Head of Internal Audit and Control needed at Engie Africa

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Job title : Head of Internal Audit and Control

Job Location : Nigeria

Deadline : December 20, 2023

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Job Purpose/Mission? 

  • ENGIE is looking for an experienced, highly motivated, and accurate Head of Internal Audit & Controlling with a passion in renewable energy and financial inclusion to join our team. The Head of Internal Audit & Controlling will bring a systematic and disciplined approach to the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.
  • This position will be part of the Global Finance team that is mainly based in Berlin, Germany and Kampala, Uganda. 
  • The Head of Internal Audit & Controlling will assure and coordinate specific audit missions across EEA and a timely and accurate reporting and follow-up of the different controlling activities across EEA.
  • The Internal Audit & Controlling department is responsible for EEA’s compliance including internal control activities, business control and general risk management.
  • The Head of Internal Audit & Controlling will report directly to the Head of Finance & Legal. 


  • Performing the full audit cycle including risk management and control management over operations’ effectiveness, financial reliability and compliance with all applicable directives and regulations 
  • Determining internal audit scope and developing annual audit plans aligned with EEA’s Internal Audit Committee approval 
  • Oversee the preparation and present reports that reflect audit’s results, process documentation and recommendations 
  • 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 the internal audit committee 
  • 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 
  • Assure coordination and communication with ENGIE’s internal audit & controlling teams 
  • Lead the implementation of an internal control process (INCOME) aligned with the group guidelines and follow-up of the action plans 
  • Lead the annual Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) process aligned with the group guidelines 
  • Uphold extremely high ethical standards 
  • Manage the Internal Audit & Controlling team 

Experience and skills? 


  • At least 8 years of experience required in internal audit, controlling or finance 
  • Solid and secure accounting skills 
  • Experience with risk assessment and internal control systems is a must 
  • Experience in an audit firm is a must 
  • Experience as Financial Controller is a must 
  • Pronounced analytical skills, high attention to detail and independent way of working  
  • Proven working experience as Internal Auditor or?Senior Auditor 
  • Ability to manipulate large amounts of data and to compile detailed reports 
  • Proven knowledge of auditing standards and procedures, laws, rules and regulations 
  • Sound independent judgement 


  • Master Degree in Finance or similar 
  • Chartered Financial Analyst or other distinctions desired 


  • English 
  • French and/or Portuguese is a plus 


  • Have solid experience in MS Office applications  
  • Experience with ERP systems 

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