Specialist, Internal Audit

IHS Towers

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Job Description
The Specialist, Internal Auditor is responsible for leading and performing assurance and consulting internal audit projects, as part of the annual risk-based internal audit plan. This responsibility includes developing internal audit scope, performing internal audit procedures, and preparing internal audit reports reflecting the results of the work performed. Work performed will include coverage of functional and operating units focusing on governance, risk management and control processes within IHS.

This responsibility includes performing follow-up activities and assisting internal audit management with periodic reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Group VP of Audit & Risk, Audit Committee and related governing authorities; and championing internal control and corporate governance concepts throughout IHS.

The incumbent must be able to manage challenges arising from prioritizing planned internal audits and other assigned projects.


  • Minimum of Bachelor degree (or related) in any social science, science or related discipline.
  • ACA, CIA, CISA or related professional qualifications
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in internal auditing, external auditing and/or compliance monitoring in a reputable organisation with at least 1-2 years in a supervisory role.
  • Prior Telecommunications or Telecoms Infrastructure exposure is an added advantage.
  • Understanding of internal control concepts and framework and experience in applying them to plan, perform, manage and report on the evaluation of various business processes.
  • Knowledge of fraud schemes and indicators of fraud.
  • Ability to work independently, with limited required direction and guidance, and provide appropriate direction to other internal audit team members.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, to effectively present to peers and management.
  • Exhibit leadership skills needed to sell ideas and obtain management buy-in for constructive change.
  • Membership of the Institute of Internal Auditors and understanding of the IIA internal auditing standards is desired.

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