Located in Lagos Island, our client is an innovative Distribution Company, currently seeking the services of a ‘HEAD, INTERNAL AUDIT & COMPLIANCE’ to develop, direct and oversee the auditing and compliance programs. He / She will conduct and direct audits and on-going reviews of the organization controls, operating procedures, and compliance with policies and regulations.



  • Operate the Internal Audit function within the professional standards provided by the International Institute of Auditors (IIA) and the Local accounting body.
  • Prepare comprehensive annual audit plan, including an enterprise risk assessment and scoping analysis that will be used as the basis for determining the degree and scope of internal control testing and other internal audit projects.
  • Act as advisor to management on key control documentation and design of effective and efficient controls for stronger assurance and compliance.
  • Plan and perform audits across critical business areas; communicate risks and /or internal control weaknesses, and provide recommendations to management and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors
  • Assist management on the creation of actions to remediate deficiencies and risk mitigation plan with stakeholders
  • Prepare Audit reports detailing findings and proposed recommendations for improvement at the conclusion of every audit exercise
  • Follow-up to ensure that past recommendations and remediation work has been implemented properly to correct identified deficiencies
  • Prepare internal audit reports and present to the Board Audit Committee on a quarterly basis
  • Maintain a solid understanding of relevant business Policies, Processes, and Procedures
  • Maintain relationship and work closely with external auditors, control owners and senior management to ensure communication of critical issues in a timely manner
  • Provide coaching and guidance to team members, working collaboratively with the team to foster their professional development and increase their skills
  • Resource planning, including in-house and external resources where necessary to complement the annual control framework monitoring and internal audit plan, ensuring effective and efficient use of resources
  • Provide technical assistance with investigations, special audits, and provide subject-matter expertise as needed
  • Establish and assign departmental goals to team members and evaluate their performance.



  • A Masters Degree in Accounting/ Finance or other closely related field is required
  • Membership of relevant professional bodies e.g. International Institute of Auditors (IIA), Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA),  etc.
  • Minimum of 15 years’ experience in internal audit, internal control and compliance; 5 years must have been spent at management level.



This ideal candidate must possess the following;

  • Extensive knowledge of audit principles and standards
  • Working knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Ability to effectively communicate with Board and Senior Management.
  • Knowledge of a variety of reporting procedures, regulations and laws
  • Strong organizational and team-building skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Planning and time management skills
  • Effective communication and human relations skills
  • Strong program management skills
  • Good understanding of risk management
  • Proven ability to influence others, build consensus, and resolve conflicts
  • Good understanding of power sector