Group Internal Audit Manager – Accra, Ghana

My client is part of a large dynamic group that is involved in a variety of sectors, with a Head Office based in Accra. They are a progressive market leading company with values that inspire and truly develop their staff. This role offers an outstanding opportunity to join an inspirational company with a variety of businesses that will occupy and challenge you. 

I’m therefore looking for a qualified accountant CPA, ACCA, ACA with an Internal Audit or Group IA background who can provide strategic direction to the IA function. You will be able to motive and lead people, put in place an audit plan and develop the IA function

Qualifications and Skills:

  1. Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field. Professional certifications such as CIA, CPA, or CISA are required.
  2. Proven experience as an internal auditor, with a minimum of twelve years of experience in a leadership or managerial role.
  3. Extensive knowledge of internal auditing standards, practices, and methodologies.
  4. Strong understanding of financial and operational risks, controls, and processes, particularly at the group level.
  5. Excellent leadership and people management skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire a team.
  6. Exceptional analytical and critical thinking skills, with the ability to identify issues, evaluate complex problems, and recommend effective solutions.
  7. Excellent communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to convey complex information in a clear and concise manner.
  8. Proficiency in using auditing software, data analytics tools, and ERP systems.
  9. Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  10. Strong ethical standards and high levels of professionalism and integrity.
  11. Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion in handling sensitive information.
  12. Experience working in a multinational or group-level internal audit function is preferred.