Education : Masters Degree
Experience : 10+ Years
Skills : Should demonstrate creativity, initiative and independence in recommending appropriate solutions and providing value-
adding, actionable recommendations aimed at sustainable business improvements and risk reduction.
Should possess exceptional decision-making and analytical skills to be able to quickly understand complex organizations and processes, evaluate business operations and accounting for risks.
Must hold recognized Accountancy Qualification from one of the major international recognized professional institutions
Must have a minimum 15 years post qualification experience in senior financial management role, of which at least the last 10 years in a similar position.
Technically very strong :
o Leader of Best Practices in Risk-Based Internal Auditing
o Leader of Best Practices in Implementing an Effective Internal Control System
o Leader of Best Practices in Partnering Internal Audit with Senior Management
Excellent Interpersonal Skills when interfacing with other members of Senior Management; External Auditors and Regulators
Excellent command of the English Language with first class oral and written communications skills
Experience of working in West Africa would be an advantage
Operational experience in leading Audit Firms.
Demonstrated experience and capability to lead and manage within a matrix organizational reporting structure.
Responsibilities : Perform an enterprise-wide risk assessment that includes operational, financial, regulatory and reputational risk.
Develop risk-based auditing and monitor plan from the identified risk priorities within the different Group Business units and among cross functional departments to set up a group corporate standards.
Develop enabling internal audit infrastructure, methodologies and technologies.
Conduct follow-up activities that validate, monitor, or audit corrective actions to mitigate and / or resolve the identified risks.
Re-evaluating risks on an annual basis through a risk assessment process to ensure that the priority risks of the organization have been addressed.
Conduct attest audit on end of year financials prior to commencement of statutory audit.
Determine clear lines of communication between internal audit function and all company stakeholders (primarily, however, with senior management and audit committee)
Maintain good working relationship with external auditors and regulators
Description : Our Client is a privately owned national conglomerate with diverse business interests, primarily a major player in Building, Engineering & Construction, Manufacturing & Distribution of FMCG and Oil & Gas services (Off shore Fabrication, Ship Repairs and Maintenance).
The Company is looking for a Group Head of internal Audit.
The Group Head of internal Audit will independently conduct audits for the various business units while interacting with management at all levels.
He will gain a complete knowledge of the different business and processes subject to audit, obtains information and data, identifies risks, and develops the audit teamwork program and schedule.
The Group Auditor Manager will directly report to the Group Finance Director.
The position is based in Lagos -