Our client, an extra-ministerial department set-up to oversee the management of pensions for “pensioners not transiting to the Defined Contributory Scheme” has recently received the mandate to carry out its functions as stipulated by the PRA 2004. The Organisation now seeks to recruit self driven, experienced and motivated individuals to fill selected positions. The client seeks to fill the following key positions:
Head, Internal Audit (HIA – PFA010)
The Head Internal Auditor is responsible for ensuring that policies and procedures are being followed consistently throughout the organization in order to safeguard its assets, verify the accuracy and reliability of its accounting data, and promote adherence to the prescribed policies.
The Job Holder would report to the Executive Secretary and has oversight of the Audit team.
Duties & Responsibilities
§ Evaluate both administrative and accounting controls and prepare detailed reports on findings, and recommendations for improvement of internal controls, processes and systems to the Executive Secretary
§ Determine that system of authorization and recording procedures are adequate to provide reasonable accounting control over assets, liabilities, income and expenses.
§ Reviews cash control procedures and monitors safeguarding of assets.
§ Determine that there is segregation of duties and dual control.
§ Oversee the development of the annual audit plan.
§ Work with management to building the risk management capabilities of the Agency
§ Facilitate the identification of business and operational risks impacting the achievement of the Agency’s objectives.
§ Identify and recommend short and long term strategies for comprehensive risk control/ reduction within the Agency’s operations and processes.
§ Investigate all fraudulent and corrupt practices and forward report to appropriate authorities.
§ A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Accounting, Economics or a related discipline.
§ A Professional certification in accounting or internal audit e.g. ACCA, CIA, CISA etc is mandatory.
§ A minimum of 12 years work experience of which at least 2 years should have been in a management position and 5 years in an internal audit function.
Key Competency Requirements
§ A good knowledge of audit principles, internal audit and risk management methodologies, good governance procedures, accounting and auditing standards.
§ A good knowledge of public sector accounting policies and processes, and financial regulations.
§ A good knowledge of business processes, problem solving and analysis.
Qualified and Interested persons should send Applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com stating how their skills, knowledge and experience make them suitable, and addressing the person specifications highlighted above. The suitability statement should not exceed a page and must appear on the first page of the CV, which must be saved in Microsoft Word and as applicant's full name. The subject of the mail should be the job position and code being applied for.
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