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Internal Audit Manager At FINCA International

Date Posted: 29/Jun/2014
Deadline: Not Specified

FINCA is recruiting for motivated and hands-on Internal Audit Manager to develop and lead the Internal Audit function for FINCA’s start up microfinance bank in Nigeria.  The Internal Audit Manager is responsible for rendering an independent, objective evaluation of effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes of the microfinance bank and to make improvements where necessary.  The Internal Audit Manager is a Head of Department reporting to the Board of Director’s Internal Audit Committee and is expected to make substantial contributions to the strategy and leadership of the organization.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Managing or conducting performance, operational, financial, IT and compliance audit assignments in the Nigeria subsidiary all with emphasis on a risk-based approach designed to assist management in the attainment of their objectives
  • Development and execution of the subsidiary audit plan
  • Provision of consulting services to the management and staff.
  • Development of the Internal Audit department, including hiring, training and supervision to internal auditing staff.
  • S/he maintains all organizational and professional ethical standards and ensures internal audit activities are carried out in compliance with The IIA’s standards.

 Qualifications and Experience:

  • HND/University degree in Accounting, Economics, Business Administration or related field
  • 5 years of professional experience and 3 years of full-time experience in internal auditing, operations, accounting, business analysis, or program evaluation, including 2 years supervisory or project management experience.
  • A second certification/degree in a specialty field (e.g., IT, IT auditing, Fraud or fraud auditing, HR, Legal, Accounting, Microfinance or Banking). This may substitute for one year of required experience. 
  • Experience in Microfinance operations, or Banking or auditing in a supervising capacity.
  • Knowledge of control and risk self-assessment facilitation techniques.
  • Knowledge of the environment, regulations, and laws.
  • Familiarity with the common indicators of fraud.
  • Familiarity with and understanding of the dynamics of small businesses
  • Mathematics, business acumen and analytical skills
  • Proficiency in Computer Applications Excel /Microsoft Office
  • Fluency in English required, Igbo or other local language skills strongly desirable.

              Candidate Profile:

  • Commitment to establishing a successful Information Systems function within a growing and dynamic organization
  • Willingness to relocate to Owerri, Nigeria and to travel within the country (up to 30% of the time)
  • Enterprising and self-driven personality with the ability to adapt and acquire new skills
  • Highly attentive to detail with excellent organizational and documentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Results-oriented, with the ability to drive projects from inception to execution stages
  • Strong fit to FINCA’s desired corporate culture and values, and is committed to furthering FINCA’s mission and vision.  In particular, must demonstrate a commitment to transparency and integrity
    • Understands the needs of a start-up, with willingness and ability to perform duties beyond the scope of work

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