Recruitment for Senior Specialist, Financial Audit & Internal Control at IHS Towers

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IHS Towers is the largest independent mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Founded in 2001, IHS provides services across the full tower value chain – colocation on owned towers, deployment and managed services.
Today IHS Towers has operations in Nigeria, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Zambia and Rwanda. Following the recent acquisitions of MTN and Etisalat’s tower portfolios in Nigeria, IHS owns over 23,300 towers in Africa.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Senior Specialist, Financial Audit & Internal Control
Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

  • Support the Finance function through participation in risk assessment and controls evaluation to ensure that risks are appropriately mitigated through control enforcement and/ or process improvements. Actively lead control enforcement or process improvement initiatives.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Translate tactical work plans into detailed tasks and programs. Plan, undertake and supervise financial and system audits and compliance activities across Finance to ensure that all Finance functions and systems are working in line with management-advised guidelines.
  • Draft, perform and supervise tests of the design, implementation and operating effectiveness of key financial and business controls.
  • Enforce appropriate user access and segregation of duties in financial systems.
  • Provide input into design of automated approval workflows.
  • Deduce conclusions, recommending remediation actions and preparing final reports following tests of the design, implementation and operating effectiveness of key financial and business controls.
  • Oversee database of deficiencies, undertaking root cause analyses, tracking management actions, and driving remediation efforts through the risk management application. Improve control consciousness through staff orientation.
  • Active coordination of process improvement initiatives through practical application of process improvement methodologies and tools for change.
  • Support implementation actions for transformation projects by coordinating resolution of business pain points for Finance across all value chains; performing business activities such as data mining, UAT participation, workshops and sign-offs; providing supporting data for setting baseline and to-be metrics for business processes; and collecting inputs to business cases and enforcing change management activities.
  • For IT supported projects, collect data needed as part of detailed solution design. This includes:
    • Policy statements needed to set up systems.
    • Report examples required to support report build or modification.
    • Coordinating business activities which include SME review of user stories or functional requirements; Validating adequacy of UAT test scripts; UAT participation; Bug fixing.
    • Developing training program materials.
    • Tracing change management activities.
    • Handholding/babysitting business users post go-live.
    • Escalating issues requiring management’s attention.
  • Providing inputs for business cases or for measurement of metrics.
  • Support business process owners with implementation of new controls and/or processes ensuring that proper change management activities are undertaken.
  • Prepare management reports on evaluation of controls and/or processes as directed.
  • Recommend and draft policy statements. Support execution of policy enforcement and training.

Qualifications & Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Management or related field. Professional certifications, e.g. ACA, ACCA will be an asset.
  • +7 years relevant experience
  • Good appre4ciation of IFRS accounting, SOX, ITGC and COSO.
  • Relevant experience managing projects
  • Good understanding of software development lifecycle.
  • Exposure to internal and external audit training is an added advantage.

Job-Specific Competencies

  • Internal Audit
  • Business Process Design
  • Project Management
  • Risk Assessment
  • Financial Acumen
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Flowcharting


  • Business Communication
  • Workload Management
  • Attention to Detail
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Research Orientation
  • Collaboration & Teamwork
  • Initiative & Judgement
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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