Internal Audit Associate at PWC

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We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Position: Internal Audit Associate
Reference Number: 125-NIG00170
Job Location: Lagos
Department: Assurance
Job Type: Permanent

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Lead small engagement teams with responsibility for on field team activities, coaching, supervision etc.
  • Coach less experienced team members on engagements and helps them settle into their roles in the firm.
  • Apply your understanding client’s issues to identify business opportunities for PwC and be actively involved in business development activities on respective clients and within the BU.
  • Execute Quality Assurance (QA) reviews to ensure compliance with organizational policies, IIA standards and other regulatory/other requirements.
  • Support the implementation and configuration of audit management systems

Required Experience & Qualification

  • B.Sc. Degree in any course with minimum 2.1 GPA.
  • ACA, ACCA, CIA (On going).
  • Knowledge of Internal audit management tools and solutions
  • Minimum of 2-3 years working experience.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Open-minded and open to feedback. Giving timely feedback to members of the team (including upward feedback).
  • Positive approach to work effectively delegating (where possible/ relevant) work and encourages less experienced staff to ask questions and offer ideas.
  • Demonstrates poise, professionalism and maturity.
  • Proactive and demonstrate eagerness to learn.
  • Applies professional skepticism. Critically assesses client assumptions/explanations.
  • Can effectively plan and design an audit approach that complies with IIA standard and PwC Audit for normal risk sections.
  • Able to prepare documentation that meets re-performance standard, is concise well thought out and easy for the reviewer to read with minimal review points and/or changes from review.
  • Ability to learn about and work with other cultures.
  • Understands client’s culture and politics and is able to act quickly to understand the working environment


  • Takes ownership of assigned work; all tasks completed with limited follow up points and within stipulated timelines.
  • Appropriately prioritizes work and confirms understanding of priorities with field senior (prioritize based on review schedule (more complex/difficult first) and dependency of other sections).
  • Identifies gaps in client’s controls using the control library/control process mates.
  • Tracks actuals to budget for their assigned sections / tasks and provides a timely update of progress, including overruns, to the senior.
  • Ability to perform internal and external research on clients and their circumstances once assigned to an engagement.
  • Demonstrates understanding of less complex issues with clear, concise documentation ( e.g. properly evaluates/documents and other relevant client information and data, file completion steps).
  • Questions unusual trends in financial and business analysis and basic inconsistencies in information.
  • Understands the purpose of assigned auditing procedures and completes them fully.
  • Seeks clarification where required. Consults required audit guides or other appropriate reference material, balancing the need to ask clarifying questions with simple research.
  • Identifies straightforward issues and develops a point of view using appropriate research before asking for advice.
  • Works efficiently within agreed upon budgets.
  • Raises potential issues to the field senior on a timely basis.
  • Organizes work in a logical and understandable way.
  • Identifies the regulatory bodies and pronouncements that are applicable to client’s business and industry (e.g. CAMA, FRCN Act, BOFIA, SEC etc.).
  • Demonstrates awareness of basic risk management procedures on engagements.
  • Reads and applies the various technical alerts that are released by the firm and the PwC IA methodology.
  • Shares knowledge and insight widely.
  • Demonstrate awareness of PwC service offerings.
  • Experience in using audit management applications and tools.