Posted 5 months ago
REQUIREMENTS: We are seeking an experienced and detail-oriented Internal Auditor to join our secondary school. With 7+ years of experience in top-level management positions within established organizations, you will be responsible for assessing and evaluating the school’s internal controls, financial processes, and compliance with regulatory requirements. Your expertise in auditing, risk assessment, and financial analysis will be instrumental in ensuring the school’s financial integrity, operational efficiency, and adherence to best practices. RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop and implement a comprehensive internal audit plan for the secondary school, covering financial, operational, and compliance areas. Conduct thorough and systematic reviews of the school’s financial statements, accounting records, and internal controls to identify potential risks, errors, or irregularities. Assess the effectiveness and efficiency of financial processes, including revenue and expenditure cycles, procurement, payroll, and cash handling. Evaluate compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and school policies, ensuring adherence to established guidelines and reporting any deviations. Conduct audits of academic and non-academic departments, assessing the effectiveness of their operations, including instructional processes, student assessments, and support services. Review contracts, agreements, and vendor relationships to ensure compliance with procurement policies and competitive bidding processes. Collaborate with external auditors during financial statement audits and provide necessary support and information. Prepare detailed audit reports, highlighting findings, recommendations, and action plans for management’s review and implementation. Monitor the implementation of audit recommendations, tracking progress and verifying the effectiveness of corrective actions. Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information and exercise discretion in handling audit findings and reports. REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field is required. Professional certifications such as ICAN Chartered is preferred. Minimum of 7 years of experience in top-level management positions, with a focus on internal auditing and financial analysis in established organizations. In-depth knowledge of auditing standards, principles, and practices, with a solid understanding of financial accounting and reporting. Familiarity with relevant laws, regulations, and guidelines governing educational institutions and internal control frameworks. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to assess complex financial data, identify issues, and propose effective solutions. Excellent attention to detail and accuracy in financial analysis, documentation, and reporting. Proficiency in using accounting software, ERP systems, and data analysis tools. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate audit findings and recommendations to stakeholders at all levels. Experience in the education sector or auditing within educational institutions is advantageous. Proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel, for financial analysis and reporting.

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N250, 000

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