Audit Standards and Quality Assurance Officer at First Bank of Nigeria Limited

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, also known as FirstBank, is a Nigerian multinational bank and financial services company headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. The bank was founded in 1894 and is the oldest bank in Nigeria. It operates a network of over 750 branches and 1000 ATMs in Nigeria, as well as subsidiaries and representative offices in other countries including the United Kingdom, France, South Africa, China, and the United Arab Emirates.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Audit Standards and Quality Assurance Officer

Job Identification: 130
Location: Lagos
Job Type: Full-time

Job Objective(s)

  • To assist in the delivery of world class quality assurance and standards by ensuring the department processes, procedures, methodology, reports, manuals and policies are in line with international auditing standards and best industry standards (e.g. Institute of Internal Auditors).
  • Achieve zero level of non-compliance with audit exceptions/issues raised at various level of audit of the bank, through follow-up and ensuring timely regularisation.
  • Review and issuance of audit reports, investigation reports and audit workpapers.
  • Render accurate, complete and timely report  to Management, Board Audit Committee, Board Audit and Risk Assessment Committee and any other as deem fit by the Chief Audit Executive.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support in coordination of training/development of staff, including collation and administration of training courses and village meetings.
  • Assist in coordinating internal audit reports review approved by the CAE from unit heads and collate same through internal audit helpdesk for the review of Heads, Audit Standards.
  • Assist to obtain internal audit reports approved by the CAE from unit heads and render same through internal audit helpdesk to Business Risk & Compliance Committee (BRCC) for monthly meeting
  • Assist in collation of periodic summary reports by internal audit to MANCO, BAC and BARAC (including reports of the results of internal and external quality assessments) for the review of Head, ASQA.
  • Support in obtaining and collating information on current changes and emerging best practices of the internal auditing profession; undertake research into other emerging issues and opportunities – under the direction of internal audit management.
  • Analyze and follow up post audit Customer Feedback Survey and feedback from staff on all Audit engagements.
  • Oversees the Internal Audit Helpdesk to ensure that all issues directed to the Helpdesk are resolved timely.
  • Assist in the filing and archiving process of all engagements audit files that have been concluded.
  • Support in coordinating and developing Internal Audit Newsletter and other knowledge sharing sessions.
  • Administer/maintain the comprehensive follow-up database for recommendations and action plans resulting from internal audit engagements, external auditors and other internal evaluation and investigation functions.
  • Assist in consolidating the department’s budget preparation with inputs from various stakeholders and also monitor its implementation.
  • Providing response to the monthly Budget Monitoring Schedule for the department.
  • Follow up on exceptions raised by External Auditors and other Regulatory bodies in liaison with Head, ASQA
  • Administration and coordination of admin functions within Internal Audit.
  • Assist to follow-up on recommendations and action plans from MANCO, BRCC, BAC and other Management Committees (as applicable) and timely execution of all action plans.
  • Review/Follow-up of Outstanding CBN Examiners’ Reports and ensuring issues highlighted are resolved promptly in liaison with Head, ASQA.
  • Assist in administering the department’s scorecards and budget, by collating Scorecards requirements of individual units and prepare a consolidated report for BPM.
  • Assist in consolidating the monthly compliance certificate after receiving inputs from the unit heads.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum Education:  First Degree.
  • Minimum experience –  4 years in General banking and audit.

Application Closing Date
13th March, 2023 (04:50 PM).

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online



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