Internal Control Manager

  • Full Time
  • Lagos

Hartleys Supermarket & Stores

Hartleys Supermarket & Stores is a place of choice for a wide variety of fresh meats and produce and other quality groceries.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Position Title: Internal Control Manager

Location: Victoria Island, Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time
Job Level: Mid-Senior
Business Units: Retail


  • Prepare Internal Control plan and provide oversight and direction in the execution, and reporting of internal Control engagements and projects within established timelines and budgets
  • Conduct periodic financial, compliance, operational and special audits and carry out investigations into reported irregularities, as required.
  • Review analyses of non-conformities, discuss audit findings across the organization and suggest recommendations.
  • Report to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors regarding internal control matters, results of audit reviews, the progression of audit plan and any other matters of discussion.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends and changing regulatory guidelines to enable the development and implementation of appropriate control measures and monitoring mechanism as well as their continuous update / revision.
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings with key stakeholders.
  • Developing and executing internal control activities, consult with management on strategic plans and other business matters, and anticipate emerging risks.
  • Documenting and testing business process and IT controls that support key operations.
  • Evaluating control deficiencies, and monitoring remediation actions, timelines, and progress.
  • Proactively inform senior management of significant risks or exposures related to internal controls, compliance, and/or governance requiring prompt attention.
  • Facilitate continuous identification and periodic assessment of business risks in the operating environment and update the risk registers.
  • Monitor and report on key risk indicators (KRIs) and implementation of risk mitigation strategies.
  • Ensure appropriate level of communication is maintained on Internal Control matters to support the framework and ensure appropriate ownership and accountabilities from management and managers.
  • Conduct follow-up reviews of financial, operational, or regulatory compliance deficiencies noted during audits.
  • Prepares monthly exception reports and presents to the Group Managing Directors.
  • Apply a rigorous and efficient risk-based audit approach which delivers robust assurance on the effectiveness of risk management and control measures.
  • Build and manage great relationships with business partners, providing insights and challenges that enable them to proactively manage performance.
  • Deliver insights that are highly valued, identify root causes, share best practices and lead to business improvement.
  • Perform scheduled and unscheduled (spot checks) audit visits to Frutta Factory, Warehouse, Key Distributors, Hartleys Supermarkets floor, warehouse and its environments.
  • Maintain the whistle-blowing channels of the Company and provide periodic reports to the Board.
  • Conduct investigations on reported cases of fraud and misconduct and prepare investigation reports.
  • Flexibility to carry out any other task as requested by Management and Board of the Group.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Adequacy of the internal audit and control plan.
  • Level of execution/achievement against the IARC plan.
  • Accuracy, timeliness, and completeness of reports.
  • Number and significance of issues/ inconsistencies and process improvement opportunities identified in business processes.
  • Frequency of incidences of control failure.
  • Adequacy and timeliness of follow-up on regulatory and statutory filings.
  • Magnitude of calculated losses due to fraud and other control failures.
  • Number or frequency of queries.
  • Number of unresolved cases to identified issues.
  • Number of control improvements implemented annually in line with best practice recommendation.
  • Decline in code of conduct violations reported via the whistle-blowing channels.
  • Number of whistle-blowing cases closed out.
  • Turnaround time for cases under investigation.
  • Other KPIs as may be defined in line with changing business environment.


  • First Degree in Accounting.
  • Master’s Degree will be an advantage.
  • Professional accounting certification, e.g. ACA, ACCA, CPA, CIMA, CISA, CIA or other relevant higher business degree as an added advantage.

Experiences (What experience brings success to this role):

  • Minimum of eight (8) years internal audit and control experience across Retail Sector, with at least three (3) years at managing the strategic direction of a business risk unit.

Knowledge (What does the person need to know):

  • Knowledge of internal audit methodologies, corporate governance procedures and accounting standards.
  • Demonstrated understanding of operational dynamics.
  • ISO/quality knowledge and Working knowledge of: Microsoft office suite, ICT and tech-based audit techniques; Data collection and analysis tools and techniques; Accounting frameworks, tools and techniques; Governance risk and control tools and techniques; Risk analysis and control assessment techniques.
  • Policy and regulatory knowledge interpretation and application.
  • General operations.

Technical / Behavioural Skills:

  • Multi-disciplinary disposition
  • Business acumen and Project management.
  • Excellent report writing, presentation and communication skills.
  • Good knowledge and hands on practical experience and use of accounting packages and systems.
  • Forensic skills and fraud awareness.
  • Good decision making and problem-solving skills.
  • Good leadership and people management skills.
  • Personable
  • Leadership
  • Integrity
  • Confidentiality
  • Objectivity
  • Attention to details
  • Performance under pressure
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Multi-tasking disposition
  • Independent minded
  • Persuasion and Collaboration.

N400,000 – N500,000 monthly.

Application Deadline
12th December, 2022.

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