Internal Auditor/Risk Manager

Nigerian Red Cross Society

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The Nigerian Red Cross, as part of its strategic plan to position itself as Nigeria’s leading humanitarian and disaster management intervention organization, is currently recruiting highly professional and mission-focused individuals to fill the key position below in the organization.  

Successful candidates will be joining a visionary organization with an extensive network of local branches in every state and over 800,000 volunteers working closely with those in need of humanitarian assistance. 

 

Job Summary:

  • The Internal Auditor is responsible for ensuring an independent, objective assessment and assurance to improve operations and performance in NRCS.
  • The internal Auditor is responsible for investigating reports of suspected wrongdoing, examine operating information and the means used to identify, measure, classify, and report such information.
  • The internal auditor is faced with the task of reviewing the means for safeguarding assets; ascertain if results are consistent with management’s objectives and goals.
  • In addition, such person appraises the economy and efficiency with which resources are employed; and reviews the systems established to ensure compliance with policies, procedures, plans, laws, and regulations.

Responsibilities

  • Review the reliability and integrity of management, financial and operating information;
  • Review compliance with policies, regulations, procedures and laws’
  • Review the means of safeguarding the assets of the Nigerian Red Cross Society;
  • Appraise the economy and efficiency with which resources are employed;
  • Review operations or programs to determine whether results and outcomes are consistent with established objectives, and whether goals are being achieved;
  • Participate in the design of major internal controls systems; and
  • Provide advisory service to the board, as required or requested, on internal controls, risk management and audit issues

Internal Audit:

  • Identifies risk areas to determine the audit scope
  • Plans and perform operational, process and compliance audits
  • Evaluates operations and processes with special regard to efficiency and effectiveness
  • Reviews compliance with internal policies, procedures and external regulations
  • Reports audit findings to respective management and the Board
  • Monitors action plans and status reports
  • Performs special investigations as per request
  • Collaborates closely with all levels of management and employees
  • Promotes good business practices

Internal Control System:

  • Maintains and further improves the standardized group wide Internal Control System
  • Reviews and assesses the internal controls
  • Develops solutions in order to improve processes and/or systems
  • Provides guidance and training on relevant control processes
  • Assists management in the understanding and adaptation of internal control principles
  • Coordinates the cooperation with external auditors

Risk Management:

  • Plans, executes and monitors the overall risk management process
  • Ensures evaluation of identified risks considering criteria such as costs, legal requirements and environmental factors
  • Supports the organization in establishing scenario planning and business continuity plans
  • Develops and implements risk reporting

Note: The duties enunciated above are intended to describe the duties of the appointee expected to undertake the position. It is not a complete and exhaustive list as alterations or deletion of duties may occur from time to time in accordance with the Nigerian Red Cross Society.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a BA or BS/HND qualification in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration.
  • Chartered or member of a professional body is required
  • 3 years or more Audit Firm Experience is highly required
  • Experience working with NGO’s preferred
  • Proven previous experience in project management

Experience in:

  • Establishment and enforcement of sound internal controls
  • Excellent written and oral skills in English
  • Strong operational management ability; a clear focus on results – sets goals, plans, and prioritizes effectively, monitors quality and progress of work against plans

Work experience:

  • Minimum of 6 years work experience

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Summary

Company

Nigerian Red Cross Society

Job Level

Manager (Staff Supervisor/Head of Department)

Location

Abuja

Specialization

Banking / Finance / Insurance

Job Type

Full-Time

Minimum Qualification

Degree

Preferred Years of Experience

5 - 7 years