Group Head of Internal Audit | Africa , ME

Position: Location:
Group Head of Internal Audit Africa
Industry: Job ID:
Engineering | Telecom | IT INAUAF501b

Key Responsibilities:

Group Head of Internal Audit | Africa, ME

Responsible for further development of the Internal Audit function, in line with the growth of the Group, in order to streamline and improve the controls environment of the Group. Responsible for developing the Internal Audit Plan, using a risk-based approach, getting the Audit Plan approved by the Audit Committee level and Senior Management, and ensuring execution of the Audit Plan throughout the year, with regular feedback to Senior Management and the Audit Committee on the key risks within the business and operating effectiveness of the controls to address them.

•Work to deliver day-to-day objectives with significant impact on achievement of results for the job area
•Provide measurable input to new processes or standards in operational plans that will have some impact on the achievement of overall function results
•Set objectives for own job area to meet the objectives or goals of projects and assignments
•Resolve escalations as per defined escalation/resolution procedures
•Design and implement operational changes and provide associated user impact assessment
•Improve productivity and quality through recommending practice initiatives
•Provide inputs to the manager (as required) relating to progress made within the department and in accordance with the measurement metrics set by the organisation
•Assess the Group’s primary operational and financial risks and develop strategies to manage these areas
•Prepare underlying audit programmes and schedules of work
•Prepare high quality written reports for local management and the Audit Committee clearly describing the key findings and practical recommendations for improvements
•Conduct on site assignments across a diverse range of businesses and control environments
•Monitor the implementation of all actions identified and ensure best practice is spread across the organisation
•Keep abreast of the latest developments in risk management and provide appropriate guidance on the impact on the Group
•Audit compliance related activities e.g. undertaking Adequate Procedures reviews for but not limited to:
-Anti, Bribery and Corruption, Anti Money Laundering, Export and Sanctions Controls etc.

•Responsible for self-learning and development
•Ensure cohesive working with their functional area
•Accountable for meeting and prioritising own targets/deadlines
•Provide information to manager on work accomplishments, individual/team challenges
•Contribute to team meetings and contribute on specialist/technical areas when required
•Review and report on functional performance to the manager

Required Qualifications:

-Relevant Business degree
-10+ years of experience in internal/external audit and wider risk management experience, gained in a listed/Big 4 environment
-Experience in working in a multi-national company
-Listing regulations
-Relevant auditing or accounting qualification (e.g. Certified Internal Auditor, Chartered Accountant, ACCA, CIMA, etc…)
-IT auditing certification desirable (e.g. CISA)
-Experience working in a large /public listed organisation
-Fluent French and English

-Financial / business acumen
-IT controls testing
-Internal Controls
-Business Process Improvement
-Financial Systems Savvy

-Ability to summarise and present at Senior / Board / C-Suite level
-Strategic thinking
-Attention to detail
-Analytical thinking
-Ability to work independently and in teams
-Planning, organizing, managing
-Complex problem solving
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