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Internal Auditor job at Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC) Limited

About the Organization

Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC) Limited is a limited liability company solely owned by the Government of Uganda (GOU). It was established under Section 42 of the Petroleum (Exploration, Development, and Production) Act and Section 7 of the Petroleum (Refining, Conversion, Transmission and Midstream Storage) Act, both of 2013. It was incorporated under the Companies Act of 2012 as a limited liability company on June 12th, 2015.

Job Description

Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC) Limited was established under the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Act and the Petroleum (Refining, Conversion, Transmission and Midstream storage) Act, both of 2013 and incorporated under the Companies Act, 2012. It is a limited liability company wholly owned by the Government of Uganda.

The overall function of UNOC is to handle the State's commercial interests in the Oil and Gas industry and ensure that the resource is exploited in a sustainable manner.
UNOC now invites applications from persons interested to develop their career with a dynamic and results-oriented Company to occupy the following position.

Duties and Responsibilities

Audit Planning:

  • Develop and implement risk-based audit plans to assess the effectiveness of internal controls, financial reporting, and compliance with laws and regulations.

  • Identify key areas of risk and prioritize audits accordingly.

Conducting Audits:

  • Perform internal audits to evaluate the design and operational effectiveness of internal controls.

  • Examine financial records, accounting systems, and other business records.

  • Verify the accuracy and reliability of financial and operational information.

Data Analysis and Reporting:

  • Analyze audit findings to identify patterns, trends, and potential areas of risk.

  • Prepare detailed audit reports summarizing findings, risks, and recommendations for improvements.

  • Present audit results to management and stakeholders in a clear and concise manner.

Compliance and Regulatory Oversight:

  • Ensure compliance with internal policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements.

  • Monitor changes in laws and regulations and assess their impact on the organization’s operations.

  • Assist in the development and implementation of compliance programs.

Risk Management:

  • Evaluate the organization's risk management processes and provide recommendations for enhancement.

  • Assist in identifying potential risks and developing strategies to mitigate them.

  • Conduct follow-up audits to ensure that corrective actions have been implemented.

Internal Control Assessment:

  • Assess the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls in safeguarding assets and ensuring the accuracy of financial records.

  • Recommend improvements to internal controls and operational processes.

  • Support the implementation of new control measures and procedures.

Consultation and Advisory Services:

  • Provide advisory services to management on risk management, internal controls, and governance processes.

  • Assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures.

  • Collaborate with various departments to address audit findings and implement best practices.

Training and Development:

  • Conduct training sessions for staff on internal controls, risk management, and compliance issues.

  • Stay updated on industry trends, audit standards, and best practices.

  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement and ethical behavior within the organization.

IT Auditing:

  • Conduct audits of information systems to ensure data integrity, security, and compliance with IT policies.

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of IT controls and recommend improvements.

Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or a related field.

  • Advanced degrees (e.g., Master’s in Business Administration) or professional certifications (e.g., Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)) are highly desirable.


  • Several years of experience in auditing, accounting, or a related field.

  • Experience in internal auditing, risk management, or compliance within the industry relevant to the organization.

Technical Skills:

  • Strong understanding of accounting principles, financial reporting, and auditing standards.

  • Proficiency in using audit software and data analysis tools (e.g., ACL, IDEA).

  • Familiarity with enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and financial management software.

Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills:

  • Excellent analytical skills to assess complex financial and operational data.

  • Strong problem-solving skills to identify issues and develop effective solutions.

Attention to Detail:

  • High level of attention to detail to ensure accuracy and completeness in audit work.

  • Ability to detect discrepancies and inconsistencies in financial records and processes.

Communication Skills:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to present audit findings and recommendations clearly and persuasively to management and stakeholders.

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills to build relationships and collaborate with various departments.

  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with integrity and discretion.

Organizational and Time Management Skills:

  • Strong organizational skills to manage multiple audits and projects simultaneously.

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

Ethical Standards and Professionalism:

  • High ethical standards and a commitment to integrity and transparency.

  • Professional demeanor and a proactive approach to identifying and addressing issues.

Continuous Learning and Development:

  • Commitment to continuous professional development and staying updated on changes in laws, regulations, and audit practices.

  • Participation in relevant training and certification programs.

How to Apply

UNOC is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge any monies at any stage of the recruitment process.
Please forward any enquiries regarding this advert to

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