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Internal Controller – Jumia (Full Time)

Jumia is the leading pan-Africa e-commerce platform. Founded in 2012, Jumia’s mission is to improve the quality of everyday life in Africa by leveraging technology to deliver innovative, convenient and affordable online services to consumers, while helping businesses grow as they use our platform to reach and serve consumers.

Our platforms consist of our
marketplace, which connects sellers with consumers, our logistics service,
which enables the shipment and delivery of packages from sellers to consumers,
and our payment service, which facilitates transactions among participants
active on our platform in selected markets. Through our online platforms,
consumers can access a wide range of physical and digital goods and services,
fashion, electronics, beauty products and also hotel and flight bookings or
restaurant delivery.

With over 3,000 employees in
14 countries spanning across 6 African regions, Jumia is led by top talented leaders offering a great mix of local and international talents and is backed by very high-profile shareholders. Jumia is committed to creating a sustainable  impact for Africa. Jumia offers unique opportunities in a vibrant and booming  environment, creating new jobs, new skills, and empowering a new generation.

We are looking for talented people with a passion for Africa to join our team and embark on our exciting  journey!

Main Responsibilities:

  • Reviewing and evaluating the Internal Control
    and Compliance systems based on Group policies.
  • Report all compliance issues and breaches of
    the group Internal Controls and Compliance policies
  • Evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk
    management, Internal Control and Compliance framework, and governance processes
  • Actively participate in the development of the risk and control structure within the areas of (Revenue, Procurement, Cash, banks, HR, Legal, Compliance, Vendor Management, Security…) based on the defined Group Risk and Control assessment program
  • Assist business process owners in their
    business process reviews and risk-assessment
  • Provide guidelines (control objectives, risks to be covered, good practices…) to ensure that Internal Control and compliance is integrated in the activities, with efficient and effective control designs
  • Participate in projects as appropriate, for
    instance: process review, review of policies
  • Track and contribute to the remediation of
    issues within the areas ensuring remediation is completed
  • Identify, track and report operational risk
    incidents for the areas assigned.
  • Ensure activities within the company do not
    conflict with corresponding regulations and develop measures to prevent or
    detect these instances
  • Collect and analyze established metrics
    related to the control environment for the areas assigned and identify areas of
  • Designs the annual testing schedule for the
    Internal Control and Compliance matrix in accordance with Group Internal control
    and compliance methodology
  • Conducting compliance, financial and
    operational audits
  • Have a consulting/advisory role
  • Conducting ad-hoc audits requested by Group
    Internal Control Manager, Senior Management or support in other finance related

Required Skills &

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Audit,
    Finance, Economics or Business Administration.
  • 4+ years’ work experience in Internal Control and Compliance/audit showing regular progression and culminating in a senior role in Internal Control and Compliance or audit.
  • Strong experience / background in
    Finance, Supply Chain processes and ERP systems
  • Knowledge of COSO and SOX is an added value. Public accounting firm experience is preferred. Professional certifications (i.e., CPA, CA, CIA…) are a plus.
  • Ability to conduct walkthrough
    meetings with stakeholders and provide value-add process improvement
    recommendations. Self-directed work style with the ability to multi-task and
    prioritize in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment
  • Experienced Microsoft Office user
    (Excel, Word, Power point)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Integrity: accepting and adhering to
    high moral, ethical, and personal values in decisions, communications, actions
    and when dealing with others.
  • Adaptable/Flexible: being open to
    change in response to new information, different or unexpected circumstances,
    and/or to work in ambiguous situations
  • Leadership experience: proven track
    record in building, developing and leading teams to success. Ability to develop
    good work relationship with all other department of the companies
  • Excellent verbal and written
    communication skills and the ability to communicate complex business issues in
    a clear/concise manner


  • A unique experience in an
    entrepreneurial, yet structured environment;
  • The opportunity to become part of a
    highly professional and dynamic team working around the world;
  • An unparalleled personal and professional
    growth given the challenges that we propose you to take

To apply for this job please visit africainternetgroup.peoplehr.net.

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