INNOVEX Auditors Positions held: Partner

IRVING MANNING is INNOVEX’s partner with more than ten years of experience in accounting, audit and consulting.  He holds an MSc. in Accounting and Finance from the University of Essex, UK, CPA (T) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Dar es Salaam.  He is a member of the National Board of Accountants and Auditors (NBAA), the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).  He started his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in 1998.  Between 1998 and 2004 Irving worked with PwC in Tanzania and later Ernst & Young where he gained an extensive experience in leading and delivering wide range of professional services focusing mainly in assurance, business risk services and financial reporting.  Assignments ranged amongst others in audit of financial services, consumer and industrial products entities, not-for-profit organisations and public sector entities.  Irving also has an in-depth experience in internal auditing.  He has several years of work experience with Standard Bank as the Head of Internal Audit in Tanzania and later in the role of Regional Audit Manager. As a Regional Audit Manager his role was to offer leadership to the internal audit teams in the East African countries.  His responsibilities also involved developing good working relationships with the respective country Audit Committee Chairpersons and offering guidance to the Audit Committees by keeping them informed of the emerging risks within the region and assisting country heads of audit in designing appropriate audit responses to address these risks.  Other roles as a Regional Audit Manager was to ensure that the audit plans of the individual countries cover relevant risks and processes include among others is a review of risk management processes in the respective entities in those countries.


Irving headed the internal audit function of the East African Development Bank (EADB) at its Head Office in Kampala, Uganda. EADB is a leading development finance institution with an overriding objective of promoting development in the Member States.


Irving’s recent assignment with INNOVEX involved in preparing Quality Assurance and Improvement Program (QAIP) Procedures Manual for Internal Auditor General of Tanzania.  This was followed by conducting presentations on QAIP to the Internal Auditors in public sector and introducing the same to the Councils Executives.