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Recruitment - Lafarge Cement HND / BA / BSc Job

2024-04-29 04:25   Accounting / Financial Services   Gombe   28 views
Job Details

About the Job
The primary responsibility of the Internal Control Senior (Region) Lead is to: - Carry out an independent appraisal of the effectiveness of the policies, procedures and standards by which the country’s financial, physical and information resources are managed in respect of Industrial and Logistics Functions.
What you'll be doing
Industrial & General

Supporting the Internal control and Audit management in the planning and preparation of the assignment.
Ensure key internal controls are defined, implemented, documented, assessed and monitored in front of material risks;
Contributes to the design and recommendation of new policies and procedures to strengthen existing controls
Performing audit and verification procedures, and maintaining internal control and audit Working Papers and document repository.
Preparing and contributing to the group and audit committee report on policies, programs and activities of the business for presentation.
Monitor management’s responses and implementation of internal control requirements.
Supporting Internal audit management during the reporting phase (eg. report writing, stakeholder debrief)
Supporting internal control and audit management during the action plan follow-up phase (e.g. conducting desk or on-site verifications) for closure.
Report on the value for money that the company obtains in all its activities with special regards to economy, efficiency and effectiveness.
Perform reviews on task requested by plant management, audit committee, etc via the internal control manager independently and objectively in accordance to the internal control function.
Provide opinion on the internal controls within the geographical area of operation.
Perform special investigation of cases in a professional manner when called upon.
Perform routine control testing of all business processes in the geographical area of responsibility for effectiveness


Review the design, implementation and testing of all scheduling and dispatch processes and controls including inbound transfers specific to Logistics related processes within the Plant;
Evaluate the activities of the Logistics Safety Function in the plant in relation to the established laid down policies, procedures and operating effectiveness of relevant controls
Monitor the review of Logistics Operations and Transport Management within the plant for control adequacy and implementation.
Review the Depot activities, stock position and other handling related costs within the area of coverage

Job Scope

Plant Related Activities covering - (Maintenance and Inventory management, Quarry operations, clinker production, cement grinding and Packing operations),
ReadyMix Plants within the region
Mortar Operations (specific to the region)


Plant Logistics Operations
All Depot locations within area of coverage
Logistics Safety Functions in the plant of coverage

Who you'll be working with

List of direct reports:


Key interfaces, stakeholders and relationships:

The incumbent interacts regularly with all cadres of staff and external parties to the Organisation including:

Plant Manager
Plant Controllers
Regional Logistics Managers
Country Internal Control Lead
May also interact on need basis with the external public including suppliers and other external stakeholders.

Key Performance Indicators

Internal Control Maturity Matrix Positioning
Control Design Assessments
Policy Landscape architecture
Internal Control Plan Execution
Rate Segregation of Duties conflicts resolution
GIA & External Auditors’ assessment of internal control systems

What we are looking for

Relevant Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university

Membership of ICAN, ACCA, CPA or other professional bodies such as in law, engineering, human resources, assurance services, etc
Membership of Internal Control Institute or The Institute of Internal Auditor
ISACA’s CRISC certification
Understanding of the cement industry or a similar business and regulatory environment (is a plus)

Specific Work experience:

Minimum of 5 years of relevant job experience, preferably with some experience in an internal audit function of multinational or Big ‘4’
Fair knowledge of process review & documentation: including planning, techniques, test and sampling methods involved in conducting audits
Knowledge of computerised accounting and auditing record keeping systems
An ability to gather, analyse and evaluate facts and to prepare and present concise oral and written reports
An ability to maintain current knowledge of developments related to business matters of interest to internal control and audit, including Control standards and legislation changes and developments as they affect the business, and new auditing techniques and practices
An ability to establish and retain effective working relationships with other staff and to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing
An ability to work with minimal supervision.

Technical / Functional Skills:

Fair understanding of Internal Control Framework such as COSO, Turnbull, Sarbanes-Oxley, etc. (certification preferable)
Good Presentation skills
Good written and oral communication skills
Strong computer Skills especially Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and email applications
Ability to prioritise with excellent time management skills
Attention to detail
Experience in use of SAP is an advantage

Behavioural Competence:

Good interpersonal skills
Strong team player
Tactful and tolerant
Ability to work well under pressure and adhere to set deadlines
Resilient and Self-motivated

Leadership and Managerial Abilities:

Excellent management skills and ability to organize and plan effectively to meet both short- and long-range goals and objectives.
Ability to manage multiple project plans successfully and simultaneously.
Ability to motivate individuals and teams
Able to coach and direct a diverse team

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Company Description
Lafarge Africa Plc is a leading Sub-Saharan Africa building solutions Company and member of the LafargeHolcim group.
The vision of Lafarge Africa Plc is to be the most trusted and preferred partner of African construction professionals and home builders by delivering cement, concrete, aggregates ... read moreand other building solutions that are best in quality, environmentally sustainable and nationwide available at affordable cost.
Making urbanization a success is one of the challenges of this century and at LafargeHolcim, our ambition is to contribute to Building Better Cities. As a world leader in building materials, LafargeHolcim supports the metamorphosis of cities with innovative solutions that provide cities with more housing, making them more compact, more durable, more beautiful and better connected.
For many years, Lafarge Africa Plc has been committed to a deliberate strategy of sustainable development that combines industrial know-how with performance, value creation, respect for employees and local cultures, environmental protection and the conservation of natural resources and energy.
We put certain values at the forefront of the way we do business viz: health and safety, environmental protection, corporate governance (Ethics) and social responsibility (in the areas of education, health, youth empowerment, and shelter). We develop a highly competent workforce to operate our plants and businesses, through intensive training and exchange programmes.
The company is committed to progress and attentive to the ever- changing needs of local communities. This is demonstrated by contributing to the improvement of their quality of lives in a sustainable manner through setting up local development programmes in key areas that have direct impacts on socio-economic well being of the people and their environment.
More importantly, Lafarge Africa Plc endeavors to create more value for our customers, providing them with innovative and high quality products and solutions. Our well-known brands - Ashaka Portland Limestone Cement, Elephant Cement, Powermax Cement, Supaset Cement, UniCem Cement as well as Readymix Concrete and Aggregates - all stand for quality, consistency and long term strength which help deliver solutions that contribute to more housing for people, more compact buildings, better connected communities, more beautiful structures and more durable construction.
For our concrete operations, we leverage on the Group's 50 years of experience in innovative concrete solutions and this puts us in the position to provide quality solutions that are designed to meet the specific needs of today's builders. Today, Lafarge Readymix operations have a production capacity of 3.5 cubic million metric tonnes in Nigeria.
Building solutions
Lafarge works with all actors in the building industry of Nigeria, from do-it-yourself builders to large construction companies, architects and local artisans. Whether supplying high-quality cement to a craftsman or helping leading architects explore and deliver creative possibilities, Lafarge Africa Plc is committed to providing solutions that fit the needs of all its clients.
Lafarge Africa Plc's clients benefit from the technical expertise and product innovation that are the hallmark of LafargeHolcim, an international leader in building materials with a global presence in 90 countries and decades of experience. In Nigeria, LafargeHolcim offers a range of innovative and high-performance products.