Head of Internal Audit

A Leading General Insurance Company

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A Leading General Insurance Company seeks the services of a Head of Internal Audit


Job Title: Head of Internal Audit


Job Location: Accra, Greater Accra


Job Summary

  • The successful candidate will report administratively to the Chief Executive Officer and functionally to Board of Directors


Job Description

  • Ensure that the department operates within the authority, scope and responsibilities granted to it as contained in the internal audit charter by the board of Directors
  • Examine, review and submit a report on the company's financial transactions, operations, internal controls, risk management processes and appraisal of regulatory / statutory requirements
  • Prepare the annual audit plan and budget of the internal audit department and monitor implementation
  • Follow up on outstanding management action plans to ensure significant risks and major deficiencies identified are effectively addressed
  • Responsible for the preparation of periodic audit reports to management and other relevant stakeholders with appropriate recommendations and remedical actions in respect of planned and or special audits
  • Ensure that the department operates within the rules, regulations and policies of the company
  • Lead investigations on suspected fraudulent activities within the company and report findings to management and/or the audit committee


Qualifications and Requirements

  • First Degree in Accounting or related field
  • Membership of a professional (e.g ACCA, IIA, CFE)
  • Insurance Diploma is an added advantage
  • Minimum of 7 years working experience in similar role
  • Strong knowledge in Accounting / Auditing
  • Demonstrated understanding of insurance business
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Team player, able to work with colleagues across the organization

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A Leading General Insurance Company

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)


Greater Accra Region


Accounting / Audit / Tax

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

7 - 10 years