Head of Audit

August 10, 2017


  • 10-12 years managerial experience in one of these Companies (Akinola Williams Deloitte, KPMG, PwC, Ernst &Young)
  • BSc in any social science related discipline preferably in Economics, Accounting.
  • Finance, Business Administration
  • Membership of a professional qualification e.g. ACCA, ICAN etc
  • MBA is an added advantage
  • Excellent Marketing and Management Skills

Job Brief: The Head of Audit will be responsible for ensuring strict adherence to internal and external policies, controls and procedures and maintenance of quality service delivery within the company as well as develop a systematic and disciplined approach to the effectiveness of risk management and control.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage the Internal Audit Programme, including the preparation of the detailed audit plan through to reporting, making recommendations on the systems and procedures being reviewed, reporting on the findings and recommendations and monitoring manager’s response and implementation
  • Ensure systems are in place to highlight risks and ensure that such risks are identified, analysed and that controls are implemented to mitigate those risks
    Maintain a risk register, and regularly updating the Management to ensure that risks are properly identified, mitigated and monitored
  • Recommend, after discussion with senior management, the internal controls and systems that are necessary to ensure the effectiveness of all levels of management in their stewardship of policies and procedures, as well as external regulations
    Prepare and manage the Internal Audit Budget
  • Coach, manage and develop the Audit Team to allow them to grow individually and take responsibility for audits as well as other activities
  • Conduct any reviews or tasks requested by the management, provided the reviews and tasks do not compromise the independence or objectivity of the internal audit function
  • Provide an independent and objective perspective on projects specifically in terms of time, cost and risk
  • Act as a representative for Internal Audit to the management
  • Coordinate coverage with the External Auditors and ensure that each party is not only aware of the other’s work but also fully briefed on areas of concern, ensuring wherever possible that external auditors place reliance on the work of internal audit
  • Work closely with the other departments to ensure cohesive collaboration across the Organisation in managing risks
  • Adhere to current health and safety legislation and best practice in accordance with the company’s health and safety policy statement
  • Review the Monthly Payroll schedules of the company

Business Related Skills / Competence / Attributes

  • Strong intellectual and analytical skills
  • Marketing and Management Skills
  • Ability to investigate complex data and reach well supported and balanced judgements
  • High level of capability in stakeholder management, negotiation and understanding the varied departments within the Society
  • Excellent influencing and communication skills
  • Ability to tailor strategies and messages to fit the needs and expectations that support the delivery of the business objectives
  • Comfortable with change understanding what it takes to make it happen and how to work with others to achieve it
  • Accountability
  • Corporate Finance skills
  • Reporting Skills
  • Attention to Detail
  • Deadline-Oriented
  • Reporting Research Results
  • Confidentiality
  • Time Management skills
  • Data Entry Management
  • Excellent Mathematics skills
  • Experience in a fast-paced finance environment
  • Demonstrable experience of establishing more efficient processes
  • Leadership skills
  • Organization skills
  • Self-starter
  • Unbiased and objective with high level of integrity
  • Use of initiative and confident decision making abilities
  • Excellent IT skills, integrated accounting systems and advanced spreadsheet (Windows XP and Office 2010)
  • Project management skills
  • In depth knowledge of financial management and accounting
  • Thorough understanding of tax, VAT and pensions compliance

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