Head of Audit, Tanzania-16016319 at Citi Bank Tanzania


Function background/context:

Internal Audit is a global organization of over 1800 professionals covering Citi's global businesses and service to clients and customers in over 180 countries. Citi's Internal Audit division provides independent assessments of the company's governance, risk management and internal control environment for key stakeholders including the Board of Directors, senior management and Citi’s numerous regulators globally. Internal Audit is a change agent within Citi aimed to enhance the control culture of Citigroup worldwide and thereby support senior management decision making around the globe.
Citi’s business in the Tanzania forms part of its sub-Saharan Africa business, which has a presence in 12 countries.
The Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS) business provides integrated cash management and trade finance services to multinational corporations, top tie local clients, financial institutions and public sector organizations across the globe. TTS leverages the industry's largest proprietary network, spanning over 100 countries to process $2.5 trillion of payments daily.

Job Purpose:

This role participates in the timely delivery of high quality, value added assurance and audit reports for a portfolio of business activities, which meet the requirements of the Boards of Citigroup and Citibank, their affiliates and of Citi’s respective regulators, globally.
The Head of Audit for the Tanzania will have responsibility for Internal Audit in Tanzania working in close co-ordination with the Citi Internal Audit (IA) teams in accordance with the matrix responsibility and execution model and leverage the product and functional expertise of the Global IA team. Additionally, the individual will ensure that IA works constructively with internal stakeholders, including senior management across product and functional areas, to continually enhance the control environment. Further, the individual will assist in constructive engagement with relevant external stakeholders, including regulators and external audit.

Key Responsibilities:

As a seasoned professional applies solid understanding of internal audit standards, policies, and local regulations to provide timely audit assurance.
Contributes to the development of audit processes improvements.
Applies solid understanding of how internal audit collectively integrates with line management and control functions to accomplish the objectives of the function and overall business.
Contributes to the development of the Internal Audit plan for the Gabon, in co-ordination with the product and functional specialists of the global internal audit team, and in accordance with internal audit standards and local regulations.
Delivers against the Internal Audit plan for Tanzania.
Performs moderately complex audits related to Treasury and Trade Solutions, Investment Banking, technology management, project/program management, or supplier management in accordance with Internal Audit methodologies and professional standards, including drafting of audit reports, presenting issues to the business and discussing practical solutions.
Completes assigned audits within budgeted timeframes, and budgeted costs.
Provides coaching to team members in all phases of the audit process.
Monitors the risk environment and assesses the emerging risks through the Business Monitoring process.
Recommends appropriate and pragmatic solutions to risk and control issues.
Applies knowledge of key regulations to influence audit scope.
Develops effective line management relationships to ensure strong understanding of the business.
Pro-actively develops automated routines to help focus audit testing.


Person Specification
Qualifications and Competencies
BS/BA degree or equivalent combination of education/experience.
7-10 years of Experience in Banking Industry and audits
Intermediate level experience in a related role with experience in business, functional and people management, with proven abilities in taking responsibility for issuing to stakeholders high quality deliverables according to strict timetables.
Specific subject matter expertise regarding technology application control disciplines and a solid business understanding of Trade and Cash Management products.
Effective negotiation skills, a proactive and 'no surprises' approach in communicating issues and strength in sustaining independent views. This individual must be an articulate and effective communicator, both orally and in writing, with an energetic, charismatic and approachable style.
Strong interpersonal skills for interfacing with all levels of internal and external audit and management.


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