To provide leadership to the analysts in the validation of financial statements
To ensure improvement in the efficiency and effectiveness of internal operations of the organization.
To objectively review the Group’s and each of the SBU’s business processes
To evaluate the efficacy of risk management procedures that are currently in place
To protect against fraud and theft of the organization’s assets
To ensure that the organization is complying with relevant laws and statutes
To make recommendations on how to improve internal controls and governance processes
Manage the development and monitor execution of the Financial, Regulatory Compliance & Operational Audit Plans
Ensure team members possess the required skills to conduct financial audits
Ensure that audit procedure are strictly adhered to, including identifying and defining issues, developing criteria, reviewing and analysing evidence, and documentation of processes and procedures
Evaluate financial records and establish risk-based audit programs
Review and validate the financial & operational audit report prepared by the team
Make recommendations to enhance the internal control system
Perform and Manage ad hoc or special audit assignments, investigations as instructed by the Management
Ensure full utilization of Audit tools throughout the audit assignments
Oversee and manage the work of the financial and operational audit assistants
Communicate the results, findings and recommendations of audit projects via written reports and face-to-face presentations on a timely basis to the Board
Maintain all organizational and professional ethical standards and ensure internal audit activities are carried out in compliance with International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards) and IIA Code of Ethics
Ensure risk assessment is updated to reflect identified controls that will impact the residual risk score
Identify training needs of direct reports and recommend training courses/programs
Work with process owners to review management’s response to external audit management letter recommendations; monitor progress on plans to address them and perform follow-up
Contribute, as appropriate, to the year-end statutory financial audit for the Group and the subsidiary companies.
A first degree in Accounting or any related discipline
A master’s degree in Accounting is or MBA would be an added advantage.
Minimum of Associate Level Membership of any of the following professional bodies is a must: Certified Institute of Auditors (CIA), Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), and Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA).
- Minimum of 10 - 15 years Financial and Operational Audit work experience
- Minimum of 5 years experience with a top-tier Audit firm
- Experience across multiple industries/markets e.g. Manufacturing, Financial Institutions, Real Estate, etc.