Internal Control & Compliance Manager Job in Kenya - Jumia

Internal Control & Compliance Manager (ICCM)

Africa Internet Group (“AIG”) is a clear ongoing success story and is already the leading Internet Group in Africa. Founded in 2012, it is led by top talented leaders offering a great mix of local and international talents and is backed by Millicom, MTN, Rocket Internet, AXA insurance & Goldman Sachs.

We are headquartered in one of the most vibrant continents in the world: Africa. Indeed we are active in more than 20 African countries in all of which we have already acquired leading positions.

Africa is one of the fastest growing economies in the globe, offering excellent opportunities in a booming environment. Its economic growth has enabled innovative businesses to flourish and this is where we step in. 

We want to create a well-balanced team of talented, truly dynamic and highly motivated individuals with a passion for emerging markets and Africa.

We are currently looking for outstanding candidates interested in entrepreneurship and web businesses. 

Role Summary / Purpose
The Local ICCM will be responsible for the execution of the Risk and Control Assessment program in his/her operations as peer to the group methodology and guidelines. 

The Local ICCM is a local rely to foster an efficient Internal Control and Compliance culture in his/her Operations. 

The Local ICCM is responsible for conducting process walkthroughs, identifying process risks and the respective controls or gaps within each business process. 

The local ICCM is responsible to promote a strong culture of compliance in the business. The Local ICCM is expected to work with the process owners to design and implement the optimal control structure based on the existing risks.

Main Responsibilities
The Local Internal Control and Compliance Manager reports to the Group Internal Control and Compliance Manager and she / he will:
  • Reviewing and evaluating the Internal Control and Compliance systems based on Group policies, defines improvement measures and ensures their implementation.
  • Report all compliance issues and breaches of the group Internal Controls and Compliance policies.
  • Evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, Internal Control and Compliance framework, and governance processes.
  • Actively participate in the development of the risk and control structure within the areas (Revenue, Procurement, Cash, banks, HR, Legal, Compliance, Vendor Management, Security…) based on the defined Group Risk and Control Assessment Program.
  • Assist business process owners in their business process reviews and risk-assessment:
  • Provide guidelines (control objectives, risks to be covered, good practices…) to ensure that Internal Control and Compliance is integrated in the activities, with efficient and effective control designs.
  • Have a consulting/advisory role
  • Participate in projects as appropriate, for instance:  process review, review of policies…
  • Track and contribute to the remediation of issues within the areas ensuring remediation is completed.
  • Identify, track and report operational risk incidents for the areas assigned.
  • Ensure activities within the company do not conflict with corresponding regulations and develop measures to prevent or detect these instances.
  • Collect and analyze established metrics related to the control environment for the areas assigned and identify areas of concern.
  • Designs the annual testing schedule for the Internal Control and Compliance matrix in accordance with Group Internal Control and Compliance methodology.
  • Conducting compliance, financial and operational audits.
  • Conducting ad-hoc audits requested by Group Internal Control Manager, Senior Management or support in other finance related projects.
Qualifications / Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Audit, Finance, Economics or Business Administration.
  • Professional certifications (i.e., CPA, CA, CMA, CIA…) are a plus.
  • 5+ years’ work experience in Internal Control and Compliance/audit showing regular progression and culminating in a senior role in Internal Control and Compliance or audit.
  • Proven organizational skills and experience in international matrix organizations.
  • Proficiency in English
  • Ideally Experience in Retail / e-commerce
  • Experienced Microsoft Office user (Excel, Word, Power point)
  • Ability to conduct walkthrough meetings with stakeholders and provide value-add process improvement recommendations.
  • Self-directed work style with the ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment.
  • Ability to proactively resolve or escalate issues across functions and follow up as necessary.
  • Strong experience / background in Finance, Supply Chain processes and ERP systems
  • Knowledge of COSO and SOX is an added value. Public accounting firm experience is preferred.
Desired Characteristics
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Clear thinking/problem solving: successfully led projects/process; able to quickly grasp new ideas.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate complex business issues in a clear/concise manner.
  • Integrity: accepting and adhering to high moral, ethical, and personal values in decisions, communications, actions and when dealing with others.
  • Adaptable/Flexible: being open to change in response to new information, different or unexpected circumstances, and/or to work in ambiguous situations
  • Leadership experience: proven track record in building, developing and leading teams to success.
  • Ability to develop good work relationship with all other department of the companies
How to apply
If You wish to join some of the fastest growing companies in the world, please send your résume specifying the position on the e-mail subject, 

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