Job Summary

He/She will perform the planning and execution of regulator, financial and operational audits and special projects He/She will be charged with the responsibility of assisting the Operations Manager, Finance and Administration Manager and Managing Director

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

Job Description

A Micro-Finance Institution seeks the services of an Internal Auditor/ Risk Manager


Job Title: Internal Auditor/ Risk Manager


Job Location: Accra, Greater Accra


Job Description

  • Assess compliance with governmental and jurisdictional regulatory requirement, financial accounting and auditing standards and company policies to ensure company assets are safeguarded
  • Examine and evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of information systems and business controls
  • Compare and contrast property control
  • Create audit programs for new company initiatives
  • Identify and document business processes and controls in order to evaluate risks and mitigation controls
  • Work with the Operations Manager to update all policies and procedures
  • Provide advisory and consulting services to improve efficiency, effectiveness and utilization of company assets
  • Assist in assuring audit practices conform to department and professional standards
  • Contribute to a strong relationship with company mid-management and staff
  • Lead or facilitate meetings to discuss audit findings and consulting services with top levels of management
  • Perform a wide variety of ad hoc special projects that may include collaboration with supervisors, supervisor head and management
  • Ensure that audit addresses areas of concern relative to the goals, performance, objectives and impact of a variety of economic, financial and managerial programs in conformance with the company’s policies and procedures or sound business practices where no polices exist
  • Evaluate the significant procedures’ effectiveness, efficiency, compliance with the laws and regulations of Ghana and develop recommendations for bringing programs and operations into compliance with goals and objectives
  • Provide Audit Report as requested by the Financial Manager and Managing Director
  • Audit and improve the risk management processes
  • Performing a risk assessment: Analyzing current risks and identifying potential risks that are affecting the company
  • Performing a risk evaluation: Evaluating the company’s previous handling of risks, and comparing potential risks with criteria set out by the company such as costs and legal requirements
  • Conducting policy and compliance audits, which will include liaising with external auditors
  • Reviewing any new major contracts or internal business proposals


Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Internal audit team and head office support and non-support staffs


Qualification and Requirements

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field
  • A certified or qualified Public Accountant or its equivalent preferred.
  • A least three (3) years’ experience in the Auditing and Risk Department of a bank or a financial institution regulated by the Bank of Ghana, with proven track record
  • Understanding of the Ghana Banking Act, the BoG Prudential Guidelines for MFI’s and general laws related to banking
  • High level of professionalism and professional development skills
  • Management and leadership ability: Have excellent interpersonal and people management skills
  • Experienced user of Zigloi (GKudi) Microfinance Banking Software
  • Adept in use of MS Word, Excel, Access, Power-Point and Shared Drives


Working Contacts

  • Internal- with all departments in the Head Office and the branch network
  • External- Customers, suppliers, Government Institutions

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