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Job: Group Head, Internal Audit

Active since 24-05-2017 Job category Accountancy / Controlling / Tax
Location Lagos Level Manager
Educational level Bachelor / Graduate Employment type Permanent contract
Hours 0 Salary -

A forward-thinking financial services firm in Lagos, Nigeria is seeking a Group Head, Internal Audit to join their team on a permanent basis.

This role would have a significant influence on how risk is managed and the control environment develops across the business, especially in the context of their ambitious business strategy and plans.

Key Accountabilities
  • Develop dynamic and comprehensive annual audit plan using appropriate risk-based methodology and submit to the Audit Committee for review and approval
  • Provide advisory support around governance, risk management and control for strategic decision taking at the Board and Executive level.
  • Review services provided by third parties and controls in place to promote and protect the organization’s interests
  • Investigate violations of the organization’s control policies and report significant risk exposures to the Board making recommendations on appropriate preventive or remedial action
  • Implement approved internal audit strategies and action plans to promote a culture of transparency and accountability in the organization’s operations
  • Manage and oversee the Audit team’s performance to ensure achievement of departmental targets

Education and Experience

  • Minimum of first Degree in Accounting or a Finance related discipline
  • Relevant professional certifications eg. ICAN, ACCA, etc.
  • MBA or Master’s Degree in a related discipline is an advantage
  • Minimum of 10 years relevant experience, 5 of which must have been as an Internal Auditor or Senior Auditor in a similar company or business within the financial services industry
  • This role requires maturity in managing the relationship between the Board Audit Committee and CEO, sound knowledge of audit regulatory guidelines and good understanding of the organization’s operational processes.
  • The ideal candidate must demonstrate professional skepticism, extensive knowledge of auditing standards/procedures, sound independent judgement and excellent analytical & investigative skills.

This role is broad in scope and requires strong technical and commercial skills, as well as the intellectual and strategic bandwidth to actively contribute as a true partner to the business. The ability to influence, engage and manage a range of stakeholders directly and indirectly is essential, together with the presence and gravitas necessary to be a credible member of the leadership team.


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This listing is a full-time job

Job category Accountancy / Controlling / Tax
Industry / Industries Consultancy
Region Nigeria

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Name Rotimi Lijofi