Head Audit Missions

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Société Générale Ghana PLC, a market leader in the financial services industries one of the leading banks with 40-networked outlets across the country. As a subsidiary of Société Générale Group which is present in 14 African countries, the Bank offers Universal Banking and insurance services to its clients. The Bank's mission is to be the preferred banking institution and its values are Team Spirit, Responsibility, Commitment and Innovation.

We are currently seeking a Head of Audit Missions to join our Internal Audit Department to lead and write report on audit assignment, present conclusions and recommendations to Head(s) of audited department(s) and Management and follow up recommendations,

Eligible Applicants:

1.   Must have a good bachelor’s degree from a reputable university

2.   A good Professional accounting qualification [CA (Ghana) or ACCA] and membership of a relevant professional body.

3.  A minimum of 3 years post qualification experience as team leader within an internal or external audit environment.


  • Superior Data Analytics: ability to analyze large volumes of data and be able to draw business conclusions from it.
  • Excellent report writing skills: ability to provide clear, objective, precise and concise audit report including executive summary, findings and recommendations.
  • Strong presentation skills: ability to provide in the required language, clear and complete meeting minutes or debriefings presentations.
  • Good understanding of risks: credit, market. compliance and operational risks. 
  • Proven track record in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.


The Head of Mission brings his experience as part of an assignment or heads it. In this case, he supervises the team of auditors staffed for the assignment.

As the Head of an Assignment, Head of Mission he:

  • Carries-out the preparation phase.
  • Identifies and assesses risks (credit, market, liquidity, global interest rate, intermediation, settlement, operational, insurance, image) by focusing on identifying major causes.
  • Elaborates the diagnosis (selective analysis of risk areas, definition of the methods and the work program, time budget) and submits for discussion and formal validation.
  • Allocates missions within his team and organizes himself to respect timeframes.
  • Checking the good application of procedures, instructions and legal and regulatory arrangements regarding:
  • security of processes and IT systems.
  • counterparty risk management and quality of credit commitments.
  • efficiency of the permanent control mechanism.
  • quality of accounting and financial information.

-        Regularly reassesses, considering observations and identified risks, the control opportunity.

-       Is responsible for the reliability and the quality of works and deliverables.

-       Follows up the progression of his colleagues’ work.

-       Organizes mentorship and training of less experienced auditors.

-       Is the main point of contact of the heads of the audited department and ensures, all through the assignment, a good communication with auditees (progression of the assignment, observations and difficulties met);

-       Is in charge of writing the assignment report.

-       Coordinates the preparation and presentation of conclusions and recommendations (by ensuring that deliverables are clear) to the heads of the audited department;

-       Makes end-of-assignment reports, for auditors who participated in the assignment;

-       Is responsible for following up recommendations issued by the assignment;

-       Controls the filing of work files and ensures their correct formalization;

-       Participates in the works of the assignment when the nature or the organization of some assignments requires it;

-       Globally assesses the audited entity and the awareness to risks of the management (and notably identifies topic previously identified by auditees)

-       Trains and / or assist auditors on data analysis tools and Lean Six Sigma approach

-       Has strict respect for the code of conduct.

More globally, the Head of Mission can contribute to some transversal works at region, zone or IGAD level and to enriching and updating the audit methodology.


  • The Head of Mission has many internal contacts with operational staff (managers and teams) of the audited scope and their management.
  • The Head of Mission periodically works with other IGAD teams (Inspection, Specialized teams)


  • Excellent team spirit
  • Analysis and synthesis mind
  • Perspective, critical mind and curiosity
  • Rigor, reliability and tenacity
  • Organized individual 
  • High sense of integrity


  • Unauthorized to engage any expenditure on behalf of the Bank without the written agreement of the Managing Director
  • Unauthorized to enter into an undertaking on behalf of the Bank
  • Unauthorized to make a verbal or written statement on behalf of the Bank

If you or someone you know is a great fit, apply via this link


Deadline: March 15, 2024.

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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