Manufacturing / FMCG / Industrial

Job for Audit & Compliance Manager at Saro Africa International

Saro Africa International is a company with linked interest in FMCG and Agric Value Chain spanning Downstream to Upstream. The Supply chain activities is a contiguous circle from Inbound, Outbound to Export. Following her businesses restructuring and repositioning, the company is further expanding her activities across all the Commercial Cities and major Agro ecology zones of Nigeria.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Audit & Compliance Manager

Location: Lagos

Job Description

  • The position of the Audit, Risk & Compliance Manager is a leadership and management position in the Corporate Office
  • The Audit, Risk & Compliance Manager is charged with the overall responsibility of ensuring that all the activities, transactions, balances and operations of the companies are properly audited and done in line with set guidelines, procedures and policies.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Plan, supervise, direct and execute all necessary and relevant audit procedures and tests on the operations, financial and businesses of the Companies and Departments to ensure compliance and assurances with set guidelines and procedures.
  • Ensure that transactions relating to Cash, Inventory, Debtors, Suppliers, Expenditure, Fixed Assets and Other Balance Sheet items are properly validated, captured, recorded in the necessary books of accounts as required.
  • Prepare the Annual Audit & Compliance Plan and ensure it’s executed and achieved

Risk and Compliance:

  • Evaluate the adequacy of the company’s internal control framework in addressing risks, compliance and accomplishing the company’s goals and objectives.
  • To actively monitor regulatory developments, assess the potential impact on the business and deliver findings and recommendations.
  • Review results from risk management processes for both internal and external regulations.
  • Assessing and evaluating compliance with regulatory authorities in line with group policies.
  • Monitoring of activity to identify emerging risks, possible compliance breaches and taking remedial action where necessary and assessing and reporting on implications to the business.


  • Supervise all internal audit activities of the audit team members to ensure that audits are carried out in a fair and objective manner.
  • Ensure that the Annual Audit Plan is appropriately executed and achieved.
  • Ensure quality control in evidence gathering, validation, authentication, Audit Report etc.

Investigation and Incident:

  • Ensure that necessary investigations and special reviews are properly carried out as deemed necessary resulting from perceived or actual losses or noncompliance.
  • Ensure that proper care and the required resources are deployed in undertaking investigations and special reviews.
  • Investigate all incidents that has been reported to estimate and validate the losses that was reported or occurred.
  • Determine and make recommendations for the necessary sanctions or disciplinary actions to be taken where necessary.


  • Determine the training needs of associates who reports to her to ensure that the required capacity and resources is required.
  • Coach and serves as Mentor to members in her/his team in their functional areas of responsibilities.


  • Provide direct leadership for teams members as well as ensure proper appraisals and training are done for them



  • Minimum of a Second Class Upper in Accounting, Economics, or Finance from a reputable university.
  • Must be a Chartered Accountant (ACCA or ACA)
  • An MBA or equivalent postgraduate management degree will be an advantage.
  • Minimum of 6 years Relevant Experience in FMCG/ Manufacturing Internal Audit or audit firm with at least 8 years in managerial position.
  • Must have knowledge of risk based internal audit.
  • Age: 32- 42.

Special Skills/Key Behavioural Competencies

  • Skilful reporting to executives and Top management including delivery of audit reports.
  • Ability to work independently and deliver results.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, methodical, and structured with the ability to think outside the box.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills with the ability to convey technical information in simple terms.
  • This role is highly cross-functional. A successful candidate is able to listen and manage large amounts of information from competing priorities, to facilitate decision-making, and to develop and execute work plans.
  • High personal responsibility, accountability, and integrity required.
  • Objectivity and Independence is required
  • Ability to Travel at short notice and take multiple functions at the same time

Deadline: 26th July, 2019.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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