departments that were responsible for all the taxes collected by the Central Government of Uganda.

Job Summary: The Supervisor Information Systems Audit will plan and coordinate audits on organizational systems and processes to evaluate the effectiveness of risk management governance and internal controls

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Conduct risk assessment of organizational processes and systems to identify auditable areas:

  • Collect and analyze data on organizational processes and systems to identify potential risky areas
  • Engage business owners to gain understanding of the business processes and systems and related risks
  • Conduct risk rating of organizational business processes to identify high, medium and low risk processes

Carry out audits on organizational processes and systems in order to evaluate internal controls, and offer advisory and consultancy services:

  • Research and collect information on organizational business processes to understand the processes
  • Organize client engagements to understand the business processes to be audited
  • Conduct analytical reviews and business process description to give direction to the development of the audit plan
  • Carry out risk analysis and develop an updated risk template
  • Draw an audit planning memo to highlight auditable risks, scope, objectives and tests
  • Set up the audit in the Pentana Audit Work System for commencement of the audit engagement
  • Organize planning meeting and present planning documents for review and approval by IAC management
  • Organize and attend entry meeting to introduce the audit the and brief the client on the objectives and scope of audit
  • Perform audit tests and make appropriate recommendations
  • Draft and submit audit report to the line manager for further administration
  • Organize clearance meetings to reconcile audit findings with clients
  • Attend audit exit meetings to support the presentation to senior management

Regularly monitor and follow up agreed audit actions with clients to confirm their implementation:

  • Provide feedback and update the status of audit actions to clients on the adequacy of responses to issues raised during the audit
  • Send reminders to clients on overdue audit actions for responses

Plan and manage the performance and development of staff under supervision so as to improve their productivity:

  • Plan and budget for resource requirements in the business Unit and monitor the usage to ensure efficiency
  • Develop and monitor a Business Unit Work plan and develop performance agreements with all the staff under supervision
  • Monitor staff performance and provide guidance and periodic feedback for performance improvement
  • Assess the training and development needs of staff under supervision and recommend appropriate interventions
  • Provide coaching and mentoring support to staff under supervision
  • Initiate and implement activities/programs intended to create and harness teamwork in the business Unit
  • Implement succession planning and any other staff related programs as introduced and approved in the organization
  • Create and maintain a working atmosphere that fosters creativity and innovation in the team

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicants for the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Supervisor Information Systems Audit jobs should hold Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science, Information Technology or Information Systems
  • Professional qualification in CISA or any other directly related field
  • Professional qualification in Auditing and/or Accounting (CIA, CPA, CRISC, CGEIT, CFE)
  • Professional qualification in IT Security (CISSP, CISM, CEH, MSCE
  • Qualification in Project Management
  • ACCA
  • At least three (3) years’ working experience in Auditing in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Significant broad IT experience, at least some of which has been in a Security role
  • Hands-on experience in Auditing Information systems in a big Organization
  • Previous experience in the application of IT/IS risk management, business process assurance and of various Tax Laws as well as Macro/Micro Economics
  • Knowledge of Information Security
  • Proficiency working with recognized IT Security related standards, Technologies, principles and practices (including ISO17799/27001)
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of security requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley, ISO Certifications and data privacy laws
  • Knowledge of the Internal Audit Manual and Charter
  • Knowledge of Audit tools such as PENTANA, CASEWARE, IDEA or others on the market.
  • Excellent communication, report writing and Presentation Skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and team working/building skills
  • Possess an impeccable record of integrity
  • Ability to lead and motivate a team of professionals
  • Possession of investigation skills
  • Ability to exercise flexibility and resilience under different working actions
  • Age: Between 28-38 years

How to Apply

All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join URA should apply online by visiting the website below. Please go to Careers link, Click Here, ‘CAREERS -> EXPERIENTIAL HIRING -> Login (If new, register, else continue)’ to view detailed job description of the roles and responsibilities and other required competencies. All applicants are required to scan and attach copies of the required academic documents only e.g. Transcript, O’ Level, A’ level, Degree certificates. Each attachment should not exceed a limit of 1 MB and ONLY Portable Document Format (pdf) are allowed.

Note: The list of shortlisted and successful candidates will be published on the URA website. Academic documents for the successful candidates will be vetted and background checks conducted before they are considered for appointment into the Authority. Any applicants found with forged academic documents will be charged in the courts of law.

Deadline: 17th October 2017 at 11:59pm

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