Group head of audit & compliance

Job Summary

To provide independent assurance that Vokacom’s (and all its subsidiaries) risk management, governance and internal control processes are operating effectively.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

A Reputable Firm seeks the services of a  Group Head of Audit & Compliance 

Job Title: Group Head of Audit & Compliance 

Job Location: Dansoman, Greater Accra

Directly Reports to: Administratively to the Group CEO and functionally To the Board of Directors (Specifically the Audit Committee)

Key Relationships: Group Chief Executive Officer, Board of Directors, Company and Unit Heads

Decision Level: Final Decision-Making Authority, accountable to the Board of Directors

Job Description
Develop, Manage and Review
  • Ensure documentation of compliance activities, such as complaints received or investigation outcomes
  • Monitor the timely implementation of management actions to recommendations in both internal and external audit reports
  • Advise management on an ongoing basis, on accounting, reporting control and compliance issues to prevent costly error and irregularities
  • Plan and execute audit activities in accordance with the audit manual, plan and program
  • Review on a continuous basis, existing systems, practices and controls to prevent and/or identify weaknesses and recommend innovations for improved financial, operational and management efficiency
  • Provide assistance to internal or external auditors in compliance reviews


  • Design or implement improvements in communication, monitoring, or enforcement of Financial and Quality compliance standards
  • Liaise with Managing Directors and General Managers to develop SOPs and other operational manuals for each company
  • Develop & disseminate Quality Management policies and procedures related to compliance activities
  • Ensure compliance with established internal control procedures as well as applicable laws and financial regulations, by examining records, reports, operating practices and documentation
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations not only of the company but also of those affected by the parent company and generally assisting with the resolution of related compliance problems
Partnerships and Networks for delivery of Strategy
  • Develop and maintain effective strategic relationships to ensure escalation of all cases of noncompliance
Communications & Reports 
  • Prepare and submit quarterly reports on work performed for management and Board attention
  • Any other additional responsibility or task assigned

Qualification and Requirements
  • A first degree in Accounting or a relevant field
  • A Chartered Accountant from ICA or ACCA
  • A Masters’ Degree in Finance is a bonus
  • At least 5 years’ experience in Internal Auditing and Accounting

Skills critical to the role:
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with business heads and department leaders
  • High personal standards and goal oriented
  • A team player with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent and effective communications skills
  • Strong budgeting and Financial skills
  • Ability to translate financial concepts into actionable business strategies and tactics
  • Ability to analyze large sets of financial data and to compile detailed reports
  • Advanced computer skills on MS Office, accounting software and databases
  • High attention to detail and excellent analytical skills
  • Ability to deal with sensitive issues and to build effective working relations with colleagues
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral)
  • Sound independent judgement
  • High Level of Integrity

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