• Full Time
  • Accra
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Company Profile

Advans is a leading microfinance group established in 2005. Advans mission is to respond to the need for financial services of small businesses and other populations who have ill-adapted, limited or no access to formal financial services. The Advans Group currently spans nine countries: Cambodia, Cameroon, Ghana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Pakistan, Nigeria, Tunisia and Myanmar. As at end October 2019, the group served more than 1,000,000 clients and employed more than 7,300 staff. Headquartered in Luxembourg with support services in Paris, the group’s shareholders are EIB, KfW, FMO, CDC Group plc, FISEA (AFD Group) and IFC.

Advans Ghana, subsidiary of the international microfinance group Advans, started its activities in 2008. The institution offers a full range of adapted financial products and services to micro, small and medium sized enterprises in Ghana. The institution serves more than 64,000 clients through a network of 20 points of sale and over 650 employees.

Job Description

Are you looking for a new challenge in a dynamic and multicultural environment? Do you have a proven experience in this field? Do you want to contribute to a committed group, seeking to have a positive and sustainable impact? Advans Ghana, a leading MFI, has the position you are looking for.
The position is a permanent role and is based in our Head Office- Accra.
What will your role be?
Reporting to the Head of Internal Audit, the Auditor will help Advans Ghana accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes. Also provide independent appraisal of all the activities and processes of Advans to evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of underlying risk management and internal control systems.
  • Gets involved in every audit mission and is responsible for:
               i. Preparation stage: leads the risk identification, selection of audit works to be realized, and definition of the audit                            strategy.
               ii. Field Works: Directly carries out some audit work during the field works stage of the mission, on more                                            complex/technical issues.
               iii. Finalization stage: reviews the works of the auditors, prepares the synthesis of the mission, lead the closing                              meeting, and drafts the audit mission report which will be reviewed by the Head of Department and group Audit.
  • Prepares/stores the audit folder for each audit mission carried out making sure all the documents (audit evidence) collected during the mission are properly conserved.
  • Issues relevant and adequate audit recommendations, analysis, and conclusions to contribute to the quality of operational processing and the reinforcement of Advans internal control and risk management system in all Advans activities/entities.
  • Participates to the audit recommendation follow up at less on a quarterly basis.
  • Participates to the drafting of audit procedures (audit programs and working papers in particular), under the supervision of the Head of Department and group audit.
  • Gets informed on a permanent basis of the news procedures in force in the different departments of the Institution; participates to the modification of the audit procedures accordingly.
  • Directly carries out some audit works during the field works stage of the mission, in particular for complex / technical issues and/or when he/she is directly in charge of the mission (head of mission).
  • Reviews the quality of the results and conclusions of the audit works performed by the audit team and makes sure audit procedures defined were properly implemented.
  • Analyses the results of the audit assignment and concludes on the effectiveness and efficiency of internal control and risk management system applicable to the scope of the mission.
  • Proposes relevant audit recommendations to correct deficiencies identified and/or improve the existing risk management and control system.
  • Prepares timely audit mission reports and obtains management responses before submission to the direct supervisor of the auditee, general management, and the Audit Committee.
  • Makes sure the audit folder of each audit mission is comprehensive and properly documented and stored in accordance with our audit standards.
  • On the missions s/he oversees, organizes, plans and allocates the audit works in an adapted way, per the time-budget and skills of each junior/confirmed auditors.
  • In consultation with the Head, recommend appropriate training, guidance and coaching to the internal audit team in the conduct of their duties, during audit missions, in order to help them develop their skills and know-how.
  • Provides informal feedback on the overall performance of internal auditors on audit assignments to the Head of Audit.
  • Proposes to review the adequacy of staffing/resources of the internal audit department (in term of number and appropriateness of current auditors’ position).

Required Skills or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or ACCA/ICA Level II
  • 3 years of professional experience in auditing or in a financial institution, working in Audit, Risk management or Internal control.
  • Previous professional experience in a microfinance institution is a plus

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