Head, Internal Control Job in Nigeria

 SIAO HRC is a subsidiary of SIAO, an independent Nigerian professional services firm which boasts of a crop of seasoned professionals with local and international experience positioned to providing excellent Human Resource Consultancy services, financial advisory services, legal and compliance services, taxation and business assurance.

Specifically, the Firm is managed by Alumni of KPMG, PWC, EY, PKF Professional Services and Grant Thornton. With a professional staff strength of over 150 highly qualified and dedicated personnel, we pride ourselves as being Nigeria’s largest indigenous professional services firm, with a strong presence across Africa. Our professional competence has spread across, HR Services, auditing and professional consulting services for various sectors of the economy such as Engineering, Oil and Gas, Finance, Public Sector, Telecommunications and Manufacturing amongst others. We pride ourselves in always being at a high level of responsiveness and commitment to our client’s needs. This distinguishes us from our competitors and also guarantees excellent results for repeat business

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Head, Internal Control

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full Time

Job Objective

  • To ensure implementation, documentation, assessment and monitoring of internal control framework, including key risks in order to ensure that the company has adequate controls to prevent unintentional and intentional errors in financial reporting, processes and business operations.

Reporting Relationships

  • Functionally reports to: Board Risk and Audit Committee and Managing Director
  • Administratively reports to: Managing Director

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Oversee the management of market, credit, operational and other variants of risk that the institution may be exposed to by ensuring that controls are implemented to mitigate these risks.
  • Coordinate with business units to implement controls considered adequate to mitigate risk.
  • Coordinate with business units in the implementation of Risk and Control Self-Assessment (RCSA) and preparation of a risk register that covers all risks that the company is exposed to.
  • Follow up with the business units on outstanding action items regarding controls noted during the RCSA and in the risk register.
  • Perform a comprehensive risk assessment of the organization, at least, on a quarterly basis and report findings to the Senior Management and the Board Risk and Audit Committee
  • Maintain a register for operational losses, near misses and potential losses and recommend action plans to prevent reoccurrence to the Senior Management and Board Risk and Audit Committee
  • Monitor key risk indicators for all business units and report findings on a quarterly basis to the Board Risk and Audit Committee.
  • Recommend risk appetite statements to Senior Management and the Board Risk and Audit Committee for further recommendation to the Board of Directors.
  • Establish procedures for timely identification of emerging risks that may affect the business
  • Deliver adequate and timely reporting on the internal control framework and control deficiencies to ensure appropriate communication, documentation, escalation to Management, and audit committee.
  • Actively seek standardization and automation, apply and implement best practices for managing internal controls and deploy innovative technology where possible to enhance and continuously improve the design and operating effectiveness of the controls, documentation, assessment and review procedures.
  • Lead the process for internal control reviews across the GRDS Units and branches.
  • Actively engage with internal and external auditors to ensure consideration and resolution of all relevant risks and audit findings.  Perform annual walkthroughs over key financial processes (Financial Reporting, Fixed Assets, Intercompany, Inventory, Order-to-cash, Procure-to-Pay, Payroll, Pension, Tax, Treasury and IT).
  • Propose constructive and practical improvements in terms of minimizing risks as a result of these walkthroughs and testing. Follow implementation on corrective actions.
  • Perform data analytics procedures on purchases, and expense reports.
  • Formulate policies and procedures to improve internal controls, compliance and efficiency.
  • Develop and conduct adequate training and prepare related information material on the internal control objectives, approach, and methodology to colleagues on a regular basis to build knowledge and understanding of risks and control.
  • Execute, document and report any ad-hocs audits or investigation as required by Senior Management.
  • Designing and implementing an overall risk management process for the organisation, which includes an analysis of the financial impact on the company when risks occur.
  • Risk reporting tailored to the relevant audience. (Educating the board of directors about the most significant risks to the business; ensuring business heads understand the risks that might affect their departments; ensuring individual Staff members understand their own accountability for individual risks).
  • Explaining the external risk posed by corporate governance to stakeholders.
  • Creating business continuity plans to limit risks.
  • Conducting policy and compliance audits, which will include liaising with internal and external auditors.
  • Any other duties as required by the Managing Director


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 8 - 10 years experience.

Application Closing Date
19th July, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: careers@siao-ng.com using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.


  • Only qualified candidates will be shortlisted and contacted
  • Kindly fill our pre-interview link https://tinyurl.com/PRE-INT Please use SIAOGRD008 as the reference code on the google form.