Job Description

The service of a Group Head is required for our Audit Function. Successful candidate will be responsible for directing, controlling and coordinating the operations of the Internal Audit Department to ensure that it provides value-adding services to both the auditable units and the organisation; with a view to contributing positively to the achievement of the corporate objective of the organization. Preferred candidate will also provide leadership, coach and mentor subordinates; have overall accountability for implementation and development of audit strategy, methodology and frameworks.

Responsibilities

Drive the strategic direction of the Internal Audit (IA) function in the establishment of risk-based auditing for technology infrastructure and information security which include reporting methodologies, organisational design and effective positioning of the function to ensure provision of independent assurance.
Provide assurance to the Board on the soundness, adequacy and effectiveness of the controls in place to manage the inherent risks that exists in the business of the organisation.
Auditing for compliance with applicable regulations, internal control regimes, development frameworks, and best practices
Develop critical, complex reports and documentation towards provision of specialist advice on issues of complex nature.
Build relationships with all levels of staff and management, managing conflict effectively, understanding and meeting needs, negotiating positive outcomes and providing a value-added service.
Provide input and advice to senior management on risk management and internal control
Carry out investigative activities, which may be at the instance of the Board, MD/CEO, Management or a Department, whenever there is need for such.

Qualifications

A Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, or a related field
Professional Certification – CIA or ACA or ACCA – is required
Minimum of eight years’ relevant work experience with at least three at senior management level in audit and compliance functions

Competencies:

Professional ethics
Internal Audit Management
Governance, risk and control
Business acumen: Maintains expertise of the business environment, industry practices, and specific organisational factors
Communication
Persuasion and collaboration
Critical thinking: Applies process analysis, business intelligence, and problem-solving techniques
Improvement and innovation

Method of Application