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    Internal Audit Associate

     

    Reference Number: 125-NIG00170
    Department: Assurance

    Roles & Responsibilities

    • Lead small engagement teams with responsibility for on field team activities, coaching, supervision etc.
    • Coach less experienced team members on engagements and helps them settle into their roles in the firm.
    • Apply your understanding client’s issues to identify business opportunities for PwC and be actively involved in business development activities on respective clients and within the BU.
    • Execute Quality Assurance (QA) reviews to ensure compliance with organizational policies, IIA standards and other regulatory/other requirements.
    • Support the implementation and configuration of audit management systems

    Required Experience & Qualification

    • B.Sc. Degree in any course with minimum 2.1 GPA.
    • ACA, ACCA, CIA (On going).
    • Knowledge of Internal audit management tools and solutions
    • Minimum of 2-3 years working experience.

    Essential Skills and Experience:

    • Open-minded and open to feedback. Giving timely feedback to members of the team (including upward feedback).
    • Positive approach to work effectively delegating (where possible/ relevant) work and encourages less experienced staff to ask questions and offer ideas.
    • Demonstrates poise, professionalism and maturity.
    • Proactive and demonstrate eagerness to learn.
    • Applies professional skepticism. Critically assesses client assumptions/explanations.
    • Can effectively plan and design an audit approach that complies with IIA standard and PwC Audit for normal risk sections.
    • Able to prepare documentation that meets re-performance standard, is concise well thought out and easy for the reviewer to read with minimal review points and/or changes from review.
    • Ability to learn about and work with other cultures.
    • Understands client’s culture and politics and is able to act quickly to understand the working environment

    Technical:

    • Takes ownership of assigned work; all tasks completed with limited follow up points and within stipulated timelines.
    • Appropriately prioritizes work and confirms understanding of priorities with field senior (prioritize based on review schedule (more complex/difficult first) and dependency of other sections).
    • Identifies gaps in client’s controls using the control library/control process mates.
    • Tracks actuals to budget for their assigned sections / tasks and provides a timely update of progress, including overruns, to the senior.
    • Ability to perform internal and external research on clients and their circumstances once assigned to an engagement.
    • Demonstrates understanding of less complex issues with clear, concise documentation ( e.g. properly evaluates/documents and other relevant client information and data, file completion steps).
    • Questions unusual trends in financial and business analysis and basic inconsistencies in information.
    • Understands the purpose of assigned auditing procedures and completes them fully.
    • Seeks clarification where required. Consults required audit guides or other appropriate reference material, balancing the need to ask clarifying questions with simple research.
    • Identifies straightforward issues and develops a point of view using appropriate research before asking for advice.
    • Works efficiently within agreed upon budgets.
    • Raises potential issues to the field senior on a timely basis.
    • Organizes work in a logical and understandable way.
    • Identifies the regulatory bodies and pronouncements that are applicable to client’s business and industry (e.g. CAMA, FRCN Act, BOFIA, SEC etc.).
    • Demonstrates awareness of basic risk management procedures on engagements.
    • Reads and applies the various technical alerts that are released by the firm and the PwC IA methodology.
    • Shares knowledge and insight widely.
    • Demonstrate awareness of PwC service offerings.
    • Experience in using audit management applications and tools.

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    Internal Audit Senior Associate

     

    Reference Number: 125-NIG00171
    Location: Lagos
    Department: Assurance
    Job type: Permanent

    Roles & Responsibilities

    • Lead medium to complex engagement teams with responsibility for on-field team activities, coaching, supervision etc. or play a support lead role on complex engagements, usually a multi-location audit with responsibility for some high risk components with minimal supervision.
    • Perform timely initial review of less complex file sections to ensure audit documentation is of sufficient quality and depth.
    • Manage projects to ensure the right tasks are done at the right time by the engagement team.
    • Manage internal communications (including planning and preparation of the team).
    • Give appropriate and timely feedback to less experienced team members. Provide upward feedback to reviewers.
    • Raise potential issues to engagement manager on a timely basis.
    • Take ownership of the completion of assigned work and overall file completion through to file archiving.
    • Coordinate the review of audit areas and effectively clear partner and manager comments.
    • Provide on-the-job coaching to less experienced team members.
    • Understand the budget/scope of work included in the fee estimate and track engagement costs, monitor realization and provide a timely update of progress, including overruns, to the manager and partner.
    • Support engagement lead or manager in performing internal risk management procedures on engagements e.g. Affirm, Stop-Go etc.
    • Engage other lines of service that could proffer solutions to client issues.
    • Take up responsibility for billing and collection.
    • Active involvement in proposal development, oral rehearsals and oral presentation to prospective clients.

    Required Skills

    • Adapts communication based on situation/ people/audience.
    • Demonstrates professionalism and maturity to effectively represent PwC.
    • Communicates effectively with the client; Makes technical points understandable.
    • Shows foresight and initiative in dealing with client issues.
    • Exhibits confidence in interactions and effectively contributes to group discussions.
    • Effectively delegates work and encourages less experienced staff to ask questions and offer ideas.
    • Understands and apply efficiency innovations introduced by the firm.
    • Understands client’s culture and politics and is able to adapt to achieve positive results.
    • Interacts with component or group teams on Group Internal Audits.
    • Possess the maturity to resolve conflicts on engagements.
    • Knowledgeable of PwC global tools (e.g. Spark, Knowledge Curve, Global Portal, and PwC Inform) and is comfortable with utilizing them.
    • Develops relationships with management and key contact persons.
    • Makes quality contributions to the delivery of the three client principles (Engage - Agree Value - Feedback)
    • Develops confidence and poise to chair team and client meetings.
    • Ability to coach and mentor less experienced members of the team.

    Technical:

    • Can identify complex technical issues and propose possible solutions using appropriate research and analysis (knows when to involve partner/manager).
    • Demonstrates understanding of complex issues with clear, concise documentation.
    • Is able to draft client communications and other internal/external reports in a clear, concise and complete way requiring limited edits on review.
    • Is able to perform a first level review of reports (ensure that the report tie-out to the work evidenced on aura file, and in line with PwC IA methodology and IIA standards) and effectively clear partner and manager comments.
    • Has deep technical skills, can effectively be a subject matter expert (SME) in some areas such as banking, technology, telecommunication, IFRS, auditing etc.
    • Demonstrates an advanced understanding of regulatory pronouncements that are applicable to client’s business and industry (e.g. CAMA, FRCN Act, BOFIA, SEC).
    • Can effectively plan and design an audit approach that complies with PwC Internal Audit methodology and IIA standards.
    • Is able to appropriately modify the audit approach for change in circumstance or new information.
    • Takes ownership of planning, performing risk assessment and designing an audit approach that complies with PwC Internal Audit methodology and IIA standards.
    • Demonstrates a deep understanding relationships between objectives, risks and controls within business processes and apply that understanding to develop and audit plan with coaching from a manager.
    • Able to lead the identification, documentation of key controls in significant business processes, evaluate these controls for design and operating effectiveness and document work in a concise and coherent manner.
    • Completes a timely initial review of less complex file sections to ensure audit documentation is of sufficient quality and depth.
    • Understands when specialist assistance is required and assists in coordinating with PwC specialists.
    • Is able to reach sound conclusions and clearly document thought process.
    • Is aware of and applies the various technical alerts that are released by the firm.
    • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of internal risk management procedures on engagements.

    Required Experience and Qualification

    • B.Sc. Degree in any course with minimum 2.1 GPA
    • ACA, ACCA, CIA (State appropriate level).
    • Knowledge of Internal audit management tools and solutions.
    • Minimum of 4-6 years working experience.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

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