Head, Internal Audit & Compliance at Personal Trust Microfinance Bank LImited

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    Personal Trust Microfinance Bank is a microfinance bank operating in Lagos, Nigeria. The Bank was licensed by the Central Bank of Nigeria to operate as a state microfinance bank in year 2014. Formerly known as Personal Trust Savings and Loans, it was first registered in 1993 and operated as a mortgage bank until its conversion in 2014.
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    Head, Internal Audit & Compliance

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience 5 – 10 years
    • Location Lagos
    • Job Field Finance / Accounting / Audit&nbsp

    Job summary

    The Head of Internal Audit & Compliance is responsible for the development, management and evaluation of internal control systems in the Bank. The Internal auditor develops and implements the annual internal audit program and ensures that the audit objectives are met. The job holder provides reasonable assurance on the effectiveness and strength of internal controls.

    Duties and responsibilities

    • Develops an annual risk-based internal audit plan and oversee the implementation of the approved plan
    • Ensures methodical documentation of work plans, testing results, conclusions and recommendations and ensures follow up on findings and corrective actions.
    • Provide technical assistance with investigations, special audits, and provide subject-matter expertise as needed.
    • Remains current on audit regulatory oversight trends and develop a risk-based approach incorporated into the annual audit plan.
    • Performs regular bank-wide risk assessment to identify significant risks or exposure related to internal controls or compliance with regulatory requirements, efficiency of operations, and accuracy of financial reporting.
    • Provides feedback and recommendations on business risks and improving operational efficiencies and processes where appropriate.
    • Directs the work of external auditors to ensure the audit work remains within the prescribed guidelines.
    • Coordinates and assist with the preparation of Audit Committee materials and participate in audit committee meetings
    • Investigates and report to the Audit Committee on activities reported through the Hotline/Whistleblower processes and assist in investigations.
    • Initiates policy and process reviews including ensuring they are up to date with all legislations and best practices
    • Using problem solving and critical thinking skills to quickly identify internal control deficiencies, evaluate their risk implications, and draw the appropriate conclusions
    • Lead the setup of the enterprise risk assessment for the bank and developing a risk log
    • Conduct follow-up reviews of financial, operational, or regulatory compliance deficiencies noted during audits. 
    • Implements the anti-fraud campaign and assess compliance
    • Prepares monthly regulatory renditions and returns
    • Flexibility to carry out any other task as requested by Management


    • HND/BSc/ in IT, Information systems, Mathematics, Accounting, Banking and finance or a related field
    • Evidence of completion/ exemption of/from NYSC
    • Evidence of completion of Microfinance Certification program.


    • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in Internal Audit in a financial institution or an audit firm
    • Prior managerial experience in similar role or capacity
    • In-depth knowledge of Internal control framework for the Microfinance Industry


    • Strategy planning and implementation
    • Organization and time management abilities
    • Leadership, team management and mentoring
    • Outstanding communication and people skills
    • Extensive knowledge of all regulatory policies and procedure
    • Proficient writing and delivery of presentations and documentation
    • Risk Management techniques
    • Proficient writing and delivery of presentations and documentation
    • Logical approach to identifying and evaluating issues and problem solving
    • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy
    • Ability to multi task and meet tight deadlines
    • Ability to interact with senior management and stakeholders, including regulators
    • Proficient in the use of MS Office suit
    • Unquestioned personal integrity with strong ethics and values

    Method of Application

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