Head, Compliance & Investigation Needed at Accion Microfinance Bank Limited

Accion Microfinance Bank Limited  – Established in 2006, began operations in May 2007 on license from the Central Bank of Nigeria. Our management team comprises seasoned and distinguished professionals from diverse backgrounds complemented by the expertise of our technical partners, ACCION International. At Accion Microfinance Bank our core values, business philosophy and methodology distinguish us as one of the leading microfinance banks in Nigeria.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Head, Compliance & Investigation

Location: Lagos

Job Responsibilities

  • Ensure that a yearly audit plan covering all the bank risk areas is in place, approved and is followed
  • Execute detailed audit procedures, including review of transactions, documents, records, reports, policies and procedures for accuracy and effectiveness
  • Coordinate periodic reviews of the Bank organizational and functional activities (Departments and Branches) and submission of reports on same to the Chief Compliance Officer
  • Prepare work-papers which record and summarize audit procedures performed
  • Evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of management controls over those activities
  • Follow-up to determine compliance with audit recommendations and adequacy of corrective actions
  • Responsible for directing, on the job- training, and supervision of the audit staff
  • To perform or assist in the performance of special reviews at the request of the Chief Compliance Officer. (Investigation)
  • Special duties and projects as may be assigned by the supervisor
  • Prepare a quarterly audit report and submit to the Chief Compliance Officer for review
  • Carry out regular substantive and compliance test on all activities of the Bank
  • Carry out Fixed asset and stock of stationery review of the bank for cost control or reduction
  • Provide assistance to external auditors and regulatory bodies as requested
  • Coordinating and supervision of spot checks, compliance assessment and audit follow up
  • External auditors for coordination of statutory audits and any other audit or special audits as may be required including finalization of year-end audit, statutory audit, CIB/NDIC, tax audit etc
  • Professional institutions, (ICAN, CITN, ACCA CIBN) and association of microfinance Internal Auditors and senior accountants in other microfinance banks in order to keep abreast of developments in the profession
  • Microfinance institutions, other financial institutions and commercial banks to keep abreast of developments in the finance sectors
  • Central Bank for coordination on regulations for the microfinance industry
  • National Association of Microfinance Banks (NAMB) for coordination and consultations on developments in the MFI sector
  • Supervise and support the staff in Corporate & Branch Audit in their roles of implementing all activities of internal audit strategies and tactics to support the overall achievement of the department?s goals
  • Ensure efficiency and high quality of work in the unit
  • Ensure that the unit maintains up-to-date and accurate records of audit performance at all time
  • Prepare and deliver imely reports and updates to the Chief Compliance Officer
  • Set annual performance goals for staff under supervision, guide coach and monitor performance of same, and execute annual performance evaluations and reviews of the unit?s staff

Qualification & Experiences

  • Bachelor Degree or its equivalent in Business, Accounting, Finance, Economics or related area of study
  • Minimum of 8 years of work experience
  • At least 2 years in management positio
  • Minimum of 8 years of work experience
  • Professional certification in accountancy a must (ACA, ACCA
  • Possession of extensive experience in auditing, and a thorough understanding of Microfinance Banking and accounting practices
  • Experienced in strategic planning and budgeting

Key Performance:

  • Professionalism and integrity
  • Deadline oriented. Dependability, requiring minimum supervision.
  • Strong leadership and people management skills.
  • Sound strategic thinking, with risk and control consciousness
  • Strong analytic skills
  • Excellent communication skills ? written and spoken
  • Languages: English required

Application Closing Date
15th January, 2019.

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