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CHIEF INTERNAL AUDITOR at Midlands State University, Jobs Zimbabwe

Location : Gweru

Closing Date : 10 March 2023

Midlands State University


Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill the following post which has arisen with the Midlands State University.


The incumbent will have a dual reporting structure; to the Vice Chancellor and to the Audit Committee. The Chief Internal Auditor is responsible for monitoring and verifying the adequacy, effectiveness and correct operation of the internal audit system of the University.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Auditing/Accounting Honors or equivalent
  • Possess either full CA, CIMA, CIS, ACCA, CIA CPA or equivalent
  • Must be a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, Public Accountants and Auditors Board or any other equivalent professional bodies
  • A Post graduate degree in Accounting/Auditing or MBA will be an added advantage
  • Seven years’ post qualification auditing experience of which at least three were at a senior level.
  • Knowledge of computerized accounting packages/systems is a must.


  • Have excellent communication and report writing skills
  • Must be highly computer literate with a deep understanding of internal controls and accounting systems.
  • Have sound leadership and managerial skills
  • Knowledge of regulatory and legal framework that govern the operation of departments
  • Strong analytical and evaluation skills


  • Managing the overall internal audit function of the University;
  • Planning and preparing periodic audit programmes in accordance with prescribed audit/accounting standards;
  • Providing internal audit services to the University through auditing of finances, operations and assets;
  • Ensuring compliance with standard operational procedures, laws and regulations governing University operations;
  • Designing, executing and reviewing the annual internal audit plan;
  • Evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of internal controls in safeguarding of the University assets;
  • Advising the University on internal controls, governance and risk management issues;
  • Developing quarterly and annual internal audit plans, programme design and reports;
  • Carrying out special audits to facilitate investigations as and when required;
  • Preparing of internal audit reports;
  • Presenting audit findings to Management and the Audit Committee and following up on the implementation status of audit recommendations;
  • Ensuring effective utilization of University resources;
  • Assists in planning for external audit assignments;
  • Supervising subordinates and developing relevant skills training programmes to ensure that the
  • internal audit function has adequate expertise and resources to fulfill its responsibilities
  • Providing Secretarial services to the Audit Committee


Medical Aid, Leave and Pension Benefits are offered. More details including salary, benefits and other conditions of service will be communicated to successful candidates.


Applications will be treated in strictest confidence. Applicants must submit an electronic application in a single pdf file which should include copies of Birth, ID and Academic Certificates and an updated Curriculum Vitae giving full personal particulars including full names, place and date of birth, qualifications, experience, present salary, date of availability, contact details, names and email addresses of three (3) contactable referees.

The Deputy Registrar Human Resource

Midlands State University

P Bag 9055


For the electronic version, please send to vacancies@staff.msu.ac.zw

The closing date for receipt of applications is 10 March 2023.

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


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