Job description for Head, Risk & Internal Audit role at Databank in Accra

Date Posted: 3 weeks ago

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Head, Risk & Internal Audit

Employment Type - full-time

Employer's Proposed Salary - Not provided

Application Deadline - 2022-09-16


Job Description

Databank is seeking a self-motivated and innovative person for the role of Head, Risk and Internal Audit to head our Risk and Internal Audit Department.

Job Purpose & Summary
Responsible for the Group's strategic risk-based internal audit and risk management plan and the Risk & Internal Audit department in accordance with the professional standards for auditing promulgated by the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Duties and Responsibilities
Develop annually a risk-based internal audit and risk management plan for the Audit and Risk Management Committee's review and approval.
Oversee the implementation of the approved plan, ensure proper resourcing for the implementation of the plan and adjust the plan as needed in response to the Group's business risks, operations, programs, systems and controls.
Keep the Audit and Risk Management Committee apprised of any changes needed to the internal audit plan.
Ensure methodical documentation of work plans, testing results, conclusions and recommendations. Ensure follow up on findings and corrective actions.
Provide technical assistance with investigations, special audits and provide subject-matter expertise as needed.
Identify developing/potential threats, develop models and contingency plans to deal with the threats and share ideas with the Leadership team.
Annually conduct Anti-Money Laundering (AML) risk analyses and file the report with the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) and submit copies to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Prepare and file quarterly and annual AML reports.
Prepare and file semi-annual and annual AML reports with SEC.

Education/Qualifications
Master's degree in Accounting, Banking and Finance, Economics or Statistics
Chartered Accountant
GSE/GISI certification will be an advantage

Skills/Competencies:
Expert in auditing techniques, accounting and management principles
Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the investment banking industry regulations
In-depth knowledge of FIC regulations
Ability to effectively communicate with the Board and Senior Leadership
Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, MS Excel and PowerPoint)

Experience:
10 to 15 years of related work experience in the Financial Services industry with a minimum of 5 years in a Head of Internal Audit role or equivalent.

Terms and Conditions Apply
Interested Applicants should send their CV and an application letter with the subject of Head, Risk & Internal Audit.

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