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Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Job Vacancy for Head of Internal Audit and Compliance at a Leading Pharmaceutical Company - Adexen Recruitment Agency

Company Description:
Adexen Recruitment Agency has been mandated by a pharmaceutical company to recruit qualified candidates to fill the vacant position below:
Job Title: Head of Internal Audit and Compliance

Location:
 Lagos
Responsibilities
  • Contribute, as appropriate, in the year-end financial audit with the external auditor.
  • Coordinate investigations into suspected fraudulent practices across the organization and recommend the appropriate line of action.
  • Conduct risk assessments and identify controls in place to mitigate identified risks.
  • Link risk assessment activity to the development of a strong annual compliance work plan.
  • Manage work with risk, legal, compliance, and other control-related activities.
  • Ensure required regulatory/statutory returns are rendered to the relevant agencies in a timely, regular, complete, and qualitative manner.
  • Analyze and conclude on the effectiveness and efficiency of the control environment. Identify control gaps and opportunities for improvement.
  • Conduct Compliance Risk Assessment for new customers and products of the Company and establish controls/mitigates.
  • Ensure appropriate level of communication is maintained on Internal Control matters to support the framework and ensure appropriate ownership and accountabilities from management and managers.
  • Provide assurance to senior management on the effectiveness or otherwise of the company’s risk management, processes, and systems.
  • Plan, execute, and report on operational, financial, regulatory, and compliance-related audits/reviews as well as ensure strict adherence to policies and procedures.
  • Define the strategic direction for the Internal Audit function which aligns with the overall strategic goals of the company.
  • Develop control and compliance policies/frameworks, procedures, programs, and manuals.
  • Ensure continuous review and assessment of the effectiveness and efficiency of policies, procedures, and processes across the Company and identify improvement opportunities.
  • Ensure adherence to the company’s policies and procedures.
  • Conduct internal audit reviews.
  • Plan financial, regulatory, compliance, or operational reviews/audits.
Desired Skills and Experience
  • Good knowledge of the regulatory environment.
  • Strong knowledge of risk management techniques, policy formulation, and regulation.
  • Strong understanding of audit and investigation principles and practice.
  • Excellent problem analysis and solving skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Good report writing and presentation skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate the commitment to ethical standards and a high level of integrity.
  • Graduated with 2:1 in Finance related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years work experience in an accounting/auditing role is required of which at least 5 should be at management level.
  • Professional accounting qualification e.g. ACA, ACCA, and familiarity on IAS/IFRS Standard.
  • MBA degree from reputable business school – a strong plus.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
Note: We thank all applicants however only those selected will be contacted.

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