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Internal audit/inspection 3 000 000
Job Type: Full-Time

Education

From 0 to 1995
Edo State university, Ekpoma
From 0 to 2006
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria
No added languages

Experience

Financial Control
Allstates Trust Bank plc (Now Ecobank plc)
- December 2005 (более 50 лет)

ACCOUNTING

  • Prepared regular, timely and accurate reports on the company’s assets, financial performance, liquidity and main risks.
  • Computed key business metrics and prepared periodic financial analysis and reports for management decision making.
  • Spearheaded the preparation of the company’s budget and assisted the subsidiary in delivering the budget process.
  • Exercised budgetary control by close involvement in the divisional budgetary process, communicating budgets, reporting variances and initiating corrective actions.
  • Forecasted cashflow position and ensured sufficient funds are available to meet ongoing operational and capital investment requirements.
  • Actively participated in compliance reviews of subsidiaries in accordance with internal policies, procedures and best practices.
  • Oversaw the operations of the accounting department successfully, over a significant period.
  • Enhanced the accounting operations of subsidiaries, particularly the internal control system, transaction process operation, policies and procedures.

AUDITING

  • Reviewed and evaluated control systems to ensure compliance with management policies.
  • Assessed internal procedures and supporting documentation to identify weaknesses and ensure effective control systems.
  • Designed and implemented audit standards operating systems and processes, annual and periodic audit programs.
  • Performed periodic audit review of the activities and performance of branches.
  • Collaborated with external auditors and ensured compliance with recommendations.

RECONCILIATION /INVESTIGATION

  • Thoroughly investigate the reason for outstanding items on the Bank’s Nostro accounts and follow-up with the relevant units for the closure of these items.
  • Thoroughly investigate the reasons for outstanding items on internal suspense accounts owned by Group Technology & Operations and follow-up with the relevant units for the closure of these items.
  • Provide support to Group Reconciliation to ensure smooth running of Nigeria reconciliation operations.
  • Develop and manage relationships with key internal customers by anticipating their needs, and ensuring that service standards meet their requirements
  • Prepared and reported income and expense forecasts to senior management.
Internal Audit/ Inspection
Wema Bank Plc
December 2012 - Present Day (4 years 2 months)
  • Planned audit work which sufficiently evaluates control environments in units of varying complexity using best practice approaches and techniques
  • Performed compliance, financial and operational audits in accordance with professional standards for internal auditing
  • Presented audit results to management of the audited unit in the appropriate context understood by the recipients
  • Assessed complex activities to identify potential financial, operational, strategic and compliance risks, which warrant audit and management attention
  • Assisted in performing risk assessments and setting up the internal audit and compliance audit plan
  • Reviewed audit programmes and apply audit techniques appropriate for the scope of the audit mission
  • Assessed existing business processes and strategies and recommend areas of improvement based on international best practices
  • Reviewed the design of existing internal controls and suggest ways of optimizing effectiveness
  • Managed team to achieve all audits and oversee the developmental needs of the team
  • Supervised the annual audit plan and manage team to achieve it
  • Prepared audit reports and proffer recommendations making recommendations to improve the control environment
  • Followed up on audit recommendations and support the business lines to implement findings appropriately
  • Advised business management on enhancements and efficiencies to the operating and control environment
  • Keep abreast with current developments that may affect audit and the latest audit techniques, methods, tools, and procedures
  • Performed special assignments including fraud investigations etc.
Internal Audit/ Inspection
Ecobank plc
November 2006 - October 2010 (4 years 1 month)

1. Plans and conducts audit/investigations of assigned activities or operations relating to the financial, operational and administrative functions of the Bank:

  • Reviews functions and activities to determine the nature of operations, procedures, and related internal controls to achieve established objectives;
  • Determines the scope, nature and timing of audit activities;
  • Designs audit procedures and programs;
  • Holds opening conferences to communicate with auditees on issues related to the audits;
  • Prepares audit planning memoranda for directors’ approval;
  • Determines the adequacy and effectiveness of established internal control to prevent and/or detect errors and irregularities;
  • Determines the accuracy of financial information and the other disclosures provided;
  • Directs, counsels and instructs audit assistants in the performance of audit assignments and ensure compliance with time schedule;
  • Advises management on an ongoing basis, on accounting, reporting, control and compliance issues to prevent costly errors and irregularities;
  • Holds exit conference with auditees to discuss audit findings and recommendations.

2. Prepares audit reports and submits them for the Chief Inspector for Approval:

  • Expresses opinions on the adequacy, effectiveness and efficiency of the systems, control procedures in place to achieve established objectives and recommend corrective actions to improve operations, enhance internal control and reduce cost;
Internal Auditor
Diamond Bank plc
January 2006 - October 2006 (10 months)
  • Reviewed and evaluated control systems to ensure compliance with management policies.
  • Assessed internal procedures and supporting documentation to identify weaknesses and ensure effective control systems.
  • Designed and implemented audit standards operating systems and processes, annual and periodic audit programme.
  • Identify and develop controls and processes to ensure all risks and opportunities are highlighted.
  • Performed periodic audit review of the activities and performance of branches.
  • Collaborated with external auditors and ensured compliance with recommendations