Manager, Internal Audit – Habesha Cement S.C

Accounting and Finance

Habesha Cement S.C

Habesha share company is registered as a cement producer in Ethiopia. The company has a cement plant in operational since its inauguration in mid-January 2017. Currently, the plant has a capacity of producing 3,000 tons of clinker which translates to 1.2 million tons of cement per year at full operation.


To be a leading building materials manufacturer and employer of first choice in Ethiopia, focusing on sustainable development and exceeding stakeholders’ expectations.



To meet expectations of shareholders and achieve highest returns on capital employed. − Our people are our most important assets. We seek the attraction, development, and retention of talents. − We are a customers’ centric organization providing superior solutions for their needs. − We aim at becoming a reference for best practices by applying international standards. − We strive to meet international environmental standards and protect our surroundings. − We actively contribute to the development of our neighboring communities.

Job Description

Purpose of the Job:

To ensure the overall company’s operations are in line with the company’s policies and procedures by examining the adequacy of risk management, internal control and governance system of the company.


Main duties and responsibilities:

·   Design and update Audit Policy and ensure implementation.

·   Oversee the conduct of internal transactional audit and quality control in adherence with defined standards.

·   Ensures that comments of external auditors are addressed by concerned departments and service units Plan reviews/audits informed by risk assessment.

·   Ensure the performance of audit procedures to verify that controls are operating through testing and interviewing techniques. 

·   Inspect transactions and related documents and verify accuracy and legitimacy.

·   Perform analysis and conclude on effectiveness and efficiency of control system.

·   Identify control gaps and opportunities for improvement.

·   Oversee the documentation of results of audit work in accordance with applicable audit standards.

·   Prepare and present timely audit reports for relevant stakeholders.

·   Provide advice on internal control and participate in enhancing internal audit standards and practices.

·   Evaluate the adequacy and quality of internal controls (systems, practice, processes) and recommend improvements.

·   Provide direction to investigate and resolve any identified issues.

·   Follow up and ensure the implementation of audit recommendations.

·   Check the periodic reports on rectification status of audit findings.

·   Ensure that causes of recurring irregularities have been identified and assist in provision of appropriate remedial actions by carrying out analysis of findings.

·   Oversee the preparation of periodic summary reports.


Generic Duties of the Position:

·   Develop and implement the Division’s plans and objectives.

·   Develop, approve and monitor the Division’s budgets.

·   Identify human resources requirements of the Division and develop plan for meeting the requirements.

·   Develop, implement and review relevant divisional policies and procedures.

·   Review, approve and submit Divisional reports to relevant organs.

·   Support the development of subordinates through periodic performance evaluations, coaching, mentoring, ongoing performance dialogue and feedback.

·   Manage disciplinary concerns of the Division’s staff.

·   Represent the Division in internal and external relationships.

·   Participate in group decision making process by forming part of different groups/committees. 

Job Requirements

Qualification and Experience:

·   Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Management, Banking and Finance or related fields with six (6) years of demonstrated experience out of which three (3) years in a managerial position


Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Management, Banking and Finance or related fields with eight (8) years of demonstrated experience of which four (4) years in a managerial position.



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