Internal Control Manager at a Cooperative Society (COOP) – Value Bridge Consulting

Value Bridge Consulting – Our client is a duly registered staff cooperative society (COOP) based in Abuja. Established in 1982, the cooperative society provides thrift, loan, and other value-adding services to its over 9000 members all over Nigeria. Its members are employees of a notable organisation with branches in all the 36 states of the Federation including Abuja.

The Cooperative is seeking to add its team through a very competitive process, high performing individuals who are passionate about promoting the wealth and welfare of the cooperative’s members to fill the position below:

Job Title: Internal Control Manager

Job Ref: 004

Location: Abuja

Key Objective

  • Review existing accounting and financial controls and other legal compliance processes in place and make any necessary revisions or additions. In doing so, communicate urgent changes immediately with department managers and staff.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain accounting and financial controls for the COOP as well as legal/regulatory compliance mechanisms.
  • Conduct regular internal audits and reviews, and periodically simulate events to evaluate the level of compliance employees and departments as a whole.
  • Report risk management issues and internal controls deficiencies identified directly to the management committee and provide recommendations for improving the COOP’s operations.
  • Ensure compliance to financial and accounting procedures as well as regulatory requirements, without compromising operational efficiency
  • Review the responses to internal and external audit management letter queries to ensure that recommendations are implemented and ensure that all action items are resolved
  • Establish the COOP’s business continuity and disaster recovery program
  • Act as the liaison between management and external auditors in control related matters.
  • Build and develop an extensive relationship with regulators and professionals in the industry to keep close tabs on developing trends, and promote the interest of the organization.
  • Perform such other duties directly related to the main duties listed above.

Qualification and Skills

  • First degree in Finance, Accounting or a related discipline.
  • Membership of ICAN, CIA, ACCA. CPA or other professional bodies.
  • Minimum of 5 years of audit / internal control experience.
  • Computer literacy and knowledge of audit software applications.
  • Knowledge of Financial Regulations and treasury accounting.
  • High level of integrity, confidence, attention to detail and objectivity.
  • Experience in writing internal policies and procedures and process evaluation and documentation
  • Demonstrated knowledge of internal controls
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Application Closing Date

3rd March, 2021.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click here to apply online


  • Female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • If you meet the requirements, and are ready to grow in a vibrant and engaging work environment, please apply.
  • For additional information, please send and email to: [email protected]