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Head of Internal Audit and Compliance

Adexen

Lagos, Nigeria

Job description

Job Introduction

    Adexen was mandated by a pharmaceutical company to recruit a Head of Internal Audit and Compliance for its operations. The position is based in Lagos.

Responsibilities

    • Provide assurance to senior management on the effectiveness or otherwise of the company’s risk management, processes, and systems. 
    • Plan, execute, and report on operational, financial, regulatory, and compliance-related audits/reviews as well as ensure strict adherence to policies and procedures.
    • Define the strategic direction for the Internal Audit function which aligns with the overall strategic goals of the company.
    • Develop control and compliance policies/frameworks, procedures, programs, and manuals.
    • Ensure continuous review and assessment of the effectiveness and efficiency of policies, procedures, and processes across the Company and identify improvement opportunities.
    • Ensure adherence to the company’s policies and procedures.
    • Conduct internal audit reviews.
    • Plan financial, regulatory, compliance, or operational reviews/audits.
    • Contribute, as appropriate, in the year-end financial audit with the external auditor.
    • Coordinate investigations into suspected fraudulent practices across the organization and recommend the appropriate line of action.
    • Conduct risk assessments and identify controls in place to mitigate identified risks.
    • Link risk assessment activity to the development of a strong annual compliance work plan.
    • Manage work with risk, legal, compliance, and other control-related activities.
    • Ensure required regulatory/statutory returns are rendered to the relevant agencies in a timely, regular, complete, and qualitative manner.
    • Analyze and conclude on the effectiveness and efficiency of the control environment. Identify control gaps and opportunities for improvement.
    • Conduct Compliance Risk Assessment for new customers and products of the Company and establish controls/mitigates.
    • Ensure appropriate level of communication is maintained on Internal Control matters to support the framework and ensure appropriate ownership and accountabilities from management and managers.

Desired Skills and Experience

    • Graduated with 2:1 in Finance related field.
    • Minimum of 10 years work experience in an accounting/auditing role is required of which at least 5 should be at management level.
    • Professional accounting qualification e.g. ACA, ACCA, and familiarity on IAS/IFRS Standard.
    • MBA degree from reputable business school – a strong plus.
    • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
    • Good knowledge of the regulatory environment.
    • Strong knowledge of risk management techniques, policy formulation, and regulation.
    • Strong understanding of audit and investigation principles and practice.
    • Excellent problem analysis and solving skills.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Good report writing and presentation skills.
    • Ability to demonstrate the commitment to ethical standards and a high level of integrity.
We thank all applicants however only those selected will be contacted.

Industry

FMCG

Job Seniority

Manager

Job Category

Accounting and Finance

Employment Type

Full time

Experience

10 - 15 years

Skills

Compliance, Auditing, Finance Business Partnering, Operations Management, Process Improvement, Internal Audit, Accounting, Financial Reporting, Problem Solving

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