KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES (Duties)
∙ Leads the internal control programs of the Bank from design to implementation.
∙ Collaborates with Unit heads to ensure mitigating controls are implemented for identified internal audit observations or internal control deficiencies.
∙ Supports management in investigations related to allegations of misconduct, violations of code of conduct, conflicts of interest, theft and suspected fraudulent activities.
∙ Communicates to executive management any noted issues, risks, and business impact of controls deficiencies and track remediation to completion.
∙ Works closely with external auditors and third-party advisors to ensure the controls environment meets industry and reporting standards.
∙ Partners with the relevant stakeholders to create early warning systems for the identification and monitoring of control breakdowns, weaknesses, stress points, and other risks to the bank. ∙ Assesses the adequacy and extent of programs designed to safeguard the Bank’s assets.
∙ Act as a subject matter expert for control methodologies, best practices and emerging trends.
∙ Delivers adequate and timely reports on internal control framework and control deficiencies to ensure appropriate communication, documentation, escalation to business partners and Executive Management.
∙ Delivers adequate and timely action plans and monitors progress to address and resolve control deficiencies.
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum)
∙ Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related any discipline.
RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE (Minimum number of years)
∙ Ten (10) years' work experience with a minimum of 3 years in a managerial role.
∙ Minimum of 8 years Internal control experience.
∙ OTHER QUALIFICATIONS (Professional exams, member of relevant professional association etc..)
∙ MBA or Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business
∙ Any of the professional certifications such as ACA, CIA, CISA, CFE, ACCA or other acceptable certification is required.
∙ Advanced knowledge of GAAP, COSO, IIA and other professional standards.
REQUIRED SKILLS & COMPETENCIES (technical and soft skills)
∙ Proven ability to multi-task and meet aggressive targets.
∙ Proficiency level on the Bank’s core banking application.
∙ Proficiency level on various office automation solution- Microsoft excel, word, & power point.
∙ Strong collaborative style with an ability to build effective working relationships across functions.
∙ A working knowledge of applications and databases that encompass all business cycles (including key cycles of revenue and expenses).
∙ Expertise in developing and executing data mining and analysis involving Microsoft Excel or other software for financial and non-financial data.
∙ High ethical standards, unquestioned personal integrity, highly professional and credible with strong ethics and value.
∙ Analytical and critical thinking.
∙ Data Analysis (ACL, SQL), comprehensive understanding of the COSO/Internal Control Framework.
∙ Proficient IT control including review of ITGCs; System Integrity Reviews (including report and application control tests).
∙ Knowledge of the design and testing of system controls particularly in a digital lending environment.
∙ Experience in managing an automated control environment.