Assistant Manager, Internal Control and Audit at BusinessDay

Job Title: Assistant Manager, Internal Control and Audit | BusinessDay | Location: Lagos

BusinessDay is the leading medium for up-to-date news and insightful analysis of business, policy and the economy in Nigeria. We are a critical decision-making tool for investors and managers. We provide unbiased news and informed analysis on politics, governance, social and economic trends for the general reader.

Job Description

  • We are looking to hire an internal auditor to improve on our operations and bring a systematic and strategic approach to the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes.


  • Preparation and administration of annual audit plans.
  • Ensure the maintenance of comprehensive systems for recording all audit plans, work papers, findings, reports and follow up audits
  • Act as an objective source of independent advice to ensure validity, legality and goal achievement
  • Plan financial, regulatory, operational and other reviews/audits
  • Conduct periodic physical verification of fixed assets.
  • Ensure the continual review and assessment of the effectiveness and efficiency of policies, procedures, and processes across the organization and identify improvement opportunities.
  • Work directly with other Unit Heads on the implementation of controls including business process redesign, policies and procedures documentation, evidence evaluation and systems enhancements.
  • Conduct follow up audits to monitor management’s interventions
  • Prepare and manage the internal audit budget
  • Investigate violations of the company’s operational procedures and make recommendations on appropriate preventive/remedial action.
  • Provision of regular, accurate and objective reports/updates for management attention.
  • Support monitoring of the company’s compliance with all relevant laws and regulations
  • Coordinate and interact with audit firms performing external audits of the company’s financial statements.

Qualifications / Required Experience

  • Minimum second class upper degree in Accounting or Finance from a reputable institution.
  • Additional qualifications MBA, CISA / CISSP, etc. is an added advantage
  • 6-8 years’ relevant experience with a reputable organization
  • Experience as Internal Auditor in the media or manufacturing industry is an added advantage
  • Relevant professional certification (s) i.e. ACA, ACCA. CIA, etc is compulsory.


  • Proven knowledge of auditing standards and procedures, laws, rules and regulations
  • Ability to effectively lead a team
  • Results oriented – Meet deadlines on assignments and juggle multiple demands
  • Sound independent judgement
  • Tenacity and Ethics
  • High attention to detail and excellent analytical skills
  • Proven track record on interacting with Management
  • Solid knowledge of corporate governance practices

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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