Head, Internal Audit

PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) Nigeria – Our client is a development finance institution involved in providing short and medium-term loans, risk bearing services as well as trade and market information and export advisory services to the Nigerian export community.

They are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Head, Internal Audit

Reference No.: 130-PEO01177
Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Permanent
Department: People & Change Nigeria

Roles & Responsibilities
The role holder will:

  • Oversee investigations of violations of the Bank’s operational procedures.
  • Oversee investigations on incidences of fraud, irregularities, exceptions and sharp practices.
  • Define the department’s strategy in line with the Bank’s strategic objectives.
  • Approve and coordinate the execution of the department’s work program and plans
  • Manage the interface with related regulatory authorities (e.g. CBN) and the external auditors in the review of the Bank’s transactions and activities
  • Manage an effective fraud deterrent function by implementing methods for identifying, investigating and reporting suspicious Bank transactions.
  • Ensure violations of the Bank’s operational procedures are properly investigated and make recommendations on appropriate preventive/ remedial action.
  • Manage/ co-ordinate the liaison with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the conduct of special investigations into incidences of fraud and other irregularities.
  • Evaluate adequacy of internal controls and efficiency/ effectiveness of operations
  • Participate in process improvement/ redesign as well as systems implementation efforts to ensure adequate attention is given to control considerations
  • Ensure spot checks are conducted on transactions and activities.
  • Provide regular, accurate and objective reports/ updates for management attention.
  • Co-ordinate the timely and conclusive investigation into exceptions and other issues noted/ reported in the course of the inspection exercises.
  • Conduct investigations into identified/ detected cases of fraud/irregularities noted in the Bank’s activities.
  • Ensure the fraud investigations are prompt and discrete, status reports are up-to-date, documentation adequate and all evidential matters and reports are safely kept.
  • Serve on staff disciplinary committees and provide required information, explanations and other assistance to execute the mandate of the committee.
  • Coordinate and compile audit investigation reports.
  • Uncover new trends in criminal behaviour and apply those insights to improve the Bank’s investigation capabilities and proactively search out illicit activities.
  • Liaise with all regulatory institutions in dealing with enquiries from customers, government agencies etc.
  • Continually review and assess the effectiveness and efficiency of the department’s policies, procedures and identify improvement opportunities.
  • Coordinate the preparation of the department’s annual budget and monitor its implementation
  • Review and authorize key expenditures and transactions in line with the approved budget and authority limit.
  • Review departmental performance and conduct performance appraisal of unit heads.
  • Prepare and submit periodic management reports to the MD/ CEO on the activities of the department
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.


  • First Degree or its equivalent in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or related discipline.
  • Relevant post graduate/ professional qualification e.g. ACA, ACCA, etc.
  • Minimum of eighteen (18) years cognate experience, with at least three (3) years internal audit experience at managerial level.
  • Strong knowledge of Banking including Trade Financing, Project/ Development Financing and Treasury activities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to make presentations to Management/ Board and other stakeholders as may be required.
  • Significant understanding of the operations of an Export Credit Agency
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including ability to organize and manage human resources to attain goals
  • Willingness to travel to any location of the Bank and work extra hours where required in order to achieve the Bank’s objectives.
  • General understanding of the objectives and purpose of a development finance institution.

Application Closing Date
6th January, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online