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Job Vacancy At EDD Consulting

Date Posted: 30/Jul/2014
Deadline: Not Specified
  • Specialization Admin / Finance
  • Industry
  • Experience 0 year(s)
  • Location Nigeria

Our client, a regional commercial bank with a vision to create value for its stakeholders through its superior knowledge of the market, operational excellence and a culture of integrity in the Nigerian Finacial services Industry, seeks to recruit a suitable person, exhibiting its values of Professionalism, Superior Service and Innovation to fill  the position of Group Head, Internal Control/Audit. 

Group Head, Internal Control/Audit

Job description

Internal Control

  • Oversee the implementation of effective and efficient control techniques that will ensure compliance with policies, procedures, plans, laws and regulations.
  • Provide guidance and leadership to subordinates to ensure effective execution of the group’s activities through training and two way communication.
  • Anchor the continuous review of all policies and process manuals to ensure that control measures effectively reflect the bank’s approval and set standards.
  • Significantly improve the control process and environment influenced by the extent to which individuals recognize that they will be held accountable for their actions/inactions and failures.
  • Drive process improvement and optimization within the Internal Control space.
  • Create and maintain and ensure implementation of risk control matrices and internal control test plans.
  • Ensure proper documentation of existing Internal Controls and Policies.
  • Effectively communicate control failures and deficiencies to appropriate levels.
  • Safeguard Assets and Liabilities (tangible and intangible) of the bank and also curb income leakages.


Internal Audit

  • Develop and oversee the implementation of the Bank’s Corporate Audit Strategy.
  • Ensure adequate assessment of risks and controls relating to bankwide operational activities.
  • Develop Inspection programs and procedures for all experience centres (branches) and departments in the bank.
  • Ensure violations of bank's operational procedures are properly investigated and recommendations on appropriate preventive/remedial action are implemented.
  • Identify operational policy gaps and proffer improvement and enhancement initiatives.
  • Carry out pre &post implementation review of control policies with respect to banking products and projects.
  • Ensure staff are sensitized on learning points gathered from investigated frauds, forgeries and other irregularities.
  • Ensure operational compliance with existing policies and procedures.
  • Provide regular accurate and objective reports/updates for management attention.
  • Initiate spot checks/reviews when necessary.

Liaise with External Auditors.

Desired Skills and Experience

Minimum Education Qualification:

  • A first degree preferably in a numerate discipline.
  • A relevant/recognized post graduate qualification and professional qualification such as ACA/ACCA is desirable.


Work Experience

A minimum of 10 years experience in the financial management/accounting function, 5 of which must have been in a senior position within the audit function.

Required skills

  • Cognate/Practical experience in Functional Banking areas such as: Operations, Credit Risk Management & Controls, Treasury & Treasury Operations and International Operations
  • Sufficient knowledge of key areas: governance, risk & control; information technology; ethics and fraud, regulation & legal; accounting & finance.
  • General multi Corporate Finance and Financial Strategy Knowledge
  • Fraud and Operational risk knowledge.
  • General Treasury Knowledge.
  • Policy Development & Financial Reporting Knowledge
  • General Capital Market Operations Knowledge
  • Oral and written Communication Skills
  • Product/Market Competencies
  • Analytical and Problem Solving Skills
  • Auditing and Investigation Skills
  • Financial Accounting Skills
  • Comprehensive Credit Skills
  • Leadership/Supervisory Skills
  • Team Building/ Conflict Management Skills
  • Policy and Regulatory Interpretation skill and Implementation capability.
  • Extensive Working Knowledge of Microsoft word, Excel and power point and Intranet
  • Interpersonal Skills

Method of Application

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