Thursday, 27 August 2015

Vacancy for Head-Internal Audit

Accounting Position

Job Details
Arik Air is a customer-focused airline that offers consistently outstanding services to both business and leisure travellers. We have earned a reputation for providing "the best care in the air". Industry experts have awarded us for delivering outstanding services. No airline does it in the unique Arik way.

Arik Air offers opportunities for employment in administrative, professional, technical and airline-specific disciplines, irrespective of the level or area of responsibility, each employee contributes to the growth and success of our airline. We believe that individuals score goals, but ultimately "the team wins the game".

If you feel you have these values, a drive to excel in the performance of your job duties and would like to be part of the Arik team, please submit an application for one of our open positions. We welcome the opportunity to bring enthusiastic new people aboard. At Arik Air, you will become part of a heritage of great achievement with a future of even greater promises.

Job Title: Head-Internal Audit
Location: Lagos
Department: MD’s Office
Reporting To: Board Audit Committee / Group CEO (GCEO)/ Executive Vice President (EVP)
Primary Objective:
To establish, direct and manage the activities of the Corporate Audit Department while bearing ultimate responsibility for providing assurance to the Board Audit Committee over the financial and operational integrity of internal controls within Company.
This includes identifying opportunities to enhance shareholder value through providing recommendations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of procedures within the business.

The Corporate Audit Department is an independent and objective business consulting function that will help the Company achieve its objectives by adopting a robust systematic and objective approach towards risk management and the governance process.

Principal Accountabilities and Responsibilities:
Direct the overall operations of the Internal Audit department on behalf of the Board Audit Committee and the Management.
Evaluate and provide reasonable assurance that risk management controls are functioning.
Ensure efficient and effective performance as well as monitor adherence of internal controls companywide.

Evaluate and mitigate for all recognized corporate risks and advise management.
Ensure projects are prioritized based on risk and exposure and assist with project appraisals.
Create an effective and strategic direction roadmap which covers the values, mission, and objectives of Internal Audit now and in the future.

Ensure adequate corporate governance exists to provide transparency in business practices.
Establish quality control programmes over Internal Audit activities, and ensure departmental processes, methodologies and work flows are effective companywide (including project planning, resource management, file review, reporting, and follow up).
Embed minimum acceptable standards and control frameworks which meet Arik’s Internal Audit objectives.

Ensure that Internal Audit staffs develop skills and knowledge which provide maximum value for the business, and which are relevant for career advancement.
Conduct ad-hoc special projects as requested by the Board of Directors, Audit Committee or the CEO.

Maintain the independence and objectivity required by internal audit functions.
Work with Business owners to provide independent strategic support to add value and help them achieve their functional, departmental and corporate goals.

Required Experience: 10-15 year(s)
Qualifications and Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or related discipline.
MBA or other post-graduate degree is desirable.

Professional accounting qualification (e.g. ACCA/CA/ACA) specialized in auditing, financial analysis, and business process.
A minimum of 10 years’ experience at a senior level in auditing and/or accounting functions within aviation or a Big 4 environment.

Corporate governance and SOX
Modern internal audit best practice
Risk-based audit techniques
Control self-assessment methodology
Computer assisted audit techniques
Airline revenue process
Fraud prevention, exposures and detection
Aviation supply chain
Computer literacy (all MS Office programmes).

Working Relationship:
Audit Committee
Internal Audit Team.
External Auditors
Outsourcing Consultants.
Method of Application:
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV's
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