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Senior audit associate
Job Type: Full-Time

Education

From 0 to 2011
University of Aberdeen - MBA
From 0 to 2009
ACCA - Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
From 0 to 2012
ACA
From 0 to 2006
University of Nigeria - BSc Accountancy
No added languages

Experience

Senior Audit Associate
KPMG Professional Services, Lagos Nigeria
October 2012 - Present Day (4 years 6 months)
  • Review and evaluate financial risk, financial reporting and accounting transactions processes including controls related to oil and gas and Fast Moving Consumer Goods Companies.
  • Review and evaluate complex financial statements
  • Supervise and review work performed by other staff and interact with the manager on client and team matters
  • Supervise Audit associates and interns on engagements
  • Understand and utilize KPMG’s Audit Methodology.
Audit Executive
Ernst & Young UK LLP Aberdeen, United Kingdom
September 2011 - February 2012 (6 months)

I was part of the team for the audit of high profile upstream oil and gas clients such as Total Exploration and Production, UK, Apache North Sea Limited and British Petroleum. I was involved in SOX reporting and final audits of these companies. Major roles were:

  • Prepared client proposals, led business development activities, and managed the engagement process from start to finish, including communication with the client
  • Managed field work, including data collection, analysis, and work paper documentation and supervised engagement staff and interns; prepared, edited, and proofread narrative reports and presentations of observations and recommendations
  • Worked independently under the guidance of Directors and Partners
Audit Senior
Deloitte Lagos Nigeria
February 2008 - September 2010 (2 years 8 months)
  • Led local and international audit engagements and ensured that the audit is completed in accordance with relevant legal/regulatory requirements and International Standards on Auditing (ISA).
  • As a field manager, I was responsible for projecting the firm’s image to the client. I monitored and upheld high quality of services to clients, and built the reputation of Deloitte through the quality of my work, knowledge and experience
  • I identified and pursued business opportunities wining clients for the firm.
  • Prepared audit plans and budgets for review and discussion with the engagement managers and partners, and ensured the audit is completed within the timetable and budget.
  • Determined audit procedures/modifications of procedures that are warranted by the client's business practices and accounting policies and procedures.
  • Reviewed and tested the design and implementation of controls, and the operating effectiveness of controls in clients’ corporate environment.
  • Performed substantive analytical procedures and detailed tests of clients’ financial accounts, and assured correctness and completeness of clients’ financial statements.
  • It was my responsibility to identify the weaknesses in clients’ internal control system, ensure the related risks were discussed and well understood by clients prior to issuing formal reports to top management staff and directors.
  • I prepared robust reports on observations that portrayed weaknesses in the clients’ internal control systems (Management Letter), made recommendations, with a view to adding value to clients’ businesses as well as reporting on known and possible misstatements in the financial statements.
  • I proffered solutions, provided guidance, technical advice and made valuable recommendations to clients.
  • As a field manager I was the first choice point of contact for resolving issues arising on the audits. I managed project costs, raising fees and agreeing dates for cash collection.
  • Although my primary function was to audit financial statements prepared by clients, 95% of the time I prepared draft accounts for clients, and often, I was assigned to prepare accounts for clients which a separate team audited.
Audit Trainee
Deloitte Lagos Nigeria
April 2007 - January 2008 (10 months)

I joined Deloitte as Audit Trainee in April 2007; thereafter I enrolled for ACCA exams in which I achieved first time passes in most papers. My role was to assist senior audit staff /field managers in various engagements. I was assigned to different tasks involving audit roles and accountancy work. I gained relevant work experience working in internal and external audit departments.

  • Completed assigned tasks e.g. book keeping and ledger maintenance, assets verification, bank reconciliations, participation in stock counts, substantive testing, loan reviews and internal controls testing and followed through the field manager’s instructions.
  • Carried out tests of details of the transactions of clients.
  • Carried out tests of internal controls in clients’ corporate environment.
  • I contributed significantly in identifying management letter weaknesses (internal control lapses) and recommended actions issued to clients.