Internal Auditor in a Cosmetics industry

The People Practice – Our client in the Cosmetics industry is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Internal Auditor

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time


  • Our client is looking to hire an Internal Auditor who will play a pivotal role in ensuring the integrity of the company’s financial operations, assisting in the establishment, development and evaluation of a company’s internal controls over financial reporting, identifying areas for improvement and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute the processes for assessing and improving internal controls, accounting and operating procedures and financial reporting.
  • Develop and implement annual audit plan and ensure compliance to approved plans from all subsidiaries.
  • Review internal audit and regulatory compliance reports and monitor the implementation of the recommendations.
  • Approve and coordinate investigation into suspected fraudulent practices and determine/recommend the appropriate line of action in response to findings.
  • Continuously review/assess the business and operational risks facing the organization in order to proactively establish appropriate mitigating controls and monitoring mechanisms/frameworks.
  • Supervise the design and building of control frameworks in business processes and systems.
  • Interpret and analyze reports/data/information to identify possible risk exposure.
  • Ensure compliance with good corporate governance practice.
  • Prepare and submit periodic activity/management reports to the MD and board of the directors on activities of the department.
  • Serve on committees or cross-functional teams and perform other duties as assigned by the MD and board of directors.


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.
  • Professional Accounting/ Finance Certification from a reputable professional body, e.g. ACA, ACCA, ICAN is required.
  • Minimum of 10 years post-graduation experience in Financial Services with at least, 5 years’ experience in the financial management/accounting function
  • Working knowledge of IFRS.
  • Good knowledge of financial and IT systems controls
  • Flexible and able to operate in other Finance roles
  • Inclusive analytical ability – Root Cause Analysis
  • Ability to communicate at all levels including listed entity Audit Committees

Must-Have Skills:

  • Maturity and tact, including the ability to relate effectively with various stakeholders.
  • High level of initiative and good attention to detail.
  • Good decision-making, problem-solving and leadership skills.
  • Good report writing and oral communication skills.
  • High integrity and ethical standards.
  • Assertive and able to hold stakeholders accountable, including those of seniority.

Deadline: 18th May, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


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