Senior Audit Officer


About the Job


This position is responsible for generating strategic evaluations and recommendations to enhance the company’s governance, risk management, compliance, controls and audit model to accomplish the strategic objectives and transformational agenda. 


  • Work with the Head, Internal Audit, to determine internal audit scope and develop annual plans
  • Responsible for developing compliance programs, reviewing company policies, and advising management on possible risks
  • Provide assurance that our business processes and transactions follow all relevant legal and internal guidelines
  • Obtain, analyze and evaluate accounting documentation, previous reports, data, flowcharts etc.
  • Prepare reports that reflect audit’s results and document process
  • Identify loopholes and recommend risk aversion measures and cost savings
  • Maintain open communication with management
  • Document process and prepare audit findings memorandum
  • Engage to continuous knowledge development regarding sector’s rules, regulations, best practices, tools, techniques and performance standards
  • Responsible for reviewing management account postings to ensure that they are accurate and free of misstatements.
  • Responsible for the collation of audit observations and documentation of audit working papers to ensure appropriate documentation of audit procedures and working papers.
  • Participate and provide input in the articulation and development of the Internal Audit departmental strategy
  • Provide broad guidelines for the articulation of the department’s policies, procedures and guidelines and monitor and ensure compliance by all staff.
  • Ensure the timely resolution of investigated items, audit/review points and other key exceptional issues/matters.
  • Monitor actual activity and performance levels against the agreed budget and take appropriate corrective action to ensure a cost-justified execution of the departmental activities.
  • Monitor and report on the implementation of audit recommendations and resolve control issues arising from internal and external audit exercises.


  • B.Sc. Accounting, Finance, or another related field
  • ACA, ACCA is a must. Certification with Institute of Internal Auditors and CISA will be added advantages.
  • At least 5 - 9 years of practical experience in an accounting firm and/or hands on experience in executing internal and external audits
  • Working knowledge of the Nigerian Capital market operations
  • Ability to manipulate large amounts of data and to compile detailed reports
  • Proven knowledge of auditing standards and process
  • Working knowledge of Active Data or CaseWare Idea
  • Sound practical experience in International Financial Reporting Standards


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Job summary

  • Location
  • Lagos
  • Job type
  • Full-Time
  • Posted
  • 9 months ago
  • Department
  • Internal Audit