Internal Audit and Control Officer in a Logistics Support Service Provider

Human Capital Partners (HCP) – Our client, a Logistics Support Service Provider in the Maritime Industry, is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Internal Audit and Control Officer

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Summary
We are seeking to fill the role of Internal Audit and Control Officer as part of efforts to strengthen its operations and enhance its capacity to achieve its goals. The role reports to the Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for:

  • Driving the implementation, monitoring, evaluation and revision of the organization’s internal audit, control & compliance strategy
  • Providing independent and objective assurance that governance processes are sound, and that existing information systems and controls are adequate to mitigate risks
  • Ensuring operational, financial, and regulatory compliance.


  • Set up the audit and control department, drafting necessary policies, procedures, and ways of working
  • Lead internal audit’s annual planning process to develop the audit plan and ensure the plan is responsive to and aligned with the risk profile of the company and its key stakeholders – agents, company activities and other customers
  • Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of company accounts, financial processes, systems, policies, and procedures and maintain technical proficiency with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), auditing standards, trends, and best business practices
  • Perform financial, managerial, systems and operating audit on all areas of the business as well as the means used to identify, measure, classify and report the information
  • Perform prompt investigation of breach of policy and procedures for disciplinary action.
  • Identify and evaluate control lapses/policy inadequacies through investigations for process improvement
  • Draft, manage, and ensure implementation of internal controls, policies and procedures and compliance therewith for audit and regulatory oversight
  • Work with strategic third parties and agents as well as internal resources on investigations and communications to regulators as may be required from time to time while maintaining the strictest confidentiality
  • Conduct interviews, examine documentation, perform substantive and compliance tests, performs analytical reviews, and summarizes work performed, exceptions, findings and recommendations noted during an audit in an audit memo
  • Ensure complete, accurate and timely audit information is reported to management and/or risk committees.
  • Collaborate with the legal and compliance department on implementation and monitoring of Anti Money Laundering and Anti Bribery and Corruption guidelines within the company
  • Follow up on audit findings to ensure corrective action has been implemented
  • Drive reviews of internal control procedures and security for systems under development and/or enhancements to current systems
  • Coordinate with legal and compliance department and assist with compliance process in any area found to be non-compliant.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • First Degree in any discipline from an accredited university
  • Minimum of 6 years related experience
  • Professional certification, e.g., CRISC, CISA, ACA, ACCA, CPA, CIMA, or other relevant higher business degree
  • Proven knowledge of auditing standards and procedures, laws, rules, and regulations
  • Advanced computer skills, and familiarity with accounting software and databases
  • High attention to detail and excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to work well within a team environment and build relationships
  • Systematic approach to work, good organisational skills with the ability to multitask and prioritize to adhere to tight deadlines.

Deadline: 29th November, 2021.

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