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Internal Auditor needed at Sapele Power Plc (SPP)

Sapele Power Plc (SPP) is a leading Nigerian integrated energy company specializing in power generation. SPP operates Nigeria’s second largest power plant by installed capacity of 1020MW; capable of meeting the energy needs of around 750,000 homes at full capacity.

SPP generates a considerable amount of Nigeria’s electricity - powering numerous homes and businesses nationwide. We have a strong focus on sustainable generation and are continually seeking to expand our generation network, as well as make efficiencies, and minimise environmental impacts.

Job Objectives
  • To ensure compliance with Sapele Power Plc’s Policies, Procedures, and regulations. This objective will enhance reliability of financial reporting and information
  • To ensure Sapele Power Plc’s operational activities are in line with best industry standards. This will promote effectiveness and efficiency of operations
  • To ensure SPP’s operational activities are in compliance with all regulatory requirements.
Key Responsibilities
  • Establish internal audit scope and develop annual risk-based audit plans/programs
  • Execute risk-based audit programs providing detailed and objective review of conformance with Sapele Power Plc operational and financial activities along with policies and procedures
  • Execute and monitor the audit cycle including risk management and control management over operations’ effectiveness, financial reliability and compliance with all applicable regulations
  • Conduct walkthroughs and testing of medium to low risk process to analyze operating effectiveness and design of main financial controls
  • Carry out audit report follow-up testing to identify if corrective action plans of management’s were executed on time and communicate results to senior executive management.
  • Vet all financial transactions and ensure they meet Sapele Power Plc standard reporting systems
  • Ensuring Stock Take exercise is observed on last day of every month.
  • Monitor the CAPEX and OPEX expenses while ensuring adequate compliance to financial prudence.
  • Maintain open communication with management and audit committee
  • Document process and prepare audit findings memorandum
  • Coordinate the entire Internal Audit team, ensuring that the values required of the team are delivered
Build capacity within the Internal Audit team of the Organization by:
  • Continuously reviewing the capacity required to support the team unit in delivering its functions effectively
  • Provide development opportunities for direct reports that challenge and expand their capability
  • Provide leadership that inspire others to succeed, and proactively share experience, knowledge plus ideas
  • Ensuring that performance objectives are clearly defined for all job roles within the team and that all staff members are evaluated against agreed performance objectives at pre-defined periods set by the HR function
  • Coaching and counseling of team members as necessary.
Key Performance Indicators
  • Up to date details of all transactions and processes reviewed
  • Accurate value of available stocks in the entire business or group
  • Accurate postings of accounts per account types, Cost Centers and business location.
  • Timely delivery of monthly audit memorandum
  • Compliance to SPP’s operating standards.
Functional Competencies/Requirements
  • Highly developed and demonstrated skills in analysis, conceptualization and problem solving
  • Strong business analysis skills and the ability to document and analyze business processes and their controls
  • Strong Financial and Management Accounting skills
  • Strong Computer literacy skills
  • In-depth understanding of Accounting software
  • In-depth understanding of Accounting systems.
General Management Competencies/Requirements:
  • Strong Leadership skills
  • Strong Oral and Written Communication skills
  • Good Presentation Skills
  • Strong Negotiation Skills
  • Relationship Management
  • Strong Problem solving skills
  • Ability to plan, schedule and coordinate effectively.
Educational Qualifications/Experience:
  • Minimum of university Degree or HND Accounting, Internal Audit (and or other recognized Professional Accounting Qualification ACCA or ACA)
  • Minimum of 5 years post professional qualification experience.
  • Knowledge of Power Sector Regulatory Requirements and Pronouncement would be an added advantage.
Desired Personal Attributes:
  • Integrity
  • Proactive self-starter
  • Assertive and tenacious
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision
  • Ability to work with all levels of management, build partnerships and teams
  • Highly organized and able to adapt quickly to changing priorities
  • Ability to cope with and work under pressure.
How to Apply: Applicants should forward their Cover letter with Applications to

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