Head Internal Control

Job Title: Head, Internal Control
Client: CBN Licensed Financial Institution
Industry: Financial Services
Locations: Lagos, Nigeria

Job Purpose/summary

As Head Internal Control, you will be responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining of effective internal control procedures and processes to identify risks, evaluate controls and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and company policies.

Key Functions/Responsibilities

  • Facilitate the documentation, review and implementation of policies and standards with business partners to ensure internal control compliance on an ongoing basis
  • Prepare reports and presentations on internal control activities, findings, and recommendations for management and stakeholders.
  • Investigate incidents of non-compliance or control deficiencies and recommend corrective actions.
  • Oversee the execution of management’s internal control assessment and scoping activities to ensure proper risk identification, process mapping and controls linkage for a sustainable internal control framework.
  • Monitor changes in regulatory requirements and industry best practices to ensure ongoing compliance are updated accordingly.
  • Provide training and support to employees on internal control policies and procedures.
  • Conduct risk assessments to identify potential areas of vulnerability and recommend appropriate control measures.
  • Plan, execute, and report on operational, financial, regulatory and compliance-related audits as well as ensure adherence to policies and procedures.
  • Link risk assessment activity to the development of a strong annual compliance work plan.
  • Design and approve all quality procedures for organization and monitor all compliance procedures and escalate discrepancies to management.

Qualifications & Experience


  • First degree in Accounting or Finance or relevant discipline with at least Second Class Upper
  • Minimum of 6 years experience in internal control, risk management or audit roles preferably in the financial service industry
  • Professional membership and or certification from Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Association of Certified Chartered Accountant (ACCA) or Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA)
  • Must have progressive financial service experience


  • Industry knowledge would be an added advantage
  • Strong understanding of internal control principles, frameworks and methodologies
  • Excellent Microsoft skill, including Word. Excel, and particularly PowerPoint