Internal Control Officer
Closing: 30 Sep 2023
ARM Pensions5, Mekunwen Road Off Oyinkan Abayomi Drive Ikoyi, Lagos
The successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation of internal control reviews and procedures regarding the organisation’s process and accounting structures and working in partnership with all stakeholders to ensure that potential risks and controls are adequately identified, measured appropriately and recommendations implemented.
• Perform appropriate call-over of transactions consummated to ascertain validity, accuracy, and completeness of transaction processed. • Periodic review of pricing and pricing templates for accuracy • Perform periodic stock count and validation checks on the company’s inventory system/warehoused items to promote control visibility and inculcate sense of control awareness. • Conduct periodic evaluation of the effectiveness of the internal control system to ensure the integrity of the system, improve them and propose value-added recommendations. • Collaborate with business and process owners to implement and monitor remediation efforts that result from internal control assessments, ensuring the effective implementation of corrective action. • Deliver adequate and timely action plans and monitor progress to address and resolve identified control deficiencies. • Develop, execute, and monitor adequate internal control over financial reporting (ICFR) in line with best accounting practices and identifying appropriate risk and mitigation strategies. • Actively participate in the system change management activities within the firm including reviewing and assessing user acceptance testing on system enhancements/change deployment. • Involve in the optimization/upgrade of existing systems and business solutions and ensure that controls that meet business requirements are embedded at all ends. • Ensure projects are executed in line with approved mandates and service level agreements • Work with stakeholders to ensure that controls are fully embedded in the design of processes and systems. • Innovate control automation techniques to minimize compliance cost for various processes and procedures within the organization. • Supporting Operational risk desk in providing Loss Data around transaction and process data and setting of remediation technique to improve general control environment. • Maintain a culture within ARM Pensions that emphasizes and demonstrates the importance of internal control to all staff and inculcate a sense of control awareness.
• Bachelor’s degree in accounting or any other finance discipline • Professional qualifications such as ACA, ACCA or any other relevant professional programmes would be an added advantage.
• 3-5 years of relevant experience (post qualification) in financial service industry, experience in a Pension or Investment Management Company would be an added advantage
• Good knowledge of the operations of a Pension or Investment Management environment. • Commendable knowledge of pension regulations and the regulatory structure. • Good analytical and problem-solving skills. Detail oriented and ability to work and interpret figures and other financial information • Ability to communicate and manage risk and control issues. • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Tools • Good written and oral communication and presentation skills • Ability to address issues and effect change
Experience3 - 5 Year(s)