Country Internal Controller

Overview The overall mission of the Internal Controller is to contribute to maintain high standards of internal control in the Group by:Providing support to Business Process Owners (BPO) to maintain efficient and secure processes,Maintaining high standards of internal control, while benefiting from all opportunities to improve efficiency of processes,Implementing a sound annual internal control assessment,His/her role is also to inform the Country Level Management of material internal control weakness, process inefficiencies and / or risk so that they are addressed, and cleared as fast as possible. For the performance of his/her duties, the Internal Controller will be required to travel the country and in the Group on a regular basis, sometimes on short notice, as agreed with his Head of Department and CFOResponsibilitiesReportPerform Group reporting for Internal ControlAlert country management and report regularly to local management and Group Internal control on risks, sensitive matters and action plan completion progressProcess, consolidate, report and advise on information gathered (self-assessments, feedback of indicators by managers, etc.)Discuss areas for improvement with business and functional departments, and submit proposals to their hierarchyEnsure proper follow up and coordination with each BPOs/COs prior to report submissionAccompanySensitize managers to best practices and the benefits of internal controlContribute to the harmonization of practices by promoting, spreading and strengthening a common culture on internal control, in particular in terms of integrity and attitude towards risksContribute to the change management by anticipating and supporting the transformations necessary to improve performance and control of activitiesHelp managers to set out the directives and guidelines of management in practical guides specifying the risk factors and the corresponding control activitiesProvide support to Managers and shared services in assessing their control environment Manage the internal control self-assessment program and provide assistance for its implementation by the operational and functional departments. Review and approve business procedures across the organization Ensure and follow up regulatory and professional monitoring if necessaryCoordinate the action plan with the other functions across our entities in order to avoid stacking effects which can be detrimental the clarity and credibility of the systemAccompany the annual certification process where requiredContribute to any project impacting processes and control and which may generate risksAnalyse cases of fraud and implement corrective actions Be the point of contact for and assist external and internal auditors for Internal Control/Internal AuditContribute to the monitoring and implementation of internal and external benchmarks on best practicesTraining & ComplianceProvide training on Internal Control, Compliance and best practices in the countryEnsure all BPOs/COs are well trained and fully on board on their control processes Train process users on internal control methodologyParticipate in training actions on Internal Control, Compliance and bestBe a member of the Compliance Committee and ensure the back-up role of the Compliance Coordinator for South Africa on matters related to the Compliance Program.DesignSet up and apply, based on the guidelines of the group, the internal control system and internal control planGuarantee the correct application of the Group Internal Control Standards (Process Control, Separation of tasks, etc.)Coordinate the deployment of Group policiesProvide and keep up to date internal control references and methodological guidesEvaluateSupport the ExCom in performing an evaluation of the country internal control environment and in the development of a country internal control cultureSet up tools and indicators for monitoring the effectiveness of the internal control systemPlan and carry out the necessary controlsEnsure the effectiveness of internal control system through the monitoring of the implementation of action plans for mitigation of the risks and performing test plans Participate in risk mapping, and more generally in the risk management systemConduct Compliance missionsAssist each BPO/CO in their tasks by conducting regular update meetingsHealth & Safety ManagementAbiding to group Policies and following Procedures scrupulouslyHaving thorough knowledge and understanding of the requirements of group standard, policies, rules and minimum safe behavioursReporting any dangerous situation, near misses or unsafe act/condition to managementParticipating in and contributing to the health & safety activities organized by the companyLeading or attending tool box talks organized by your department or on sitesPerforming set target of VPC per monthMaintaining all PPE issued to you by the companyKeeping management informed of all new work processes put in place in your department to enable a proper risk analysis.Education/QualificationsBSc in Financial ManagementAt least ACCA level 3 ExperienceAt least 5 years in a similar positionStrong knowledge in Accounting and Financial mechanisms and regulationsSound knowledge in International Accounting StandardsKnowledge & SkillsGood knowledge of Information Systems (especially ERP) and their impact on processesSound knowledge of audit techniques based on professional standardProject Management skillsKnowledge of company risksKnowledge of the companys trade and functionsLanguage RequirementsEnglish
Johannesburg, GT, ZA