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1 Apr 2021

Full-Time Head, Internal Control

TeamApt – Posted by dailyjobsnigeria Lekki, Lagos State

Job Description

Job Description:

The Head of Internal Audit is responsible for developing and maintaining the company-wide risk-based audit plan. This individual leads the overall direction and leadership of the internal audit function for the organization and plans and conducts operational, financial and compliance audits to evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls and organizational risk. The Head of Internal Audit supports the Board of Directors’ Audit Committee and senior firm leadership in fulfilling their oversight roles by providing independent assessments of the firm’s risk management and internal control environment, and by providing advice to management in developing control solutions.


Develop the overall audit strategy to support the company’s objectives and governance policies and develop the annual audit plan.

Understand the risk profile of the company and develop and maintain a risk-based audit plan for the Group (subsidiaries and plants), including tracking audit findings through remediation.

Drive the execution of risk-based audit plans, and conduct audits to assess controls, operational efficiencies and compliance with selected policies, procedures and regulations.

Increase interactions with a broader scope of stakeholders: Develop strong relationships and partner with senior management across the organization, leading discussions and projects to identify and mitigate risks in their environment.

Communicate findings in a timely manner, obtaining business partner agreement on root cause of issues and commitment to implement recommendations and/or remediation plans.

Drive effective communication with executive management on the status of the annual audit plan, emerging risks, and leading business practices.

Provide an independent appraisal of controls over financial integrity, operational effectiveness, and compliance with laws, regulations, and policies.

Partner with the legal department on the development and maintenance of an ongoing company-wide enterprise risk management program.

Ensure the Internal Audit department has an effective relationship with the external auditor so that the external audit efforts are timely and efficient and that deliverables from internal audit meet their deadlines and expectations.

Manage and grow a talented team of professionals.

Conduct periodic training workshops to promote awareness of internal controls and to discuss changes in policies that will impact the system flow of information.

Communicate annually on risk management and risks factors in the annual report.

Responsible for the Enterprise risk assessment and management of the person in charge of the Group Insurance program.


A minimum of 10 years of experience in auditing, internal controls, especially in banking

B.Sc in Business, Finance, Accounting, Engineering or closely related field

7 or more years’ experience leading and developing a team

Strong communication, interpersonal, human relations skills, and business acumen are essential

Strong organizational and analytical skills, and the ability to think strategically are required

Curiosity and investment in ERP JDE Edwards and other Group systems


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Job Categories: Accountant & Audits. Job Types: Full-Time.


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