Risk Compliance and Internal Controls Officer

at NFT Consult LTD
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted June 13, 2024
Category Management
Job Type Full-time
Currency UGX


Job Title:       Risk Compliance and Internal Controls Officer

Department: Finance

Reports to:    Chief Finance Officer

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establishes Risk management policies and Guidelines for analysis/assessment/rating, for all institutional risks, and ensures the same is implemented.
  • Identification, analysis, measurement, prioritization and development of mitigation/control measures to manage all key risks in the institution.
  • Retains accountability for managing risks, key business processes and identifies areas of potential loss and initiates action to minimize risk exposure
  • Spearheaded the implementation of standard operating procedures (SOP) for all key business processes and ensured proper documentation by process owners.
  • Ensure all the assessed risks are adequately mitigated by introducing internal controls to reduce the risks to an acceptable level (within the organization's risk appetite).
  • Ensure that the internal control matrix is properly documented to demonstrate how the risk shall be mitigated and is properly approved as per DOA. The documentation shall cover who shall be performing the control, at what frequency, whether the control shall be manual or automated and which risk the control is meant to address.
  • Ensure that the internal control matrix is updated from time to time and changes are approved as per the DOA
  • Implement and manage effective internal compliance reviews on a regular basis i.e monthly, quarterly and annual programs to identify possible weaknesses or new risks.
  • Advise management on the company’s compliance with internal policies and procedures through detailed reports.
  • Create and manage effective remediation action plans in response to audit discoveries and compliance violations.
  • Ensure all employees are educated or aware of the latest respective internal compliance requirements.

Education, Skills, and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance, Accounting, Business, related field or equivalent experience required
  • Having professional qualifications (ACCA, CPA, CIMA or equivalent) is an added advantage.
  • 3+yrs work experience in the field of Accounting and/or Auditing.
  • Strong working knowledge of financial systems and the ability to extract/apply information for business advantage
  • Experience with Excel / MS Office/PowerPoint Presentation.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to a wide range of stakeholders, both internal and external.
  • Ability to multi-task and consistently meet deadlines.
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