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Senior Specialist, Financial Audit & Internal Control at IHS Towers


IHS Towers is one of the largest independent owners, operators and developers of shared telecommunications infrastructure in the world by tower count and is the only towerco solely focused on the emerging markets. The Company has more than 38,000 towers pro forma across its 11 markets, including Brazil, Cameroon, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Kuwait, Nigeria, Peru, Rwanda, South Africa and Zambia.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Senior Specialist, Financial Audit & Internal Control

Location: Lagos, Nigeria (On-site)
Job type: Full-time · Mid-Senior level

Job Purpose
Reporting to the Senior Manager, Financial Audit & Internal Control, the Senior Specialist, Financial Audit & Internal Control will:

  • Support the Finance function through participation in risk assessment and controls evaluation to ensure that risks are appropriately mitigated through control enforcement and/ or process improvements.
  • Actively lead control enforcement or process improvement initiatives.

Core Responsibilities

  • Translate tactical work plans into detailed tasks and programs. Plan, undertake and supervise financial and system audits and compliance activities across Finance to ensure that all Finance functions and systems are working in line with management-advised guidelines.
  • Draft, perform and supervise tests of the design, implementation and operating effectiveness of key financial and business controls.
  • Actively coordinate process improvement initiatives through practical application of process improvement methodologies and tools for change.
  • Support implementation actions for transformation projects by coordinating resolution of business pain points for Finance across all value chains; performing business activities such as data mining, UAT participation, workshops and sign-offs; providing supporting data for setting baseline and to-be metrics for business processes; and collecting inputs to business cases and enforcing change management activities.
  • Enforce appropriate user access and segregation of duties in financial systems.
  • Provide input into design of automated approval workflows.
  • Deduce conclusions, recommending remediation actions and preparing final reports following tests of the design, implementation and operating effectiveness of key financial and business controls.
  • Oversee database of deficiencies, undertaking root cause analyses, tracking management actions, and driving remediation efforts through the risk management application. Improve control consciousness through staff orientation.
  • Collect data needed as part of detailed solution design for IT projects, including:
    • Policy statements needed to set up systems.
    • Report examples required to support report build or modification.
    • Coordinating business activities which include SME review of user stories or functional requirements; Validating adequacy of UAT test scripts; UAT participation; Bug fixing.
    • Developing training program materials.
    • Tracing change management activities.
    • Handholding/babysitting business users post go-live.
    • Escalating issues requiring management’s attention.
  • Provide inputs for business cases or for measurement of metrics.
  • Recommend and draft policy statements. Support execution of policy enforcement and training.
  • Identify and recommend process improvements. Lead implementation of process improvement projects, collaborating and actively working with Group Finance Operations and Global Process Owners.
  • Support business process owners with implementation of new controls and/or processes, ensuring that proper change management activities are undertaken.
  • Prepare management reports on evaluation of controls and/or processes as directed.
  • Perform other tasks and duties as assigned by the Senior Manager, Financial Audit & Internal Control.

Required Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Management or related field. Professional certifications, e.g. ACA, ACCA will be an asset.
  • Plus 7 years relevant experience
  • Good understanding of software development lifecycle.
  • Exposure to internal and external audit training is an added advantage.
  • Good appreciation of IFRS accounting, SOX, ITGC and COSO.
  • Relevant experience managing projects

Functional Competencies:

  • Auditing
  • Workload Management
  • Business Communication
  • Project Management.
  • Risk Assessment
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Stakeholder Management

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Collaboration & Teamwork
  • Initiative & Judgement

Organizational Competencies:

  • Be Bold
  • Customer Focus
  • Innovation
  • Integrity.



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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