Apply Now: Head, Business Processes & Finance Audit at Interswitch Group

Interswitch is an Africa-focused integrated digital payments and commerce company that facilitates the electronic circulation of money as well as the exchange of value between individuals and organisations on a timely and consistent basis. We started operations in 2002 as a transaction switching and electronic payments processing, and have progressively evolved into an integrated payment services company, building and managing payment infrastructure as well as delivering innovative payment products and transactional services throughout the African continent. At Interswitch, we offer unique career opportunities for individuals capable of playing key roles and adding value in an innovative and fun environment.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Head, Business Processes & Finance Audit

Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Job Type: Full-time
Department: GMD’s Office

Job Description

  • Reporting to the Head, Internal Audit, the Internal Audit Manager heading Business Processes and Finance Audits will manage individual assigned internal audit engagements, focusing on finance, operations, business units and support function processes across the company.
  • The individual will be work with and lead internal audit staff or co-sourcing staff assigned to particular internal audit assignments through planning, execution, reporting, audit close-out, and follow-up phases in line with the global practices and the internal audit manual.
  • The role requires requisite internal audit competencies, delivering individual audit projects using the International Standard for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and other global standards. The role will have significant exposure to senior management within the organization.

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  • Manage assigned individual internal audit assignments, including managing other internal staff auditors or co-sourced staff from a third-party organization on the assignment
  • Undertake comprehensive engagement-level planning and process-level risk assessments related to each audit assignment
  • Conduct internal audits as per the annual audit plan and as the need arises across multiple disciplines in the organization
  • Develop schedules, priorities, work procedures, and audit programs for achieving audit objectives and goals
  • Ensure the ongoing adherence to the audit methodologies and standards in day to day execution of audits
  • Assign and coach and supervise the daily activity and work of other auditors for quality assurance and manage their performance
  • Ensure review and working paper documentation supports efficient, accurate, reliable and effective reporting and conclusions
  • Liaise with other departments within second line of defense to leverage work already done regarding individual assessments
  • Ensure that findings and recommendations are clearly presented to process owner and agreed upon by management and that a subsequent draft audit report is issued promptly
  • Recommend improvements in the Internal Control System in conjunction with process owner and ensure that all agreed-upon recommendations are subsequently followed up for remediation
  • Stay abreast of best practices both internally and externally and provide conduit for introducing those practices to the company
  • Provide expertise in audit methodologies, auditing standards, control over financial reporting, and application of data analytics techniques in audit engagements
  • Develop and maintain productive client and staff relationships
  • Use of CAAT tool to deliver efficient audit projects
  • Perform complex, non-standard, ad hoc requests, including investigations
  • Perform other internal audit development projects and manage challenges arising from prioritization of planned internal audits and other assigned projects


  • Bachelor’s Degree / Master’s in a relevant field in Accounting, Business, Economics, IT
  • Professional qualifications (Audit qualifications – CIA, CISA); Accounting qualification – ACA, ACCA or other equivalents
  • 10 – 12 years’ experience including in internal Audit; External Audit; IT Audit; Risk Management (including 3 to 5 years in a Managerial position)
  • Hands-on experience in control review, business processes, financial controls / ICFR, and compliance reviews
  • Application of best practice audit standards and latest audit techniques, and tools
  • Prior experience working in Fintech or payment services firm; Big 4 professional service firm; banking or other financial services firm, technology firms etc
  • will be an advantage
  • Experience in data analytics and continuous auditing

Application Closing Date
10th January, 2022.

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