Head, Financial & Ops Audit in Lagos, Nigeria

at Etisalat

Accounting / Audit / Tax
Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
10 - 15 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

  • Participate as an integral member of the Audit Leadership Team, including providing inputs into the strategic direction and insight into the audit operations through identifying enhancements, areas of focus and personnel skill sets necessary for Internal Audit Charter execution.
  • Interact with all levels of Etisalat's Senior Management team dealing with high level business and strategic issues and concerns.
  • Participate in the development of the annual audit plan and follow audit reviews from planning through reporting.
  • Manage reporting on the progress in executing the Audit Plan, including the audit planning process, testing and reporting.
  • Document and communicate reports to managers, executive leadership and the audit committee (as appropriate) on the internal audit findings and reports.
  • Address issues during the Audit process by gathering facts, developing potential solutions, determining the best solutions, and implementing an action plan to solve the problem.
  • Proactively identify control concerns, opportunities for improvement, and best practices.
  • Assist in monitoring and providing ongoing coaching to other Audit professionals.
  • Review and prepare work papers, computations, and statistical reports to assess compliance with established control procedures and identify potential issues and provide management remediation recommendations.
  • Oversee regular remediation follow up to monitor adequacy and timely completion of management remediation plans.
  • Perform and oversee completion of special reviews.
  • Identify and implement quality control and assurance initiatives within the department.
  • Participate in interview process of employment candidates.
  • Carry out all other assignments as directed by the Director, Internal Audit



  • Bachelor's degree or HND in accounting, finance or related discipline.

Experience, Skills & Competencies       

  • Nine (9) to Twelve (12) years work experience with a minimum of 3 years in a managerial role
  • Minimum 10 years of audit experience. Consulting experience desired; public and corporate internal audit experience also acceptable.
  • Professional certification such as ACA, CIA, CISA, CFE, ACCA or other acceptable certification is required.
  • Advanced knowledge of GAAP, COSO, IIA and other professional standards.
  • Outstanding ability to summarize complex and numerous activities and issues into succinct presentations for a wide-range of internal and external executive constituents.
  • Demonstrate experience leading projects and teams.
  • Proven ability to multi-task and meet aggressive targets in a high-energy, fast-paced, constantly changing environment.
  • Strong collaborative style with an ability to build effective working relationships across functions, geographies and levels.
  • Ability to be creative and innovative in accomplishing goals understanding where 'tried and true' is the most appropriate course and where 'outside the box' thinking is most effective.
  • A working knowledge of applications and databases that encompass all business cycles (including key cycles of revenue, expenses, payroll, and financial).
  • Expertise in developing and executing data mining and analysis involving Excel or other software for financial and non-financial data
  • Proficient in applying audit principles, standards, and techniques in reviewing and testing business/operational systems and an understanding of COSO and risk assessment practices.
  • Strong analytical ability, including knowledge of cash flow analysis and financial modelling techniques.
  • High ethical standards, unquestioned personal integrity, highly professional and credible, with strong ethics and values consistent with Etisalat's culture.




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