18th March 2024






Applications are invited from suitably qualified Sierra Leoneans to fill the following vacancy in Statistics Sierra Leone


Position:  Director Internal Audit and Compliance Division

Location: STATS-SL Headquarters


Responsible to:  Stats SL Council


1.0 Job Purpose and Basic Responsibilities:

The Director of Internal Audit and Compliance will be a member of the executive management team (EMT) of Statistics Sierra Leone, reporting directly to the Council. He/she will foster institutional culture that promotes accountability, transparency, honesty, integrity and protection of the reputation of Statistics Sierra Leone.


He/she will be Head IAC charged with the following responsibilities:



  1. Compliance to Policies, Procedures and Statutory Regulations
  2. Ensure complete knowledge, understanding and compliance to policies, procedures and statutory regulations.
  3. Overseeing audit and tax functions.
  • Ability to analyze complex financial data.
  1. Ability to ensure internal controls are put in place.
  2. Ensure policies and systems are in place and are in accordance with the needs of Statistics Sierra Leone.
  3. Carry out reviews and evaluations to continuously identify areas for improvement in relation to policies, procedures and systems.
  • Collaborate and network with the Regional Offices to ensure effective communication and dissemination of information pertinent to the Assurance Function.
  1. Enterprise Risk Management
  2. Participate in developing, implementing and monitoring an Enterprise Risk Management framework for Statistics Sierra Leone.
  3. Facilitate ERM trainings.
  • Review critical control systems and risk management processes.
  1. Perform an effectiveness review of management’s risk assessment and internal controls.
  2. Provide advice in the design and improvement of control systems and Risk Mitigation strategies.
  3. Implement a risk-based approach to planning and executing the Assurance review processes.
  • Evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of Risk Treatment strategies.
  • Conduct special or investigative reviews as and when required including following issues of the Whistle Blower policy.


  1. Office Reviews and Audits
  2. Support statutory audits of Stats SL by external auditors.
  3. Participate in the selection of External Audit firms to perform the audits.
  • Support the preparation and submission of all documentations to external auditors.
  1. Monitor and manage corrective actions to resolve audit findings.
  2. Provide statutory reports.
  3. Coordinate Internal Reviews of Statistics Sierra Leone by external Firm
    • Assist EMT in Responding to audit findings –
    • Reporting Status of Corrective actions implementation to Stats SL Council
  • Conduct internal reviews to identify control weaknesses for improvement of systems and procedures.
  • Review Statistics Sierra Leone financial and operational reports and systems in readiness for external auditors,
  1. Support external auditors during the conduct of external audits,
  2. Follow up external audit reviews to ensure auditor’s recommendations are fully implemented.


  1. Risk Assessment and Fraud Detection
  2. Organize trainings to ensure compliance and improve financial management and internal controls.
  3. Conduct risk assessment and develop strategies that would help to mitigate risks in the organization.
  • Participate in Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) activities.
  1. Participate in developing fraud detection, investigation and prevention policies.


  1. Process Reviews and Standards Compliance, Accountability and Budgetary Compliance
  2. Help ensure value for money for service delivered to Statistics Sierra Leone.
  3. Evaluate the business process, assess the effectiveness of the associated internal controls, and identify areas for improvement.
  • Review financial and operational records/transactions to ensure operations at all levels are in compliance with Stats SL policies and procedures; national laws, statutes and regulations.
  1. Review the reliability and integrity of the financial and operational information, and systems and processes used to identify measures, classify and report such information.


  • Qualification and experience

Must have completed ACCA with a minimum of at least ten (10) years post qualification experience at senior management Level position from an Audit or related organization OR must Possess an advanced degree in Accounting & Finance, Financial Services/ a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) or any other Social Sciences or related field from a recognized university with at least ten (10) years’ work experience

  • Other competencies:
  • Proficiency in accounting software.
  • Financial management experience.
  • Strong aptitude for math.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Broad knowledge of accounting principles



Application letter together with supporting documents can be forwarded to or physically dropped at the office premise at 1B King Street (Kona Lodge)

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