Brief Job Description:
Mission/ Core purpose of the Job: (Short description)
The Internal Audit and Forensics Head is responsible to ensure all financial services internal audit, proactive fraud management review, investigation and internal Control-related activities are established, carried out and maintained according to Group Fintech and MTN Group Internal Audit and Forensics standards and global best practices, through applicable Internal Control frameworks (where applicable)
The Internal Audit and Forensics Head acts as the custodian and owner of the audit and forensics program in the OpCo. Assesses the organization’s risks and efficacy of its risk management efforts. Additionally, monitors compliance with relevant laws and regulatory requirements and regularly liaises with external auditors and other bodies to conduct audit of the organization. The role is required to evaluate internal control and make recommendations for improvement.
Detailed Job Description:
Strategy Development and Implementation

  • Lead the effective implementation of OpCo Internal Audit and Fraud Management charter, policy and strategy as informed by the MTN Group Internal Audit and Forensics charter, methodology and systems
  • Provide effective leadership, timely advice and consultation to the OpCo Management on internal processes and operations
  • Establish a competent and agile Internal Audit & Forensics function to service the OpCo assurance requirements in consultation with Group Internal Audit and Forensics
  • Ensure utilisation of the Group mandated GRC tools and systems and source ancillary supplementary tools as needed as approved by the Group function
  • Perform special audits on an ad-hoc basis as required by regulators, business line management, the Group or Opco Audit Committee
  • Lead and/or support specific audits to assess compliance with policies, procedures, and legal/regulatory requirements to identify and evaluate exposures and to correct defective processes
  • Evaluate the OpCo’s Risk Management and Governance processes and report on the effectiveness of these
  • Respond and effectively manage fraud, bribery and misconduct related investigations in line with the Group Fraud Policies and ensure remedial actions are taken regarding recoveries, control remediation and employee sanctioning.
  • Develop annual or multi annual risk-based internal audit and proactive fraud prevention plan in line with guidance provided by the Group function and regulation
  • Adhere to Group escalation and incident management principles regarding forensic and internal audit findings
  • Adhere to the system of management reporting requirements that provides timely and relevant information on all aspects of internal audit and forensics issues to OpCo Management and OpCo Audit Committee and the Group Internal Audit and Forensic function
  • Complete and timely provide, at least on a quarterly basis the internal audit & forensics report and recommendations for the Group Internal Audit and Forensic function as well as the Audit and Risk Committee to assess the OpCo financial controls and general state of the control environment, through adherence to Group Mandated templates and reporting criterion
  • Ensure the implementation of efficient processes for documenting all audit-related initiatives and activities in line with the guidance provided by the Group function
  • Implement and adhere to the Group Internal Audit and Forensic Quality Assurance Program
  • Assist with regional (i.e. outside the OpCo) audit and forensic activities where required

Supervisory, Leadership and Management

  • Source, induct and manage talent in accordance with HR policy and legislative directives
  • Continually develop a culture of strong collaboration and effective team working
  • Ensure open communication channels with staff and implement change management interventions when required
  • Provide definition of roles, responsibilities, individual goals and performance objectives for the team
  • Ensure skill transfer for staff development, motivation and business continuity
  • Set goals and objectives for direct reports, monitor progress and maintain motivation
  • Assist in the development and implementation of a training plan in order to build and develop skills within the team
  • Guide and direct suppliers and third parties in achieving Opco Internal Audit & Forensics objectives.
  • Promote a ‘Fintech centric’ and ‘partnership approach’ to develop strong relationships with other working groups and ensure adherence to Group governance.

Governance

  • Implement & execute policies, procedures and guidelines set forth by group IA and forensics team and ensure the team complies with the same
  • Implement governance to manage the consolidated OpCo IA and forensics strategy, budgets and financials, under direction from Group Internal Audit & Forensics
  • Deliver results under the guidance of the Group Internal Audit & Forensics, abiding by all the set directives and regularly reporting compliance
  • Participate in strategic meetings
  • Report on a bi-monthly / monthly basis to the Group Internal Audit & Forensics relating to progress made within the function and in accordance with the measurement metrics set by the Group
  • Report on an ad hoc basis on specific projects, as required.
Job Requirements:
Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce or Business Administration
  • Masters in Business Administration/Masters – is advantageous
  • Professional qualification in Auditing/Fraud Management/Risk Management/Accounting  i.e. CIA, ACFE, CISA, ACCA, CPA etc – preferred
  • Fluent in English and French.

Experience

  • A minimum of 7 years’ total experience in Internal Audit, Audit firm and/or Forensics required, with at least 2 years in a managerial role
  • Experience in Fintech, banking or financial services is preferred
  • Experience working in a global/multinational enterprise with a good understanding of emerging markets is advantageous.
Additional Details:
Knowledge:  

  • Sampling Techniques
  • Data Analytics
  • Forensic Investigative Analysis
  • Fraud Analytics
  • Process & Controls
  • Risk Rating & Mitigation
  • IA reporting & presentation
  • Audit Planning & Scoping
  • IT control frameworks
  • Financial Control Framework
  • Business Process Analysis
  • Accounting and financial procedures
  • Forensic auditing procedures
Skills and Behavioral Qualities

  • Strategy formulator
  • Analytical thinking and data interpretation
  • Conflict management
  • Results achiever and continuous improvement
  • Reporting and Presentation
  • Team management and Relationship building
  • Integrity and other ethical considerations
  • Accountable and Resilient
  • Culture & Change Champion

 

Email : MTNRecruits.CM@mtn.com

Deadline :  24 February 2022

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