Head, Internal Control and Risk Management Recruitment at a Foremost Commodity Exchange in Africa – PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) Nigeria


PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) – In the biggest economy in Africa, our client, a leading commodity exchange, excels at facilitating trade and supporting economic diversification. Through its trading platform, it creates a singular relationship between participants in the commodities market, bringing together farmers, commodity brokers, and buyers.

In keeping with its goals for transformative growth, the company is looking for capable and motivated people to fill the following positions:

Job Title: Head, Internal Control and Risk Management

Reference Number: 130-PEO01241
Location: Abuja
Job type: Permanent
Department: People & Change Nigeria

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Develop risk maps and formulate strategic action plans to help minimise, manage, and mitigate primary risks and then monitor the progress of these efforts.
  • Ensure that business operations are run with full compliance to the Exchange’s internal control standards.
  • Create and disseminate risk analysis reports and progress reports to different stakeholders, including employees, board members, and C-suite executives.
  • Formulate and implement risk assurance strategies that are related to the transmission, storage, and use of information and data systems.
  • Conduct risk assurance and due diligence on behalf of the Exchange in the events of acquisitions and other business deals.
  • Provide assurance services as to whether the organisation’s risk management, control and governance processes are in line with industry and regulatory practices and standards
  • Serve as a principal advisor on all matters involving operational risk management and effectively monitors the business processes and operations
  • Review workflows, process steps and existing policies and procedures to identify areas of risks and provide recommendations for mitigation
  • Develop and update action plans, risk dashboard, review changes to processes and provide support to management regarding risk and compliance metrics
  • Assess, control and make recommendations to enhance the company’s Risk Management activities
  • Identify and report significant risk exposures and control issues including fraud risks, governance issues, and other matters that pose a threat to business operations
  • Ensure that risk management priorities are reflected in the Exchange’s strategic plans.
  • Promote risk awareness, a positive culture of confident and informed risk-taking through training, communication and promotion of the agreed risk framework
  • Manage compliance with regulatory requirements on a federal, state, and local level.
  • Lead the development of disaster recovery and business continuity plans.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or Economics or related field.
  • MBA or Master’s is an advantage
  • Relevant professional certification e.g.ACCA, CFA, ICAN.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years relevant work experience in a similar role of which at least five (5) years must have been in a management role.
  • Well abreast of regulations relating to compliance, general accounting, and management controls
  • Sound knowledge of IFRS standards and reporting guidelines
  • Strong ethical standard, objectivity, qualitative risk-based thinking and problem-solving skills.

Application Closing Date
31st December, 2022.

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





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