Senior Specialist, SOX & Compliance at IHS Towers

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  • Job ID 42299
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Job Description

IHS Towers is the largest independent mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Founded in 2001, IHS provides services across the full tower value chain – colocation on owned towers, deployment and managed services.

Today IHS Towers has operations in Nigeria, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Zambia and Rwanda. Following the recent acquisitions of MTN and Etisalat’s tower portfolios in Nigeria, IHS owns over 23,300 towers in Africa.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Specialist, SOX & Compliance

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full time
Department: Finance

Job Description

  • As Senior Specialist, SOX & Compliance, you will Improve finance policy and process compliance by ensuring that policy and process documents are up to date, reflecting current realities and embedding awareness, ownership, and compliance within and outside the Finance department.
  • Additionally, you will act as the local SOX champion and key contact for the Group SOX team

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Coordinate local SOX requirements as the local SOX Champion, including RACM validation and sign offs, control design inputs, follow-up on evidence submission, training, and change management.
  • Test operating effectiveness of selected key SOX controls in a period prior to formal management or external audit testing.
  • Ensure control ownership is routinely updated for all key and non-key controls for the local market by ensuring that RACM documents are aligned with the organisational structure.
  • Maintain the database of deficiencies and open control issues, undertaking root cause analyses, following up and tracking management actions, escalation, collaborating with the Internal Audit and SOX Teams. Drive remediation efforts through the risk management application and engagement with issue owners.
  • Review policy documents on an annual basis to ensure that they reflect current realities and best practice guidelines.
  • Create and implement an annual training plan for all key stakeholders within, and outside of the Finance function covering all finance processes and policies.
  • Perform policy and process risk-based compliance reviews.
  • Develop a policy and process dashboard, monitor and report monthly against set KPIs.
  • Review appropriateness of user access to key Finance systems through assessment of appropriate segregation of duties, alignment between privileges and job role and employment status.
  • Translate work objectives into tactical work plans through liaising with management to ensure that objectives are met within agreed timelines.
  • Planning and conducting business understanding workshops and undertaking risk assessment for the evaluation of risk of misstatement of financial reports or non-compliance to policies. Undertake risk assessment to identify compliance key areas of focus through discovery investigations to identify opportunities to add value through compliance reviews and assurance activities.
  • Collection, review, and analysis of workings and other financial information prepared by accounting department for identification of exceptions. Analyzing and reviewing of other non-financial information reported to management for completeness and accuracy.
  • Work with / cooperate with group Fin Ops functions, Global process owners and SOX team on driving consistency with a global IHS outlook and compliance work.
  • Perform other tasks and duties as assigned by the Director, Finance Process Optimisation.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Management, or related field.
  • Professional auditing and/or accounting certification a must e.g., ACA, ACCA
  • Minimum of 6 years relevant experience in audit or accounting. Industry experience in internal audit is an asset.
  • Good appreciation of IFRS accounting, SOX, ITGC and COSO.
  • Internal/external audit training is a must.

Functional Competencies:

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Internal Audit
  • Risk Assessment
  • Financial Acumen
  • Use of MS Office Tools
  • Flowcharting
  • Business Communication
  • Workload Management

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Collaboration & Teamwork.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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