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Principal Internal Auditor

Food and Drugs Authority (FDA)

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) is looking for a highly qualified and motivated person for the role of a Principal Internal Auditor.

Job Purpose

• To provide technical and operational support for the effective and efficient performance of the internal audit functions fo the Food and Drugs Authority

Duties and Responsibilities

• Supervise the collation of data for the formulation of policies
• Coordinate the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes and guidelines for the department
• Supervise the development of the authoritys audit universe and risk register
• Evaluate the effectiveness of internal control systems
• Prepare periodic and annual audit plans
• Collate data for the evaluation of the effectiveness of governance and risk management systems
• Lead in the conduct of periodic, special and annual audits
• Oversee the preparation of budget and work plan of the department
• Oversee the preparation of annual and other periodic reports of the unit
• Supervise and appraise the performance of subordinate staff
• Any other duties to be assigned

Educational Requirements & Qualifications

• Must have a Bachelors Degree in Auditing/Finance/Accounting or relevant area
• Must have a Masters Degree in a relevant area
• Must be a chartered member of a recognised and relevant professional body. (e.g ICA-GH / ACCA / CPA / CIMA)
• A minimum of 6 years post qualification relevant work experience, two of which must be in senior management position


• Good knowledge in financial management laws, regulations and fiscal policies
• Good leadership, networking and management skills
• Good communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
• Negotiating, lobbying and conflict management skills
• Ability to inspire and motivate staff
• Knowledge in relevant ICT applications
• Good strategic management skills
• Monitoring and evaluation skills
• Knowledge in administrative procedures
• Report writing skills

Location: Accra

Contact address

How to apply

Apply by email

Job Information

    • Full Time
    • Bachelors Degree
    • 5 - 10 Years
    • Accountancy
    • Greater Accra
    • Accra
    • fda@fdaghana.gov.gh
    • 10-Oct-2019
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