Head, Internal Control Job in Nigeria

 At Elvaridah Limited, we emphasize on the critical matters and prospects of organizations such as business growth, strategy, planning, marketing, structure, and people management across different industries. We help companies focus on the growth of their businesses while aligning costs with strategy. With our all-inclusive approach and expertise, we capture values across the boundaries of any organization. Elvaridah focuses on optimizing all the different parts of a business as a unit.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Head, Internal Control

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time


  • Own the design, implementation, documentation, assessment and monitoring internal control framework, including company policies and key risks to ensure that the company has adequate controls to prevent unintentional and intentional errors in financial reporting, processes, and business operations.
  • Formulate policies and procedures to improve internal controls, compliance, and efficiency.
  • Deliver adequate and timely reporting on the internal control framework and control deficiencies to ensure appropriate communication, documentation, escalation to the Management and Board where necessary.
  • Deliver adequate and timely action plans and monitor progress to address and resolve control deficiencies.
  • Work collaboratively with business and process owners to implement and monitor remediation efforts that result from internal control assessments, ensuring the effective implementation of corrective action.
  • 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 procedure
  • Develop and implement compliance model required for a retail business to operate within acceptable standards.
  • Conduct research to identify new regulations passed by state or federal governing bodies.
  • Monitor the company’s financial activities to ensure they are legal and in compliance with internal and external company policies.
  • Initiate or recommend an investigative process in response to complaints of policy or procedural violation.
  • Conduct internal audits prior to an external audit to ensure company policies and operations are up to standard.
  • Monitor the operations and procedures of the different stores to ensure overall compliance.
  • Carry out assessments to identify areas of potential compliance risks to implement preventive/corrective strategies to address compliance issues.
  • Provide reports on a regular basis to the board to keep them updated on progress of compliance operations.
  • Organize compliance programs to educate company staff on recent and already existing compliance requirements.
  • Perform and control the full audit cycle including risk management and control management over operations’ effectiveness, financial reliability and compliance with all applicable directives and regulations.
  • Determine internal audit scope and develop annual plans.
  • Obtain, analyze, and evaluate accounting documentation, previous reports, data, flowcharts etc.
  • Act as an objective source of independent advice to ensure validity and corporate goal achievement.
  • Identify loopholes and recommend risk aversion measures and cost savings.
  • Maintain open communication with management and audit committee.
  • Document process and prepare audit findings memorandum
  • Engage to continuous knowledge development regarding operational rules, regulations, best practices, tools, techniques and performance standards.


  • Internal Audit, Compliance and Risk: 5 years (Required)
  • 7+ years in a management role and 5+ years of public accounting experience preferred.
  • Application controls in financial risk assessment and related audits are essential
  • Requires a strong business acumen with ability to translate risk concepts into practical application considering business context and prudent management principles
  • Ability to assimilate information quickly and identify risk for further analysis
  • Possesses a strong foundation in risk and controls and can apply concepts to any process regardless of specialization or area being evaluated including both manual and systematic processes
  • Coordination and monitoring of Finance policy implementations
  • Certificate from ICAN / ACCA (Required

Application Closing Date
30th June, 2024.

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