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Internal Audit Officer Job at Deola Sagoe Limited

Deola Sagoe is a fashion visionary with a unique approach to her craft that has endeared her to fans and followers all over the world. Using African fabrics, hand-woven materials, and contemporising almost-lost traditional African techniques, Deola designs present a unique vision and attitude for the modern woman.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Internal Audit Officer

Location: Lagos
Report to: the Head, Internal Audit

Job Description

  • We are looking for an objective Internal auditor to add value and improve our operations by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.
  • The successful candidate will possess a thorough knowledge of accounting procedures and a sound judgement.

Key Elements of the role

  • Work with the Head, Internal Audit in implementing the strategic direction for the Audit function of the organization
  • Support the implementation of the organisational strategy covering internal audit processes; develop systems of control, policies and procedures to drive compliance with set company SOPs
  • Perform and control the full audit cycle including risk management and control management over operations’ effectiveness, financial reliability and compliance with all applicable directives and regulations
  • Determine internal audit scope and develop annual plans
  • Obtain, analyse and evaluate accounting documentation, previous reports, data, flowcharts etc
  • Prepare and present reports that reflect audit’s results and document process
  • Act as an objective source of independent advice to ensure validity, legality and goal achievement
  • Identify loopholes and recommend risk aversion measures and cost savings
  • Maintain open communication with management and audit committee
  • Document process and prepare audit findings memorandum
  • Conduct follow up audits to monitor management’s interventions
  • Engage to continuous knowledge development regarding sector’s rules, regulations, best practices, tools, techniques and performance standards
  • Present summarised findings concerning audit results and trends for internal groups
  • Analyse audit results to determine methods for increasing profits and decreasing unnecessary costs
  • Assist management in the identification and mitigation of risk inherent in the business and provide reasonable assurance on the adequacy and effectiveness of controls in place to minimize risks (cash shortages, inventory loss) and improves risk management, control and corporate governance
  • Provision of regular risk assessments of the Company’s business, policies and systems
  • Map risk assessments of internal controls by identifying and evaluating areas of non-compliance and/or process weaknesses and inefficiencies and operational issues
  • Carry out special investigations based on available information to resolve procedure and financial breaches in internal systems

Requirements, Experience & Desired Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree/HND in Accounting or any other relevant discipline with 3 proven working experience as an Internal Auditor
  • Membership of a professional association is an added advantage
  • Ability to identify and manage potential risk that could undermine key business initiatives or projects
  • Ability to manipulate large amounts of data and to compile detailed reports
  • Proven knowledge of auditing standards and procedures, laws, rules and regulations
  • Ability to Perform effective cost oversight function
  • Gives careful attention to cost implication of decisions and enforces strict cost justification
  • Ability to build and manage relationships with organizational stakeholders; seeking expert advice on a variety of situations or circumstances
  • Ability to work with staff and Line Management to maximize their efficacy and effectiveness at work
  • Creating and sustaining the free flow of information with and amongst various stakeholders at all levels of the Organization to produce impactful outcomes
  • Ability to write clear reports and keep accurate records
  • Ability to appreciate and integrate core values of integrity and accountability throughout all organizational and business practices
  • Understanding business functions and metrics within the Organization
  • Business acumen and understanding of the retail products and business cycle
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A friendly and energetic personality with customer service focus
  • Ability to perform under pressure and address complaints in a timely manner
  • Self-starter with mature analytical skills and ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to handle people, processes and products
  • Innovative and forward thinking, with a track record of executing new ideas
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Good problem solving and decision making skills
  • Good negotiation and persuasion skills
  • Experience in the use of ERP
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office tools such as Word, Outlook and Excel

Application Closing Date
14th February, 2018.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s and Cover Letter to: hr@houseofdeola.com