Cadbury Nigeria Plc Vacancy: Head, Internal Audit

Posted on Thu 13th Oct, 2011 - --- (0 comments)

Cadbury Nigeria Plc, is a subsidiary of Kraft Foods Inc., the second largest food business in the world, is a leading player in the FMCG sector of the Nigerian economy, with existence spanning decades in the Nigerian market. We make today delicious by our array of iconic brands renowned nationwide for quality.

Having restructured our operations and returned to a path of profitable growth, the company is embarking on a transformational agenda involving the expansion of its brand portfolios and categories. The plan also covers substantial investments in the upgrade and modernization of our manufacturing operations to meet world class standards that will deliver our business aspirations.

As part of these initiatives, Cadbury Nigeria desires to recruit dynamic, passionate and result oriented professionals to fill the following positions:

Position:  Head, Internal Audit

Job Reference: HIA
Department: Finance

Job Details:   
Reporting to the Finance and Strategy Director, the successful candidate will have oversight responsibility for the audit unit, ensuring compliance with all internal control processes and procedures. The role will drive compliance with all titles of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act 2006 as it affects the operations of Cadbury across West Africa.

Specific responsibilities will include to:
  • Maintain and execute approved audit schedule which provides adequate audit coverage of all local operations in line with best practice
  • Coordinate audit activities with external auditors and group auditors
  • Ensure proper documentation and testing related to corporate governance issues, including Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404
  • Propose value-added management actions emanating from various audits and investigations
  • Recommend changes in policies and procedures to increase operational efficiencies and improve on safeguards over the assets of the business
  • Serve as liaison and arbiter on key issues between operational management and internal audit findings
  • Participate in all audit closing meetings and ensure that management agrees with the findings and the management action points.
  • Serve as business consultant and partner, while maintaining audit independence. Edit and finalize all audit reports and audit communications
  • Provide leadership, strategic direction and guidelines in the development of internal control framework and ensure that the framework addresses all risk areas and location
Qualifications, Experience and Attributes
  • Good first degree in accounting, finance or any related discipline from a reputable institution. Higher degree(s) , such as MBA, will be an advantage
  • Possession of professional qualification, such as ACA or ACCA, is essential
  • Minimum of ten (10) years’ relevant experience with at least 5 years in managerial capacity in a similar role, preferably in the FMCG or 'big 4' audit firms
  • Ability to analyse, evaluate and review information pertaining to audits and audit reports
  • Strong strategic orientation, demonstrable leadership, interpersonal and financial management skills
Application Deadline
25th October, 2011

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online