Head, Internal Audit


Company Confidential
Industry Insurance
Category Accounting
Location Head Office, ...
Job Status Full-time
Salary GH¢ 
Education First Degree
Experience 10 years
Job Expires Apr 03, 2023
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Job Description

A vibrant life insurance company is seeking professionals to apply for a key role of Head, Internal Audit. 

  • Department: Internal Audit
  • Location: Head Office 
  • Immediate Supervisor: Chief Executive Officer
  • Positions directly supervised:  Audit Supervisor, Audit Officers
The role holder will provide independent assurance that the Company’s risk management, governance and internal control processes are operating effectively.
The internal auditor operates in accordance with the audit charter, Internal Audit Manual and IIA standards, for the accomplishment   of effective and efficient Internal Audit engagements   by performing the roles listed below;
  • Lead assigned audits/special reviews.
  • Identify   and   allocate   tasks, ‘coordinate/monitor    work, control   audit/assignment resources, consolidate results, etc.
  • Prepare/participate    in the   preparation   of   risk-based   audit   plans/programmes     in accordance with lIA’s standards.
  • Plan/program assignments in accordance with IIA standards.
  • Supervise   and coach staff throughout   the audit/review   with the view to ensuring conformity with lIA's standards in all phases of the audit process.
  • Empower and challenge more junior staff to actively participate in the management of the audit/review.
  • Document, evaluate and test systems and controls to determine their adequacy and effectiveness, ensuring 
    • compliance     with    policies     and     procedures
    • accomplishment of   management's   objectives 
    • reliability   and integrity of information
    • economical use of resources
    • safeguarding of assets
  • Prepare working papers for review by the Audit Committee or an External Consultant.
  • Review working   papers   prepared   by assisting auditors or direct reports for   subsequent   review by Senior Management.
  • Develop and discuss findings, recommendations and time lines for corrective action with responsible officer of operations audited, and monitor the implementation status 
  • Draft audit/assignment reports for company-wide consumption, including   senior management and the Audit Committee.
  • Prepare presentations, using available technology tools (e.g., PowerPoint).
  • Make   presentations of audit results and reports to senior management of and the board audit committee.
  • Monitor the status of audit recommendations.
  • Appraise adequacy of follow-up action taken by management on audit findings and recommendations.
  • Maintain and update audit programs.
  • Identify training needs with respect to auditing approaches and techniques.
  • Take initiative in Identifying appropriate audit tools, best practices, and identify / perform tasks aimed at ensuring that the audit/assignments are conducted in accordance with lIA’s standards.
  • Perform other related duties as determined by the management and the Board Audit Committee.


  • Timeliness and accuracy of all types of reports presented to Management
  • Liaise with Executive management to ensure audit recommendations are carried out and the necessary changes are made.
  • Frequency and timeliness of reports submitted to Audit Committee

Required Skills or Experience


  • Ability to lead people and manage change
  • Demonstrate high sense of trust and integrity
  • Result oriented & Decision maker
  • Possess audit working methods and measurement
  • Report writing & communication skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Ability to interact with Management and all levels of employees


  • A minimum of a first degree in Accounting from a recognized tertiary institution
  • Professional qualification in Accountancy will be preferred
  • 10 – 12 years post national service experience


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