Title : Head, Audit Location : Lagos Alan & Grant Type : Full Time
The Head Audit is to provide audit assurance over risk management and controls implementation to ensure the company’s controls are adequate and working satisfactorily.
To provide assurance over the integrity, accuracy and completeness of financial reporting.
Duties & Responsibilities
Provide assurance to senior management on the effectiveness or otherwise of the company risk a management, processes, and systems.
Plan, execute, and report on operational, financial, regulatory, and compliance-related audits / reviews as well as ensure strict adherence to policies and procedures.
Define the strategic direction for the Internal Audit function which aligns with the overall strategic goals of the company
Develop control and compliance policies / frameworks, procedures, programs, and manuals.
Ensure continuous review and assessment of the effectiveness and efficiency of policies, procedures, and processes across the Company and identify improvement opportunities
Ensure adherence to the company’s policies and procedures & Conduct internal audit reviews
Responsible for accomplishing its goals and objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined, data driven approach to audit and risk.
Responsible for maintaining a comprehensive program of internal auditing within the company to assess regulatory compliance in all areas of operation;
review policies, procedures, practices, and assets for purposes of risk measurement, internal control, and analysis.
Determine schedule and frequency of audits to ensure that key areas are audited on a timely basis, and annually presents the audit plan to the Finance and Audit Committee for their review
Ensure spot checks are conducted on transactions and activities
Provide regular, accurate and objective reports / updates for management attention
Co-ordinate the timely and conclusive investigation into exceptions and other issues noted / reported in the course of the inspection exercises.
Minimum of a B.Sc with a background in Accounting, Finance, Business or a related field
Master’s Degree is an added advantage
Minimum of 15 years and above of related work experience with at least 3 years in a Head of Internal Audit role or equivalent
Member of ICAN, ACCA, CPA or other professional body
Minimum of 7 years of leadership and managerial experience in a similar role.
Ability to effectively communicate with the Board and Senior Management
Experience in audit procedures including planning, techniques, test and sampling methods
Knowledge of computerized accounting and auditing record keeping systems
An ability to gather, analyse and evaluate facts and to prepare and present concise oral and written reports
Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including ability to organize and manage human resources to attain goals
Good knowledge of the regulatory environment
Strong understanding of audit and investigation principles and practice.
Strong knowledge of risk management techniques, policy formulation, and regulation
Ability to demonstrate the commitment to ethical standards and a high level of integrity
Self-motivated, honest, highly responsible, and punctual.