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Regional Head Internal Audit, Nigeria Region needed at Dangote

Job title : Regional Head Internal Audit, Nigeria Region

Job Location : Lagos

Deadline : March 29, 2024

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Job Summary:

  • The primary responsibility of the Nigeria RHIA is to support the GCIA in providing independent assurance and advisory services in governance to executive management, BARCC, Statutory Audit Committee and the Board on the effectiveness of the Group’s risk management processes and the internal control systems over financial and operational processes in the entire Group.
  • To support the GCIA in providing the Cluster Audit Committees (South and Eastern Africa (SEA) and West and Central Africa (WACA)) with independent assurance and advisory services in governance, risk and control over Financial and Operational processes across DCP in all countries within each Region/Cluster.
  • Support the SEA and WACA RHIA to Act as the Secretary of the Cluster Audit Committee Meetings. Attending all cluster audit committee meetings, and review the minutes of meetings, matters arising and Internal Audit presentations at both meeting for finalisation by the GCIA. Provide first level review and support to the SEA and WACA RHIA.
  • To provide advice and assistance to senior management through the Group Chief Internal Auditor in carrying out their internal control responsibilities including matters of risk, policy, procedures and compliance as it relates to Financial and Operational processes.
  • Participation in major Internal Audit projects E.g. EQA Roadmap Implementation, SAP GRC, Power BI, IT Audit etc.

Job Responsibilities

Management of Group Internal Audit Department

  • Coordinate the preparation of the internal audit pack for DCP Group Board Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee (BARCC), review the Pack for quality and content and submit the pack to the GCIA finalization and presentation at the Group BARCC meeting.
  • Review and submit to the GCIA for finalization the Cluster Board Audit Committee Meeting Pack for the South and Easter (SEA) and West and Central Africa (WACA) clusters. Attend and make contributions at the meetings. Review the Matters Arising and Minute of Meeting of the meetings for finalization by the GCIA.
  • Coordinate the preparation of the internal audit pack for the Monthly Executive Committee & Monthly Performance Review (MPR), review the pack for quality and content and submit the pack to the GCIA for finalization.
  • Prepare internal audit pack for Statutory Audit Committee, review management letter validation by IAD in Nigeria and Pan Africa and prepare the IAD consolidated Management Letter Validation report.
  • Coordinate the preparation of the Anti-Fraud Committee report on a quarterly basis, review the report and submit to the GCIA for presentation at the meeting.
  • Coordinate and review Internal Audit pack presentation to the GMD/CEO and top executives for Nigeria and Pan Africa. Attend the meeting and present the pack at the meeting.
  • Lead and Manage teams to carry out Internal Audit Special Reviews for other Dangote SBUs as requested by the President /Chief Executive from time to time. This includes (Dangote Fertilizer, Dangote Refinery, Dangote Granite Mines, etc).
  • Manage team to carry out ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management Audit engagements.
  • Review all IAD expense vouchers and IAD departmental float.
  • Liaise with external consultant engaged by IAD including External Auditors.
  • Review Internal Audit Department submission to regulatory bodies such as Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN) and Security and Exchange Commission (SEC).


Educational Qualification:

  • B Sc. or HND in Accounting or any related discipline.
  • A master’s degree in accounting or an MBA will be an added advantage.

Professional Qualification:

  • Minimum 27 years of relevant work experience, including risk-based internal audit experience with excellent knowledge of internal control concepts and auditing techniques.
  • Membership of at least one of the following professional bodies is required: Certified Institute of Auditors (CIA), Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
  • Possession of the following certifications is an added advantage: Certified Quality Auditor (CQA), Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA), International Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
  • Practical internal audit experience at senior management level is necessary.
  • Strong knowledge of business processes preferably within a manufacturing company

Desired Experience:

  • Minimum of 27 years’ Audit work experience 3 of which must be at senior management level.
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience with a top-tier Audit firm or global manufacturing company
  • Experience across multiple industries/markets e.g. Manufacturing, Energy, Utilities etcetera. International work experience is an added advantage.

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