Job Summary

A head of internal control and audit role is currently available at one of the fastest-growing real estate development companies in Abuja. The head of internal control and audit is accountable for policing all the financial, operational, service and sales transactions in the organisation. The head of internal control and audit develops policies an

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

 Duties handled by the internal control and audit head are as  follows: 

  

  • Developing financial, service, business control and audit policies 
  • Controlling all financial payments and ensuring that they are made in  line with existing policies and regulations 
  • Reviewing existing business, service, accounting and financial  transactions
  • Reviewing all legal control policies 
  • Monitoring all supply chain activities, movement of raw materials,  equipment etc. and ensuring procedures are put in place to forestall  theft of equipment and goods
  • Ensuring the company has adequate physical and IT security  infrastructure in place to protect it from financial fraud, theft etc 
  • Ensuring the organisation complies with all governance and  regulatory statutes 
  • Undertaking spot checks on all the organisation’s site accounting and finance activities 
  • Carrying out regular audits on both head office and site transactions 
  •  Making recommendations on audit and control policies etc. 

Are you the right fit for the job? 

We are looking for a young dynamic audit and control professional, who can truly create and manage the audit and control strategy of the organisation. Typically, you would be the right fit for this job if you possess  the following: 


Technical Skills 

  • capacity to perform the full control and audit cycle in compliance  with all applicable policies and regulations in the organisation
  • Ability to design and manage the internal control and audit strategy  of the organisation 
  • Knowledge of controlling payments both at the head office and sites 
  • Capacity to review all transactions in the organisation and ensure  that they comply with policies and regulations 
  • Knowledge of reporting and presenting reports that reflect control  and audit results and documentation process
  • Capability to act as an objective source of independent advice to  ensure validity, legality and goal achievement
  • Skilful at identifying loopholes and recommending risk aversion  measures and cost savings
  • Adept at conducting follow-up audits to monitor management’s  interventions
  • knowledge of sector’s rules, regulations, best practices, tools,  techniques and performance standards 

  

Behavioural Skills 

  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Change leadership and managerial skills
  • Capacity to work in a fast-paced, high-growth entrepreneurial  environment
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Exceptional Communication Skills
  • The capacity to work under pressure 


Experience 

  • Between 5-7 years of experience as an internal control manager, deputy or assistant manager or senior consulting role in a minimum  10 billion Naira turnover company
  • Advanced computer skills on MS Office, accounting software and  databases 
  • Ability to manipulate large amounts of data and to compile detailed  reports
  • Proven knowledge of control and auditing standards and procedures,  laws, rules and regulations
  • High attention to detail and excellent analytical skills
  • Sound independent judgement


IT knowledge 

  • High proficiency in Excel/Google spreadsheets
  • Extensive knowledge of various digital collaborative tools
  • Knowledge of financial accounting, management finance and accounting software etc. 

Culture Fit 

  • The ability to work in a high-growth start-up 
  • Flexibility and innovation
  • Capacity to work with a diverse ethnoreligious team
  • Entrepreneurial skills
  • Flexible work hours 


Education 

Compulsory: 

  • BSC in finance and or accounts or in economics, mathematics,  statistics, the management or business studies (other degrees in social  sciences or humanities etc. are acceptable as long as the applicant has  ICAN or ACCA qualifications) 

The possession of these qualifications will be very beneficial to your  application: 

  • ICAN or ACCA qualifications
  • Master’s in finance, accounting, economics, statistics or mathematics 
  • Professional audit certifications  

Salary 

  • The salary is attractive with accompanying benefits.


Languages, location etc 

  • Fluency in English is compulsory
  • Must be willing to live and work fulltime in Abuja
  • The ideal candidate should not be more than 35 years old 
  • Familiarity with working in the real estate development,  construction, real estate finance and mortgage banking sectors is an  advantage but not compulsory 
  • Familiarity with working in Northern Nigeria and Abuja is an  advantage but not compulsory 

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