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MIDLANDS STATE UNIVERSITY

STAFF VACANCY

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons for the following posts:

INTERNAL AUDIT SECTION 

POST A: INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY INTERNAL AUDITOR 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE 

  • Degree in Information Technology/Computer Science;
  • Membership to a professional Information Systems body such as ISACA
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) IS an added advantage
  • At least 3 years work experience in IT or audit related environment;

KEY COMPETENCIES 

  • Proven teamwork and problem-solving abilities;
  • Strong ability to work on multiple tasks or assignments;
  • Possess excellent communication skills;
  • Possess strong organizational skills;
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision;
  • Possess a high level of professionalism, integrity, and truthfulness in all dealings;
  • Possession of sound independent judgment;
  • Knowledge of auditing standards, procedures, laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Possess advanced skills in computer applications like Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other accounting software;
  • Strong ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds;

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

The incumbent will report to the Senior Information and Technology Internal Auditor and the Chief Internal Auditor and will be responsible for:

  • Assisting the Senior IT Internal Auditor in carrying out full audits of University IT systems; including assessing risk and evaluating the adequacy of risk management steps to forestall fraud;
  • Identifying the weaknesses in a system network and creates an action plan to prevent security breaches in the technology;
  • Examining internal IT controls; evaluates the design and operational effectiveness;
  • Determining exposure to risk and develops remediation strategies;
  • Troubleshooting security and network problems;
  • Responding to all system and or network security breaches; 
  • Conducting efficient and effective IT audit procedures;
  • Communicating complex technical issues in simplified terms to the relevant staff;
  • Performing regular audit testing and provides recommendations;
  • Reviewing, evaluates and tests application controls;
  • Providing recommendations and guidance on identified security and control risks;   
  • Developing a strong understanding of business and system processes;
  • Providing project assurance during the lifestyle of IT projects;
  • Working harmoniously with external auditors as requested by the organisation; 

POST B: ASSISTANT INTERNAL AUDITOR

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • HND Accounting/Degree in Auditing/Accounting/Taxation/Business Studies
  • At least 4 years proven Auditing/Accounting Experience
  • Appreciation of computers especially Excel and Word programs 

KEY COMPETENCIES 

  •   Proven teamwork and problem-solving abilities;
  • Strong ability to work on multiple tasks or assignments;
  • Possess excellent communication skills;
  •   Possess strong organizational skills;
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision;
  • Possession of sound independent judgment;
  • Knowledge of auditing standards, procedures, laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Possess advanced skills in computer applications like Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other accounting software;
  • Strong ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds;
  • Knowledge of PASTEL or SAGE Evolution accounting package;
  • Experience in a University set up is an added advantage

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

The incumbent will report to the Senior Internal Auditor and the Chief Internal Auditor and will be responsible for:

  • Preparing of audit program, engagement letter & actual audit activity.
  • Advising on internal controls. 
  • Carrying out Risk Based Audits as per Risk Based Internal Audit Plan.
  • Carrying out spot checks on regular basis on cash & stock items.
  • Maintaining all files (Audit reports, audit papers & correspondences) for ease review.
  • Carrying out spot checks on the utilization of resources by departments.
  • Verifying records and financial statements.
  • Reviewing accounting records and financial data to check for accuracy.
  • Ensuring compliance with company policies and procedures.
  • Any other duties assigned by the Internal Auditor.

*NB:    Midlands State University is an equal opportunities employer. In the interest of promoting gender parity, female candidates are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATIONS

Applicants must submit copies of applications with the following: application letter, certified certificates and curriculum vitae giving full details of names, place and date of birth, experience, present salary, date of availability, contact telephone number (s) and names and email addresses of three referees to: 

The Deputy Registrar (Human Resource)

Midlands State University 

vacancies@staff.msu.ac.zw

Application documents must be in a single scan pdf format.  

The closing date for this advert is 09 February 2024. 

Applicants should clearly state the post being applied for in the subject line.  

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be communicated to.

To apply for this job email your details to vacancies@staff.msu.ac.zw