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Head, Internal Audit and Control at Alan & Grant

Head, Internal Audit and Control

  • Job Type Full Time
  • Qualification BA/BSc/HND , MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience 8 years
  • Location Lagos
  • Job Field Finance / Accounting / Audit&nbsp

Industry: Financial Services

Job Summary

  • The job holder will formulate and execute company control processes, and complete periodic revenue assurance checks inline with defined organization risk assessments.
  • Responsibilities include providing reasonable assurance on the effectiveness of the organization’s risk management and the strength of internal control.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead Internal Audit’s change initiative by implementing action plans related to risk assessment and annual planning, audit execution, audit reporting, staff recruiting and development, audit technology, and Audit Committee reporting
  • Lead Internal Audit’s annual planning process to develop the audit plan and ensure the plan is responsive to and aligned with the risk profile of the group and its subsidiaries
  • Oversee the execution of individual audits defined in the audit plan ensuring the highest level of service quality and business satisfaction
  • Issue all Internal Audit reports ensuring the reports are clear, concise, identify root causes with practical solutions, and ultimately provide value to management
  • Meet regularly with the Audit Committee to report the status of Internal Audit’s ongoing monitoring activities, educate/inform the committee of emerging risks and/or exposures (whether internal or external to the company) that should be considered, and serve as a “thought leader” with respect to internal control best practices
  • Proactively inform senior management of significant risks or exposures related to internal controls, compliance, and/or governance requiring prompt attention
  • Perform internal controls assessments of acquired companies or joint venture projects and lead efforts to mitigate identified control deficiencies
  • Manage the process to track, follow-up, and ultimately close all open audit issues leveraging the Audit Committee, if necessary
  • Actively participate in executive management meetings and/or committees to ensure that Internal Audit is well informed of key business developments that could have an impact on audit priorities and/or plans
  • Ensure that Internal Audit is performing its work in accordance with established professional standards and remain abreast of emerging trends and best practices that can be incorporated into the function
  • Oversee Internal Audit’s participation in critical business and technology initiatives and projects ensuring that audit’s perspective is effectively voiced and appropriate controls are designed and implemented on a proactive basis
  • Maintain audit technology platform leveraging support from the information systems group as needed
  • Coordinate the activities of external auditors including how best to leverage the work performed and results produced from Internal Audit’s work
  • Serve as the key point person on all regulatory exams and other third-party audits KPIs.

Requirements

  • Minimum of first degree in Accounting, Economics, Finance or similar role. MBA or Master’s degree will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 8 years’ cumulative work experience in a similar role in the financial servicing industry
  • Professional Membership: ICAN, ACCA, ACA is required
  • Excellent knowledge of generally accepted Auditing Standards
  • Good knowledge of accounting and finance principles and practices
  • Knowledge of a variety of reporting procedures, regulations and law
  • Effective communication and planning and time management
  • Critical thinking and analysis, tenacity, ethics and human relations skills
  • Technology Proficient (excel, word, Visio, ability to learn new software)

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Alan & Grant on alanandgrant.zohorecruit.com to apply