Head of Internal Audit: M-Pesa at Vodacom | March 2024

March 17, 2024
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Job Description

At Vodacom, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it’s our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this. 

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference. 

 Role Purpose and Key Accountabilities

M-Pesa Tanzania is seeking an Internal Auditor who will be responsible for the timely execution of risk-based internal audits in accordance with the audit plan, as well as assisting with other audit matters and projects. 

Key accountabilities:
•    Lead and execute M-Pesa audits, including scoping, planning, delivery and reporting of relevant and forward looking M-Pesa audits across the M-Pesa Companies.
•    Build and maintain positive working relationships within the Group/Local senior leaders/directors, within the global Internal Audit organisation as well as partner markets.
•    Lead, and indirectly manage, a virtual community of auditors across our global business to ensure knowledge sharing, development of specialised skills and career paths and drive innovation.
•    Accountable for the identification and reporting on all significant control weaknesses.
•    Knowledge and experience – Identify and promote good business practice across the Group world-wide.
•    Be the subject matter expert within the Financial Services business line.
•    Help define our audit plan and deliver M-Pesa related audits following a risk based methodology

Core competencies, Knowledge and Experience:
•    Bachelor or Masters in business administration or finance or law or related qualifications.
•    Minimum of 8-10 years of experience in audit (external and internal) and familiar with Internal Audit and external audit standards.
•    Minimum of 4 years Senior management experience in a similar role.
•    Expertise in Technology audits and working with the central banks and other relevant institutions etc.
•    Excellent English communication, report writing, presentation, negotiation and conflict management skills to interact effectively with senior management.
•    Passionate about leading teams and driving personal development of our people.
•    Well-versed in assessing business risks and controls, ability to articulate the risks, and recommend business-focused solutions.
•    Experience in data analytics (scoping, delivering and/or consuming) e.g. in tools such as PowerBI or QlikSense.
Preferred qualifications/experience:
•    Relevant B Degree – Essential
•    CIA, ACA/CIMA/ACCA/MBA/Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA) – Essential
•    Experience in auditing in a telecommunications industry – Advantage. 
•    Working knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley internal control requirements.
Key performance indicators:
•    Preparation and delivery of end to end Audits in line with Internal Audit Methodology and in this area of specialisation.
•    Develop and maintain high quality knowledge base and share best practices.
•    Achive Quality Assurance Review (QAR) target.
•    Maintain Management Action tracking target.   

Not a perfect fit?

Worried that you don’t meet all the desired criteria exactly? At Vodafone we are passionate about Inclusion for All and creating a workplace where everyone can thrive, whatever their personal or professional background. If you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align exactly with every part of the job description, we encourage you to apply as you may be the right candidate for this role or another role, and our recruitment team can help you see how your skills fit in.

What’s in it for you

Together we can

Commitment from Vodacom

Vodacom is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a flexible, motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognized, developed and rewarded. We believe that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business and we are committed to creating an inclusive work environment which respects, values, celebrates and makes the most of people’s individual differences – we are not only multinational but multicultural too. At Vodacom you will have access to our excellent flexible benefits programme that you would expect from any global company.