Manager, controls assurance

Tropical General Investments (TGI) Group

Job Summary

An FCMG Company is recruiting to fill the position of a Manager, Controls Assurance.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 8 years

Job Description

Tropical General Investments (TGI) Group is an international investment and holding company with over three decades in building sustainable businesses in fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), agriculture, agro-allied, healthcare, chemicals, real estate and oil and gas in 12 countries including Nigeria, Ghana, Republic of Benin, Morocco, UAE, India, South Africa, China etc. with an over 9,000 multicultural workforce.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assisting HOD in the planning, coordination, execution, and reporting of audit
  • Carry out specific assignments as a team member and also take up team leadership role when assigned to do reviews of financial, system, transactional, operational, risk assessment
  • Review risk identification work, audit work is done, and help finalize the issues for discussion
  • Draft internal audit & Risk assessment reports for discussion and finalization with Process owner/HOD/BUH
  • Review of the process, transaction walkthroughs to perform basic risk assessment and prepare required documentation for risk matrix.
  • Prepare proper work papers as back up of work done in compliance with professional standards on Internal Audit & Risk management.
  • Discuss uncovered issues with process owners, department heads and draft communication for responses and prepare draft reports.
  • Obtain approvals from Controls Assurance department before finalizing and discussion with the process owner/functional manager.
  • Help review of the process, transaction walkthroughs to perform basic risk assessment and prepare required documentation for risk matrix.
  • Review compliance with Company policies and procedures in Financial, Operational & Compliance areas as per the Audit Plan
  • Review audit reports prepared by juniors for quality and sustainability
  • Conduct audits as per the direction of Head of Internal Audit and support in finalization of the audit report. This involves identification of issues, discussion with process owners, escalation wherever necessary, the root cause of deficiencies and highlighting unmitigated open risks and suggesting recommendations after partnering with process owners
  • Report on probable avenues for revenue leakage/loss from audits conducted.
  • Assess the reliability and integrity of financial and other operating controls.
  • Supporting Head of Internal Audit in audit planning and reporting
  • Reviewing adherence to the audit plan in a timely manner. Ensuring prompt follow-up and sustainable closure of audit issues
  • Supporting in Fraud Investigation as per the direction of Head of Internal Audit
  • As directed by the HOD assessment of accountability for the Company’s assets to safeguard against loss.
  • As assigned review accuracy and integrity of and security over data and information
  • As assigned, assess the reliability and integrity of financial and other operating controls.
  • Recommend improvements in internal controls, arising from the specific reviews above.
  • Ensure proper conduct of assigned audits within the approved scope and any other, as may be further delegated.
  • Managing team of subordinates.
  • Recommend in-process internal checks (procedure & system based) where relevant.
  • Recommend improvements in internal controls, arising from the specific reviews above.
  • Conduct risk-based process reviews – P2P, O2C, Treasury, Inventory Management, Fixed Assets, Project Management, etc.

Requirements

  • Relevant experience as Manager in Audit/ Control Assurance/ Risk Management, of which 4 years must be in a managerial capacity
  • Experience in an international audit firm (Big 4 preferred) or MNC
  • Experience working with Senior Management
  • Experience in Agri industry is a plus
  • SAP working knowledge
  • Understanding of Internal Controls and having experience in Internal Control framework implementation and reporting

Skills

  • Functional expertise
  • Team spirit
  • Interpersonal skills & team management
  • Problem-solving
  • Communication
  • Stress management
  • Computer literacy and IT skills

Education

  • Bachelors’ degree in a relevant field, second class upper
  • Chartered Accountant
  • A relevant master’s degree is a plus

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