Internal Audit Officer in Imo, Nigeria

at FINCA International

Accounting / Audit / Tax
Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
1 - 3 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

FINCA is recruiting an experienced, motivated and hands-on Internal Audit Officer whose responsibility is to perform the specific audit procedures that includes testing, evaluation, improving the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance. S/he reports directly to the Internal Audit Manager and will participate in audit planning, execution and reporting of findings as well as follow-up to ensure audit recommendations, management corrective plan actions, Board of directors’ resolutions are correctly implemented.

Essential Duties Include:

  • Carry out affiliate audit work plans.
  • Assure that referral of matters and issues which arise from observations are followed up according to the Audit Protocols on a timely basis
  • For each audit performed the auditor will agree with managers or other audited parties the standards that will be used.
  • Contribute to the draft report and summarize issues that are prepared by audit manager
  • Implement monitoring and review activities that ensure compliance
  • Ensure audit practices in accordance with policy of Subsidiary Audit Committee and Global Audit Office.
  • Participate in emergency reviews and investigations in accordance with the Global Audit guidelines.
  • Follow up to ensure findings have been responded to and addressed. Support the Subsidiary Audit Committee as required.
  • Collect, document and submit observations concerning fraud to the Audit Manager
  • Conduct procedures as part of risk management audits as required
  • Accomplish the duties delegated to the Auditors in accordance with the schedule prepared by the Audit Manager.
  • Participate as required in ad hoc reviews and effectiveness evaluations.
  • Monitor practice and test controls. Monitor compliance with all policies and procedures
  • Provide details and reports of expenses in accordance with Global Audit directives and subsidiary procedures.
  • Adhere to FINCA International directives and subsidiary or local procedures that ensure proper administration of human resources.
  • Perform various tasks as assigned by Subsidiary and Regional Audit Manager and the Audit Committee.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A University degree preferably in Finance and Accounting (B.Sc.), Accounting/Finance CIA/CPA/ACCA/ACA qualifications will be an added advantage.
  • Good report writing and analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft word, excel and power point.
  • 1-3 years (internal/external audit) experience in a financial institution/ micro finance or banking preferred.

Critical Competences:

  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
  • Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner.
  • Decision maker: Manages difficult or emotional decision in any situations, responds promptly to the needs, and meets commitments
  • Oral Communication: Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, listens and gets clarification, responds well to questions.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time.
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity; Works quickly.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Language Skills

  • Fluency in English required, Igbo or other local language skills strongly desirable.

Candidate Profile:               

  • Willingness to relocate to Owerri, Nigeria and to travel within the country 60%
  • Enterprising and self-driven personality with the ability to adapt and acquire new skills
  • Highly attentive to detail with excellent organizational and documentation skills
  • Results-oriented, with the ability to drive projects from inception to execution stages
  • Strong fit to FINCA’s desired corporate culture and values, and is committed to furthering FINCA’s mission and vision.  In particular, must demonstrate a commitment to transparency and integrity
  • Understands the needs of a start-up, with willingness and ability to perform duties beyond the scope of work.


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