Posted 1 week ago. Deadline: 31/05/2018. Salary: - GHS. Location: Accra.
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- To provide business stakeholders and committees with:
- GIA’s view on significant risks within the business(es) and an assessment as to whether these risks are being adequately managed and escalated if appropriate;
- To assist the Head of Audit in:
- Preparing Country Audit Needs/ Risk Assessments and detailed audit plans;
- An assessment on the appropriateness of the audit plans
- An anticipatory approach to risk assessment to GIA by highlighting issues through good stakeholder communication in order to improve audit planning;
- To carry out reviews that:
- Provides independent assurance to relevant stakeholders on the state of the Country control environment (local audits and CR reviews) and control discipline (CST reviews);
- Assists in carrying out Audits and reviews in other countries as required by the Country/ Cluster/ Regional Head of Audit from time to time.
- Ensure early identification and escalation of risks, issues, trends and developments to relevant stakeholders. Be prepared to raise issues/concerns outside the normal audit process;
- Adopt an anticipatory approach to risk assessment through stakeholder communication and monitoring of external environment to improve audit planning;
- Delivery of the agreed audit plan for the country / cluster as assigned; understanding the key audit issues arising and escalating any significant audit findings that remain unresolved;
- Attend Business Operational Risk Forums on a regular basis and share key themes with the Country Head of Audit;
- Review country MIS regularly; Avoid surprises.
- Update country Risk Assessment on a six monthly basis
- Help to develop an annual audit plan; Ensure plan is developed to meet the Group & Audit Committee’s expectations.
Audit activity – Country Audit, Control Review, Specific Reviews & Continuous Monitoring
- Carry out the department’s audits, to ensure departmental mandate and business goals are met and that professional standards are maintained at all times.
- Execute audit and review assignments to provide independent, objective assurance to the Audit Committee.
- Ensure GIA methodology is adhered to
- Ensure Country Audit activity is sufficient to meet the requirements/expectations of local Regulators
Issue Resolution and follow up
- Ensure issues raised are appropriately resolved in a timely manner
- Ensure appropriate follow up of issues and escalations where appropriate.
Reporting, Communication & Engagement
- Ensure final reports are delivered for review by Country Head of Audit with all recommendations agreed and accepted by the audited individual/group.
- Delivery of country MIS in respect of the activity undertaken to Country Head of Audit;
- Conduct / attend regular stakeholder meetings
Improving the Practice of Audits/Championing Risk Management
- Build relationships with leaders across the country to understand issues and identify areas for improvement for the organisation as a whole.
- Share best practice to improve the control environment; make recommendations to Country Head of Audit
Person Specification/ Key Attributes
- Institute of Internal Auditors or equivalent finance qualification (ACCA, CPA, etc.) with Internal Audit experience preferred.
- Some (5+ years) experience in Internal Audit roles, preferably in a bank or related area will be an advantage.
- Team player able to work effectively with diverse client groups
- Good communicator with an ability to gain the respect from peers, management and business stakeholders;
- Is confident and courageous to raise concerns and issues with Business and Functional stakeholders.
- Is self directed and able to work with minimum supervision; escalating issues appropriately and in a timely manner;
- Some analytical and evaluation ability