Job Vacancy For Group Head of Internal Audit



A leading media conglomerate with presence across the country requires the services of a Group Head Internal Audit. The ideal candidate will be expected to provide overall coordination and supervision of audit related activities to ensure compliance to internal audit standards across the group.

General Responsibilities

• Ensure that the organisation complies with statutory and all regulatory requirements governing it
• Ensure Accounting standards (IFRS) governing the financial reporting of the business are complied with at all times
• Ensure appropriate internal controls are enforced and reviewed from time to time to reflect the changing needs of the business
• Review and advise on the effectiveness of internal control systems within the business
• Provide guidance to the Board of Directors, Senior Management, staff and employees on compliance issues
• Ensure that internal audit resources are appropriate, sufficient and effectively deployed to achieve the internal audit plan approved by the audit committee or the board
• Ensure that reports on internal auditing engagements are provided to the audit committee with a minimum delay on quarterly and on annual basis
• Provide an annual holistic opinion on the effectiveness and adequacy of risk management, control and governance processes
• Ensure that that risk assessment of the group's operations is done at least annually
• Establish risk-based audit plans to set out the priorities of the internal audit function, consistent with the organisational objectives
• coordinate internal auditing activities and plans with other internal and external providers of assurance and consulting activities to ensure proper coverage and minimise duplication of effort
• Communicate plan of engagements and resource requirements for the internal audit function, including significant interim changes to the audit committee. This communication shall include the impact of resource limitations
• Liaise with external auditors to coordinate audit functions
• Ascertain the extent of compliance with the prescribed plans, policies, procedures and financial regulations and check the accuracy of accounts and other data developed within the board

Qualification Required & Experience

• A minimum of Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or Auditing
• Chartered certification from a recognised professional examination preferably ACCA, CA, IIA, CISA
• At least 10 years post-qualification experience, out of which 8 years must have been at a senior level in the internal audit function or at managerial level in any industry's internal audit department.

Behavioural Competencies

The ideal candidate should:

• Be result-oriented and resilient individual who will drive through and implement the audit plan with flexibility and with the ability to work unsupervised outside a standard structure and framework
• Have organisational alignment - attracted to the mandate of the company, as well as multi-cultural environment of the group
• Have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to quickly form working relationships and gain credibility with a wide selection of staff from different levels and disciplines
• Be an effective communicator with the ability to persuade and influence colleagues / clients and able to deliver the goals
• Manage a team and provide appropriate coaching
• Be able to work under pressure and with varied stakeholders

Technical competencies

• Excellent understanding and experience of Internal Audit and Report writing skills
• Excellent oral and written English a prerequisite
• Good level of computer literacy
• Demonstrated experience in Internal Audit / Risk Management / Compliance / in any reputable institution

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Interested candidates should their resumes and cover letters to:

[email protected]

Closing Date: 19 March, 2019
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