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We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Internal Audit Senior Associate

Reference Number: 125-NIG00171
Location: Lagos
Department: Assurance
Job type: Permanent

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Lead medium to complex engagement teams with responsibility for on-field team activities, coaching, supervision etc. or play a support lead role on complex engagements, usually a multi-location audit with responsibility for some high risk components with minimal supervision.
  • Perform timely initial review of less complex file sections to ensure audit documentation is of sufficient quality and depth.
  • Manage projects to ensure the right tasks are done at the right time by the engagement team.
  • Manage internal communications (including planning and preparation of the team).
  • Give appropriate and timely feedback to less experienced team members. Provide upward feedback to reviewers.
  • Raise potential issues to engagement manager on a timely basis.
  • Take ownership of the completion of assigned work and overall file completion through to file archiving.
  • Coordinate the review of audit areas and effectively clear partner and manager comments.
  • Provide on-the-job coaching to less experienced team members.
  • Understand the budget/scope of work included in the fee estimate and track engagement costs, monitor realization and provide a timely update of progress, including overruns, to the manager and partner.
  • Support engagement lead or manager in performing internal risk management procedures on engagements e.g. Affirm, Stop-Go etc.
  • Engage other lines of service that could proffer solutions to client issues.
  • Take up responsibility for billing and collection.
  • Active involvement in proposal development, oral rehearsals and oral presentation to prospective clients.

Required Skills

  • Adapts communication based on situation/ people/audience.
  • Demonstrates professionalism and maturity to effectively represent PwC.
  • Communicates effectively with the client; Makes technical points understandable.
  • Shows foresight and initiative in dealing with client issues.
  • Exhibits confidence in interactions and effectively contributes to group discussions.
  • Effectively delegates work and encourages less experienced staff to ask questions and offer ideas.
  • Understands and apply efficiency innovations introduced by the firm.
  • Understands client’s culture and politics and is able to adapt to achieve positive results.
  • Interacts with component or group teams on Group Internal Audits.
  • Possess the maturity to resolve conflicts on engagements.
  • Knowledgeable of PwC global tools (e.g. Spark, Knowledge Curve, Global Portal, and PwC Inform) and is comfortable with utilizing them.
  • Develops relationships with management and key contact persons.
  • Makes quality contributions to the delivery of the three client principles (Engage – Agree Value – Feedback)
  • Develops confidence and poise to chair team and client meetings.
  • Ability to coach and mentor less experienced members of the team.


  • Can identify complex technical issues and propose possible solutions using appropriate research and analysis (knows when to involve partner/manager).
  • Demonstrates understanding of complex issues with clear, concise documentation.
  • Is able to draft client communications and other internal/external reports in a clear, concise and complete way requiring limited edits on review.
  • Is able to perform a first level review of reports (ensure that the report tie-out to the work evidenced on aura file, and in line with PwC IA methodology and IIA standards) and effectively clear partner and manager comments.
  • Has deep technical skills, can effectively be a subject matter expert (SME) in some areas such as banking, technology, telecommunication, IFRS, auditing etc.
  • Demonstrates an advanced understanding of regulatory pronouncements that are applicable to client’s business and industry (e.g. CAMA, FRCN Act, BOFIA, SEC).
  • Can effectively plan and design an audit approach that complies with PwC Internal Audit methodology and IIA standards.
  • Is able to appropriately modify the audit approach for change in circumstance or new information.
  • Takes ownership of planning, performing risk assessment and designing an audit approach that complies with PwC Internal Audit methodology and IIA standards.
  • Demonstrates a deep understanding relationships between objectives, risks and controls within business processes and apply that understanding to develop and audit plan with coaching from a manager.
  • Able to lead the identification, documentation of key controls in significant business processes, evaluate these controls for design and operating effectiveness and document work in a concise and coherent manner.
  • Completes a timely initial review of less complex file sections to ensure audit documentation is of sufficient quality and depth.
  • Understands when specialist assistance is required and assists in coordinating with PwC specialists.
  • Is able to reach sound conclusions and clearly document thought process.
  • Is aware of and applies the various technical alerts that are released by the firm.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of internal risk management procedures on engagements.

Required Experience and Qualification

  • B.Sc. Degree in any course with minimum 2.1 GPA
  • ACA, ACCA, CIA (State appropriate level).
  • Knowledge of Internal audit management tools and solutions.
  • Minimum of 4-6 years working experience.

Application Closing Date
4th May, 2018.

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

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