IT Internal Auditor at the African Reinsurance Corporation (Africa Re)

    Lagos State
    Posted 7 months ago

    Location: Head Office, Lagos, Nigeria
    Grade Level: Professional Category level


    • Information Technology Internal Auditor (IT Internal Auditor) will be responsible for assessing and making appropriate recommendations to improve the organization’s IT Governance processes.
    • He/she will work with the Audit Team in managing the Internal Audit Department’s IT Projects, and setting up a quality control system for the Corporation.

    Duties / Job Details
    Under the supervision of the Director, the incumbent will carry out the following functions:

    • Review general and application control on the information systems of the Corporation
    • Perform reviews of IT management policies and procedures such as change management, business continuity planning/ disaster recovery, information security, system development standards, maintenance to ensure that controls surrounding these processes are adequate
    • Maintain and develop computerized audit applications and software
    • Prepare IT audit assignments, complete the fieldwork, issue the report, and assure proper audit documentation is in place
    • Prepare and present written and oral reports in a pertinent, concise, and accurate manner for various audiences (Board, Management, Auditees, etc.)
    • Consult with and advise Information and Communication Technology and other staff on various operational issues related to computerized information systems and on general business operations
    • Follow up on audit findings to ensure that corrective actions have been taken.
    • Coordinate and interact with external auditors and other external parties as may be required
    • Assist and train other audit staff in the use of computerized audit techniques, and in developing methods for review and analysis of computerized information systems in the Corporation
    • Conduct operational, compliance, financial, and investigative audits, as assigned
    • Monitor the status of audit recommendations, appraise the adequacy of follow-up action plans
    • Identify training needs, develop training programs and materials, and conduct workshops in accordance with the internal audit standards
    • Develop, build & implement tools to analyze data to improve audit efficiency and effectiveness. Ultimately be a source for analytics that the team adopts to provide assurance on processes
    • S/He will also assist the Audit Team in managing the Internal Audit Department’s IT Projects, and setting up a quality control system
    • Perform other job-related duties as determined by the Director of Internal Audit.

    Academic Qualifications
    Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

    • Minimum of a Bachelor’s / Master’s Degree in Computer Science or Finance / Accounting with a passion for IT.
    • Relevant professional qualifications in information system certifications include Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA); being also a CIA or CPA will be desirable.
    • Understanding of multiple technology domains including software development, Windows, database management, networking.
    • Understanding of information security standards, best practices for securing computer systems, and some applicable laws and regulations.
    • A minimum of seven (7) years of relevant (re)insurance experience with an IT background and IT audit experience (internal audit and/or external auditing firm)
    • Progressive achievement in one or more of the traditional IT disciplines (applications, operations, infrastructure, and management).

    Competencies and Additional Requirements

    • Proactive; hands-on; results-driven; ability to blend exceptional attention to detail with an ability to retain strategic direction.
    • Expert knowledge of internal auditing, internal controls, risk management.
    • Comprehensive understanding of internal control environments within the IT function.
    • Experience with multiple technology domains including aspects of Windows, database administration, software development, and networking.
    • Has knowledge of specialized IT audit applications, such as ACL, TeamMate.
    • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
    • Adequate knowledge of Insurance/Reinsurance.


    • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively.
    • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical audiences.
    • Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audiences (technical and non-technical audiences).
    • Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
    • Ability to produce high-quality work products.
    • Fluent in one of the two working languages of the Corporation (French or English). Good knowledge of both languages will be an added advantage.


    • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input and is willing to learn from others.
    • Has the ability to defend and explain difficult issues and positions.
    • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment.
    • Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.

    Additional Requirements
    Applicants must also be:

    • Fluent in English and working knowledge of French will be an added advantage
    • Nationals of Members state of Africa Re.

    Salary & Benefits
    The successful candidate shall have the following benefits:

    • Competitive Basic Salary on the Corporation’s PS Grade Level
    • Duty post Differential (DPD) that may increase of depending on the economic situation
    • Variable pay (Annual Performance Bonus)
    • Joint contribution to the Provident Fund (7% of the basic salary paid by staff and 14% by the employer)
    • Education subsidy for each child up to 26 years (maximum 4 children)
    • Medical cover for staff and recognized dependents;
    • Housing Allowance.

    Method of Application

    Note: Africa-Re is an equal opportunity employer and offers good working environment commensurate with international organizations.

    Interested and qualified? Go to Africa RE on to apply

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