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The Internal Audit Manager is responsible for assisting the Head of Internal Audit in implementing the company’s internal audit strategy and developing leading practices, and maintaining audit programs and advisory services across the company. The Manager provides supportive role in ensuring control and risk management practices meet Institute of Internal Audit’s (IIA) standard as well as the improvement of control and risk management practices for the company. The Manager assists Head of Internal Audit in fulfilling his responsibilities to the Board of Director’s. The Audit Manager is primarily responsible for executing audit assignments, carries out first level review of working papers and draft reports prepared by Internal Auditors, maintains relationship with other departments ensuring adequate information is provided on time for carry out of audit assignments. Ensure allocation of resources, on-going guidance and mentoring, and preparation of performance reviews for Internal Auditors.

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

Job Description/Requirements


Audit Plan and Audit Committee Pack

  • Provide first level support and assist the Head, Internal Audit in carrying out his responsibilities and support functions in the Internal Audit Department, executing the Company’s audit plan, and take a lead role in the day to day execution of internal audits;
  • Assist in assessment of audit universe and business risk environment for development and quarterly review of annual audit plan
  • Assist with the preparation of Audit, Risk and Compliance committee pack for quarterly meetings

Kick off Meeting

  • Participate in kick-off meetings with senior and executive management to explain the scope and objectives of the audit engagement and provide an overview of all steps in the audit process
  • Prepare and/or review kick off meeting minutes prepared by Internal Auditors
  • Risk Management, Control and Governance Process Improvement
  • Contribute to the Internal Audit (IA) function by identifying risks associated with the achievement of business objectives, evaluating the adequacy of controls in place to mitigate enterprise-wide risks as well as the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes
  • Provide value-added advice, assist in updating departmental risk registers via sharing of risk and control matrix and support to business partners/auditees on the creation or modification of policies, procedures, processes, products or services to ensure an appropriate level of internal control and compliance is maintained

Execution and Supervision of Audit Assignments

  • Schedule audits/projects, allocate audit resources, improve audit processes/procedures and ensure timely execution of audit assignments
  • Develop audit engagement scope, completing field-work, preparing audit reports reflecting the results of the work performed as well as appropriate and practical recommendations to Units and Departments on lapses noted during audit
  • Discuss and resolve with other staff on the significance of audit issues, correctness/propriety of audit reporting and recommendation
  • Supervise and review the work performed by other team members and monitor output to deliver increasing quality and pace over time
  • Work independently with little supervision on day-to-day work as well as provide general guidance on assignments

Team Management and Performance Review

  • Develop performance contracts and appraise performance of Internal Auditors, review Internal Auditors contracts and performance appraisal as well as ensure timely completion of the overall performance appraisal exercise
  • Ensure positive, team-oriented culture by maintaining cooperative relationships, facilitating the resolution of conflicts, sharing information, and accepting and providing constructive feedback

Close out Meeting and Follow-up

  • Participate in close-out meetings with relevant departmental heads and executive management to discuss findings, recommendations and management responses and finalize audit reports
  • Promptly co-ordinate the follow-up of the implementation status of management responses to previously reported issues

Audit Report

  • Generate reports on timely basis, ensure its accuracy and promptly send draft reports to Head, Internal Audit
  • Review draft reports prepared by Internal Auditors

Departmental Relations

  • Liaise with auditees to provide requisite support as well as information/personnel/other resources for timely execution of audit assignments
  • Relates to auditees in other departments for discussion of draft findings/reports and obtaining management responses.

Data Analysis

  • Perform complex data analysis, data mining and extracts that meet expectations of internal and external stakeholders as well as resolve difficult issues requiring a high degree of quality and precision

On-the-Job Training

  • Provide functional advice and training to Internal Audit staff, mentor less experienced and new team members as well as ensure that subordinates follow audit procedure per the Group Audit Manual



  • Professional Qualification (as min requirement) in Finance and Accounting, IT and Computer Sciences
  • Member of a recognized and relevant professional body – ACCA/ICA/CIB/CIA etc.
  • Member of Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)/ISACA
  • CISA qualification will be an added advantage


  • Independent Assurance: 5-7 Years previous experience in either internal or external audit is required
  • Risk Management:1-2 Years previous experience in a risk management function, particularly in a financial institution, is an added advantage
  • Information Technology: 1-2 Years previous IT audit experience is a plus

Kindly Note: CVs should be sent to: Agyeman.appiah@bayportghana.com or Emmanuel.larbi@bayportghana.com

Location: Accra

Employment Type: Full Time

Salary Range: Attractive

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