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Internal Auditor

Lagos, Nigeria
October 11, 2016

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Toluwalope O. Abijo

**, ****** ******, *******, ****, Lagos State, Nigeria.

Phone: +234-817-***-****



To work as an Internal Auditor in a noble organization, where I can utilize my learned auditing skills in performing internal auditing on all the functions taking place in the organization, helping to project into the factual substance of the significant risks affecting various segments of the organization, while also providing mitigating and compensation recommendations for the identified risks, such that the achievement of overall organizational Strategic goals and objectives is guaranteed.


5 years of internal auditing experience with in-depth knowledge of the review of Business Processes and operations, review of Internal controls, administration of Control Self-Assessment exercise and Fraud Investigations.

Strong capability in the assessment and evaluation of Operational risks, compliance risks, credit risks, regulatory risks and market risks.

Skilled in carrying out “value for money” audit reviews.

Strong attention towards details, content accuracy, authenticity of financial documents and penchant for precision in work.

Highly efficient in researching, data compilation, data interpretation, data formatting, drafting audit reports, and giving appropriate recommendations.

Capability of leading and guiding teams efficiently and monitoring their work.

Remarkable project management and problem-solving skills.

Strong leadership, organizational, and motivational skills.

Expert in working with Microsoft Soft Office Suite. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

Internal Auditor

Union Bank of Nigeria, Plc

May, 2014 - Present

Preparation of annual audit assurance plan, for the audit of various Strategic Business Units and departments of the bank, taking into consideration the risk based approach;

Comprehensive risk-based assessments of the processes, procedures and operations of Strategic Business Units and departments to ascertain the level of adherence to Policies, Guidelines, Internal Controls, Code of Conduct and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to ascertain that controls are operating effectively.

Continuously keeping abreast of the significant business and economic changes, risks and circumstances peculiar to various Strategic Business Units and departments of the bank and the entire bank as a whole;

Management of the audit team and providing adequate guide to the members, in properly executing the audit assignment and reporting, such that agreed timelines are met;

Prioritize time and budget management during the audit engagement, while ensuring that standard audit review is carried out, to ascertain the reliability of controls;

Create an enabling environment for the audit exercise to thrive, while maintaining effective and cordial relationships with Process owners, Strategic Business Units, junior and senior staff and other relevant stakeholders;

Contribute to the implementation of audit recommendations, so as to fast-track process and operations improvements in various units and developments of the bank;

Giving necessary assistance to the bank’s units and departments, in improving risk management practices and the systemic internal controls structure of the bank;

Review of the bank’s practices and records of compliance, to ascertain the level of compliance with statutory requirements and industrial regulations guiding the operations of the bank, as stipulated by the various regulators in the financial service industry;

Investigation of fraudulent activities and violation of established policies in various departments of the bank and issuing appropriate Executive reports to Management;

Administration of Control Self-Assessment questionnaires for process owners and various units and departments of the bank at regular interval of time, with the aim of assisting them in identifying obstacles to overcome, as well as strengths to be leveraged, so as to improve each department’s efficiency and effectiveness; Internal Audit Consultant

DELOITTE, Nigeria.

September, 2011 – April, 2014

Carried out the Planning, coordination and execution of internal audit projects for various clients.

Identify and review of the specific objectives of the various business/functional units of the client’s organization to ascertain if they are tailored towards realizing the overall objective of the organization.

Review, Analysis, Evaluation and Documentation of clients’ existing business processes through interviews, observation and inquiry, to ascertain completeness, adequacy and effectiveness.

Facilitating the identification and evaluation of risks that could negatively affect the realization of the organizational objectives.

Identify the control objectives and conducts the risk-based assessment and review of the implementation of client’s internal control systems.

Perform the test of “Design and Implementation” as well as “Operating Effectiveness” of various controls relating to specific business functions of the clients, to gain assurance as to whether controls should be relied upon or not.

Affirming that controls mitigate identified risks and recommending practical solutions and recommendations for any identified control lapse.

Preparation and submission of quality oral and written executive summary reports that gives strong attention to details.

Building of respectable relationships with internal audit team members and the business client, while delivering excellent client service. TRAININGS ATTENDED

Deloitte Audit Methodology Training (Deloitte, Nigeria)

Deloitte Leadership Training (Deloitte, Nigeria)

Effective Presentation Skills Training (Deloitte, Nigeria)

Legal Skills for Secured Credit Transactions (Union Bank of Nigeria Plc)

Credit Analysis Training (Union Bank of Nigeria Plc.)

Improving the Control Environment (Union Bank of Nigeria Plc) ACHIEVEMENTS

Re-designed the audit planning process by developing and implementing “guiding principles” which led to better risk coverage.

Evaluated key strategic projects and present potential cost-savings or operations streamlining tactics to Senior Management

Provided ongoing coaching and training to junior staff and guest auditors to ensure efficient execution of audit programs

Developed and implemented internal controls training for all key employees, leading to a 22% reduction in identified internal control deficiencies

Assisted in reducing audit engagement timeframes by 50%. ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

Master of Business Administration (MBA) 2014

University of Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria.

B.Tech. Electronic and Electrical Engineering 2006 Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Oyo State, Nigeria.

(Second Class Upper honours)


Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

Certification in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA)








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