SUMMARY OF THE JOB
The primary responsibility of the Internal Control Senior (Region) Lead is to: - Carry out an independent appraisal of the effectiveness of the policies, procedures and standards by which the countryâs financial, physical and information resources are managed in respect of Industrial and Logistics Functions.
MAIN ACTIVITIES / RESPONSIBILITIES
Industrial & GeneralSupporting the Internal control and Audit management in the planning and preparation of the assignment. Ensure key internal controls are defined, implemented, documented, assessed and monitored in front of material risks; Contributes to the design and recommendation of new policies and procedures to strengthen existing controls Performing audit and verification procedures, and maintaining internal control and audit Working Papers and document repository. Preparing and contributing to the group and audit committee report on policies, programs and activities of the business for presentation. Monitor managementâs responses and implementation of internal control requirements. Supporting Internal audit management during the reporting phase (eg. report writing, stakeholder debrief) Supporting internal control and audit management during the action plan follow-up phase (e.g. conducting desk or on-site verifications) for closure. Report on the value for money that the company obtains in all its activities with special regards to economy, efficiency and effectiveness. Perform reviews on task requested by plant management, audit committee, etc via the internal control manager independently and objectively in accordance to the internal control function. Provide opinion on the internal controls within the geographical area of operation. Perform special investigation of cases in a professional manner when called upon. Perform routine control testing of all business processes in the geographical area of responsibility for effectiveness
Logistics ÂReview the design, implementation and testing of all scheduling and dispatch processes and controls including inbound transfers specific to Logistics related processes within the Plant; Evaluate the activities of the Logistics Safety Function in the plant in relation to the established laid down policies, procedures and operating effectiveness of relevant controls Monitor the review of Logistics Operations and Transport Management within the plant for control adequacy and implementation. Review the Depot activities, stock position and other handling related costs within the area of coverage
IndustrialPlant Related Activities covering - (Maintenance and Inventory management, Quarry operations, clinker production, cement grinding and Packing operations), ReadyMix Plants within the region Mortar Operations (specific to the region)
LogisticsPlant Logistics Operations All Depot locations within area of coverage Logistics Safety Functions in the plant of coverage
JOB DIMENSIONSList of direct reports: None Key interfaces, stakeholders and relationships: The incumbent interacts regularly with all cadres of staff and external parties to the Organisation including: Plant Manager Plant Controllers Regional Logistics Managers Country Internal Control Lead May also interactÂ on need basis with the external public including suppliers and other external stakeholders.
KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (KPIs)Internal Control Maturity Matrix Positioning Control Design Assessments Policy Landscape architecture Internal Control Plan Execution Rate Segregation of Duties conflicts resolution GIA & External Auditorsâ assessment of internal control systems
Level of education/qualifications normally required:Relevant Bachelorâs degree from an accredited university Desirable Membership of ICAN, ACCA, CPA or other professional bodies such as in law, engineering, human resources, assurance services, etc Membership of Internal Control Institute or The Institute of Internal Auditor ISACAâs CRISC certification Understanding of the cement industry or a similar business and regulatory environment (is a plus)
Specific Work experience:Minimum of 2 years of relevant job experience, preferably with some experience in an internal audit function of multinational or Big â4â Fair knowledge of process review & documentation: including planning, techniques, test and sampling methods involved in conducting audits Knowledge of computerised accounting and auditing record keeping systems An ability to gather, analyse and evaluate facts and to prepare and present concise oral and written reports An ability to maintain current knowledge of developments related to business matters of interest to internal control and audit, including Control standards and legislation changes and developments as they affect the business, and new auditing techniques and practices An ability to establish and retain effective working relationships with other staff and to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing An ability to work with minimal supervision.
Technical / Functional Skills:Fair understanding of Internal Control Framework such as COSO, Turnbull, Sarbanes-Oxley, etc. (certification preferable) Good Presentation skills Good written and oral communication skills Strong computer Skills especially Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and email applications Ability to prioritise with excellent time management skills Attention to detail Experience in use of SAP is an advantage
Behavioural Competence:Good interpersonal skills Strong team player Adaptable Tactful and tolerant Ability to work well under pressure and adhere to set deadlines Resilient and Self-motivated
Leadership and Managerial Abilities:Excellent management skills and ability to organize and plan effectively to meet both short- and long-range goals and objectives. Ability to manage multiple project plans successfully and simultaneously. Ability to motivate individuals and teams Able to coach and direct a diverse team
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