Head of Internal Audit

A Reputable Company

Job Summary

The main responsibilities of the role is to provide independent assurance that an organization’s risk management, governance and internal control processes are operating effectively. The position also develops comprehensive audit plan and strategies to ensure the company’s policies, rules and regulation are complied with judiciously.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 4 years

Job Description

A Reputable Company seeks the services of a Head of Internal Audit


Job Title: Head of Internal Audit


Job Location: Accra, Greater Accra




Job Description

  • Responsible for internal audit strategy and annual risk-based audit plan for Board and management approval.
  • Objectively review and make recommendations on the organization's business processes and the efficacy of its risk management procedures and governance
  • Protect against fraud and theft of the organization's assets
  •  Develop apt departmental policies and procedures to guide internal audit functions
  • Develop and maintain a quality assurance and improvement program that covers all aspects of the internal audit function, and continuously monitor its effectiveness
  • Responsible for development and capacity of the internal audit team for relationship and technical excellence.
  • Provide internal control and system report to the board and management
  • Ensure that the organization is complying with relevant laws and statutes of the country and related stakeholders.
  • Ensure all audit concerns raised are adequately addressed in a timely manner
  • Monitors for evolving best practice in the areas of audit, fraud prevention and internal controls
  • Cooperates with internal and external legal advisors and risk control units on investigations into major control issues
  • Champion IFRS and AML standards and reporting. 



General /Supervisory duties 

  • Positive working relationship with relevant regulators and professional associations (e.g., Institute of Internal Auditors)
  • Responsible for the overall performance of the department.
  • Organize and coordinate responsibilities of the internal audit team
  • Ensures that Internal Audit function has adequate expertise and resources to fulfill its responsibilities
  • Ensure the timely completion of internal auditing engagements
  • Ensure that professional internal auditing standards are followed (e.g. IIA standards or local standards)
  • Impartial and open minded
  • Conduct entry and exit interviews during audits
  • Attend all relevant meetings as required or invited


Qualification and Competency Requirements

  • Minimum of a Degree in accounting or related field. Chartered Internal Auditor
  • Must have served in a senior level position as an Auditor for a minimum of 5 years
  • Possess experience in enterprise functionalities.
  • Effective Communication and Human Relations skills. 
  • Critical Thinking and data analysis  
  • Tactful in the discharge of duties and dealing with stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate high confidentiality
  • Impressive organizational skills
  • A natural affinity and passion for problem solving
  • Integrity and Strong interpersonal skills
  • Application of statistical sampling for audit reporting
  • Knowledge of a variety of reporting procedures, regulations and law 
  • Abreast with IT and innovation
  • Ability to use internal audit software 

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