Job opportunity : Senior Internal Control

Job purpose

Ensure the implementation of an effective control process in accordance with policies, instructions, strategies and other established documents within the affiliate.

Job context

This position will support the Zonal Internal Controller. The holder should have the proven ability to translate internal control requirements into practical business applications and solutions which compliment growth and strategic initiatives.

Key reponsabilities

Head office & Branch Control:
  • To ensure compliance with policies, procedures and statutory regulations.
  • Identify transaction errors, omissions, discrepancies, and irregularities and facilitate timely rectification and/or escalation to the appropriate authority for subsequent action.
  • Ensure that the foreign exchange risks in banking activities are adequately assessed.
  • Conduct independent foreign exchange reviews of the affiliate on regular basis in line with the FX regulations.
  • Ensure that controls are in place and provide an early warning system for failure of key control activities in Securities such as segregation of duties, approvals, verifications, reconciliations and portfolio reviews.
  • Work closely as a business partner to maintain a good level of control in Credit quality.
  • Ensure that the Board and Senior Management have accurate, reliable & timely information on credit risks.
  • Investigate unusual items, large valued open items and other major control breaches and escalate as per the escalation procedure.
  • Ensure that all GL accounts are in the monthly proofs and that all reconciliations have been carried out by the responsible officers.
  • Ensure branches compliance with cash on premises/cash in transit limits, operational policies, branch controls and guidelines for branches under internal controller’s supervision.
  • Alert Management on areas of major/persistent control infractions/breaches/areas requiring control improvements.
  • Revenue Assurance.
  • To ensure proper storage of transaction tickets, safeguard of bank’s assets and financial records and Application system integrity.
  • To ensure full or substantial automation of key operational controls.
  • Significantly contribute to building a strong control culture in the affiliate, ensuring that management and staff at all levels display strong ethical values in their respective activities.
  • Ensure the implementation and monitoring of the affiliate dashboard.
  • Ensure the affiliate is compliant with the key risk indicators defined by the bank.
  • Carry out any other activities assigned by supervisor.

Job profile

Experience & Qualifications
  • Minimum of 7 years work experience in a financial institutions and consulting firms
  • Experience in control or audit functions & operations & finance
  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree preferably in Finance, Accounting, Business, Economics, Banking, information system, etc

Skills, Capabilities & Personal attributes
  • Attention to Details
  • Performance Under Pressure
  • Problem Solving
  • Leadership
  • Independent Minded
  • Interpersonal relationship
  • Multi-Disciplinary disposition
  • Multi-tasking disposition
  • Satisfactory customer service disposition analytical and investigation skills
  • Banking Operations/Credit (Domestic and Foreign) Skills
  • Comprehensive Treasury skills
  • Fraud and Operational risk knowledge
  • FX Regulation interpretation and implementation
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Banking, Insurance, and financial services knowledge
  • Extensive Working Knowledge of Microsoft word, Excel and power point, Intranet Mailing facility and the core banking application of the bank
  • SQL (Structured Query Language) is a great advantage

Application process

Please submit your CV and motivation letter to with the subject « Senior Internal Control »

NB: Only applications matching with the desired profile will be contacted ready to work across the national territory.
Ecobank Cameroon is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of gender, religion, ethnicity, physical ability, etc… 

The position is based in Douala

Job level :Job grade : 4C  

Deadline : November 20th, 2023 at 5pm prompt 

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