Team Lead, Head Office Audit at United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA)

Team Lead, Head Office Audit at United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA)
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United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) is one of Africa’s leading financial institutions, with operations in 19 African countries and 3 global financial centres: London, Paris and New York. From a single country organisation founded in 1949 in Nigeria UBA has grown to become a pan-African provider of financial services with over 11 million customers, through close to 1000 business offices and touch points globally.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Team Lead, Head Office Audit
Location: Lagos
Job Type: Permanent

Job Objective(s)

  • The core objective of the Head Office Audit is to systematically evaluate the framework for internal control, risk management, regulatory compliance, corporate governance, policies and procedures of the Group to ensure that the operations of the Group are carried out in a safe and effective manner. Head Office Audit shall provide management with assurances that controls, which govern the group’s and subsidiary activities and its computer systems and operations, are properly conceived, in line with global best practice and are being effectively administered.


  • 100% execution of approved annual audit plan including focused audit and spot checks
  • Ensure full compliance with regulatory requirement and avoid regulatory penalties.
  • Ensure adherence to policies, procedures and processes instituted by Board and Executive Management.
  • Identify and mitigate risks inherent in people, process, systems and technology and recommend corrective action plans.
  • Review and evaluate effectiveness of the control environment and report on any exceptions noted to the management.
  • To conduct focused audit/spot checks to test vulnerability of high risk areas
  • Engagement of audit client in a thorough walkthrough audit to have a clear knowledge and deep understanding of the process, products, system, development, structure and effect of changes on operations, reporting and compliance environment.
  • Conduct a systematic and discipline review of off-site documentation using the approved audit programme, checklist, audit planning memorandum and generally accepted best practices.
  • Review of audit exceptions for final response with audit clients
  • Notification of audit exceptions to audit clients and collation of responses to deviations and non-compliance observed.
  • Conduct planned spot checks to test areas of vulnerabilities or inadequacies in processes, policies, procedures, systems, records and accounts.
  • Conduct special investigation to establish root-cause of service failure at the instance of the board, management, customer’s complaints, fraudulent activities.
  • Ensure that all audit documentations received off-site and obtained on-site are safely and securely archived on a secured folder.
  • Ensure that all published audit reports, approved audit programmes, audit checklist, rating sheet and audit planning memorandum are safely and securely archived on a secured folder.
  • Work with the subsidiaries where necessary.


  • First Degree in Management, Social Sciences, Risk Management, Science
  • Masters’ Degree or professional qualification such as ACA or ACCA is an added advantage
  • 5-8 years in banking operations, financial control, auditing, and other related experience.

Candidate’s Profile:

  • Our ideal candidate must have knowledge of auditing in a financial service industry.
  • Must have good investigative skills, analytical skills, pay attention to details, have good communication skills (Written & Oral).

Knowledge & Skills Required:

  • Banking operations and credit (domestic and foreign).
  • Comprehensive treasury knowledge.
  • Comprehensive capital market operations.
  • Fraud and operational risk knowledge.
  • Banking, Insurance, and financial services knowledge.
  • Extensive working knowledge of Microsoft word, Excel and Power Point and the core banking application (Finacle) of the bank.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Auditing and accounting skills.
  • Analytical and investigation skills.
  • Policy and regulation interpretation/ implementation.
  • Finance and financial strategy skills.
  • Conceptual skills.
  • Leadership skills
  • Advisory skills
  • General corporate finance and financial strategy skills.
  • Policy and regulation interpretation/ implementation.
  • Conceptual skills.
  • Corporate performance management skills

What We Expect From You:

  • High degree of professional ethics, integrity and responsibility.
  • Highly organised, proactive, ability to work independently and take ownership of tasks assigned.
  • Team player with ability to work under pressure and ability to work with a wide variety of people and maintain excellent business relationship.
  • High sense of confidentiality and discreteness.

What You Should Expect From Us

  • Our corporate culture is defined by our core values. We do not just train our people to be the best in the job, we also offer encouragement, recognition, and rewards.
  • Whatever level you are at in your career, we offer plenty of opportunities and support to build a rewarding career at UBA.
  • Here in UBA, our employees are our greatest assets and so we built a recognition and reward system that boosts productivity and enhances staff retention, instituting a culture of meritocracy.

Application Closing Date
31st August, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


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