Group Head, Internal Audit in a Leading Commercial Bank


A Leading Commercial Bank with National License is seeking suitably qualified candidates for the position below:

Position: Group Head, Internal Audit

The successful candidate and his team will be saddled with the responsibility of providing an independent assurance that the Bank’s risk management, governance and approved policies and processes are operating effectively and complied with.

He/She will develop a risk based strategy for the Internal Audit function of the Bank in line with global and industry best practices. The role will require the successful candidate to oversee all audit functions including Information Systems Audit amongst others.


Oversee the preparation and execution of a risk-based audit plan.

Monitor the Bank’s compliance with all applicable regulations guiding its operations.

Coordinate the design and execution of the Bank’s Annual Audit Calender.  Institutes internal audit framework and continuously evaluate the adequacy of these controls.

Ensure periodic physical verification of fixed assets.

Ensure violations of the Bank’s operational procedures are properly investigated and make recommendations on appropriate preventive/remedial actions. Coordinate the conduct of investigations into suspected fraudulent practices across the organisation and determine/ recommend the appropriate line of action. Continually review and assess the effectiveness and efficiency of policies, procedures and processes across the organisation and identify improvement opportunities.

Participate in various committees or task forces geared to policy/procedure development and operational improvements.

Provide an objective and evidence based annual opinion on the adequacy and effectiveness of all aspects of The Bank’s governance, risk management and control measures.

Promote the highest standards of ethics and standards across the organisation based on the principles of integrity, objectivity, competence and confidentiality.

Review significant partnership arrangements and major services provided by third parties and the controls in place to promote and protect the Bank’s interests. Assess whether lines of responsibility and assurance are clear.

Prepare and present accurate internal audit reports for consideration of the Board Audit Committee and by extension the Board.

Minimum Qualification & Experience

First degree or its equivalent in Accounting, Finance or a related discipline with higher qualification in Finance, Management or Masters in Business Administration (MBA).

A professional qualification is desirable (CISA, CFA, ICAN, ACCA)

Minimum of ten (10) years cognate experience in Financial Management/Accounting Function, 5 of which must be in a senior position within the Audit function.

How to Apply:

If you meet any of the above criteria and are interested in filling the vacancy, send your Curriculum Vitae (CV) to: on or before 1st May 2016.